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  1. Horse Health
    Hi all! New here. I have an 1.5 year old QH (palomino) filly that I had brought to me in NM from MT. Since day one, she's had fecal water syndrome. I noticed the mess down her legs and rear when she came of the trailer, but chalked it up to the long trailer ride. It wasn't until her manure...
  2. Horse Health
    Hi everyone ! We have a 14 yr old QH gelding, Abe. We just installed Nelson Auto Waterer in his stall - we have been trying to get him used to it and willing to drink from it. Over the past weekend, we removed his other water sources and really worked with him at the waterer. How long is ok for...
  3. Horse Talk
    Background info: very particular mare...enough said :) (16 h Appendix QH) I am observing a strange phenomena... I got her during the winter last year and she would paw around the stock tank for some reason. It was always clean and never frozen as it had drain plug de-icer. This year, she is at...
  4. Horse Nutrition
    My gelding has some resp. issues and the vet recommended thoroughly wetting his hay down before feeding. It's been helping (yay!) but something weird has started to happen. I've been drenching his meals in a bucket then lifting out, hanging (I do this and feed using a slow-feed haynet) and...
  5. Horse Talk
    Ok, I have two storys from my experience yesterday (Friday). The first one was lately. I've been kinda under the weather from an ear infection and can't hear well, so I take meds and have allergies. I have also not been eating a lot because of that and drinking enough water. Only when I take...
  6. Horse Boarding
    Hey everyone! So I board my horse at a really nice, enormous boarding facility. He lives in the pasture board part of it, and we pay $350 a month for board. The horses have access to 40 acres of extremely nice green pastures (almost too nice; most of the horses need muzzles in the summer), and...
  7. Horse Health
    I am looking to go into water therapy, or aqua therapy for my horses. I am wondering which is better to go with: the AquaPacer or the AquaTred? One is above ground and the other is built in. Has anyone tried both? Or is one better than the other? Which ones have you used and the pros/cons...
  8. Horse Grooming
    Mav hates bath time! just hates it! where Flash isnt a fan but will stand and let me bath him. and Harley will come running to get sprayed by the hose! Mav love our pond and will splash and lay down! but when the hose come out he starts walking and dancing around! ive started really slow and...
  9. New to Horses
    Hi All! I'm not necessarily new to horses but it has been awhile. I rode and owned horses growing up but never kept them on my own property. I recently bought 3 wooded acres for 2-3 horses and need some pointers on how to get it horse ready. Right down to the basics. I realize this is a very...
  10. Horse Health
    Our corral has a fair amount of snow from this year and its all starting to melt now that spring is right around the corner...but the thing is there is going to be water everywhere and i don't want to put my horses out in the pasture because it's really far away which means I wont be able to...
  11. Horse Health
    Hello! I just got my automatic heated waterer working! (YAY me!) and was so excited to see my 4 horses enjoy the always fresh water. Except they won't touch it. The weanling walked right up and had one drink. The yearling took one tiny sip after I put apple chunks in it and made her stand...
  12. Trail Riding
    I recently purchased as my first horse a 4 yo tb mare. You may think "as a first horse!?!? O.O" but she was never raced and was trail ridden to build up a level head. I can put a black trash bag over her head and she doesn't even move. The one problem I have had with her is she will not step...
  13. Trail Riding
    Hi there guys. I have a very sweet Arab who is quite a fun trail horse. However, like many Arabs and Arabxs, she is quite nervous of water. She is definitely getting better, at the moment it takes me about 2-3minutes of quietly pointing my mare at the stream, keeping my leg on and making...
  14. Horse Training
    My horse has a very big and interesting past. I don't know most of it other than the fact that she was neglected and left in a field with nothing for 2 years of her life. She is the calmest horse other than one thing: she is water shy or rather, fly spray shy. I let her smell the bottle, letting...
  15. Horse Health
    I have a 11 year old friesian gelding. I bought him in December and in the spring his summer coat came it. It was a little thicker and longer then the QH's at the barn. I asked my barn manager and she said it was a friesian thing adn his dad is from Holland. But the other friesian at the barn...
  16. Horse Talk
    i have three geldings and its been getting really hot, we hosed them off twice today and they seemed to love it! anything else we can do to keep them cool? they always have food and fresh water. anything else i can do for them?
  17. Horse Talk
    So, I've always heard that you should not give a horse cold water- actually any water at that- after a hard ride, and you should wait until they're cooled down to give them any water or hay. They say if you give it to them it could cause colic. However, some are saying that this is a myth, and...
  18. Horse Pictures
    Yup; this is Indie's first time in water any deeper than puddles, so I thought it'd be nice to share some of the cute pictures I got. Considering she hates puddles with a inborn fury, I thought for sure I'd have a hard time getting her into the creek. Funny enough it only took a couple tries to...
  19. Farm Forum
    My dad boards his horse at a farm that has a ton of mud. He's trying to find the best way to control this problem. What are some things that he could suggest they use? It seems that after all the rain we got last summer (in New Jersey), the mud just will never go away! They have tried sand and...
  20. Horse Nutrition
    i need a calculator where i can insert my horses weight condition and work load in order to figure out how much water hay and feed i should give them ex.How Much to Feed your Horse?
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