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post #1 of 10 Old 03-14-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought two horses

My brother and I purchased two horses yesterday from a woman who no longer wanted to feed them. We were originally going to get a single horse for my brother, but when the offer for both horses came up we jumped on it. We paid $300 for the horses and this price included three bridles, three saddles, three saddle pads, and three saddle stands... and, of course, two horses.

I originally figured that the horses would look rough considering we were getting them at $150 a piece, but when we went to see them the other day I thought the looked wonderful. But here's where my dilemma comes in; we only built a single stall since we were only expecting a single horse. My uncle, who has boarded horses most of his life, told us to rotate the horses out of the stall during feeding time to make sure that each horse ate enough. Well, I was considering putting up a hook about thirty feet away to tie each horse while the other feeds. But then I run into the problem of the horses being incredibly impatient and wanting to eat at the same time. So I imagine I should just drop a couple handfuls of hay for her to eat while she's waiting on her feed.

What do you think?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-14-2011, 10:51 AM
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Are the horses aggressive with their food? If they need to eat seperately why not just feed one in the stall and one outside the stall. I don't understand why one has to wait until the other one is finished.
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Are the horses aggressive with their food? If they need to eat seperately why not just feed one in the stall and one outside the stall. I don't understand why one has to wait until the other one is finished.
I hadn't considered that. They aren't aggressive when they eat... one just hogs all the food.

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I hadn't considered that. They aren't aggressive when they eat... one just hogs all the food.
You could use a feed bag for each of them.
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-14-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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You could use a feed bag for each of them.
I think that may be our best bet until we get our second stable built. :)

This may be a stupid question, but should they always have hay available to eat or only when feed time comes?

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It's better if they always have hay to eat because that is how their digestive system works, but for a lot of people that is not possible. My horses eat twice a day but I am working on slowfeeders for them so that they will be able to eat all day without eating us out of house and home. If you could figure out a way that would be best.
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It's better if they always have hay to eat because that is how their digestive system works, but for a lot of people that is not possible. My horses eat twice a day but I am working on slowfeeders for them so that they will be able to eat all day without eating us out of house and home. If you could figure out a way that would be best.
Alrighty. Thanks!

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-14-2011, 11:18 AM
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I want to see pictures! It sounds as though you got a good deal in tack, etc. alone.. PLUS you saved a few horses.

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I think that may be our best bet until we get our second stable built. :)

This may be a stupid question, but should they always have hay available to eat or only when feed time comes?
We have three groups that are not on round bales. They are fed hay 3x per day and do just fine.
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-14-2011, 11:26 AM
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Why not just feed one in the stall and feed the other outside the stall in his own little bucket? We had to do this when my new horse came home and she didn't have a stall. We just fed her in a rubber bucket(meant for horses).
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