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  1. In the Spring, when it's warmer. (so the plastic...

    In the Spring, when it's warmer. (so the plastic isn't brittle) Give a nearly full tank a little push on the side. More pushing, With proper timing, you can get the water sloshing over the side. ...
  2. PS ... Don't grab the edge and tip a full or...

    PS ... Don't grab the edge and tip a full or nearly full tank. You'll risk cracking it, in handling or when it falls to the ground. Instead use a bucket to reduce the water level.

    And keep...
  3. I've three Rubbermaid 100 gallon tanks. The...

    I've three Rubbermaid 100 gallon tanks. The oldest has served for 20 years (bought when we moved here), the other two about 10 years or so. Be sure they are genuine Rubbermaid. The plastic is...
  4. Why would anyone use ZG ? Equimax has a higher...

    Why would anyone use ZG ? Equimax has a higher load of active ingredients and more of them. Dosage for up to 1320 # horse vs 1250 # for ZG.

    Per Jeffers current price.... Equimax costs $0.04 more...
  5. Use k-y jelly to soften the scabs. Then break...

    Use k-y jelly to soften the scabs. Then break them up.
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    Cost .... Its pricing dictated by local market...

    Cost .... Its pricing dictated by local market and complexity of the property. Odd shapes and rough terrain cost more in general.

    ... What ever the cost of a survey. It's cheap compared to...
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    Zoning considerations too..

    I too recommend a survey. You don't want to place expensive fencing or (even worse) a building that you may have to take down. Also consider zoning, There are likely building set-backs and such. ...
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    Did you verify the extension cords & outlet with...

    Did you verify the extension cords & outlet with a working lamp ? Was the heater -10C or did you just take it outside from the warm house ?
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    Most of the heaters have a thermostat switch. ...

    Most of the heaters have a thermostat switch. Usually, it must be less than 40 degrees.
    To check if your extension cords are good, plug a lamp into the extension cord. (Check that the lamp is...
  10. Wow... She also took a hit to her left shoulder. ...

    Wow... She also took a hit to her left shoulder. She is tough enough to stay in command of the situation.

    Now the horse ... Should go to the meat wagon. There's no reason nor money enough to...
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    Move ... Unless riding is paying the bills. But,...

    Move ... Unless riding is paying the bills. But, that's why it's also called earning a living.
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    Because Divorce or Therapy is even more expensive...

    Because Divorce or Therapy is even more expensive !

    No... seriously... A long time ago, a much older man I worked with was going through a Divorce. I asked why. His answer: "...The children...
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    Yes .. There is a structural problem with the...

    Yes .. There is a structural problem with the trailer. Don't haul your single horse in the right side stall. It is far better to weight the trailer to the left (In the USA) for driving and road...
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    Poll: Big plastic crate to eat hay out of. Keeps them...

    Big plastic crate to eat hay out of. Keeps them from wasting hay.
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    Sad to say an older Stubben ... say a Siegfried...

    Sad to say an older Stubben ... say a Siegfried VSS ... only worth about $300. But I like it so much, I'm spending that to replace the billets. Reflocking it, is out of the question, a new saddle...
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    My 16 year old 3H GN aluminum roof has been...

    My 16 year old 3H GN aluminum roof has been sealed three times. Twice with the OEM sealant. Once at the factory, I DIY the second time. Both times the OEM sealant lasted about 5 years. The third...
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    For sure ... Gumtree ... The pony is 17 years...

    For sure ...

    Gumtree ... The pony is 17 years old. Op says her brain is "middle school" !!
  18. When we bought our property, there was no fencing...

    When we bought our property, there was no fencing at all. We hired a fence pro (recommended by other local horse people) to build a fence around the first pasture. There was a condition though......
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    Welcome to NC... I wasn't born in the South but...

    Welcome to NC... I wasn't born in the South but got here as soon as I could.

    I've been told Guilford county has the highest population of horses in NC (by the number of Coggins) There are not...
  20. Because your horse is at risk reaching over a...

    Because your horse is at risk reaching over a fence, I would leave a mowers width between your fence and the property line. Keep this strip clear and protected from your neighbor. You don't want to...
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    OP: I take it after reading the thread, you're...

    OP: I take it after reading the thread, you're living your "dream" good for you. BUT ...

    "Cashing in your retirement savings" to subsidize 50 head of luxury ? You are not being fair to...
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    20 years ago, I was considering compact tractors...

    20 years ago, I was considering compact tractors for horse keeping on our new farm. A FEL was a requirement, so that made 4x4 a requirement too. Guys at my job convinced me to step up to a full...
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    All current gasoline is at least E10. If you use...

    All current gasoline is at least E10. If you use the fuel within 30 days likely no problems will appear. Storage conditions and time are issues. A good discussion from a reliable source is here...
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    BP Trailer balance.

    Here's a neat video showing the difference, load balance will make to your travels.

    http://digg.com/2016/trailer-weight-distribution?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email
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    Hiking with children and a horse is the best. ...

    Hiking with children and a horse is the best. When the little one get tired, they get to ride with the lunch & drinks. The key is to start out with nobody riding. A tired child is a quiet rider.
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