2019 Hacking/Riding Thread

horseandgoatmom

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My worry is what if things are not clear.
Coggins has no treatment or vaccine.
Horses testing positive in coggins test
Have to be put down or quarantined where they are for life.

For the sake of not requesting positive proof things could get much worse before they get better.
 

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My worry is what if things are not clear.
Coggins has no treatment or vaccine.
Horses testing positive in coggins test
Have to be put down or quarantined where they are for life.

For the sake of not requesting positive proof things could get much worse before they get better.
Oh that's awful if they have to be pts. Fingers crossed things come back okay.
 
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Oh dear! Really hope anything nasty has missed yours. It sounds like the laws of probability would suggest you'll be ok, but of course, no guarantee. I'd never heard of coggins before you posted this.
 
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The test is a Coggins test the disease I think is actually. EIA.

Most things have vaccines and treatment.
That is a virus that does not have either.

Chances are things
Will come thru clear but its not 100%.

It just makes me VERY GLAD I have been diligant to never take chances with things I can vaccinate for.

Supposedly thru the years of testing and
Management its less prevalent.....

BUT measles over here in humans was
Considered eradicated. Yet we have pockets of Serious outbreaks.
 

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The test is a Coggins test the disease I think is actually. EIA.

Most things have vaccines and treatment.
That is a virus that does not have either.

Chances are things
Will come thru clear but its not 100%.

It just makes me VERY GLAD I have been diligant to never take chances with things I can vaccinate for.

Supposedly thru the years of testing and
Management its less prevalent.....

BUT measles over here in humans was
Considered eradicated. Yet we have pockets of Serious outbreaks.
Bloody annoying when you take all the precautions, then someone else's carelessness puts everything at risk. Good luck vibes on their way to you....
 
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Sonny unmounted 49.25 hrs
Mounted 8.50 hrs


Been doing sproratic play here and there humidity and pollen came down a bit after rain Monday pm into yesterday. nOT
Sonny was nice and muddy during some play :rolleyes:.
Late yesterday I let him have some grass under the trees loose while I was out there.
Hew did wander in and out of the shade a little but it was a nice cool wind out.
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I am so SOOOOOO GLAD I vaccinate for everything.
There is a little glitch in paradise:(
I guess there are many issues with the apartment rental and 5 horses that moved in
a few months ago and they had been asked to leave.
Not sure sure how this all came about but she never requested proof of ANYTHING
for coggins rabies etc she took their word.
It turns out there there is NOTHING :eek: and the horses are quarantined there
til tests come back clear.:mad:
I'm not thrilled about this.
I had let a few guests play with me over her in the past. That stopped after one was a
total jerk.
Has she not been requiring proof of anyone???????
Looking at that second pic - should be titled "Horsey Heaven"!
 
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Yay! On Saturday I finally made it to a 90cm SJ clinic. This was the fifth one I had booked having had two previous ones cancelled due to lack of participants, one due to horse flu, and one when the lorry wouldn't start. I did have to borrow a lorry to get there as mine has now failed its MoT :(

Harvey went well for me in his new bit - we had a couple of run outs and one fence down basically because with my new brakes I was holding him too much. I was pleased with him though. Later I was on babysitting duties riding Archie the veteran to accompany YO on her competition horse. Its a good job he is a solid type as we met a street party with tents, a bouncy castle and lots of noisy people.

On Sunday I hacked with another livery (who also can't hack solo) and then again on Archie as babysitter.

Harvey "helping"


Archie managed to grab a bit of hedge on the way through the gate


Schooling
1 hour

Hacking
8 miles
2 hours 30


Totals

Schooling
13 hours 50

Hacking
152 miles
42 hours
They are both stunning looking!
 
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Couldn't ride as Hogan soaking wet when I arrived. Decided to lead him out - anything's better than nothing! Pelted down while we were out, but managed a few circles etc. Didn't groom him, as is evidenced by the scruffy pic! He and the barn cat got to stay in until the downpour eased!20190613_095214.jpg20190613_100351.jpg
 

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Oh joy. Now the horse flies are out. Hacked out solo yesterday, and had a lovely ride, lots of trotting, Hogan was a little gent. Turned for home, and suddenly the head throwing and mini rodeo started. Sat it out until he calmed and stood, then got off, he started again while I was on the ground, so I checked and there was one on his tummy. Killed it, got back on and he was fine. Same thing as we set off today, but before I'd got on. Again absolutely fine when I got rid of it. Ended up being a lovely hack, trotting the entire length of a long track, where he normally tries to give up half way. Also trotted all the way up the back lane toward home which is a gentle slope upward, and makes him work a bit harder. Parked cars are his bete noir, love to know why! Moving ones are no problem, but there's a lot of leg buckling goes on going past a parked one!:eek:
 

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Lol to cars...
SONNYS thing was boats ...geesh where did that come from.
FIrst time not long after I got him we were at the beach at Goddard park one was way off shore it never got real close but when we rode along back of the cove with them all tied he was concerned.
Following week at hopkinton park one on a car roof. He was like...OMG now they are in land.
But we lucked out and there was a whole secluded parking lot of small boats.
His eyes were like dinner plates .
We walked all up and down touch it with his nose and he got a piece of carrot.
He never had a worry about any boats again.
Hes not concerned by much and boats
Seemed to be an odd thing to bother him.
 
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Lol to cars...
SONNYS thing was boats ...geesh where did that come from.
FIrst time not long after I got him we were at the beach at Goddard park one was way off shore it never got real close but when we rode along back of the cove with them all tied he was concerned.
Following week at hopkinton park one on a car roof. He was like...OMG now they are in land.
But we lucked out and there was a whole secluded parking lot of small boats.
His eyes were like dinner plates .
We walked all up and down touch it with his nose and he got a piece of carrot.
He never had a worry about any boats again.
Hes not concerned by much and boats
Seemed to be an odd thing to bother him.
Who would want to get inside a horse's head? Friend of mine had an interesting theory for what scares them. She thought the things that scared them in ancient times were being imagined in our modern world ie: a log = a crocodile, a pig = wild boar, a dog = a wolf etc. We couldn't figure out what a plastic bag represented though lol! Also be a bit of a stretch to think a boat equalled a shark or killer whale!? We did have an experience though, years ago. We were out on the forest, and in the distance was a man with 2 dogs. Neither Ramsey or my friends horse were much bothered by dogs, but had complete meltdowns even 100 yds away with these ones. Turns out they were wolf hybrids, which I didn't think were legal in the UK. So who knows where these irrational (to us) fears come from?
 
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Ohhh wow hmmmm it seems they knew right away they were not normal dogs.

Sonny was born in Wisconsin was a roping horse there then became a pony horse race at a race track in western Ma before I got him.

Not really environments with boats.
It does make you wonder.
 
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Ohhh wow hmmmm it seems they knew right away they were not normal dogs.

Sonny was born in Wisconsin was a roping horse there then became a pony horse race at a race track in western Ma before I got him.

Not really environments with boats.
It does make you wonder.
Like I say, I really wouldn't want to be in a horse's head - SO much scares them! I was at a show with Ramsey once and my mum, who isn't horsey at all, put up her umbrella - caused a total stampede, very funny looking back, at the time - not so funny :eek: :p
 

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Saturday was a slightly stressful day. Our weekend stable girl who is 17 came and watched me at a SJ clinic a few months back and clearly would have loved to have a go. I spotted that there was a polework clinic coming up, so having checked with YO offered to take her on the yard veteran. She definitely did want to so we both booked. Then my lorry broke so we had no transport. I managed to borrow a lorry so it was all back on again. Then the yard veteran went lame so we had transport but no horse. Fortunately I managed to borrow a horse, but he hadn't travelled for years so I had a bit of practice loading him the week before. I was starting to wonder what else could go wrong!

Anyway it all worked out in the end we had a great time at the clinic (I took Harvey too), and the YO, weekday stable girl and one of the liveries came to support us. To my surprise Harvey actually went well for me - maybe I am starting to learn something at last!

Our Sunday hack out was a bit of an anticlimax in comparson ;)


I haven't sorted out many pics yet but here is one of us riding a square with 3 poles halfway down each side. (Also he came out of his stable yellow - this is after my best go at cleaning him in the short time available :( )


Schooling
1 hour

Hacking
1 hour
4.5 miles

Totals

Schooling
14 hours 50

Hacking
156.5 miles
43 hours
 

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Lol to cars...
SONNYS thing was boats ...geesh where did that come from.
FIrst time not long after I got him we were at the beach at Goddard park one was way off shore it never got real close but when we rode along back of the cove with them all tied he was concerned.
Following week at hopkinton park one on a car roof. He was like...OMG now they are in land.
But we lucked out and there was a whole secluded parking lot of small boats.
His eyes were like dinner plates .
We walked all up and down touch it with his nose and he got a piece of carrot.
He never had a worry about any boats again.
Hes not concerned by much and boats
Seemed to be an odd thing to bother him.
Like your lovely Sunny, Ziggy was not bothered by much at all. But we only went down to the river once and a kayak came past. He didn't go pop but he was leaning backwards and his legs were wobbling - "I want to run away!" I also wondered what was so scary about a little boat. Go figure.