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    If other horses aren't an option, goats do work...

    If other horses aren't an option, goats do work well as turn out companions for youngsters. I tend to prefer some of the more medium sized goat breeds when turning out with horses- I have one La...
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    It can be widely variable.....I grew up there. ...

    It can be widely variable.....I grew up there.

    Somewhere like Missoula, Bozeman, or Kalispell- there are wonderful reasonably priced facilities with great footing a fair amount of dressage and 3...
  3. First time it happened....shame on him. Second...

    First time it happened....shame on him.

    Second time....shame on her. She needs to kick this guy to the curb, then make sure she's healthy, and move on with her life.

    Life is too short to stick...
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    I have a baby. I love my baby. And I still...

    I have a baby. I love my baby. And I still don't really want to hold everyone else's babies.... it's okay. And as a mom, I respect the fact that no everyone finds my daughter as adorable as I do....
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    As a BO...halters are an accident waiting to...

    As a BO...halters are an accident waiting to happen. Even the safety halters-I have seen foals hang themselves with them. Heartbreaking, and no reason for it.

    I would NEVER under any...
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    Just check your building codes first, and stick...

    Just check your building codes first, and stick to them. What works in one state may not be to code in another. And there is also an insurance consideration. Some things like storage of large...
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    Unless I am hauling a stallion with another...

    Unless I am hauling a stallion with another horse, I never tie anyone in my slant load- I have a Logan 2H extra-wide/tall, so it's huge. And if I'm hauling a single horse alone, I secure or remove...
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    We have a Shindawa that works great. Easy to...

    We have a Shindawa that works great. Easy to start, and super tough.

    The caveat is that my hands are not strong enough to remove the pieces that are necessary to replace the line (and I'm pretty...
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    Something with a long enough wheelbase in case...

    Something with a long enough wheelbase in case you need to stop , please...I have a friend who tows her 2-horse with her 1999 Suburban- it's wonderful, and comparatively cheap to insure, and gets...
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    FWIW...I had a foal that I needed to wean at 4...

    FWIW...I had a foal that I needed to wean at 4 months. I literally could NOT feed the mare enough to maintain her body condition- and the baby was getting fat, fat, fat. Two vets concurred that if...
  11. Thread: LMF feeds

    by molliwog
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    LMF feeds

    Is anyone feeding LMF products (either Development or Super-Sup) to their growing youngsters?

    Are you happy with the results? I'm considering switching to their products for my babies. My...
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    I still get chills when I think about 9/11. We...

    I still get chills when I think about 9/11. We lived in the flightpath for Paine Field in Everett (where Boeing tests their commercial aircraft). My husband and I were outside painting our house. ...
  13. My daughter is almost 7 months old. Fortunately,...

    My daughter is almost 7 months old. Fortunately, my horses are usually turned out when I clean stalls and set out feed, and she rides along in the Baby Bjorn while I do all of this. When she's too...
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    Good grief.... Well, I have seen plenty of...

    Good grief....

    Well, I have seen plenty of "Christian" husbands beat their wives and children, so I am pretty sure that one particular religion doesn't have a corner on the abuse market. And I've...
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    First-time Mom at age 43. Mr. Molliwog and I are...

    First-time Mom at age 43. Mr. Molliwog and I are loving life with our little girl. And yes, I still work 3/4 time, do lots with our fabulous baby, and still have some time to ride- helps that our...
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    So very, very, sad. Heartfelt condolences to all...

    So very, very, sad. Heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved him.
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    Well...if there is a facility near you that you...

    Well...if there is a facility near you that you trust, and you really want to be part of the wedding party, there is nothing wrong with sending your mare to have someone foal her out for you.

    I...
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    I buy a year's worth (about 10 tons) and store...

    I buy a year's worth (about 10 tons) and store it in a seperate commodity building. This will typically last 4-6 horses almost a year depending on how much grazing is available in my pastures. It...
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    goat as a weaning buddy?

    So...has anyone had any success using a goat as a weaning buddy? I thought I had a buddy lined up for this year's foal, but that arrangement has unfortunately fallen through. None of my older...
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    Know someone who purchased a similar sort of...

    Know someone who purchased a similar sort of horse in terms of age and lack of training- unbroke 5 y.o. gelding with GOV papers- both parents were imported. He was halterbroken, and had been cared...
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    I understand that for an in-utero purchase, it's...

    I understand that for an in-utero purchase, it's typical to have milestone payments due at 60 day check, foaling, and then weaning, or something similar.

    However, I am ALWAYS wary about the...
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    If you're installing the arena base, you need a...

    If you're installing the arena base, you need a CAT with a laser level- and there is an art to driving one of these- I'm pretty good with most farm equipment, but we paid an experienced operator to...
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    I second the "lease" rather than buy option for...

    I second the "lease" rather than buy option for someone your age. When I look at many of the young riders in my area, lots of them are leasing horses that are much nicer than they could ever afford...
  24. Thread: Best One Ton?

    by molliwog
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    Best one ton? Slightly older Ford F-350 with the...

    Best one ton? Slightly older Ford F-350 with the 7.3 liter diesel engine.... You can still find some of these with less than 100K miles- and this engine will go forever.

    You will like the torque...
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    Um....I also live in the country....and if my...

    Um....I also live in the country....and if my rooster was close enough to my neighbor's place that the neighbors could hear it crow....well....not gonna happen.

    Another suggestion for death by...
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