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    I've been having luck w/ deep run in sheds with...

    I've been having luck w/ deep run in sheds with fans for bugs. but they could be just as well in the barn - they stand in there all day long when the bugs are bad.

    For gnats, I have used...
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    Perhaps the point when listing numbers of other...

    Perhaps the point when listing numbers of other deaths isn't a "look, these people (or horses) died too" isn't a comparison as much as it is meant to say that things die everywhere doing even "safe"...
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    Just a couple of points... as a LL eventer. ...

    Just a couple of points... as a LL eventer.

    First, a horse did die in a dressage arena - a few years ago at Wayne. It was horrific and rare but it does happen.

    Second, I am always more worried...
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    really? Temps in my barn get well below the...

    really? Temps in my barn get well below the freezer temps (0°F) - all winter long. So helmets are compromised by this? I don't think of it as extreme cold, like -80°F

    Seriously asking - not...
  5. Truthfully, you couldn't pay me money to handwalk...

    Truthfully, you couldn't pay me money to handwalk one of my TBs if he was really "happy footed", especially if I was lame and couldn't put them properly back in their spot - without letting them burn...
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    After digging ours out once to move it - I'd say...

    After digging ours out once to move it - I'd say that really depends on how deep its dug in. Because we have really deep frost, our pipes are 6 feet down and it was one hell of a hole, very scary...
  7. ?mouse traps set on the counter tops under a...

    ?mouse traps set on the counter tops under a towel?

    ?spray bottle w/ water?
  8. I have a cribber and wooden hay boxes/mangers. ...

    I have a cribber and wooden hay boxes/mangers.

    I bought the bitter apple spray from a pet store - which keeps them all from munching on the mangers that aren't oak.

    Using rough cut oak boards...
  9. How to not worry? If you find out, please pm me....

    How to not worry? If you find out, please pm me.

    Regarding colic and the vet assistant. You keep your horse at home. Trust me - you will KNOW when your horse is starting to not feel right. You...
  10. I also lost one to impaction colic about 20 yrs...

    I also lost one to impaction colic about 20 yrs ago. The horse was boarded at the time. It haunted me for a long time; then I couldn't take the stress and realized I am doing the best I can.

    I...
  11. Some cold weather and outside living hacks for...

    Some cold weather and outside living hacks for you.

    1) Eye bolt and snap buckets to fence posts for grain buckets. If feeding more than 1, space buckets appropriately to prevent fighting.

    2)...
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    Yes- my cat did it to the puppy when they were...

    Yes- my cat did it to the puppy when they were the same size.

    We've had good luck w/ our bird dogs - goldens and now a small M. They do chase the barn cat but even if they could grab the cat,...
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    Actually I do. My children are encouraged to...

    Actually I do. My children are encouraged to participate in the sport(s) that they love - not because they can win.

    I actually do the same. I am not a particularly talented rider but I love...
  14. Thread: Do you crate?

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    Hmmm... I am one of "those" owners w/ one of our...

    Hmmm... I am one of "those" owners w/ one of our dogs being my pet. I consider his "training" to be daily - every day I interact w/ him I am training him to behave himself (or not) just like I...
  15. Well, I personally find forcing my horses to stay...

    Well, I personally find forcing my horses to stay outside when it's -20F, w/ a 50 mph wind unacceptable. And yes, they want to come in, even when they have a run in. They also want to come in when...
  16. No - it really isn't feasible to have a stall...

    No - it really isn't feasible to have a stall door open to the outside at all times even if it was built that way. Do NONE of you live where you get snow and wind all at the same time? I've had...
  17. No - it really isn't feasible to have a stall...

    No - it really isn't feasible to have a stall door open to the outside at all times even if it was built that way. Do NONE of you live where you get snow and wind all at the same time? I've had...
  18. My horse stabled overnight one night in a place...

    My horse stabled overnight one night in a place which used very minimal shavings. The mats were cushy - and designed to not need much bedding, or so I was told.

    My horse was a bit agitated when...
  19. PSA - GTS before starting. I was warned and had...

    PSA - GTS before starting. I was warned and had towels down before I opened the filter...

    I like the idea about vacuuming before washing. I will have to do that. But it's little kid socks that...
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    Well, my 12 week old is already at the "you ain't...

    Well, my 12 week old is already at the "you ain't the boss of me" stage... but it made me laugh as I scooped him up and put him where he was supposed to go.

    Story: because the pup can fit...
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    We now have an 11 week old and a 10 yr old and an...

    We now have an 11 week old and a 10 yr old and an 11 yr old. While I love him dearly and he's cute as a bugs ear, every once in a while I have to remind myself "this too shall pass". So, no...
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    added molasses

    added molasses
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    My lower level (training) event horses and...

    My lower level (training) event horses and retirees get cheap feed - a whole oats (2/3)/cracked corn (1/3) mix made by the local feed company per our order. They also get 1x per day a mineral...
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    hunting breeds- recommendation?

    Hi all,

    It is time for us to consider getting the next hunting partner for DH. He is an upland game bird hunter who occasionally also adds ducks/geese. He hunts in ND through really cold, harsh...
  25. My job as a human parent is to teach my human...

    My job as a human parent is to teach my human kids how to be good, kind, responsible, hard working adult humans. They are expected to leave home and to start their own families/households.

    I have...
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