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    composted manure and treated fields

    I have two really nice well composted manure piles that I would love to offer free to gardeners. However, I have in the past (last year being the most recent) treated my fields with herbicide for...
  2. I am in central NC, Chapel Hill area. We have...

    I am in central NC, Chapel Hill area. We have clay soil which lends itself to beautiful pastures and I feed hay on average 4 months/ year with 3-5 horses on 6 acres.

    Does not make a good riding...
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    driving training southern pines, nc

    I am trying to find options for starting my dressage horse in driving training in the SP area. Past searches have listed names such as Bill Long, Craig Kellogg, Cindy Jo Reilly. However, I cannot...
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    Well, I can tell you why I finally spayed my...

    Well, I can tell you why I finally spayed my female dog at 4 years old and that might help you make a decision. For full disclosure I am a small animal vet and have always had rescue dogs that were...
  5. I agree, but I don't think there is a solution...

    I agree, but I don't think there is a solution that will please everyone. Having said that I think the Regional Championships in California are equally as competitive as Nationals and the CDS is...
  6. Well, I will come at this from a veterinarian...

    Well, I will come at this from a veterinarian stand point and practice owner. We looked into keeping our small animal hospital open for after hours emergencies. The cost of doing so was prohibitive...
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    I am sure my system is not the norm as most folks...

    I am sure my system is not the norm as most folks like to have herds of horses with similar age/ sex. I actually prefer the opposite. I wean my foals into a mixed age herd. I like this because the...
  8. The only way I can see promoting your stallion to...

    The only way I can see promoting your stallion to the types of mares you are interested in are by 1) he needs to be approved and 2) show what he can do in sport. That is how all the well known...
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    As a mare owner the first thing is I will only...

    As a mare owner the first thing is I will only consider stallions that are accepted into my breed registry (AHS for me). I do not want to produce un-registerable foals. In order to do that the...
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    I lined my barn aisle and wash rack area with...

    I lined my barn aisle and wash rack area with these pavers a few years ago. First a layer of gravel was put down, then sand and finally the pavers. It is utilitarian, yet attractive looking.
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    where to advertise for weanling buddy?

    I am planning on weaning my foal in late Oct/ Nov. Normally I wean them into a pasture with an older mare that I have which has been wonderful. However, due to a change in herd numbers I am...
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    shipping boots

    For those of you that use shipping boots what brand do you have? I have the Dover brand and the rear boots just slide down my horse's legs to the point that they are walking on them. I have them...
  13. Capped hocks are just cosmetic and have no...

    Capped hocks are just cosmetic and have no bearing on soundness. It is not even considered a ding against a horse at inspection approvals.
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    show options?

    My mare's dressage career maybe coming to a close due an injury and EPM that prevents her from really being in a collected, uphill frame. However, she is quite comfortable in a traditional "hacking...
  15. A barn I was at eons ago would do an assessment...

    A barn I was at eons ago would do an assessment fee to all boarders when they did an upgrade. If it was a small upgrade the amount would just be divided and added to the next months board. If it...
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    Collin-Arndt trailer quality?

    Can anyone tell me about this brand? A friend is looking for a trailer and found one online that is local to us and pretty much exactly what she is looking for. I have never heard of them. What is...
  17. I haven't read all the responses so forgive me if...

    I haven't read all the responses so forgive me if I am repeating something. A few years ago I attended a hugely attended BNT clinic. It was all pros + one average AA rider on a nice well trained UL...
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    I couldn't agree with this more. Very well said.

    I couldn't agree with this more. Very well said.
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    Just came in from our first pony ride!! We did a...

    Just came in from our first pony ride!! We did a few laps in the large 1 acre paddock to test out our driving skills. Went pretty well actually. Poor little lead pony paint mare hasn't had a...
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    Thanks for all the posts! I do pony my two year...

    Thanks for all the posts! I do pony my two year olds...just haven't gotten that far with her yet. Thus far this is what we do:)...
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    I guess I will be the dissenter here and say if...

    I guess I will be the dissenter here and say if you are no longer enjoying horse breeding due to the difficulty dealing with buyers then don't do it. Find another aspect of work with your horses...
  22. Tell me about your Furstenball offspring

    I have seen quite a few mares of his in Germany at the mare shows, some stallion sons at the licensing and watched a bunch of videos of the recent Bundeschampionat. Of course those horses are the...
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    what do you do with your youngsters?

    My riding/competition mare is most likely only going to be trail riding/ lower level dressage sound due to EPM...bummer. However, I have a 1/2 sister, turned two end of May this year. She is very...
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    I don't bed mine and the floors are screenings...

    I don't bed mine and the floors are screenings between wood slats so drain well. Mine don't lay down in the shed as they rather lay down in the grass or sand. They do stand in there during the heat...
  25. Thread: foal halter

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    All of the ones I have already are:(

    All of the ones I have already are:(
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