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    Well starting this weekend she's been put on a...

    Well starting this weekend she's been put on a diet. The other 2 both agreed that 1/2cup of the low carb grain morning and night and 2 flakes of hay. I can get away with just doing hers at night but...
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    There's not many barns out here hiring as is. I...

    There's not many barns out here hiring as is. I called at least 10 within a 20-30 minutes driving distance with no luck. People can't afford more help or don't need any new help. I'm horrible working...
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    If she was my horse I would've had the vet check...

    If she was my horse I would've had the vet check her sooner plus check her for insulin resistance. Supposedly she's broke to ride, I've never seen anyone ride anyone but the one that came back from...
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    Well I've been completely shut down on the vet...

    Well I've been completely shut down on the vet either coming out or her going to the vet to get checked. I was told in all of her 40 years breeding horses, she's never had a mare go into full heat...
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    Yup! But she did say if she's not pregnant she's...

    Yup! But she did say if she's not pregnant she's going on a diet. Now how well the weekend person will keep to her diet is a whole different matter. Plus needing a pen to work in that's level would...
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    I can get an udder pic in the morning. The vet...

    I can get an udder pic in the morning. The vet has been out twice: once for yearly shots and coggins and a second time for the other mare that was bred the week before this one. When the vet looked...
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    Pregnant or just fat? Lots of pics...

    Mare was bred around April 22nd last year and have managed to get to her loose a bit of weight since. Well due date has passed and still no baby. To me it looks like she is but owner says with her in...
  8. Thread: Coats for doneys

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    Unfortunately all of those brands aren't big...

    Unfortunately all of those brands aren't big enough to fit his butt. Any suggestions on other brands that may fit? Or has anyone used this ...
  9. Thread: Coats for doneys

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    I did get a measurement on him and he's at least...

    I did get a measurement on him and he's at least 68in.
  10. Thread: Coats for doneys

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    Coats for doneys

    I'm not really finding any info on this but figured someone has probably ran into this before. Yearling blankets don't fit him, too long in the front and too short on the butt.
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    Figured I'd update with a few pictures of her....

    Figured I'd update with a few pictures of her. I've been working her 2-3xs a week as long as it's not pouring rain and ground isn't muddy for about 15 minutes. I've been giving her a half a cup or...
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    Well since I have no clue when the vet is coming...

    Well since I have no clue when the vet is coming back out I've switched all her and the donkey to a hand full of grain at night only because the owner would get suspicious of her not going to the bin...
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    Did some looking around with feeding beet pulp...

    Did some looking around with feeding beet pulp and found that there are 8 cups per 2.7lbs of beet pulp pellets which would make 1/3 lb per cup dry. I was thinking of only giving one cup soaked to...
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    Someone's gotta scoop the poop/pee after they've...

    Someone's gotta scoop the poop/pee after they've been inside all night though. I've thought they didn't need much else either, as the horses next door only get what little pasture is there plus hay...
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    I talked to the owner this morning about changing...

    I talked to the owner this morning about changing feed, supplements and having the vet check the mare's blood work for IR. She's going to have the vet get blood while he's out. She's not sure if...
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    Good idea. I didn't think about that, probably...

    Good idea. I didn't think about that, probably pick up some cheap food tubs from the store and premeasure and label each tub for every horse. Would need a few more buckets to go around to soak the...
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    I'll be double checking with the vet on all this...

    I'll be double checking with the vet on all this before bringing it up with the owner. I just hope the cost difference isn't too much to switch them all. She has 6 horses, 1 horse that's a rescue...
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    Think I found things that would work. I want to...

    Think I found things that would work. I want to make sure I have a list of what she needs to buy for switching these guys over before hand. I'm glad I've been on the right track, helps having someone...
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    I think the motivation to the change would be the...

    I think the motivation to the change would be the owner riding again. I know it needs to be a slow process to loose the weight, so summer heat is a good time to adjust feed and we have all fall and...
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    That's what I was thinking, just enough to hold...

    That's what I was thinking, just enough to hold all of the supplements together and no extra.

    Lack of babysitter on Monday is one problem I run into. The other is I overheat easy and stuck wearing...
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    So beet pulp all around added vit/mineral, hoof...

    So beet pulp all around added vit/mineral, hoof supplement (for those that need it) and tubby gets a muzzle. Guess I'll have to endure the heat/humidity and put her in the round pen for 10mins twice...
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    Would talking the owner into switching to beet...

    Would talking the owner into switching to beet pulp and adding vits/mineral and a hoof supplement be a good idea? This would be for all of them and only one horse would probably require the grain and...
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    The two mares that get the Senior feed have lost...

    The two mares that get the Senior feed have lost weight since I changed the amount given but still could loose a bit more.

    I did weigh out how much grain they get when I feed them at 11oz a day, I...
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    I found the labels for the grain they're getting...

    I found the labels for the grain they're getting and I see why the 3 that get senior feed have gotten nice shiny coats the past month and a half. I picked up feed from a different store than what I...
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    The pasture they're on is a mix of burmuda and...

    The pasture they're on is a mix of burmuda and clover. I've thought about the muzzle as there's one in the tack room...covered in dust. The owner insists on them getting grain and knows their...
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