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    04-18-2012, 09:33 PM
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Wean at earliest 4 months to 6 months. IMO
I don't send any horse through an auction.
If I cannot find a home for one, I keep it. I do without so my horses have what is needed. I do not breed horses, there are far to many unwanted starved abused animals that I do not add to the problem.
I don't think Mexico is the answer.
I would not take a horse to slaughter but there is a need, beats starving to death slowly and painfully.
A bullet to the head is better than starving to death.
I don't do guides or pack trips or need a string of dude ranch broke horses.
I would love to have an Amish raised and trained horse.
As stated in my first comment,, it is my opinion. You are entitled to your opinion . There is no need to condemn people for thier opinions. What I find cruel someone else may not.
The last Auction that was in my local area, started refusing lame , crippled, and starved animals. They lost their variance with the county and closed a few years ago. It was a dumping ground. You could find some good horses. The killers were in attendence every auction when it was running.
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    04-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Originally Posted by Ripper    
One thing that would help this food is to break two eggs and side it down it's throat.

I would do this very two or, three days.

That should have read "every".....
    04-19-2012, 12:02 AM
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Cherie- Thank you for the advice on milk replacer and feeding, My husband went to the next big town an hour away and talked to feed store owner who suggested Pellets called Lone Star nutri boost it is fortified with probotics to help digestive system he said something about the baby eating mothers poop. He also got a milk replacer made by Manna Pro Unimilk for foals . The man said he has raised several using these two products with no problems. The other products were ok but he used these. So we will see. Didn't see any of them with the names you mentioned but like I said we live in a small area so probably don't have the access to the same things you do. I am a newbie at this and she just going to be a pet I not raising her to sell, show or anything but I do understand wanting her to be a horse and not think she is human. I also don't want her wanting to sit in my lap if she gets 1000+ pounds LOL Thank you for the information.

Kayty, I understand that part abou being a lap horse perfectly that is what I am dealing with with the horses Pepper is with now they have all been with this couple from a very young age and are spoiled get in your face want all the attention etc. I want her to keep her loving temperament but don't want her being an attention hog wanting me to pet her all the time and then get mad or bite at another horses when they are getting attention. So I am working on finding the correct way to train her. She is letting me pet on her and each day I can do more and rub longer, like I said she is a very gentle and even tempered horse, But right now with the bigger horses trying to hog all the attention she is constantly on the look out for them. So I think building trust with her will be easier once we get her home.
We tried to get Pepper today but had lots of trouble with the bigger horses. The man that owns the big horses was out of town today his wife was there but she is a petite framed like me and we had a hard time trying to keep those horses away and while trying to get a halter her. He had said when he first said I could have her that he would have her halter broke when we got her. We just didn't expect mom to die so suddenly. We had a hard time trying to get a halter on Pepper while fighting with the older horses. They would get spooked and whatever the older horse did pepper did. I could walk up to her or she walk up to me and pet her no problem but I have lupus and am just getting back on my feet and such so don't have the strength to be able to hold onto the rope if she took off running and I didn't want to hurt her, plus I didn't want to go mud sliding across the pasture if she took off puling me behind her. LOL . Pepper had only met my husband a few times and she would let him pet her but not with the rope in his hand. She smart cookie LOL So we are going to try again tomorrow when the owner of the horses are there to control his plus he feeds 2 times a day and always messes with Pepper and had just begun working with a rope around her so he might have a better chance of getting a rope etc on her without her hurting herself.
Is there any articles on this site about training a horse from a baby on up that I can't find? I am looking for ways so as I spend time with her I can start working to get her halter broke etc and train her properly. If yall could point me to a good site, article or have any suggestions on getting a colt halter broke etc it would be very helpful for me. Like I said I am a newbie at training I have had horses growing up but haven't been around them in years since I got sick. I got her because I fell in love with her when I saw her and she came right up to me when I was standing at the gate. Plus it will give me something to get outside to do that I will enjoy doing.
Thanks for the advice hopefully we can bring her home tomorrow. Thanks again yall are life savers!

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