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    05-09-2012, 01:40 PM
  #11
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Is a jowl strap the same thing as a neck sweat?
     
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    05-09-2012, 01:48 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
Is a jowl strap the same thing as a neck sweat?
Nope.

A jowl strap is just around the area behind the head and worn most of the time.

A neck sweat is the length of the neck and worn while working the foal to make them sweat under it.

Then leave them stand tied for about an hour sweating.

I like to rinse the area after....not all people do.
     
    05-09-2012, 01:53 PM
  #13
Green Broke
So I could just use a full neck sweat while working and a jowl strap while stalled?
     
    05-09-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Kayella    
So I could just use a full neck sweat while working and a jowl strap while stalled?
Yep....

Put the jowl strap on with the foal's head down....maybe eating hay.

Then check it with the foal's head up to make sure you can get your hand though....making sure it is not to tight.

I also do not trailer with the strap on.
     
    05-09-2012, 02:08 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Oh I'd definitely not trailer with the strap on. My breeder used to show halter in college and when she was younger, so she'd definitely be able to give me some pointers.
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    05-09-2012, 02:29 PM
  #16
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I really don't think that a foal should be sweated or ran at all. It is of NO benefit to it, and can damage it's body. Stick him in the round pen for a little exercise, sure- but let him self exercise. Do not run him.

At this age you want him to have as much turn out, high protein feed, and free choice- high quality roughage as possible. No sweet feed. We're giving our five month old (orphaned at 3 months, so technically weaned early) as much alfalfa-timothy mixed hay as she wants to eat, as well as 4 pounds of Purina Equine Junior. Our almost-eight month old colt is eating the same thing but 7 pounds of grain.

Here is a very helpful research article on feeds for young horses and development, if you're interested. http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/pubs/asc111.pdf
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    05-09-2012, 03:29 PM
  #17
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Ok sorry here is the info. I was late to a dressage lesson and had another to instruct afterword. Hope this helps. ee6bc91b.jpg picture by Ayami24 - Photobucket

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    05-09-2012, 03:51 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Henny will wear himself out on his own, I don't need to chase him around. I figured when he can't get turn-out, I can let him run in the round pen while I get his feed ready and blah blah blah. Where do you get your hay from Endiku? And how much does it cost per bale? With you living in Texas, you know how crazy the hay prices have been. Also, I actually read that article before I even started making payments on Henny. It's very informative!

Thank you, Sunny! I'll definitely have to look around to compare supplements.
     
    05-09-2012, 04:38 PM
  #19
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Oh yeah, prices are rediculous right now! I don't know where you're located, but we're actually pooling in with another local farm and getting a lot of ours from Louisiana and Oklahoma. We just had our first cut of hay locally though, and our last set was from Conroe. It was decent quality atleast, and only cost us about $180 a bale versus the $220 we have been paying.

If you can't do alfalfa, some cubes and high quality grass/orchard hay might work well too. It just depends on what area you live in and how far you're willing to go to get hay ^^
     
    05-09-2012, 04:51 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I live in Pasadena, so I'm not too far from you. I wouldn't be able to buy round bales because I'll only be feeding for one, but I do have a friend with six horse that feeds square bales as well. She pays 14 bucks a bale for coastal hay.
     

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