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    What an interesting read! I live in a famously...

    What an interesting read! I live in a famously not-friendly state, over developed and people are cranky as heck - myself included. When I was in a similar position years ago, I drove around looking...
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    My fat morgan ate horsenettle. He had just...

    My fat morgan ate horsenettle. He had just finished breakfast, was eating his hay - which was put out for him on top of his pasture, when I called him over to do some "landscaping" in an aisle I was...
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    I do the wheelbarrow method too. And if the water...

    I do the wheelbarrow method too. And if the water is relatively cleanish, I dump both buckets into the wheelbarrow, and then dunk the bucket into that water and scrub it right there with a brush,...
  4. Thread: Am I crazy??

    by buck22
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    A friend and myself have both had long...

    A friend and myself have both had long relationships with horses that have had transient and hard to pin-point lamenesses over the years. As a result, we've both become very quick to pick up on any...
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    I bed my matted run in year round. Its a place to...

    I bed my matted run in year round. Its a place to lie down out of the snow/cold, flies/heat. Its a sanitary area for times when the horses spend more time inside than out, like weather extremes.
    ...
  6. Thread: Mold in shed

    by buck22
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    After a year's worth of storing hay, the plastic...

    After a year's worth of storing hay, the plastic walls of my garage-in-a-box hay barn, wooden pallets and moisture barrier (tarp over gravel floor) can get a musty smell. I hate the idea of stacking...
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    Plastic utensil artwork

    Pretty neat!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/7292123/Pictures-Artist-Sayaka-Ganz-creates-works-of-art-from-plastic-utensils-and-objects.html?image=3
  8. I have had good luck using metal trash cans PLUS...

    I have had good luck using metal trash cans PLUS a liner - 30 gallon contractors trash bag.

    I feed so little grain, I only buy once every 8 weeks. Made a feed change for the summer, so with an...
  9. A few months ago one of my horses got a foot...

    A few months ago one of my horses got a foot caught in a section of this kind of fencing. Fortunately I was just on the other side of the fence when it happened. He backed away, starting to panic,...
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    This stuff was made for your problem:...

    This stuff was made for your problem: http://horsequencher.com/

    I've been using it for years and wouldn't be without it. For a while they were sending free samples.
  11. Thread: AP & Queen Z

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    AP & Queen Z

    I never pop in here, but a stray thought on a linked board piqued my interest and I couldn't resist posing the question:

    Do you think a pairing of AP and Zenyatta would ever be considered? Are...
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    I have good luck with Animed's Buglyte. Its...

    I have good luck with Animed's Buglyte. Its garlic based. The horses eat it readily, and one of my boys is fairly picky.

    Its inexpensive and fairly effective where I live. It requires a 30 day...
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    Is she making piles? Perhaps she's composting. I...

    Is she making piles? Perhaps she's composting. I pick manure from the paddocks daily and make compost piles along the fence line. About 3 or 4 per acre, depending on the lay of the land. I cover the...
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    I echo what China Doll said, keep contact, keep...

    I echo what China Doll said, keep contact, keep them from turning away, talk soothingly and encourage them when upset - use the whip if needed to press them forward. Ignore potentially scary things...
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    My hay barn is a large garage-in-a-box style...

    My hay barn is a large garage-in-a-box style tent. I leveled the ground best I could and then put down 5" of gravel. Then a heavy duty tarp on that. For years I put the hay on a layer of pallets and...
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    Storing in proximity to where you are going to be...

    Storing in proximity to where you are going to be using them is great advice. As well as planning your path of travel carefully too. Level or slightly downhill is great. Even small obstructions can...
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    On point #4, because I despise cutting into a...

    On point #4, because I despise cutting into a bale in the middle of winter only to find a huge nest and riddled with mouse droppings and stinking of old pee - I invite all the snakes possible into my...
  18. Second a battery operated blower. Ryobi's new...

    Second a battery operated blower. Ryobi's new line of 18volt high capacity lithiums are truly impressive.
  19. Oh dear :lol: I slather my boys' nethers with...

    Oh dear :lol:

    I slather my boys' nethers with Calm Coat this time of year, could you be feeling the residue of some product that was applied in the area?

    Both my boys are on MSM and have been...
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    Easy peasy! You can make a divining rod!...

    Easy peasy! You can make a divining rod! Seriously, it works. My SO is a plumber and he saves the little flags when utility companies come out to do a mark up before a dig. The little flags are the...
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    My horses live out with matted run in sheds....

    My horses live out with matted run in sheds. During wet/freeze/wet weather they can track in snow that will melt and refreeze on the mats, however during such weather I am generally haying the horses...
  22. Honey. Seriously, just smear it on. Works great...

    Honey. Seriously, just smear it on. Works great on me.
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    I am using the same concentrate. I am using at...

    I am using the same concentrate. I am using at the dilution of 1oz concentrate to one gallon water. I mix the concentrate into a plastic gallon jug (cheap water jug), shake well and then apply by...
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    My BO hung decorative hanging plants around the...

    My BO hung decorative hanging plants around the entrance to the main barn earlier this year. It sure did look pretty, but the horse owners had a very hard time dragging their horses into and out of...
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    mazel tov!

    mazel tov!
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