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PostSubject: Horsey Tips   Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:52 am

Along our Horsey way, we must have all picked up little "tips" that save money, make life easier or simpley make us think "why didn't I think of that Rolling Eyes
So how about we share , some of them we may know already, even so it may be of help to someone out there, so do tell, I'll get the ball rolling
Disposable nappies make fantatic dressings, you can use them on hooves to hold a poultice in place,and because of their shape they are great for over-reach injurys, knee's, but especially wounds on hocks. Depending on the size of your horse would depend on which ones you would buy, I keep new-borns in the first aid cupboard they seem best for my" average" bunch.
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:57 am

They obviously don't help you spell......simply.....still at least I can do this
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:39 am

In the winter when it is frosty always drain the hose pipe after use.

Make a hay feeder by making a cube out of the same sized pallets.

Use baby oil on the lower legs and tail and the mud and water doesn't stick.
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:59 pm

I nail big hard brooms on the ponies shelter, they love having
a good old rub on them
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:01 pm

another one
feeding sticky weed to a laminitic horse helps
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:53 am

I love the idea of the broom heads, especially in a couple of weeks time when they start to lose their coats. Jann, have you got anymore info on feeding sticky weed to a lamanitic, quantities etc
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:14 am

I like the broom idea too must try that, I think those wide yard brooms look good
I've done the nappy idea too and they work really well

another thing I do is put gutters and barrells on the shelters and any available roof space to collect drinking water
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:51 pm

It was a local Gypsy that told me Pen, it's supposed to get the blood flowing
and is a natural anti inflamatory, we gave quite a bit to our pony, wouldn't
be for severe cases though
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:23 pm

It's amazing to me how many of these "old wives tales" seem to work, my old boy, the one I lost before christmas would have bouts of colic spring and autumn, when the grass changed, I would walk him round and he would "dig" at the ground, one would think to roll, but no, he would lick the earth, it always worked and I only got the vet out to him once...the first year we were here in france and he couldn't find what he was looking for. Bless him Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:26 am

instead of baby oil on the legs, which some are sensitive too, use my home made soft lard ( did for eventers for years past)

gently melt a block of un-salted lard/dripping and add a good dollop of normal cooking oil, you can if you want also add aromatherapy oil if you want to - keep stirring till it is cool enough to put into a container/jar/old marg tub/whatever, keep mixing until it sets,

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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:32 am

Yes, I think baby oil has to be used with caution, it makes the skin on one of mine very hot and itchy, personally I prefer pig oil for the ones with feathers and I just spray canter silk on the TB's and my riding horse.
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PostSubject: Re: Horsey Tips   Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:38 am

I have some large plastic barrels cut in half and use them dotted about in the field or yard during dry spells as handy sized hay tubs that can be easily moved , holes drilled in the bottom to let water out , handy as the field bully can't cover all the options [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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