Are you intending to ride or to lead him?
Led should be totally fine, if you are prepared to just tootle along at his pace, and use verges etc as he wants. This dry weather should mean his hooves are fairly hard - hopefully they aren't brittle. I wouldn't have them trimmed too close to the...
I love feeding straights - but my older Tb has expensive tastes, and a small appetite. I just couldn't get him to eat enough calories. Saracen Re-leve and Equijewel have transformed him, and my bank account :(
I feel that horses can feel insecure if they feel alone without a strong companion.
I'm not sure it's simply that they need you to dominate, but they need to feel you can make decisions, otherwise he will make them for you. When you demonstrate you can take charge, they feel safer and...
Thank you- all good advice.
They are all powders, of *fairly * similar ish texture, so I think my plan is a larger quantity to reduce error, use accurate scales, and mix well every now and then. Once mixed, it won't have to move much, so hopefully shouldn't separate too much.
My brain has overheated I think :(
I want to mix 5 components, to save faffing around twice a day. I keep salt separate. I have the recommended amounts to feed per day:
weight - 18g, 10g, 8g, 5.5g, 4g
volume - 30ml, 10ml, 12ml, 5ml, 5 ml
Am I best to mix by weight or volume? Surely weight...
Yup, some of mine have done this. Doesn't even take a huge wind - just a gust at the wrong angle. Once it has blown up over the tail, they roll/rub/wriggle until it comes over the head. Impressed that the fly mask stayed on though - Shires might be my next purchase, as the LeMieux ones are...
I do much prefer long arena now - and actiely avoid short arena tests. I'm so pleased that even proper dressage bods don't know the funny markers :) My problem is remembering exactly which diagonal I'm meant to be doing though - I usually set off from the right place, but then forget if I'm...
Shysmum - please can you tell me which Eucalyptus oil you use? I went on the Mystic Moments web page, and they have 5, but the descriptions for each one are pretty much the same! They have:
thank you :)