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post #31 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 09:41 PM
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Our granddaughter is visiting, and takes the part that FOLLOWS grazing on a dry lot seriously!

She is also learning what humans do to keep horses alive in southern Arizona:

Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"
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post #32 of 45 Old 06-16-2013, 09:54 PM
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All different environments but one thing is the same. Happy, healthy horses! =)

bsms, your granddaughter is adorable! Looks like she is very serious about her job.
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post #33 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by DeliciousD View Post
I didnt realise grass was such an issue in the US. Whats Michigan like?

whisper i love your last photo
Thanks. We have random sunflowers that grow, I think that's what he carrying.

Originally Posted by bsms View Post
Whisper, I'd love to be able to turn my horses loose somewhere like that! I can't drive past a golf course without thinking, "Wouldn't Mia & Trooper & Cowboy LOVE to play there..."
This was the only lot in that neighborhood that never had a house built on it, so it was turned into pasture. I got lucky finding it only a couple months before the previous boarder moved out. I gave my name to the guy who owned it before anyone else had a chance to snatch it up.

Strangely enough, the facility I was at just before moving offered pasture board, but they said very rarely does anyone choose to use it, so my horses were the only ones on it. Pasture board is almost impossible to find here.
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post #34 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares View Post
This time of year our pastures are > 50% clover, so it's slobber season.
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I poisoned all the clover in my fields last year - this year I nolonger have a head shaking horse (clover is strongly linked to extreme mineral imbalances and is often far too rich for most horses).

Most horses are far more likely to be healthy and have great hooves fed hay all year than on the dairy sown lush grass found in the uk.
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post #35 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 04:37 AM
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grazing?....we have sand..and lots of it...yay for the high desert of so cal...oh! we do have tumble weeds tho! does that count? >.>
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post #36 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Tumble weeds only count if you play some sorrowful western music in the background (like in the old western movies )

I have never been to the states - hope to end that soon

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post #37 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 06:52 AM
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Something like that this year:

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post #38 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 09:17 AM
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Isn't it interesting how different we all raise our horses? Honestly I didn't realize how many of you did not have access to grass, but I have always lived in Louisana, Oklahoma, Kansas or Missouri so grass pastures are abundant.
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post #39 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 09:29 AM
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We split our 8 acres into 4 paddocks but my lot all pile weight on really fast and are 'at risk laminitis' types so they still spend a lot of time in the stable at this time of year which they don't mind as they hate flies. We end up having to mow or strip graze if the grass gets too long as it has on this front patch where this pair weren't supposed to be
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post #40 of 45 Old 06-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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The reason why mine is now expecting a grass baby

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