Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder... Please resist the urge to overfeed your horses on Thanksgiving Day in an effort to include them in your holiday feast. It seems that between the cooler temperatures and the tendency for us humans to offer an extra serving of grain or hay, horses tend to colic quite a bit around the end of November. Keep their food rationings consistent for the sake of their tummies, and perhaps celebrate by giving them just a carrot or two.

Happy Thanksgiving! May all your human tummies be satisfied and all your horse tummies be gas-free.

15 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Great reminder, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours

Paint Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Vaquerogirl said...

Good advise! I would never have thought of it!

Laura said...

Hope you get a break from work today! :-)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and your critters.

lytha said...

i had to LOL when i read this post. i am suddenly filled with the desire to offer my horse a fancy special meal tonight. probably cuz i cannot celebrate thanksgiving myself.

when i saw zenyatta (?) win that race last month, i ran out and gave baasha a second dinner mash. (since it's just beet pulp, it's no biggie.)

oh maybe i can talk my man into taking us out to dinner tonight. cuz thanksgiving is a very special holiday in our family, i cannot even begin to explain it to my man, at least, until we find ourselves in america on that day. but it is impossible for him to get out of work, since it is a normal working day here.

someday..

~lytha

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Happy Thanksgiving NM. Hope you get to enjoy cooking in that beautiful new kitchen of yours.;)

JeniQ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours NuzMuz

Victoria Cummings said...

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing, joyful day!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I hope I don't end up looking like that chuby equine after today! lol! I baked two pies, made stuffing, dinner rolls and corn and the kidlets and I are taking them over to a friend's house that invited us to share dinner with her family today. Trucker John is still on the road, at least until this weekend.

Well, I made Baby Doll work extra hard for her Thanksgiving breakfast this morning. Every day we do At Liberty work and walk around the pasture, with her by my side or following me, before I feed her her meals or treats. She has to circle trees, bushes, do figure 8's, serpentines, back up, and whatever else I decide before I will feed her.

She's getting better and better and a lot more patient, too. In the beginning it was so challenging just to get her to stand until I told her to move. She would leave me and head to the barn. Now, she stands until I say, "Let's go".

Since I'm not riding, I decided to incorporate some of what Clinton Anderson did with his horse....just walking together, and moving her feet.
Hopefully this will carry over to work under saddle when I'm eady to ride.

Anyway, Baby Doll got my leftover apple core, and two carrots, and now she's happily munching hay from her hay nets.

I know you've been under a lot of stress, but you do have much to be thankful for, my friend.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with your two and four legged loved ones.

(((HUGS)))

~Lisa

Mikey said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

KD said...

Had a great day - hope you and yours did as well! My first vegetarian Thanksgiving. Are you still meat free?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

KD - No, actually I started eating meat again -- just not red meat. I'll eat fish and occasionally chicken and turkey. I don't really like meat, but it fills me up. My vegan diet didn't last because it did offer enough variety and too many veggies results in massive gas pain for me. Now I eat vegetables as a side dish instead of as the entire meal.

manker said...

happy turkey day from gp and the herd

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Good advice!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!