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post #131 of 251 Old 06-15-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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I gave her fresh water yesterday in a small bucket and she loved it I will take a picture and post proof.I also have a video I would like to share.It has my horse and the mule in it.She has now come into heat she showed signs of heat a week before.I am the one that is recording the video.The video will be on YouTube look up Barbie showing off.My friends so was riding Sedrick the mule.I will sneak and get some good quality hay myself and my friend says she does not need no hay nor rice bran but I think she does.Its not me it's him if I get in trouble with him because I wanted to feed my horse so be it.I am feeding my horse and that's a promise I am a Virgo and I believe in only right and my friend is a Gemini so he does one thing then does another.I will clean that bucket of water everyday and make sure it's fresh.I am going to a horse show in Scott county VA it starts at 5:00 p.m if I can't make it to that one there is a horse show in Hurley VA.I will ask horse owners what they did to make their horse look good and how they keep weight on them.I have loved horses all my life it runs in my mom's side of the family.My great-grandfather owned Clydesdales.I will do what it takes to get the care she needs.
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post #132 of 251 Old 06-15-2013, 01:19 PM
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No need to ask owners at shows for their feeding regimes; those are horses in heavy work, while you have a filly that is underweight and needs a different kind of diet. We've already offered suggestions on how to improve her health.

It sounds like this friend isn't such a great friend if she's going to get mad at you for feeding your horse.
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If he doesn't want me to get hay for my horse and the things she needs he is not much of a friend.I am taking the suggestions to heart.I am taking the advice very seriously.
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You seriously NEED to get that poor filly out of there and on 24/7 hay. If your friend "won't let you" feed your own darn horse you need to move her. She is STARVING for crying out loud! If you can't afford it, give her to someone that can.
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post #135 of 251 Old 06-15-2013, 01:46 PM
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It should not need to be said that all animals should have unlimited access to fresh clean water unconditionally. My question to you is, Would you or your friend drink the water you present to your animals???
Buy a large Tupperware tub and keep it filled with fresh clean algae-free water. Then get good hay. Holy cow.

Call the county extension agents I posted earlier. Its free and this is what they did 4 years at VA Tech for, to answer questions and help people.

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Thank you, Barbie. Buying a bale of hay to last her a few days is a great start, but you need to be sure you have the means to continue to care for her for years to come.

She will probably consume a bale every 2-3 days without quality grass, especially as she gets older. This is roughly $550 a year in hay, assuming prices don't go up in the winter. You're very lucky that you can find hay for that price.

You'll also need her teeth checked and done annually. Rates will vary by area, but it will probably be $100+ for this, which may or may not include the sedation fee.

Assuming hooves will be trimmed every 6 weeks, rates range from $30-50 per trim, so that's $260-430 per year.

Vaccines will vary by the area but will be at least $50 every spring.

Assuming you're not doing fecal counts and are deworming every 8 weeks, a tube of wormer is usually around $12. A Panacur Powerpak to kill encysted strongyles will be more. This is around $80 per year.

Does she have a run-in shed for shelter? This is an absolute necessity. Bedding will be an additional expense; straw or shavings (not black walnut). They come bagged, which can be very expensive, or you can find someone to deliver in bulk.

These basic expenses add up to over $1000 every year, not including any grain, supplies or electric. Are you prepared to pay for this without relying on someone else? Can you secure a vehicle to transport these necessities?

If there's any question in your mind about affording this, please consider finding her a new home.
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Your right if I can't afford it then I don't need her.I uploaded 2 videos of Barbie in YouTube feel free to check them out.I will also upload proof that I am feeding her fresh water and I will include the water that she was drinking.I didn't know that that water was bad for her until I looked into it on the Internet.I will get her some hay and the things she needs.Thank you for the advice.
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I gave her fresh water yesterday in a small bucket and she loved it I


I will sneak and get some good quality hay myself and my friend says she does not need no hay nor rice bran but I think she does.

I will ask horse owners what they did to make their horse look good and how they keep weight on them.I have loved horses all my life it runs in my mom's side of the family.My great-grandfather owned Clydesdales.I will do what it takes to get the care she needs.
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1) I see future tense, not past tense. HAVE YOU FED THIS HORSE SOME HAY? Because right now, i'm still seeing the "will do it in the future" that has dominated this thread.

Did I miss something here? I reread twice. =(

2) Thank you for giving her fresh water. I'm sure she appreciates it.

3) You've been given the same or similar advice over and over for how to feed her. If you want to ask at the show, that is your prerogative, but as others have said, the needs of a show horse are going to be different from your horse, sitting in the field and suffering from malnourishment.

I see you keep saying that you will do what you need to do for your horse. You may or not be making steps.

I don't know either way. I searched for your youtube video, but didn't see it. It would be really helpful if you posted a link.


4) You say you can only access the local library, but I will tell you right now that they probably have books on horse care. Have you read them?

I was going to say, you clearly have internet on your phone. I'd say buy some books through Amazon or Ebay, where they are super cheap, but if you're "on a budget"...
Well let's just say that many, many books, magazines and articles can be acquired through the internet, LEGITIMATELY or via torrents.

Again, if you are not a troll and you love your horse, then stop saying YOU WILL DO IT (in the future), and do whatever you have to to take care of it now. =/

We were all new once, we all started somewhere. At some point we all sat down and learned what needed to be done...or are still in the process of learning ;)

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Hmm. The first video seems to show two seconds of a pinto trotting out of view, followed by a man abusing a donkey. The second video shows a short clip of the pinto trotting. Both videos are taken from some distance. All I can tell from them is that the guy could do with a taste of his own medicine. Nuff said.
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