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www.outlawtrail.com... input on scratches
Scratches, cause and cures, offer many stories. What
works for one case may not always work for another. True to our 25 years
of experience and competition (not bragging.... just alot of hard work and miles
in time...) we first try to prevent scratches!
Prevention starts with a positive routine. Just as you all probably have a
routine the moment you decide you are going for a ride.... ie your routine for
saddling your horse, etc. Our routine is grooming from the legs up.
That way we pick up the hooves first, pick and touch the very area scratches
normally first break out in. Some horses contract scratches
("s") on the cannon bone first for an example, instead of the common
place on the foot. So by touching first you can sometimes detect a
soreness and especially feel a skin break. No big news as most groom and
pick feet as a matter of fact.... but this routine has saved many of painful
Our Outlaw Trail vets first check for scratches before even
vetting a horse in for us on the Outlaw Trail. I cannot tell you how many
riders have been able to meet their goals of all five days by just keeping a
possible "s" outbreak. It is our first goal as managers to give
our riders the best ride of their lives. The trail is tough, but the
experience of a life time and it is important that each and every rider get to
ride! It is a big goal of our to put on a great ride and NEVER pull a
horse with scratches! This is not a ride promotion, just plain cold facts
of how we deal with a problem that is common to many tough rides and especially
stressful five day events.
If Novalsan works... GREAT! Bickmore works....
GREAT! Whatever works is just great. Purpose we all look for is
riding our horses without scratches. Education and input of this topic on
ridecamp is really tremendous and I certainly appreciate the fine service
ridecamp provides all of us out here! Thanks Steph &
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22 Camino de Abajo
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