COME ALONG WITH ME TO PICK UP MAX FROM THE VET CLINICJun 17, 2021
hey guys wel
cometo todays vlog so you guys know right off the bat that if you have horses you should be ready to do anything at any time and yesterday i sent max to get neutered at chaparral animal hospital um actually this was tomorrow and they're ready for us to go
pickthem up and we're me today because lee and benny have taken the big truck and eight horses downtown to get serviced and get ready to go to oklahoma and thiago is riding there and so he had least amount of things to do at the time so i got voted to go find it so hop in the truck let's go and see how max is doing well i made up my mind i already talked to janice uh i think it was last friday about max you know he is and he is one of my horses of the future a really nice horse very well bred but uh he can just feel he just has a jitters in him than in years past I would have probably tried to figure it out and probably know to toss a coin about whether it worked when we show but you know we look to make good show horses and we want to win and then I just don't want to have to know I have it and it hits me head against the wall so, you know, i talked to janice and i said you know i think it would be best if we just went ahead and yelled at max that he's a little nimble on the ground and lots of reasons to consider doing it and she said absolutely yes you know what you think is best for him, so we make the appointment for Tuesday.
This horse, you know again he's a lot of things, but he's usually docile to be tied up well. Yesterday I looked up and I'll be damned. and he's running around the round pen and hot walker and then not only that it took benny and thiago about 20 minutes to catch him I mean we're out there and I mean he's acting like a horse that's never been caught before it was the most fun and i was telling those guys i swear he knows we were g he's going to kill him tomorrow he's trying to run away i mean he was gone even like he backed up against a cactus and i had to pull a cactus out of his ass, it was the most fun, it was as if he was like anyone. or you could take it one of two ways, either he understood what we were saying and was getting off the dodge or you just know it was the final straw, the final validation in our decision that yes, max needs to do it now.
comein the ranks of a good gold. How many times have you regretted castrating him? never yeah im very excited though with big i think we talked about that a little bit uh one of my other future mary horses beth tim and mary. bess we yell at him now idk it's been a couple months and that horse is doing amazing i mean you saw we took him on the road straight to sedona and you know stop turning everything he's doing great . very pleased with that so knock on wood hoping max f continues down the same path and you definitely learned our lesson from last year if you're going to neuter them in their future season do it early you know open that nightmare with carmine you know i mean whatever thing can happen is that thing where it is like you think in the industry if there are more geldings there would be more potential winners in the arena do you think that makes a big difference in people giving up wanting to keep them as studs and it is possible that they had one? that came out and one more but because they wanted to keep them with the stallion that hindered their career most of the time that happens 100 you know I think you could have some nice geldings that are average stallions I think it happens most of the time I've been guilty of it in the past.
You know you're stuck in it. Well, I want this to continue like this. I'll let someone else decide. that's on you know if you're sel ling young horses i can believe that a bit but if you plan to show them you know i just and i keep coming back and everyone knows the right answer they just don't want to accept it right but if you ask yourself look in the mirror are you trying to be in the breeding game or do you want to be in the winner's circle and i think if you answer that honestly i think the answer becomes pretty clear you know if you go out and see your trainer wrestling with that horse more times than not or if you're the trainer and you have a horse that just doesn't hold anything back, oh he's, you know he's very talented and if I put my thumb on him for four days out of the week in that day five is awesome, well now ask yourself do you think that's going to work, do you like those odds to go compete, do you know where, uh, like the future, for example, you have to be three times good.
What are your odds? down so you know if you're looking that's f From that point of view, you can't say that stallions are more dominant than mayors or geldings. Not true because marriage and guilt are our biggest money. Those positions that people want to take are not true. I think if you're trying to make the trail as easy and smooth as possible for your horse, you'll have fewer injuries and more trophies. I think it's as simple as that. here's the chaparral vet medical center it's a ghost town around here that's a good sign at the vet hospital i have to choose which door leads us to this joint oh there it is hey max i like the stone halter glad you called that to make sure it would have been really bad well if he hadn't broken his own um being a naughty little cult yesterday right he would have been using his own so it all worked out all worked out great um um so he came today um to get his castration done yo In the hospital just because he's an older horse and sometimes older horses with bigger testicles are more at risk of complications so it's good to do it in a clean hospital environment.
Is waking up. He is trying to get out. Is waking up. he's going to put up with the antibiotics, he's going to be on antibiotics for a week, so he's going to be on antibiotics and some phantomine, um, so he's already had a dose of each today and he's going to have to start again tonight. um, as an exercise, I mean, what a good question for today? He just needs to rest ok so we want 24 hours strict rest in a stable and that helps the surgery site to seal up and then after that 24 hour period he needs to be exercised regularly so that we want him to run he can throw it he can jog it he can go out and run around a field we want him to exercise because that will help help limit swelling it doesn't stop sliding he's okay with dirt and stuff doesn't get stops the slide yeah at least he doesn't look at me like I did it to him he doesn't know I did it to him so let's get on with it so no one tell him he's not acting like he's been castrated Everything looks like it needs to be ridden on this moment, okay Max, come on dude, he likes it here, he hasn't realized what's happened to him, but come on, dude, we're going to have to have a towing lesson, but last time you put it on. in a trailer he had surgery that's true yeah maybe he's putting it together good boy ok let's put that on the to do list trailer loading with max that will be our next uh our next lesson, ok, ok, thank you very much let's go.
I know if anything comes up you'll keep me posted perfect we'll do it thanks ok see ya yeah ok max you're home you definitely know what the next week's tip is going to be about. loading into the trailer i don't know if maybe he just wasn't feeling well or he just needs more work to load which i think that's the case but it's going to be a day since he had a pretty big surgery no he didn't lose Appetite, okay, we'll leave you alone now, go see what else I have to ride. It's the end of the day.
See if anyone is left. The blonde was saddled up before we went to
pickup Max. She is my last horse on the list, but I think Martine must have done it. Probably thought she wouldn't be back so fidgeted her like...yourself day so gotta throw her back blondie one wimpy little step out of missy attitude and that was the mother to face the attitude, craig schmerzel's first ever futurity champion i think i showed you at the barn the other day. now you guys are going to get a chance to see her ride she's been doing great I can't even honestly tell you this Philly has had a bad day she's been so consistent we took her on her mother's day slide. and i just texted her and she acted like she was a bee n there before that is a good sign excited about her until it starts to get hot here we have the fanatical fans running in the sand we have the great goalkeeper here ready we have to do everything as much as possible to try not to overheat what i like about blondie is just this here she just comes out of her post pretty ready to go a little as big he's a little the same way you know she's been waiting all day for me and i jump in to go walk and trot and she immediately feels like a kid's horse honestly she feels like one that you could put a little kid or a novice rider on and they could sit there and do this whole trot the day like you're giving a lesson or something of course that's not what I'm going to do but that's the kind of mentality he has and it will be fun to see where he lands at the end of the year because normally this is three years old year old those with the mindset like this tend to do very well it's defi finally makes me feel a little better about going to the derby in oklahoma i'll be gone for a full week and this is one of the last rides i'll have on it before of leaving and you always know it makes you sleep a little better i'm even focusing on the other guys in apache and rooster and rude and lefty and uh player in rio but these three year olds are the next lineup coming later in the year and you know sometimes we can bring them with us and this time we have to leave them home but as well as she is riding at the moment you know I think it's going to be good for her too just to hang out go out and go to the walker and maybe they'll put on a little bit of weight and you know just take it easy on their week I think it'll be even better when I get back so it definitely makes me feel a lot better you know leaving these guys at home who I think are just or where they should be i think that's it for blondie for all oh yeah i was planning on just going out to reassure her she's really trying to be nice so i really haven't seen her since then and i'm working on something if you know if it is right you know how they say if it ain't broke don't fix it so i think i'm going to turn it off right there i think we've all had enough for today thank you all for joining me you know i appreciate all youtube channel subscriptions following on instagram all a those who like the comments in particular the comments if you have any questions dm me email me we try to answer them um and for those of you who have been watching the videos if you want to see more go to the subscribe page at mattmillsraining.com sign up for access to my entire video library we are now oh i think we are at 250 and adding more all the time so thanks for coming Next time you guys see me I'll be after the nrha derby in oklahoma city so we'll be on our way this one after we get the team there we'll see how everyone does.
I'm showing Tiago and Mary Beth, so we'll give you a report. Watch it, there's going to be a live webcast, go there, watch the action, you know, it's going to be great horses and great riders. We'll talk later and you guys are skilled to the max. right it's tony yeah oh that's lee trying to fool everyone ever since he brought max out with stoney's halter that was a dirty trick.
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