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  1. Horse Health
    So I've had this mare for around 2 weeks now and her legs and face have 5 cent coin size weepy scabs on them. She does itch her face on the fence, and uses her hoofs to itch her back legs. Any ideas what this could be? Our other horse doesn't get this, and the horse we had before this didn't...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    Hi again, So, I'm going away tomorrow for 3 days and I have one fat horse and a skinny ex-racehorse. The issue is, they can either go in a paddock with a decent amount of green grass (mainly for the skinny mare's benefit) or a well grazed down paddock (for the fatty who needs dieting lol). These...
  3. Horse Grooming
    I have a gorgeous grey mare and she is the hardest thing ever to keep clean. She loves rolling and always rolls in the muddiest patch of the field. I am fed up of this as i spend nearly two hours grooming her to get all the muck off her coat. This is my first grey horse and I've owned mainly...
  4. Horse Boarding
    I have been at this barn for almost a year now and when I first moved in there was plenty of grass for the horses to graze on but now that there are more boarders the pasture is basically dirt. My horses are now in their stalls almost all day long because of no grass to eat( Plus the other...
  5. Hoof Care
    I have a 16 years old standardbred mare, about 2 months ago she was very sore on both hind legs (making a step was a problem, shifting weight from foot to foot). vet came, checked her hooves with hoof testers and decided the problem was there - but hard to tell what place, because she couldn't...
  6. Horse Health
    My new boy, a 20 yo QH gelding, has a habit of when I'm hand grazing him (or I think even outside too) he gets a very snotty nose. It's usually a clear/white. Is this normal? He will also grab on to a bunch of grass, start to chew and then let a bunch of it fall out. He is getting his teeth done...
  7. Horse Health
    Basically, I am currently boarding my horse at a boarding facility. I am planning on moving him home in several days, (no other horses here but several other farm animals to keep him company.)When he comes, I hope to have him outside 24/7. Where he is now, they bring him into a stall at night...
  8. Barn Maintenance
    at the end of the summer last year pastures were bare! and my horses started coming in drooling ALOT! i researched what could be causing this and all i could find was possibly too much clover in the feild or different types of weeds.... im planning on reseeding my fields this spring but i am...
  9. Horse Nutrition
    Hi guys, new to the forum, very pleased to be here. Was wondering if I could get some help? I just brought a new horse who's in an area that's in a drought and there's not much grass where he is. I should be picking him up next weekend and was just a little worried about putting him on lusher...
  10. Horse Nutrition
    I've been looking into owning a horse for quite some time now, however; I've been getting many mixed messages on feed. Many people are telling me that grain is a must, yet others tell me a basic grass and hay diet is the most natural and healthiest diet. Experienced horse owners, what is your...
  11. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    I am trying to fix up my horse pasture. We have a pile where our horses deposited next to the barn over the past two years. It has been kept pretty wet this summer bc it has rained a lot here. The bottom is two years old and some at the top is is 9 months old. I bought a bag of pasture mix...
  12. Barn Maintenance
    Well, I've saved up a little extra cash and now I'm ready to get some more work done on my "barn". We started our barn and made it functional about a year ago. It has two stalls with dirt floors, tack room with wood floor. (One stall on either side of tack room) and it has a fairly large...
  13. Horse Talk
    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with a solution for my mud problem. My situation: -Approx 3 acres (okay, not very big, but better than nothing!) split into large day turn out, and small night time paddock. -Both horses out 24/7 but have access to cosy shelter day or...
  14. Horse Health
    come summer my horse is overweight.. he's out 24/7, gets ridden every day (one day off a week), i bring him in for as long as possible during the day, and his feed is cut down to handful chaff + 1/4 pasture mix. is there anything else i could do? he has a big grass belly (had him checked for...
  15. Horse Nutrition
    Howdy, Boy I've been adding a lot of threads recently... Anyway, I'm taking my horses off property for an overnight trip and they are going to be on grass for almost 48 hours. What should I do in order to get my horses used to grass in two weeks as I may not have total access to a grass pasture...
  16. Barn Maintenance
    Hi :) I was just wondering if anyone else had seen this, and what it could be caused by? We have some fairly poor quality grazing land at our barn, which has been rested for about 4 months. (I don't manage it, I'm just wondering about it!) Since the horses have gone out on it, it seems to have...
  17. Farm Forum
    Hello I'm not sure if this is the right place for this thread but this is my first time posting here so forgive me =). I'm planning to build a boarding facility in lower Saskatchewan but the land I want to build on is very alkaline. What I need to know is what type of grasses for pasture live...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    She is an 8 y/o Belgian and Quarter cross. She is a very easy keeper. I haven't weighed her or anything recently, but she's about 13 or so hands and about 880 - 900 lbs I guess. She is built like a tank so it's not all fat. She is very food motivated. I am wondering if feeding her a ration...
  19. Horse Nutrition
    I am planning on moving my horse from Austin, TX to Colorado Springs, CO. The pasture we are moving to isn't fertilized and the current owners don't fertilize the land. They let the grass just grow when it does and don't help it along. I was wondering if it would be smart to plant a different...
  20. Horse Health
    I have, what is probably, a silly question... We are going to be planting pastures for the first time, and while we've looked at pasture seed mixes, we were wondering if you could plant plain ol' bermuda. We are in central AZ where it gets pretty stinking hot during the summer and bermuda...
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