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 Post subject: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:15 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:36 am
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Hi Everyone!

I have always had some involvement with natural horsemanship, and have also worked as an operant conditioner with dogs (and dabbled with horses as well). I currently have some clickers on their way in the mail, and came across this site which is very interesting!

My name is Candace, I'm 21, my husband and I raise dorper sheep (which we often take out into our community and educate the public with) as well as some of our other farm animals :-) We currently have 7 equine friends.

Rob-Roy 5 year old 16.3hh Belgian Gelding *please ignore tack, this is the day I tried them out*
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Dante 9 year old 17.1hh Percheron Gelding *Again, please ignore the tack AND HIS RIBS! In this condition I could not leave him! In a month we have got about 50lbs on him, I will update his photos*
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Cardi 8 year old 15.2hh Welsh Cob, Daquiri 16.1hh TB Mare, Star 16.3hh Warmblood mare
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The heifers
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one of our crossbred sheep
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Another Star Photo eating her brunch with the cows
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The two mini donkeys Sage and Ginger (Sage gained celebrity status in our hometown by riding on a float in the santa clause parade)
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Baby Cie 22 year old 13.2hh POA mare and my 2 year old nieces mini Benji
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Some of my naughty chickens, this is a trio of cochins
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Baby chicks I hatched this fall
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I am very excited to get started with my horses on their new projects, the two draft horses have been with us for about a month now, both are very well natured and seem to be quick learners.

Sorry for all the photos!
Have a great day,

Candace


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:26 am 

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Hi Candace,
welcome! Great to see all the photos of your animals. We have a similarly large group of a horse, dogs, cats, rabbits and ducks. I hope you'll enjoy this site. There is so much cool information, I found it overwhelming at first. Just look around at the topics that interest you. You can start a diary if you like or read about what other people have done with their horses. I've done a little clicker training with the ducks and the bunnies in addition to dogs and the horse. I bet the chickens and sheep would be fun, too. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:06 am 
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Welcome, Candace!! :)

No need to be sorry about all the pictures, it´s great to see all your animals! All of thjem are nice, but I especially liked the ponies and donkeys.

I hope you will enjoy the forum. :)

Warm Regards,
Romy


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:18 pm 
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Location: Pacific Northwest U.S.
Hi Candace, glad to have you here with all your animals. What a circus that must be. We LOVE pictures so no need to apologize for so many. More more.

Donald
Nettlepatch Farm

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So say Don, Altea, and Bonnie the Wonder Filly.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:01 pm 
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Welcome Candace,

They all must be in good care now :)

Warm regards,

Josepha

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 Post subject: Re: Hello From Canada
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:38 pm 

Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:36 am
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Thank you all for your kind words :D

It is a circus (and/or zoo) here some days!! Not sure what I would do with myself without all of them to look after!

This morning I went out to the barn to find all of my chicks out running around the barn, pleased as anything with themselves :roll: Animals will be animals, if I didn't have pneumonia I would have attempted to catch them and put them back in their room.

The place where I bought the two big boys from (Rob and Dante) did not have any grain on property and tied the horses up in tie stalls without access to water on a regular basis and they really rationed their hay out. Rob had only lived there for 2 months at the time I purchased him, his owner came when I bought him and said "wow he's lost about 100lbs" and Dante had lived their for about 10 months. I was told that Dante got two flakes of hay at night, and 2 in the morning and none of their horses got any grain. At our house they have unlimited access to hay, they get about 5 pounds of sweet feed and 10 pounds of beet pulp a day.

Between 40-48 you can see one of our sheep Diamond and after you can see Sage the Donkey :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMhjtYo76fo

Have a great day!

Candace


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