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  1. #11
    Gold Member
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    Apr 2008
    Kubota B2320

    Default Re: Bummed, had to dig another hole today.

    How awful, that horse lived a long life and I'm sure you gave it happy one.

    Pets are family, you spend more actual time with your pets than you do with your human family members, you grow closer.

  2. #12
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    NorthEastern VT
    Kubota 3430

    Default Re: Bummed, had to dig another hole today.

    Thanks for sharing and sorry for your loss.
    Happy trails to Jett, may he find a warm pasture, his mom and good friends for eternity.
    Kubota 3430HST ,Woods 1009 with skidsteer QC,Scraper, Brush mower , Woods 7' hoe, homebrew 7' FEL QC fisher plow with hydraulics, etc
    99 QCSB4x4 Cummins Ram (with some hp toys but now a Vermont rust bucket)

  3. #13
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Liberty, Kentucky
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    Default Re: Bummed, had to dig another hole today.

    Thanks for understanding. We still have ten horses but the barn is strangly silent when we go out in the morning to tend to them. The worst part is seeing that empty stall. Don't mean to upset anyone.

    My wife and I mixed doctor appointments with shopping and going for lunch today so we had the first chance to sit down and talk about what we may have done wrong. While most of our hay is clean, on occasion we may find some mold but neither of us felt that was the cause. We are supper careful to smell our hay as we break a bale open and peel off the flakes.

    We had spent the day before Jett collicked leveling his dirt stall floor and compacting it then laying down rubber mats (used so there was no smell). We spread wood pellets over his usual "wet spot" then spread out about a bag and a half of shavings.

    I noticed him sampling the shavings when I let him back in. I had not thought anything of it because horses will often take a bite or two of fresh bedding. It was early so I did not yet offer evening hay.

    My wife then remembered that a goodly amount of those shavings were gone the next day when she found him down. Apparently, he must have pigged out for whatever reason as the shavings were nothing new for him. I had not noticed anything when I hayed him the evening that we had worked on his stall. That is the only thing we can figure out.

  4. #14
    Elite Member jimmyj's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Allis Chalmers 616 (Two) and a Kioti CK30 HST with loader and backhoe

    Default Re: Bummed, had to dig another hole today.

    I am awful sorry to hear about Jett. Please accept my condolences and thanks for sharing your experience with us.
    God Bless our brave men, bring them home, safe again.

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