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« on: March 21, 2009, 11:58:51 AM »
Happy Spring - first day of Spring and it is 10 F here. Here are some photos my son took of me feeding the horses yesterday. I am having trouble getting them small enough to fit. Herb
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Re: Spring
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 12:59:02 PM »
did the horse smile for the camera on purpose?

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Re: Spring
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 01:09:42 PM »
you have some nice look hayburners there herb, that bottom on looks like you are getting the horse laugh though.
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Re: Spring
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 10:34:40 PM »
A wise man once told me you judge a mans' intelligence by the number of horses he owned.
At the time of his comment, he considered himself 4-horse stupid.  :D

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Re: Spring
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 08:58:56 AM »
Hi Golden Mole - I am not sure if she was smiling for the camera, but she does like to ham it up whenever she can be the center of attention. I could not get a big enough file of the picture to post to really show how her lips were curled back.  Herb

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Re: Spring
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 09:05:20 AM »
Hi Todd - with the price of hay and grain these days, I am definitely considering myself to be 4 horse stupid. This year I am spending so much on my health care that I am going to cut back to being 2 horse stupid. With so many people unable to feed their horses now, you can barely give them away. A horse that you could have sold for $2500 two years ago, you would be lucky to get $500 for now. Herb

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Re: Spring
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 09:15:02 AM »
Hi Peg leg - my haflinger may have been laughing at me, but I think she was just happy because I had just given her a carrot and a handful of spearmint which she loves. The horse in this picture is going to be a mother in a month. Herb

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Re: Spring
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009, 09:49:06 AM »
You have some fine looking animals there Herb. What kind are they and when is the one due?
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Re: Spring
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009, 11:28:20 AM »
Hi Steve - I have haflingers and an appaloosa, and my wife has a thoroughbred which I end doing 100% of the care for.( she still works full time, I am semiretired.)

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Re: Spring
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 07:52:40 AM »
Hi Steve - My pregnant haflinger is due around the first of may. it has been several years since the last one. I had wanted to have the appy bred also, but the vet said she is too old now (21), herb

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Re: Spring
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 09:34:51 AM »
Herb, is that 21 years as we count it or is it as they do for animals which is 7 years for each of ours, if that 21 is animal years that makes her a 3 year old and that is when we use to bred all of our horses. if it is our years that would make her 147 years old and i concur with the vet on saying she is to old to have any more fouls.

P>S> it is a balmy 63 degrees out side this morning, shirt sleeve weather,

« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 09:36:49 AM by pegleg jack »
you-all have a great day.

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Re: Spring
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 10:36:09 AM »
Hello Jack - the appaloosa mare is 21 solar years. She had her last foal when she was 16. She had some tearing that had to be repaired surgically and the vet says it might tear apart even worse if we get her pregnant again. At her age it is not worth the risk. Herb

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Re: Spring
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 05:09:18 PM »
Beautiful Horses! Let us know when the foll arrives!

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Re: Spring
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 08:58:49 PM »
Thank you Snowbear. Horses are beautiful animals and I think mine are especially beautiful. I talk to them just like they were people. Herb