Ryan Johnson 1102On 10/12/2018 at 2:31 PM, Marsha Cassada said:
We heard there was a well here 100 years ago, but no one alive remembers where. Most wells here are "gypy". Maybe what you call salty. Folks used to rely on cisterns to capture rain water but we are all on a rural water line now. Its wells tap an aquifer; we don't have a use limit but pay for usage. What measurement is a "meg"? We were listed as a drought area until this big rain.
A Meg is 1 Million liters.
Glad to read you have had substantial rain and not classified as in "drought"
How is he doing today?
35 minutes on yesterday of driving Peanut
20 minutes ground driving Cappy yesterday, too.
Nice video Northwolf! Your Shetland looks great, I bet he is happy to get out for a short jaunt now and then. And good news about Teddy .
Yes, Peanut is gelded, but he was gelded late. He finds other geldings to be threatening and he needs to be the boss over them, and mares are just delightful .
I had thought of getting his hormones tested, but what good would it do? He is what he is, and with more exposure and training, he is learning to deal with his emotions. We are going to another ADT soon, so it will be interesting to see his reactions this time out. We are hoping for a less "big" response to a new environment, and a response that is shorter in duration. Last time it took about 1.5 hours for him to settle. I would be happy if he took an hour this time. Once he sees it all and gets the giggles out of his system, he is fine. I think he just need milage under his belt and to see more of the world.
MC, The C clamp is a good idea, right now I am using shoe laces and looping it through and tying them. We did get the footman's loops attached, we screwed them on. I got U shaped ones from Tractor Supply, not real footman's loops, but close enough. I did buy the cart :-).
Good luck with Perry today, hope it goes easy for him. It has been cold here, too. No snow though, but cold enough for hat and jacket.
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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