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Welcome to the GLFHA blog, Tips, and Tales. As horse owners, we invest time and energy to ensure our beloved animals’ safety and well-being. We seek input from medical professionals, we review the literature, and we initiate discussions on social media with our peers. We often worry about observed changes in our horse’s behavior and question ourselves about our management techniques relating to feeding and colic, how we fence and confine our herd, select breeding stallions to prevent genetic disorders, and how we best prevent and treat traumatic and training-related injuries. We, as owners, do our level best to prepare for and prevent mishaps and medical emergencies. The Great Lakes Friesian Horse Association (GLFHA) would like to share common experiences, tips, or lessons learned from our FHANA and GLFHA communities to broaden our collective equine safety and management knowledge.
Through this blog, our hope and goals are to increase your awareness, to help you design routine or emergency care plans, and ultimately protect owners, the horses we love, and the public at large. To that end, the first in a series called “From Tragedy to Ster: Keisha, an innovative idea offered by Larry Markey. We are excited to share our first “tale” from Larry and Lana Markey, one that we all can learn from, and that may help you address a challenging and traumatic event.
Routine Day Markey’s tale begins after they returned to their home in Wausau Wisconsin from a much-needed vacation. Upon arrival home, Lana did her routine rounds of the pastures to check on their beautiful herd of Friesians. While doing her rounds, Lana...