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Vicki - 2011-08-09
I've always loved horses. I finally have 2 beautiful quarter horses. One 3 year old bay filly and a 11 year old gelding. Both are good and gentle animals. The gelding is trained as a cattle pony and the filly we are just starting to work with. However, my location is limited and I find the other people do not take very good care of their horses. Can someone tell me if you can feed horses pretty much just water and bread. I don't have many options at this to move mine, but I just don't think this is right. Need advise.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-10
    I am not an expert but I don't think you can feed horses bread and water. They normally eat the hays and grasses and graze. This is rougage and keeps digestion going. I would think there would be a chance of the bread expanding inthe stomach and possibly causing a blockage. I don't know but that would be my concern. I had 3 miniatures and they would run around with the dogs and I didn't pay a whole lot of attentin sometimes. The horses ate the dog food and I didn't think anything of it. I thought odd but not weird. I had three not well horses with a lot of diarrhea and at least the food went trhough but had to get the vet over etc before the horses got dehydrated.
  • VictoRiia Lopez - 2012-03-21
    i think bread is not a good option. It has flour on it which may stick in your horses stomach and cause it to have colics or something like that. My horse died from this, because of wet hay she ate.
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-26
    Its so great that you have these beautiful horses, a dream come true:) Water is very important, bread however, is not really a good mainstay as their food source.  In nature horses forage a mixture of grasses, clovers, and grains, along with an occasional herb or woody shrub. Their gut is designed for almost non-stop grazing. A high quality forage like hay, along with some grains are the foods that are primarily necessary for their diet. These provide both the proper nutrients as well a the necessary fiber for digestion. The average 1,000-pound adult horse needs about 15 - 20 pounds of hay per day along with some grain supplements.
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Smudge is the best horse ever! - 2010-08-04
Are you jealous that I have an Arabian? I have a Black one. He is a show horse, and no other horse is better then my Smudge.

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  • melanie - 2010-09-29
    No cause I have a white one.
  • Anonymous - 2010-11-22
    Why would anyone be jealous of you? I have a white one so there....
  • Sheila Donaldson - 2010-12-07
    I wouldn't own an Arabian if you gave one to me, for nothing. They are hot and temperamental, and sometimes unpredictable. I hate what breeders are doing to them.... those awful swan necks.
  • Arabians ROCK!!!!!!!!!! - 2011-07-02
    Arabs are not temermental!!!!! Their REALLY sweet!!!!
  • Pat - 2011-07-31
    Not owning an Arabian is not knowing what excellence really is in a horse. They are not tempermental, unpredictable maybe (learn more about your horse and that can be managed), but they are wonderful!
  • Amanda - 2011-08-03
    No, I am not jealous of your arabian. I got one for free because a friend's grandmother couldn't afford him and I'm kind of sorry. He's sweet and all but he is always psyching himself out and panicking. Oh, and he will NOT stop pulling back while tied. I can't tie him.
  • Emma - 2012-01-17
    I am a little jealous that you have a amazing horse. I have always wanted a horse and I still don't have one. I am single though so you think me and you could date babe.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-22
    I,ve got a chestnut arab mare with 4 white socks. And by the way she has been shown in hand for many Champs and Res champs AND now she has a amazing Colt thats Bay with a star called Fire-Ant
  • Cara Perez Miller - 2012-05-16
    I have a Leopard app arabian and she is beautiful and sweet
  • Jocelyn - 2012-08-03
    I am a 11 year old girl. I have an arabian my self. She is part welsh and part arab. They do have wery high tempurment. She is a wonderful horse. She is beautiful and very sweet and kind and when I ride her the only issue is that she does not stop or slow down very good. She is the only one in the pasture because she is my only horse but arabians are nice to have but hard to handle
  • Amanda - 2012-08-04
    I have a flea-bitten grey arab mare that I have had since she was born and she is beautiful and sweet and the smartest horse J have ever met and I have met ALOT of horses. Arabs are not temperamental or hot-blooded at all and if they are like that around you that means you are doing something wrong, not the horse's fault. Arabs are only sweet and willing to please and with their trust they will do anything you ask of them.
  • gina - 2012-09-13
    I have a 31 year old arab and he is the best horse anyone could ever own and are is all in who has trained and been around the horse. They are warm and have a good temperment as good as any breed if not better. Your right they don't know what they are doing and it wouldn't matter what breed they have.
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Kylee - 2012-07-21
I have a haflinger gelding that is so amzing granted he has thrown me a few times but he is the sweetest thing we call him Spud Bud

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annie - 2012-01-22
Wow their ears are cool! I'm going to get one!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-23
    Go for it.
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abbayy - 2012-08-07
I have a thoroughbred. I just gots her a few weeks ago shes a big girl yet nice. I love her.

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Anonymous - 2012-07-19
Hi! My daughter is just starting out in 4H as a cloverbud. I was wondering if u could tell me the proper way to groom her for her showmanship class?? Do u keep the hair on the legs or do u shave them?? No one seems to no on my end. Thank you for your help!! :-)

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Miguel Mota - 2012-07-12
Hello┬┤ I am a Dressage portuguese rider, if you want to learn more about lusitano horses contact me!

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Paula - 2012-07-07
I have a haflinger gelding. I love him to death. He is absolutely wonderful. He will do anything to please me. I don't think he would do anything to hurt me or get me hurt.

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Mrs. Kalentons - 2012-01-22
Hello, Would a morgan suit my beginner daughter Fraily as a good horse? thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    I can't see why not, they are spirited but very cooperative. But I would suggest you, your daughter, and possibly your daughters trainer, meet any horse you are considering and ride it before commiting. Make sure that both the horse is trained to your satisfaciton and make sure your daughter has developed the necessary skills to work with it.
  • Mrs. Kalentons - 2012-01-23
    Thank You for the information Clarice Brough.
  • VICTORIA - 2012-07-04
    I would be curious to know if you went with a morgan? How is your daughter doing? Or, what did you decide on and why? Thank you.
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Mrs. Kalentons - 2012-01-30
Can 'Miniature Horses' be used as lawn mowers? Or can they be only used as pets.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-30
    Sometimes I think they are but they do not mov evenly and you have to plant a lot of grass. Additionally even minatures need seet feed and plnty of hay. So they eat the grass but they also spread a lot of manure on it. Easier to use a lawn mower.
  • sarah - 2012-06-23
    That's what mines used for u just have to scoop up alot of poop

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