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  1. I find that my grey gets dirtier in his stall...

    I find that my grey gets dirtier in his stall from laying down on manure than he does in the pasture so a sheet for outside wouldn't help much. And I personally find the fly sheets do nothing other...
  2. The cost will vary widely and depends on many...

    The cost will vary widely and depends on many things.
    -how much excavating needs to be done
    -materials used -> wood, metal, cement or pavers for aisle, etc
    -what kind of stalls -> pre-made,...
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    I have them in my new 4 stall barn and love them....

    I have them in my new 4 stall barn and love them. It is easy to look at the stalls and know immediately if they are latched or not since you can see the pin sticking out. And I easily developed a...
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    Another vote for the donkey here. I found mine...

    Another vote for the donkey here. I found mine on Craig's list for $300 and they are not expensive to keep at all. She gets a vitamin supplement but no grain to keep her from getting fat, and then...
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    I have had Ramm fencing for 8 years and love it. ...

    I have had Ramm fencing for 8 years and love it. My set up is what you describe - a top rail of 5 inch Flex and 4 coated wires beneath. The top coated wire is electric. I have never had one issue...
  6. I recently built a new barn and have dutch doors...

    I recently built a new barn and have dutch doors on the back with a stall screen in front. The top of the dutch doors can be opened for ventilation without worrying about a horse chewing the door or...
  7. I think it is doable if you are the type of...

    I think it is doable if you are the type of person who prefers using all of your free time doing farm work. I work full time in a very stressful job and have 4 horses, 1 donkey, 7 dogs and a number...
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    Sorry, I am a bit confused. Did they lower the...

    Sorry, I am a bit confused. Did they lower the trailer coupler and it still doesn't have enough clearance? I am a bit surprised. Most goosenecks have pretty long couplers that can be lowered or...
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    Does stall price correspond to value?

    I have been planning my barn for almost 7 years and have done tons and tons of research. They are going to break ground in a few weeks so I am in the process of getting actual quotes on stall...
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    Baby Donkey questions

    I was told my new donkey had been exposed to a male and could be pregnant and indeed she is! She had a baby last year and her previous owners said she did well. They said she was very protective of...
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    I had the same problem and also had no success...

    I had the same problem and also had no success with using the tractor bucket. I sprung for the TR3 rake from ABI http://www.abiequine.com/products/arena_drags/tr3_rake.php
    There is drag pattern on...
  12. Thread: Donkey question

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    Thanks, everyone. The idea about holding the cat...

    Thanks, everyone. The idea about holding the cat to introduce her to the donkey is a great idea.
    I have been planning to get a donkey for a while and have talked with my vet (who also emphasized...
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    Thanks, everyone! I went and looked at her today...

    Thanks, everyone!
    I went and looked at her today and bought her! She has been well taken care of and is very friendly. I led her around and she did very well.
    Now another question - I am planning...
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    Donkey question

    I am going to look at a donkey tomorrow to have as a pet. The owner says she is a typical protective donkey and even had to have porcupine quills pulled out of her. This may be a stupid question...
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    This is my situation as well. I have a 2011 F150...

    This is my situation as well. I have a 2011 F150 and the 2 horse with side ramp will be fine but a 2+1 would be pushing it weight-wise. And I honestly don't NEED the extra space.

    I do have a...
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    This is very reassuring. Thanks for all the...

    This is very reassuring.
    Thanks for all the helpful replies and pictures. I think I will make more of an effort to see one in person and figure out pricing. My guy loads and unloads very well, but...
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    It also may depend on the age of your truck. My...

    It also may depend on the age of your truck. My old truck had the plate with the ball permanently up. I just recently got a new truck and there is something about how new trucks are made (I don't...
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    2 horse trailer with side ramp?

    I am considering switching from my regular gooseneck 2 horse straight load to one with a side ramp. I have only been able to see the 2+1 version in person but I don't know if I need all that space. ...
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    Sorry - feeder TUB. (Too much multitasking). ...

    Sorry - feeder TUB. (Too much multitasking). Even a couple of minutes of soaking can help.
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    My 17 hander was also a thrasher when I tried to...

    My 17 hander was also a thrasher when I tried to soak for an abscess. Instead of a bucket I used a wide feed tube with ~3 inch sides and soaked him while he ate his grain. Worked like a charm and...
  21. Thread: Flex Fencing

    by Frost
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    I have the 5.25 inch Ramm Flex in brown as the...

    I have the 5.25 inch Ramm Flex in brown as the top rail with 4 strands of coated wire below that encloses about 7 acres. The top strand of coated wire is electric. It was installed 6 1/2 years ago...
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    It may depend on where you live, but your local...

    It may depend on where you live, but your local builder may be able to get materials at a better price than a barn kit. I was seriously considering a barn kit but my builder could get everything...
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    Thanks for everyone's replies. It is very...

    Thanks for everyone's replies. It is very helpful to hear about real world experiences. My house is stained wood so I know how much maintenance it can be and that is why the hardiplank seems so...
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    Hardiplank vs wood for a barn

    My new barn is going to be built this summer, and I had been planning to use wood and stain it to match the house. The siding on the house is all wood. My builder recently suggested using...
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