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    When I worked a 40h week I seldom got to the barn...

    When I worked a 40h week I seldom got to the barn more than 3X weekly.
    I was actively showing Hunters then so 2 of those visits were for lessons, and a 3rd - 4th if I could budget the time - just to...
  2. I've never done it any other way. 5ac farmette...

    I've never done it any other way.
    5ac farmette with 2 horses for the last 12yrs.
    I moved here after my DH died and knew it would be Just Me from the GetGo.
    I am Social Security-aged now, so was no...
  3. I live at a crossroad, not usually very busy, but...

    I live at a crossroad, not usually very busy, but a respectable amount of coming & going.
    Most don't even slow down, but I do see the occasional car crawl past my pastures.
    I assume they are...
  4. Thread: Dress Me!

    by 2DogsFarm
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    Dress Me!

    Last year my COTH Driving friends helped kit me out to drive a friend's pony at the County Fair.
    Thanks to the help, we looked Fabulous :winkgrin:

    This year, due to surgery :(, I will not be able...
  5. I don't call it enabling.:no: If your budget...

    I don't call it enabling.:no:
    If your budget says "Yes", then the very handsome McV deserves a saddle that fits him. :yes:

    I bought a semi-custom Stubben for my then-18yo WB.
    Lost him 2yrs later...
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    I am no Nutrition Expert, but I'd look to her...

    I am no Nutrition Expert, but I'd look to her pasture.
    Here in the Midwest, the recent heat & humidity have made my pastures not only greener, but wetter.

    Of course horses prefer this grass over...
  7. I feed black oil sunflower seeds & started the...

    I feed black oil sunflower seeds & started the practice after reading about it here n COTH.
    My horses get about 2 TBSP 2X daily & coats are soft & shiny year-round.
    Vet always compliments me on...
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    If you worry about undigested hulls you can get...

    If you worry about undigested hulls you can get crimped (hull cracked) or rolled oats that have the hulls flattened along with the germ.
    They won't last as long in storage as whole, but buying...
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    How new is your flooring? My excavator put down...

    How new is your flooring?
    My excavator put down what he called "stonedust" (DCG?) in my stalls & aisles.
    It was like beach sand the first year, both I and the horses left hoofprints.
    Lucky for me...
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    Since the "price" is right, why not spring for a...

    Since the "price" is right, why not spring for a full PPE-type exam by her vet?

    If all checks out I'd expect she could get at least 10 more years of gentle use before horse developed any issues...
  11. AllisonW: On your "G" :lol: One of the best...

    AllisonW:
    On your "G" :lol:

    One of the best horses.EVER was DH's TWH: Sabino Roan w/4 high whites, baldfaced blaze & 4 white feet that were the best set of hooves we (& verified by farrier) had...
  12. :yes: I learned an abridged (& slightly - ? -...

    :yes:
    I learned an abridged (& slightly - ? - less gory) version.
    Last 2 lines:
    Three white feet let him go
    Four white feet, feed him to the crows

    At least horse got to keep his head :uhoh:
    ...
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    Sorry, I didn't do more than skim the article....

    Sorry, I didn't do more than skim the article.
    I'd hope Donna Ewing did not breed any of that herd.
    IIRC, Mrs. Kosterka bred, then let the offspring run untouched & unhandled until her death & the...
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    Sorry, I didn't do more than skim the article....

    Sorry, I didn't do more than skim the article.
    I'd hope Donna Ewing did not breed any of that herd.
    IIRC, Mrs. Kosterka bred, then let the offspring run untouched & unhandled until her death & the...
  15. Wickliffe compounding pharmacy n KY makes...

    Wickliffe compounding pharmacy n KY makes powdered bute in several flavors.
    My Poison Detector TB would lick the peppermint flavor out of my hand.
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    Not crab grass, which grows flat to the ground,...

    Not crab grass, which grows flat to the ground, spreading sideways (like a crab moves)
    I'd call that orchard grass, except the seedhead doesn't look the same:
    ...
  17. Thread: Long Lining

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    Good advice from goodhors & mvp. I am "making...

    Good advice from goodhors & mvp.

    I am "making do" with a Bitting Rig that has terrets like the saddle/back pad on harness & a crupper. Also has rings lower down on the sides that I run my lines...
  18. Whiskey, my horses will appreciate your wisdom &...

    Whiskey, my horses will appreciate your wisdom & Heads Up!

    A Po-Key-Man is the human version of the Monsters only horses can see that humans dismiss as "just a rock" or "nothing".
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    And it just gets curiouser...... I tried the...

    And it just gets curiouser......
    I tried the Stubben site to see what they were offering by way of pricing.
    On one page that lists Hamanol by itself an 8.8oz tube is listed for $18.
    Another page...
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    :lol: Yup, working my TB gelding, congratulating...

    :lol:
    Yup, working my TB gelding, congratulating myself on how he was reaching for the bit, stretching into contact.....
    Then noticed the spot where this happened happened to contain a pile of...
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    This may be way off-topic, but I was reminded...

    This may be way off-topic, but I was reminded when I read this thread.
    This is hardly a new phenomenon:
    ...
  22. Oh, I dunno about that, Crockpot. For the OP:...

    Oh, I dunno about that, Crockpot.
    For the OP:
    https://www.facebook.com/uscdf
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    From the info Google gave me the fodder can be...

    From the info Google gave me the fodder can be grown from any type of seed.
    You might ask your barn what they use, just FYI.
    But IMO, since your place offers zero grass pasture, the fodder biscuits...
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    I'm in the Midwest & had to Google "fodder...

    I'm in the Midwest & had to Google "fodder biscuit" - well, smack me with a square of sod :eek:

    Of course your mare loves them!
    It's fresh pasture in ready-to-feed form.
    Are you subbing the...
  25. This thread is bordering on Zombie :D Wonder if...

    This thread is bordering on Zombie :D
    Wonder if OP did anything with the Project Pony?:confused:

    Retraining the older ones basically describes most of my Life With Horses.
    Examples:

    *7yo TWH...
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