Example: Care for horses? Help please :)?
We are looking into getting a horse but I need to know what all it needs. We raise cows and have electric fenses and lots of land. What kind of fence does a horse need? I know you have to groom them and get riding equiptment but can they survive and be healthy only on hay and grass? Would it need a stall?
Basic Horse Care
Feed and Water
The horse’s digestive system is best for processing large quantities of grass, which is high in fiber and water. Left to their own devices, horses spend most of the day grazing and walking. The basic diet for most horses should be grass and good quality hay, free of dust and mold. In most cases, water should be available at all times, even if the horse only drinks once or twice a day. Horses need plenty of fresh, clean, unfrozen water.
Most of the time, horses should be able to graze or eat hay when they want to. An empty stomach has a higher risk of ulcers, which are quite common in race and sport horses. How much to feed depends on various factors such as condition and activity level, but most horses should eat between 2% and 4% of their body weight in pounds of hay or other feeds. You have to watch your horse and make sure he is maintaining an appropriate weight. Your veterinarian can help you decide how to feed to keep your horse fit and healthy.
Most horses, even fairly active ones, don’t need the extra calories in grains, which are high in carbohydrates. Foals fed diets with excessive “energy” can develop bone and joint problems. Some adult horses develop certain muscle disorders related to excess carbohydrates. It is also incorrect to feed a horse extra grain in the winter to keep him warm. Hay produces more heat when digested.
Any changes in the diet should be made gradually to avoid colic (abdominal pain usually associated with intestinal disease) or laminitis (painful inflammation in the hoof associated with separation of the hoof bone from the hoof wall), either of which can be catastrophic. A horse or pony breaking into the grain bin or being allowed to gorge on green pasture for the first time since the fall is headed for disaster. If you travel with your horse, bring his food along. For some horses, you may have to bring a supply of the water he is used to.
Preventive Health Care
All horses need vaccinations and most need regular deworming. The specifics should be discussed with an equine veterinarian. Every horse should be protected against tetanus. Other vaccines given routinely include eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis, equine influenza, rhinopneumonitis (equine herpes), and rabies. Vaccines for West Nile Virus are available. Whether to use other vaccines depends on your location and other factors.
Worms can cause weight loss, poor coat, and colic, which can be deadly. It is best to have your veterinarian test and deworm your horse, or advise you on what to use and when. More important than treating worms is managing to minimize the horse’s exposure to parasites. This means not putting too many horses on too little land, rotating pastures if possible, and removing feces regularly.
Housing, Rest and Exercise
Straight stalls are not necessarily worse than box stalls if the horses are together, and spend most of their day outside. Horses isolated in box stalls can develop behavioral problems from lack of companionship, exercise, and mental stimulation. Whenever possible, horses should be outside with other horses every day. Horses can go into a light sleep with their legs “locked” so that it takes very little effort to remain standing. In order to achieve deep (REM or “dreaming”) sleep, a horse must lie flat. It is not known how much or how often a horse needs to do this.
Unless it is very wet and windy, horses tolerate cold much better than heatand humidity. If they can’t sweat, they can’t get rid of heat buildup in their bodies. If the sum of the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity in percent is over 130, you should be cautious about exercising your horse. If it is over 150, you should probably rest in the shade, and if it is over 180, most horses should not work at all.
Horses were born to move. In the wild they may walk many miles in a day, sometimes trot, but rarely gallop unless they have to. Daily opportunity to exercise is a must, but if you are building up your horse’s strength and conditioning, follow a sensible plan and do it gradually.
Hooves should be trimmed every six to eight weeks for horses whose feet do not get adequate natural wear. Despite tradition, most horses don't need shoes if their hooves are given the opportunity to strengthen naturally.
Horses’ teeth grow continuously. Uneven wear can lead to sharp points and edges that cause pain and difficulty chewing. Horses’ teeth should be checked once or twice a year and “floated” (to make them smoother) by a veterinarian or well-trained equine dentist as needed. Dental problems, from painful points to rotting teeth, may cause difficulty chewing or “quidding,” when food falls out of the mouth. Other signs of dental disease may include foul breath, undigested hay in the stools, or discomfort from the bit or noseband. It can lead to choke, colic, and weight loss.
Im looking into buying this horse ive been leasing for about a year and Ive been riding for about 7 years. I know him really well and hes pretty calm and hes 9 years old. I just need advice and suggestions on what I should get him (winters almost here) and any helpful advice on anything about being a first time horse owner
Example: Can you interpret this dream?
I was putting away clothes, in my dream, and suddenly, this man shrouded in black shadows appears in my door and throws a snake in at the threshold.
The snake was rather long, maybe ten or so feet long and five or six inches around. The skin was dark green, almost gray and had brass colored spots and marks.
I was frightened, of course, but not drastically so, that is, until the man picjed up the snake and tossed it at me. I fell on the side of my bed and cowered against it as the snake slowly slithered across my arms. The man crouched down next to me and laughed as I cried. He told me that the snake bites, and just as he said so, the snake opened it's mouth and grazed my arm with it's teeth.
And then I woke up, because my violent tremors of fear had knicked a water bottle from my bed.
Now, I have never been afraid of snakes, but last night I was terrified. Could anybody tell me what my dream could mean? Thank you so much.
Dreamed I was around my mother's house as if I still live their. And on her door step I walked upon snakes eggs that appeared to just hatched. They looked disformed and guwee or slimmie and of all colors such as lite warm colors. Anyway in the dream I was struck by what I saw but not as afraid as I would be in awaking life. I was more focus
on how to get rid of them or where the mother could be. I poured bleach n gas on the babies. Then left to awaking my dream after still searching for it mother. What does it mean? Was I wrong for killing the babies. I read other dreams similar and related to relationship issues with my closest friend and or my partner for that matter. Or that I can relate to wanting another child! What is the true meaning of this?
Example: Dream about black Snake as pet?
I was with my friend and we had kept a snake just like a pet, it was black, as we talked about it, it was very poisonous. I just forwarded my hand towards it and that snake leaps on my hand, i put it back the same way. It was like the snake was in control of me, my friend warned me that i should be carefull while giving that snake my hand, it can bite me and there is no anti venom available near by. The bite will be life taking. After that my dream broke. I waked up.
Still i can remember that snake, looking at that snake was fear unlimited. Frightening.
But still i kept it. I wonder why.
I felt like there were still more worms inside of me, but I couldn't get them out. What does this dream mean?
She had a dream about me and all if her friends and all of us dies but one of them. Idk if it was cuz last night she texted me and a bunch of other people last night and we disnt answer(i didnt notice) she also thought the other day that i was talking bad about her to her best friend. She said that some worms like started attacking/eating me or something and i was screaming and then i died. She said she doesnt want us to die lol and she said if she died she wouldnt care! What does her dream mean?
I had a dream that I had a whitehead that I squeezed and a live grey-ish looking worm came out. It was massive, I mean like two or three inches long and about the diameter of a pencil. I can't remember where but I would imagine it was my face. It didn't seem to matter to the story. I was so horrified by the dream that I can't get it out of my head. Does anyone want to take a stab at deciphering it? Do you think it's phallic or just related to shallow narcissism? I had this dream about three days ago.
Example: Dream interpretation. Help please?
I don't remember how I got there, but I was in a restroom washing my hands and my mouth kept bothering me. So I opened my mouth and checked the inside. On the inside, back of my teeth there were white bumps that extended from the skin under the teeth all the way back and onto the tip of my tongue. Also there were like yellow noodly looking things on the bottom side of my tongue that kept multiplying and multiplying.
As far as I can tell, I wasn't in pain; they were just bothering because I couldn't close my mouth correctly/comfortably. So all I could think of doing was brushing my teeth and cleansing my mouth again and when I did, they weren't all gone, but most of them had reduced down to like burned, black dots...
Idk what this means (if anything at all) but I found it incredibly weird and disturbing because this is the first time I dream anything like this...
Any help/ideas will be greatly appreciated(: