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  1. Abby P

    Mini or Pony?

    Poneeeee! But can I say both? 🤣
  2. Abby P

    Accessories For Sale Hyperbike

    Here is a pic of it hitched to my pony. This is before it was properly balanced - when balanced, the seat is further back, and the traces are longer so that he's further forward in the shafts. How it is in this pic is how it's supposed to be in terms of distance from pony to seat, though.
  3. Abby P

    Accessories For Sale Hyperbike

    It is said to work for ponies up to 44". My personal opinion is that it would depend a lot on the shape of the pony. I have been able to balance it for my 37" pony by having the cart on the middle height setting, and with the shafts I have. However, the shafts are a little too long for my...
  4. Abby P

    Supplements

    Because the ration balancer already has enough iodine, so he doesn't need more. Just depends on what else you're feeding, whether you'd use plain or iodized.
  5. Abby P

    Accessories For Sale Hyperbike

    Here are the pics! You can see how small it gets with the seat folded down, the shafts of course are easily removable also. It would fit in most cars.
  6. Abby P

    Walking/Hiking with our minis and ponies - Mile Tracker!

    About 2 miles for Rowan today in the woods. Trails are slowly getting cleared but still a lot of trees down.
  7. Abby P

    Supplements

    They can live on air, as long as the minerals are reasonably balanced! 🤣 I use a ration balancer (Triple Crown, what used to be the "30", not the Gold). Then I also give him non-iodized salt, some extra vitamin E, psyllium because he's prone to fecal water, and right now he's getting extra...
  8. Abby P

    Accessories For Sale Hyperbike

    I've decided to sell my Hyperbike so I can focus on blade-joring, hiking, and long-lining. It's a 2011 model with a set of C shafts that would probably work best for a rather tall and narrow pony (the shaft set, not the cart) - the woman I bought it from had a pony that I think was around 41"...
  9. Abby P

    The Thunder Rolls!

    I just wanted to bump up this thread to say I received my Nordic off-road rollerblades and they are AWESOME. 😍 Haven't gone behind the pony yet because I'm still getting in shape with them (it's a workout!) but I am sure I can make it work, to the point where I've decided to sell my...
  10. Abby P

    My "helper"

    Ha ha, when I was putting up his track fence it was like having the help of a very large toddler. He was removing tools from my pockets, twanging the fence wire, rummaging through the bag of insulators and picking them up, every time I moved my arm back to use a tool I bumped him in the face...
  11. Abby P

    My "helper"

    Thanks! He can be a troublemaker too but he is very sweet. He loves hugs! :)
  12. Abby P

    My "helper"

    Thanks, Marsha! I can take no credit for his cleanliness - he rolls in mud constantly and I almost never brush him and yet he's always white! Slick hair, I guess, sheds the dirt? When you slap him a lot of dust comes out so he's not actually clean, he just looks clean. 🤣
  13. Abby P

    My "helper"

    He does exactly the same thing! He waits until I have this one particular area all clean and raked, then he comes and makes a deposit. Usually I get the fork under it in time too. 😆 It's like the stamp of approval of my cleaning job, or something.
  14. Abby P

    My "helper"

    I was raking up some old hay today and he wanted to be sure I noticed him. He stood still right in the center while I raked the entire thing around him!
  15. Abby P

    Thunder Cycle or Aerocrown??

    Hopefully Mindy will chime in too but I think it's partly your proximity to the horse's rear end, and partly that you can't just hop in and out of a bike as easily as you can an easy-entry style cart. There is a moment where you're standing between the horse and the cart which could be dicey if...
  16. Abby P

    How do you slim down?

    You're probably fine then! As long as he's losing I would just keep doing what you're doing, and not worry about it. FWIW I often only fill hay nets once a week. I fill enough nets to last him that long just in case I can't get there during the week, and then I have an extra half-bale one...
  17. Abby P

    How do you slim down?

    I think it's true that stallions may be more prone to cresty necks for hormonal reasons, but also that it is still a metabolic indicator just like in any other horse. There's no muscle in that spot so a crest in any horse is fat filling in the fibrous tissue that is there. As far as weighing...
  18. Abby P

    How do you slim down?

    Good advice given already! I'd just add - if you can see/feel any odd fat deposits (commonly a cresty neck, saddlebag-type deposits along the top of the rib cage, fat pads on the rump) then that's an indicator of metabolic issues so in addition to limiting quantity of feed you'll also want to...
  19. Abby P

    Poison ivy

    On the chlorine note, I used to get poison ivy terribly as a child and did find that swimming in a chlorine pool would dry it right out. Not sure I'd pour on straight bleach but diluted maybe? Or you could try Windex, a la My Big Fat Greek Wedding. ;) I'm honestly not sure whether the...
  20. Abby P

    The Funnies!

    Only 24" though, not sure that's long enough for my pony...maybe more of a pygmy goat size... 🤣
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