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Updated: 2017-11-14T22:20:13.215-06:00

 



Sounds like an amazing day. Please keep all the co...

2010-01-22T07:23:32.568-06:00

Sounds like an amazing day. Please keep all the cold. If my horses are to be believed, we are done with the worst of it. They are already dropping winter fuzz like crazy. I hope they're right.



Wow, Kate! Sounds like an amazing day, perfect! Al...

2010-01-21T20:26:27.582-06:00

Wow, Kate! Sounds like an amazing day, perfect!
All of our snow has melted and it's raining now, don't know what will be next.
Great post!



I love days when everything just goes well from th...

2010-01-21T16:54:36.362-06:00

I love days when everything just goes well from the first instant. And when your senses are keen enough to enjoy every second of a perfect morning, what could be better?



It seems to me a few of us have had these amazing ...

2010-01-21T15:51:38.446-06:00

It seems to me a few of us have had these amazing days lately, I know I have. The day's wehre nothing particularly fantastic happens, but you're inexplicably joyful.
Yesterday was a pretty mundane day of feeding out, harrowing paddocks and burning ragwort and brush, along with spending some time with my horse, just hanging out in his paddock. And yet somehow I couldn't stop myself grinning and singing and being generally exeedingly happy! I wish we all had more of these days!

I love your knack of describing all these things you see. It makes me appreciate the small things in my life all the more. How is it that some people can walk blindly by, while something so beautiful is right infront of them?



Some days flow so perfectly from the moment you ge...

2010-01-21T13:35:40.335-06:00

Some days flow so perfectly from the moment you get out of bed. I love those days when everything is so right with the world and I am in the right frame of mind to truly appreciate it all. I am lucky to have a lot of those days!



Kate, I'll bet you recognize each horse's ...

2010-01-21T13:01:47.380-06:00

Kate, I'll bet you recognize each horse's individual whinnies, too. Panama's I can recognize anywhere, as he has the most unique one I've ever heard -- he starts really high and ends really low. It sounds like a young horse's whinny in the beginning and a stud's at the end. So cute! Another horse at the barn has a very unique whinny, too -- he always hits the high ends of the range twice, one right after the other. The result is that he sounds very excited and demanding. :o)



Regarding beet pulp...all six of the horses here g...

2010-01-21T12:42:00.368-06:00

Regarding beet pulp...all six of the horses here get beet pulp every morning and night. I use beet pulp pellets with no molasses. I put two heaping cups in a small bucket and cover it with about 3 inches of warm water. I let it set for at least an hour and all the water is absorbed creating enough to give 6 horses two heaping ladles each. Then, I just stir it into whatever grain/supplement combination they are getting. They all love it and it serves a great purpose. I never have to deal with too much water. (5 out of the 6 horses are between 20 and 30).

Yes, some days just flow beautifully. We have no wind today...bright blue skies and spring like feeling in the air. Low 30s. Love it.



Funder - we make it up in large plastic tubs - the...

2010-01-21T12:35:59.984-06:00

Funder - we make it up in large plastic tubs - the same ones that are used for corner feeders. When it's done soaking, we tip the tubs (their shape works well as they have corners) and use a hand to keep the contents in the tub as the water drains through a mesh sieve that's set in a colander (so that if any pulp or feed slips through we can put it back in the tub. After draining, any supplements are mixed in. The tubs are set on the floor of the stall and then rinsed out when the horse is finished. Actually, getting my hands wet isn't too bad - we use hot water to soak and sometimes it's the only thing that warms my hands up!



How do you handle the beet pulp? I know a couple ...

2010-01-21T12:01:09.511-06:00

How do you handle the beet pulp? I know a couple of endurance bloggers (Mel and Karen) who put the dry pulp in a wire wastebasket, then drop the basket into a bucket of water. When the pulp is read, you can just pull the wire basket of soaked pulp out of the water. I don't feed BP regularly, but that sounds like a really nice system for keeping your hands dry!