tracy hilton
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  • N.Ireland
  • United Kingdom

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Horse or pony breed
Miniature Horse
What state or country are you from?
About Me:
I am 24 and a huge animal lover, the number of animals i keep is getting larger. My most recent is Sparky my miniature horse. I enjoy spending lots of time in the country side where its peaceful and quiet.
How did you find us?
I watched a video on youtube, left a comment, got a rely and the site was rec amended to me.
Favorite movies?
Horror films, Saw movies, blade, the alien movies pretty much any thing thats horror and not to old.
Favorite books?
Born Free, the story about a lioness called Elsa.
Favorite Music?
Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Elvis i like a huge range of music.

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Any one ever grazed a mini with cows?

Hi, has anyone ever grazed minis in with cows? the farm i live on has three large fields of which have some cows grazing. I have been trying to work round them by only putting my mini in the field the cows are not in at the time, so if they are all in field number one i put him in field number three. As they are not my fields i cannot close any of the gates and have to constantly keep an eye on where the cows are. Has any one any advice or knowledge about this issue they could give me?

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:21pm on July 17, 2008, SixstarDanes said…
Replied on my page
At 4:46pm on July 17, 2008, SixstarDanes said…
See my page for reply to your Q. :)
At 8:25pm on July 14, 2008, pony gal said…
You will also want to have a salt block available. This article might help you on some of the questions you have. Click here.
At 8:22pm on July 14, 2008, pony gal said…
If you are feeding for maintenance, then a total roughage diet will suit your horse just fine. Good quality pasture, with supplementary hay when the pasture dries up, used in combination with a vitamin and mineral balancer supplement (e.g. EQUIVIT Gold Pellet at 25-50g/day, or EQUIVIT Nutrequin at 10-20g/day) will keep your mini in tiptop condition throughout the year.

If your grass is quite rich, and especially as new spring growth comes in, you will likely need to restrict grazing to prevent the risk of laminitis and founder. This can be done either by housing your mini in a yard or stall for a period of time each day (in extreme cases all day or all night) with access to hay, by using a restrictive muzzle (if you can find one small enough!) or by partitioning the pasture into small sections to be grazed in rotation.
At 10:28am on June 27, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Hi Tracy,
I use the clicker a lot for every new behavior. It's the most precise way to train a behavior. After I know the behavior is well learned and is on cue (something that isn't taught in the first CD) then I slowly begin to vary when I click. For example I only click on one where I can see the horse is trying a bit more. I also use a "tongue click" a lot after a behavior is learned. I've also trained them that a scratch means good job, but you've got to teach them that and not just assume they'll like it as much as the treat.

Learning how to vary your clicks and treats is a great thing to learn. Check out Karen Pryor's site for some free articles on it.
Keep me posted!

I'll bet you would have a blast clicker training your ferrets!
At 11:38pm on June 26, 2008, Peggy Hogan said…
Hey Tracy
I used the clicker extensively to train my guys to both voice commands and rope/rein cues. I've even trained lead changes and picking up leads with the clicker. I'd love to see you investigate those options while you're considering training your mini... :)
At 6:26pm on June 21, 2008, tracy hilton said…
Thanks that makes a lot of sense, i will work with that he seems to be a really fast learner. lol
At 5:12pm on June 21, 2008, pony gal said…
Neat page and I love Sparky and all your cute ferrets. You are a true animal lover! :)
At 11:56pm on June 20, 2008, pony gal said…
Hi Tracy,
Thank you for joining and welcome! Everyone is very friendly here and you'll get to know other members quickly. Please jump in and add your photos, videos, blogs, and join the groups and forums. If you have any questions drop me a line. :)
At 7:12pm on June 20, 2008, Becky (ridendurance) said…
Hello Tracy,
What a beautiful profile pic. Sure nice to have you at the website. I hope you will enjoy all the fun things there are to do here and maybe do a blog about your peaceful part of the country. We have lots of different types of animal lovers here. Cats, dogs, goats.., sheep.., you name it. So I hope you will tell us about your menagerie. Welcome!

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