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post #41 of 103 Old 04-29-2013, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Also, we've been letting her go up on the hill with the other horses. If you look into the background on the one picture you can see all the green coming in. The barn lot is usually dirt like that, and the eat down what grass is there pretty short, so we figured it would be better for her to go up into the fields for all the grass... Only problem is that she isnt coming down to eat in the morning.... So we're only getting one feeding of senior feed for two days. Should we keep her in so we can get that one feeding, or is the grass going to be better? I think it would be.... But I want to get your opinions....

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post #42 of 103 Old 04-29-2013, 08:55 PM
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If you keep her in she'll fuss and stress as she'll want to be with the others. In a case like this you might have to carry her feed then bring her out and wait while she eats it. I hope someone is throwing hay to the horses and not making them rely on the grass. Your mare may not be getting enough to eat. Can you not feed her in the morning by holding a pail of damp senior's? Her desire to be with the horses is greater than her desire to eat. Can you not bring her just outside the fence and wait while she eats?
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post #43 of 103 Old 04-29-2013, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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If you keep her in she'll fuss and stress as she'll want to be with the others. In a case like this you might have to carry her feed then bring her out and wait while she eats it. I hope someone is throwing hay to the horses and not making them rely on the grass. Your mare may not be getting enough to eat. Can you not feed her in the morning by holding a pail of damp senior's? Her desire to be with the horses is greater than her desire to eat. Can you not bring her just outside the fence and wait while she eats?
There are three round bales out at all times until the grass really comes in. The other horses are chunky as it is, then they get a bit of grain to get them in the barn lot for a once over in the afternoon. We always bring her out in the yard to eat and sit with her while she eats. My hubby is supposed to ix the atv, so that may make it a little easier for me to just take a bucket up to her. There is 49 acres, and alot of woods they can hide in. It's torture walking it to find them. I think my little boy is old enough to ride up with me and sit on the atv while she eats. Thanks for the idea! ;)

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post #44 of 103 Old 05-01-2013, 03:58 PM
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try putting some rocks in a bucket , small rocks that will rattle, or get a whistle , or whistle when it is time to get supplements. I used to yell its yummy time and just about get trampled :) they knew it was time for some goodies. Also it helped when we camped and turned out on the huge camp pastures.
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post #45 of 103 Old 05-02-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I whistle and rattle buckets, but once they go around the hill I think it's hard to hear. I have been taking her a feeder box out on the 4 wheeler in the morning. So we're back on 2 feedings. She had another foot trim. Her frogs on her back feet are looking really good! Nice and fat and thick! And just needs work on getting the toe back. The fronts didnt grow much, but they look a little better. Still long in the toe there and her heels are a little under her. Her backbone is filling in though, I noticed today. I'm sure you can't tell in the picture but it's plumping up and isn't as sharp of a line along her backbone. I don't think it's as prominent on top of her rump either. I think her neck seems a little thicker too. The ribs are still poking out a little but it looks a little worse bc the hair fell out between the gaps, and defines it a little more. But her hair is coming back more golden. And she only has one more treatment of dust this weekend! None of the others seem to have gotten them. So this picture was today (May 1st actually, I'm up late)
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post #46 of 103 Old 05-02-2013, 06:08 PM
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:( She looks so pathetic. Poor muffin...

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post #47 of 103 Old 05-02-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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She was mad bc the mini was irritating her, right after she got her feet trimmed, lol... I can't wait until that shaggy hair comes off though, and it evens out. It makes her looks horrible! Then all we have to worry about is getting the weight on her! Brushing daily, and the new hair is shiny and healthy! So that's a good sign! Float in 7 days!
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post #48 of 103 Old 05-05-2013, 05:21 PM
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In your May 1st pic, you can actually see some shine to her coat ! She has had a rough go of it, and hopefully by the end of summer you should have her weight up. It is frustrating waiting for the farrier, but her feet will come around and should improve with her health. ;)
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post #49 of 103 Old 05-05-2013, 07:29 PM
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Slowly but surely, she's getting there. Bless you for helping this sweet ole gal out.
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post #50 of 103 Old 05-06-2013, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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The farrier is trying. He has come out twice now. And he can only do so much. It's going to take some time on her feet, but they will be good again soon! He doesnt think they are really all that bad, but to get the toe back in will take a little time. Then I try to keep the roll on the hoof to keep it from chipping or cracking! She does have a little shine, huh! :) It's softer too! It felt really gunky and wirey when we got her. It's nice and soft and feels clean. Can't wait for the float appt to get here! It's getting closer though!

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