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Re: [RC] [RC] GENERATORS - Susan

I think you may have missed the point in reference to the neighbor being an LD rider.  The point was that horse wasn't goint out till 8 AM whereas the 100 mile horse was going out at 6:30.
I like to feed about 4 hours before I saddle up.  However, I'm quiet, my horse is rather quiet and if my equine neighbors make much of a fuss, I'll make sure they have water and hay.  If I know the horse, I'll slip him a little grain...which has already been OK'd by his human partner.

Dawn Carrie <rdcarrie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Turning on the generator at 3:30 am *was* rude.  However, even without the generator, your horses would have woken up...there's nothing like the sound of horsie food being prepared and served to wake up every horse within hearing distance.  :)  I know, because we usually feed our horses around 3am at rides.  No generator, though.  <G>  My horse eats slooooowww, so it gives him time to eat everything, and also have it start moving through his system.  And nearby horses start nickering and watching ours eat.  That is not our problem...nor that of anyone else who feeds during the night (and a surprising number do).  We'll continue to do what is best for our horses.  And by the way, in the example below, I consider the statement that the person was only doing a 25 to be irrelevant.  They were taking care of their horse how they felt they should.  IMO, their only sin was turing on the generator.
Dawn Carrie, Texas
and Bear (I like my middle of the night meal!)

On 10/29/07, Firedance Farms Arabians <firedancefarms@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Something that I had not considered about generators until this year....  Three of us and our horses were camped and sleeping soundly for our 100 mile ride that started at 6:30am.  At 3:30AM  our neighbor started the generator, turned on the lights, and fed the horse!  Ok, *I* can go back to sleep, but now the three horses were awake, their neighbor was eating, they wanted to eat,and they were not going back to sleep.  So instead of them getting a couple more hours of rest, they ended up pacing and whinnying and wasting energy before the 100 mile ride.  (BTW the person was doing a 25 miler).
Your horse and my horse need the rest before a ride, so please give them some repect for quiet and DARK.
Louise Burton
Firedance Farms Endurance Arabians

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Re: [RC] [RC] GENERATORS, Dawn Carrie