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post #61 of 303 Old 04-27-2016, 07:35 PM
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Pics not showing for me either--I think it may be something with the new layout
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post #62 of 303 Old 04-27-2016, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe if I post the pictures inside the Classic view mode?
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Nope, still no pics.

Doesn't sound like you were "wowed" so I'd say keep looking.

And "in & out" stall is a box stall with a door that opens onto a small paddock. When the door is left open (mine is almost always except in extreme snow/sleet) the horse picks whether to be in the paddock or stall. I would include a picture of my set up, but I guess no one would see it!

True to form, my mare always chooses "out" on rainy nights...:)
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post #64 of 303 Old 04-27-2016, 08:28 PM
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Maybe if I post the pictures inside the Classic view mode?
I'm in the Classic view and can't see them:(:(

Oops ice, almost forgot ---

In/out = a run-in stall, to where the horse can go right from its stall i to a small paddock area. It gives the horse more room to exercise.

Plus if your stalls are going to be 12 X 12, they are not big enough for a horse his size. Especially dealing with arthritis.

My stalls for my Walking horses are 12 X 14 and I wish they were 14 X 14.

Rusty is the tallest at 16.1H and he does have enough room to move around and lay down easily.

He also has access to the paddock, except for winter. I gets when it's below freezing and the wind is blowing. He has an old stifle injury - it helps him if he can move outside the stall if he wants to:)

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Nope, still no pics.

Doesn't sound like you were "wowed" so I'd say keep looking.

And "in & out" stall is a box stall with a door that opens onto a small paddock. When the door is left open (mine is almost always except in extreme snow/sleet) the horse picks whether to be in the paddock or stall. I would include a picture of my set up, but I guess no one would see it!

True to form, my mare always chooses "out" on rainy nights...:)
Yes, that's what we're building. Dutch doors leading out to a paddock. Plan is to leave the doors open as much as possible.

But you're right... I didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling about this horse. My head told me he meets most of my criteria (would have to get a vet's opinion on the arthritis), but my heart just didn't fall for him. I really prefer smaller horses. Not because I found his height intimidating, not because he was harder to ride or to mount and dismount, just because I prefer them to be more compact, like me. :)
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post #66 of 303 Old 04-27-2016, 08:40 PM
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I don't know if you took into consideration that a huge horse needs a lot more groceries
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post #67 of 303 Old 04-27-2016, 10:38 PM
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Bummer about the arthritis. :( No harm in continuing to shop. The QH sounds promising!
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post #68 of 303 Old 04-28-2016, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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walkinthewalk - the space issue is pretty much a deal breaker. I started out planning for 12 x 12 stalls, but given that Harley is so small and is very happy in his current 12 x 10, I thought I'd increase my aisle space. The stalls aren't done yet, so I can still change the layout, but if I have to go 12 x 14 that messes up everything.

ShirtHotTeez - yes, I considered cost of feeding him, but it's not prohibitive. He's on 100% hay currently, and is eating one bale a day compared to Harley's 3/4 bale (which will probably be less once I start using the slow feeder nets - currently, they just throw all the hay out in the paddock and it really gets spread around, resulting in a lot of waste). Still, you're right, it all adds up. Plus, whatever the cost will be of providing him with supplements, etc. for the arthritis.

Jan - yes, a QH is much more our type.

While I was at the barn trying out the big guy, I met my trimmer who has her horses there as well. She and I had a long chat and she showed me all four of hers. They are all Harley-sized (we're about the same height and clearly have the same taste in horses)! LOL A cuter bunch of horses, I have rarely seen. And all the picture of health. I would have bought any one of them on the spot if they were for sale. I tried to convince her she had too many, but to no avail :) She's really terrific though, and spent a lot of time discussing Harley's diet and skin issues. She agrees that he has dry skin and needs some dietary adjustments. We agreed that when Harley comes home, we will work together to come up with a feeding plan. She's really awesome and I feel lucky to have her as a trimmer.
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walkinthewalk - the space issue is pretty much a deal breaker. I started out planning for 12 x 12 stalls, but given that Harley is so small and is very happy in his current 12 x 10, I thought I'd increase my aisle space. The stalls aren't done yet, so I can still change the layout, but if I have to go 12 x 14 that messes up everything.

ShirtHotTeez - yes, I considered cost of feeding him, but it's not prohibitive. He's on 100% hay currently, and is eating one bale a day compared to Harley's 3/4 bale (which will probably be less once I start using the slow feeder nets - currently, they just throw all the hay out in the paddock and it really gets spread around, resulting in a lot of waste). Still, you're right, it all adds up. Plus, whatever the cost will be of providing him with supplements, etc. for the arthritis.

Jan - yes, a QH is much more our type.

While I was at the barn trying out the big guy, I met my trimmer who has her horses there as well. She and I had a long chat and she showed me all four of hers. They are all Harley-sized (we're about the same height and clearly have the same taste in horses)! LOL A cuter bunch of horses, I have rarely seen. And all the picture of health. I would have bought any one of them on the spot if they were for sale. I tried to convince her she had too many, but to no avail :) She's really terrific though, and spent a lot of time discussing Harley's diet and skin issues. She agrees that he has dry skin and needs some dietary adjustments. We agreed that when Harley comes home, we will work together to come up with a feeding plan. She's really awesome and I feel lucky to have her as a trimmer.
I would have "liked" ^^^^, but my "like" button doesn't work and I'm in the Classic format:( :(
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I would have "liked" ^^^^, but my "like" button doesn't work and I'm in the Classic format:( :(
You show on my screen as having liked Acadian's post, Walkin. Seems like the "like" button does work but you can't see it until you refresh the screen. I guess the IT guys are halfway to a solution......

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