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    OK so vet said I could soak or cook if I want to...

    OK so vet said I could soak or cook if I want to (I don't.) but it wasn't necessary. (Woohoo!) And I'm adding them to an alfalfa beet pulp boss mix for a horse that is underweight.
    I bought 4 bags...
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    It's been mentioned but he isn't rideable. I'm a...

    It's been mentioned but he isn't rideable. I'm a retirement boarding facility, that's why he boards with me.
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    While that's true, financially you can be better...

    While that's true, financially you can be better prepared than say, if you found out you have stage 4 cancer. You have time to prepare for life after birth. So while I sympathize with her having a...
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    Lol yep that's why I turned to Coth...I used to...

    Lol yep that's why I turned to Coth...I used to tell patients that Google will kill you lol
    For those of you who feed whole oats, do you feed them alone or with something else?
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    I don't WANT to soak them if I don't have to. But...

    I don't WANT to soak them if I don't have to. But it seems that everything I am reading says soak them.
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    OK I am going to send an email to her, basically...

    OK I am going to send an email to her, basically a pay or vacate notice. I prefer to have everything in writing whether it is via email, text or written letter so no one can come back and say, "but...
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    Feeding whole oats...

    Vet left a VM suggesting adding whole oats to horse's feed but didn't say if they should be soaked. Not going to call until tomorrow but have been looking it up...some say soak for 12 hours and drain...
  8. White/grey hair is more fragile than colored hair...

    White/grey hair is more fragile than colored hair so shedding is more noticeable with white fur.
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    I am reading everyone's opinions and experiences,...

    I am reading everyone's opinions and experiences, just being silent at the moment. One thing that someone mentioned was suggesting moving the horse to a retirement facility....well, I AM a retirement...
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    Struggling with giving boarder notice

    I have a boarder who has her 20+ yo gelding boarding with me. They've been here about a year. Boarder is basically a once twice a month visitor, paid on time up until she had a baby.
    The pregnancy...
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    In some parts of the world, horses aren't started...

    In some parts of the world, horses aren't started undersaddle until 5 or so. They're given basic training and then turned out for 2 or 3 years to finish growing, then started undersaddle.
  12. How ever I can get it to stay in. I have wild...

    How ever I can get it to stay in. I have wild unruly hair and during my show years, I would wet it down (not soaked) just wet it and hoped my braids and hair net would keep it up.
    Now I just...
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    How ever I can get it to stay in. I have wild unruly hair and during my show years, I would wet it down (not soaked) just wet it and hoped my braids and hair net would keep it up.
    Now I just...
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    And today I got to trim a hoof! :eek: and I...

    And today I got to trim a hoof! :eek: and I survived!!!! :eek:

    I think the main thing is letting him realize that it's OK to trust me, but at the same time, not let him walk all over me.
  15. Re : horse eating piggies An old BO back when...

    Re : horse eating piggies

    An old BO back when I was a boarder "adopted" 2 700+ pound pigs, telling the owner they were going to be pets and not bacon. BO kept them on the trailer for days parked...
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    Well, mine is a shithead. He's frigging cute as a...

    Well, mine is a shithead. He's frigging cute as a button, loves to play with all of the horses and the babies, but there's an awful lot of pony-tude compressed in their tiny bodies. Some are great,...
  17. From a vet in NY... " just feed him corn til all...

    From a vet in NY... " just feed him corn til all those rotten teeth fall out."

    Best advice from an old timer vet..." Don't ever feed your horses on a strict schedule. If you feed them every day at...
  18. Yeah I do but as my father gets older, ok, let me...

    Yeah I do but as my father gets older, ok, let me rephrase that...As I get older, I can't deal with the Pennsylvania weather, especially the winters. My father lives in Virginia, where I grew up and...
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    Big huge giant steps today! So proud! I was able...

    Big huge giant steps today! So proud! I was able to pick up both front feet, pick them both AND brush them. I must acquiesce...I caught myself clucking before saying "lift" while sliding my hand down...
  20. Richmond /Fredericksburg/Nova peeps let's chat !

    So once again, I'm considering moving back to the area. I grew up in Fredericksburg before Silver built his empire. I'm hoping to find a farmette or a land lease for around $1000 month. So I'm...
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    Basically, OP posted asking for insight about how...

    Basically, OP posted asking for insight about how to be a good boarder, was very very specific to the point of being nitpicky. Was excited about opening in a different barn she loved a year ago hated...
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    As a BO, your post reminded me of a girl I kicked...

    As a BO, your post reminded me of a girl I kicked out of here not too long ago. I even had to check to see if you are in my area because your tone reminded me so much of her.
    She had this attitude...
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    Another round bale question....

    I'm in the Pittsburgh area and want to put out round bales this summer (usually just feed them in the winter) I'm concerned about them molding in the rain/heat.
    They aren't baled wet but stored...
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    Lol I'm not a fan of clicker training. While I...

    Lol I'm not a fan of clicker training. While I know some people swear by it, and I do understand the rational behind it, it's not something I want to do. It makes me feel like my jorse, dog, cat etc...
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    Need suggestions for traumatized horse

    I recently rescued a 10 yo ottb who has been bounced around from bad situation to even worse situation to an unimaginable situation. At some point this in this poor guy's life, he was pin fired but...
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