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post #21 of 28 Old 04-03-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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She's not without food for 22 hours (I wouldn't do that to a horse!!) as she is in a paddock with grass. Ok, there is not much grass so I should be giving her more hay (and I will be next time I see her which is tomorrow) but there is food for her around. I made a small trial hay net from wool and it worked well so tomorrow I'm going to collect some baling twine and make a really big net.
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-03-2013, 11:30 PM
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She's not without food for 22 hours (I wouldn't do that to a horse!!) as she is in a paddock with grass. Ok, there is not much grass so I should be giving her more hay (and I will be next time I see her which is tomorrow) but there is food for her around. I made a small trial hay net from wool and it worked well so tomorrow I'm going to collect some baling twine and make a really big net.
It's not too hard, isn't it
For the first one, aim for 5cm holes, and give her some hay on the ground, too. When you notice she's fine with the net, you can make one with smaller holes. Hang it high enough so nobody gets tangled or stuck in it( once you're at the smaller holes, there's less possibility for mishaps.
Going into winter, the grass is dying, very little nutrients.
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post #23 of 28 Old 04-12-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, here's what I have done: I have increased her hay like a lot and have added a product called MaxiSoy to her feed, it is soy bean hulls and full of fiber and supposed to help horses put on weight. It's really economical as well as you only need to feed a little bit and when it is soak it expands to 5 times the size. Millie is really enjoying it!!
Thank you for your help guys!!
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We need new pics, you realize that, right
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This is the best I have at the moment sorry, although you can't see much.
I have photos of her fat pony paddock mate???
Will get more asap.
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The link above does not seem to be working, try this one.
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Sorry, no fb for me. Whenever you get a chance take some and post here
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post #28 of 28 Old 04-13-2013, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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Will do, not going down until Tuesday or Wednesday, will get some pics then.
The pics of Fb probably were not very helpful as she was wearing a cover so you were not missing out on much.
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