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  1. Reignmaker Miniatures

    Newbie to the forum.

    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.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    I like it partly because if I'm a bit distracted and cook the chicken for too long it stays moist under the mayo.
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    Food Lovers Guide

    Love the sound of the creamy garlic chicken Ryan, I will be giving that a try. My standby for chicken breast when I want something easy but good enough for company is to sprinkle the meat with a garlic/herb mix (i usually use a commercially available mix called garlic plus but Ive used my own blend too) then cover it in mayonaise and finally sprinkle a thick layer of grated parmesan cheese on top. Cook in a 350F oven until the chicken is cooked and the cheese is golden brown. I usually serve it with roasted baby potatoes and vegies.
  4. The first thing I wondered is the selenium status of your soil. Here we have low selenium and must supplement our animals to avoid the problems that can arise from not having enough. If it were me (please understand that I am not a vet nor any kind of expert) I would consider trying a shot of A,D and E with selenium if you can access it if low selenium is an issue there. Otherwise a wait and see and the stretching you are trying might be your only option. I hope the locals are right and she improves soon. Is there any way you can phone a vet and ask for their advice? If you explain the financial limitations and the situation they might at least offer an educated guess or two. Good luck.
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    Just dropping himself to the ground

    I absolutely agree it is best if the child does the correcting. It not only shows the horse that it must respect even a little person but it also helps develop the child's confidence which is one of the benefits f having them around horses to begin with(or at least it worked that way for me way back when)
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    Just dropping himself to the ground

    Sounds like he's found an effective way to avoid doing what is being asked. I would encourage your daughter to be very firm in demanding he get back up and walk. If she is unable to get him up or keep him on his feet you may have to find a way to make being down less appealing than being up and walking. I had a saddle horse colt that did the same thing when I was a teen and I finally sat on his neck and held him down until getting up was my idea. After doing this a couple of times he never dropped on me again (pretty dangerous trick for a horse who is under saddle altho he was not old enough to be ridden yet then). My husbands mini gelding started doing the stop and drop in harness early in his training and no amount of trying to redirect him stopped it and once down he was determined to stay there rather than work. I finally used a spray of water to make him really unhappy to be laying down. He too turned over a new leaf and gave up that particular gammit.
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    Gardening

    Its been an unusually hot dry year here, cant remember when we had rain last, maybe a month ago. My garden was late getting in since we were helping my son and daughter in law move to a different town when I would normally have been planting. Still for being 3 weeks late its doing okay. My greenhouse is a jungle with tomato plants and they are really producing altho the the fruit are almost entirely green yet. The peas are podding now finally and it looks like its going to be a bumper crop, beans are producing pretty good but I'll see when they are done just how many I get since its a new variety this year. Cauliflower finished early and the broccoli set its main heads a month ago, just enjoying the little side shoots now. My carrots aren't great this year but I've got enough to share with those near to me who don't garden. In all I'd say its not been a bad year for the garden considering its only the second summer in this new place. Marsha, I really like your water feature. I bet its relaxing to listen to it gurgle and watch the birds.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    tonight will just be left overs from last night. I had my BIL and SIL here for dinner so I made a huge wok full of fried rice, carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms lots of chopped fresh garlic (about a third of a cup) and fresh ginger. Rice (used leftover 'sticky' rice which is not my fav but is my husbands) green peas, soysauce with some sugar dissolved in it and topped when it was done with green onions and a sprinkle of sesame oil. Everyone had seconds but I still have enough for tonight and then I'll freeze what's still left for future meals when I don't feel like cooking(which happens pretty often lately lol) Sometime this week I plan to try cooking the duck we found on sale a month or so ago. I've never tried duck and we don't know if we will enjoy it but the price was good and we wanted to try it anyway. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it lol.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    I've been doing a pretty hit and miss job of cooking meals lately. I will do a roast and then we have leftovers in various ways for a couple of days. Day before yesterday I grabbed a stewing chicken from the freezer and boiled it. Then my husband pulled the meat from the bones and I made chicken noodle and vegie soup with peas from my freezer and carrots from a local farm. I got a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas so am on a bread baking run right now. Today's bread is Oatmeal Bread. it is a moist heavy loaf that my husband loves. I think I will serve it with the last of the chicken chopped up and put in a nice gravy and maybe some broccoli and cauliflower I have in my freezer from my summer garden.. Dang... now I'm hungry.. lol, its lunch time tho so I shouldn't be surprised. I wonder if we have any soup left. We've had a remarkable mild winter so far and I really feel for those of you who are struggling with wild weather. I second your sentiment Ryan, hope everyone had a nice holiday season and 2015 is treating them well.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    Haha, I'm having the same kind of day. Tonight I have put a pan of nachos (chips, tex mex cheese and green onions) in the oven. We should be eating in 10 minutes lol. Not healthy nut fast and we'll have some fruit with it (that makes it a good for us meal right lol) Sunday it was salmon in lemon dill sauce with a pasta/vegie salad and green beans, we ate leftovers last night so I've been really lazy for 2 days now.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    Last night I made myself french toast for dinner. My husband had left over steak and green beans from the night before. I was just to darn tired to cook a full meal after a day spent cutting and loading a cord of firewood (buyer wanted it in 3 foot lengths - not doing that again) and then hauling hay from a nearby farmer (he gave us the hay so couldn't say no) shovelling trailers off/out and loads of other outside winter chores. Skipped lunch too so I decided I deserved the calories lol.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    Thanks Ryan. I am sure to live thro my injured thumb lol. When I said it was 15C and snowing it should have read minus 15C. Today it is beautiful and sunny with all the trees flocked with thick white on the branches and only -5C so I am heading out to shovel my deck. Tonight we will probably have chicken quesadillas because we had a big lunch in town and also because after shoveling I won't feel like cooking.
  13. Reignmaker Miniatures

    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    Beef stew tonight. Last night I made grilled chicken breasts, baked sweet potatoes and cream corn. Today I had left over chicken breast as sandwich meat. Its been about 15C and snowing all day, I took a long walk with my dog in the snow. I wandered thro the trees and bush and because I couldn't see the ground I tried to be very careful but in spite of my caution I managed to trip over a willow buried under the snow and fall. Dog thought it was great fun and I must be playing with her lol but i think I have sprained my thumb... dang it sucks to be clumsy
  14. Reignmaker Miniatures

    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    I have no idea what to make for dinner. It is windy, snowing and cold and I have to plan to try to round up an errant heifer this afternoon. I might just start a batch of hamburger soup in the crock pot and then it will be ready when I want to eat. We've been pretty slack on meals lately, often eating crackers and cheese for dinner or a can of soup because we have had a late lunch.
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    What's For DINNER Tonight?

    Tonight its going to be bbq pork ribs and green beans possibly some garlic bread again since I have the makings left. The garlic bread is a premade bread that I just grill quickly in a pan or put under the broiler. We love it and my husband would gladly have it with every dinner ...except if I bake fresh bread then he'd choose that lol. He does like his breads.
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