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Re: horse information


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Posted by the on January 23, 2005 at 15:34:50 from (209.240.205.62):

In Reply to: horse information posted by Cynthia on January 23, 2005 at 12:12:55:


majority of information that you will read about horses just flat is not true. All they need is an adequate amount of food and water. they don't need th best high protine hay, good old dry grass hay is fine. On pasture they like to eat as close to the ground as possible while leaving good lookin spots of tall grass. don't go givin them good hay when the pastue grass looks a little short in spots. don't go throwin good money at shoes unless you are using the horse where it needs shoes. crossing the hard top or short trips on a dirt road is not need for shoes. If you do decide to shoe the horse make sure you have the best ferrier (horse shoer) available as a bad ferrier can ruin a horse real quick. Get one that knows and likes your breed of horse. Routine vet calls are not needed but you will have to pay attention to the condition of your horse. Mineral blocks,salt,wormer can be purchased at your farm supply. Tack for the horse can be had used for almost nothing if you keep your eyes open. My daughter just recently sold a circle Y saddle and bridle for $100 that cost $1800 new today. Your horse does not need or want a nice barn. A few trees for shade and a wind break is fine and that way you will not be concerned about cleaning the barn all the time. Now the important part- A horse outweighs you by 10 to 20 times and therefore they can do as they please and given the right opertunity they will so be careful around them.


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