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        07-14-2013, 07:27 AM
      #11471
    Yearling
    Question....I think JayJay is growing more of a hay belly than weight....I give him a small amount of grain, and two flakes of hay every AM/PM. 24 hr pasture if they want it. Thoughts on how to put 'good' weight on him? We use a 12% or 14% sweet feed. (Please keep that in mind when giving suggestions, cause I am feeding both horses,) I give Rainn twice as much grain as him...and she looks good I think. Wondering if I should increase his grain. I've kept it on the low end bc he never had it where he came from.

    Oh, he was wormed two months ago...just an FYI. Can you over deworm? I know my vet wants me to use zimectrin gold after the first frost. In the spring panacur pac. I don't know what kris used two months ago....wondering if it wud be safe to panacur his at this stage in summer....

    CS, you use MSM...is it safe to bute occasionally while using the bute?

    Thanks!!
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        07-14-2013, 08:32 AM
      #11472
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    I would up his grain. He's got to be used to it by now.
    And you can deworming again it won't hurt him.



    It is safe actually. To bute while on msm. I'm about to head over and feed now. I'm scared ill get there and Cody will be really swollen. He was walking on it with all his weight last night. Just a bit stiffly.
         
        07-14-2013, 08:33 AM
      #11473
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    Melinda. Sorry I thought I posted last night. But great pictures of the haying. Glad you got yours in.
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        07-14-2013, 09:45 AM
      #11474
    Green Broke
    CS-glad that Cody is OK-the things horses can do to themselves! A good stiff drink is certainly in order

    WOT-I think I would stop the lessons for awhile or is taking them how you get to ride? I would ask for a different trainer, and since she's also a student, won't she be moving on soon? Can you take a lesson on a different schedule when she isn't available? Some people are just abrasive, best to try to avoid them.

    Stan- best wishes on selling Stella-glad you had a great time w/Bugs.

    That is some beautiful hay-so nice to have a supply stacked up, isn't it?

    Went out w/some neighbor's on an ATV ride yesterday-it was my birthday, so decided to do something different, just 7 of us, but it was a nice group, short, as some had to work later, but I'm not up to their long ones, which can be 10 hours or even longer.

    Has anybody seen the bucking horse auction? Some horses were bringing $30,000 to $40,000! The bulls were much less, which surprised me.
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        07-14-2013, 11:27 AM
      #11475
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Amen to that!
    This past week has aged me alot!
    Thank you
    Oh and I forgot to include men!
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        07-14-2013, 11:34 AM
      #11476
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Question....I think JayJay is growing more of a hay belly than weight....I give him a small amount of grain, and two flakes of hay every AM/PM. 24 hr pasture if they want it. Thoughts on how to put 'good' weight on him? We use a 12% or 14% sweet feed. (Please keep that in mind when giving suggestions, cause I am feeding both horses,) I give Rainn twice as much grain as him...and she looks good I think. Wondering if I should increase his grain. I've kept it on the low end bc he never had it where he came from.

    Oh, he was wormed two months ago...just an FYI. Can you over deworm? I know my vet wants me to use zimectrin gold after the first frost. In the spring panacur pac. I don't know what kris used two months ago....wondering if it wud be safe to panacur his at this stage in summer....

    CS, you use MSM...is it safe to bute occasionally while using the bute?

    Thanks!!
    Ok, this is how I did it with mine. OIL! I got to where I would pour 1 cup of oil on an alfalfa flake twice a day and it did wonders! My guy looked like this......................



    You will still need the good stuff, this is just for FAT.
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        07-14-2013, 01:15 PM
      #11477
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    Well he looked pretty good this morning.


    He even took a little roll in the arena.


    I'm not sure how long he'll be out. He's not limping at all. May just rest him a week and see
         
        07-14-2013, 01:27 PM
      #11478
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Ok, this is how I did it with mine. OIL! I got to where I would pour 1 cup of oil on an alfalfa flake twice a day and it did wonders! My guy looked like this......................



    You will still need the good stuff, this is just for FAT.
    OIL???? Like vegetable oil? Did you give grain too? Did you start out with a small amount of oil? Tell me more please...I'm intruqued.

    Added another loop to our trail system today with the help of my mom! She's a work horse! We also got the trails cleared enough now that both horses and ATVs can use them!!
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        07-14-2013, 02:08 PM
      #11479
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    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Oh and I forgot to include men!

    I missed that post on. (And I forgot to include men). I know it was probibly to draw me in for a hit, it worked.

    As for puting condition on the horse I would like to know more. Bugs is on the thin side. Where I am trying to shed a pound or two.

    The weather in NZ is rat sh-- Rain and snow. There has only been one fine day this week Saturday. Its wet and cold the news showed a shot of snow in Whangapoaroa north Auckland. Now that never happenes. Im not sure if it was snow or hail, but for either it had to be cold.

    Well it's 6 am on Monday time to head to work, Crims waiting.
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        07-14-2013, 02:23 PM
      #11480
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    I listed Stella for Sale today in a local internet sales group called Trade Me.

    This is a move I have been dreading. I'm one of those old saps that tend to keep an animal for its life so this is not easy to do.

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    Hey Wild old thing remind the barn there is two forms of advitising. In the news media and word of mouth.
    Word of mouth is the most successfull for positive recomendation.
    It is also the most successful for negative recomendation.

    Move to NZ and I sell you Stella at a reduced price.
    oh my, how I'd love to buy your Stella. She's a beauty. But I'm here in CT with only a tiny piece of property (less than a 1/4 acre). We're waiting for an opportunity to move (it's complicated) and then I'll have my little barn or lean to or even a garage - and my 2 horses (one for me, one for my horse).

    Thank you for the offer though.
         

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