Ulcer Meds For Lameness, aka My Horse Is Weird

Horsekeeping We cleared up Rodney’s lingering lameness with a dose of UlcerGard(R). Progression of symptoms and treatment: Tweaked right front [Woe Is I]. Three days of Bute. No major change. Cleared up. May have tweaked left front [Noshow Number Two]. No Bute. Abscess [ibid]. Abscess went away with soaking/wrapping [Treatment]. Kept up two nights. ThenContinue reading “Ulcer Meds For Lameness, aka My Horse Is Weird”

Listening To The Call Of Nature

Horsekeeping   I had intended to do a serious SitRep on Milton. I’d rather talk about poop. Both of our horses have acquired the habit of stopping in the middle of work if they need to relieve themselves. They did not learn this execrable behavior from my training, I might add. In a comment [Why!],Continue reading “Listening To The Call Of Nature”

Why! Are! We! Waiting! Schooling The Hurry Up & Wait

Training Journal     We’ve all been to shows where you get ready and then wait, and wait, and wait. Yet, we never practice this at home. At least, I don’t. Get on. Ride. Get off. That’s the general routine at home. Then we go to shows and expect the horse to be good withContinue reading “Why! Are! We! Waiting! Schooling The Hurry Up & Wait”

What Next? Who Are You?

Training Journal   Job one. Get to know my horse. Now that Rodney is getting less disturbed about life, I am meeting the horse underneath the hysteria. Please understand that I mean ‘less-disturbed’ for a high-strung, Thoroughbred definition of the term. Rodney is never going to be an easy ride. Over the years, I haveContinue reading “What Next? Who Are You?”