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        01-07-2013, 04:44 PM
      #211
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    $35 a bag for Enrich 32? I'm not sure how much that one is up here, but I know Nutrena Empower Balance is ~$24 and Triple Crown 30% Supplement is ~$38 here, and I'd expect the Purina to be cheaper than either of those.

    If we could ship a pallet of Enrich 32 down to you, you could fundraise by selling bags for a couple dollars cheaper than the feed store
    I just paid 32$ for Enrich...and Empower is 30$..... makes me wonder........
         
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        01-07-2013, 05:05 PM
      #212
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Yep, $35 >.> and one bag would only last me about a week and a half. The Equine Junior that I bought her was $22.95 I believe, significantly less. Ofcourse the quality isnt quite as great IMO and since I'll be feeding almost 1/5 of the bag every day, that means its going to last me a week at most. THIS is why I have a fairly easy keeping miniature horse as opposed to a full sized horse. She gets 1/2 pound of a $25 feed a day and two flakes of hay and she's fat even though she's still lactating! XD

    Prices have a lot to do with the fact that we're recovering from a drought right now, I think. Hay still costs quite a bit for a decent bale as well.

    As other news, I have recieved Egrogan's and Faydesmom's money and on Kenzie's behalf let me just say thank you very much to you guys! My boss and I especially enjoyed the little card with one of them, and we were tickled to see the adorable stamp with your horse on it Egrogan! How neat! Now I'm really wanting some of those... >:)
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        01-07-2013, 08:58 PM
      #213
    Yearling
    Awww...we were happy to help with what we could.

    As for the photo stamps, I've done them a couple of years at Christmas (one year with my dog wearing a ski hat). It's sooooo simple, and though a little pricey (I think it was about $20 total, including shipping), I just get one sheet printed up and use them for people I know will appreciate them :)

    This was our stamp a few years back with my dog, Jimmy Carter:
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        01-07-2013, 09:36 PM
      #214
    Started
    There is so many feeds out there it is sometimes hard to choose.I prefer going with a supplement feed rather than complete feed.They get their hay,beet pulp,oats & supplement. Supplement wise I use Calf manna with good results on all ages of horses. It is pricey but you don't feed much{so in long run may save} it is more a top dressing & have yet to find a horse that doesn't like the taste{they gobble it up}.
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        01-07-2013, 09:37 PM
      #215
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Haha, well thanks for sending one to us then! I actually cut it out and its on our cork board at the farm, just to see his pretty face ;)

    Painted- yeah, I'll probably have to do lots of experimenting to figure out what works for her. I don't see her being adopted at any time toon though so we have plenty of time. She's going to be one of those really hard adoptions because we can't guarentee even pasture soundness at this point. She's still limping slightly and has puffy hocks dispite the fact that she's standing much more and there isnt anything obviously wrong with her shoulder. And with the nutritional problems...who knows. In this economy I can't think of anyone that would want a very high maitenence yearling that has been stunted and gone through a lot of sickness. Its too much liability. If I were to put her in the critique section right now and not mention that I'm the one caring for her, 100-1 chance is that everyone would tell me its too risky and not to take her in, which is what people will tell anyone that comes to see her as well :/ poor little gal. We're even having a hard time adopting out Breeze, and she's a middle aged, VERY promising, well built mare! The horse market is terrible right now.
         
        01-07-2013, 10:56 PM
      #216
    Yearling
    Painted, I've had good luck with calf manna, too! It goes a long way and gets results fast...probably cheaper than some of the 'horsey' supplements, too.
         
        01-08-2013, 12:34 AM
      #217
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Endiku    
    haha, well thanks for sending one to us then! I actually cut it out and its on our cork board at the farm, just to see his pretty face ;)

    Painted- yeah, I'll probably have to do lots of experimenting to figure out what works for her. I don't see her being adopted at any time toon though so we have plenty of time. She's going to be one of those really hard adoptions because we can't guarentee even pasture soundness at this point. She's still limping slightly and has puffy hocks dispite the fact that she's standing much more and there isnt anything obviously wrong with her shoulder. And with the nutritional problems...who knows. In this economy I can't think of anyone that would want a very high maitenence yearling that has been stunted and gone through a lot of sickness. Its too much liability. If I were to put her in the critique section right now and not mention that I'm the one caring for her, 100-1 chance is that everyone would tell me its too risky and not to take her in, which is what people will tell anyone that comes to see her as well :/ poor little gal. We're even having a hard time adopting out Breeze, and she's a middle aged, VERY promising, well built mare! The horse market is terrible right now.
    Set up a pony express route and get her from texas to western kentucky and I'll take her...**** I wish we lived closer. I got nothing but time and don't really care if I ride or not, I just like having horses.

    Sure wish I could have sent more, but I'm happy to have donated what I could...give her a big smooch from me once her nose isn't all snotty!
         
        01-08-2013, 10:18 AM
      #218
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Haha, she can have that kiss very soon then Fayde! She's about 90% clear with just a bit of drainage that needs to be cleaned up in the morning. The vaseline that someone mentioned is working like a charm. It makes her look snottier that she really is, but her hair hasn't rubbed off anymore. The cut on her shoulder is almost completely healed as well :)

    You know, if you're serious there is a very good chance that I could figure something out if I could find some people to pitch in xD maybe rescues who are willing to help haul along the way? Of course it would be another 6-8 weeks before I'd feel safe hauling her and that's a long ride but.... ;) we'd atleast know she'd be very well cared for! Maybe a very late Christmas pony? And who knows, maybe if she'll never be safe for adult weights, she might be suitable as a small children's therapy horse way down the road...

    I'm throwing temptation at you by the way ;) is it working?
         
        01-08-2013, 03:47 PM
      #219
    Weanling
    Actually, yes it is working. I'm very tempted. My hubby says we could drive down and get her in our van, and she can lay down on the bed in the back for the ride home!! He's so silly sometimes.

    And that time frame would actually be pretty good for my plans for our property. I should be well on my way to having all my fencing up and a couple stalls done by march or april. So...I guess we'll have to see what happens between now and then.

    And I'm glad to hear the vaseline is helping, it works wonders on keeping wound ooze from scalding the skin below leaky wounds as well.
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        01-08-2013, 04:54 PM
      #220
    Weanling
    That would be so awesome FaydesMom if you could do that! I would love to take her, but right now another horse is not an option. Endiku -- I love reading these updates. One day when I'm ready to take on another horse I plan on adopting. I did enjoy rehabbing mine. Good job and keep it up :)
         

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