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Re: feed opinion for very geriatric horse

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02-14-2013 17:49:38

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the last one I had to bury was years ago.. i had to hand dig that one.. thankfully he was a mini. a year or so back I started looking for backhoes as I knew I had a few older animals coming up soon again. I got a woods backhoe for one of my 850's with the specific thought that one day it would be digging some full-horse size holes.

If he goes down in a stall i guess that will be a good time to repalce the wood on that side of the barn after the chainsaw work...

hopefully he will respond to this latest diet supplement. I try to change him slow when adding or subtracting a feed so I don't upset his stomach. maybee in a week I'll see soemthing.

I have a feeling this lil cold snap we got may have had soemthing to do with it. florida has been mostly warm ALL this winter.. though for the last couple weeks we did get some windbreaker weather. at his age.. he may not be likeing the season change as much anymore.. :)

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Kirk Grau

02-14-2013 18:15:05

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 Re: feed opinion for very geriatric horse in reply to soundguy, 02-14-2013 17:49:38  
I remember that as one of your justifications for the backhoe purchase. I have rented equipment to dig the holes for 2 of ours. If I had a tractor to dedicate to the backhoe (and could find one cheap enough) I might consider a 3-pt hoe. Then I think if I am going to dedicate a machine to it I might as well hold out for an actual TLB.

Dragging out of the stall started bad, but once I gave up on the manual labor alternatives and borrowed the neighbors skid steer it went pretty easily. That is another piece of equipement I would like to have someday.

Abrupt weather changes are hard on all animals, gets worse as they get older.

Hope things work out,


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02-15-2013 12:26:58

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 Re: feed opinion for very geriatric horse in reply to Kirk Grau, 02-14-2013 18:15:05  
that tractor the hoe is on is my forst 850, and it has a 711 1-arm hyd-bucket loader on it.. so I call it a light duty TLB :)

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