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Chuck, I don’t think he is suited to our group. Most of the talk was around when am I breaking him in. Time to get a bit in his mouth. I told him I’m not Breaking him in until he is at least 4 yrs old( that I will be doing FT and he just looked at me funny, I also said that Theo will never have a bit in his mouth and he and Kylie disagreed with me. So, he is a wonderful dentist and I’ll leave it at that.
Doing FT with Theo, means going through the Training, he will let me know when or if he is ready. I must say I’m lucky that my daughter is 100% with me on FT and we can talk about it without me having to defend myself at every turn.
I read a post the other day, a young girl suddenly had 3 sick horses, vet was called, then a 4th from next door paddock also showed symptoms. Saddly all four died. After many tests done it was put down to Lychee’s. Wow, this poor girl. The other horses she owns didn’t eat them. They had the trees on the property.
The vet doesn’t know. Last answer was ulcers… maybe. Worth a try.
His body is good now. His feet are going well. He is eating well, grass is coming up. Lots of rain which means lots of mud.
Just a far out there question. Could it be Theo?
I’d spent 3 hours with him in the morning, he had his feet done and some play time.
Not sure about the ulcer part, he just doesn’t seem any happier.
Trisha, he didn’t use power tools. Just a rasp.
Well the dentist came and just blew me away! So impressed with him. He was calm and friendly with Theo, kept talking the whole time, especially to me ( I think he knew I was a bit worried) Theo was amazing, he was so good, handled it beautifully, Ben (the dentist) was very happy with him. He didn’t hold him on line, he put the rope loosly around his neck and just calmly moved with him. And gave Theo a couple of little brakes. He had a little filing done ( he is 2 yrs next month Chuck)
Shiloh also had his teeth done and I was worried for him as he isn’t a fan of things in his mouth and I’ve seen him go up a couple of times. But today he was amazing too. I think a combination of Ben and FT. Shiloh needed filing as he has lost a couple of teeth at the back on top, and the bottom tooth was growing too long and not allowing him to chew properly, also this could be causing his problems in his chest muscles. Funnily enough, after his afternoon feed, I was putting him back in his paddock and he had a spring in his step. Lol. Yahoo!
So all good for another 12 months.
Love hearing your tales about the kids, Chuck. Even though they are a big distraction, it just wouldn’t be the same without them. The chores would get done, but there wouldn’t be the laughter, fun and love that they give.
I never thought of curcumin for worms. I’ve used it for inflamation, and it’s great, and Shiloh seems to like the taste. Plus it has stopped the growth of his sarcoid. I use 2 tablesspoons for Shiloh, made as the golden paste and put into a hot flask and then pour on his hard feed, mix in and all gone.
The one that I bought is a side pull. I used it with my ordinary bridle as I like it. Easy to attach as it goes through the part of the bridle that the bit usually goes through and has a small strap that attaches to the neck strap so they stay together. or, yes I would just use holter.
Hi every one, my name is Judy and my heart horse is Shiloh. We have been together 3 yrs now. I found Shiloh when I was ready to give up on horses. He has had a troubled life ( he is now 20 yrs old ) and we just fit. I have spent a lot of years doing natural horsemanship, only it wasn’t natural enough for me, I couldn’t fit in with the people or the method, it just didn’t work for me and I didn’t want to introduce Shiloh to any of it. I spent so much time looking into different ways, but they were basically the same. Not fair to the horse, so I finally came across Chuck and Frienship Training. Could this be for us? So I watched the video’s, I watched the Cloud dvd’s and decided that this is where we belong. It has been slow going, Shiloh has had issues and so have I. Then I moved states and it was rough on Shiloh. So with the help of a new barefoot farrier, who also does pressure healing and a great Chiro, Shiloh is back. I knew Shiloh wasn’t happy on his own and I didn’t want him on his own, so a couple of weeks ago Shiloh got a little brother. A gypsy Cob x who is 20 months old and so sweet. Theo. Shiloh is now for the first time since being with me is playing! So now is the time to get back on track with FT.