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  1. Thread: Sneaking in...

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    Hi there, know I am late weighing in but.....I ...

    Hi there, know I am late weighing in but.....I have some Drums and much experience with this cross - I agree with PRS totally about saddle fit. On top of being wide, these guys have very thick...
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    Our stallions are out 24/7 in 1.5 to 3 acre...

    Our stallions are out 24/7 in 1.5 to 3 acre pastures. We use a combination of horseguard and no climb. My oldest stallion is a peach. Respects the horseguard (after only having to bounce into it...
  3. Thread: Possum problem

    by Sipsi
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    An open coop is an invitation. Close it up at...

    An open coop is an invitation. Close it up at night with the chickens in and the opossum out. Problem solved! Because if the opossum gets in there, so will other predators.
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    Monistat is also good for ringworm.....I'm a...

    Monistat is also good for ringworm.....I'm a licensed wildlife rehabber and I took in some adorable skunks that ended up having ringworm. They in turn gave it to me. I in turn gave it to one of the...
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    Cut back his grain ration tremendously, lots of...

    Cut back his grain ration tremendously, lots of good quality hay and hang extra buckets for water. I've had to go this route before - actually twice. Toys are great and set a grooming schedule for...
  6. I rode my 6 year old drum mare for the first time...

    I rode my 6 year old drum mare for the first time since her major colic surgery in July - and we are both alive to tell the tale!
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    After my mare slid into her stall and cut her...

    After my mare slid into her stall and cut her face from between her eyes down to her nose (think Frankenstein when the vet got through with her), I ended up buying stall mats and cutting them to fit...
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    3 oz of flax seed for every horse, every day. We...

    3 oz of flax seed for every horse, every day. We live on sandy loam soil and it is an issue, esp this year with the drought. We've started running fecals instead of scheduled worming and were...
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    Feather is always a concern (and it's feather,...

    Feather is always a concern (and it's feather, not feathers - they aren't birds!). It's not the feather that needs to get dry, it's the skin underneath. I find those sham-wows work great. Put it...
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    I'm west of Houston and I had 1 mare with it. ...

    I'm west of Houston and I had 1 mare with it. She had a foal on her side and the darn thing pooled just in front of her udder. I had been waiting for it to blow, but omg..... the foal nursed and...
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    Your clyde/gypsy cross is also known as a Drum...

    Your clyde/gypsy cross is also known as a Drum horse. In England, it is a job description (the Drum horse carries the big kettle drums - they are usually over 17hh, feathered and coloured). You get...
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    Mystere was my first Cirque, so my fave, but I...

    Mystere was my first Cirque, so my fave, but I also really liked O! (the water one) and we just saw Ka. I have to say that Ka is so different from the regular Cirque shows (more of a storyline) that...
  13. Thread: Oh Texans!

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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: Blue skies and...

    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Blue skies and breezy.....at least it's only 94.....that is helpful....
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    Our stallion had a sarcoid on his ear and the vet...

    Our stallion had a sarcoid on his ear and the vet froze it off. Two treatments and no sarcoid (and no stitches). Wasn't horribly expensive. We tried the xxterra, but it didn't work and the sarcoid...
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    Lots of good pros and cons, but I'll not have it....

    Lots of good pros and cons, but I'll not have it. Had a neighbor's foal break it's neck from slamming into the fence. All babies fence test - love no climb (wish I could afford the v-mesh!) They...
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    And the pawn shops. A friend had all her stuff...

    And the pawn shops. A friend had all her stuff taken and it all ended up in about 4 different pawn shops. Have you called the police?
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    Yeah, like "May the Force (of something other...

    Yeah, like "May the Force (of something other than gravity) be with you" :D
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    Go *around* it if possible. Personally, unless...

    Go *around* it if possible. Personally, unless I've checked a trail so I know all the issues, I don't go down it. Also, in a 4 wheel marathon (with a 5th wheel), I can turn the carriage on a dime...
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    Sounds like we all have the same mantra: I love...

    Sounds like we all have the same mantra: I love my husband, I love my husband, I love my husband....

    Usually muttered under my breath as I'm fixing whatever he just "fixed".
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    Brighton, Susses is home. Miss it everyday. I...

    Brighton, Susses is home. Miss it everyday. I love the South Downs spend as much time as I can walking it. You can also find stable yards to hire horses and ride parts of it. One of these days,...
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    Oh, I had been living in the States for a number...

    Oh, I had been living in the States for a number of years but really wanted to go home.

    I was working on a research boat (I'm really an oceanographer by training) when we met off of Sable Island...
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    Visit the Royal Mews, The London Eye (aka, the...

    Visit the Royal Mews, The London Eye (aka, the Millenium Wheel) and Hyde Park (depending on the time of year). Go the wrong way on the underground for quite a distance (always fun and blame it on...
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    I am speaking English....

    My hubby and I are definitely separated by language difficulties. I speak English and he doesn't.

    So tonight:
    Hubby: what are you eating?
    Me: treacle pudding with custard.
    Hubby: ?? ...
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    Coyote. When we lived in Cypress (north of...

    Coyote. When we lived in Cypress (north of Houston), I had to chase a coyote down that stole a halter from the barn. Honest, it really wasn't *that* dirty...

    Out here where we live now, we...
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