EPM and Metabolic Challenges: Time’s Story

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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9 Responses

  1. Linda Clark says:

    Thanks for doing Time’s story.
    Horses have many problems that are never found.
    A few people would say it’s just a horse.
    I say it’s my family.

    • then5925 says:

      You are welcome, Linda! Glad to do it. I’m right there with you too–my horses are family to me as well. 🙂

  2. Vicki L Ciepiela says:

    Casie.. I love it that Linda has enough dedication to Time to take such good care of him. That is my way of thinking also… “Whatever it takes”! All my animals stay with me until death do us part, however long it may be. I love them all. Thank you for your inspiring post! 🙂 Vicki

  3. Lovely story – thanks for sharing.

    A testament to patience and ongoing thought with multi dimensional issues, and also how not to give up if you think things are not ‘right’. Each time I read this story I catch another aspect and hopefully others will too.

  4. I have “recovered” a mare which is now in my property. Diana, was poor when I got here 2 years ago, her weight was prob down by a quarter of what it should be and she was the “cat” of the herd, spooky, ill-tempered and very independent not by her own wish but by the management done to her over the previous years.

    You see, we all have personalities, horses have them too only a great majority of the so called “horse-people” no matter how great they are as a person, do not understand this.

    It took me a while to figure Diana out, a lot of observation and try and error, a lot of errors, I though: lets pamper the crap out of her because this is what she needs. Wrong, she only need my help to fit in with the herd, nice and quietly, she need what no other horse in my herd was keen to provide, a way in.

    I like to consider myself the boss of my herd, I know I´m not don’t worry, Violeta is – she is my soul sister and lets me play the boss sometimes only to a certains points tell me off for being to eager on the whole whisperer thing – but if there is one thing I´m good at is to introduce new animals to the herd because unlike in other areas of my life I understand the patience required and I add more.

    After 6 months, Diana was in, found her place and thanked me for that. Her riding improved, her stamina improved – also she put on about 200pounds which gave her a brand new look, looking fit in a herd is half way though some positive recognition by fellow members.

    Glad Time is doing ok, he still has donkey years to be happy. Good luck!

  5. B. Bagley says:

    BoyHowdy, this hits home. I’ve got an 18-yr-old Morgan gelding who looked like that last pic when I got him 3 years ago. Prompt change to grass diet and low-starch pellets helped. Grass-foundered when he was young but not so’s you’d know it now except for barely-noticeable ridges. Went through a period of stumbling but came out of it. Now showing a wariness to shadows when riding/driving at dust when before he’s always been fearless. Am going to try the selenium/vit E/chaste tree berry regimen. Thanks. Am about to pick up a similar 13-yr-old Morgan gelding who’s ~150-200 lbs overweight and real cresty, so maybe here we go all over again!

    • Kim M says:

      Hi, Can you give me more info on the selenium/vit E/chaste tree berry regimen? One of my horses has a thyroid condition and is on thyro-l. He has a huge crested neck and I have been trying to manage his weight. I have never heard of the chaste tree regimen and would like to know more about it.
      Thanks!

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