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    06-15-2013, 11:20 AM
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Weanling
Talking So what's your grazing like?

I am very fortunate this year in that I have moved yards to a wonderful yard 10 minutes from home where the land is super!





My chilled out pregnant mare



Lets see your grazing? :)
     
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    06-15-2013, 04:05 PM
  #2
Trained
Only one is 'grazing' in this picture...



My horses would have a heart attack if they saw fields like yours...
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    06-15-2013, 04:13 PM
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First photo is spring, second is fall.


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    06-15-2013, 04:17 PM
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This is my recovering field which the horses are not allowed to graze (as they would have laminitis in a flash!), but a certain small pony escaped on to and wasn't keen on being caught


The paddocks they are in are much shorter, even the TB is kept on restricted grass.
     
    06-15-2013, 04:19 PM
  #5
Weanling
That pony does not want to be caught! I have never seen pens like thatbsms, are they common in the states?

Dee is a poor doer and so I allowed as much grass as I can stuff down her throat
     
    06-15-2013, 05:10 PM
  #6
Weanling
We are in the process of reclaiming the property, it's a work in progress. I just wish we could have more than one implement working at the same time, but the "powers that be" seem to think if the bush-hog is working, the tractor should not. And then once the tractor gets fixed, the bush-hog needs to break off a bunch of teeth in the gearbox...

Oh well, we have a lifetime to get it all done!

Pretty much all 4 livestock usable acres looks like this first picture. Way overgrown and wild.

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Second pic is the 1/2 acre spot we have carved out of the middle to fence for Fayde to turn out on. You can kind of see the line of electric tape we are in the process of setting up. We have a couple implements to get out of the way and we can pull it tight and get the power connected and be ready for the poneyyy!!

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And here is her stall in the process of being built. It looks really small in that pic, but it's 10 x 12. It'll have a small paddock off the back door.

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Oh, and one of our "barn bunnies", just for cuteness sake. This is ScarFace.

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    06-15-2013, 07:01 PM
  #7
Yearling
We have about 50 acres that our 4 horses graze on. Here are some random pictures.

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    06-15-2013, 08:03 PM
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Trained
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...I have never seen pens like thatbsms, are they common in the states?...
Depends. In southern Arizona's desert, it is about 100%. I doubt Mia has ever seen a grass field. 30 miles south of me, and a few thousand feet higher, people might have horses in grass fields. Trooper worked a ranch in Utah, and the mountains there had plenty of grass.

But in the area where I live, pretty much all horses live in dirt corrals and have their hay and water provided. All my horses believe water is found in rubber buckets. They are afraid of water found in the open. We ride them around mud puddles as they snort and blow and cast worried glances at what I guess they believe is a broken water line.

I've never ridden them across grass. This picture from yesterday is their normal riding. The long sleeves and bandana protect me from the sun. It was 8 Am and in the low 90s:


     
    06-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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Weanling
Love the bunny scarface FM its definitely a working progress but looking great already!

Mslady I love your land and your foal is super cute. :)
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    06-15-2013, 08:08 PM
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Weanling
Arizona looks a very hot dry place. I'm afraid I'm used to English weather and would probably melt! The hacking looks good though :)
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