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post #11 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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there is grass on our land. we do not think that horse is suitable to shorten the grass. we have a machine for that purpose. is the grass sufficient to nourish the horse?
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post #12 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:10 AM
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there is grass on our land. we do not think that horse is suitable to shorten the grass. we have a machine for that purpose. is the grass sufficient to nourish the horse?
In the summer (and depending on the condition of the horse and whether or not it is being used), grass can usually keep a horse full. But when it gets colder then you should be prepared to switch the horse over to another food course like free choice hay or grain.



I've asked this three times and still have not received an answer from you. What are you going to be doing with the horse? Riding it? Letting it waste away in the pasture?

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post #13 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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our land is large. we have five trees and grass. a horse would make the land better. we do not know how to ride a horse. we do not have equipment for the horse to operate. are such requirements necessary? will the horse become bored?
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post #14 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:26 AM
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You're talking about the horse like it's a machine. Horses need attention and a lot of care, not to mention they need at least yearly visits from a vet and visits every 6-8 weeks from a farrier. I don't feel like you're fully prepared to own and care for a horse.

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post #15 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:26 AM
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O.o maybe you should get something like a cow instead? they are much lower maintanence then a horse.

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post #16 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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we have discussed and we believe that frequent maintenance is unsuitable. a cow is similar to a horse. how much maintenance does a cow require? are there small cows? i have only seen large cows.
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Cows are lower maintenance than a horse but still require shots, worming, feeding if there isn't sufficient pasture, and vet care if they get injured.

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post #18 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 02:01 AM
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A cow or a goat would be best. Horses are a lot of work.

There are smallER breeds of cattle than your run of the mill cows you see all the time... such as dexter cattle... Dexter cattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would get a few goats if you want something small but a farm animal. Cattle, Horses, Goats, etc all SHOULD have a companion, ie: another farm animal with them; if you aren't going to ride/give them lots of attention...

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we plan to provide our pet with the proper initialization. we will take the pet to a veterinary facility and have it initialized before it inhabits our land.

we are pleased by the appearance of the small cow. we planned to buy one pet and we can not agree if we want a small pet or a large pet. you indicate that one cow is insufficient. will a small cow and a large cow provide each other with sufficient companionship?
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post #20 of 64 Old 06-18-2010, 02:13 AM
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Dexters and lowlines are a couple of fairly docile and small breeds, as WildSpot said cows still need shots, worming, feeding but they are MUCH easier than a horse to manage, do some research online.

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