Do any of you let one of your older or more sedate horses walk around your property at will? I did that with Aladdin. He was out all day to make the rounds and be Kinglike, then at night I’d bring him in.
I’m sure many of you do not let your horses roam around your property – and for good reason! Horses can be very disruptive and destructive! Their hooves tear up the lawn, they like to eat your favorite flowers and they poop willy-nilly.
Hubby hates this. If he didn’t know that the topic of Aladdin was off limits, he would have insisted that Aladdin spend his last days NOT roaming around the property.
But, sometimes it is kinda OK to let your horse roam around. Especially if they are old, or arthritic or one of those ‘been there, done that’ kind of horses who will remain calm when UPS arrives and knows not to eat your prized ornamental grasses.
Tess is my older (22) ex-showhorse mare who has delivered 6 foals, is arthritic, stiff, rickety, sedentary, rarely does anything wrong and also rules the roost.
Hubby has agreed to let me let her graze on our front lawn because she is so well behaved and he kinda likes her the best… She flirts with him and he likes it.
Anyway, I let her out on the last sunny day we had here this week. Hubby was doing his gardening and I was grooming and futzing with the horses.
Everything was peaceful and lovely.
Out of flipping NOWHERE, my arthritic and sedate, ‘been there-done that’ mare burst into that mid-air Watusi that only horses can do, than sped up the hill, turned on a dime (totally wrecking the grass), did the kicky-bucky thing then leaped back down the hill and did a sliding 20 ft stop on the sloppy, wet front-lawn.
Me to Hubby: (jumping up and down with glee!) DID YOU SEE THAT??!!
Hubby to Me: (pissed and trying not to throw a rock at Tess) Yes, I saw it. She ruined the lawn!
Me: SHE HASN’T MOVED LIKE THAT IN YEARS!!!
Hubby: Uh huh. Great. Maybe she can replace all the divits.
Me: I HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS FEELING SO WELL!
Hubby: (grumbling and walking towards his garden to disengage before he exploded)
PHOTO JOURNAL OF HER PATH OF LOVELY DESTRUCTION
I didn’t have my camera at the time. And, even if I did, I’m sure I wouldn’t have figured out the video part soon enough to capture the moments.
So, I went inside right afterward and grabbed my camera for a photo montage of her exploits. Here you go:
I WANT SOME OF THAT STUFF FOR MYSELF (no affiliation)!
As you may have read in earlier posts, I’m testing some herbal equine products on my horses.
She is a new horse! My old, arthritic, grumbly, kinda pissy, ears-back lead mare is now … walking with a spring in her step! I wouldn’t say she is 6 years old again, but she sure is moving more fluidly and freely! I thought I was seeing her feeling more loose but I wasn’t sure until she pulled this little maneuver on the front lawn.
I have Tess on Omega Alpha Sinew-X. OMG! This is the stuff that has turned her around!
Now I’m a believer. So much so that I emailed the company and asked if it was OK for a human (me) to take it, too! This was the reply:
“Hi Dawn yes you can take Sinew-x however from our Omega Alpha Store Omega Alpha Store we sell the human and the pet products.
Glucosajoint is the one we make for humans as we can put even more Synovial and muscle and ligament support ingredients in that we cant put into our equine due to drug testing at my Olympic levels. So glad your mare is feeling better. If you decide to take the Sinew-x yourself then a teaspoon 2x a day should work fine.”
So, I ordered the Glucosajoint for myself and we shall see… But, if it doesn’t work, I’m putting a nipple on the bottle of Sinew-X and stealing it from Tess. I want to feel like that again!
IT IS FORMULATED FOR A PERFORMANCE HORSE… but my old mare is loving it!
The Sinew-X is formulated for the athlete horse who needs help with joints and tendons. But, I don’t have any hard working horses anymore, so I gave it to Tess who really worked hard in her show life and is suffering now.
It totally is helping her!
If you want to order Sinew-X (no affiliation), you can use this link.
I’ll let you know if the human formula helps me…
HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth… if you like this, please pass it around!
March Drop in the Bucket Fund: THE JUNKYARD 4.
These 4 sad horses were found in miserable condition, 2 pregnant, all starved – yet owned by a hay broker! To learn all about the Bucket Fund and to donate towards the care of The Junkyard 4, please click on the photo (photo credit, Trish Lowe)
Reading your post today, was just as if it was Me and my hubby! I had to laugh! I am also totally impressed with the products you are trying…. By the way, How old is Tess? I just bought a new horse, “Poncho” and he is closer to 20 than the 16 I was told. Which is ok, but I know I am going to have to begin looking at senior stuff…..
Hello again! I’ve been away for a while, but read all the posts I missed. I remember when you received the herbal products, and am happy to hear Tess is doing so well. I guess it’s back to the pasture for this “former oldster”.
I’ll have to send this link to all my “horsey” friends with animals who have similar conditions. I want them to become fans of your blog anyway, because I learn so much from your investigations, and love your stories and writing style.
Also, I look forward to Saturday’s photos and the funny captions, and hope you’ll keep it up. I haven’t commented much, but appreciate a laugh at the end of the week.
Gee Wiz!! That is what I need for me.. I’ve had chemo,have no veins left,got hit by a car and shattered my left humerus knobie thingie in the shoulder.. Knees are really bad from authritus.. which human thing is the same as the horse thing??
I have to say I never get tired of hearing sucess stories>
Thanks so much for posting it it was very entertaining.
We do a calming product called Chill that works nicely you might want some for your hubby :))