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by Fatcat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Laminitis
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: Laminitis

Soft Ride boots!! They're a life saver for laminitis, and can really help prevent rotation. Get the turquoise/purple gel inserts for laminitis. Act fast, if you delay it's too late. http://www.softrideboots.com I just went through a 9 month low grade laminitis with my driving pony and she has fully ...
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

I have already reduced his sugar in his diet-- my other cob has cushings and I would rather just use low nsc feeds to avoid complications later in life. I will check out ALCAR. I have not had Joey tested for PSSM. I do blanket him more than normal because he does seem quite affected by cold. The ty...
by Fatcat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Quarter Sheets - Your Favorites

Since I couldn't find an affordable Thermatex quarter sheet, I settled for the Vail wool riding blanket by Horze. I love it so far! And it works w/my monoflap.

https://www.horze.com/quarter-sheets-an ... ?color=PDB
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: "cool backed" horse and magnesium
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: "cool backed" horse and magnesium

COld back -- that was the symptom my PSSM type 2 horse gave me before he was diagnosed.
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1286

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Wow, Lizzardwoman hasn’t changed at all. My dog gets acupuncture and it makes an observable difference. I’ll be sure to tell my vet (who does the acupuncture) that it’s voodoo and try to explain to the dog that it’s not really working and he really doesn’t feel better. Oh, this is lizard woman? Now...
by Fatcat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Need recommendation canister vacuum cleaner PET

I have the Miele Cat & Dog model with the extra turbo brush for pet hair. It's the BEST!

https://www.mieleusa.com/brand/catdog-30393.htm
by Fatcat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 607

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Moutaineer wrote:What I'd like is one of those Thermatex blankets, They look just right for cooling out in our temperatures. Hmmm... Black Friday?

Me too, can't find any in the states though.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1286

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

Tsavo wrote:I have never had an issue with Financial Darwin Awards


What an incredibly rude comment. Are trolls allowed on this forum?
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls
Replies: 73
Views: 607

Re: Drying and cooling out wet fluff balls

Trace clip! And a polarfleece cooler. Trace clipping my very hairy driving pony makes all the difference. She can work hard and be hardly sweaty when we're done. Before clipping, she'd never dry, despite coolers, etc.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Chisamba wrote:
Fatcat wrote:
Chisamba wrote:The burgundy and light blue would be pretty on Kimba. Do you PayPal

Yes, I do. Are you interested in the blue and purple Roma Ecole pads? I don't have a burgundy.


Just want to say thank you, they are lovely

You're welcome!
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bumper-pull trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Bumper-pull trailer length

I have a long Logan 20' 3 horse slant BP trailer. It hauls like a dream, especially since I moved up from a 3/4 ton to a 1 ton dodge (single axle). You wouldn't even know it was back there. It made a big difference when I got the bigger truck with a longer wheel base (crew cab, 8' bed) and a bigger ...
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 491

Re: New Pony, New Problems

One more thing I'd look into especially if this is the more heavily muscled welsh cob type -- PSSM. Do at least the mane hair testing for type 1 it's only ~$50, and if that is negative I'd highly recommend the muscle biopsy testing for type 2 that was ~$200. I had a PSSM type 2 horse who was great ...
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 491

Re: New Pony, New Problems

One more thing I'd look into especially if this is the more heavily muscled welsh cob type -- PSSM. Do at least the mane hair testing for type 1 it's only ~$50, and if that is negative I'd highly recommend the muscle biopsy testing for type 2 that was ~$200. I had a PSSM type 2 horse who was great ...
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: New Pony, New Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 491

Re: New Pony, New Problems

Sure sounds like pain to me. Have you had a good vet chiro out? I'd go down that route, could have ribs or withers out. Kissing spines is another thing that comes to mind. On a different note, I have a nervous welsh also, and magnesium (MagRestore specifically), has turned her into a steady girl. Sh...
by Fatcat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Sue B wrote:I'll take the grey(ish) Roma, if kande isn't. I need to add to my fatcat collection. ;)


Oops, I just mailed the green/gray one to Kande. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.
by Fatcat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Free Saddle Pads

The blue and purple Roma ecole pads are taken, the rest are still available! :)
by Fatcat
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Chisamba wrote:
Fatcat wrote:
Chisamba wrote:The burgundy and light blue would be pretty on Kimba. Do you PayPal

Yes, I do. Are you interested in the blue and purple Roma Ecole pads? I don't have a burgundy.

Oh, its purple! Ok purple ;)

I have paypal, so if you want them, just PM me your address so I can determine shipping for those two.
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Free Saddle Pads

Chisamba wrote:The burgundy and light blue would be pretty on Kimba. Do you PayPal

Yes, I do. Are you interested in the blue and purple Roma Ecole pads? I don't have a burgundy.
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: One more free saddle pad
Replies: 1
Views: 43

One more free saddle pad

Smartpak Navy w/gold braid:

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Free for the cost of shipping.
by Fatcat
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Freecycle Forum
Topic: TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads
Replies: 12
Views: 135

TAKEN: Free Saddle Pads

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by Fatcat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Fatcat I bought my current horse from the breeder and yes - it was a lovely experience, until it wasn't. I did buy a 6 month old colt so the wait to ride was VERY long - mistake #1. The other mistake was buying a horse who ended up having PSSM and shivers. If I had waited till he was at least 3 I w...
by Fatcat
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 161
Views: 2784

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

Just a comment on horse shopping in general. I learned a valuable lesson on my last horse purchase--find a reputable breeder turning out horses that perform and get one from them. It made the whole experience pleasant and successful. They were very responsive to my inquiries, sending many photos and...
by Fatcat
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense
Replies: 91
Views: 1286

Re: Why acupuncture is complete nonsense

I have had wonderful experience with acupuncture for both myself and my cat. My painful lupus symptoms went away for several days after each session. If you don't like acupuncture no one is forcing you to use it. I don't understand the driving need for some people to foist their opinion on others. I...
by Fatcat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Clipping
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Clipping

I trace clip my driving pony as she puts on a yak coat. I'm trying to hold out for another month so she doesn't just grow it back in. My riding mare doesn't grow much coat so no clipping required.
by Fatcat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Grass growing in arena
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Grass growing in arena

If you regularly drag your arena and its ridden in, it'll deal wth any grass sprouting. You may have to hand pull if it's gotten ahead of you. I don't do chemicals.
by Fatcat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: How often do you bathe your horse?
Replies: 44
Views: 867

Re: How often do you bathe your horse?

I rinse off when sweaty in the summer after a ride, but only give soap bath once or twice a year. I do wash tails more often as I have mares which means icky pee tails.

I noticed they really like baths since I got an instant hot propane hot water system. Best $140 I've spent.
by Fatcat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Book recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Book recommendation

I've read it, (along with his other books), and he does a good job of putting a difficult subject into words. I'd been struggling with this concept in working with my horses, and this book helped me put it into practice in a more conscious way. Love Mark Rashid!
by Fatcat
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 105
Views: 2144

Re: Accountability

Tuddy, I recommend vitamins and electrolytes to stop headaches when changing nutrition Yes, Gatorade and upping my vitamins for sure. And Probiotics. Gotta keep the tummy happy or the brain isn't happy. Oh, the things I have learned from having anxiety! I feel much better today, had a really good s...
by Fatcat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

I would recommend a plain white salt block or plain loose salt. Not a mineral block. Juliet Getty author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse says those are best for getting salt in a horse without overdoing minerals.
by Fatcat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Dental Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Dental Question

Ick, it looks like cheatgrass is getting embedded in his gums! :shock: I'd feed soaked hay cubes until I could move to another barn which feeds proper horse hay.
by Fatcat
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Ringbone...
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Ringbone...

My Arabian was diagnosed with low ringbone on both fronts when he was 13. He was then shod in rolled toe aluminum wide web shoes with rim pads for the rest of his career. He was sound and logged a zillion miles with me on the trails, dressage etc. At 25 I pulled his shoes and he went barefoot w/easy...
by Fatcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

Oh I forgot to add, I found a great PPE vet for another horse long distance by using the AAEP's Get-a-Vet website:

https://aaep.org/horse-owners/get-dvm
by Fatcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: PPEs: How far do you go? (And does anyone here have a rec for a vet in Columbus, OH?)

I did a PPE on a 3yo horse I hadn't seen. I know own her :) We did flexions, and subsequently xrays based on those flexions. The breeder actually paid for the xrays as she was shocked that she came up off in the flexions. Turned out to be small OCD lesions that the breeder had removed and I bought h...
by Fatcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

I had a horse like Susan's Kyra, even more dominant. I had to watch every little thing I did, as he was always testing and looking for an opportunity to take over the show. He was also very big and he knew it. He made me very aware of body language and nuance. Even though he was a very tough horse a...
by Fatcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 6585

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

Here's one that came across my FB feed from the breeder of my Morgan mare. Contact Moana Morgans at: Sally Anderson 7395 Hwy 35 Bigfork, MT 59911 406-212-1231 8 year old Andalusian mare for sale. She is bred to Flower of Alliance and will have an outstanding foal! Asking $5000 or would consider trad...
by Fatcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Your horse: cozy pal or coworker?

What a great topic! My current mare is my coworker and becoming my pal. She's a sensitive but sensible hardworking Morgan who will turn herself inside out for praise. Best work ethic of any horse I've ridden (but she's a Morgan) :) I've had a pal, my old Arabian, he and I were a co-leaders and a tea...
by Fatcat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: pet food brands
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: pet food brands

We feed our old old cat with many food allergies canned Koha. He likes the expensive varieties of course, kangaroo and Guinea fowl it's a great food. We also feed our dog the canned Koha salmon along with some dry food by natural balance. I buy it direct at kohapet.com
by Fatcat
Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I started the pill in early April, just one a day per vet orders. She is around 1,280 pounds. We have a scale. She is on Muenster Senior feed, it's all extruded. Tested out great for low carbs. I have stopped all supplements and oil for the past four feedings now she has eaten all her feed in norma...
by Fatcat
Thu May 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I just had a talk with my vet yesterday about this topic. He said what he's does is gradually titrate up the dose. Half pill for a while then whole pill. He said that seems to help with the non eating issue. He did say that he has a few horses that just don't tolerate a full dose and don't eat well....
by Fatcat
Thu May 03, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

It is no big deal. I had one during a bout of severe colitis brought on by food poisoning. The prep was nothing compared to having acute colitis for almost two weeks prior. They mildly sedate you, you are in and out quickly. I had polyps removed but it was no biggie. I would say make sure you get a ...
by Fatcat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: Rain, rain go away

Yes, you can have our rain from Oregon too. It's rained 15 out of 16 days in April so far. Standing water everywhere!
by Fatcat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

We are having a hard time finding the apple fig newtons. I guess she doesn't mind the pill in a piece of real apple so I guess we stick with that for now. Maybe I can find a recipe for some kind of apple bars I can make myself. When she was younger she would not eat apples at all. Took her a while ...
by Fatcat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Any Callie King Followers?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Any Callie King Followers?

I do what sueB does, I tie treats to the word "cookie!" Then I can say cookie at any time and get the desired response. It's like clicker training without a clicker.
by Fatcat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

It seems to be a no go on fig newtons. I offered her one and her brother that was standing next to her. He is not picky. He kept trying to like it, would take it and spit it out. She was not having it. Apples seem to work. I wish someone made a real tasty pill pocket like they have for dogs and cat...
by Fatcat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior

Standlee has high quality hay cubes, used them for years and never found anything but hay in them
by Fatcat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Your feeding regimes for the dentally challenged senior

A 30+yo toothless pony I had did well on soaked Timothy cubes. I'd fill a large, deep rubber tub about half full with them 4x/day. It kept him going for several years at the end of his life, plus by soaking, the NSC levels were lowered for him.
by Fatcat
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: Prascend how do you administer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2034

Re: Prascend how do you administer?

I put it in a fig or Apple bar (like fig Newton)
by Fatcat
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Menagerie
Topic: deworming nursing cat
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: deworming nursing cat

I have the pyrantal pamoate coming. Vets office has this on line pharmacy now. Had no idea it would take this long to get though. He also said bring the kittens in at 7 or 8 weeks. Mom doesn't seem to have fleas. I am not totally sure I saw a tape worm, haven't seen anything since. I had read on a ...

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