January 11th, 2013

After finishing my last post, I got a text from my trainer saying that Libby had another mild tye up.  I was so upset from loosing Rudy, that I didn’t even message her back, I was just so annoyed that she hadn’t shown up earlier in the day, and honestly I didn’t want to talk with her.  The next day I let her know that I got her message, and that I would look into supplements for her.  I think I’m going to start her on some electrolytes, and something with vitamin E and selenium for healthy muscles.  Hopefully it works, because I worry that these episodes have a detrimental effect on her muscles. 

So in other words, I haven’t gotten the chance to tell my trainer I’m leaving yet.  And Libby now has a couple days off so I probably won’t be seeing her until the weekend.  Hopefully I’ll have the cahoonahs to tell her when I see her, because I just want to get this over with. 

Other than that, I don’t have to much news.  As always I’ll keep you guys posted 🙂

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14 thoughts on “January 11th, 2013

  1. Me too! I think I'm going to try some of the Smartpak brand stuff and even mix in some Farriers Formula since Libbys feet have been so crumbly lately. And I haven't 😦 I keep getting told to ask other people, or that they know where it is and will look for it. Frustrating.

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  2. We know where it is and well look for it are 2 different things… If they know where it is they don't have to look for it! Plus you'll want it for the show right?! I am so frustrated for you.

    I have had really good luck with the smart hoof supplement. I think hue has pretty solid feet regardless but he has some of the best feet in the barn. I think it's smart hood ultra- probably comparable in cost and substance to farriers formula.

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  3. Right? Its such unnecessary stress!

    Libby generally has really good feet too, but when I went home for a couple weeks, they went downhill. I'm just going to put her on Farriers Formula until they are back to normal I think. I used to use it on my old horse Huck and it did wonders for his Thoroughbred feet.

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  4. Smartpak is awesome about letting you try things out or helping you pick a “mix” that is good for what you need so I am sure you will be able to find something that works well for you!

    Best of luck with “the talk”

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  5. Be careful with selenium, too much can contribute to typing too in horses that are prone. I recommend electrolytes and also using a quarter sheet in the cooler weather. Sorry that happened, hope everything works out OK.

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  6. Always about the perfect balance, of which I'm trying to find for her 🙂 The hard thing is its not when its cold, but when the temp changes drastically, normally from cold to hot. I'm hoping this new supplement will work well with her.

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