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    05-18-2011, 09:33 PM
  #1
Foal
Cranky Mare...Penny in water trough?

Anyone ever heard of an old wives tale about putting a penny in the water trough of a really cranky mare and it will supposedly put her in better spirits? I'm assuming something maybe to do with copper/menstrual cycle?
     
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    05-18-2011, 10:03 PM
  #2
Trained
Never heard of it. I don't see why you couldn't try it though. Certainly isn't going to do any harm unless you can find a penny that floats! LOL
     
    05-18-2011, 11:03 PM
  #3
Started
Sounds like folk lore. I wouldn't believe it. I'm assuming the logic behind it has to do with copper? A penny isn't going to add any digestible copper into your mare's water, unfortunately.

If only it were so easy! Lol.
     
    05-18-2011, 11:31 PM
  #4
Weanling
Wouldnt hurt to try! If you do let me knos how it goes!
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    05-18-2011, 11:34 PM
  #5
Weanling
To get any effect from the copper you would probably have to toss a few pounds of pennies in that trough... Not a bad idea, but I'd rather take my horse to the mall and have him drink out of the wishing fountains they have there ;) Its probably cheaper.
     

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