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    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy...

    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy and the flax and oil in his diet exasperates it. However, not on flax, his skin seems dry and itchy and he will rub himself raw. So I just deal with...
  2. vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area...

    vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area we get orchard, timothy, teff, alfalfa, brome, and what some people call "pasture" which is usually the fringe of hay fields or hayfields that...
  3. I have not tried the product discussed, but I...

    I have not tried the product discussed, but I have found camomile and/or lavender to have a strong soothing effect on ONE horse, just the one. He responds to lavender more, but I notice a change with...
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    Sounds like your ponies are thriving and you're...

    Sounds like your ponies are thriving and you're doing right by them - its their frame of mind and contentment that counts over ours!

    I've been self-care boarding for several years now. My horses...
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    Size of the box makes a huge difference in price...

    Size of the box makes a huge difference in price to USPS. If she can pack it into a smaller box (or cut down the box she's using so it folds down smaller) she can save a lot of $. CC saddles can fit...
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    Wanted to add, I loved his photos and he looks...

    Wanted to add, I loved his photos and he looks athletic as heck, as well as sensible and kind. I would not doubt he could meet and exceed your riding goals. But right now, you've got a 4 yr old and a...
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    I will second the idea to drop the msm for two...

    I will second the idea to drop the msm for two weeks and see. One of my own geldings went absolutely feral on MSM years ago, could not tolerate it at all. A decade later, he's on it daily and it has...
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    I think this entire post bears repeating ^^^ ...

    I think this entire post bears repeating ^^^

    FCF, I am so very truly sorry for your loss and the tragedy you suffered. It takes tremendous character and selflessness to be able to put down your...
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    WOW! That is just lovely!!!

    WOW! That is just lovely!!!
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    I'm grateful for the reminder :D My guys get...

    I'm grateful for the reminder :D

    My guys get Animed Buglyte, and I've found over the years if I start in mid Feb I have close to zero flies and ticks for the remainder of the year. It does have...
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    omg the victory lap took like a half an hour!...

    omg the victory lap took like a half an hour! :lol:
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    I cannot weigh in on the toxicity, I have dock...

    I cannot weigh in on the toxicity, I have dock weed in my paddocks and most hay farmers can't help but get a little in the hay once in a while. My horses don't touch it, though mine has never been so...
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    You know, this may just be a very silly...

    You know, this may just be a very silly observation and not even worth time time to read... but I've boarded places that have had round pens in place for several years and after time and a lot of...
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    I normally live in Muck boots year round, I have...

    I normally live in Muck boots year round, I have wide feet and the beginning of what will eventually become bad bunions. I do find Mucks have zero arch support however. I use insoles in mine.
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    I have the wild angels cozies. My experience is...

    I have the wild angels cozies. My experience is the same as others, works a lot better than nothing, and is reliably frost free until overnight temps hit the high teens. If filled with hot water...
  16. Thread: Truck and snow

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    Sometimes, in a pinch like you describe, you...

    Sometimes, in a pinch like you describe, you might have an easier time going up the hill in reverse than driving head on. Backing up a hill in 4wd will put the weight over the tires in the rear...
  17. Thread: Truck and snow

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    Cheap Walmart kitty litter is inexpensive...

    Cheap Walmart kitty litter is inexpensive ballast. But do put each paper bag inside a heavy plastic trash bag so the litter stays dry, else it will turn into a pile of cement with repeated snowings....
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    Wow, what a neat idea. I will be eagerly...

    Wow, what a neat idea. I will be eagerly following this thread!
  19. Why not use a coleman cooler? Something square...

    Why not use a coleman cooler? Something square like this - but without the wheels - would probably be ideal.
  20. Thread: "Manure Grass"

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    I had the same question myself earlier, here is...

    I had the same question myself earlier, here is my thread on it:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?450263-Reclaiming-the-roughs

    Around Thanksgiving I shut down one of their two...
  21. Ayup, I have been thinking the same myself. ...

    Ayup, I have been thinking the same myself.

    And, when we get a good rain, like we just did, I "aerate" by climbing up on the pile, walking around the middle to make a flat spot (another good...
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    I am currently using peat/spaghum and I am loving...

    I am currently using peat/spaghum and I am loving it for the most part, though the learning curve was steep. I bed my run-in shed - constant in/out traffic all day - so to say the bedding gets...
  23. yes, hay is good for manure compost! I get...

    yes, hay is good for manure compost!

    I get best results from mine by scraping together any uneaten hay and laying on top of freshly-added-to compost pile. The hay blanket keeps in moisture, keeps...
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    I purchased my ComfyFit harness through Frontier...

    I purchased my ComfyFit harness through Frontier on Ebay.

    Shipping was slow, but correspondence was good. They took a special order for me for a made to measure saddle for my broken wither Morgan....
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    I love good quality round bales for the cost...

    I love good quality round bales for the cost savings, easily half the cost of small squares. I store rounds in my hay barn and peel off laps and serve daily. Absolutely zero waste and I can control...
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