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        12-29-2010, 01:05 PM
      #71
    Showing
    That's a lovely setup you have. How many acres, if you don't mind me asking?
         
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        12-29-2010, 01:06 PM
      #72
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Buckcherry    
    Super Nova,
    My horses eat their hay in their fields as well and they are just fine. Although we have grass.. its not just dirt.
    Even if their stalls had been cleaned they could have pooped all in them in a matter of hours.

    Speed racer,
    I honestly have never seen stalls like that, if it is humid/hot don't they need at least some shelter to provide shade?!? I wouldn't want to pay to keep my horse in a small area out in the hot sun but that's just my opinion.
    Well I have had to deal with sand colic due to my horse being boarded at a place where she was feed off the ground and grazing grass that was barely 1/4" long........I also helped someone with a horse that almost died of sand colic from feeding off the ground.....whether your horse gets sand colic from being fed off the ground will depend one on the type of sand and secondly how well your horse cleans up his hay.

    Super Nova
         
        12-29-2010, 01:09 PM
      #73
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    That's a lovely setup you have. How many acres, if you don't mind me asking?
    Thank you........we have 4.5 acres.

    Super Nova
         
        12-29-2010, 01:11 PM
      #74
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    But do you provide them in stalls? And would you provide them in turn out if your horses were not also in those turn outs?
    I actually don't keep salt in stalls. Just one medium block in run-in (which takes them forever to go through).
         
        12-29-2010, 01:14 PM
      #75
    Banned
    If you are going to be paranoid about a horse eating off the ground you can add eating in their stall to that. There are horses who have gotten impaction colic issues from eating bits of bedding when eating off the stall floor.


    Kitten, I was just asking. I must say that MLS is the only barn owner that I know that provides salt for her border's horses.

    I tried the outside salt block thing. My horses did not touch it (but I have a spot that will not grow grass anymore).
         
        12-29-2010, 01:15 PM
      #76
    Showing
    Nova, that's a nice setup. I have to take pics of mine (just to share). But I don't have separate paddocks: they are fed next to the hay feeder and trained not to chase each other from the bucket.
         
        12-29-2010, 01:24 PM
      #77
    Green Broke
    My BO provides a mineral block in the arena which is either used for turn out or is open to the pasture when the horses are turned out there. The arena is sand so if horses turned out there, a hay feeder is used.

    I've never boarded elsewhere so I didn't know that wasn't common.
         
        12-29-2010, 01:34 PM
      #78
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Kitten, I was just asking. I must say that MLS is the only barn owner that I know that provides salt for her border's horses.

    I tried the outside salt block thing. My horses did not touch it (but I have a spot that will not grow grass anymore).
    Funny enough the WORST barn I know of (and I mean it's a local POS everyone knows about) provides mineral blocks to horses on regular basis (doesn't provide quality hay though ).

    I use the rubber feeder, put salt inside and keep it in corner of run-in (so it wouldn't melt under the rain). I've seen them licking on it (although not as much now in winter, mostly when they sweat in summer).
         
        12-29-2010, 01:37 PM
      #79
    Yearling
    I don't understand why, if you are so worried about sand colic, you don't invest in some Sand Clear.
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        12-29-2010, 01:37 PM
      #80
    Banned
    Mine lick the small blocks in their stalls just fine.

    I can not say I have ever understood how a horses brain works. Laugh.

    That is funny how the crappy barn provides salt blocks.
         

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