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PostSubject: Staying involved / mini question.   Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:01 pm

As some of you may know, I have recently been diagnosed with Crohn's, and my doctor believes one of my 'triggers' is the motion of the horse when I ride.. There for I am selling the love of my life to someone that can give him the excersise and love he deserves.

Besides the point- well, not really. I am wondering how I could stay involved in the horse world or what else to do. HALF thinking about getting a mini, but I'm not sure if the motion from the cart would act like another trigger. If I get a mini I want a nice show pony one - anyone know of some breeders? Anything would help at this point, or some suggestions of what else to do before I loose my mind!
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:34 pm

I found when I used to drive my pony and mini that I had if I loped or trottd you would still get the motion in the 2 wheel cart.... I don't know what it would be like in a 4 wheel one though. I hope your feeling better and find something to fill the void.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Thanks for the info! I have contacted a few breeders in the maritimes and got some great insight from them. Kinda excited to get into something new!
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:34 am

Driving can be lots of fun, I plan to start my colt driving as a 2 year old then transition him to saddle as a 3 year old if I keep him. If he doesn't get big enough I will be selling, so hopefully he keeps growing :)
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:51 am

Becca.....before you think about selling the love of your life.....have you thought about alternative natural treatment....i have recently discovered Mercola.com and i have also brought the book "take chrage of your health"..it truely is amazing !!! and i have seen crohns mentioned in there and it is meant to respond very well.....it sounds like madness to me that the motion of the horse could trigger it...next they will say don't walk !!!!!! cos the joling of each step will set of an attack !!!..take a look anyhow !! what do you have to lose !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:10 pm

I'll defenitly look into it! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:39 pm

hey Becca Sherry Croft has crohns.. she's still riding.. don't always go by what your doctor says.. sometimes they don't get it just right.. believe me.. I've been there.

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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:10 pm

Even if I couldn't sit on my horses back, I'd still enjoy her. I know horses need exercise which is why mines out with her herd 24/7 lol she could care less if I rode her and I don't feel guilty not exercising her.

What you do is your decision! however if you want to stay involved in the horse world - have a horse :) if you're worried about his exercise you could always lease him, have friends ride him, lunge him, learn to drive ect. But thats just my two cents.

My barn owner has 5 horses, and none of them are really broke to ride. They quite enjoy their lives I'd say.

My previous barn owner had pasture ornaments as well as she fell ill and has yet to regain her balance on board.. her horses had wicked ground mannors and lunged to perfection though as she always found things to do with them.

Good luck :)
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:10 pm

I'd ask for a second opinion before changing my life like you are being forced to do. It's an acceptable practice.

anyway,I have a mare i dont' ride and I enjoy spending quality time with her keeping her mind and body busy with games and exercises, liberty training and such. She loves it too.

Good luck
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:07 pm

Thanks everyone.

I have recently called a doctor here in the province that came highly reccomended (and that is one of my neighbors by surprise haha! )so excited to get another opinion.

I've put cowboy up for lease or sale, so he is there for both consideration. I follow Clinton Anderson's method and his ground work is darn solid and started playing around with the liberty stuff. I have a friend that is going to start riding him to keep him refreshed However with the price of board ($ 585 ) a month I can't justify Paying that for a pasture pet as much as I'd love to keep him.. Newfoundland sucks!
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:53 am

585.00!!!!! wow.

good luck with the future consult
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:05 am

Yep.. Cost of hay is at $55 for a round bale and 7-10 for square.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:02 pm

:good_luck_grap :good_luck_grap WOW in north N.B.it is 20.00 round bail 1.50 square bail . I am the 7th generation horse lover familly and i know what you feel .before i knew the price you pay i was going to sugeste you to raise horse that is the beautifull experience for horse lover ever now i tell you IF IF the doctor is right .sell your horse and go see your neighbor, or your friends and brush and pet water and feed them some work big hours and dont have time to give to their horse all all the time they want and would accept a hand. i can buy in new brundswick 6 harness saddle cart broken HORSES per year. SELL AND STAY AROUND HORSES..
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:17 pm

I meant buying 6 HORSES per year for what you pay in one year in rent.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:49 am

Yep, it's definitely a luxury to own a horse around here! My boyfriend tells me how we could have a loan out and house built for that money however he has the sports car payments so he gets the 'shove it' response back haha!


My doctors appointment went great, he said the previous doctor obveiousy didnt do the research and took the lazy route out. He changed some meds around also so I am on a more freq. Lower dose so I can stopped getting knocked out by them. I had my first real ride (more then a walk) on Saturday and felt great!! I'm really pleased with everything.. Glad I went to the second doctor.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Great news. Glad you went to a second doctor.

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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:39 am

Thanks!

The doc came suggested by another girl that rides here. She rides an extremely rough riding gelding. I was like ok.. If SHE can still ride bucko here there is no way I shouldn't be able not to ride cowboy where he is pretty smooth! ( even though we are in complete different situations. But you get what I mean)

I was so happy to get the news.. Feels like a second chance! I'm going to start doing some more feild work and road work with my guy. My goal is to be able to hit some trails this summer and just take it easy and enjoy my horse.. Maybe a show here and there but mainly just going in a feild for a jaunt or two.

Its funny but true, you don't appreciate what you have till it's (or could be) taken away from you.. I forget how great and how far along we've come in the last year, how solid cowboy really is and is what everything I looked for in a horse. I couldnt trade that for the world now that I look at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:32 pm

I can feel the excitement in your voice...it is great.

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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:54 am

this is wonderful news. i just can't imagine how 'hypotherapy' can be bad for you. Its been know to FIX so many other issues for people. I think maybe your first Dr simply did not understand this.
You are wise to approach the future with low stress riding goals. But keep on riding!!!!!

My nephew has crones and plays ALL the boys sports. I know each case is individual ... just saying.
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PostSubject: Re: Staying involved / mini question.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:54 pm

Our problem here on the Island is that we don't have any 'real' specialist" they're all generals, with some knowledge in a certain area as they put it. There just isn't enough business here to have them (minus the surgeons & our cancer center). Same with our vet situation. We only have our provincial vets that have to put horses last on the list because they're not considered live stock. We have a small animal vet that we conceder the bird / reptile specialist, however because of the very low demand he is just general. Just the way the bread crumbles.

Back on topic though, most of it is dietary, watching what I eat and staying away from certain things. In the long run it will do a world of good and just get some getting used to.
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