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    I would second the fly masks with nose covers, as...

    I would second the fly masks with nose covers, as the best protection method.

    As a second method, stall them during daylight, turn the horses out at night. You can bring them in before 10A, out...
  2. Well best hopes for Dave's recovery, no hidden...

    Well best hopes for Dave's recovery, no hidden issues in body damages to find. Glad the pony seems alright. Sorry, no help to fix stupid in auto drivers.

    We have started using a bike flag...
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    I am also in Michigan, have clay type soil that I...

    I am also in Michigan, have clay type soil that I have worked to improve over the years with spreading lots of bedding and fertilizing regularly according to soil tests.

    I have been pretty happy...
  4. Sounds like you did things right. She was having...

    Sounds like you did things right. She was having a temper tantrum in not being allowed to intimidate you with kicking. Got punished like any "good lead mare" would treat her, then acted out by...
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    As mentioned, the genes hop around, show...

    As mentioned, the genes hop around, show themselves in diverse ways. My Grandmother was greatly talented in artistic things, but used it in the home arts of the time. Gorgeous afghans that won...
  6. The range between performance horses and Pleasure...

    The range between performance horses and Pleasure type horses may be far apart because earning money horses can pay for themselves with time. Pleasure, prices will depend on where they win, who can...
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    No swallows yet. Not much in insects for them to...

    No swallows yet. Not much in insects for them to eat either.

    Did see a male Killdeer in the riding arena yesterday.
  8. Thread: Tundra Swans

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    Robins here were scarce until this last week. ...

    Robins here were scarce until this last week. Saw a male Killdeer yesterday in the riding arena. We never see the swans, they fly too high and no local big water areas.

    There are local swans,...
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    This is a broken bone, not the soft tissues. ...

    This is a broken bone, not the soft tissues. Time is the best "fixer-upper" for that kind of injury. Break is right inside the knee, hard to reach. No advantage to surgery in faster or better...
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    Cat shreds cardboard, best scratchy thing for...

    Cat shreds cardboard, best scratchy thing for claws ever made. So boxes don't last real long. She does like small confined spaces though, has taught herself to open the cupboard under the bathroom...
  11. I am also in favor of letting kids get out and...

    I am also in favor of letting kids get out and about, but I do think age 6 and 10yrs is a bit young for those distances away from home, with no other supervision. Kids that size PROBABLY can't run...
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    Poll: Price for having the photos is a big factor with...

    Price for having the photos is a big factor with our Vet Service. Cost is by the Vet, to list them with the State. Over $500 EACH VET, and this is a yearly fee, and the Practice has 6 Vets. So no,...
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    It was strongly recommended by the hitch...

    It was strongly recommended by the hitch installer to keep the ball greased. The grease prevented wear of metal to metal during use. Also made it easier to slip the hitch down onto the ball, then...
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    I am going to say the harness in the link is not...

    I am going to say the harness in the link is not going to make you happy very long. Big scary thing for me, is connecting the shoulder strap with snaps to the breastcollar strap. Snaps are a bad...
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    No CDE For Us Except As Volunteers

    Husband got injured Monday, is on crutches for another 6 weeks, so no horse conditioning is able to be done here. The horses are all laughing, but us humans are pretty disappointed.

    Also means no...
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    Might run some sessions about safety knots for...

    Might run some sessions about safety knots for tying horses, that WILL quickly release when pulled. I strongly suggest using the Highwayman's Hitch knot, because we have not been able to make it...
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    Very good points and helpful information. Wish...

    Very good points and helpful information. Wish we had heard that sooner in our water control thinking!
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    I would spend more money, find a machine in...

    I would spend more money, find a machine in working order, instead of trying to save and hope "someone" can make it work for you. We have done the older spreader thing, and it works as long as...
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    Pretty much what is said above. I lay stall...

    Pretty much what is said above.

    I lay stall mats in my gateways, to prevent deep sinking mud in places used daily. Even old junky mats will keep you from sinking in, if you even up the ground...
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    I don't happen to like high cantle saddles for...

    I don't happen to like high cantle saddles for long rides. Barrel saddles are higher in most cases, than other saddle models.

    With the higher cantle, you are not as able to move around in the...
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    Sorry, basic horse training 101 should have...

    Sorry, basic horse training 101 should have taught that you CAN NOT MAKE a horse like anything! Above suggestions are good ones, and if horse is smart, arena practice is BORING pretty quick. Keep...
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    I believe horses can get senile, but they always...

    I believe horses can get senile, but they always seem to be pretty old when it happens. The mini strokes also are a possibility.

    We had a horse who was 18 at the time, start acting quite odd, for...
  23. I guess this works for breakfast. if you don't...

    I guess this works for breakfast. if you don't have cold storage on your overnight LQ trailer. Ha Ha Thanks for the pictures Mike.
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    Most non-white hose is labeled "not for human...

    Most non-white hose is labeled "not for human drinking" or something similar on the paper labels. I was told it was because of the chemical composition of the hoses, which could leech into the water...
  25. No food unless you are feeding everyone at the...

    No food unless you are feeding everyone at the barn. I would not want to get them "focused in" on me to make myself a target for their meaness by feeding them with special things! Maybe you can...
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