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  1. No, I have never owned a boarding barn BUT, I did...

    No, I have never owned a boarding barn BUT, I did board three horses for five years and got one of the three free board because I helped with 14 horses every weekend so the owners could have some...
  2. I'm sorry but I'm going against the norm here. ...

    I'm sorry but I'm going against the norm here.

    It doesn't cost $175/mo to feed a horse pasture, some lousy hay, keep it in fresh water.

    I can't speak to areas where the world stay frozen from...
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    1. My husband did all of the inside wiring. It...

    1. My husband did all of the inside wiring. It is all in approved conduit - even the insurance inspector was impressed.

    2. I have to use extension cords for fans and heated buckets but, they...
  4. No, I do not. My stay in the house when I am...

    No, I do not. My stay in the house when I am gone or when I used to work.

    We have 23 acres and I won't even let them loose in the real world, unless I am outside and can watch them without...
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    No I do not tie my horses to do anything with...

    No I do not tie my horses to do anything with them but, ny horses are home so I have the advantage of being able to fuss with them a few hours every day.

    I do everything (like this) in their...
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    There are a lot of good quality ice boots for...

    There are a lot of good quality ice boots for legs in today's market.

    I have the 9-pocket boots from https://www.equipro.com/IceBoots.html


    I have the Big Black boot from...
  7. I could interpret that one of two ways: 1. He...

    I could interpret that one of two ways:

    1. He stands in mud continually, while he is outside.

    2. There's a lot of mud near the barn area but he has pasture, where there isn't any mud.

    It...
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    You might consider going to Schneider Tack's...

    You might consider going to Schneider Tack's website and read what they say, regarding the different cuts of blankets for horses.
    ...
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    Grain made one of my horses a nut case because he...

    Grain made one of my horses a nut case because he is grain and soy-sensitive. Your horse also may have food sensitivities. It seems to be lot more common, these days.

    If you want to add fat that...
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    My alpha dominant horse had equine metabolic...

    My alpha dominant horse had equine metabolic syndrome and hock/ankle arthritis. He came in at night, out during the day.

    It only took twice of him getting shavings in his left eye for me to start...
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    While I would get busy finding myself a new...

    While I would get busy finding myself a new farrier, he is not the reason for a bleeding crack at the coronary band; at least not during the trimming/shoeing process.

    Ditto others to start dialing...
  12. Do your blankets have gussets in the shoulder...

    Do your blankets have gussets in the shoulder areas?

    All my blankets have gussets and none of them gape.

    It also sounds as if you might not have the right sizes, even though you measured and...
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    I would, for starters, have a conversation with...

    I would, for starters, have a conversation with your vet and/or equine nutritionist.

    We can give you all sorts of suggestions and all of them would be correct --- or incorrect, depending upon:
    ...
  14. Ouch is right - that thing should sing "Happy...

    Ouch is right - that thing should sing "Happy Trails" for that kind of money.

    I will stick with my deep bucketed manure fork from TSC. I have one horse who graciously leaves me 5 to 7 piles of...
  15. Oh dear - you are living my second worst crawl...

    Oh dear - you are living my second worst crawl space nightmare.

    The first is wondering who that three foot long skin belonged to, that hubby found while checking pipes. How did it get under a...
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    I prefer male dogs. I think I have only had...

    I prefer male dogs.

    I think I have only had 4 female dogs in my entire adult life.

    I also think it's a matter of personal preference and that personal preference allows us to mentally bias...
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    I moved my horses from the east to SoCal and back...

    I moved my horses from the east to SoCal and back to TN, five years later.

    http://www.horsemotel.com/ was my best friend:)

    Also, check into http://www.usrider.org/ for roadside assistance, as...
  18. My 28 yr old 13.3H Arab refuses to eat a lot of...

    My 28 yr old 13.3H Arab refuses to eat a lot of anything and has very few teeth left.

    The vet sees him 1 - 2 yearly and has been doing blood tests since 2012, in case the diet may have to be...
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    OP, if you are dealing with hind gut ulcers, a...

    OP, if you are dealing with hind gut ulcers, a horse that is older and is or used to be an easy keeper, please read this link when you get a moment:)
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  20. I remember your other thread. Great to hear...

    I remember your other thread. Great to hear you've been able to resolve the issue.

    My two senior horses had hock sores and yes it was due to old age arthritis as has already been mentioned. ...
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    That would have been something I would have kept...

    That would have been something I would have kept in the refrigerator and wouldn't worry about the 02/15 expiration date.

    If the tubes have always been exposed to heat/humidity (kept in the barn as...
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    I know Kinetic Conquer's hyaluronic acid (liquid)...

    I know Kinetic Conquer's hyaluronic acid (liquid) works because I've taken two horses off of it, put back on, took off, put back on.

    The horse with hock/ankle arthritis moved a more free when the...
  23. I have one horse with grain and soy...

    I have one horse with grain and soy sensitivities.

    Yes, TC 30% made him a little crazy.

    He did very well on the McCauley's M-10. I had had all my horses on the M-10 but took them off because I...
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    I had an in-depth conversation with my vet, about...

    I had an in-depth conversation with my vet, about this, when she did physicals yesterday.

    My 28 yr old Arab has lost much of the weight I struggled to get back on him, since the passing of my 27...
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    My initial thought would be to start out one step...

    My initial thought would be to start out one step ahead of the bit discussion.

    That is to teach these youngsters horses aren't a shopping trip to the mall where you "just have to have ABC product...
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