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    We enjoy the benefits of misters in the barn...

    We enjoy the benefits of misters in the barn aisle for our hot and/or humid summer days here in Pennsylvania. Cools the barn down quite a bit. We have a rubber matted barn aisle.
  2. No helpful answer, but I am very sorry for your...

    No helpful answer, but I am very sorry for your pain and your loss.
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    Bought a 6.5-ft TR3 in the last year, and I am...

    Bought a 6.5-ft TR3 in the last year, and I am very pleased with the investment. Using it for arenas and very long gravel driveway. Driveway is the smoothest it has been in years, and it is the...
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    Add me to the TR3 fan list. Amazing tool. Time...

    Add me to the TR3 fan list. Amazing tool. Time to put the disk harrow and york rake up on Craig's list.
  5. Are you sure they did not just find another place...

    Are you sure they did not just find another place to lay? Our free range hens have sent us on some Easter-style egg hunts!
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    I wear mine throughout the summer, and keep a...

    I wear mine throughout the summer, and keep a black one just for schooling shows. I find the vest very helpful.
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    One Copper running horse weather vane left on...

    One Copper running horse weather vane left on clearance at http://store.horsegiftsandart.com/2045031.html and some other horse vanes available, too.
  8. We found Columbia Boots just before the polar...

    We found Columbia Boots just before the polar temps hit, and they have been awesome for stable work. Feet stay warm, no extra socks were needed, but even better it really fits onto your foot, sort...
  9. Not sure your actual intent, but silt fence will...

    Not sure your actual intent, but silt fence will flap in the wind. There are compost filter socks or "silt socks" on the market now that might be good for your application.

    Good Luck!
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    I also use the inexpensive patio misters. They...

    I also use the inexpensive patio misters. They can cool my barn by 10 degrees on a wicked hot day. Hard to write as the temp here right now is 23 degrees F!
    Anyway, I have a lot if mineral in my...
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    Good experience here. One of my Boarders used it...

    Good experience here. One of my Boarders used it regularly as a compression bandage for a mare with hind leg issues, leaving it on for 24 or 48 hours at a time.
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    Yes, we made our own "prototype." Vibrated a...

    Yes, we made our own "prototype." Vibrated a screed with a jigsaw! I worked for a bit, 'til the screen failed from fatigue. It was enough for us to decide the real thing was worthwhile, so we...
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    We are on the east coast and not involved in this...

    We are on the east coast and not involved in this story, but I hate to see the reputation of someone I respect trashed. We are honored to have Jochen Schleese come to our facility on a regular...
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    I have two horses that get upset during...

    I have two horses that get upset during thunderstorms. They are both substantially calmer when another horse is next to them. Perhaps this information will help your mare.
    Best of luck,
  15. We did exactly this a decade ago, and it is still...

    We did exactly this a decade ago, and it is still in place. We included cross-slope to drains, so ours was a bit more complicated. Anyway, use a level and place marks on the boards on either side...
  16. Positive Reinforcement

    My mare fractured her Coffin Bone a couple years ago.
    Similar to riskybusiness, I was also told by my vet at diagnosis that the break did not involve joint, giving a good prognosis.
    My farrier...
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    Thank you for your kind suggestion,...

    Thank you for your kind suggestion, ponymamwithkids. We invested a small fortune in various treatments over about 2 years, from Cyproheptadine to acupuncture to having an MRI done of his head. All...
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    Hanoverian Gelding in Eastern PA

    17 h, beautiful 1997 bay Hanoverian Gelding.
    Free to approved home with references.

    Imported in 2000, was a competitive 2nd level dressage horse before head shaking diagnosis in 2006 halted...
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    Ceiling fans! Less noise, less energy, less...

    Ceiling fans! Less noise, less energy, less hazard, and they keep our horses very comfortable in hot weather.
  20. Thread: Night check

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    We night check and give final hay and water about...

    We night check and give final hay and water about 9 pm, but I have a camera in the aisle and a receiver in the bedroom. If there is a ruckus or bang, we can jump up and run out to the barn to check....
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    Petstorejunkie had a very good idea for the...

    Petstorejunkie had a very good idea for the traveling trainer. Along that line of thought, here is a duffel bag for your consideration ...
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    Tractor supply

    Five days after Hurricane Sandy hit, we have power and phone/internet back, and I can finally write about the amazing job by the staff at the Quakertown, PA TSC store. Two days after the storm, we...
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    Tried the power tools; the razor blade works...

    Tried the power tools; the razor blade works better. We did a large area. We set them on plywood over saw horses (less time on your knees). Align the cut near the edge, so you can bend open the...
  24. A friend of mine is bringing back her mare from a...

    A friend of mine is bringing back her mare from a horrible case of lymphangitis that was exacerbated by a sweat Wrap. The leg had what looked like third degree burns. She was using the silverdine,...
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    I strongly suggest you research the implements...

    I strongly suggest you research the implements you want to use.

    The gearbox on the 6-foot rotary cutter I use and the snow-blower both need the 40-45 HP of my larger tractor. As to lifting, the...
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