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    I really like my sheep, I find them fun to watch,...

    I really like my sheep, I find them fun to watch, and once you figure them out, they are pleasant to have around and easy to move (mine are not halter trained). Very bucolic.

    I cannot keep them...
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    Some breeds do mature sexually later, but, there...

    Some breeds do mature sexually later, but, there are circumstances where the "underling" roosters will just hang with the hens and behave like a hen when there are several other roosters around. It's...
  3. Is it cheaper than boarding? Depends. Keeping my...

    Is it cheaper than boarding? Depends. Keeping my horses at home, just figuring in feed, hay and bedding, is definitely cheaper. I run mine on pasture 6 months out of the year and feed no hay during...
  4. If it was the ONLY option for my horse to get...

    If it was the ONLY option for my horse to get turnout? Yes. Would I like it? No. But he's also a fruitcake and very, very unhappy locked inside.

    That said...I have one pasture with no shade. The...
  5. I don't dump the trough daily, but only keep it a...

    I don't dump the trough daily, but only keep it a bit less than half full and refill to about the same level every evening. They'll drink most of the water during the day (I know about how much mine...
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    I have 10 acres divided into four pastures with...

    I have 10 acres divided into four pastures with two horses and a pony. I never pick poo, it's a wonderful fertilizer and doesn't "build up" if you manage and rotate your pastures. I rotate to a new...
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    I've been in a similar (kind of) situation with...

    I've been in a similar (kind of) situation with my farrier, who I have used for years. He was badly injured and out of work for quite a while (not a horse related injury). He recommended a farrier to...
  8. You seriously believe you can "move bones" inside...

    You seriously believe you can "move bones" inside the body? They can't be "moved." The ligaments and muscles holding them can be stretched so they can be pulled back into alignment, but the bones...
  9. Just about anything but Quest. Quest does stay in...

    Just about anything but Quest. Quest does stay in manure and there have been stories of dogs eating poop from a horse de-wormed with quest and suffering consequences as a result.

    I use anything...
  10. Massage therapist...YES! Chiropractor...no. ...

    Massage therapist...YES!
    Chiropractor...no.
    Bones cannot be moved by manipulation (unless they are broken)...muscles and ligaments can be loosened to relieve pressure/tension.
  11. I am guilty of sometimes leaving my horse's sheet...

    I am guilty of sometimes leaving my horse's sheet on him when I feed early in the morning and it's still chilly. Then, I go to work. As is often typical in the Midwest, it could go from 30* in the...
  12. They aren't drinking the water...they are sifting...

    They aren't drinking the water...they are sifting for goodies! That's how ducks/geese eat naturally, they sieve the water through little "sieve grooves" in their bills to trap the good stuff (bugs,...
  13. I use Fluvac Innovator 6. It hits everything but...

    I use Fluvac Innovator 6. It hits everything but West Nile and rabies. I've never had any reactions with the Fluvac and I've been using it for years. I give WNV later in the spring and always have...
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    Keeping the lines of communication open and...

    Keeping the lines of communication open and following through on membership inquiries is very important. I contacted a local hunt last summer to try to get more information about membership,...
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    Lots of good advice here! Horses are incredibly...

    Lots of good advice here! Horses are incredibly resilient, I think they'll probably surprise you. The first cold winter will probably be the "toughest" for them as they adjust to the colder temps,...
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    In the fall hay producers were advertising...

    In the fall hay producers were advertising alfalfa/orchard grass 45-50# bales for $12-$15 each. Now, they seem to have figured out people can't/won't pay those prices around here and I've been...
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    We raise meat rabbits and generally get 6-8# of...

    We raise meat rabbits and generally get 6-8# of meat off one. We also raise meat and egg chickens and turkeys and hogs and do all of our own butchering. Once you get past the killing, butchering and...
  18. OTTBs sometimes use spooking to deal with their...

    OTTBs sometimes use spooking to deal with their extra energy or even boredom. Send him forward and make him use his brain with lots of gait and direction changes...that's the best bet. If he's busy...
  19. We're supposed to be in the single digits with...

    We're supposed to be in the single digits with wind factor in the negatives. All my horses look like yaks and have free access to a round bale and run-ins should they desire it. The water heaters...
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    Mine all live out too, with run-in sheds should...

    Mine all live out too, with run-in sheds should they so desire to use them (which they rarely do, the snots). I don't worry about them on the footing extremes, mud or ice. They all go barefoot and...
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    Yoga, pilates and a kettlebell workout. I LOVE...

    Yoga, pilates and a kettlebell workout. I LOVE the kettlebell because it's a full body workout, focusing on core, butt and thighs.
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