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post #41 of 62 Old 03-06-2013, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
I hope that you guys will get this, because the cattle farmers I live with just don't

Look at this

See the bald bit? Well yes it is BALD, Ben has that much of his mane rubbed out, Aghhhh

My lovely DH, is cattle man through and through, and really struggles to see why horses are different. So I have been using our old cattle ring feeders for the horses. For most of them it doesn't cause much if an issue, but as you can see this year Ben has done a great job.

This is the sort of feeder we have

Now said cattle farmer says that he hates and detests tombstone style feeders because cows jump in them and get stuck. Has anyone ever had a horse get stuck in any sort if hay feeder?

He thought he was scaring me by saying that we would get rid of the big baler and put up nothing but smalls next year, and couldn't understand why I was so happy at the thought.


How do I grow that mane back in before show season, yeah right that isn't going to happen.

How do a braid a mane that has 2 halves

If the round baler stays, what is a better way of feeding?

Thanks for reading.
Yes we have a tombstone large round bale feeder.....yes two years ago we had a 3yr. old gelding get in it.....tried to jump back out and degloved his hind leg! We still use the feeder but my hubby put another 12" of legs on it so it stands higher and there is no way the horses can climb in it now......I would rather a rubbed mane over a degloved leg......

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Originally Posted by Thunderspark View Post
I would rather a rubbed mane over a degloved leg......
Good point.

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post #43 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 06:54 AM
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Someone local took one of those cattle feeders and cut the top off leaving just the solid ring and then used hay nets in that. Not sure if it was safer but it did solve the mane rub issue.

Ben can match Guinness - he is in the process of growing out a nice big chunk of mane. MTG and time is the only suggestion I have.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #44 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 07:36 AM
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GH did you forget when this happened?

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post #45 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 07:38 AM
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I would try the extensions-we actually did one on the forelock of my BO's reiner-she has NO forelock and my guy has too much-so we pulled some and sort of sewed it together and wove it in. Worked for the shows, but not for long. Won't take much heavy rubbing, etc, for sure, but it is a plan.

I personally HATE MTG, since it stinks and attracts dust and dirt like crazy.. Plus, I am not convinced it does anything.....JMHO.

I can probably send you some black forelock in a month or so if you need it.......you could try weaving.
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post #46 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 07:48 AM
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Did not read this whole thing, so excuse me if I'm being redundant ---- but ---

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post #47 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 07:57 AM
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Baby Huey did exactly that. And would hesitate to put sleezy/hood on horse due to it possibly getting caught and honestly don't think it would help either.

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post #48 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 08:02 AM
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I think the Big Bale Buddy would be perfect. I intend on using one when we get our set up.

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post #49 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 08:03 AM
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The standing horse in this picture is the one who got his mane chopped off, and after a few months with no special shampoos or mane care, it has grown into a nice mohawk.
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post #50 of 62 Old 03-07-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Cherie View Post
Did not read this whole thing, so excuse me if I'm being redundant ---- but ---

Interesting idea. Can they get to the bottom of the hay with it turned over?

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