Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
vida - I just noticed you asked how long it will take to get him home. Its about a 45 minute drive :)
Well I got my permit and we are off to get him on sunday :) yay
I gots a couple of questions though - I got some idea of how the people have been feeding him and I have an idea about the lack of condition. He has only been getting wheat bran and pellets mixed with so much water its like a soup. Im not sure if its right or not but wouldnt that have less effect than feed mixed properly? Im thinking soup is much easier to digest than a hard feed. Will I have to wean him off of that or can I go back to normal mixing?
Also, as he has been on a very simple diet, im guessing I will have to wean him onto the other things I add to hard feeds like rice bran, cracked lupins etc I usually give a measured jug of 1L (1/4 gallon) of each thing but im thinking of giving him a quarter of that amount for the first week and then go up by quarters over the next few weeks. Do you think I need to do it so slowly or not?
Im sure I will have a mountain of pics to post on sunday night :) im so excited I can barely take it lol
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"