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    There are some rural and semi rural areas in...

    There are some rural and semi rural areas in Georgia where that amount of money can get you a very nice place. Weather is good too for most of the year. June/July/August suck wind but the rest of...
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    Soooo....let me get this straight. You got Odie...

    Soooo....let me get this straight. You got Odie as a companion for Rory. It's not working out because Rory is kinda a jerk so you move Odie and get HIM a companion. Yep, that sounds like something...
  3. Thread: Hay cubes

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    I've heard a lot of people feed hay cubes dry. ...

    I've heard a lot of people feed hay cubes dry. They are fine dry until they're not. I, personally, would never feed them dry. Cover them with water and they break apart in just a few minutes. I...
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    I've only ever had QH or Arab/QH crosses until I...

    I've only ever had QH or Arab/QH crosses until I inherited my friend's 7 yo OTTB. It is quite an adjustment from feeding my previous airferns. I was feeding TC Low Starch with free feed hay/pasture...
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    Hoof boots offer a lot of cushioning for hard...

    Hoof boots offer a lot of cushioning for hard surfaces and will protect against stone bruising too. I would recommend getting properly fitted hoof boots. Endurance riders regularly condition their...
  6. Thread: Jumping creeks

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    I've found that entering a creek at an angle...

    I've found that entering a creek at an angle seems to help young horses. I've also been able to get my young horses used to crossing by following very close to another familiar horse who is crossing...
  7. I swore I would never own a JRT. My husband...

    I swore I would never own a JRT. My husband wanted a JRT. The last two dogs we acquired were a Border collie and an Australian Shepherd. I allowed my husband to pick the puppies so he'd feel...
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    I guess my horses are luckier than most. I have...

    I guess my horses are luckier than most. I have committed to keeping them for their entire lives. There are a lot of people out there who still believe that it is normal for a senior horse to be a...
  9. Even Best Buy has a 20% "restocking fee". Not...

    Even Best Buy has a 20% "restocking fee". Not knowing what you are stepping into with this horse negotiate to the best of your ability for time lost, hassle of return, possible lost sales etc. They...
  10. Roo actually looked like he was keeping the horse...

    Roo actually looked like he was keeping the horse moving on purpose. Kept him on the rail too. Horse wouldn't do well at my house if he's that reactive to fowl though :-)
  11. Thread: Best flooring?

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    I recently pulled the carpet out of my home (best...

    I recently pulled the carpet out of my home (best thing I ever did). I wanted real oak flooring because in my mind there just isn't a good substitute. The problem is I have 5 dogs and needed a...
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    I live in Central Georgia, USA. I have 5.5 acres...

    I live in Central Georgia, USA. I have 5.5 acres on which I keep 3 horses and a donkey, some chickens, geese and dogs. My house and barn sit on part of it. I keep the horses mostly on around 3.5 to...
  13. Thread: Is this common?

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    I would have someone take a look at the pasture. ...

    I would have someone take a look at the pasture. There are lots of plants that a horse shouldn't eat maybe your pasture has something toxic? It happens all the time.
  14. extendpethealth.com - Joint Care for Senior Dogs - caution!

    I received a link to a "Free trial" for a product with a glowing testimonial that sounded like it was just what I was looking for. READ the fine print!!! Yeah read the fine print which is nowhere on...
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    I'm old enough to remember the Electric...

    I'm old enough to remember the Electric (Rhinestone) Cowboy phase where everyone wanted to dress like a cowboy. I think my point is that it's a look that can't really be duplicated by "fashion", it...
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    Another example of Fashion Following Function

    Why? If you want the "equestrian look" why not just buy riding britches? I don't get it, I really don't.
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    My daughter had a cat named Levi. Levi was an...

    My daughter had a cat named Levi. Levi was an a$$hole. If you didn't pay enough attention to him he would knock your stuff onto the floor. He would stick his paw into your drink. I learned to...
  18. A lack of experience would be a huge flag. Sure...

    A lack of experience would be a huge flag. Sure yearlings are cute but what happens in another 2 years when he is an obnoxious 3 year old stallion (if they don't geld him)? What happens when they...
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    A few years ago a person I know had been trail...

    A few years ago a person I know had been trail riding all day at a facility near me. She loaded her horse in her trailer and went home sometime after dark. When she got home her trailer was empty. ...
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    You are correct. It happened to a friend of...

    You are correct. It happened to a friend of mine. She got her horse off the trailer safely, killed the wasps, removed and nest and he loaded back on like a trooper.
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    I'm glad to hear that the owners weren't...

    I'm glad to hear that the owners weren't irresponsible enough to leave the window open. It's a horror all the same. Poor horse.
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    Tragic Trailer Accident

    http://www.wbrz.com/news/horse-killed-in-mishap-on-i-10

    I can't count how many times I've seen horses hanging their heads out of open trailer windows going down the interstate. It's so dangerous...
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    I couldn't even watch the coming down video. I...

    I couldn't even watch the coming down video. I wouldn't even do that on my own feet let alone trust a 1000 lb flighty creature.
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    I usually get a few bunnies but none this year. ...

    I usually get a few bunnies but none this year. We have had foxes and there is a stray cat that's been hanging around which may be why I'm not seeing the bunnies.
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    He eats the competition...

    He eats the competition...
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