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post #21 of 22 Old 03-16-2013, 04:05 PM
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We have cougars here and I have yet to have one attack any livestock. As someone posted above unless it is starving a full grown horse and cow are much too large for a cougar to take down.
I would not worry about it you running on a trail are more vulnerable to attack than your horse is grazing in a pasture.
We do have donkeys but only to protect from feral dogs. We have yet to ever lose a cow or calf to a coyote. Too many mice and cotton tails around for them to be interested in something as hard to kill as a calf or a colt. Shalom
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-20-2013, 07:25 PM
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Is there anyway you can create a smaller pen near your daughters stall? We have a 10x20, and as soon as we get the goats new shelter built, it will get divided in half, and will have a run off the front (divided) so its like a run in stall w/smal yard. I don't know how your barn is set up, but is that a possibility? That way your horse is close, but not totally confined?

I also don't put bedding in the shed, just going to put down mats. They don't like to pee on bare mats, so they go outside & do it in the dirt. Makes the compost pile MUCH smaller ;)

We only get Coyoties in our area. Sometimes I worry about the 2 goats, but they are near the horses, and often times even in the same pen as them. Plus we have 2 geese, and by gollie, that goose is a dang good watch bird! he's very kind to us, but I sure hear about it if something he doesn't know is around his area!
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