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VixieTrix

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VixieTrix says:

Just being nosy :)

Stolen from another forum :D how much time on average do you spend at yard each day? and what do you generally do?> I spend 45 mins morning and around 1 - 2 hrs most nights.

I ususally EITHER groom / walk out in evening + poo pickin etc

 

xx

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Just being nosy :)

We have two horses which are stabled at night so in the morning my OH and I spend around 1 hour mucking out, cleaning buckets, making feeds, turning out and doing water. If we are not working we hang around for longer and do a few other jobs such as ragworting, field maintenance etc.

 

Late afternoon we put their beds down, hang up haynets, poo-pick and bring the horses in. They are then groomed and exercised. If they are not being ridden I catch up on mane pulling, trimming, tail washing etc or maybe graze in hand for a while. We are usually at the yard for around 2 1/2 hours in the evening during the Spring and Summer and around 1 hour in the Winter. We like to sit and have a coffee when Tenor and Tilly have had their tea and are happily munching their hay then they have a treat ball each just before we leave.

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pippixox

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pippixox says:

Re: Just being nosy :)

used to have to spend way more time doing boring poo picking and mucking out, but now my 2 live out and on so much land we dont poo pick, just gets harrowed ect occasionally. morning before work i feed and groom/ give attention to/ check over, 30 minutes normally. after work depends on the day, will usually spend a couple of hours, ride one or both of them and feed and groom.

my horses are my medicine, without them im even more crazy!

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Just being nosy :)

 well Spring is at my house so I poo pick + give hay and just spend time about 1/2 hour every night atm as my mum is nagging me to do revision - got GCSEs from next week 

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Just being nosy :)

It really depends what else i have to do other than the horses. I always make sure that they are done but i have to tailor my day around other things as i have lots of other commitments with having 2 kids and lots of other animals. I usually end up spending around 2 hours a day seeing to the horses if i don't ride and longer if i do.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Just being nosy :)

Mine are at home most of the winter and at a farm up the road for summer, when they're at the farm probably about an hour or so in the evening and as long as it takes to see to them in the mornings as OH is usually off to work, longer though if riding etc.  At my old yard I would spend lots more time there as it was quite sociable (we're the only ones at the farm we use now) and all day Saturday and Sunday - but we moved away to buy this damn house worse luck, wish I could turn the clock back as I just haven't settled at all (2 years later!).

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Just being nosy :)

I have 3 and they are at home, but I also work from home so in reality I go on the yard at 7:30am and leave again (where the horses are not in sight at all) at 6pm, I then go back out at 9pm for an hour or so depending what needs doing.  So I am with them all day, but really an hour in the morning feeding and skipping out, then I go into each stable every hour to feed or skip out!!

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Just being nosy :)

I go to field in morning and am there for about 1/2 hour to an hour, pick out feet, take off rugs, give them hay or move to another paddock,  poo pick if time.

Then in pm I'll be there for about 2 hours, groom, ride or lunge.  Feed, rug up, hay, Night night!

 

I'd be there all day if I could, lol !

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AMLS

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AMLS says:

Re: Just being nosy :)

I have two horses and due to my schedule am a throw-the-tack-on-and-ride kinda person haha !!! Generally spend around an hour with my gelding most mornings and then around 40 mins with my little filly. I only visit the yard once a day as I use full livery. I hate having to rush with them and try and spend a bit more time once a week as my schedule allows, it can be difficult to fit everything in.

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melxvengeance

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Re: Just being nosy :)

mine are across my driveway, sometimes i will spend 15 mins a day just putting their feed out in the field for them and not riding, in winter they are stabled most of the time so could spend half an hour in the morning mucking out etc and then another hour at night mucking out again, filling haynets for the next day etc and that's not including riding. every now and again i'll spend a few hours tidying up the yard and tack room etc but it really just depends on weather and what i want to do that day.

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