Horseshoeing and Trimming
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Fish Springs Wild Horse Alliance
The magnificent horse...golden slippers or fairy slippers (eponychium) is the soft capsule-like shield around the foals hooves, which protects the mare's uterus and birth canal during pregnancy and birth.
Approximately 24 hours after birth, there’s hardly any evidence of this miracle!
Since mother and baby might have to flee a predator, the babies hooves have to be at the ready. So the golden slippers protect the birth canal from completely formed hooves, while allowing the baby to run quickly if needed, when shedded off, after birth.
Mother Nature at her best!
J & S Old West Cowboy Museum
Interesting posted by Chuck Nifong who shared Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinic's status.
....Many of people have ask over the years .... What does the Swirl mean, well here you go. My Grandfather taught me this many years ago and I have found it to be TRUE *~_CN_~*
Swirlology 101- (whorl patterns). Have you ever wondered what the whorl pattern on your horse's forehead means. Some old timers have said it can be the gateway to the soul. See if you agree.
A swirl located between the eyes indicates an easy going, uncomplicated horse.
Swirls higher on the forehead indicate intelligence and a more reactive nature.
Long swirls, especially those that extend below the eye indicate a friendly and agreeable nature.
Multiple swirls can indicate multiple personalities. High and tight side by side swirls can mean a horse that is super focused and talented, but challenging and difficult in the wrong hands.
2 swirls on top of each other can mean extreme personality swings and unpredictability.
Multiple swirls that form a Z pattern can signal a horse that is dangerous and violent.
The direction that the whorl turns can tell you if the horse is right or left "handed" (or hoofed) . If the whorl flows counterclockwise it is left "handed". If the whorl flows clockwise it is right "handed". Tell us any other wives tales you have heard about whorl patterns.
Tamarack Hill Farm
This was a school bus. Not a joke---The kids who rode in it had a tiny wood or coal stove.
David Gray’s Farrier Services
That’s one way to do it!😎🐴
Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic
This is why we tell you "No Banamine in the muscle!" This horse was given a shot of Banamine in the muscle up high on his croup. He then developed a potentially deadly bacterial infection called Clostridial Myositis. The amazing doctors taking care of him in Oklahoma report things are going well today, but it's been a rough few days!
"A man that don't love a horse, there is something the matter with him." - Will Rogers, 17 August 1924
Wooderson Veterinary Clinic
We had this patient come in today because the right side of the neck was swollen, this is the result of giving banamine in the muscle! Do NOT give banamine to horses in the muscle, ONLY give in the vein or orally!!!
Shane Westman APF, Farrier Service
Step by step guide to a simple abscess wrap
Jason Turk Farrier Services
[11/22/18] Happy thanksgiving everyone!
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Fulgham's Farrier Service is proud to be an authorized dealer of Trinity Ropes! We got our first shipment in last week and will place our next order this week. We plan to keep ropes, roping gloves, and dally wrap in stock. Our son, Jake, loves Trinity ropes but there were no dealers in our area so we became one to make sure our roper always has his favorite rope when he needs it.
While we might have ambivalent feelings toward the little beasties, there’s no doubt that ponies love being ponies. This concept intrigued me, so I spent hours interviewing countless ponies so I could understand how they view the world. And thus I present this list of comments, straight from the mouths of ponies: http://bit.ly/1EqevTx
Golden Gate Fields
This week's 'Throwback Thursday' is looking back at One Fast Buffalo! - On March 4, 1989, the racing buffalo Harvey Wallbanger made his California debut at Golden Gate Fields. Ridden by his owner and trainer, T. C. Thorstenson, Harvey Wallbanger defeated Two Eyed Burt, a quarter horse ridden by “Cowboy” Jack Kaenel, by a half-length in a 110-yard dash down the Golden Gate Fields stretch. The 8-year-old, 2,000-pound buffalo posted a time of 9.4 seconds while recording his 21st victory in 26 starts. (GGF file photo)
Brook Ledge Horse Transportation
War Horses. Highly trained, and against all their instincts these Horses will lay still during a battle. This is an example of an incredible trust and bond between Man and animal. THANK YOU to our Veterans, 2 and 4 legged for your service!!!
Tangled Tails by PonyGurl - Custom Horse Hair Jewelry
I did not know this!
The photo may be sad or disturbing...but read the story. He was AMAZING!
This is a photo of Man o’ War in his coffin. At the time, he was the most famous Thoroughbred in history. He died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
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The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky is a twelve hundred acre working horse farm, with a world-class equestrian competition facility where over 15-thousand horses take part in various competitions each year. This is also the resting place of the most famous Thoroughbred of the Twentieth Century - Man o’ War.
He was born March 29, 1917 at the Kentucky Nursery Stud farm, owned by August Belmont, Jr. One of almost 17-hundred Thoroughbreds foaled that year, he was named “My Man o’ War” by Mrs. Belmont in honor of her husband who would be going off to fight in France during World War One. One year later, the high tempered yearling was sold at the Saratoga Sales in New York.
Purchased by Pennsylvania horseman, Samuel Riddle for $5,000, trainers hoped that ‘Big Red” as he was called off the track, could be trained as a racehorse. His instincts and intelligence made him a fast learner. On June 6, 1919, Man o’ War won his first race, with Johnny Loftus as the jockey. According to legend, at the completion of that first race a spectator asked a groom who Man o’ War was sired by. The groom replied, “He’s by hisself and there ain’t nobody gonna’ get near him.”
The groom’s words were prophetic. Except for Man o’ War’s sixth race, which he lost to a horse named Upset, he won them all and went on to be named Horse of the Year for 1919 and 1920. As a three-year-old, he was ridden by jockey Clarence Kummer. He stood 16.2 hands high and had a stride of 28 feet! All told, Man o’ War won 20 out of 21 races in his career and nearly 250-thousand dollars in purses – the leading money winner of his time. Kummer was the top money-winning jockey in the U.S. for 1920.
Although he was extremely favored as a possible winner, Man o’ War was not entered in the Kentucky Derby because Sam Riddle didn’t like racing in Kentucky and believed it was too early in the year for the horse to run a mile and a quarter. Man o’ War did win the Preakness Stakes in Maryland, breaking a track record. He also won the Belmont Stakes in New York, setting another record time. All told, he broke 5 American racing records that year. At the end of the racing season in 1920, Man o’ War was retired from racing.
“Big Red” was taken to Faraway Farm near Lexington to become a stud horse. Groom/Trainer Will Harbut was put in charge of him and a life-long friendship began between man and horse. “Big Red” became one of the top-breeding stallions in the nation, siring over 60 champions, including Horses of the Year - Crusader and War Admiral. War Admiral won the Triple Crown in 1937. Man o’ War was also the grandfather of American horse legend, Seabiscuit. Harbut and “Big Red” became inseparable friends. They led tours and entertained over one million visitors to Faraway Farm. Harbut told engaging stories about Man o’ War and his life, on and off the track. “Big Red” and Harbut graced the covers of several magazines during the 30’s and early 40’s. Both enjoyed performing before the crowds, each seeming to instinctively understand what the other needed or wanted.
Then on October 4, 1947, Will Harbut died of a heart attack. In Harbut’s obituary he was listed as being survived by “his wife, six sons, three daughters and Man o’ War.
It was rumored that Man o’ War grieved himself to death. After Harbut’s death, the spark went out of the horse. He died just 4 weeks later on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects. Thousands more sent their condolences. The most famous Thoroughbred in the world had touched people deeply. Owner Sam Riddle had commissioned artist Herbert Haseltine to sculpt a life-size bronze statue of Man o’ War in 1934. It was now placed on the horse’s grave at Faraway Farm.
In 1977, Man o’ War, along with several of his offspring, were moved to the newly established Kentucky Horse Park and reburied at the Man o’ War Memorial.
I have no idea what the narration says but it's hilarious !
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Seven-year-old miniature horse Spanky, who stands at just 32 inches tall and his pal Dally, a six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier were rescued by horse trainer Francesca Carson and have worked together since. The dynamic duo perform their tricks across America and have even appeared on the iconic Late Show with David Letterman.
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Fergus the Horse
I had a recent request to purchase a gift certificate for a Christmas present. Just wanted to let y'all know these are available in any amount if anyone else is interested. Thanks!
I want to take the time to just say THANK YOU to everyone that has supported Fulgham’s Farrier Service throughout the years. I have so much to be thankful for. I’ve never done a contest or giveaway on Facebook before but I’ve decided it might be a fun way to show my appreciation to everyone that has helped me build this business and do what I love every day. To enter, like my page and share and comment on this post. If there’s a big response, I plan to do a few of these between now and Christmas. We will put all of the names that entered in a pot and post the video of the winners being drawn on my page. The first winner will be drawn on Thanksgiving day.
(You do not have to be one of my clients or even own a horse to enter this contest.)
Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses
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Western Horse Review
Fun idea for a Halloween costume.
Life Data Labs Inc.
Laminitis and founder are two of the most severe foot lamenesses that afflict horses. If laminitis is not recognized and treated as an emergency, most laminitis cases will turn into founder cases. Here are seven ways to help prevent laminitis:
1. Feed a consistent quality and quantity of feeds. Give at least two feedings per day. Mismanagement due to over-feeding idle horses causes 70 to 80 percent of laminitis cases.
2. Make provisions for idle horses to exercise.
3. Check body condition and monitor weight with weight scales or a weight tape.
4. Limit fructan intake by limiting grazing on sunny days after cool nights.
5. Eliminate molasses and grains from the diet of at-risk horses. Idle horses rarely need grain.
6. Introduce feed changes gradually over the course of one to two weeks.
7. Avoid toxins, such as found in black walnut shavings, and situations perceived as stressful by the horse, when possible.
Remember, prevention of laminitis is more successful than treatment!
Excerpted from the Book Laminitis & Founder: Prevention and Treatment for the Greatest Chance of Success By Dr. Doug Butler and Dr. Frank Gravlee.
J. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS
Founder of Life Data Labs, Inc.
Developer of Farrier’s Formula®
Matt Littrell was in the Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005, doing two tours in Iraq. Now he is on a different kind of journey. He's riding from North Carolina all the way to California on horseback, and he's doing it to raise awareness to the Semper Fi Foundation. Tune in at 10 to hear more about Littrell and his cross-country adventure. - Sid Starnes
Traveler On the Backroads
A LITTLE COMMON SENSE FROM AN OLD COWBOY ...
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
"Most times, it just gets down to common sense."
~ Michael Traveler, author/poet
Common Sense Sayings compiled by Michael Traveler.
Note: These sayings are the heartbeat of what made it possible for pioneers to cross the vast uncharted wilderness against hardships that they faced daily, farmers and cowboys very much like the characters portrayed by actors such as Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck and Robert Duvall.
These words of wisdom were handed down father to son, mother to daughter for generations upon generations. Many of these sayings were immortalized by humorists such as Mark Twain and Will Rogers in their own similar versions of folk wisdom that had been around since before the founding of this country.
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horsechannel.com Often misinformation is accepted as truth simply because it has been around a long time. In this article we address a few of the most common misconceptions about hoof care, and ask top experts to explain the truth behind the myths.
The annual Chincoteague pony swim shows how the bond between members of the herd makes them all stronger. Read all about it in the Over the Fence blog. http://bit.ly/1zxMOnG
Rolling W Performance Horses
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You dont hear of this anymore but was common practice at one time
Cattle Shoeing Chute. Illustration by Bethany Caskey. From February/March Rural Heritage.
Rural Heritage Magazine
Colic is the most common and severe gastrointestinal problem. It involves gastrointestinal pain due to spasm, obstruction, displacement, distention or other problem with the viscera. A horse with colic shows obvious signs of discomfort, goes off feed, often paws or shifts weight from limb to limb, may sweat profusely, may turn its head as if to look at its flanks and may kick at its abdomen. A horse with severe colic pain may go down and roll violently.
A horse can’t tell you what hurts. The signs of distress that accompany gastrointestinal pain are similar to those accompanying the sudden onset of muscle pain or muscle weakness. If you find your horse with these signs of distress, call your veterinarian immediately. While waiting for the vet’s arrival, carefully evaluate the horse for what is going in and what is coming out. If the horse still passes manure and eats hay, even if not in normal amounts, the distress may not be gastrointestinal.
Monitor the horse’s pulse and respiration. A horse experiencing any pain or distress often has a slightly increased heart rate, up to about 60 beats per minute.
A high heart rate accompanied by a purplish color of the gums and conjunctiva (mucus membranes) indicates severe toxic changes in the horse’s system and constitutes an emergency.
Be particularly concerned about a horse that was showing violent pain but suddenly relaxes and is more comfortable. A sudden end to violent pain could be a good sign, but in some instances could indicate a rupture of an impacted and extremely painful organ, such as the stomach. Such a rupture only temporarily decreases pain, and the resulting infection in the abdomen is almost always fatal.
A horse with an intestinal blockage has few or no abdominal sounds and should be examined immediately. Your veterinarian will use the parameters of pulse, respiration, temperature, intestinal sounds and mucous membrane color to evaluate the horse’s status. Your veterinarian will also evaluate capillary refill time—a crude measure of blood circulation, which may be decreased due to shock or reduced blood pressure. Capillary refill time is evaluated by pressing the gums and observing how long the pink color takes to return to that area; up to two seconds is considered normal. Passing a stomach tube, doing a rectal examination, and tapping the abdomen with a needle to evaluate abdominal fluid are other methods the veterinarian may use to determine the nature of the problem, where it is, and how bad it is.
Excerpt From: Beth A. Valentine and Michael J. Wildenstein. “Draft Horses.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/bKqXE.l
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I'm Wayne Walker and I run a small custom knife shop here in MS, I specialize in bushcraft blades, and only use the highest quality materials in each knife