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  1. We had an F1 Tornado hit us hard here in Ontario...

    We had an F1 Tornado hit us hard here in Ontario 2 months ago. We had a 72 x 140 foot Cover-All riding arena. Fabric roof, steel trusses. Our arena has withstood enormous snow loads, heavy rain and...
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    All of my horses are named after characters in...

    All of my horses are named after characters in the original Star Trek series. And yes I have a mare registered by the name of T'Pring. Pointed ears and all :)

    Sadly and inevitably all the...
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    We have sand and oil footing in our indoor arena....

    We have sand and oil footing in our indoor arena. The oil is "virgin" oil from a petroleum manufacturer. It has NOT been previously used and is clear when applied. Little to NO odour after a few...
  4. As a breeder I always have a full set of...

    As a breeder I always have a full set of radiographs done on all my young horses at approx 2 1/2 years old before they start in work. That is for my own information should something come up later in...
  5. Hi guys, well we survived this horrific event and...

    Hi guys, well we survived this horrific event and I have a new found respect for mother nature. I had been on our local weather website not 5 minutes before and there were not even any tornado...
  6. Hi Jacquee3, welcome to Ontario. You will find...

    Hi Jacquee3, welcome to Ontario. You will find the jumper scene very active in our area and no doubt will be able to find a suitable trainer in the Kitchener area.

    I would post your enquiry on...
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    I have every issue of Equus since it began to be...

    I have every issue of Equus since it began to be published. I often read the 20 plus year old issues and am amazed at how far horse management and medical knowledge has improved. Wow some of the...
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    I have a small breeding/boarding facility. No...

    I have a small breeding/boarding facility. No more then 5 boarded horses here at one time. Our indoor arena is 72 x 140 which is perfectly adequate to put up 5 jumps and 3 riders can ride...
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    After having worked rotating shifts for over 20...

    After having worked rotating shifts for over 20 years I can tell you absolutely that it takes a toll on your health. For me, I am a morning person so arriving for work at 5:30 am for day shift is no...
  10. 385 days gestation for me last year. I feel your...

    385 days gestation for me last year. I feel your pain! Perfectly healthy foal albeit a little small at birth. But catching up fast now...... :) My mare never did bag up at ALL until after the...
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    Absolutely the BEST horse we ever bred and raised...

    Absolutely the BEST horse we ever bred and raised was an orphan foal at 18 days. That mare won everything on the line and has been a Champion hunter for years! Super smart, wonderful disposition,...
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    30 days after last sign of the disease and at...

    30 days after last sign of the disease and at least two negative nasal swabs from those horses that were affected seems to what I have been told by the contagious disease specialists at our local Vet...
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    To the OP I too live in Ontario. We have solar...

    To the OP I too live in Ontario. We have solar panels installed on our equipment storage building. We have had the system up and running now for about 2 years. It is a Microfit project (google it). ...
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    Congratulations! You will love your LQ trailer...

    Congratulations! You will love your LQ trailer and soon be very popular on hot horse show days when you can run the AC and offer frozen Popsicle's to all your friends after a hot day of...
  15. I have a friend that installed exactly the same...

    I have a friend that installed exactly the same system as we have in the barn. The toilet unit is installed in the basement and the composting unit is located right beside the garage (in a separate...
  16. We purchased and installed this type 3 years ago...

    We purchased and installed this type 3 years ago in our small boarding barn. Model #4. Vacuum Flush model. http://www.envirolet.com/models.html

    It flushes with water like a normal...
  17. My horses reside at my own farm. When a...

    My horses reside at my own farm. When a prospective purchaser is coming up to see the horse I make sure they are impeccably clean with tack ready in the barn. The horse will be outside so they can...
  18. Thread: Gestation Time

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    In answer to the question about my mare....nope...

    In answer to the question about my mare....nope no fescue. We are in southern Ontario...no sign of that around here. I might add this was a very late conceived foal bred in September foaled early...
  19. I have a confirmed 3'3" Hunter (2013 OHJA Ontario...

    I have a confirmed 3'3" Hunter (2013 OHJA Ontario "A" circuit 3'3" Champion) for sale right now in Ocala. She could easily do the 3'6" division (and has done so in the past) but we decided to keep...
  20. Thread: Gestation Time

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    428 days here for my mare last year. Maiden...

    428 days here for my mare last year. Maiden mare, never bagged up at all.

    Strip tests kept telling me at least two weeks to go...this was well past the 12 month mark 365 days. I tried one...
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    Great thread. THANK YOU to those show organizers...

    Great thread. THANK YOU to those show organizers who manage to separate the adult classes by age, I LOVE the idea of a 55 plus division just for us old timers! Sadly here in Ontario the best we...
  22. Does anyone else find the female commentator...

    Does anyone else find the female commentator extremely! annoying though. She has said the same thing over and over about every horse going in. I just turned off the volume. Much more interesting!
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    I agree about the nickel and diming. I would...

    I agree about the nickel and diming. I would hate it as a boarder and now as a barn owner certainly don't have the time to figure it all out at the end of the month. I charge one flat rate monthly...
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    Agreed. Was there two weeks ago in a nice pair...

    Agreed. Was there two weeks ago in a nice pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Had been travelling back from Ocala on a particularly hot day so not the optimum version of freshness :) Brother in law was...
  25. Thanks Bonita but I can't access the Google link...

    Thanks Bonita but I can't access the Google link above. Do you have a farm website by chance? Would like to chat with you.
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