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post #21 of 23 Old 09-03-2015, 09:13 PM
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While you are sitting with the minis, hold your hand out, fingers downward and wait for the foal to touch your fingers. Don't you touch their nose. They must close the last inch or two. When it happens it's greeting you. This can make a difference if you decide to rub a cheek or between the jaw bones (if insect bitten it should melt at your touch) Minis love to be scratched. Another area is the armpits, chest, and up between the hind legs.



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post #22 of 23 Old 09-04-2015, 01:15 AM
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cute cute cute. Bingo is cute with that blue eye and being appy. the little filly looks like she will be a dark brown.
It sounds like you are making progress, did you use pelleted dewormer ? or tube dewormer?
a breakaway halter has straps the will break with pressure. they buckle over the poll , the area of the horses head behind his ears.
sit in the pen with them , or stand in the pen with them. What i have done, is just act like I was working on something in the pen and totally ignore the foals, pretty soon , curiosity wins and they creep over and start nosing around.
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post #23 of 23 Old 09-04-2015, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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I used the tube wormer, and put the measured amount in water,, then mixed it with their pellets. They ate it all up. It's so hot here I can barely stand to be in the sun, and just went out to feed them and they were both laying in the sun! They seem totally content, and I have been putting my hand out fingers down. It only takes a minute until they come over and inspect it : ) Little creatures of habit they are, so cute. We're making them a toy for the pen today,, a milk jug with rocks in it hung from a rafter. That should give them something to think about this evening! So far so good ... thank you for all the tips!
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