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    It's really a problem when one finds themselves...

    It's really a problem when one finds themselves in a situation where they are trying to find "outside activities" for an SO so one can do what you like to do without feeling guilty.

    Sort of like a...
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    Honestly, the only marriages/relationships I've...

    Honestly, the only marriages/relationships I've seen work well when horses are involved if the SO has other, independent outside interests and/or hobbies and are secure individuals (or is also a...
  3. Thread: 2016 Babies Thread

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    Love your tagline. :lol:

    Love your tagline. :lol:
  4. I remember when you called me personally when my...

    I remember when you called me personally when my beloved Boleem died at 27 so suddenly back in 2009. I've never forgotten than generosity, having neither of us met personally, but just on COTH. I...
  5. Oh Gail, I'm so sorry to hear this. He was a...

    Oh Gail, I'm so sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful stallion and I know you loved him so. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
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    Well, I'm happy to report there are several pairs...

    Well, I'm happy to report there are several pairs that have nested with babies way out on the "back 40" on top of the light figures in run in sheds. Yay!

    A few returned today inspecting their...
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    Well, I'm totally bummed. I only had about 4...

    Well, I'm totally bummed. I only had about 4 pair. I've locked down the barn to protect them from the Barred Owls that live down by the creek and devastated my 33 pair a few years ago.

    That...
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    I know and remember JSwan's "Chucky" and of...

    I know and remember JSwan's "Chucky" and of course the Pollo de Diablo thread. Wet my pants laughing. I sure do miss those days. Esp. JSwan.
  9. Thread: 2016 Foals

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    Another lovely Boleem foal (colt), just 2 days...

    Another lovely Boleem foal (colt), just 2 days old. Congrats to Debbie Scripture.:)

    https://www.facebook.com/ponies.of.edenhof/photos/pcb.1715348452082037/1715348372082045/?type=3&theater
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    Hope you tell your barn owners to forget the...

    Hope you tell your barn owners to forget the mess. They serve a very real purpose to barn owners with live stock that suffer from insects and the disease they can spread. Flying bug eaters have a...
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    I just went through this last year with massive...

    I just went through this last year with massive amounts of high end tack stored in good trunks (still had some mold).

    Used a solution of white vinegar and water (sprayed them all down and wiped...
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    My Shire/TB stallion has a very, very thick mane...

    My Shire/TB stallion has a very, very thick mane that splits down the middle (his crest is at least 2" wide). A couple of years ago I decided to roach it. I've never been a fan of roached manes,...
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    The way I did this was to allow the horses (no...

    The way I did this was to allow the horses (no more than 5 in a pasture) come up to the barn -- barn doors closed -- and let them in 1 at a time and walk to their stall, close them in, then let in...
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    Yes, the corvids suck...and they're so smart...

    Yes, the corvids suck...and they're so smart devising ways to eat those little hatchlings and even fledgies babies alive when you're not in the barn. Very upsetting, but nature is sometimes...
  15. Thread: Hauling in polos?

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    As an aside, most really qualified professional...

    As an aside, most really qualified professional horse shippers/haulers will tell you they'd much prefer horses not be wrapped, as they've seen far to many leg injuries/accidents with them coming off...
  16. Thread: Hauling in polos?

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    Ditto this.

    Ditto this.
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    I know it's really corny, when the first scouts...

    I know it's really corny, when the first scouts appear I look at them as they're resting/roosting after a very long trip and tweet to them ... "Welcome Home"!!!

    I think they get it. Maybe not,...
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    Thanks for the reminder. Time to put out the...

    Thanks for the reminder. Time to put out the hummer feeder. Joyous.:)
  19. How long to you have to leave the horses off the...

    How long to you have to leave the horses off the pasture after spraying?
  20. I think at this point, I'm just gobsmacked that...

    I think at this point, I'm just gobsmacked that Southern States who I'd contracted to lime my pastures in the Fall, never showed and have never responded since.

    Fields of buttercups since they are...
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    Yep...my scouts arrived last night. :D

    Yep...my scouts arrived last night. :D
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    Lee Witscher (farrier) lives in Hume... I "think"...

    Lee Witscher (farrier) lives in Hume... I "think" he travels to Culpeper 540-454-3695.

    Steve White, DVM. Equine. Not sure about small animals or the holistic requirement. But a very good...
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    Yay! My scouts have typically arrived in the...

    Yay! My scouts have typically arrived in the early evening. Maybe tonight. :)

    Time to start closing the big barn doors and door to the indoor to keep Barred Owls out. They don't just go...
  24. Other than one large pasture with only 3 horses,...

    Other than one large pasture with only 3 horses, I'm still throwing hay for all the rest. Slow growth this spring, for sure.
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    I'm sure they don't all have the same migratory...

    I'm sure they don't all have the same migratory paths...especially from the PNW to Mexico. Shorter distance from northern VA down the flyway through the Gulf.

    I need to research the migratory...
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