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charli watkins - 2011-04-12
I have a clydesdale and he is so handsome his name is Merlin. Me and my mum do absolutely anything for him. He is 21 now but even though he is getting slower I think he still has alot of life left in him. He does suffer with feet problems and lots of money has gone into it and I was wondering if they are common to get problems like that? I do advise if you buy one to rug them in the winter by the time they are 18 beacuse they start using all of the food you give them to keep them warm and become anorexic.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    A Clydesdale is a big guy and from what I have read, many are subjected to feet problems. He is older and even us humans have foot problems as we get older. There are various foot balms that are recommended - I don't know if they work or if they help. The way I look at it is if they are natural then what can it hurt. I have a litle amazon who is 27 and he has arthritis in his toes. Now I can't give him aspirin but he gets around just fine.
  • Linda Gregson - 2013-11-28
    We have a beautiful now 12 year old mare. We have had her since she was 4. Her temperament is lovely and she is easily loved, but she has in the last 12 months had feet problems which started with Mud rash on all 4 feet. After various treatments we got rid of it on all four feet and then one came back. It has been and still is a nightmare. We are hopefully getting somewhere now. Her feet have been constantly washed with various solutions and treatments, some have helped but still not gotten rid of it. It was diagnosed as pastern dermatitis. She has also been lame. Some of the treatment I fear has caused her a foot rot/thrush condtion to her frog. That I fear was an antibiotic solution used after the wash for the last couple of months. I am now trying a Tasmanian Kunzea oil mixed with Dermosolve. Hopeful. We have her also on seaweed in her feed and have started on Echinacea to try and build some of her immune back after endless antibiotics.
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bethan - 2013-11-07
i can not wait till next year gettin my own appaloosa i am 13 but i will be 14 any advice

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Anonymous - 2013-11-07
i am planning on getting an apaloosa horse. so gorgeous.

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Claire - 2013-03-20
Beautiful horse!

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  • lilly - 2013-10-04
    I think they are more than beautiful I love them to bits and I have one of my own called beth.
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Amy Poole - 2013-09-28
I was disappointed in the comments toward the person bucked off a haflinger. My mare threw me the first time I got on. She was sold as a professionally trained horse and she was professionally ruined! I was very upset because I bought her long distance and trusted the woman who sold her to me. After plenty of tears and the woman refusing to take her back I had her re-trained by a wonderful man. It was touch and go but she finally came around. My trainer told me she was afraid of people. From what he could tell she was spurred and yanked in training and it nearly made her have a nervous breakdown. That was 5 yrs ago and I still have Lucinda and love her very much. She has not done a mean thing since. I have had horses all my life but never one that was abused. Do not be so quick to blame the person that was thrown! My mare was lucky I spent the money and found a good trainer. Many would have put her down or sent her to slaughter. Thank God my story has a happy ending!

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Anonymous - 2013-06-23
I'm 11 years old and I just got a 3 year old horse and she's fixing to have a colt. Will she do any thing to harm it if I go in to take care of her? Please reply.

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  • ef - 2013-09-26
    i have a beautiful appaloosa horse that has had 6 children i have been there the whole time so don't be afraid
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Kyra Andzik - 2013-09-06
I'm possibly (hopefully) going to get a horse. I'm really interested in the appaloosa breed, but I am an english rider, and I don't know if the breed would do well as a hunter jumper? And also is this breed cheap? Like Vet wise and Health.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-08
    The Appaloosa horse is a hardy breed, but will require the same equipment, care, feed and veterinarian services as other durable breeds. The average cost of maintaining and caring for a horse can run about $2,500 and up per year.
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Anonymous - 2013-08-29
I purchased a 2 year old 1/2 Percheron 1/2 quarter horse paint, who is 16.2 right now. He is gorgeous, sweet and really friendly and lovable. I was wondering when I should start riding him, he will be 2-1/2 in November. As I was told they develop lot slower..

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-01
    When I was growing up we had quarter horses and quarter horse mixes. We would start working them at 2 years, and then by about 3 years we were starting to get on them.
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LL - 2012-05-04
Hi, can someone give me some input on feeding of fyord horse, located in florida, how much food does it need .. really....... it gets no grazing and only gets minimal hay, one to two flakes coastal hay, bored to death, only gets 1/4 of scoop twice a day. very depressed horse......

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  • Jim Smith - 2013-04-22
    Sounds like he needs a job, put him to work. Horses do not make good lawn ornaments. It is your job as a responsible horse owner to keep him fit, which means exercise, which in turn will stimulate his mind.
  • Dream Giver - 2013-08-21
    I see this all the time running a rescue. People talk about fat unmanageable horses. Horses need jobs and interaction. Don't try to manage weight with feed alone. They need exercise and socialization. Give them direction and love or please people don't get animals!
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Ellen - 2012-01-25
Are these horses are good at jumping?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-26
    Yep
  • rachel - 2013-07-08
    Yes they are great at jumping because of their outstanding body build.
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