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    He's very cute. He looks pretty typical for fresh...

    He's very cute. He looks pretty typical for fresh off a race, body sore and he's kind of shuffling with his hinds, esp RH.

    Take him on trial, then vet him out and get lots of xrays, esp. of feet,...
  2. When visiting family in North Carolina, we swam...

    When visiting family in North Carolina, we swam in the big family farm pond and were assured that the water moccasins who lived there would not bother us if we stay out of 'their' side of the pond....
  3. Heather, it depends on whether it's a stick-built...

    Heather, it depends on whether it's a stick-built building or a modular structure.

    There is a contractor in CA who disassembles, moves, reassembles modular barns. I met him at Horse Expo. Check...
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    I own both types of trailers. A 2 horse BP and a...

    I own both types of trailers. A 2 horse BP and a 4 horse GN.

    For hitching up, I like a BP better. I don't like climbing into the truck bed.

    For around town hauling, I far prefer the 2 horse BP....
  5. Our horse completely severed his extensor tendon...

    Our horse completely severed his extensor tendon in a round pen accident when he was 6. He's now 24. In between those years was a long and successful career as a hunter and eventer.

    The tendon...
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    3000 volts straight off the charger with the...

    3000 volts straight off the charger with the fence disconnected is just not enough. You need 5 to 7000 at minimum for horses. I bought a bigger charger after dealing with this problem over and over....
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    I use Roundup or glycophosphate on fence lines...

    I use Roundup or glycophosphate on fence lines and to deal with tough pasture weeds like star thistle and wild artichoke. Relative to other herbicides, it has a fairly short half life.

    I keep...
  8. I am divorced and a friend forwarded me my ex...

    I am divorced and a friend forwarded me my ex husband's match.com listing. My ex is a good looking, nice, successful guy who is a pretty attractive package, but I was amazed at how much of his...
  9. With lots of lush feed, I'd stay away from easy...

    With lots of lush feed, I'd stay away from easy keepers and air ferns like most ponies and donkeys. IMO a good companion horse is a mellow TB that's a medium to harder keeper. I personally get tired...
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    Principal & CFO at an energy conservation firm by...

    Principal & CFO at an energy conservation firm by day. Stall cleaner by night. :lol:
  11. My friends have a son with Aspergers and like...

    My friends have a son with Aspergers and like your son he has struggled with social sitations, crowds, and people touching him. He had his bar mitzvah and I was curious about how he would handle...
  12. I was with a friend and we were trailering our 2...

    I was with a friend and we were trailering our 2 horses out for a trail ride. We were on the freeway and I had the strangest experience --- a premonition. I got a sudden cold feeling and then...
  13. I had them installed in my trailer and honestly...

    I had them installed in my trailer and honestly would not have a trailer without fans ever again. I live in an area with a mild climate so don't use them a lot. If I am hauling on a hot day, they are...
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    Plumcreek, I've ordered it and will put it in...

    Plumcreek, I've ordered it and will put it in early May. $600 for my arena....yikes. Hopefully it's worth it! I've since talked to several who have used it and really liked it because it seemed to...
  15. I lived in rented cottage in San Francisco 20...

    I lived in rented cottage in San Francisco 20 years ago. Many times while working in the kitchen, I would feel something tug at the back of my shirt. I would turn around and of course, nobody was...
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    I'm planning to use a prepolymer product called...

    I'm planning to use a prepolymer product called Whoa Dust on my outdoor. I'm in CA and we're in a drought, and my ability to water will be limited. (their website is whoadust.com)

    I've used mag...
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    I've had experience with Yarbrough, Galuppo and...

    I've had experience with Yarbrough, Galuppo and Jackman. All are excellent surgeons! I'd talk to each of them and see how they would approach the surgery in your particular case.

    I interviewed...
  18. i put up a modular wood barn from North Coast...

    i put up a modular wood barn from North Coast Barns (northcoastbarns.com). I wanted the aesthetic of wood with the cost of a prefab, lol. It has been a great barn for 10 years now.

    I can see the...
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    I interviewed a man who is a firefighter and...

    I interviewed a man who is a firefighter and teaches technical large animal rescue about trailer safety. He said that in his experience, all steel seemed to hold up best, followed by steel...
  20. This is what my vet said about MSM. Since I've...

    This is what my vet said about MSM. Since I've taken these DSLD horses on as rescues and just to provide them with a nice retirement home, I haven't really "tried" all that hard with supplements,...
  21. You might try taking her off the hay and...

    You might try taking her off the hay and transition her to "old man mash." Basically grass hay pellets, soaked beet pulp and some prebiotics and probiotics --- it should be a mash and it should be...
  22. I have a DSLD horse, a crippled, ancient rescued...

    I have a DSLD horse, a crippled, ancient rescued former broodmare who's about 26 now. Her hind fetlocks are severely dropped and her hind suspensories are basically completely ruptured/useless. That...
  23. You are smart to think ahead. I run a small...

    You are smart to think ahead.

    I run a small company and I sure would LOVE to find someone who could come on site to do my books 1 day/week. What about turning yourself into a bookkeeping service?...
  24. Your horse. Your responsibility. Don't expect...

    Your horse. Your responsibility. Don't expect him to "pull his weight" with your hobby.

    This can be a deal killer. Tread carefully. My marriage of 18 years ended in part because my non horsey...
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    I read her memoir about life with Allen. ...

    I read her memoir about life with Allen.

    Takeaway: He's creepy and she was his doormat.
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