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LL - 2012-05-04
Hi, can someone give me some input on feeding of fyord horse, located in florida, how much food does it need .. really....... it gets no grazing and only gets minimal hay, one to two flakes coastal hay, bored to death, only gets 1/4 of scoop twice a day. very depressed horse......

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  • Jim Smith - 2013-04-22
    Sounds like he needs a job, put him to work. Horses do not make good lawn ornaments. It is your job as a responsible horse owner to keep him fit, which means exercise, which in turn will stimulate his mind.
  • Dream Giver - 2013-08-21
    I see this all the time running a rescue. People talk about fat unmanageable horses. Horses need jobs and interaction. Don't try to manage weight with feed alone. They need exercise and socialization. Give them direction and love or please people don't get animals!
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Ellen - 2012-01-25
Are these horses are good at jumping?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-26
    Yep
  • rachel - 2013-07-08
    Yes they are great at jumping because of their outstanding body build.
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cody - 2010-01-11
Best horse I have ever seen.

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  • Cathee - 2012-10-14
    Seriously he is pretty, but I've seen better. Still, all horses are beautiful...
  • rachel - 2013-07-08
    That's awesome.
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Lisa - 2010-08-12
I'm scared! I rescued an arab stallion, then let him gain back some weight then gelded him. He is very nice looking, but sad what he went though. Now he's with a friend, for finishing, but they saw him head over heals in the arena, all four feet in the air, and now he's having a hard time with his rear end, and is really sore. Will he get over it?

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  • Pat - 2011-07-31
    I would find a equine chiropractor and homeopathic vet in your area. He might have pinched something or have something out of whack. The homeopathic vet in our area treated my daughters Arabian and he is doing so much better. He is 25 and a beauty. Good luck with him...
  • Bec - 2013-05-27
    Yes, and definatly do NOT ride him until he is better. also, try this great computer game called Star Stable!
  • Arabian Haven Ranch - 2013-06-21
    He will with time and a good diet, if you need any supplies or supplements please check out our store: www.arabianhavenranch.com
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Animal-World info on Norwegian Fjord
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Synne - 2013-06-19
Im from Norway, and love our fjord horses. I can only tell you about the norvegian type since they are bred differently in other parts of the world, but they are indeed amazing horses. They are strong both in mind and body, have a robust body, good health and are probably one of the worlds best all-round horses. They are up to anything! In Norway, no animal that isnt gentle are taken out of the breeding program, no matter how good it may be, this to ensure that the breed stays gentle. They are just as perfect to beginners as they are to more advanced riders. But it does not give you anything for free, you get exanctly what you are asking for, nothing less, nothing more, so in other words, the fjord is just as good as you. Norway got two other native breeds that are superb! The dole is a bigger horse, wery beautiful, gentle and healty. The northern pony (nordlandshest/lyngshest) is a old horsebreed (some say just as old as the fjord, but it has not been proven)and is realy goodlooking and cute :) I love our norwegian horses :D

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-21
    What a fascinating story! I would love to see your Norwegian horses... and please... add pictures:)
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Makayla - 2013-06-06
Hi! I was wondering if appaloosa's would be good for barrel racing. Please reply!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-06
    Yes, the Appaloosa can be very adept at barrel racing. Barrel racing is a sport that became part of rodeos to show off the skills of cattle horses. These horses are able to turn very sharply when needed  (and maintain speed) for herding cattle.  Although the quarter horse is the breed usually identified with this, the Appaloosa can be very competitive. Some say they are a bit harder to train, but others ademantely dispute that claim.
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Alyson Carson - 2013-05-31
I have a two year old and she is the love of my life. She is so sweet and loving to me. However when I'm not around people say she always bites or kicks them but she never does when I'm around. She also has social issues because where I bought her from she was kept in a round pen for her life. How can I solve her issues? I also heard having two year olds are dangerous and unpredictable especially Appaloosa's. I do not want to sell her shes my baby ♥ any advice?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-31
    What a great horse to have! It sounds like you have a good relationship with her. Don't have any ideas about her social issues, but I'm not sure that it matters how she is with others unless you have to make sure they have a good relationship with her too. As she is young, it may be that she needs time for adjustment and to know what to expect in her home. Good luck.
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Cara Perez Miller - 2012-05-16
I have a 3 yr old Spanish barb arabian and when I got her she weighed about 300 lbs and now she is weighing about 900 lbs but it has been 2 yrs..
I dont know much about arabians so if anyone can tell me about them I would love to know about there eating habits and does and don'ts with them

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  • Trina - 2012-06-29
    Arabians are what we call hard keepers. Because of their high indurance levels and energy, they burn off fat fast. I have to feed my 25+ Arabian/Quarter 4/flakes a day about 24 #s. Also Integrity for seniors. They also have Integrity for young horses. If they loose weight it takes 6 months to a year to get it back. A rice bran product can help put weight on qiucker.
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Victoria Key - 2011-02-21
These horses are so fun to ride and watch in the show ring! The way they pick up their feet so high is amazing!

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Beth Covert - 2010-10-08
In March 2010 we rescued a beautiful 18 month Percheron filly from possibly going to slaughter. With proper nutrition she has grown up and filled out. A breeder has looked at her and said she appears to be well bred and very nicely put together. All that and she is an absolute sweetheart! She will be heading to a training facility in January 2011 to start her driving training.

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  • eva - 2012-02-19
    A SWEETHARt - sweet! I am all for animal rights, killing any-thing is cruel especially a little baby like your filly. I'm soooo glad you saved her!
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