Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Our cows, donkeys, and horses are all pastured together. There's no way we can seperate them short of putting up more fencing and in my uncles eyes, the cws are more important than the horses and they wouldn't be happy with fencing some of the pasture off (and I'm not going to get them mad at me, they terrify me when they're angry)
It usually isn't this cold in AL, but the past few winters have been getting colder and colder... it's been down in the teens more often than not this winter, where last winter it was more in the twenties, and the winter before that and all it was in the thirties more often than not.
According to my vet, her teeth are fine, though she'll probably need floating again in a couple months or so... before next year, but he said it wouldn't be a problem until about fall. I'll have to feel her teeth, though, and make sure there's no edges or anything... I'll check tomorrow.
I'll also talk to the feed store owners and see what all they have. My friend buys a ration balancer from them, but they have to special order it for her and they charge her over 30 dollars for fifty pounds... I can't afford that every two weeks in addition to the feed I already buy and the mineral licks I buy.
I will, however, ask about some sort of senior feed, or something that's good for an older horse. I'm kinda hesitant to ask, because the new worker down there doesn't know a thing about horse feed (he tried to sell me and my friend goat feed claiming it would be 'perfect' for the horses problems...), but if I can get ahold of the store owner, I'll ask her.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)