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post #9931 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 03:48 PM
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Cute video Farmchic.

Lori it looks like you are having an amazing time.

Don't have terribly much time, so only caught up on the last few pages. But just checkin' in. All is well here on my end.
Off to kid 1s baseball. Talk to you all later.
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post #9932 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 05:47 PM
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My daughter got her job!!!!! She starts tomorrow!
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post #9933 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 05:49 PM
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #9934 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 08:35 PM
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Hi all! Thanks for the input on the mare...I'm going to call about her. I'll keep,ya informed.

Critter, loved the photos! Looks like a wonderful time!!! I would LOVE to do something like that!!. Maybe someday....

Farmchic, great video, made me smile! I have a small ball in the pasture....she just watches it roll by....lol

Roadyy, looking forward to seeing that horse filled out.m how come it got so skinny? It was thick before! Btw, how is it you can tell that mare in the video appears to be newly worked with and not a btdt horse? That, as you know, is ultimately what I want....btdt. How will I know? Rainn's mom told me so...plus her age.....

Speaking of Rainn, as you all know we've been battling the skin issue. Coming tot the conclusion it's a reaction to flies....ugh. So every night I'm going over to spray calming spray and fly spray. Yesterday, I happened to peek in the 'horse' section on Walmart, and found some cream. Jus that morning mom and I were talking that we felt her open sores needed some sort of covering...the itch spray wasn't cutting it...although it is supposed to....so I grabbed the 'butt paste'. ( my name for it! reminds me of desitine) and slathered it on. Got mom on board, and asked her to slather in the mornings and I will nights. So....tonight, afraid of what I would come home to.....inhad a nicemsurprise, her open sores looked good!!! Although she has a bald butt....the skin looks healthy and sprigs of hair are sprouting (makes me thin of George on Seinfeld!) Ugh, I WILL solve this problem!!!! btw, when I slathered the salve, she just leaned into my hand....it must have felt GOOD!

Celeste, congrats to your daughter!!!

Had to share our pasty bumm!
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post #9935 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 08:38 PM
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Here's Rainer after all the slathering, spritzing, spraying....doesn't her face just say......Enough already!!!!! FEED ME!!!
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post #9936 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 09:21 PM
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Hi
I'll be 58 in couple of weeks. All my life I've dreamed and loved horses.

I finally got my first 2 horses in 2003. I'm still learning. Between then and now I've had 8 horses. Several have passed on. The 3rd horse had a surprise foal. Which I trained and had major surgery club foot. She had since moved on to another owner. Found 2 abandon foals which are now 8 years old and still have them. One of them had laminitis this past feb. I was shocked cause it was in the middle of winter. The only solution I could come up with is I fed too much hay over the winter?

I have them in the pasture now for 3 hours in the morning only. I would like them in pasture more. Would it be safe to put them in the pasture at night and bring them in before 11am. I read the sugar is higher in the pasture after noon. Does anyone else do this?
I've been looking for a post for "young" folks like us.
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post #9937 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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Welcome Poco. The sugar is higher this time of year, but my horse is out on it 24/7. He does fine but some other horses don't.


Kid 1's baseball game was a mess, we lost 11-3. Ugh.
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post #9938 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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Hi AlexS
Do you mow your pasture? Mine are a least knee high. I thought I put them in pasture tonight and see how they did over night. Do you give hay as well? They get some grain (Formula4 feet, Speedi beet, a Winnie cookie) in the morning.
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post #9939 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 10:39 PM
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Poco, I board my horse, I don't know how often he mows, but the grass is kept about the normal length of grass that you have in your yard at home.

Knee high rich spring grass, honestly, I'd probably only put the horse on it at night.

The only time he gets hay in the spring/summer months is when he is closed into a dry lot if it's rained a lot to try to preserve the pasture. Basically when he's not out on the grass.
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post #9940 of 29437 Old 06-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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Celeste, YAY! Happy dance for you and your daughter! First jobs in your major field of study are WONDERFUL!

Nicker, I like the bloodlines in your potential mare's pedigree a lot. I think if you figure out if the mare is good-minded, thinking not reacting, and so forth, she'll be a BTDT horse after you've had her for a few years. If she's good material, she might be worth taking the chance. If you wanna ride now, and relax, you need to keep looking for BTDT...they're out there. I really wish you were here in the Missouri heartland; we are seeing them everywhere.

Critter, it looks like you had a great trip. Beautiful 2nd day, and great friends to ride with. It must be great to know your Cody did so well!

Country Woman, did you overdo your leg with the recent moving? I hope you're soon on the mend!

Poco, welcome. Last fall/early winter our pony had a bout of laminitis due to eating short grass. It was a warm spell here in the 50's for a few days after a drizzle; the grass came out of dormancy and he ended up with laminitis. The trick is to keep them from getting laminitis the first time, as they are prone to it afterwards despite whatever you do. To prevent the first or recurrent attacks, limit grazing, with limited turnout or turnout when sugar content is lower, or use a grazing muzzle; maintain a healthy body score, cut out grain from the diet (they don't need it if they're chubby); and keep them active. I hope this helps!
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