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Horse Feed while Packing out.

 
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kmryder



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
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Location: Buffalo Mo

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Horse Feed while Packing out. Reply with quote

Need opinions/advice, As some of you have seen my previous post that we are packing out the last week of June in the Wenimuchie area. Starting at Posion Park to Squaw lake around to the Window and back too where we started in a circle. Now the question. we are not going to have room for grain like we thought we would. Friends that we will be with always graze their horses. Our horses are always grained daily and a ration of hay. What do you all do when packing in this area.. We are taking one pack mule for the two of us and limiting that weight to 150 Lbs.
We will be out a total of six days. Will be back on the sixth.
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SarahR
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our horses just get grass hay, so we never bring any feed, we let them graze. We make sure they have already been grazing at home so they don't abruptly go from hay to grazing, and keep an eye on them up there. The pasture can be really lush in places. We usually let them have 2 hrs in the morning and 2 in the evening, but if we have a day off and the pasture isn't too lush we will let them graze most of the day.

I'm sure others on here can add a lot more to this Smile
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kmryder



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Grazing Reply with quote

Thanks Sarah, That is what I was leaning towards . Good about letting them graze ahead of time at home and we will be at Sportsman's campground for three days in which they will graze there as well and grain.
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mulegal



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I graze while packing in elec corral. I do carry some catch grain for that "just in case". I package a zip lock with handful of grain( pelleted feed actually) for each animal each day. When I put them on the highline each night, I give each their feedbag with grain. Then you've got some extra ziplocks for other uses. AND the small 1 or 2# feed ziplocks are very handy when needing to balance a slightly off load before starting out each day. Move a grain zip from one pannier to the other and voila! A balanced load.....sometimes Smile
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Painted Horse



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I frequently use grain or sweet mix as packing material for my eggs. Just put a layer of grain in the bottom of tupperwear bowl, set in some eggs, add another layer of grain and put the lid on. It keeps the eggs from banging into each other for the trip in and the horses enjoy a few extra calories in camp.

And I much prefer real eggs to the dehydrated eggs available.
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