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  1. Thread: wood chewing?

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    See, I knew I'd get some new ideas here! Dish...

    See, I knew I'd get some new ideas here!

    Dish soap on the chewed spots - I can do that. Any kind that tastes particularly nasty? Just paint it on?

    Probiotic - Seems reasonable and certainly...
  2. Thread: wood chewing?

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    wood chewing?

    Looking for some insight, and any and all (crazy) ideas will be thoughtfully considered.

    My 13-y-o Arab (14.1, 800 lb) has started chewing the wooden boards in his stall. He's turned out from 6am...
  3. Because the average person doesn't know how to...

    Because the average person doesn't know how to drive a truck and trailer, and your trailer may suffer their learning curve. Because your electric may not match the electric on their truck, and your...
  4. Is she used to being hand grazed? Maybe she...

    Is she used to being hand grazed? Maybe she actually has some tolerance already. Can you turn her out in an arena with footing, not grass, so she gets so e exercise while you work her onto the...
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    We never kept one on the yorkie until recently. ...

    We never kept one on the yorkie until recently. We were culling the drawer of dog and cat stuff to give things to the shelter and put a collar on the yorkie just for fun. She strutted around and...
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    Leather repair is an art and artists are hard to...

    Leather repair is an art and artists are hard to find! When I lived in Iowa there was a family tack store that could be counted on for beautiful leather repair, but now they're out of the business. ...
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    The local farrier group meets regularly. See if...

    The local farrier group meets regularly. See if you can get an invitation, though I don't know if anyone who's not a vet or farrier is typically included. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
  8. Our collection started four years ago, and of the...

    Our collection started four years ago, and of the first four I bought, we still have 3. In daily use for most of that time.
  9. Mine won't eat it if it's too soggy. I have to...

    Mine won't eat it if it's too soggy. I have to find the exact texture - something like a bowl of cornflakes that has sat on the table for a while and soaked up all the milk. If there's standing...
  10. Some large rocks in his feeder? I think...

    Some large rocks in his feeder? I think sometimes the soupy food doesn't trigger them to swallow correctly because it's so far from what they were meant to eat. Mine fills his mouth with mush and...
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    First aid! Anything and everything you can learn...

    First aid! Anything and everything you can learn about people or animals is job related. Anybody can get hurt at a barn and you may be the only person available. There was a seminar locally a while...
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    I'll throw out a whole bunch of ideas and maybe...

    I'll throw out a whole bunch of ideas and maybe something will stick. If you wanted to learn more about the equine medicine side of things, maybe ask the vets if they know of educational seminars...
  13. There have been various efforts over the years to...

    There have been various efforts over the years to do something like this, but it always comes back to money. I had the opportunity to participate as a coach and groom at NARHA nationals (back when...
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    You're right, good point. Twice a year is a...

    You're right, good point. Twice a year is a whole lot different from several contacts a week during a sports season. :-)
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    I agree that finding another club or activity...

    I agree that finding another club or activity will probably lessen the stress for your whole family. But - and not intending to defend the control freak - I have a couple friends who are trying to...
  16. Canaqua, that's wicked good!

    Canaqua, that's wicked good!
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    Ask your barn manager and a couple boarders which...

    Ask your barn manager and a couple boarders which vets and which practices come to your barn, and if there's any inside information about who they like to use for what purposes and why. For example,...
  18. I grew up in MA. When I moved to WI, I had to...

    I grew up in MA. When I moved to WI, I had to learn to be nice to people and make small talk with the guy at the gas station. I was used to locking my car to prepay for my gas - culture shock, WI...
  19. Years ago, I worked at a place that had a burn...

    Years ago, I worked at a place that had a burn pile out near the manure pile, behind the barn (you know where this is going). Woke up in the middle of the night to smell smoke and see a small,...
  20. It sounds like there's more to the story than...

    It sounds like there's more to the story than maybe we've heard. I've had a horse with loose molars and in one case, the vet advised waiting, and was able to pull the tooth easily on the farm,...
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    My line has become, "I heard your daughter has...

    My line has become, "I heard your daughter has started taking lessons with so-and-so. How's it going? are you happy so far? I like to ask because people ask me who I recommend for lessons in our...
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    I hadn't thought about this in years, but I've...

    I hadn't thought about this in years, but I've been in a similar (but not quite so bad!) situation. We had a gelding who'd always been turned out in a large group of geldings, but due to an injury,...
  23. What type of fans? The little box fans that...

    What type of fans? The little box fans that people use are nothing once you've felt one of the big powerful ones. It won't help with the scratches but a really big, strong fan might make him more...
  24. Thread: My Hairy Horse

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    Second the idea of checking selenium. These are...

    Second the idea of checking selenium. These are the exact symptoms we see around here (Madison area) when we have a horse who needs more than they're getting. Our area tends to be low - not sure...
  25. Sounds like a good plan. Just wanted to...

    Sounds like a good plan. Just wanted to commiserate on the avulsion fracture/suspensory issue. I had a young horse (still have him, not young any more!) who went through a similar thing. If I knew...
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