• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Where can I find a very small manure fork?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Where can I find a very small manure fork?

    Yesterday a friend delivered the most fuzzy, tiny, miniature gelding to us. He is on loan to us to keep our older gelding company for the next few months until we find another stable mate. This morning I went out on my daily ritual of stall/paddock cleaning and discovered that those cute TINY piles of poop fall right through my manure fork and I'm a neat freak. I perused the local feed store and hardware stores this morning to no avail, all standard sized forks. I may end up using a tiny rake and shovel but when its muddy that's going to be messy so was hoping find a mini-sized fork......does any company make those?

    BTW I'm totally smitten with "Pumpkin" who is the tiniest little sorrel gelding with a bad haircut. My friend had him at her mom's place for a few months and her elderly mom decided to clean him up a bit for us and gave him a bowl haircut on his bangs and tail. My own mother nearly died when she saw it and now wants to have her hand at "cleaning up the mess"

    I swore I wouldn't have a mini until I was old and could no longer ride but I've got to say I could really see myself being easily converted over to these little guys and driving, been researching it for the past month. My pocketbook certainly likes the tiny amount of hay he eats too!

  • #2
    Mini Future Fork? It's smaller, but I'd have to go check if the tines are actually closer together. http://www.amazon.com/Future-Fork-Mini/dp/B000OWD4UM

    If that doesn't work, look in the dog section for something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Advance-Spade-...3639248&sr=1-6 . They either have a tiny rake or a scraper to move the poop into the pan.
    --
    Wendy
    ... and Patrick

    Comment


    • #3
      Small forks often have the tines set the same distance apart as most full-size forks. It sounds like you want a fine tine fork, like http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-d4ec552accc7

      I love our fine tine fork. It's great for getting all of those little manure chips from horses who should be named "Mixmaster" or "Cuisinart."

      Comment


      • #4
        Scroll down to the yard dog apple picker, that may be what you want.
        There is above that a very small manure fork, that is what we use to take ice out of the tanks and may also do what you want:

        http://www.valleyvet.com/catalog_pro..._supplies.html

        Comment


        • #5
          Where are pictures of your new mini with the BOWL HAIR CUT!?

          I use the mini future fork for dog poo. The tines are a smidgen closer together than the reg. siz. future fork. I don't like the forks with the metal tines. They seem to get hung up on stuff easier than the plastic ones.

          I went to look at a horse for my SO yesterday and the woman also raised minis. I didn't like the horse we went to see, but I spent a lot of time playing with the minis
          "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

          Comment


          • #6
            Yes, be careful of the mini manure forks. I ordered one and it was small but the tines were the same distance apart as my big fork, so I retired it for cleaning out the duck house.

            Comment


            • #7
              you really wanna get hooked on something, try a mini donk!!!......the donk personality is soooooooooooo loving and dod-like............add the attraction of loong fuzzy ears , huge eyes, and extra long eyelashes......and, they can be used for driving as well!!

              Comment


              • #8
                you really wanna get hooked on something, try a mini donk!!!......the donk personality is soooooooooooo loving and dog-like............add the attraction of loong fuzzy ears , huge eyes, and extra long eyelashes......and, they can be used for driving as well!!

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  just in from feeding this evening, I feel like I'm starving the poor little guy!! Thanks for the links to possible mini poop forks! I uploaded some pics on my FB, am I allowed to post that link? I don't think I can post a picture as an attachment. He needs some help in the forelock and tail department

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Grace67 View Post
                    just in from feeding this evening, I feel like I'm starving the poor little guy!! Thanks for the links to possible mini poop forks! I uploaded some pics on my FB, am I allowed to post that link? I don't think I can post a picture as an attachment. He needs some help in the forelock and tail department
                    You can upload your pictures to some picture holding web site on the internet, like photobucket.com and then put the link to the picture on your post.

                    We then can click on the link and admire your little wild-haired fellow.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      We use fine tines with our minis/small ponies, as do most of the mini owners I know. Works great! They also have the Fine Tines Jr., with smaller overall basket and handle.

                      The only caveat -- these are great with pellet and sawdust bedding, lousy with shavings and straw.
                      They're not miniatures, they're concentrates.

                      Born tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        okay Bluey let's see if this works, its been ages since I did anything with photobucket and for some reason "forelock challenged" horses (and ponies) seem to find a way into my barn LOL. Here's Pumpkin AKA the Bowl Haircut Pony with my son who also seems to be having a wayward hair day

                        http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j9...91403/Pumpkin/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          You are very quick there!

                          That is a handsome pony, the second picture is neat, the last one wonderful, thank you.

                          His hairdo is a little choppy and needs a bit of help, does it.

                          I love minis that look like horses.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            You might try this one: http://www.amazon.com/Lightest-Indus.../dp/B0049DSU06

                            Or this one which is for llamas: http://www.minitine.com/
                            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              for with close-spaced tines

                              I just saw this fork designed for sawdust, rice hulls and the like. The tines are spaced closer than the normal 5/8".

                              http://www.equiteemfg.com/flexn-fork...i-tine-basket/

                              The mfr also says the tines bend but don't break, a nice added feature.

                              Good luck!
                              Tom

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I just...
                                I can't even...

                                OMG he's cuuuute!!!!
                                "Aye God, Woodrow..."

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  That is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. The forelock just makes him more lovable ... if possible.
                                  __________________________
                                  "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                                  the best day in ten years,
                                  you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                    Scroll down to the yard dog apple picker, that may be what you want.
                                    There is above that a very small manure fork, that is what we use to take ice out of the tanks and may also do what you want:

                                    http://www.valleyvet.com/catalog_pro..._supplies.html
                                    Is this the one you're thinking of, Bluey?
                                    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-00b0d0204ae5

                                    If so, I highly recommend it (though I use it for cleaning up after the dogs - don't have a mini)! I got mine from SmartPak, but they stopped carrying them.

                                    ETA: I just looked at the pictures - good heavens, that's an awful lot of cuteness packed into a small package - interesting haircut and all!
                                    Last edited by bdj; Jan. 29, 2013, 06:26 PM. Reason: omg, the picture!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Omg! He's so cute!

                                      But OMG that mane! It's so lol-worthy! Please forgive me as I pee my pants!

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        this is the smallest that I am aware of
                                        http://www.breyerhorses.com/Olivia

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X