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shadowicewolf

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My first thought was "no kissing after he has had pizza and a brewski until he brushes his toofuses" ? :)

Just kidding with ya, kiddo. Sorry, I am a little silly after having sedation for a procedure yesterday.

 

Not sure what you may be asking here. Are you concerned about their feed somehow?

I was around horses all summer and never gave it a thought that it may be an issue.

 

A few people on here have horses and hopefully, they will chime in and reassure you it is safe to be around them. 

 

Are you taking up riding?? Have fun!.

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My first thought was "no kissing after he has had pizza and a brewski until he brushes his toofuses" ? :)

Just kidding with ya, kiddo. Sorry, I am a little silly after having sedation for a procedure yesterday.

 

Not sure what you may be asking here. Are you concerned about their feed somehow?

I was around horses all summer and never gave it a thought that it may be an issue.

 

A few people on here have horses and hopefully, they will chime in and reassure you it is safe to be around them. 

 

Are you taking up riding?? Have fun!.

Yep. I know that the hay probably won't be an issue, but if they are fed grain it might be.

 

Ah, that helps then. Perhaps i'm over thinking it?

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Well, if you are concerned, though it's good to ask so you can feel okay with it.

I walked through the stable and paddock areas many times  ( to take photographs) and was able to pet some of those gorgeous animals  but I did not  actually feed any of them, so again, I am hoping someone who feeds them regularly will chime in and give us some thoughts.

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I have been around horses all my life , just about, I have never had a problem around them , altho we used sawdust for bedding, and sweet feed as feed and usually a very good quality hay. I cannot see where owning a horse would be a problem. The feed isn't usually dusty, horses cannot take a dusty feed. They ingest the dust and get colicky. If the feed is dusty it may contain molds that horses cannot tolerate. There shouldn't be any reason a Celiac cannot own a horse. Of course if a Celiac cannot touch any grain , there is always gloves and such. Wear long sleeves and gloves. 

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I have been around horses all my life , just about, I have never had a problem around them , altho we used sawdust for bedding, and sweet feed as feed and usually a very good quality hay. I cannot see where owning a horse would be a problem. The feed isn't usually dusty, horses cannot take a dusty feed. They ingest the dust and get colicky. If the feed is dusty it may contain molds that horses cannot tolerate. There shouldn't be any reason a Celiac cannot own a horse. Of course if a Celiac cannot touch any grain , there is always gloves and such. Wear long sleeves and gloves. 

Again, i'm probably over thinking it. Outside of the mini-horse i met last week, I haven't been around them since before my dx.

 

I do remember that when i used to help care for them, the grain was never dusty.

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Kind of OT, but a funny story about horses I had to share.  We went to visit some friends and their son is highly allergic to peanuts, dogs, cats, and horses.  He's 5 and he's pretty good about it.  But he has been to the hospital a bunch of times because of reactions and does have to keep an epi-pen with him at all times.

 

Anyway, he was out with his parents and they saw a horse and carriage and he said, "Mommy, I know I'm not allowed to pet the horse because horses are made of nuts and I'm allergic to nuts."  I thought that was pretty good reasoning for his age, and a great visual :P Smart kid.

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Kind of OT, but a funny story about horses I had to share.  We went to visit some friends and their son is highly allergic to peanuts, dogs, cats, and horses.  He's 5 and he's pretty good about it.  But he has been to the hospital a bunch of times because of reactions and does have to keep an epi-pen with him at all times.

 

Anyway, he was out with his parents and they saw a horse and carriage and he said, "Mommy, I know I'm not allowed to pet the horse because horses are made of nuts and I'm allergic to nuts."  I thought that was pretty good reasoning for his age, and a great visual :P Smart kid.

:lol: that's funny

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Not exactly a horse, but for my birthday I went and fed giraffes. The zoo uses bread as treats to train the giraffes so that is what I got to use to lure them in to pet them. I was careful not to touch myself while feeding and petting them and washed my hands when I was done. I would just be careful the same way if I was feeding a horse if I didn't know what was in their food. (I have no idea what they actually eat, but I read a lot of fantasy and they always eat oats in fantasy books which makes sense in my head.)

 

My bunny's food has wheat in it, so I simply wash up after feeding her or handling her. I imagine the same basic common sense hand cleaning and sanitation would be more than enough to keep anyone with just celiac safe. Only someone with an allergy to something present around horses would need to be more concerned. I've thought that once I'm better enough to be outdoors more (and have a little spending cash) I'd like to take riding lessons and it never occurred to me to be the least bit concerned because I have celiac.

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