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        12-04-2012, 12:45 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Slowfeeder haynets, definitely. Not the normal ones. Put their portions in them, they'll be busy all day long, won't overeat. I hang mine on fenceposts. Spread out, so they have to move. One for each horse. You can use them in the stalls, too. Much less hay gets wasted.
         
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        12-04-2012, 12:47 PM
      #12
    Trained
    SR, we should communicate......would save time posting
         
        12-04-2012, 12:48 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Hay and Feed

    Thank you so much for the advice on the hay nets. I will go at lunch and pick some up. That way it will keep them busy during the day. I appreciate the help!

    Here I was worried I was doing something wrong and it sounds like I have been doing ok :)

    As for the pasture...Should I worry about the pasture being eaten down or is that normal for the winter time? Its still green its just short short.

    Thanks again!
         
        12-04-2012, 12:48 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Yep, when the horses have to be stalled because of bad weather, they get hay nets as well. My one gelding will grind his into his bedding and then poop on it if I don't use a net. Pretty obvious he's not starving if he does that!

    Pasture doesn't grow very much in the winter anyway, so it's going to be eaten down to nubbins. Where in VA are you located? I'm in south central, east of Lynchburg.
         
        12-04-2012, 12:51 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Hay and Feed

    OMG...we are just up the road from each other LOL

    I am in Waynesboro, VA!!!! My parents live in Lynchburg. A small world!!!
         
        12-04-2012, 12:59 PM
      #16
    Showing
    You're north of me by about 2 hours. I'm in a little backwater burg named Red House. Blink and you'll miss it!
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        12-04-2012, 02:02 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Sounds like all is taken care off
         
        12-04-2012, 09:20 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Hay and Feed

    Speed Racer....

    Is this what you are suggesting? If so do they last a while or should I order a couple as a spare? Thanks!

    http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/SF1802
         
        12-04-2012, 09:26 PM
      #19
    Trained
    That's it ( I'll just answer for her, since we're saying the same things anyway
    I'd say one each for outside and inside and a spare each, so you're not stuck without one.
    I made mine out of baling twine. Not as pretty, but they're still holding up
         
        12-04-2012, 09:29 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Hay and Feed

    D...thank you so much! I really appreciate all the help!
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