Jess's Page

by Jess
(IL)

Hi everyone!
Do you need help with your horse?
Do you just want to yak the way only horse crazy girls can?
I'll do tons of cool stuff like listing must-read stories, poems, quizzes, and polls.

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Aug 06, 2011
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Hey JESS!!!!!!!!!
by: SuperSmily

I just got on this website and it's super cool just like your page!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to answer polls and check out my page too it's called SuperSmily's Chit-Chat!!!!!!!!!! :D :p ;)

May 19, 2011
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@Unicorn
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No problem! I will be happy to answer any questions! :)

May 18, 2011
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Hi
by: Unicorn

Thanks for the advice! It looks like my horse had mites or lice. We treated him with an injectable parasite-killer and he has improved enormously. I think he has very sensitive skin so I'll steer clear of paraffin and when I wash him, I'll give him an extra good rinse.

Thank you!

May 17, 2011
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@Unicorn
by: Horse - Girls World Page

@Unicorn: Ok, that could be cuz he is itchy (duh) and he needs the powder, whatever, to be washed out, if you're washing him with something, try giving him an extra rinse, cuz the powder, medicine could be irritating his skin... Hope this helped!

May 12, 2011
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Was it something I said?
by: Unicorn

Oh no, did I kill this poor page? I didn't mean to!

Hi Kaitlyn, I also have a mare who's very herdbound, she goes a bit ballistic when she gets taken away from her herd. I try to cope with it by giving her a good solid workout in the arena for two days in a row, then take her out on day 3, when she doesn't have so much energy and the schooling is still fresh in her mind. Also, don't be sympathetic, if you're sympathetic they think you're also scared and hesitant. Be firm and they'll realize that you, the lead mare, aren't afraid and that therefore there's nothing to be afraid OF. That's what works for my horse, anyway, I've never trained another herdbound horse yet. Good luck! And happy riding.
Unicorn

May 08, 2011
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Hi Jess
by: Unicorn

Sounds cool. I'll fire away if you don't mind with Question Number One.

I'm caring for a 4-year-old part-Friesian stallion. (Soon to be gelded). He lives outside 24/7 and in this part of the world it's early autumn. He is friends with a donkey, who has just been cured of a mild attack of mange. Every month he is treated with chemicals to kill ticks and other external parasites (this stuff cured the donkey of his mange). Twice a week, he is rubbed over with a cloth soaked in normal paraffin, to keep the midges and flies away. Now, he's suddenly come over all itchy. He scratches himself all the time, on everything. He seems to be especially itchy around the root of his tail, which he's rubbed bald.

So, what would you do? I've got advice from my trainer and the vet, and I'm waiting to see the results of the treatment. Meanwhile, I'm curious to know what you all would do!

Thanks for starting this, Jess. I bet it's gonna be fun :)

Happy riding!

May 07, 2011
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Just a question
by: Kaitlyn aka Horserider

Ok I need to ask a question. I don't know how to handle this. So here's my question: How do you help your horse become less nervous when their not around other horses? I want to know because there's this horse I ride and he's kind of herdbound. It kind of gets annoying because I don't know how do help. Hes always tense and nervous, then when I ride him in the field hes fine. Any ideas???

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