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Have you tried ON THE GROUND HOOF TRIMMERS? It is a trimming tool used for horses who cannot pick up their feet…






A while back, I wrote about one of Mama Tess’ trims and I mentioned how MT was tired after trimming the fronts and that she didn’t want to raise her back feet (and put pressure on the fronts) to have them trimmed.

Well…  one of you astute readers suggested that I purchase an ‘on the ground’ trimmer tool.

???

The reader said that I could purchase them through Jeffers.

I looked on the site and it sounded like an interesting concept… but there were not many reviews.

Hmmmmm.

After calling a few farriers and The Founder Warrior, no body had heard of these.

Hmmmm, again.

So, I decided to purchase a set.  If they work at all, it will help MT, so that was worth the purchase to me.

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HEAVY AND CUMBERSOME… BUT THEY WORK if you have strong arms

If you do purchase these trimmers, know that there will be a surcharge for the weight of the shipment.

And this knowledge should have been a clue to me…

These suckers are H-E-A-V-Y.  I was barely able to lift them, let alone open them.  I swear to horsegods, I could not budge them.   Even after WD-40, I still could manipulate them.

So, I called the local farrier who is helping me with Tess.  He came by and picked them up so he could practice before her trim next week.

The local farrier is big and strong.   He has horses and cows who can pose as guinea pigs.  So far, the tool is easy to use on cows… but he hasn’t tried a horse yet.

If any of you have used these, PLEASE let me know any tips or tricks you may have learned!!  Thank you!

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LAST DAY to help the Blind filly!  She for sure will have the surgery on one eye!  Hopefully, everyone will help her raise enough to have both done!  We are close!  Click here to donate!

You can see the clouds in her eye.  Both are like this - from her dam's illness right before she foaled.  The filly's sight can be restored through surgery if it is done immediately.

You can see the clouds in her eye. Both are like this – from her dam’s illness right before she foaled. The filly’s sight can be restored through surgery if it is done immediately.  CLICK IMAGE to read her story or donate!!


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April A HORSE BOX goodies!






As you all know, I signed up to get a monthly grab bag of equine goodies from A HORSE BOX.

For a nominal fee, A Horse Box will send out to you a goodie box filled with approximately 5-7 items per month.  For me, this is pure joy since I love surprises, I love to get unexpected things in the mail and I love grab bags – always have.

What arrived in my A HORSE BOX this month!

What arrived in my A HORSE BOX this month!

APRIL’S A HORSE BOX CONTENTS

I had never tried any of this month’s contents, so I’m excited!

1)  PONY PODS:  The all natural bubble bath in a sponge made just for ponies and the little hands that wash them.  Available in five ponylicious scents!  Click here!

This sponge is part of a larger program, Mrs. Conn’s Bath Day,  of pre-soaped (flavored) sponges…  If I was in a barn or had kids, I’d probably subscribe.  This seems like a fun way to make bathing your horse a good time.  And, I like the different scents of sponges.

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All kinds of fun scents!

2)  HAY WHERE’S THAT – It’s a  FUNGUS AMUNGUS

I have never tried this remedy, either.  It says, “Antimicrobial antifungal leg and body wash for use on fungus, rainrot and other skin irritations.

My neighbor’s donk has rainrot so she borrowed this.  I am going to use it on MT’s coronet band.  She doesn’t have any fungus, but it does get crusty from being wrapped all the time.  I’ll let you know if this helps, for sure!

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3)  CAVALOR MASH AND MIX:  COMFORTING EASILY DIGESTIBLE MIX PACKED WITH VITAMINS & ELECTROLYTES

This is an interesting concept… electrolytes in feed.  I also like that this is considered a warm water mash – a comfort food.

Inside the box was also a coupon to enter a contest to win a 3lb bag…

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*While checking the site, I saw that they have a IR/Cushings feed at 3% sugar and 5% starch.  It is called Fiber Force!  Good to know!  I’m going to try some with MT.

4)  DERMA-GEL:  Original Swiss formula:  Derma GeL “Animal Skin Care Tube Dispenser is an isotonic hydrogel made of high molecular weight polymers that promotes wound healing in all animal species: horses, dogs, cats, livestock, birds, reptiles and exotics. Derma GeL ensures a uniform porous barrier of protection against bacterial attack and foreign contaminants while maintaining skin moisture. No bandaging is required. Derma GeL promotes hair regrowth of the original color in affected area.”

I have never used this… but the case studies are very impressive.  I will try it on MT’s future abscesses to see if they heal more quickly.  Also, they gave us a discount coupon as well as the product…

Impressive.

Impressive.

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5)  JOLLY GOODIES apple treats for horses.  All natural, 100% dehydrated apple.

I like that there is nothing but apples in this.  The ingredients say, “dehydrated apple”.  That’s it.

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6)  COUPON FOR SADDLE LOCKERS.  Inside the A Horse Box was also a coupon for 10% off a SaddleLocker.  I don’t need this, but it is an interesting concept.

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FUN FUN FUN!

 

 

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Do your remember the 50-50 ice cream bars? This necklace reminds me of that! Orange Sherbert and creme!  was Only $42!    Now $32!
Czech Glass Orange Sherbert colored beads with crystal beads and large matte crystal at closure. Sterling Hammered cross! Necklace is 17″ with an additional 1.5″ for the cross!

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