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        04-09-2013, 10:52 AM
    Green Broke
    I self board and that's the only way we've done it for the past 10 years. "feeding real quick" for me is half an hour at the least, but that's only because I have to soak one of my horse's feed. I get his feed soaking the very first thing, then of I'm in a hurry I'll start emptying/filling their water buckets and getting their hay bag stuffed. Then I drop feed and while they're eating I finish throwing hay and picking out their paddock. Then I spray them down with fly spray, put a fly mask on my colt, and then lug everything back in where I have to rinse my colts feed bucket. Again, that takes at least half an hour and that's if I'm booking it. If I'm in no hurry and don't have anywhere to be, I'll be out there 1 hour- 1 1/2 hours brushing them, working with them, or just relaxing with them. I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. I don't trust anyone else to feed my yearling, anyways. He's a Hoover vacuum and has choked twice already, so I want to there to make sure his feed is soaked correctly and that he doesn't choke while he's eating it. Just like BEP, I like having the ability to see my horses every day and ensuring they're healthy and what I'm doing is the best thing for them. If I don't like something, I can change it then and there without notifying anyone.
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        04-13-2013, 11:02 AM
    We offer self and full care at our barn and the boarders that are on self care work really well together to cover each other if someone can't make it to muck or feed. I will help out our boarders as well if they can't make it as I'm out in the barn anyway. Just don't make it a habit LOL! They do work well together though to make sure their chores are all covered. So far, no drama... fingers crossed!!

    We don't have pasture care, we could we just don't offer it yet. From what some of you have said I may consider it. It is better, especially when the weather is nice. I personally think self care is the best, you get a better idea of how your horse is doing if you are there every day but I understand some people just can't be there that often. If you can do it... do it.
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