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post #541 of 969 Old 04-29-2013, 10:42 AM
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Endiku, I commend you for giving it a fair shot. I can see how it would be hard to "guard" her under your time and circumstances. Like the others have said, it isn't the biggest issue right now and hopefully she will settle down once she's home with Faydes. I'm sure she's going to be getting a tad bit spoiled for awhile anyway. She ought to be able to pack on a few pounds once she's settled and secure...the rest of us seem to have no problem doing that! LOL
Saw some of your Texas weather on the news yesterday and was relieved that the trip had been delayed. Wow. Quite a mess down there! Well, here's to divine intervention and wisdom greater than our own.
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The only thing that bothers me about her circling is that if we don't have time to fill another hay net for her in the morning, if we toss it on the ground she strings it all out and drags it into whatever mud or poop pile is most convenient at the time xD the pawing isn't a big deal if it doesn't bother anyone else, although it does make me a little bit nervous about hitting a hoof on a rail or something. I think that's just me being a worry wart though. Lol

She does stand fairly quietly without feed. Swings her butt around every now and then but for the most part she's fine. When I first started tying her she was super fidgety but I've been hard tying her to our patience tree every few days while I work with Sour and she's been doing tons better.

Ladytrails I didn't think about it that way! You're right. I'm so glad that it doesn't seem to hurt her to walk anymore. Its a terrible thing to see a baby who can't even walk, when she should be running, bucking, and playing!

What other behaviors are classified under OCD behaviors? She actually did crib back when we had her as a 3-4 month old but we realized that was due to ulcers. Once we treated those she stopped immediately.

Me too, nvr2many, me too...

Cherrij, by cereal I'm assuming you mean her grain? She's getting 3.5 lbs every day, and 4 lbs of alfalfa/timothy pellets. I don't particularely like having her on grain but we feel like she needs it at least for now, if for nothing but extra calories. She's on Nutrena Life Design: Mare and Foal, which was the lowest sugar, non mollasses feed I could get in my area. She just started eating it two weeks ago, after coming off of Purina Junior which I REALLY didn't like. It was a complete feed and smelled and felt like mollasses >.> you're totally right though. At least she's not a pig about her feed!

GreenBackJack- its been insane! O_o we only had a 30% chance for rain on Saturday, but ended up getting 7". And it looks like its about to start pouring again right now. My 'radar dog' is going nuts xD
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Cherrij, by cereal I'm assuming you mean her grain? She's getting 3.5 lbs every day, and 4 lbs of alfalfa/timothy pellets. I don't particularely like having her on grain but we feel like she needs it at least for now, if for nothing but extra calories. She's on Nutrena Life Design: Mare and Foal, which was the lowest sugar, non mollasses feed I could get in my area. She just started eating it two weeks ago, after coming off of Purina Junior which I REALLY didn't like. It was a complete feed and smelled and felt like mollasses >.> you're totally right though. At least she's not a pig about her feed!
Ok, it's not a lot of grain she gets, however being a youngster that needs to slowly gain weight and slowly go back into growing ( no sudden growth spurs are good for any animal) she should better be just on high doses of hay ( ad lib in nets preferably) keeping the pellets + some seed meal ( soybean or sunflower = whats left of making oil) and oil, starting at about 30-50 ml per day, + soaked beet pulp. ALL high fibre, high calorie food - beet pulp and oil, and oil meal actually is easier to digest and gives healthier energy for the horse than starchy feed - grains ( corn/maize is the worst in starch)... just saying, maybe you think about it... I know its not my place but I recently did a course on equine nutrition and been studying it deeper too and understood how wrong I used to feed horses... I only wish the best for Kenzie :)
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I think that Kenzie is coming along very well with the care that you are giving her.

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Since I just switched her feeds half a month ago I think I'll leave it as it is until Fayde decides what she wants to do. As it is she doesn't appear to be gaining weight too quickly...I'd actually like to see her gain it a little faster but understand that she has a lot of making up to do. She definitely is growing and is rather butt high at the moment, but not any faster than is typical I think.

Thanks for your suggestions though! She is getting ad lib costal hay as well as the alfalfa pellets and a flake of alfalfa hay for dinner. No corn oil or corn in her feed, although that's one reason I got rid of the Purina Junior. It had pieces of corn in it which made me wonder what else was in it that they didn't list xD She's onl UltraShine as a suppliment though, which has flax seed oil and ricebran in it.

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/sigh

Still on hold.

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post #547 of 969 Old 05-01-2013, 04:18 PM
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do we have an eta on the hold? Did I miss that part?
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I'm not sure what eta is edit to add? Yes, we're having some trouble with paper transfer that is holding things up, and we might have some trouble securing a trailer for her when Fayde is able to come, so we're on a bit of a hold at the moment, unfortunately :/

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We are hoping to have a "yes it's sorted out, come get her on X date" or a "nope, not going to be able to work it out, we're sending all the money back" answer for everybody by the end of this weekend. I feel so bad for getting everybody's hopes up if it ends up for naught.

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That being said, we sure could use some jingles, prayer, thoughts...whatever your thing is- that things are all cleared and Kenzie can be on her way home with Fayde very soon, because things sure have gotten crazy and we're on pins and needles over here waiting!

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