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post #231 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 05:00 PM
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hey ladies you can call me skittles I'm 20 from nj looking forward to 21 like you won't belive.i don't currently own and am going to be doing lessons again after taking a year off.i hope then to go to leasing.i work as a waitress not sure what I'm gonna do with my life.i was a tb racehorse major spent my days and weekends taking care of feeding almost getting killed by them.i did fall in love with my mare i took care of called craftyshocked
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post #232 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 05:12 PM
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The Mosquitoes are TERRIBLE!! where I live and of course most of my horses HATE!! Spray. blah :/

When I can't ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can't hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them!
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post #233 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 05:12 PM
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Hey skittles :)

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post #234 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 05:59 PM
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EMERGENCY LLAMA STORY:

So I rescued this realy cute pony a couple of years back, "Sunny". I only had one other horse my appy, Freckles. When I took freckles off the property I didnt want Sunny to be alone. I searched for the perfect low maintenance/low cost companion critter, and found Bobby, my llama. It was perfect, they bonded immediately, and shared a stall together. Sunny was truly Bobby's horse, not mine.

5 months later Sunny died in colic surgery. She had a lipoma wrap around her small intestine, and it wasn't fixable. I had her put down while she was asleep, mid surgery. Bobby took it the hardest. He walked circles around her feed pan for days, calling for her. But even worse, Freckles is already a nervous pacer to begin with, and she had a really hard time. Bobby became my emergency llama then, doing the best he could to bond with Freckles. And the whole time I was looking for another horse to by, he stuck by her side, stayed in her stall with her and looked after her. Since then Ive gotten two more horses, and Bobby takes good care of his horses, herding them up near the house when predators come. And he stays behind with whichever horse I choose to leave home, when I take two off the property.

People always ask me why I would want a llama, and I tell them, hes for emergency purposes
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post #235 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:03 PM
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That's adorable Lonesome Ranch. I wonder if Alpacas are the same? I'm quite fond of them...
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post #236 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:05 PM
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I actually look for an alpaca first, but was told it would be safer to get a llama. Just because of the large size of horses, and the small size of alpacas. Hes probly almost 400 lbs.
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post #237 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:05 PM
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That's so funny! You and Wallaby both have experience with llamas with good results. Someone once told me they'd never get along cause of something to do with their smell??? Idk...

As long as it has a happy ending :)

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post #238 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:11 PM
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That's so funny! You and Wallaby both have experience with llamas with good results. Someone once told me they'd never get along cause of something to do with their smell??? Idk...

As long as it has a happy ending :)
There are other positives about having one. My dad came and took 3 55gal barrels of llama manure for his garden this year Hes very cheap to feed, grows his own blanket in the winter, and just needs his fly mask. Ill see if I can find a picture of him to post. He actually needs to be sheared again once more this week, and then Ill let it grow for fall. I dont shear him down very short. Just enough to keep him from overheating, since he's solid black.
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post #239 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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There are other positives about having one. My dad came and took 3 55gal barrels of llama manure for his garden this year Hes very cheap to feed, grows his own blanket in the winter, and just needs his fly mask. Ill see if I can find a picture of him to post. He actually needs to be sheared again once more this week, and then Ill let it grow for fall. I dont shear him down very short. Just enough to keep him from overheating, since he's solid black.
Do you use his hair for anything special?

Haha nice, that's a good reason to keep one around. We need more gardens

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post #240 of 3149 Old 07-06-2012, 06:22 PM
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I want to be out of work, NOW! Have spent all day on here ;) Only 2 1/2 more hours then out to the barn and up north for the weekend. Have a good weekend everyone!

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