Please bring any problems you note to Joanie's or an officer's attention. It may be nothing,
or it can be serious. It is better to be safe than sorry. Please remember that these are special needs horses,
and require extra care and attention. Before you attempt to doctor the horse, make sure you know what you are doing.
It is best to have someone demonstate the correct way of performing a procedure rather than attempting to do
it on your own.
Some of our horses need to be treated
with DMSO. Horses requiring treatment are listed in the medical records book in the feedroom. Before attempting
to apply DMSO for the first time, have an experienced member show you the correct procedure.
Sheath cleaning should be done as needed, with a minimum of twice a year.
Please do not attempt to do this on your own. You will usually need a partner to keep the horse occupied. Do
not sheath clean if you have long fingernails. This procedure should be done with great care and allow yourself
enough time to do it correctly. If you have never sheath cleaned before, have an experienced member demonstate the correct
way to do this.