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Re: RC: Thumps and thuds and grass in Egypt

I thought it was possible, after all they are Arabians! I do like to feed
them while we ride, just not let them graze. They like dates, granola bars,
all kinds of cereal, bread and of course carrots and apples. Some company
makes these apple wafers that they love. There is a country that also has
little grass and can't afford to ship in hay so they feed their horses
potatoes. They are raw but they can't be green or sprouting. I think that is
very interesting. I remember seeing pictures of horses standing in paddocks
full of potatoes! Thanks for the info! Lisa Salas The Odd fARM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maryanne Stroud Gabbani" <>
To: "jsalas" <>; "ridecamp" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 3:25 AM
Subject: RE: RC: Thumps and thuds and grass in Egypt

> AHA!!! The "G" word comes up again. Most of our horses never are in an
> that has enough grass to graze on, even in paddocks. With land at about
> 75 to 100 thou/acre, anyone who just grows an acre of grass is a canditate
> for the rubber room. Our local rides often start and vet check on the
> erstwhile "golf course" of the Sakkara Club...which the horses LOVE. But
> when we are doing training rides or fun rides, we are usually riding on
> and rocks. Not much grazing there. Nor water, so our horses learn to tank
> early and hold on. If we are going to do a ride that is, say, 25 km each
> way...we try to arrange a rest with food and water. Food here is berseem
> winter and young corn/sorghum stalks in summer. We also keep some dried
> berseem on hand. Our horses have learned to get by on much less grazing
> most of you would think possible.
> Maryanne Stroud Gabbani
> Cairo, Egypt
> > Really, I wonder what the horses graze on over in Egypt? Our conditions
> here
> > in Florida are very similar. Lots of palm trees and scrub, very little
> no
> > grass. Then what? I don't know, I am just asking. Of course, most of our
> > rides here in the SE have a vet check at least every 10-15
> a
> > horse be able to go that long without eating on the trail? I am only
> > 50 now but plan on Tevis next year. Driving out this year to check out
> > race. They only have 3 holds, the rest are fly-bys or just a P+R check
> > according to what I got off thier web page. I do think 25 miles or more
> may
> > be a little to long to go without food. ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 10:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: RC: Thumps and thuds
> >
> >
> > > If you ever plan on doing 100's you will need to let your horse graze
> > grass on the trail with the bit or without.
> > >
> >
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