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        09-18-2013, 08:57 PM
    Is it time for dove season to be over yet??? Getting sugar ready for a big ride this weekend and our ride this evening was disturbed my all the shotgun sounds. I am greatfulthat she dies not really spook at the sound I think it night annoy me more than her. Stayed on our property and did not go out and about tonight because I sure did not want to come up on poaching hunters. Our poor neighboring cotton farmers are having hell with the poachers this year.
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        09-18-2013, 09:01 PM
    I do round bales but only have one mouth to feed so it lasts about 5 weeks. I do take netting off but use a round bale ring and daily I put what is around on the ground back in. My hubby says I make her ear leftovers. Has anyone ever had a bad thing happen from leaving netting on?
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        09-18-2013, 09:51 PM
    Originally Posted by Kayella    
    people cutting in front of us at the last second. I swear, one person cut in front of us in the middle of an INTERSECTION and then slammed on his brakes.
    That happens to us in California quite a bit especially around the LA area. Usually it is folks trying to get you to hit them so that they can sue you.

    It is usually a good idea to have a front and rear car camera recording as you drive along. With video evidence you can usually dump a world of hurt on them and take them to the cleaners or send them to jail for a few years.

    Staged auto crashes

    We were boxed-in one year and 3 cars tried to pin us in (working as a group) and get us to hit one of them.
        09-18-2013, 10:30 PM
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    Back 40, that's crazy! I've heard of people doing that and it's just ridiculous. I don't know what's more disappointing - them stooping so low, or them feeling like they HAVE to stoop so low. :/

    Anyways, I took Mr. Henny for a walk today. He saw a lot of horse eating monsters(rocks) and did a lot of looking and prancing in place. There were also some dogs barking and beating against a wooden fence. Being able to hear them and not see them is what freaked him out the most, I think. And then he spooked at a fence. He had no problem with a bike whizzing by, though. Strange, strange horse. A lot more walks are in order to get his nerves under control. He became a lot more spooky after his accident. I can't blame the poor guy. His left eye looks down a little now so he doesn't have the best vision. ): But he was a very good boy about spooking in place and walked over the cement drainage ditch again with no problem. :)
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        09-18-2013, 10:40 PM
    Ok, so how long does a mare heat cycle last?

    Kitten was riding Acey tonight and Acey was being a total brat. We thought it was the saddle (she hasn't used her Western saddle in months because Kitten has been working English or bareback). The saddle weighs 3x more than English and I had a new pad under it. We switched back to the old pad...still a brat.

    When we put Acey back in her paddock and she started squirting, flagging, and shaking her butt at the gelding next door. We have a playday this weekend and I'm hoping she will be over it by Saturday. Otherwise, Kitten is in for a bumpy ride!
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        09-18-2013, 10:55 PM
    Heat cycles last 3-10 days depending on the horse and the time of year. This late about 3 days is normal. So if she is in heat she should be out by the weekend. Shalom
        09-18-2013, 11:11 PM
    Thanks Dba!
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        09-18-2013, 11:34 PM
    Yes Nu, I've noticed that too - horse bale feeders are more expensive. This is the one I finally settled on and it works great keeping the falling hay inside - nothing to rub manes, and loops big enough that feet can't get stuck but heads can't get in.

    horse feeder.jpg

    This is the one I have that is lighter and more economical (plus doesn't get bent up from lifting it in the air to move it around from time to time) but rubs the hair out.

    cow feeder PVC.jpg

    Flipping it over doesn't do any good with this one! But I'll never use a cow one again since the episode with my foxtrotter getting his foot stuck in it, sliding down a ravine backwards and it hanging in a tree and hanging him up with nothing but his back feet to stand on until I found him hours later with heat stroke. I'll pay the extra $ for the horse ones. I don't want to go thru that again. <shiver - heart palpitations>
        09-19-2013, 01:45 AM
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    Originally Posted by clippityclop    
    But I'll never use a cow one again since the episode with my foxtrotter getting his foot stuck in it, sliding down a ravine backwards and it hanging in a tree and hanging him up with nothing but his back feet to stand on until I found him hours later with heat stroke. I'll pay the extra $ for the horse ones. I don't want to go thru that again. <shiver - heart palpitations>
    ^^Why I never want to use a round bale feeder! They sound like pony death traps!
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        09-19-2013, 09:34 AM
    Good Thursday morning y'all...one day closer to FRIDAY!!!!! I'm very excited about taking my son to Stephen F Austin (SFA) Saturday and checking out the school!

    CC, can't say I blame you for not wanting to use a cattle feeder. Poor guy, I feel so sorry for him and you having to go through that.
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