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    Corona has a distinctive (offensive) smell and...

    Corona has a distinctive (offensive) smell and probably tastes bad too!! Why would vasoline burn??
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    I had a pure white...100% pink skinned TB for 24...

    I had a pure white...100% pink skinned TB for 24 years. Often...usually after time off from riding he would get a bit pinkish in the corners of his mouth...SS French link bit....same bit I used for...
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    So sorry for the loss of Lily. It is always hard...

    So sorry for the loss of Lily. It is always hard to do...I put down my aged, declining Great Pyrenees last week. We do it for THEM.... to end their suffering ....and we suffer. Glad you saved her...
  4. Brought tears to my eyes!!! Never say "NEVER"!!!!

    Brought tears to my eyes!!! Never say "NEVER"!!!!
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    Apply vasoline to the corners of his mouth before...

    Apply vasoline to the corners of his mouth before riding. Most any bit will irritate a pink skinned mouth!! BTDI!!! Good news is the skin usually toughens up with time.
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    Reading this text makes my head hurt and eyeballs...

    Reading this text makes my head hurt and eyeballs ache!! Why don't people learn to spell, write, punctuate any more??? Then worry about raising/training horses!!
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    This!! Split ALL the bales....spread/shake it...

    This!! Split ALL the bales....spread/shake it until fluffy.... out in the sun until dry then store....loose!!
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    We always used one of our 5 acre pastures for...

    We always used one of our 5 acre pastures for parking...4-6 shows a month...other than a few paper wrappers and some poo, there was never anything serious left behind. Did this for 10+ years and...
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    Maybe a short...2-3' fold up ramp would work. ...

    Maybe a short...2-3' fold up ramp would work. The old "slide under" van ramps sucked!!! HEAVY and a stinker to slide sometimes!!
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    I'd say loving home...straight to another loving...

    I'd say loving home...straight to another loving home...I'd be fine with. Home to a strange, loud, busy shelter...NO WAY!!! Kinder to euth. Think of the stress for an old dog!!
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    IMO...you are not replacing your dog...you are...

    IMO...you are not replacing your dog...you are filling a hole in your heart left by her death!! You will NEVER find a true replacement. Your dog just passed your heart and love to another needy...
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    I designed and had built a really neat "compact"...

    I designed and had built a really neat "compact" barn after our 12 stall, 52x90 custom stable burned in Jan. You could use either side of the whole barn we built. One side is 3 enclosed stalls with...
  13. I'd post as many pictures in every form you can...

    I'd post as many pictures in every form you can think of!!! We have about 60 pictures on our web site!! If you are selling it as a "HORSE FARM" buyers will want to see the horse amenities!! ...
  14. This...when we used to ship race horses, this was...

    This...when we used to ship race horses, this was the halter covering of choice!! Make sure you cover all buckles and halter hardware, but leave room to attach a shank.
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    Agree with all the above!! I do try a French...

    Agree with all the above!! I do try a French link snaffle if the horse isn't happy with a single joint....then I try a Mullen mouth rubber bit next. "Time and patience"... and ground work are your...
  16. It's in my "neighborhood"....but who could afford...

    It's in my "neighborhood"....but who could afford the utility bill!!!!
  17. "pushy"....a good description of the Storm Cat,...

    "pushy"....a good description of the Storm Cat, GS I had!! Lovely mover, FANTASTIC jumper, but pushy/demanding on the ground!! Mine was well broken and trained to perfection, but one day without...
  18. The "good ones" are worth their weight in...

    The "good ones" are worth their weight in gold....and usually get passed along the underground railroad of horsemen..... to friends!!!
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    Yes it is!!! But you have to know who and what...

    Yes it is!!! But you have to know who and what you are pasturing them with!! One with a proven bad record needs a special turn-out!! We had a young, standard, GELDED donkey turned out with an...
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    This is not a satisfactory solution IMO....big...

    This is not a satisfactory solution IMO....big mares also suffer bad bites. If you've ever seen a donkey latch onto another animal (remember the video of the mule killing the mountain lion) you will...
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    This....and donkeys have a vicious bite!! The...

    This....and donkeys have a vicious bite!! The crushing quality of their jaws creates a huge area of dead/necrotic tissue...we have a broodmare with a donkey bite scar which resulted in a large,...
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    I call July and August, my "Mid Summer Freeze"...

    I call July and August, my "Mid Summer Freeze" just like winter...and don't even try to make believe I like riding then!! So I don't!! Not a sin for horse or rider. Riding should be FUN!!!
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    IMO...pampered show horses/race/competition...

    IMO...pampered show horses/race/competition horses do not do very well when switched right to 24/7 turnout. Try stabling him a few hours a day/evening and increase turn-out time, gradually.
  24. We always have our own stallion so breeding off...

    We always have our own stallion so breeding off season is not an issue, but my vet advised against having a mare...heavy in foal/nursing in Oklahoma's hot summer with the thought of founder and heat...
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    Another note...DW horses have pink skin under...

    Another note...DW horses have pink skin under their white hair....grays usually...have black skin and start out dark gray/blackish...then fade to white. I think you have the same chance of a white...
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