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    Pack for any possible weather. We stayed when...

    Pack for any possible weather. We stayed when the American Driving Society had a Conference up there in Sept. We used light, summery clothing as well as HEAVY sweater layers, stocking caps,...
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    Nope, would not be riding there! Amazing what...

    Nope, would not be riding there! Amazing what folks have to deal with in their daily life and jobs.

    Not my choice for a hat, but it covers his head, shades his face, so it is a good hat for the...
  3. We had the 'Princess' with sensitive skin. She...

    We had the 'Princess' with sensitive skin. She had to wear a fly mask when she had a foal, so foal was getting sunshine and exercise in the day hours.

    I put fake fleece around the lower edge,...
  4. You might want to just add some extra ground salt...

    You might want to just add some extra ground salt to their feed daily. I do this with one Tablespoon for each horse in summer, with two Tablespoons in winter. I have larger horses, 16-17H, 1200 to...
  5. We have used the hay sprayed with proprionic acid...

    We have used the hay sprayed with proprionic acid and the horses loved it. There was nothing left when they finished eating, no wasted hay at all. The hay did smell like vinegar, so barn had a bit...
  6. I use pelleted lime in my mix of fertilizer. The...

    I use pelleted lime in my mix of fertilizer. The powdered or ground stuff is only found in bags locally, so I only use that in the garden and yard.

    On the Nitrogen, if you use a fertilizer place,...
  7. Boy that is the truth!! Urine and manure...

    Boy that is the truth!!

    Urine and manure corrode things, and it is corroded faster if left sitting in the spreader more than a short time, like an hour or two! I am amazed your chain lasted 8...
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    Get a sprayer with an electric motor!! This...

    Get a sprayer with an electric motor!! This model is shown at TSC, though a store might have to order it in for you, they don't have every model on hand.
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  9. I find it hard to believe that your soil test...

    I find it hard to believe that your soil test ONLY said to apply Nitrogen as your fertilizer. I get that you put lime on, but it seems you should need some Potassium and Phosphorus in addition to...
  10. Round Up doesn't work on Horsetail weeds, they...

    Round Up doesn't work on Horsetail weeds, they seem immune to it. One of the few weeds it doesn't work on, though more are gaining immunity.

    Round Up should work on Foxtails, which is what the OP...
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    sk pacer, thanks for your remarks on overchecks. ...

    sk pacer, thanks for your remarks on overchecks. Holding the nose up and out was what folks believed around here, and shared with us kids as we got into driving. Really sounded logical in...
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    We figure that horse should not be pulling more...

    We figure that horse should not be pulling more than 80% if his weight as the TOTAL load and then not for very long. The carriage, plus passengers, should not equal the weight of the animal out...
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    Sounds mean, but I would start with the chain,...

    Sounds mean, but I would start with the chain, snug so she feels it if you use the curb reins.

    You NEED to be able to stop her if she decides to head for the barn. You can always back off, go...
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    Using her in plowing, she probably was half of a...

    Using her in plowing, she probably was half of a pair pulling the equipment. She also probably did a LOT with voice directions, of which there are many 'common' commands which she might or might not...
  15. As mentioned, so much of weather, social life,...

    As mentioned, so much of weather, social life, will depend on where you decide to locate.

    Traverse City, Harbor Springs are right in the center of Snow Country, which is the Lake Effect stuff,...
  16. So sorry to hear about Sam! It is a real downer...

    So sorry to hear about Sam! It is a real downer to lose a family member like she has been for you, thru all the good and bad of recent times. It does hurt, will probably hurt for a while. You...
  17. You may want to read this other thread, which...

    You may want to read this other thread, which involves staying solvent keeping horses boarded. Hits on many other areas that are part of services offered, costs of the basics, which a horse business...
  18. Thread: Thanks, Mom

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    Well there wasn't any trash in the river, but...

    Well there wasn't any trash in the river, but that was where Public Swimming took place in my town! City dumped a bunch of nice sand, fenced it, built a cement block building for locker rooms, hired...
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    EPM can present in very odd ways. Hadn't heard...

    EPM can present in very odd ways. Hadn't heard of a choke with it, but always possible.

    We did the Marquis treatment on our horse with EPM. We did a cheap blood test, which showed he had it in...
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    Overcheck was designed for speed horses, trotters...

    Overcheck was designed for speed horses, trotters and pacers, to force them to keep their noses out for better air supply during races. Overcheck does not let the nose come back when you are driving...
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    Gas dryers are cheaper to run, last forever. I...

    Gas dryers are cheaper to run, last forever. I wouldn't have an electric dryer. Hot is good when drying clothes! Use of various cycles can change the heat setting for more delicate things, or I...
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    Well it is taking a break here, 65*F for the...

    Well it is taking a break here, 65*F for the moment. Great after cooking all week.

    Our Hickory Nuts have very thick hulls, which I believe is from the plentiful water over summer. Only a few...
  23. You also will want to make a list of equipment,...

    You also will want to make a list of equipment, for the Border folks to check instead of having to unload the whole trailer/truck learn the contents. I know some folks who go to the Royal Winter...
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    I read this as she had or has no contract at all....

    I read this as she had or has no contract at all. Nothing in writing.
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    With no paper agreement signed, you have no real...

    With no paper agreement signed, you have no real recourse to get your money back. Nothing about PPE being passed to make foal yours, you paid bills "of your own free will", because nothing is...
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