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Dec 17 2010, 3:57 PM EST by
University of Mn Study just completed preliminary findings released
The Cinch Net was part of a first of it's kind study to measure the waste associated with feeding round bales to horses. The numbers are still being tabulated, but here are dome interesting facts:
~25 Adult horses, quarter horse and thoroughbreds averaging age 11 and split into 5 groups of 5
~Orchard grass hay was used with average nutritional content, 4X5 weighing 883 pounds
~Each herd spent 4 days on each feeder, a testament to the nets durability in transition to slow-feeding
~The waste was figured by raking up all waste on the ground daily, then dried to original moisture content, then weighed
~ the average waste on the stand alone round bale was 57%
So, how did we stack up???
~The Cinch Net had an average waste of only 6%
~The amount of time it takes to recoup the cost of buying the cinch net is .8 months! Yes, less than a month!
~So, If you used no feeder at all you would waste $2,464 in hay vs only $287 ayear with the Cinch Net
How can you afford to feed hay without the Cinch Net???
These are preliminary facts supplied by the U of M, the complete study will be published within the year in several magazines including The Journal of Animal Science, The Horse, and Horse & Rider
Oct 11 2010, 12:43 PM EDT by
How many of you have Barns and what size?
I am wanting to build a barn with 2 stalls.(just for feeding grain and if someone is laid up) I'm trying to figure out what size is a good to build. I would like a center aisle with a small tack room,feed room and grooming area.(also a covered area for my small tractor would nice. My husband and I are actually thinking of making the center aisle be part of the P.P. track. Has any one done this too? Or have any ideas size. I was thinking 36x36. In order to save costs, we are going to build ourselves.
Thank you for any input ~
Hello all. I just found out the following info. PLEASE GO SIGN THE PETITION IMMEDIATELY. The deadline is tonight. Rollkur is an unnatural and inhumane act on horses and its becoming more and more prevalent in FEI competitions. Please pass this on to any horse owning friends you have.
Tomorrow, February 9, 2010, there will be a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) closed-door meeting to discuss the practice of hyperflexion, also known as "rollkur." This highly controversial technique is often employed at the upper levels of dressage training and involves hyperflexing the horse's neck until his chin is almost touching his chest; often the horse is forced to maintain this position for extended periods of time.
Pat and Linda Parelli stand with dressage master Walter Zettl in support of those who denounce rollkur. Rollkur represents artificiality taken to the extreme and performance put before the good of the horse. Convincing FEI officials to take a stand against rollkur will be a major step forward in ensuring that performance horses worldwide are being ridden and trained without force and mechanics.
Rollkur has a few passionate opponents who will be present at the FEI meeting next week, but they need our support to make an impression on the FEI officials. If you believe in the Parelli vision to make the world a better place for horses and humans, please add your name to one or both of the following petitions. Please share these links with your horse-loving friends, family and neighbors. Let's show the FEI that compromising the natural dignity of the horse for the sake of competition is NOT permissible!
Register your support to ban rollkur by adding your name to a petition which will be presented by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann – veterinarian, clinician and author of the book Tug of War; Classical versus Modern Dressage – at the FEI meeting on February 9, 2010.
I will post the links above. Just click and fill
Feb 9 2010, 2:10 PM EST by
Upcoming Event some of you may be interested in
THIS IS WHERE IMET BRIAN LAST YEAR & HEARD HIS RESEARCH, they have some really good stuff going on. You can get details at their site www.liberatedhorsemanship.com --- During Gateway Clinics (see below), Liberated Horsemanship will also hold Advanced Topic Clinics, Special Events and a Professional Series presentation. All of these events are open to the public and natural hoof care providers. Advanced Topic Clinics are designed to provide continuing education for natural hoof care providers, professionals and amateurs. Special Events are just that ... special one-time events. The Professional Series is designed to give people an opportunity to learn from notable equine professionals.
Professional Series April 16, 2010, 4 PM – 9 PM. Lyons From The Heart. LH will host an evening with John Lyons as part of our Professional Series. This will be a very unique, innovative evening with “America’s Most Trusted Horseman” and LH founder Dr. Bruce Nock. John stands head and shoulders above all the other internationally known instructors and trainers when it comes to compassionate training. So LH asked John to come and speak from his heart about his love and compassion for horses and how they have positively impacted his ethics and interaction with people. Bruce will add a touch of science to the evening as John and Bruce answer audience questions about training horses from their unique prospectives. This event will be held at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO. There will be a buffet before and social gathering prior to the presentation. Additional details will be posted shortly.
I'll list the other ones below this post or for a full list go to their site www.liberatedhorsemanship.com
Feb 4 2010, 1:25 PM EST by
" Horses For Clean Water " Educational Tour! Combat Horse Boredom with Track Paddocks: Tour Laughing Horse Farm Issaquah-Preston Washington area Saturday, September 24 Choice of two tour times: 10 am to noon OR 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Sep 6 2011, 8:54 PM EDT by