I could have if we hadn't had six months of rain, in the summer it was ok (he is prone to them) but it is actual soup! Really horrible. Can't imagine anything staying on. Which reminds me . . . Shoes, again.
But not poulticing now, everything has come right again, he's out during the day so is just up to me.
God forbid I should ever have anything serious to cope with where the horses are concerned though, am disintegrating after a few abscesses.
i'd turn him out first, let him have a gallop about then ride as usual (but with one hand) unless you know he's going to go off like fireworks, in which case i'd find someone with 2 working hands to help!
I don't feed at all really, only a handful of nuts and chaff 1x daily to deliver the danilon and cortaflex (and equivite and fairy dust etc) - ever since we moved they seem to get fat on fresh air. But I mustn't start worrying about laminitis before I go to sleep!
yes my ability to bridge reins with one hand, roll a cigarette in other and let horse go like the clappers gave me an advantage on the racehorse simulator recently, although it was weird to gallop in a straight line for so l
Can you just turn him out in the school for a while first? Then he would hopefully get the worst of his bucking and squealing done.......
My dhorse is in for the time being with bad mud fever - vet visit no 4 just done - and I'm walking him out for 40 minutes plus a pick of grass but am dreading getting on and riding for the first time. I'm currently searching for someone with a walker that I can get him on for a bit - he's not lame but absolutely must have his leg kept clean and dry. It's an absolute nightmare on our yard as we are surrounded by mud.
So why was he in? Do you mean he was shut in a box? If not on box rest he should be turned out every day. It's difficult to give proper advice without knowing the circumstances. Also every horse will react differently. I know some that are loopy after a few days without being ridden, whereas I once had a mare who behaved pretty much the same whether she was in. out, ridden or not.
Have you got an arena you can use? I'd probably take him in there just for about 20 mins to start with - and have someone with you to make sure everything goes ok