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    Check out the PSSM Forum on Facebook. Pretty...

    Check out the PSSM Forum on Facebook. Pretty knowledgeable (and helpful)group of folks. Their file section has lots of info.
  2. Check out the PSSM forum on facebook. Looks like...

    Check out the PSSM forum on facebook. Looks like a group of very knowledgeable people that are willing to answer questions.
  3. Banana flavored instant pudding! I was just at a...

    Banana flavored instant pudding! I was just at a seminar and this was recommended by a equine nutritionist. Tried it with a horse that was off his supplements and he's licking the feed dish now....
  4. http://www.biocareanimalproducts.com/mstore/retail...

    http://www.biocareanimalproducts.com/mstore/retail/bioshield/stall.html

    Haven't used the stall product but their wound treatment is amazing and far surpasses anything else we have used. Barn has...
  5. What others have said: snowpads, heated...

    What others have said: snowpads, heated tank/buckets, Carharts, thermals, rubber boots etc etc.
    This area had a bad summer for hay. Growers got a first cut early in the season and then we had no...
  6. Coming from a "feeder" - I HATE the SmartPak...

    Coming from a "feeder" - I HATE the SmartPak containers. It's quicker and easier to pop the top off one tupperware container containing all the supplements.
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    BioShield Wound Treatment

    A little pricey but IMO a must to have in the barn. 99% effective on bacteria and fungus and also helps the immune system, accelerating the wound healing. They make a skin treatment also but for a...
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    Boarder not a BO ... but

    Love my BO! Small backyard barn so she is pretty picky but she also has a "30 day policy". New boarder has 30 days to fit in. At 30 days either BO or new boarder can call it quits with no hard...
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    Is it always the same foot and nail? My mare has...

    Is it always the same foot and nail? My mare has to be shod with one nail missing on medial side of a front.
  10. Vet Wrap and Duct Tape!

    Vet Wrap and Duct Tape!
  11. Thread: How much hay?

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    Boarding barns in my area feed 2-3 flakes in the...

    Boarding barns in my area feed 2-3 flakes in the evening.
    I bought the slow feed nets, pay the BO for an extra flake at night, pack them myself, and usually hang it also. (horses out all day and...
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    FarmTired - sent you a PM Paula

    FarmTired - sent you a PM
    Paula
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    I'm with the "post the rules and also talk to the...

    I'm with the "post the rules and also talk to the boarder" crowd.
    BUT it would be nice to take the time to reassure your good boarders and thank them for using their common sense without posted...
  14. A few years ago DH and I visited Mackinac early...

    A few years ago DH and I visited Mackinac early in the season.
    Inquired about renting a buggy, told them we (me) were a horse owner but very little experience driving. No problem - set us up with...
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    I too board at a backyard barn in an urban area,...

    I too board at a backyard barn in an urban area, with horsey wife and not so horsey husband and kids.
    I'm afraid this is just part of boarding at a backyard barn. I try to remember that this is...
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    Highflyer - we had a "dentist only" DVM that...

    Highflyer - we had a "dentist only" DVM that quickly realized sheath cleaning was a lucrative sideline. I'm sure our barn was not the only one that scurried around cleaning sheaths and trimming ears...
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    Mare completed the month treatment a few weeks...

    Mare completed the month treatment a few weeks ago. I still have a few packets left for any potential stressful situations over the winter (she more or less has the winter off) and will order more...
  18. Thread: Arena stalls

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    loose horses

    The barn I board at has the stalls inside the arena. We don't really have a problem with dust or riders BUT I HATE that horses are allowed to be turned out in the arena unsupervised. Loose horse...
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    Puppy Alley

    I have to chime in here. 11 yrs ago we bought a pup at Congress. It was not an impulse purchase. We did our homework and quizzed the seller as she did the same to us.
    Puppy had appropriate shots,...
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    For my last mare it was "magic". Definitely took...

    For my last mare it was "magic". Definitely took her down a couple of notches.
    Current mare is also on raspberry leaves. No change in her general attitude but heat cycles seem to be shorter and...
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    I do ... I do!!! While I will never have the...

    I do ... I do!!! While I will never have the quality of horse to be competitive at Congress, I LOVE Congress.
    Been going for years - anyone else remember the badges for admission?
    I try to buy...
  22. Thread: Turnout charge

    by PaulaK
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    Majority of boarding barns in my area (urban, on...

    Majority of boarding barns in my area (urban, on a park system) do not offer turnout. In fact most require you to stay on the property if you turn out yourself. The few offering turnout charge extra...
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    Sorry Mosey - internet connection was down. Hope...

    Sorry Mosey - internet connection was down. Hope your decision is made.
    I don't have any experience with Opti-Zyme so can't say if it is any better. I'm just really impressed with the DAC products....
  24. Thread: Hay Nets?

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    Just got a slow feed hay net a week ago. I'm only...

    Just got a slow feed hay net a week ago. I'm only using it for the mare's evening feed (horses are out during the day). Both mare and I love it. I've been scattering a little hay on the stall floor...
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    Direct Action Vitamins

    DAC's DDA hands down! Contains Yea Sacc and Bio-Mos along with the other good stuff. My BO believes in it enough to have the whole barn on it and it's included in the board. Most of the horses had...
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