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post #41 of 44 Old 01-20-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Fargosgirl View Post
I know this isn't exactly on subject, but I do a lot of horse sitting and the scoop issue can drive me crazy when people aren't specific, I'll be told to give "a scoop" of this or that only to find a wide variety of scoops sitting on the counter in the feed room in various sizes.

The worst is my neighbour who has a 1/2cp. measuring cup she feeds with. Mare #1 gets 5 scoops with it, Gelding #2 gets 9 scoops, Gelding #3 gets 14 scoops for a grand total of 28 scoops! Seriously how much time does she think I have! I have tried to talk her into getting a bigger "scoop" but she refuses, she thinks this is more accurate(!?!) A rounded scoop vs. a level scoop in her case could double her feed bill.

She takes the cake for making me crazy when I pet sit!

In this case I'd buy my own 3 quart scoop to take with me for pet sitting. Then I'd measure how much each horse gets with the 1/2 c scoop, into the 3 quart scoop, and mark with a sharpie. I'd keep my scoop at home and bring it when I was pet sitting. Saves me time and hassle, doesn't require the OWNER of the horse to change her ways for the SITTER who is temporary.

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post #42 of 44 Old 01-20-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
And the barn feeds my horse, in scoops.. but not every scoop is created equal even if you use the same scooper. People have different ideas of what a full scoop looks like.
If you use the flat bottom 3qt scoops they are. They are marked with lines and you fill them to a line.... same amount every time.
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post #43 of 44 Old 01-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Delfina View Post
If you use the flat bottom 3qt scoops they are. They are marked with lines and you fill them to a line.... same amount every time.
The ones they use aren't marked, they have a built in handle though. http://images.auctionants.com/5-100738.jpg Similar to that but slightly taller.. but no marks and 3 different people feeding. I'm sure my horse is fine, though. I'd just do it differently.

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post #44 of 44 Old 01-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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I weigh everything with a scale

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