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    I don't know if this will work for you, but when...

    I don't know if this will work for you, but when I want to get a little bit more water into my pony, I trick her into it, by floating a cookie in one of those little 2 gallon buckets. She has to...
  2. What Pennywell Bay and a few others have said -...

    What Pennywell Bay and a few others have said - buy a couple of extra nets/bags and prefill them for the barn staff, so all they have to do is take down an empty and hang up a full one. That's what...
  3. In the steeplechase world, they've started...

    In the steeplechase world, they've started offering "Ratings Handicap" races in the states this year:
    http://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/uncategorized/parx-ratings-handicap-attracts-large-field/
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    That helps, OP! Depending on how much overhang...

    That helps, OP!
    Depending on how much overhang you want, you could pretty easily do 3 12' stalls, and leave yourself a 4' walkway to get through to the shop area. (I'm thinking kind of like a...
  5. Thread: Best manure fork?

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    d'oh - double post.

    d'oh - double post.
  6. Thread: Best manure fork?

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    I have a bedding fork, like this one: ...

    I have a bedding fork, like this one: http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/groundwork-10-tines-steel-bedding-fork-with-long-hardwood-handle?cm_vc=-10005 - it's very strong and wonderful for...
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    OP, I'm having trouble visualizing 3 stalls, a...

    OP, I'm having trouble visualizing 3 stalls, a grooming area and a covered aisle/overhang into that space...

    Based on the "gigantic" horse description, I'd tend to go bigger, rather than smaller...
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    Define "smaller" - I'm guessing, if you've got...

    Define "smaller" - I'm guessing, if you've got Standards, you're already running in 20" or (more likely) 24", right? Technically, just about everything is smaller than your average Standard Poodle....
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    My run-in (which is part of my barn) is 16' deep...

    My run-in (which is part of my barn) is 16' deep x 36' wide. Total overkill for my hony, but better too big than too small, right?
    (16' deep was suggested by my former BO - I'd originally planned...
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    I have twist latches on my dutch doors (installed...

    I have twist latches on my dutch doors (installed by the builder). The hold backs protrude a bit, but no problems with them so far... I haven't needed to "lock" them shut, but if I do, a bolt snap...
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    When I have big beastly weeds to attack, I go at...

    When I have big beastly weeds to attack, I go at them with the loppers (because they work well, don't need power to run and, well, they're what I have), wear tall rubber boots and try to "beat the...
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    I don't know that a horse is more "liquid" than...

    I don't know that a horse is more "liquid" than real estate - especially in the way that you describe, dkcbr. Liquid assets can be quickly converted into cash without losing significant value. ...
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    I know someone in DE who has two of them. She...

    I know someone in DE who has two of them. She competes in obedience and nose work, and I think one of hers is the first Entelbucher to earn a UD title. I haven't spent much time with them, but...
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    We hate the Trifexis/comfortis stuff in my house....

    We hate the Trifexis/comfortis stuff in my house. Had to use it when we couldn't get Sentinel and hated it. Made one of my ridiculously easy to treat dogs utterly reluctant to take ANY kind of...
  15. As Guilherme mentioned, you can haul horses in a...

    As Guilherme mentioned, you can haul horses in a box truck. I hauled polo ponies in my boss's Isuzu NPR for a couple of summers. It was a nice setup - big box on the back for the ponies and a...
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    Thirding Ponylocks - I have style 12 and style 24...

    Thirding Ponylocks - I have style 12 and style 24 (which is a leather bracelet with an inlaid braid).

    Penny is awesome, and was super patient with me when I paid for a set, but didn't end up...
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    I have a couple of the Timberwolf leashes as...

    I have a couple of the Timberwolf leashes as well, and as supafly mentioned, they do come with key rings. I take them off of my leashes, as I used to use mine as agility leads. I have the very thin...
  18. If keeping her claws well trimmed isn't helping...

    If keeping her claws well trimmed isn't helping and she was mine, I'd definitely try the softpaws, and maybe crating. As a last ditch effort, if she's focused her efforts on one specific area of the...
  19. Thread: Small Farm Layout

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    You need a sacrifice for two reasons - one, to...

    You need a sacrifice for two reasons - one, to protect your pastures and two, to protect your horse from those lovely pastures. I don't know you or your horse, but the one smartest thing I did when...
  20. Doesn't hold too closely to his JC name, but if...

    Doesn't hold too closely to his JC name, but if you like Cascadian, what about Cascading?

    And because how can you not do the progeny search on a stud named "Twig n Berries" - nothing too...
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    For "biddability" you can try what totally sold...

    For "biddability" you can try what totally sold me on my beloved late Big Black Hairy Dog.

    Play with him and see if you can get him really worked up and excited (in a positive way) - might be...
  22. OP, does the locality where the client resides...

    OP, does the locality where the client resides require dogs to wear a collar with rabies and/or dog license attached?

    For example, in a county I used to live in, the regs say:
    "Tag. A...
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    Ooooo - Can't wait to hear how the sweeper works...

    Ooooo - Can't wait to hear how the sweeper works out for you keysfins! Keep us posted, please!
  24. Thread: Night turnout.

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    Right now, 8 hours is too much for my pony, so...

    Right now, 8 hours is too much for my pony, so she's getting about 4 hours max (muzzled) on grass - out when I get home from work at 5:30ish, and back in between 9:30 and 10pm. When/if I can switch...
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    Can you shift turnout times so that horses go out...

    Can you shift turnout times so that horses go out when you get home from work and come in late at night? That's how I'm handling my pony's limited turnout schedule now that the grass is in a serious...
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