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Horse-Loving Diabetics


Horse-Loving Diabetics

For equestrians and horse-lovers with diabetes

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2014

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My horse Danny

Started by Lori Veliquette. Last reply by HorseLover101 Jun 25, 2014. 4 Replies

Pumps and riding..

Started by morggirl. Last reply by Libby Jan 14, 2013. 9 Replies

Who are the horse lovers?

Started by Elizabeth. Last reply by Pastelpainter Jan 15, 2011. 11 Replies

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Comment by Elizabeth on June 30, 2014 at 7:51am

He is SO CUTE! I love minis.

Comment by HorseLover101 on June 26, 2014 at 10:02am

This is Jake, a golden dun mini :) IMG_1934.jpg

Comment by Elizabeth on December 11, 2012 at 7:52am

I want to give a big public THANK YOU to an organization called One Horse At A Time (OHAAT). I recently took in a friend's 3-year-old Appaloosa stud colt because he was in danger of breeding her mares, and she could not afford to geld him. OHAAT provided a grant to pay the vet for the surgery, so this young horse is now the gelding he was always intended to be. He will have a better life as a result, and more importantly, he will not create further generations of horses in need of homes.

Comment by Elizabeth on September 16, 2012 at 6:32pm

I think you probably could, if you house trained it. People do, with minis. Even some big horses are persnickety about where they drop their load and could likely be trained to signal a need to go out. I had one mare whose stall was absolutely pristine every morning, except for one corner where she did her business. The paddock was the same way: one corner with all her droppings, everything else was clear. She saved us a bundle in shavings, that girl.

Comment by Pastelpainter on September 16, 2012 at 8:33am

It would be great to have a diabetic service pony outside, but would you really bring your horse into the house? LOL

Comment by Elizabeth on September 16, 2012 at 5:57am

I saw something recently about using mini horses as service animals. I am *dying* to train one to detect highs and lows. Can you imagine how cool it would be to have a diabetes service pony?

Comment by Camia on September 13, 2012 at 8:58am

equine therapy for my 9yr old type 1 son had been fantastic. I rode horses from the age of always thought they were magical creatures! So glad he thinks so too!

Comment by Elizabeth on July 16, 2012 at 7:43am

That's Buck, the gelding, below and this is his mother, Chevy.

Comment by Elizabeth on July 16, 2012 at 7:42am

Great to hear things are going well... we have ANOTHER new horse, this time a gelding, he's the son of the mare I mentioned in my last post and like her, he'd been "left" at a boarding facility. He is 9 years old and no one has ever done anything with him, but we've already got him ground driving and we think he is destined to be a carriage horse. Photos of him and his mom attached.

Comment by kiaa_ on July 16, 2012 at 3:31am

Hi guys! been a while since I last posted, but Im back in the game :) Hows everyone been? Hope all the horses are well :) Little update, moved my horse from his stable to a yard just up the road from mine. Been there since September, free of charge too which is a bonus :) He instantly picked up weight and now looks amazing compared to before :) Was out of work for a few months, which normally wouldnt bother me, but the last few times I've been riding him hes thrown me off. Thinking hes just fresh and fizzy from no work and seeing what he can get away with again? Checked his back out and he wasnt sore or anything. Planning on riding at least once a week now and I'll see how he goes :)

Adding a photo below, take care everyone!

Dont mind the rug above, it's so small on him now, in need of a new one thats how fat hes getting :)


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