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    Fitz

    Congrats on adding Fitz to your family, he's adorable!
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    DO YOU THINK PONY RIDES SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT FAIRS??

    I'm thankfully to have everyone's honest opinions here. I feel like I opened a can of worms with this post. I am not really against all pony ride businesses......it is more a matter of being against this one particular person who was not putting firth the effort to care for her ponies...
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    My Great Pyrenees and the Rain

    As some of you know I have 3 LGDs....a 5 year old female Pyr and her 2 pups that are half Anatolian. They spend most days in their large kennel (it has a huge tarp covered straw bale house in it) and from about 5 pm until 5 am they are loose in our huge fenced backyard (they have an overturned...
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    DO YOU THINK PONY RIDES SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT FAIRS??

    You're right about the laws hurting those who do right.....I am worried myself about the "No outside dogs" issue. What I meant is that the fairs allowing pony rides should have guidelines for the ponies. They should require proof of vaccines/worming and check the animals health conditions...
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    DO YOU THINK PONY RIDES SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT FAIRS??

    I agree with everyone, that there are some pony ride businesses that take care of their ponies. I doubt anyone riding these ponies realized how starved they were.....their saddles/pads covered up a LOT. The problem is that there are not strict enough guidelines/laws for care of livestock so...
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    DO YOU THINK PONY RIDES SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT FAIRS??

    Some of you know that I recently brought home 2 former pony ride ponies. I bought them from the woman who owned the pony ride business and had decided to get out of it. When I first went to see the ponies (in July), they were ALL terribly emaciated and so sad looking (except for one very...
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    I agree, horses/ponies should not be fat. I'm hoping to get some weight off Toby...I don't think Wilbur and Sam's true condition really comes across in the photos.....
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    New Neighbors.......

    I think everything will be fine. I haven't heard the neighbor's dog at all tonight. I heard them doing some stuff, but Sheba isn't barking at them at all.☺
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Thanks everyone! This may be a dumb question, but can I use the hose (cold water) to bathe them or should I take buckets of warm water (or hot to mix with water from hose) out to use?
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    New Neighbors.......

    Thankfully, Sheba wasn't barking as much as their dog after a little while. I think they finally took their dog inside at some point because I didn't hear him this morning. We have 5 acres, they have 6, but both properties run long not wide. I may go over this weekend to welcome them and tell...
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Thank you! I don't know why it shows I'm in North Carolina......I'm in northeast Indiana....but it is still warm enough to bathe them with water, so I think I will! You're right.....they probably aren't as bad as it seems to me.
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    New Neighbors.......

    Oh no!!! Our new neighbors just started moving in today! I don't mind new neighbors, but between their young child screaming and their yappy little dog, my Pyr, Sheba, is barking almost nonstop tonight! I don't feel I should correct her, but how do I let her know that the neighbors and their...
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    Updated Photos Of Sheba, Cara and Hondo

    My how they've grown!! 14 weeks and I believe they are around 60 pounds each! Sheba is too heavy for me too lift.....guessing 90-100....
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Ok...I promised pics and here they are. I hesitated to post these, because our livestock area is SO muddy and a complete mess right now.....we had 2 days of pouring rain Saturday and Sunday night into Monday morning....Please know that it's not usually like this. There's quite a bit of poop...
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Wilbur is only 7 years old.....don't know if that means he might or might not have Cushings.....I don't know much about it....
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    Sentry, Baymule’s Livestock Guard Dog

    He's a gorgeous pup! It looks like he's fitting in well already! My 2 pups are around the same age.....I think they're 13 or 14 weeks old now......about 60 lbs! I'm so happy you found this guy, I think.he'll be great.
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    I'm planning on spending most of this next weekend brushing out the ponies and using a dry shampoo on them. I will also be cleaning up their saddles/pads as much as possible.....she did not take care of thise at all either.
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Thank you for the great advice! I do buy very good grass hay from a farmer near me, and I was already thinking I needed alfalfa pellets. I got a horse several years ago (who since went to a new home) that was so starved she could barely hold her head up. I researched putting weight on...
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    WENT TO PICK UP NEW PONY......CAME HOME WITH "BONUS" PONY!!

    Oh....I'll get pics tomorrow after work...
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