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Taking the youngster out to play

Postby LazyWP » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:40 am

Since we don't calve out any cows, other then 2 Longhorns, and I don't ride much just to ride, Lisa talked me into taking the youngsters out for a ride last evening. She is riding a 4 year old. This was his 11th ride total.

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We got our first branding date for the year set already, so I figured I would get a few miles on my 5 year old. He was started by a horsemanship class at UNL, and has an awesome handle on him. He just had never seen a the outside of an arena, or a cow before last year.

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I rode him quite a bit last year, and took him to 1 branding last fall.

Here are the oldest and youngest of our bunch.

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The gray is 19 this year, and is probably the best all around horse I have ever started. He is in with the youngsters, because I poured him for ticks, and he had a terrible reaction to the pour on. Lost all the hair where ever the pour on was. So he is in getting spoiled, again.

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Postby Faster horses » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:09 am

What did you pour him with, that it took off all his hair?
We use a product called Pouridon and that has never happened.

Cute 4 yr. old, nice sorrell. And those old horses require extra
feed, but there's alot of life left in 19-year old horses anymore.
Good you have one you can trust for your kids. They are priceless!

Looks like nice buildings and some neat country. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby LazyWP » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:16 am

We used a product called Ultra Boss. It took the hair off of 2 of them, and even now, after almost 2 months, their backs are still hot. I'm back to spraying the ones that are locked up, with Permectrin. We have never had ticks as bad as this year.

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Postby Faster horses » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:24 am

I didn't think that was for horses, but I just checked and there is a
product for horses. Looks like others have had a problem too.
I have heard about how bad a lot of horses backs are from people
who worked in processing plants. There are various reasons for this,
none of them good. I wonder how long it will be before you can
ride your horses with a good conscience that their backs aren't
still sore? Have you contaced the maker of the product? I think I would.
This seems to be some bad stuff. Poor horses. :cry:

There was a blog and one lady said this:

BAD BAD JUJU!!!

I got the Ultra Boss last year that's marketed for horses. Tried to do the "pour on" on Lance (the big draft) and two mintues after we put it on he went all the way down and started moaning (course he's a big baby about ANY pain, but this was bad). Got the hose and soap and scrubbed it off all day long. The ONLY releif he got was when the water was on and keeping him cool. I KNOW it would have caused a burn if we hadn't of got it off.

I'd previously diluted it with water and sprayed it on some of the other horses cause I wanted to "test drive" it first and they did just fine with it heavily diluted. And it seemed to last about 5 days. Lance did fine with it diluted after that, but I WOULD NOT pour it on any more horses ever.

We use pour on's with the cattle all the time and they are just fine. I just cannot think that anything formulated cross species with equine/bovine is really a good idea when it contains both Permethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide.
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Postby LazyWP » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:07 pm

The only good part of the whole thing is, I am kinda forced to ride the young horses now. I think if need be, both horses are to the point that a person could ride them for a short time. I rode both of them bare back the other day, and they don't seem to be bothered by the hair loss that way.
This was the first and last time I use anything as a pour on. The weird part is it only happened to 2 out of 9 horses, and they are both mine. :twisted:
The 3 the ranch owns are all good, and all 3 of Lisa's are good. Must be something to do with blood lines. The other horse that lost his hair is a sorrel, so it wasn't because of the gray, so called lighter skin.

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Postby Faster horses » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:20 pm

Interesting, to say the least. Too bad it happened, but it's good you
are giving them plenty of time to heal up. Can you imagine how it
would hurt to put a saddle on them and cinch it down? I wonder if
you couldn't put some dituted apple cider vinegar on their back?
That is what the calvery used to toughen up horses backs. But
if their hide is showing, and not much hair has grown back,
vinergar might not be the best. Sure works on sunburn and other
burns tho.
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