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  1. My DD and DGD started riding/showing mules this...

    My DD and DGD started riding/showing mules this year. (I'm a TB person myself, but these are REALLY nice mules.) They are showing at mule/donkey shows and just cleaned house at an "Open" / Buckskin...
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    Back in So. Pines, NC, we had to put a screen...

    Back in So. Pines, NC, we had to put a screen door on our office in the barn because the hummers would come IN and scope out the colorful coffee mugs!! They really are entertaining. Downright...
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    We've had such a crazy cold, yucky Spring (using...

    We've had such a crazy cold, yucky Spring (using the term loosely) that they are quite late this year. I figure my pleasure watching them...we have the feeders next to a picture window on our FR so...
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    The Hummers are back!!!

    After a very crappy, cold, snowy winter, yesterday evening the little guys came looking for their Sugar Juice at our LR window!!! I ran and prepared a fresh bottle and now they are happy and so am...
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    IMO - "Looking" at their new facility has NOTHING...

    IMO - "Looking" at their new facility has NOTHING to do with the fact that the people are inexperienced horsemen!! I doesn't matter how nice the place is...they are still newbies!! I say leave him...
  6. Sort like "re-inventing the wheel"!! Staples are...

    Sort like "re-inventing the wheel"!! Staples are easy, cheap and the established method of fastening fence to wooden posts. I'd think that the fence could wiggle out from under the washes.
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    Chick's or Big D give the best bang for your buck...

    Chick's or Big D give the best bang for your buck on halters!! I like the $3.99 cheapo nylon ones...they WILL break and if lost I don't feel badly...I usually find them in a bale of hay the next...
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    Good husband of yours!! We HAVE to use T posts...

    Good husband of yours!! We HAVE to use T posts due to the rock here, but I HATE them. They do present a serious cut danger and I don't like the way they look.
  9. Slightly Off Topic but....How about "Baby...

    Slightly Off Topic but....How about "Baby Daddy"??? THAT corks me!!
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    We painted ours white.....almost ten years...

    We painted ours white.....almost ten years ago....used industrial quality paint from the local farm store...except for where the posts have been chipped by the tractor or mower...80 acres worth are...
  11. Thankfully we have no "Red Mare" issues/attitude...

    Thankfully we have no "Red Mare" issues/attitude to deal with. The filly is a doll and her flashy chrome markings seem to attract more attention than her "red base"!! Mom is a PURE white (DW) ISH...
  12. Instead of a pure RID....I'd look at some part...

    Instead of a pure RID....I'd look at some part TB, ISH stallions. We LOVE our 3/4 TB-1/4 RID, Irish Sport Horses. We're getting looks, conformation, movement and quiet brains...all amounting to...
  13. Thanks for this input....but we didn't just start...

    Thanks for this input....but we didn't just start out in the breeding business...I think we have filled most of the holes in the past 30+ years !! ALL but two yearlings are sold and one riding...
  14. I appreciate the advice, but at this time we are...

    I appreciate the advice, but at this time we are getting ready to relocate and rename our farm/business. All but two yearlings are sold and the "Facility" section is my most important/necessary...
  15. Thank you for your post. Our web site is way...

    Thank you for your post. Our web site is way outdated....our webmaster of 10 years ran off with a new boyfriend and did not give me my passwords or access info so the site cannot be updated. We...
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    This!! I've dyed many white or undesirable...

    This!! I've dyed many white or undesirable colored leather parts!!
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    This...and you DO NOT owe her a refund....she is...

    This...and you DO NOT owe her a refund....she is a total A$$ and would never touch MY horse or equipment after a string of such a total screw ups. The Lord takes care of drunks and idiots...she is...
  18. Thank you for the useful replies!! Having bred...

    Thank you for the useful replies!! Having bred TB sport horses for decades...painted and solid...we moved toward the "user- friendlier" Irish Sport Horses several years ago with 1/2 to 3/4 TB blood...
  19. ??? direction of our breeding program...opinions (polite) please. APHA vs Pinto ISH

    Expecting a wide variety of opinions, here. Nothing rude, please. As we age we are rethinking LC and TB breeding. We have 7 top quality broodmares (we only breed 1/2 each year)...worth nothing by...
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    We have WONDERFUL neighbors here in...

    We have WONDERFUL neighbors here in Oklahoma....wind, rotten weather, tornados, black muck...but the people are fantastic. Almost makes up for everything else...Almost....
  21. So sorry. The celebration of a new life can go...

    So sorry. The celebration of a new life can go south so quickly. Is the foal doing alright?? RIP good mare...Good Luck baby.
  22. THIS!! Block the view of her enemy!! A heavy...

    THIS!! Block the view of her enemy!! A heavy tarp will do if she isn't a chewer!! You can't "pad" enough to be safe!!
  23. Sounds more like a "ranch horse" to me!! My pony...

    Sounds more like a "ranch horse" to me!! My pony horses never had scars, but EVERY ranch horse in the world has barbed wire scars. Sounds like a good horse in any case!! You can never beat a well...
  24. The lesson doesn't cost you much...but as a token...

    The lesson doesn't cost you much...but as a token of your good nature...I would give her the lesson and say good bye!!
  25. I see nothing wrong with "that" phrase!! I have...

    I see nothing wrong with "that" phrase!! I have a HUGE bodied, 16.3 hand, green, ISH gelding. I had people who wanted to come IMMEDIATELY to buy him for their 9 yr.old, 85 pound, beginner rider...
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