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post #31 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:04 PM
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Mine have doors from their stalls to the dirt pasture and free access 24/7. Every day in summer we bring them back to the 4 acre back grass pastures to graze.
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post #32 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:18 PM
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Gotcha...how come you put her up at night? Just wondering

She gets REALLY tubby! haha ;)

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She gets REALLY tubby! haha ;)
Ah, I miss the days of having a chubby one to worry about instead of a hard keeper! Not that I'd want to worry about founder or anything like that, but it looks I'll be stuck with skinny TBs for life
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post #34 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:22 PM
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Mine are out 24/7 but they have no grass so they have a round bale to munch on all of the time. I do stall them when it rains for days on end (not often around here).
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post #35 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:23 PM
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All our horses are in good weight for now... hehe
So they are always turned out unless its raining.

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post #36 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:55 PM
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Mine are out from 7am - 11pm. They are in for the nights, or if it rains. When it gets warm here (July-Aug) they are in from around 11am - 9pm and out all night.

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post #37 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 01:56 PM
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We alternate our horses. Five of them go out during the day, and are stalled at night, and the others go out during the night, and are stalled during the day.

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post #38 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 02:53 PM
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Poor thing I don't know much about laminitis, have never dealt with it...what does she need to be fed to best keep it under control?

P.S. I completely understand horses that need to be kept off pasture for reasons like that. It's just when there's no other reason to keep a horse stalled that I'd rather not.

She gets free choice round bales stored outside and ration balancer only ... as well as Remission and MSM with shoes 24/7 365 with Equi Pak in them and she is sound and ridable still she is only 9yo's I have a long time left with her and her expensive ways

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #39 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 02:59 PM
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My horses all have Approx. 30x30 paddocks where they stay during the day. Then I have 3 grass pastures that I turn them out at night (so their coats dont get bleached). And I have a wooded acre that I let them roam free on the weekends during the day. And all their paddock open up to this acre.

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post #40 of 52 Old 06-15-2010, 05:05 PM
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gypsy is out 24/7 in the summer & fall [& part of spring if its not too muddy] last winter i brought her in a stall at night. i prefer having her out 24/7 bc i think its better for her & she tends to get hot when shes stalled up. our pastures are very very hilly though & i worry about them being safe in the winter.

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