Julie Goodnight's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

Dealing With Horses On Stall Rest

Hi Julie,

I have just started to care for a 5 year old Irish Draught x TB - he has a tendon/tendon sheath injury and was about to be put to sleep by his previous owner, due to lack of time and money and the possibility that he may not be able to be ridden again. He has been stabled now for three months and apparently has not been behaving very well in his 12 foot x 12 foot stable (he is 17.2 hh).

I have moved him to a much larger stable in a quiet yard and he seems much…


Added by Julie Goodnight on August 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Tips for Loading a Difficult Horse

Hi Julie:

I just recently purchased a horse in October this is my first horse and boy I am not starting off very well. This horse was 200lbs underweight when I got him so to say the least I baby him (oops). He has successfully gained 100lbs and I am very excited. He is a very loveable horse and has no bad habits except for the following. My first problem is every time I saddle him I cannot get him to walk as soon as I say walk he will for only a second and he immediately goes into a…


Added by Julie Goodnight on August 14, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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