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  1. Network with the local saw mills, wood dealers...

    Network with the local saw mills, wood dealers and contractors. They will know who is looking for a project, a barn, wood, etc...

    Another option is this: if you are going to build a new barn or...
  2. We give 10 or 12 Benadryl 1X or 2X a day to our...

    We give 10 or 12 Benadryl 1X or 2X a day to our delicate flower TB who reacts to bites and hay changes in the summer. Works like a charm! Cold hosing and fans are nice touches for the patient and...
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    I have heard that you should cut the strings on...

    I have heard that you should cut the strings on the hay bales if you're using them as jumps. The theory is that if a hoof goes through the bale you all of a sudden have a 50#++ bale wrapped/trapped...
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    Do you have a ridge vent on the building? If...

    Do you have a ridge vent on the building? If not, you building is trapping heat and it has no way out. A ridge vent will alleviate that. Good luck!
  5. I can imagine that there is a place somewhere in...

    I can imagine that there is a place somewhere in the world behind some unassuming-looking barn that has a pile of bell boots of various colors and sizes; polo wraps in a rainbow of colors (all stuck...
  6. A friend lost her beautiful sapphire ring while...

    A friend lost her beautiful sapphire ring while mucking stalls one day. She literally sifted through the shavings by hand and couldn't find it. A full year later, she was mucking the same stall and...
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    Horse camp memories??

    Tonight as I was heading into the woods for a trail ride I realized the deer flies were making a beeline for me and my horse. Without really realizing what I was doing, I broke off a crop-length...
  8. I will add a story about DD's OTTB. Can only be...

    I will add a story about DD's OTTB. Can only be caught by women. Unfortunately all barn workers are men. They have to corral (get it? haha) one of the women boarders or lesson kids to catch the...
  9. ^^^ shouldn't that be "de-cat"?? lol And...

    ^^^ shouldn't that be "de-cat"?? lol

    And yes, the level of literacy on this thread is "cat"-a-gorically fabulous!
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    Don't rule out walking inclines and declines. ...

    Don't rule out walking inclines and declines. It'll leg 'em up faster than you can turn around at the end of the driveway (see what I did there? lol). Do you have any gentle hills that you can...
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    I have had the great pleasure to ride many, many...

    I have had the great pleasure to ride many, many wonderful horses over the years that were owned by boarders who simply wanted their horses worked during vacation or during the week or while they...
  12. DD's ditzy OTTB was test ridden with a passenger...

    DD's ditzy OTTB was test ridden with a passenger train passing by the arena at 80 miles an hour. Didn't bat an eye. We bought him.

    At first show, table umbrella dislodged itself from the...
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    Double-loop blade shedder thingy, plus warmer day...

    Double-loop blade shedder thingy, plus warmer day and hose treatment using Dawn dish soap should do it! Dawn cuts through anything. Scrub with your favorite jelly scrubber, and lather, rinse,...
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    OP, I don't know why you want to know about other...

    OP, I don't know why you want to know about other folks' falls. I've had enough bad ones that reading this thread makes me have a queasy stomach. Honestly, you might NOT want to read any more...
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    Hate to rain on the fun parade, but the child is...

    Hate to rain on the fun parade, but the child is 13. She's not going to sit through a day of dressage happily, nor are the non-horsey parents. Ask me how I know! How about a general admission...
  16. I stayed in Swindon for the Barbury Horse Trials...

    I stayed in Swindon for the Barbury Horse Trials (nearby) one year, and as I recall, there are horse properties around every corner. Being a tourist, it was delightful to see the little barns and...
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    [QUOTE=SugarCubes;8531450] Ok, so what is...

    Ok, so what is contacting his body in the trailer? Perhaps he's allergic to the coating on the inside? Chest bar, divider, outside wall, special shipping sheet? I love these kinds of puzzles!
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    [QUOTE=SugarCubes;8531295]Hmm, possibly. He gets...

    [QUOTE=SugarCubes;8531295]Hmm, possibly. He gets them on his neck, shoulders, chest, and forearms. And we were showing in a heated indoor venue so that could be it.

    You said you switched hay, so,...
  19. Take a tip from those road warriors that travel...

    Take a tip from those road warriors that travel by car with samples for their sales jobs: use the cheap plastic drawer units available at any big box store to get yourself organized in your car. ...
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    "...and then I did some budget sudoku ..." ...

    "...and then I did some budget sudoku ..."

    OMG, Haiti, I LOVE that line! I'm going to use it freely and often!
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    My dear, departed muck boots will be waiting for...

    My dear, departed muck boots will be waiting for your jacket, 2dogs, on the other side of the muck bridge. They will welcome it with open arms.:no:
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    Ode to a beloved muck boot...it's gone.

    I made the awful discovery that my beloved 15-year old insulated muck boots had slogged their last mud puddle this weekend. As I was skating, sliding, squishing my way to the back pasture, I felt a...
  23. Don't know your location, but when you can, post...

    Don't know your location, but when you can, post what "big box" tack/livestock stores are near you so we can send gift cards! Tractor Supply, Farm and Fleet, etc...
  24. I love the "narrator." No matter what the...

    I love the "narrator." No matter what the language, horse talk is universal! Listen to his tone. Soothing, encouraging, calm. So interesting, and poor beasties!
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    Oh I shoulda let go... I was helping a friend...

    Oh I shoulda let go...

    I was helping a friend and her husband show yearling Haflingers at a draft show one year, and I was holding 2 of them at the in-gate so they could trade the horses in the...
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