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This is the first time I've posted anything. Read everything though and am so thankful for everyone's posting. I have not run across this topic of discussion and would like to ask questions of others who have horses and Celiac. Thanks!

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Don't have horses right now, but I used to team rope when I was a kid.

Don't eat the horses' oats! Might be contaminated with gluten-containing grains!

(Ok, that was lame, but it was the only link I could think of.)

TK Kenyon

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This is the first time I've posted anything. Read everything though and am so thankful for everyone's posting. I have not run across this topic of discussion and would like to ask questions of others who have horses and Celiac. Thanks!

Hey and Welcome!

If you have horses on your property, you can make it work. I have had several horses over the years, but none as a diagnosed person with Celiac. Others here have.

What are your questions? Or, what is your routine with horses? We'll try to help

AND welcome! :D

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My horse died a couple years ago just around the time I was getting sick so I havent replaced her but I do still have some sheep. A month ago I glutened myself by breathing in dust from the sheep ration. I was reaching down into the bottom of the conatainer and at the time I remember thinking - this is pretty stupid, I should be wearing a mask.....well now I wear a drywall mask when mixing feed and no more problems. I also found out that some alfalfa pellets have wheat starch in them as a binding agent which was a surprise as I thought they would be pure alfalfa.

I see horses in my future but for now I would love to talk about horses, I could talk about horses all day long.

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I used to have horses a couple years back but I had to sell them for financial reasons. I was not diagnosed as a celiac at that point. I've always loved riding, I had a quarter horse gelding and a spotted saddle horse mare. Eventually I want to start riding again and get into competing in hunter jumpers.

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