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    Post a link to the pump you got so I or others...

    Post a link to the pump you got so I or others can check the "specs". With this I can tell you how to go about things. This is not a difficult DYI IMO. An electrician may may laugh all the way to...
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    The Great Meadows (Va Gold Cup) course can be a...

    The Great Meadows (Va Gold Cup) course can be a bit confusing because they run several different “types” of races on basically the same “oval”. The Timber course is pretty straight forward being all...
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    A gift certificate for a good butcher and storage...

    A gift certificate for a good butcher and storage locker for the Angus.
  4. “Tremendous race horse but a dud in the breeding...

    “Tremendous race horse but a dud in the breeding shed”

    I seemed to have left out part of the sentence. It should have read;

    “Tremendous race horse but a bit of a dud in the breeding shed for...
  5. I wouldn’t take exception if you did “dismiss”...

    I wouldn’t take exception if you did “dismiss” Bold Ruler. He was probably Big Red’s “down fall” in the breeding shed.

    Bold Ruler almost put the Phipps’ out of “business”

    Tremendous race...
  6. Yes she was. This is probably way pedigree...

    Yes she was.

    This is probably way pedigree query had the wrong breeder of Grey Legion.

    Spendthrift was the breeder of Raise A Native .
  7. Academy Award would be one of my “picks” remember...

    Academy Award would be one of my “picks” remember him well.

    A very well made horse as were most of Secretariats get but he could run unlike most. Which is why Claiborne chose to stand him....
  8. Grey Legion was bred by my father who managed all...

    Grey Legion was bred by my father who managed all of Howard Gilman’s ( he bred under the name Gilman Paper Corp for business reasons) Thoroughbred interests. Not sure why pedigree query has...
  9. Cute foal. IME it is not all that uncommon for...

    Cute foal.

    IME it is not all that uncommon for a mare to birth standing up. But IME it seems to happen more often when people are in attendance. Have no idea if this has any bearing or not. ...
  10. Hard to comment with out seeing/working with the...

    Hard to comment with out seeing/working with the horse. But there are comments that I think make sense.

    I have always thought stretching a horse’s front legs is part of the whole “tacking up”...
  11. It would depend on what you planned to do with...

    It would depend on what you planned to do with the horse. I would like to think that most people know the Thoroughbred Industry is making a concerted effort at raising the profile, desirability and...
  12. Small Haveaheart trap and peanut butter. They...

    Small Haveaheart trap and peanut butter. They love peanut butter smooth or crunchy . Or just make some “wood box” traps with a “stick trigger” and drop door. I went to summer camp in Maine for 2...
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    I would avoid using marine varnish because it can...

    I would avoid using marine varnish because it can have tendency to “blister” over time and become a maintenance hassle to keep looking half decent even with the wear and tear that a horse stall gets...
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    Many thanks to Rustbreeches and Simkie for their...

    Many thanks to Rustbreeches and Simkie for their very kind offer and PM. Also to Vineryridge for her PM.

    Our guy didn’t run his race having won nicely the start before. IMO he sure could use a...
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    We’ve got 14 nests this year. Down from a high of...

    We’ve got 14 nests this year. Down from a high of 19. None are at the flight stage yet but from the looks of their little heads getting bigger each day won’t be long. It’s too funny to see all their...
  16. How many acres did you have done? How many...

    How many acres did you have done? How many pounds of seed used? Quality seed starts at around $100 per 50lbs. If you still have a seed bag around check the label and give the details of what was...
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    From my time spent loosely around horses in...

    From my time spent loosely around horses in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico. Step up rule. Not sure if I ever saw anything but.

    Definitely a western “thing”. In the east, where...
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    Yup, I know the drill well. A ramp has to be well...

    Yup, I know the drill well. A ramp has to be well choreographed. Doors are much easier. But a heavy well made ramp that is properly “engineered” should lift with little to no effort if properly...
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    As to the OP’s question 18 maybe on the high side...

    As to the OP’s question 18 maybe on the high side but not unusual IME. I would think with stock trailers this would be on the norm side of things. Stock trailer are built with the idea of being able...
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    From the looks of the picture he damaged/injured...

    From the looks of the picture he damaged/injured his coronet band at some point. Given the fact that the hoof develops/grows out of the coronet once damaged this is what will generally happen for...
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    Is anyone going to be at Arapahoe tomorrow, 6-29?...

    Is anyone going to be at Arapahoe tomorrow, 6-29? A horse we bred and raced but lost to a very dumb management decision on both my and the trainers part is running in the 8th. His name is...
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    I generally agree with all of the comments in my...

    I generally agree with all of the comments in my experience.

    But I would not say;

    “Any mare with a foal is more than a match for a coyote. Any horse larger than a new foal is safe”.

    Nor;...
  23. Having done a number of trailer floors over the...

    Having done a number of trailer floors over the years this is one of the jobs like any rehab, remodel that can go relatively fast and easy. Or, better keep the kids away because there might be a...
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    OP, I can’t speak for Jump racing in the Euro’s I...

    OP, I can’t speak for Jump racing in the Euro’s I have only been to a few in England and Ireland. But lots of flat racing over there.

    In this country by and large what you saw IMO and vast...
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    I personally have known or know far more people...

    I personally have known or know far more people that have been seriously injured and or died in Sport Horse competitions then Jump Racing. In this country

    I have personally known or know far...
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