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  1. Whoops - to clarify, high, non-articular.

    Whoops - to clarify, high, non-articular.
  2. How do YOU manage ringbone in your horse?

    After 2 weeks of intermittent lameness (ranging from "just a bit off" to hobbling) my 20something pony was diagnosed with ringbone. Pony is used by the trainer in my barn for walk/trot lessons 3 or 4...
  3. Looking to refinance farm - recommendations on lendors?

    Looking to consolidate a small mortgage and small equity loan into 1 lower interest, lower payment option. The few places I checked with today will not do this for an agricultural property due to...
  4. Bred mares showing signs of heat?

    Disclaimer- I am not looking to replace a vet's opinion, just asking to satisify my own curiosity.

    A self care boarder has 2 broodmares due to foal the end of May. Both were confirmed in foal via...
  5. Never fear, my post was an exaggerated attempt at...

    Never fear, my post was an exaggerated attempt at humor. If that is lost on some, sorry. It's been a very long slow afternoon in the office today.

    psb, the baby and I were fine. No exaggeration...
  6. A Public Apology to 2 Former Boarders...

    In light of all the past threads regarding barn owners, boarders, complaints, what you expect from a barn, etc. I would like to take this opportunity to issue a public apology to two past boarders...
  7. Fractured splint bones - what did you do? Tell me about yours please!

    Quick back story - My homebred filly had surgery for contracted tendons at 6 months. Successfull outcome. Then fractured a front cannon bone at 1 year and damaged tendons. Arthritis set in by 2....
  8. Lost my horse of 22 years on Wednesday...

    Thought I'd turn to my COTH friends for some emotional support for this. Wednesday morning turned into one of my worst days. My horse, Camelot, had to be put down due to internal bleeding and shock....
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    Help me make my goat friendly!

    Mr. BET bought me 2 fainting goats a month ago. One is 3 years old (Pancakes) and she came with a 3 month old kid (Waffles). Pancakes is super friendly, loves attention, etc. Waffles had not been...
  10. Just for fun - how long have you been receiving COTH?

    Just renewed my subscription today and realized that I've been receiving COTH for 20 consecutive years now. As a junior, I was always floored to see my name/horses names in horse show results. I...
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    Thanks for the helpful review Daydream Believer! ...

    Thanks for the helpful review Daydream Believer! We've been considering getting these and think we will try one out. If it works like we're hoping we'll buy for all four of our feeders.
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    I have Riders hugs in sheets, light weight and...

    I have Riders hugs in sheets, light weight and heavy weight for 2 extremely hard to fit horses (a 13.2 Haffie that's as wide as she is tall and a 15.2 tank App/Tb). I've not been able to find any...
  13. Need source for cute pony pads - hunt seat

    Where can I find cute saddle pads for a 12" lead line saddle? I've checked Dover and State Line but I'm sure there have to be sources strictly for pony items. Where are some of your favorite on...
  14. Thanks for the advice so far! DiablosHalo-the...

    Thanks for the advice so far!

    DiablosHalo-the 5-15 minute thing is about all we do, too. I never tell him that he HAS to get on nor do I try to keep him on when he's done. We leave the time up...
  15. So my plan for right now (provided pony works out...

    So my plan for right now (provided pony works out during trial) is to just keep my son comfortable on a horse. As I stated earlier he enjoys going for our "poooney" (his word) rides and will stay on...
  16. Tips/advice/saddle suggestions for starting a toddler riding

    I think I just found the perfect 1st pony for my son! An older, almost 14h Morgan/QH gelding will be coming home next Sunday for a 1 week trial. Pony never put a foot wrong during our visit.

    My...
  17. When I decided to quit training and doing full...

    When I decided to quit training and doing full care/showing, my husband and I lowered our board rates and take in retired horses only. Not nearly as much work keeping retirees happy as it was doing...
  18. Thanks for the ideas. I like the idea of buying...

    Thanks for the ideas. I like the idea of buying something that all of the boarders can use - I'm going to talk to her about this today. Some new jumps would be nice!!
    As for the price of the new...
  19. Pump on well went - boarder feels it's her fault -wwyd?

    As I was finishing up the horses late Friday evening water pressure was extremely low in the barn. Mr. BET checked it out and said our pump was not working properly so we called the well driller...
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    Before Power packing have a fecal done. If money...

    Before Power packing have a fecal done. If money is a factor check with Johnson College - you could probably drop off a fecal sample and have it run for next to nothing. The instructors always like...
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    Sarah did 2 for me a few years ago and I LOVE...

    Sarah did 2 for me a few years ago and I LOVE them. She was excellent to work with and did 2 different designs for me. I was very apprehensive to send my ribbons and a check out the first time to a...
  22. You have to hear what the blacksmith said!

    So I was in the barn yesterday afternoon and the blacksmith of one of my boarders was working. After exchanging a polite hello he says, and I quote....

    "You know, I can carve out a horses foot so...
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    I've never charged any of my boarders. Frankly,...

    I've never charged any of my boarders. Frankly, it never occured to me to charge.
  24. Sorry everyone - just for clarification I was...

    Sorry everyone - just for clarification I was referring to a turnout blanket.
  25. Baker blankets - how to tell if mid or heavy weight?

    A former boarder left behind a Baker blanket that she didn't want. I'd like to start using it but I don't know if it's a mid or a heavy weight. Do Bakers come in different weights or just one...
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