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  1. If keeping her claws well trimmed isn't helping...

    If keeping her claws well trimmed isn't helping and she was mine, I'd definitely try the softpaws, and maybe crating. As a last ditch effort, if she's focused her efforts on one specific area of the...
  2. Thread: Small Farm Layout

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    You need a sacrifice for two reasons - one, to...

    You need a sacrifice for two reasons - one, to protect your pastures and two, to protect your horse from those lovely pastures. I don't know you or your horse, but the one smartest thing I did when...
  3. Doesn't hold too closely to his JC name, but if...

    Doesn't hold too closely to his JC name, but if you like Cascadian, what about Cascading?

    And because how can you not do the progeny search on a stud named "Twig n Berries" - nothing too...
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    For "biddability" you can try what totally sold...

    For "biddability" you can try what totally sold me on my beloved late Big Black Hairy Dog.

    Play with him and see if you can get him really worked up and excited (in a positive way) - might be...
  5. OP, does the locality where the client resides...

    OP, does the locality where the client resides require dogs to wear a collar with rabies and/or dog license attached?

    For example, in a county I used to live in, the regs say:
    "Tag. A...
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    Ooooo - Can't wait to hear how the sweeper works...

    Ooooo - Can't wait to hear how the sweeper works out for you keysfins! Keep us posted, please!
  7. Thread: Night turnout.

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    Right now, 8 hours is too much for my pony, so...

    Right now, 8 hours is too much for my pony, so she's getting about 4 hours max (muzzled) on grass - out when I get home from work at 5:30ish, and back in between 9:30 and 10pm. When/if I can switch...
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    Can you shift turnout times so that horses go out...

    Can you shift turnout times so that horses go out when you get home from work and come in late at night? That's how I'm handling my pony's limited turnout schedule now that the grass is in a serious...
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    I worked at a training barn where we had to pick...

    I worked at a training barn where we had to pick hooves before the horses left their stalls. Didn't keep the aisles and grooming areas totally dirt free, but it did help a bit.

    As far as the...
  10. Thread: 24' Wide Barns?

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    What if you do the 24x45, run the stalls down one...

    What if you do the 24x45, run the stalls down one side (so think shedrow, but with a solid front wall, and then box in the final 9 foot all the way across the 24 foot end of the barn for your...
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    I don't like to leave the muzzle on any longer...

    I don't like to leave the muzzle on any longer than about 12 hours without taking it off - although right now, my pony is only getting about 5 hours of grass turnout time (muzzled) per day. I know...
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    Give him time, and let him decide when he's ready...

    Give him time, and let him decide when he's ready for another dog. After I lost my horse, I couldn't even look at my barn for a while. Took me several weeks before I was able to walk out to the...
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    I've had very good luck with the Easy Breathe,...

    I've had very good luck with the Easy Breathe, HH. The hole is definitely bigger than that on the Best Friends (you can use gorilla tape to make it smaller if you need to) and the big nostril holes...
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    [QUOTE=vxf111;8105571]For cheap, that Chick's one...

    [QUOTE=vxf111;8105571]For cheap, that Chick's one does the trick. Here's the link on the Chick's one: http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/LH1458
  15. Thread: Dog Crate Beds

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    Not a bed, per se, but I use these: ...

    Not a bed, per se, but I use these: http://www.lowes.com/pd_113086-73825-160-0700-35_0__?productId=3595540&Ntt=anti+fatigue+mat&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Danti%2Bfatigue%2Bmat&facetInfo= underneath...
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    I saw them at the Horse Expo this year - thought...

    I saw them at the Horse Expo this year - thought that they were ridiculously overpriced (I could buy 2 Best Friends (with the halters) or 3 Easy Breathes for about the same amount of money). Walking...
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    My big beastly cat spent a great deal of time in...

    My big beastly cat spent a great deal of time in his very own cat condo when he decided that the only appropriate place to pee was outside the litterbox. I got him one of these: ...
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    What Action42 said - toothpaste was the ONLY...

    What Action42 said - toothpaste was the ONLY thing that got the nasty nicotine stink off of my hands when I had to take apart an outdoor ashtray thing once. Tried everything in the house (including...
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    One thing I would consider is making it so that...

    One thing I would consider is making it so that your sacrifice is attached to your barn & pastures. The way it's set up now, you have one pasture that's shared with the barn, but in order to use...
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    I keep a bottle of Vetrolin shampoo in the...

    I keep a bottle of Vetrolin shampoo in the bathroom for bathing the dogs, and sometimes use it on my own hair.
    I'll use Vetrap on myself, but it makes me itch if I leave it on too long.
    And I...
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    My dog yards share fencelines with my pastures -...

    My dog yards share fencelines with my pastures - 4' tall 2x4 no climb with an oak sight board. Looks nice (have had lots of positive comments from neighbors) and works for my animals (who don't need...
  22. Just looked at the specs for Terracell and the...

    Just looked at the specs for Terracell and the Envirogrid and while the concept is the same, the cell size on these is about twice the size of the Lighthoof.
    Terracell/Envirogrid - expanded cell...
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    Securely fenced yard would be my number one...

    Securely fenced yard would be my number one suggestion to create a pet friendly rental. Whether you enclose the house within the fenced yard or not is up to you, but it does give an extra layer of...
  24. I was thinking more along the lines of a...

    I was thinking more along the lines of a deterrent - paintball gun, super soaker filled with something nasty, one of the ultrasonic things like GotMyPony suggested.
    You can always try doing what I...
  25. For a small area (like just outside a stall door)...

    For a small area (like just outside a stall door) - I've had really good luck with ring mats like this: ...
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