I am in need of a wonderful home for a reg. icelandic mare. Her name
is mona fra lyndar. we've called her Lynda, now Stella???? Anyway, I got her in
spring of 2003. She came with an abscess and had good feet, but not good
farriers until April 2005. Kathy Ackerman, PNH instructor, passed Lynda and I L1
and shortly after she laid down with sore feet.
My vet, at the time, came
out and did not find soreness in feet,back, legs... So,I took her to Woodland
Run Equine Hospital for x-rays and was found to have low thyroid ( how can
they tell?) high insulin and suspicious liver enzymes. O.K. start all this
medication and put heart bar shoes on her. June, my regular vet, at the time,
came back out and put lilly pads on her also prescribed antihistamines as she
was having some allergic reaction on her skin. Sweet itch? what's that?
again in July to find some rotation on both front feet. 5-10% The summer
went on and I changed my farrier and Vet. Got her off the meds and got natural.
Done having shoes made... it's time to cleanse. In finding the many resources
on founder and that which relates, I had an AH HA moment. Stella, now, had had
a shot of dexamethazone that spring of 2004. Is this what started this whole
My property here in Ohio is wet and green. I have 4 horses on 5 acres
and rotate pastures. I am having a difficult time keeping this horse. The
isolation is making her unhappy. I can't monitor her except when I'm home as to
keep the muzzle on. She begins to itch in spring and scratches until Sept.
off comes the muzzle and back into your paddock...
The whole itching thing has
been another gig only to find a few years later that it is a fungus on the
legs that draws the gnats that bite. I ran the rounds of holistic and
herbalists to finally hear that M.T.G. is the ticket. I love the winter with her but
Spring is coming.
She is an easy keeper in the sense of not quality hay and a
mineral/probiotic and natural worming program.My set-up is not working and
Stella is not getting what she needs. Like a large dry area with a herd and
managed food. She has been free of abscesses and has been sound since the end
of July 2006.That in part to Tommy Lee Osha president of TLOP, Keith Seeley,
Dr.s Mac Barksdale, Robert Bowker and my holistic approach in horsekeeping.
Now that I have her physically together I don't have the time she needs to
exercise. She get plenty of play. She loves her herd. Stella needs a new zipcode
and someone that could use her .Before her episode, we trail rode and she
loved it.We have had the opportunity to get light working when we can and as
much as we can on the ground in L2. Some carrot stick riding and my 10 year old
had been riding her lightly until Oct.2006.
This is in the mares best
interest and I am putting her out there knowing you are connected. I have a coming
5 year old icelandic mare, a coming 6 y.o.cutting horse mare, and an 11 y.o.
arab/icelandic gelding trailhorse( I'm having to part with him too.) If I am
going to be honest with my horses I must be honest with myself...
I'd like to sell her as she is rideable and useable. She is domestic and
here is her registration so you can see that she is good stock ( Hrafn 802) Mona
fra Lyndar # US00201622. I have lots of pictures ,not on my computer, and
have references from my vet, farrier, Tommy Lee Osha as to her soundness. Her
gaits are wonderful. I have had other icelandics and paso finos and was raised
on a walking horse farm so I know gait. I have also worked cattle with her.
I'd like $3,000, being
that she is sound and rideable. I'd hope to not have her as a broodmare but
as a riding horse.She is light in phase 1 and will need a rider, handler that
understands these horses thresholds. Any horse can get resistant but I have
found with my icelandics that you don't have to go there... She does great in
a halter/hack and I have been using a myler bristol loose ring snaffle and
parellis new confidence snaffle.