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Thinking about horses

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Horses, Mules and Donkeys' started by mystang89, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Very good points. I keep my horses separate from the sheep. I have a 13 hand pony that is roly-poly fat. He is also very playful and with a horse that means biting, running and kicking. Bad for Sheep.

    On our soft sand, mine are barefoot. I ride on the roads which are are not hard either. A good trim keeps them in good shape.

    Shoeing a horse is a special talent. Farriers go to school or apprentice for a couple of years to learn. You can lame or ruin a horse with a bad shoe job. Please don’t do that yourself. You could learn to trim, after much study and supervision. It’s an art, a horses hoof is a complex thing. The old saying goes, No foot-no horse.
     
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    secuono

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    Pony, as in the 14.2h and shorter horses. They tend to be very easy keepers, a flake of hay keeps them fat or even looking at grass feeds them.
    A pony is NOT a young horse, has nothing to do with age, only size.