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Jenny - 2013-07-26
Hi. I have a 13 yr old part Arabian. I had to put her at a boarding ranch just about a month ago. And they only feed her 2 flakes a day but every time I go. It's like she is starving. Not just a lill nibble here and there. I'm talking about grubbing down like she is super hungry. I ask the ranch owner who is a trainer and he says she's ok. But I think she needs more. Any suggestions..

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  • Pat - 2013-09-28
    I like to free feed my Arabian horse. I notice he likes to chow down off and on all day. Put him on pasture or insist on his getting fed 3x's a day. I feed a good 25 lbs @ a time.
  • Morgan - 2013-12-03
    Hi I am trying to reach a go to Arabian haven ranch because I have a 3yr old Arab mare. I have some questions about her and would love to ask the ranch owner or who ever knows the Arabian breed. I have had 3 and they are amazing animals andalways my first choice but I have never dealt with one like mine and I want to see about things I can do more for her and are safe but I can't get to it from my phone. Please if Arabian haven ranch sees this or someone knows how to reach them please let me know or anyone who has a great deal of knowledge about Arabs please contact me my email is morganw1987@yahoo.com thanks to all have a wonderful night.
  • Morgan .T - 2014-01-03
    If she looks like she is staving then i say you tell the owner that ur horse isn't being taken care of
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Pam - 2013-12-29
For many years I have been a dedicated TB person until a friend sent me their National Show Horse to train English since she wanted to sell him. He had only done trails with no formal training. His intelligence and willingness made it an absolute delight to work with this horse. I ended up falling head over heels for him! When introducing a new movement to him, he would actually talk back to me by whinnying when he got it! I have never had a horse in all my years of riding that would express his joy and pride in himself when he understood what you were asking him to do!

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Carole Coles - 2013-11-30
I bought a 4 year old Islandic in April 2013, I have done loads of groundwork and have now backed him, my question is his feet are so small, my farrier said he is rather flat footed, I have now had front shoes on him, can anyone tell me if this is normal for the breed? I love him to bits, but I don't know anything about the breed. Thank You Carole

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    I suggest you talk to Icelandic Horse experts. A good place to start would be the organization, United States Icelandic Horse Congress (USIHC), that is an official registry for this breed. They have many members and I bet they could answer this and other detailed questions about your horse. Good luck!
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Sydney - 2013-11-29
My horse Ace is part Tennessee Walker and part quarter horse and he does NOT like canter at all. So just give him a couple people.

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charli watkins - 2011-04-12
I have a clydesdale and he is so handsome his name is Merlin. Me and my mum do absolutely anything for him. He is 21 now but even though he is getting slower I think he still has alot of life left in him. He does suffer with feet problems and lots of money has gone into it and I was wondering if they are common to get problems like that? I do advise if you buy one to rug them in the winter by the time they are 18 beacuse they start using all of the food you give them to keep them warm and become anorexic.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    A Clydesdale is a big guy and from what I have read, many are subjected to feet problems. He is older and even us humans have foot problems as we get older. There are various foot balms that are recommended - I don't know if they work or if they help. The way I look at it is if they are natural then what can it hurt. I have a litle amazon who is 27 and he has arthritis in his toes. Now I can't give him aspirin but he gets around just fine.
  • Linda Gregson - 2013-11-28
    We have a beautiful now 12 year old mare. We have had her since she was 4. Her temperament is lovely and she is easily loved, but she has in the last 12 months had feet problems which started with Mud rash on all 4 feet. After various treatments we got rid of it on all four feet and then one came back. It has been and still is a nightmare. We are hopefully getting somewhere now. Her feet have been constantly washed with various solutions and treatments, some have helped but still not gotten rid of it. It was diagnosed as pastern dermatitis. She has also been lame. Some of the treatment I fear has caused her a foot rot/thrush condtion to her frog. That I fear was an antibiotic solution used after the wash for the last couple of months. I am now trying a Tasmanian Kunzea oil mixed with Dermosolve. Hopeful. We have her also on seaweed in her feed and have started on Echinacea to try and build some of her immune back after endless antibiotics.
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Anonymous - 2013-01-20
Just got my first halflinger. She's about 20 and is in a devent size pen with 5 other halflingers. They are all young and bully her. She is sweet and don't defend herself. I'm picking her up tomorrow and she will be all alone. Will she be unhappy being alone or will she be happy not getting picked on?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-21
    Should be happy to be in it's new home as long as you give her a lot of attention!
  • Deanne - 2013-03-22
    I have a haflinger and he was so miserable when kept on his own I had to move him. He simply loves to b e with others...I suppose they're all different . :)
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    Haflingers are meant be in pairs I have 4 and they get along fine, if one team was to leave they will whinny till they get back.
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    She will need a companion, or you will have to be with her 24/7! lol I have 4.
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Michelle Byrd - 2013-11-15
I've just adopted a retired 7yr old gelding thoroughbred- just retired in Oct 2013. What I need to know is how do I retrain him to be a regular show, trail, and everyday riding horse? I also need to know how to change his diet to be fed twice a day and thrifty

 

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    It sounds like you need some in-depth help with both training and feeding of your new thoroughbred. I found this site, Training Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds, which looks like it has help with both of those issues. Hope it helps.
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bethan - 2013-11-07
i can not wait till next year gettin my own appaloosa i am 13 but i will be 14 any advice

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Anonymous - 2013-11-07
i am planning on getting an apaloosa horse. so gorgeous.

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Mariah Rain - 2011-06-18
My mom and I are looking to buy a friesian horse and I know they are relatively prone to colic...What would anyone suggest for a healthy, balanced diet for a friesian? I've been searching on the internet but it's come up with so many different supplements and feeds that I cannot decide which is best for my horse.

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  • Audrey - 2011-08-14
    Absent any statistical proof, I'm not sure I agree that Friesians are any more prone to colic than any other breed. I do all I can to keep my Friesians healthy - plenty of turnout (12+ hours per day or 24/7), free choice grass hay (the closer to organic, the better and don't limit! If your horse is getting fat, they need more exercise, not less hay!), automatic waterers (to ensure they are getting fresh, not stagnant water), lots of exercise to promote hunger and keep weight off, herd companionship, regular worming, pick your pastures and paddocks (yes, I do, every week), and I only use one feed supplement that I strongly believe in - Progressive Feed. I use the Grass Balancer. Any vitamins or minerals that are missing in the grass or hay I am feeding, are covered by that supplement. NO OTHER SUPPLEMENTS - avoid toxicity. Take a look at www.prognutrition.com They are the best, and believe me, I've researched ad nauseum. Good luck! Put your horse first and remember - one of the biggest ways to cause colic is to limit feed. Keep the gut moving at all times!
  • mike - 2011-12-28
    My horse sound just like your does, I think I gave him too much wormer that has been 3 mo ago and he is just now starting to put on weight. I have talk to a old time horse trainer he said some horse will loss weight get sick. I too had a vet out and no luck it was just time and good care I hope your horse get better I hope this will help.

  • christiana - 2012-02-01
    Hi
    I'm breeding Friesians since 18 years and we very,very seldom had colic problems.These horses don't need lots and any special food. If they are not working hard every day,-they only have to get a good grass timo. mixture hay. Never ever overfeed them ! Their bodies don't need that much food like other hose breeds. To much protein will give them the problems, like colics and laminitis or founder. No moldy hay ,lots of room to move around, some four-legged friends and lots of love.
  • Marie - 2013-11-03
    We have a Friesan/Canadian X and she has never had colic, although she likes to roll. She is currently living outside on pasture and hay and quite a belly. Since we have been working her out lately, she has lost her belly. I give her an equalizer to give her the missing vitamins without the extra calories. She has since 3 months now lost her belly. She is looking really fit and really healthy.
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