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post #61 of 67 Old 12-17-2012, 06:54 PM
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Wishing you the best with your girls!
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post #62 of 67 Old 12-18-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks.. Will do.
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post #64 of 67 Old 12-18-2012, 07:26 PM
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You've gotten some great advice on here. Just one thing that I noticed from your video, if you're going to be giving them a smaller amount of hay like that, make sure you spread it out for them. It looks like the black mare may be a little food aggressive, and some of your chestnut's weight loss may have come from being chased off the hay. Good luck getting your mares back up to weight.
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post #65 of 67 Old 12-19-2012, 04:45 PM
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Yep i'm finally able to find decent priced bales.. I'm looking into later on trying corn stalk hay an maybe rice hay i've seen it around..
corn stalk hay? like hay fodder?

not worth spending any money on. it's generally dusty junk doesn't even make good cow bedding but that is generally why it is baled. not sure about the rice.

you want something soft, and dust free. I just spend $900 on 36 big bales of hay which will hopefully last this winter and maybe next december (hopefully not feeding much over the summer when on pasture) and at the time it's a big check but when it comes to the horses or something for me....it's gotta go to the horses since they don't really have a choice.

ask around you should be able to find some hay, or talk to a local dairy farmer some of their low quality stuff is great for horses
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Sounds great! A costal/alfalfa mix is exactly what they need for the winter. Maybe half and half? Do remember to introduce the beet pulp and grain slowly though, and make sure that you prepare the beet pulp correctly so your horses dont accidently choke. That can wrack up vet bills quickly! Another idea, if you don't want to deal with beat pulp after a while, is buying rice bran. I've found it to work very well with our high-maitenence horses, including our thoroughbreds. Also, trying both of them up while they eat if you have time can be very helpful too, so that the black isn't stealing the chestnut's grain. Hay you can just spread out or put in 2-3 piles (so each has their own) so you dont have to sit and watch them. If they're anything like my mare, she takes her sweet time chewing hay and I'd hate being there for an hour while she picked at it!

I'm so happy to hear that you're changing things. I would like to say thank you for your horses!
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