Yesterday, I wrote about BG. I told of her recurring hives and how I haven’t found a cure. But, in separating her to try to tend to her in the best way possible, I found that she liked all the extra attention. She is blooming.
QUESTIONS about BG and what might be causing it/cures
Many of you asked if STRESS could be her issue.
Well, possibly. She has lived with Finn and Wrigley for many, many years. But, Wrigley is a bold and pushy horse. Even though BG is higher up on the pecking order, she may feel the stress of always having to deal with him.
I could separate Wrigley, but he gets very emotional and breaks fences and gates. If you remember, about 5 years ago, he was the one running around with the gate around his neck…
So best to separate BG and let Finn deal with Wrigley, because Wrig is deathly afraid of Finn, for now…
Another question was about prednisolone (prednisone for horses). I have not tried that and will try it if what I am trying doesn’t work – and the vet prescribes it.
The last question was about herbs. I’m using FOR THE LOVE OF THE HORSE skin allergy remedy now. PLATINUM SKIN AND ALLERGY was recommended. I will try it if needed.
Today, after grazing on all this green grasses/herbs/weeks with Gwen, BG decided to follow Gwen into her pasture. This was a new idea. Gwen has lived with Finn, Wrigley and BG previously, but I removed her because someone kicked Gwen and since Gwen is older now, I didn’t want to risk her health.
But I hadn’t put Gwen in with BG alone. I know they are OK with each other. They aren’t friends but they don’t hate one another. I’m not too worried about them together in the largest paddock I have because there is plenty of ‘getaway’ room and I don’t think BG is aggressive anyway.
We will see. As of tonight, they were clearly social distancing, but not fretting at all.
And, Finn was happy because I put him and Wrigley in the next door pasture.
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