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  1. Thanks, bdj! I got the Triple Crown chopped...

    Thanks, bdj!

    I got the Triple Crown chopped hay, and it is a little stemmy, I think. My Agway doesn't carry Lucerne, but they say that Hydration Hay (in the block) is the finest. I'll be...
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    I cried this morning when I heard this news story...

    I cried this morning when I heard this news story on the radio.

    My father was raised Muslim in the Middle East, and I will be the first to defend the religion as one that does NOT sanction...
  3. Thank you, mkevent, and glad to see you are still...

    Thank you, mkevent, and glad to see you are still sharing your wisdom with us on COTH! Will follow your suggestions.
  4. www.facebook.com/SugarMapleFarm/photos/ms.c.eJw9zN...

    www.facebook.com/SugarMapleFarm/photos/ms.c.eJw9zNsNAEEIQtGONqyKaP~_NTeb5eXIJLYreZuEdsK~_3q38k8pmUTH4cwO649mXqee0trnP~_e9UA~;TAWxQ~-~-.bps.a.975753835772744.1073741838.201418379872964/975753922439402/...
  5. OK, so since I started this thread, I've...

    OK, so since I started this thread, I've established that my pony can *kind of* eat second cut hay, but it is clearly difficult for him. I have now moved him, and an equally ancient donkey into...
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    All good points, Texarkana, and I actually agree...

    All good points, Texarkana, and I actually agree with them. Depending on the field, you are right, six acres for 4 horses is plenty . . . I have four horses on approx. 3 acres and it works (though,...
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    I keep the horses in the sacrifice area any time...

    I keep the horses in the sacrifice area any time it is really muddy; if the footing is solid then they also have access to the big grass field.

    I wouldn't follow Texarakana's advice (sorry,...
  8. I don't think Ironwood is saying break any law,...

    I don't think Ironwood is saying break any law, she is saying that rather than go through the process to take possession of the horses (which process would absolutely have to follow the relevant...
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    Wouldn't most people want water year round,...

    Wouldn't most people want water year round, though?

    I have had Nelsons for 9 years now, and love them. Super easy, no freezing, durable. I'd highly recommend.
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    There are so many factors that go into this...

    There are so many factors that go into this decision, and everyone draws the line in different places. Many -- most -- of the horses at my retirement farm have some kind of arthritis. In my opinion...
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    The choice isn't just either euthanize a healthy...

    The choice isn't just either euthanize a healthy dog for convenience OR send the dog home with owners who don't want him. One of my best friends is a small animal vet, and in these situations she...
  12. Thread: Terrified of 40

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    First of all, I totally second Laurierace's "It...

    First of all, I totally second Laurierace's "It beats the alternative". You probably haven't had friends die yet, but I have, when they were in their 40's. Be so grateful that you have health.
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    If your father doesn't want the farm divided up,...

    If your father doesn't want the farm divided up, he could always put a conservation easement on it. (That's federal law, and applies in every state). He would get a tax break, but no money, unless...
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    I would imagine Lady Eboshi and I (I also run a...

    I would imagine Lady Eboshi and I (I also run a smaller private retirement barn) face this decision, and think about this, more than most horsepeople. In my case (I don't want to speak for her,...
  15. I think the problem is that we in the US...

    I think the problem is that we in the US (generally -- perhaps the OP is different) have NO IDEA how popular soccer is around the world. It is light years away from even any US team in any sport, I...
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    No horror stories here, just lots of moral...

    No horror stories here, just lots of moral support!!

    I'm anxious just reading this thread! OP, I"m glad you posted it, because I've taken valium, and ativan (at different times, not together!)...
  17. Another option would be to take in a retiree with...

    Another option would be to take in a retiree with their bills paid by the owner (for vet and farrier). That way, you aren't boarding (for those saying take a boarder, the insurance would run about...
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    Yes, this! I don't care about long grass growing...

    Yes, this! I don't care about long grass growing up, but the honeysuckle, dratted multiflora rose, jimson weed and other random vines are the problem. Certainly if you let the multiflora run...
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    This was my experience as well.

    This was my experience as well.
  20. Thread: GoesLikeStink

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    I've read the books too, and laughed so hard I...

    I've read the books too, and laughed so hard I cried. I don't recommend them only because a COTH-er wrote them -- they are hands down one of the best horsey books I've ever read.
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    I care about the water supply, but prices are...

    I care about the water supply, but prices are wildly different here. When I checked (about 5 years ago, so undoubtedly the prices have gone up) it would cost $750 for a renderer to collect a horse,...
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    I love my no-climb fence, but if you have it...

    I love my no-climb fence, but if you have it touch the ground (as you would want to in order to keep dogs etc in or out) then grass and weeds grow up into it, and it is a pain to maintain. I've...
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    I agree with Lady Eboshi. Six horses have been...

    I agree with Lady Eboshi. Six horses have been put down on my farm, and so far 100% of them have been peaceful and exactly what you would want when making this decision.
  24. This is why I never post anything personal on...

    This is why I never post anything personal on this board. I LOVE COTH, but I do not love how so many people jump to conclusions and assume all sorts of ridiculous things. Personally, the OP is...
  25. Yes i meant Empower Boost. So I see I can get...

    Yes i meant Empower Boost.

    So I see I can get enough calories in him; my next question is: can he generally stay warm enough with 2 meals given that he's not digesting hay?

    I like the idea of...
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