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        11-13-2013, 06:34 AM
    Good morning everyone and I'm beating KC today to wish you a happy hump day! I'm loving the winter weather, as long as it doesn't come with precipitation. Flies and mosquitos, adios!
    I'm loving my new boarding place, with the nicest people ever. They are marshals at the Stock Show parades and do they have stories to tell! My two are in 20X40 paddocks with loafing sheds, which is quite an adjustment after pasture for so long. They got their fall vaccinations, the whole regimen, rabies, etc. Saturday, so my mare was sickly the next day, as usual. She got her back legs stocked up, I guess from not moving much. They get turned out for about an hour every evening, since everybody works. It's great to be able to have a round pen and ride in a nice arena again. Oh, and full board (only option) so I'm not getting up at 4 a.m. To feed anymore

    Welcome Cowgirl, glad to have you here!
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        11-13-2013, 08:05 AM
    What a wonderful Wednesday morning! Glad you got your turn to widh everyone a happy hump day, out:)

    Linda, I've never heard of that supplement you were talking about but that don't mean nothing. Most of our barn feeds healthy edge and the horses do well on it. Some feed alfalfa along with coastal but that's about it. We have used red cell, amplify and flaxseed oil at some point, depending on what your trying to use.

    Have a great day everyone!
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        11-13-2013, 09:41 AM
    Good morning 22 degrees this am. But, no wind! Suppose to be 80 Sunday. Gotta love Texas weather

    Looks like western pleasure at the Arabian show Copyright©*32ª Exposição Nacional do Cavalo Árabe
        11-13-2013, 09:44 AM
    Good morning, Texans! It's a gorgeous, wintry-feeling day in my neck of the woods. Hope y'all have a great Wednesday.

    I'm hoping the folded up bedsheet I put over my new-this-summer hydrangeas was enough last night. Wouldn't mind if the cold stunts the darn sweet potato vine, though. It looked fabulous spilling over the pot all summer, but it's now attempting to take over my entire garden. I've just been too lazy to replace it thus far...
        11-13-2013, 11:14 AM
    Man, I missed out on y'all yesterday. Hubby and I spent all day out in that cold wind finishing up the fencing we had to do. Don't know if y'all remember me saying we ended up with 2 acres of our neighbor's land when her spot was originally sold off our land amongst family before we ever owned it. The house was rented out forever and the owner didn't care about the fence situation but now that it's sold to my current neighbor, she wanted her 2 acres. So we had to build 3 new pipe corners, 1 new hbar and move about 800 ft. Of tposts and wire. All done!!! And it looks mighty fine if I do say so myself. :) Now I want to redo the rest of our 45 acres. LOL! Hubby is having issues with that. LOL!

    Man I had ice floating in my water troughs this morning. This just ain't right. Especially since I was in a t shirt the day before yesterday. Ugh. I don't do cold either. :/
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        11-13-2013, 11:20 AM
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    I'm loving this cold weather. Just makes you want to snuggle up with some hot chocolate. I was chastised by the old man at the barn for leaving my horses out in their paddock last night. My boys have long, thick coats while his doesn't(thanks to hot feed and being inside under lights so much) so mine will be just fine. :) they got extra hay last night and extra this morning so I don't think they'll be complaining.
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        11-13-2013, 11:47 AM
    This is cool calories

    Start To Finish Cool Calories 100 - Horse.com

    They sell it at TSC
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        11-13-2013, 12:40 PM
    In the arabian show, they are showing yearlings. It almost looks like none of them have been halter broke, just a free for all. I know they have, but they just let them run loose at the end of the lead. Never have seen the like in other shows
        11-13-2013, 12:44 PM
    What????!!!! Chastised for leaving a horse out last night??? Are you kidding? LOL! What about all those poor horsies up in Canada in the snow and ice and cold rain and temps that fall below 0. And I doubt all Canadians blanket. Our horses in TX are spoiled rotten! LOL! Horses are designed to withstand this stuff. Granted, I've been known to blanket my 31 year old when it gets into the 20's or lower just to help him keep the weight on since they burn calories to keep warm, and I'll even dig the blankets out for the rest of them IF temps start hitting the teens, the wind is screaming and it's raining all at once. But I honestly think it's more for my own peace of mind than their comfort. They have a giant windbreak type building to stand under. They probably laugh at us measly puny humans with paper thin skin.
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        11-13-2013, 12:53 PM
    Linda, I'm trying to keep an old Tennessee Walker nice and plump. He's 31 years old, has no back teeth, and a pretty hard keeper. I've got him on Safechoice Sr., rice bran, beet pulp, and veggie oil and he's doing great on it. I've never had to deal with an underweight mare in foal though so somebody else might have better advice there. She's definitely got a double whammy going for her there plus winter coming up. Poor girl. I do know you can't overfeed beetpulp so I would definitely add that to her feed, soaked, just for the extra calories and fiber. Can't wait to see her progress over the next few months. :)
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