Welcome to the forums Pony Mom. I have fed both flax and BOSS and I have fed them at the same time. My experience is that you will want to watch the weight of your mares and adjust the amount of these hi fat seeds based on whether they start to put on too much weight. I believe Magic Marker was asking, are you feeding a senior feed aka a grain(pelleted feed) that is specifically formulated for senior horses.
They are 17yrs old.
Wow you guys have been having fun. Thanks to Northwolf for all the fun pictures! Love the hitch with different size horses. I need to get Clem and Candace hitched together since that's why I got Candace in the first place. It's time to wean my little Perry so maybe it would be a good time to put those two mares in together to learn to play nice. Or maybe they'll just both end up with battle damage....
Marsha I'll be waiting to hear what your DIL thinks of the little mare you've found. Clementine has a knee that pops sometimes but she's never had problems with it. However, I too would be cautious of a horse that has joints that go pop. Buying horses is so tough. Fingers crossed for you finding the right one sooner rather than later.
So...time to be honest with myself (and you guys). I think I'm scared to hitch up since it's been so long since I've driven. Our "little town" has blown up in the last year. I'm live at the cross section of Center Street and Main Street. We now have a traffic light and way more traffic than we did a year ago. Lots of big semi trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial traffic since we're on a State road AND now we've got the only light in town. I know that Candace is traffic safe but I haven't hitched her since she foaled so I'm nervous. Will she still be the same quiet safe horse she was while she was pregnant or was she just feeling slow? And Clementine is pretty high strung anyway. I have ground driven her around town this spring and the only time we got into a bit of trouble she decided she was going to stop and not go a step further. On Main Street with afternoon traffic mind you. When she gets like this even the whip won't motivate her. The problem is we have to go on the bike lane between parked cars and moving cars for a bit to get back home no matter where we go to drive. A bad place for her if she decides to be naughty.
I would love to trail drive them but I've never done it. I have a Kingston EE and a little single seat sulky.... I'm thinking the EE would be better off road since it's got springs at least. I just need to find a decent trail. Lots of mountain bike/horse riding trails around here but most of them are single track and pretty twisty and hilly.....
Truth is my driving is mostly self taught. I did take Clementine to a trainer and she gave me some lessons while she was working with Clem. Then it was all book reading, asking questions here, there, and everywhere. I'm still very much a work in progress but that doesn't help me help my horses when they are having a problem. I really wish there was a bigger driving scene around here. Mostly it's farmers who learned from their daddy who learned from their daddy. Which is great, but it doesn't help me get Clementine to soften or bend or carry herself better. It doesn't help me communicate with her. Sigh.... rant over. Sorry about that guys
I would like to give a Very Big Thank You to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue! https://www.missouriforgetmenot.org/
Today they came and picked up 6 of my minis. Due to health and financial problems I have not been able to take care of my herd the way I should. I contacted this board for a rescue and was told about Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue, Thank you Mona! I contacted them and they came today. I was so very worried about how we would be able to care for my minis, now I know they are in very good hands. God Bless the people who do rescue work.
They only had to leave 1 horse behind, my mini appy stallion. There was no way to put him on the trailer with the others safely. If anyone is interested lol.
I am keeping 1 gelding and 2 mares. I believe I will be able to take care of 3.
Thank you again everyone!
Eagle posted a topic in Miniature Horse Pregnancy, Foaling and Mare Stare Forum,I thought I would do a topic on dangerous things for the new mums.
Never leave a headcollar on a mare with a foal at foot. Stumbling little foals can get their little feet caught in the mares headcollar and it could be tragic. Cassie can tell you just how terrible it is.
ALWAYS remove headcollars after the birth.
Also please read what my friend Tami of Triple K just posted this morning on FB about her foal blanket:
Please horse lovers take a second to read this!!!! Last night we have a beautiful tiny perfect little filly born, she was born around midnight, at 5 am I received a phone call from my dear friend Judy from CA and Carol from FL, telling me to hurry and get to this little fillies stall, DO NOT USE ANY FOAL BLANKETS THAT ARE CLOSED IN FRONT, BE SURE THEY HAVE VELCRO , THIS LITTLE FILLY WAS BEING DRAGGED AROUND THE STALL BY HER DAM, THE MARE HAD GOTTEN HER LEG THRU THE NECK OPENING OF THE NEWBORN FILLY AND WAS DRAGGING THE BABY AROUND THE STALL, THE FILLY WAS LIMP WHEN i GOT TO HER, AND THE BLANKET WAS TWISTED SO TIGHT SHE WAS ALMOST BEING STRANGLED, WHEN i GOT THE MARES LEG OUT OF THE OPENING, THE FILLY WAS HARDLY ALIVE, THIS HAS TAUGHT ME TO be sure ALL YOUR FOAL BLANKETS HAVE VELCRO IN THE FRONT,the filly is doing fine, thanks
All foal pj's must have velcro at the front.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Safe foaling everyone.
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