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post #1 of 10 Old 02-14-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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What are they trying to tell me?

I have been in the process of switching feeds. I have switched twice in the last month or 2 finally going to Purina Stratagy. I do the usual mixing old with new, no quick switches. Our 2 mares are fed from ground pans and the babys from the type that hang over the fence rail. No individual stalls at feeding time, the feeders are just out in the lot with them all the time. I have had to clean out the ground pans several times and the hang over feeders once of horse pee and poop. Don't ask me how they got poo in the hang over feeder must have been a real trick. and the ground feeders have been filled to the brim with urine. Do you think they are upset with their feed or am I reading too much into it?


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post #2 of 10 Old 02-14-2008, 08:36 PM
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No, my horse has made fecal soup in his water bucket on a number of occasions and I really don't think he could object heavily to water.

They just stand near the buckets out of habit so they get it in there on accident.

They probably wouldn't understand the symbolism anyways.
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-14-2008, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know my lead mare is pretty intuitive Just kinda weird they never did it before, then splat 3 times in 2 weeks. Maybe their aim is just getting better.


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post #4 of 10 Old 02-14-2008, 09:17 PM
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Ruger likes to poo in his bucket...drives me nuts, ecspecially when there's a bunch of water left...omg it's so heavy. Two of our mares pee in their hay...always. So, I don't think they're trying to tell you anything...at least not to my knowledge.

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post #5 of 10 Old 02-14-2008, 11:36 PM
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Maybe they would rather have their waste in buckets rather than on the ground? lol.

This is where I could put an average bucket out into the pasture to experiment what happens. 8) Well...Blu would just roll the bucket around. Silly boy...*rolls eyes*

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-15-2008, 10:14 AM
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Hmm I don't think it's anythng to worry about; Lexi's done that a few times...I mean it's gross that they'd poo in their own food LOL but hey, whatever floats their boats!
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-16-2008, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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I got spoiled with our first horse (Fancy) she was very neat. Always went to the same corner to do her business none of this anywhere and everywhere stuff.


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post #8 of 10 Old 02-16-2008, 11:05 AM
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Maybe they're just trying to help you out. If they see you with a wheel barrel and a pitch fork, picking up the poo, maybe they're just trying to save you the work and be like "look what we did! Now you have more time to play with us"
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-19-2008, 04:51 PM
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^^^ hehe cute

i wouldnt worry either. cougar managed to poop right in a 10L bucket the other day :)

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-19-2008, 05:09 PM
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sometimes i think the animals just know. Once i let my fiance and my ferrets out to explore the room and one of them had to do to the bathroom, so he backed up onto a paper towel, did his business and left. It was so nice of him
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