He needs Veterinary investigation as I know, to my cost, that lateral work whilst it is catching and sticking like that can permanently disable a horse.
The horses are not "Fancy imported horses" hollycolumbia, they are bred in Ireland and cost next to nothing, in fact, I left my field gate open one night and had 3 such horses dumped in it in the morning. There is an overbreeding epidemic in Ireland and if something is worth nothing, it gets treated as such, unfortunately.
There are no 'Hunt Jumps' in Ireland, unlike the UK and the US. You have to ride across whatever is in the way and yes, horses get hurt on every hunt because they are simply viewed as tools by many of the field. The horse is injured, you 'bute' them up for the pain and hunt them again. I had to close my eyes to the cruelty there, but in the end, I had to leave.
Horse Hay Feeder Made From A Few Bits Of Wood And A 1 Ton Sand Bag Used, discarded 1 ton sand bags are everywhere, on every building site, and make ideal hay feeders. Simply make a frame and hang the sand bag over the posts. The one above has been in servic...
What is a 'Reward'? Rewards come in many forms. Most people think of 'Treats' when they reward their horse, but horses don't reward each other by giving edible items. In fact, using treats to reward, can and does lead to vices such as nipping, pocket sear...
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- T.S. and D. Thirsk Ltd.
- Englishman Homes Ltd.
I have been breaking, training and dealing in horses for over 40 years and am a qualified Saddle Fitter.
I graduated as an Animal Nutritionist and was the Nutritionist for TS and D Thirsk Ltd animal feeds. I went on to study Soil and Environmental Science and became Environmental Director of Englishman Homes Ltd. in 1988.
- Nottinghamshire University
- Newcastle University