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 on: February 19, 2018, 09:20:09 PM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by Rocklone
Wow carly, im sitting here im amazement. Im so glad your mum is doing better, but this is also a real wake up call. It makes total sense when you say it, we see acid as "bad" and alkaline as good....and our diet now is so acid...and we her soooooooooooooooo many people having cancer now and wonder how/why.

I need to make some serious changes.

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 on: February 19, 2018, 09:10:32 PM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by Rocklone
I cant really comment cause my climate is so different (i had to take charm and goldie off pasture to get weight OFF then make sure foals got enough to supplement) but it sits a bit wrong for me to take a foal off a mare any sooner than at LEAST 6-7 months just for psychological reasons.

The grass she is eating, is it dry and more like bad hay? Just cause its in the ground doesnt mean it is good. I would try and find some good nutrient hay/haylage. Top it up with grass nuts soaked, micronised linseed will add some fat and oils needed. atm all she needs is calories added to the fibre shes already getting...even vegetable oil will help.

I would take the foal off her for a few hours a day, feed it whatever it is having etc then let her back as infrequent meals will naturally slow the mares  milk flow so basically early natural weaning but also not.

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 on: February 19, 2018, 08:54:38 PM 
Started by Holly - Last post by Rocklone
I absolutely love these! If i was closer i would deffo order one!

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 on: February 19, 2018, 08:14:53 PM 
Started by Chanda - Last post by Rocklone
I know how you feel about selling. I cant breed any more cause im at full capacity..but i cant think who to get rid of. Goldie is not going anywhere and thats just that...charm is not mine to sell but if i wanted to move her on i could but shes a damn good driving mare so i am loathe to part cause i might show her driving this year...shes also a damn good brood mare.  Meadow is only in her 2nd year showing so she may or may not take to it honestly i dont think she will, but she is a nice mare and will be a nice brood/drive mare but then i dont need two of the same horse.......louie is a real nice little colt but not stallion quality so will be gelded eventually, but he might show really nice so i want see how that goes. He may drive too.  Thriller is needed for company for lou..basically i need ALL my horses...but dont really need any of them. None of them "stand out" as cant part with apart from goldie who was my first and is now too old to drive/breed/show and is just my little old grump and here for life.

I will have to make some hard decisions after this yer though, if i want to further my mini life...i cant stay with the same ones forever. thriller atm is the underdog...but he would be very hard to move on (emotionally)

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 on: February 19, 2018, 03:02:19 PM 
Started by Holly - Last post by Chanda
Thank you!
I am really enjoying making them. There is so many beautiful fabrics out there to choose from!!
What kind of fabric are you using?  Cotton?  Designer?  Mix content?  Just curious.

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 on: February 19, 2018, 02:16:40 PM 
Started by Holly - Last post by Holly
Thank you!
I am really enjoying making them. There is so many beautiful fabrics out there to choose from!!

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 on: February 19, 2018, 10:32:03 AM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by dcwolcott
I always fed Alfalfa hay, because it gives the protein boost and is a tummy soother too.  For those with loss of weight, I kept it in front of them at all times, especially overnight.

I agree, 3 months is fine, as I always did mine at 4 months, but had to remove a foal at 2 months because of ill health of the momma.  Baby did just fine.  Keep us posted.

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 on: February 19, 2018, 12:17:55 AM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by Carly Rae
Great thanks.
I have used "Mare n Foal" and "Breeda" before, so I could grab a bag of that or something.  :)

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 on: February 19, 2018, 12:09:30 AM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by Chanda
Yes, Moo should be on something.  I'm not sure what is recommended in Australia.  I feed the foals a growth formula or mare/foal formula. It's best if Moo is started on it before weaning, so she is used to it.  Perhaps, Ryan will chime in with a recommendation.

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 on: February 18, 2018, 11:29:16 PM 
Started by Carly Rae - Last post by Carly Rae
She's on a mix of Maxi Soy (High protein) and EasiSport (Energy) Plus an EVM Supplement. I have recently bought her "Pony Mixture" which is oat and grain free, it has lucerne chaff and Koola Blend pellets and its high protein and energy, I mix them all and split them into 3 meals.  With it I give her Rhodes grass which she doesn't eat much at all. I may have to go grab some lucerne tomorrow for her.

If I wean Moo early, should I be feeding her anything?

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