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    In a different situation I had a boarder at my...

    In a different situation I had a boarder at my place that at first felt like an even trade of favors and all was kosher. Then after a bit I started to feel like she was taking a little advantage...
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    retaining plant. Does it exist?

    My arena will be done next week hopefully. It has two sides that have a graded slope that I want to plant some sort of ground cover to help stabilize the sides. I am in central NC. What I am...
  3. Butterfly bushes can be pretty, grow fast and...

    Butterfly bushes can be pretty, grow fast and large and don't need to be "hedged". However, they can spread and take over an area.

    Knock out roses can grow almost anywhere, can get quite large...
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    You can screen calcium and pH levels to help...

    You can screen calcium and pH levels to help narrow down exact time of foaling. Can be very helpful and quite accurate.
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    I'd like to be an enabler:)

    I was reading another thread and multiple times folks mentioned a farm being a money pit. While this is true, it is not completely true. I once read here a while back that they consider their farm...
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    I have two friends with similar set-ups. What...

    I have two friends with similar set-ups. What person 1 did: they put a nice trailer on the property and rent it out. That person keeps an eye on the horses and cares for them when they go out of...
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    Talk to me about Wintec saddles...

    I am wanting to get a Wintec saddle for two purposes 1) starting my youngster next year and 2) trail riding my very round paint mare this year (ponying above mentioned youngster:)). I do not want to...
  8. I do not breed jumpers so have limited knowledge...

    I do not breed jumpers so have limited knowledge in that arena. However, there are a few things to consider. 1) I would get a breeding soundness exam on your mare first. This may help narrow down...
  9. Just to correct...the splitting and blistering...

    Just to correct...the splitting and blistering are done for the same condition and usually done at the same time. A cause of UPF can be a patella ligament that is too long/ stretched, resulting in...
  10. I think my little Chihuahua is a vampire dog! ...

    I think my little Chihuahua is a vampire dog! One week after the accident and he has essentially no bruising anymore and is completely back to normal. I have never seen an animal heal so fast.
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    I LOVE Asheville. I live 4 hours away near...

    I LOVE Asheville. I live 4 hours away near Chapel Hill where we have tons of dressage trainers and shows. I don't know much about the horse scene in Asheville, but the area is amazing and I could...
  12. I too had a colt that had Upward Fixation of the...

    I too had a colt that had Upward Fixation of the Patella (UFP). He did grow out of it but not until 5-6 years old as it would come and go between 1-5/6 years old depending on his growth phase. Sold...
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    horse value for insurance

    I am working with my farm insurance company and they need to have an idea of the value of the horses I have. Just curious what you guys think:

    14 year old 3rd/4th level Elite Hanoverian mare,...
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    Sounds like eventers having fun trying to spice...

    Sounds like eventers having fun trying to spice up their dressage test!

    I think the flying change, not flying change was meant to be a simple change.
  15. Update: Everyone seems to be recovering well...

    Update: Everyone seems to be recovering well thankfully! My chihuahua is prancing around like nothing happened! I bought one of those front carrying backpacks to put him when at the barn. My...
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    New YH Coach

    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2015/03/16/christine-traurig-appointed-new-us-young-horse-coach

    This is very exciting for the US! Many, many years ago I watched Christine Traurig ride all...
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    Farm Insurance, NC

    I am wanting to shop rates and coverage for farm insurance. I am located in central NC. Any suggestions?
  18. Sorry for the later update. Poor little...

    Sorry for the later update. Poor little Chihuahua is recovering well. Ran some blood work today, results in tomorrow and hopefully all his organs are remaining to function normally. He is acting...
  19. Condolences for such a huge loss.

    Condolences for such a huge loss.
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    I'll put a plug in for the Southern Pines area. ...

    I'll put a plug in for the Southern Pines area. I am about 45 minutes from there and the Moss Foundation has great trails and conditioning hills. The land is sandy so great in the winter...no mud. ...
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    This also is not just a debate with the HV. ...

    This also is not just a debate with the HV. Certain other WB registries such as GOV and Dutch are very open with stallion approval. It appears they have had great success. I think some of the other...
  22. Totally agree. Certain this product wasn't...

    Totally agree. Certain this product wasn't developed solely for use with horses. Looks cool though. If someone figures it out please post!!
  23. Funny that you say that. I don't purposely train...

    Funny that you say that. I don't purposely train my horses to come, but this mare comes always when I call her name because she thinks food is involved (and usually is). If she is in the back...
  24. What a great idea. That is what I am going to...

    What a great idea. That is what I am going to do. You know I have spent so much time setting up my place for safety. Non-climb fencing with wood top rail and electric, double gated, no mud, etc. ...
  25. Morning from Hell with a somewhat happy ending

    OK, I am really just writing this thread as a vent from an incredibly taxing morning. To get down to my barn paddock where the horses are you need to get through 2 gates, one at each end of a long...
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