Tiffany Newman

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    Bend, OR
  1. Anyone Feed Bent Grass Hay?

    I found some bent grass hay for sale but I have never fed or heard of this hay. I would be supplementing my orchard grass hay with it but the price is right for making my orchard grass hay stretch longer. Anyone feed this hay? Do your horses like it, do o.k. on it? I just have very easy keeper geldings here so I don't need anything fancy!
  2. Sarcoid Question- Would You Buy This Horse?

    Thank you, Smilie. That was helpful. This sarcoid does seem pretty aggressive. I am pretty sure we are not going to be keeping him. Lots of nice horses out there for good prices and I have a feeling we would regret keeping him.
  3. Sarcoid Question- Would You Buy This Horse?

    Hi, this is the OP on this topic. I couldn't get my account to work last night so had to post under a different user name. The horse is buckskin. At first our vet thought it was melanomas. After we got him sedated for a float he looked at them more closely and said they looked like warts or sarcoids, not melanomas. He picked them all off and said if they grow back they are sarcoids, if not they are warts. They have grown back. They don't interfere with him at all. I would not think they would grow over him enough to interfere with going to the bathroom with the amount of times a horse defecates in a day. Obviously they are in a touchy place to treat and he definitely doesn't like us messing around back there!
  4. A Trip To The Pond

    Looks like a great ride. I will have to join you next time!
  5. Rocky Mountain Horse - Anyone Had Experience With Them

    When I was researching buying Prince, my Rocky Mountain horse, I was wondering if everything I read about them on all the websites were too good to be true. Kind, sensible, born broke, intelligent, people-lovers, fantastic temperments, and beautiful to boot- Yes, it is all true! Prince is everything they are advertised to be and every one I have ever known has been the exact same way. There is an excellent yahoo group for Mountain horses. The people on there are a wealth of information, I have learned volumes since joining. Glad you found the best kept secret of the equine world!
  6. The First Ride

    Ditto to manes. If you are hiring a trainer he should do the first ride. Now if you are wanting to learn how to do it yourself, are a confident rider, and are looking for the trainer to assist you then that is different. Sounds like this horse is still nervous with things up and around her back. I would suggest more de-sensitizing over the back, belly, neck, etc..with a rope. Especially with the saddle on so she can feel the different sound the rope makes on the leather. You should be able to hop up and down on both sides next to the horse, put a foot in the stirrup and put weight on it (not putting a leg over though) and lay over your horses back. I like to lay over them (on my belly with my feet hanging down), rub them all over, pat their sides, wiggle all over, so they get used to holding weight and different sensations up there. With my feet hanging off of them I am not "officially" riding so I can slide right down if the horse gets nervous. I also prefer to do a bit of ground driving just to get them introduced to direct reining before the first ride.
  7. Swollen Throat Latch?

    I had a horse that did the same thing recently. I was so worried it was strangles. He was swollen under the throatlatch, under the chin. I had the vet out to look at him and he said most likely just a type of cold. Their lymph nodes swell just like ours sometimes. It went away after a week or two and he hasn't had any problems since then. None of our other horses got it and they are pastured together 24/7.
  8. Swollen Throat Latch?

    I had a horse that did the same thing recently. I was so worried it was strangles. He was swollen under the throatlatch, under the chin. I had the vet out to look at him and he said most likely just a type of cold. Their lymph nodes swell just like ours sometimes. It went away after a week or two and he hasn't had any problems since then. None of our other horses got it and they are pastured together 24/7.
  9. Swollen Throat Latch?

    I had a horse that did the same thing recently. I was so worried it was strangles. He was swollen under the throatlatch, under the chin. I had the vet out to look at him and he said most likely just a type of cold. Their lymph nodes swell just like ours sometimes. It went away after a week or two and he hasn't had any problems since then. None of our other horses got it and they are pastured together 24/7.
  10. Swollen Throat Latch?

    I had a horse that did the same thing recently. I was so worried it was strangles. He was swollen under the throatlatch, under the chin. I had the vet out to look at him and he said most likely just a type of cold. Their lymph nodes swell just like ours sometimes. It went away after a week or two and he hasn't had any problems since then. None of our other horses got it and they are pastured together 24/7.
  11. Electric Vs No Climb Fencing?

    Interesting thread. We have tape around our entire horse area. It stays tight (we can get some really high winds here and snow) and sharp looking all the time. We go out maybe once a year and fix a strand that is a bit saggy in one or two spots. We don't have any twist in ours but the key is to stretch it VERY tight. We have it with three strands in the front paddock and five strands in the back paddock. White t-post covers over all the t-posts and white covers over all the large corner pressure treated posts with finnials on tops. Looks really nice and we get lots of compliments on it. Our horses are very respectful of it and if a crash happens in the fence it does what it is supposed to do; stretches or comes free without any injury to the horse.
  12. Raw Milk

    We milk our own goats here and only drink it raw. Would never do it any other way. When our girls aren't milking and we have to buy milk from the store (no raw milk for sale in stores here but it is legal off the farm) I cringe when we have to drink it. Now, I wouldn't drink any old raw milk that I came across. We only milk in stainless steel buckets, wash with grade A dairy soap, and milk in very clean quarters. Raw milk has natural antibodies to kill off bacteria. Will it kill off all bacteria and you could never, ever get sick? No, but people have been sick off of bagged lettuce. I personally know of tons of people who have been drinking raw for years and have never been sick. I could go on and on, something I am passionate about. If you want to learn a lot more and really open your eyes read The Untold Story of Milk by Ron Schmid.
  13. Mercy Me

    Wow! Just read this post from beginning to end. Haven't been on Horsecity for awhile and I am just teary eyed looking at what you did this summer! I do remember well the seizure from Burns. I don't have the facilities to foster but if and when I do I definitely would do it. Unfortunately with the way things are in Bend right now there are a lot more of these horses around than ever before. Again, amazing, amazing job! Going out to give my horses some love right now
  14. Isn't he cute ??

    First off, he is gorgeous and I definitely think you need to keep him. He looks like an easy keeper so how much could he be to maintain? His coloring is stunning! Second, I finally know what you look like!! If I ever see you at Big R or something I will say hi : )
  15. Isn't he cute ??

    First off, he is gorgeous and I definitely think you need to keep him. He looks like an easy keeper so how much could he be to maintain? His coloring is stunning! Second, I finally know what you look like!! If I ever see you at Big R or something I will say hi : )