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    You haven't said what kind of budget you are on. ...

    You haven't said what kind of budget you are on. If money is no object, call the vet without a second thought. If money is an object, and your trainer knows this, perhaps she was trying to save you...
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    This was my experience as well, with two shedders...

    This was my experience as well, with two shedders in different herds, with all their herdmates testing negative every time. Those two just went on a regular 8 week deworming program, and the others...
  3. As others have said, it could be a number of...

    As others have said, it could be a number of things; I've had two old horses drop weight suddenly and it was due to Lyme, or another tick-borne illness. Doxycycline did the trick.

    I've also had...
  4. If you trust your vet, I'd ask them for their...

    If you trust your vet, I'd ask them for their opinion. They have actually seen the horse and have more info and nuance than any of us on COTH. The avma link is also a very good place to go in making...
  5. A lot of boarders seem to think they know more...

    A lot of boarders seem to think they know more than people who actually own and run boarding barns.


    I suspect it's a bit like parenting -- you can't really know what it is like until you've done...
  6. This is pretty much what I offer as well. I find...

    This is pretty much what I offer as well. I find my boarders are a pretty self-selecting group, with many being very knowledgeable (I currently have two professional trainers, and have had an equine...
  7. Usually I try to be diplomatic, but -- this is...

    Usually I try to be diplomatic, but -- this is completely and utterly wrong.

    No. Income used to pay a business's mortgage is NOT "profit".
  8. And her labor? These are the largest expenses...

    And her labor?

    These are the largest expenses my farm has. So no, she's not making 25% profit!
  9. Homeowners insurance would emphatically not cover...

    Homeowners insurance would emphatically not cover someone offering clinics, whether or not her barn had any boarders.

    A farm can be a business without boarders.
  10. Thanks everyone, and especially Tom King. I...

    Thanks everyone, and especially Tom King.

    I don't know if there's an active infestation; a couple of years ago there definitely was (saw tiny piles of powder ). But a couple of years ago we...
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    Well . . . In my opinion, winter is NOT hard on a...

    Well . . . In my opinion, winter is NOT hard on a normal, healthy, not ancient horse. Provided, of course, they have adequate fred, shelter etc. While there can be exceptions, this would be the...
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    I'm sorry I don't have time to hunt down the...

    I'm sorry I don't have time to hunt down the citation, but there was a study done within the past year or so that showed horses on 25/7 turnout (admittedly in a very large area, like 100 acres) with...
  13. Unfortunately, speak to me about powderpost beetles in barns

    One of my barns, built in the 1790's, seems to be infested with powderpost beetles. On the one hand, I'd love to do what I can to save/prevent damage to the barn. On the other hand, only about 1/4...
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    A chestnut mare named penny lane was just...

    A chestnut mare named penny lane was just advertised for sale on facebook on either the Hudson Valley horse source page or the "horses for sale in ny ct nj" page
  15. Plus locust posts aren't leaching toxic chemicals...

    Plus locust posts aren't leaching toxic chemicals into the ground.
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    My 16 year old son has his first job working on a...

    My 16 year old son has his first job working on a dairy farm this summer, including stacking TONS of hay. He started at 8.50/hr. For the first day and then was bumped up to $10/hr. He's pretty...
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    And that there is a Jewish seat in the Iranian...

    And that there is a Jewish seat in the Iranian parliament, giving them more representation than if they were represented by population. Jews in Iran are not persecuted, at all. Ba'hais, on the other...
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    A few random thoughts: - forget about how...

    A few random thoughts:

    - forget about how experienced you are -- not many parents are, and the fact that you can safely get a horse from a field does not change the situaiton at all -- the other...
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    I've used locust posts for 95% of the fencing on...

    I've used locust posts for 95% of the fencing on my farm. 10+ years later it is going strong. Highly recommend it.

    They are a bit hard to find around me -- no lumber supplier/farm store has...
  20. Thread: Weeds in pasture

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    You would have thought mowing would keep it in...

    You would have thought mowing would keep it in check but it did not!! I ended up spraying herbicide on that pasture; it is the first time I had to do that, so far, otherwise, regular mowing has kept...
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    Locust.

    Locust.
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    doublepost!

    doublepost!
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    Yeah, mowing would do nothing to stop plantain. ...

    Yeah, mowing would do nothing to stop plantain. (And it did not stop the invasion of bedstraw that I had, which is higher growing). Although mowing is good practice and is generally helpful with...
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    How big are the fields, and how much plantain? ...

    How big are the fields, and how much plantain?

    Personally I don't think pastures need to be "weed free" as some "weeds" are very palatable to horses, including plantain.

    That said, if weeds are...
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    The only reason I'm writing to correct these...

    The only reason I'm writing to correct these statements is because I don't want anyone to get the wrong -- very wrong -- idea of how my barn is run.

    Did I actually say that I wouldn't move the...
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