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  1. Congrats on the upcoming move, that area is...

    Congrats on the upcoming move, that area is beautiful. I don't know much about boarding there (I'm in the Piedmont) but if you haven't already you might want to become a member of the NCHJA FB page....
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    You guys are so funny. I'm glad I shared our...

    You guys are so funny. I'm glad I shared our story. I can't stop smiling. Sure, it may be silly to be so excited about acquiring a 20yr old horse, but its fun and we are glad to give him a home. I...
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    I think Santa might have been involved...

    I think Santa might have been involved afterall...

    We had arranged for his owner to come and get him this afternoon. She called and was ready to come over but before she did, she asked if I wanted...
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    Great news, his owners have been located!! Turns...

    Great news, his owners have been located!! Turns out they live down at the other end of the road. Had an issue with the fence and didn't realize the booger had snuck out. They'll be coming to get him...
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    Here's a photo DH took right after we discovered...

    Here's a photo DH took right after we discovered him that morning.

    https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/529473_10102810056600890_1468004843_n.jpg

    Paddock with the mares is to the...
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    I had wondered that too. I think if he had been...

    I had wondered that too. I think if he had been intentionally left here they would have opened the gate or tied him to the fence? He was basically loose, roughly 30ft from the road. Our girls...
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    NWR...cute story. DH still can't believe this...

    NWR...cute story.

    DH still can't believe this happened. Of all animals, a random horse had to come down the driveway.

    No storms, but we did have a ton of rain last week. No obvious injuries or...
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    I have to admit, it does feel like a childhood...

    I have to admit, it does feel like a childhood dream come true. :)

    I keep reminding myself that the stork didn't bring him, he came from somewhere. We just hope we can figure out where. We are...
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    I found a pony on my driveway...

    Just thought I'd share, on Wednesday morning I walked out the front door and saw an unfamiliar red horse at the end of the driveway. I immediately bolted toward the feed room for a bucket and grain....
  10. Wow, ToTheNines, your boy is so lucky to have...

    Wow, ToTheNines, your boy is so lucky to have you!

    The more I read about heaves the more I learn that management involves a bit of trial and error. I too hope we get a few more responses, its...
  11. How do you manage heaves with a show horse?

    I'm curious...I was offered FTGH a nice horse, well trained, etc with one caveat...he has heaves. I don't know all the details just yet, so I don't know what triggers his flare ups or how often he...
  12. I concur with the suggestion to look in the...

    I concur with the suggestion to look in the Athens area (lived there for years and would love to go back someday). Check out Four Seasons Farm in Madison, GA. Their staff is wonderful, farm is...
  13. Give Cana Land and Farm a call too,...

    Give Cana Land and Farm a call too, http://www.canalandfarm.com/. I got orchard grass and timothy squares from him last year and this year I went with fescue round bales. All hay has been nice...
  14. Yes, give the local Farm Credit folks a call. A...

    Yes, give the local Farm Credit folks a call. A year ago we bought out farm. The 100yr old house on the property scared off the traditional banks so we had to get creative. Farm Credit has all kinds...
  15. Related to the TMJ/pain issue try using the...

    Related to the TMJ/pain issue try using the speculum on a lower setting and not cranking her all the way open. My 25yr old gelding has been a real problem with dentals the past few years and like...
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    We have a couple of sheds and an old barn on our...

    We have a couple of sheds and an old barn on our property. None of them have power. We do just fine this time of year with all the daylight but soon it will be dark when I get home so I'm planning on...
  17. I have a paint mare who recently started losing...

    I have a paint mare who recently started losing shoes (due to the drought and then torrential rain scenario we've had lately). I bought an Easyboot Trail to have on hand in case she loses a shoe and...
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    Thanks! I hadn't heard of any issues with...

    Thanks! I hadn't heard of any issues with perennial rye. I'll go look that up.

    I'll be on the look out for Marshall Rye. I think so far I've found Gulf rye or something like that.

    Haven't...
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    Need advice on overseeding with Rye

    I'm thinking about overseeding with Rye this Fall and have a couple questions. I know a bunch of us live in NC so I thought I'd throw this out there.

    Would perennial rye come back year after year...
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    Thanks guys. I have heard all kinds of accolades...

    Thanks guys. I have heard all kinds of accolades for the nets but I have not had any direct experience with them.

    I suspect one of my mares will throw a tantrum and get frustrated. My gelding is...
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    I also thought this was about toys for horses. :)...

    I also thought this was about toys for horses. :) What a fun thread.

    I have boxes of my old Breyers and Barbie horses somewhere in the house. My DH keeps bugging me about all the boxes, maybe I'll...
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    Small Hole Hay Net and My Older Guy

    I'm about to order a few small hole hay nets for my crew to use for their winter hay. The nets are appealing since I hope they will help slow these guys down when they eat their hay and I've got my...
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    We built a wooden shed. But before building I had...

    We built a wooden shed. But before building I had considered installing this: http://www.tractorsupply.com/shelterlogic-reg-equine-run-in-shed-12-ft-w-x-20-ft-l-x-8-3-10-ft-h-1019607 I have read in...
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    Thanks guys. The big Lab used to just chow down,...

    Thanks guys. The big Lab used to just chow down, now he's rooting around, wiping his muzzle and flinging food everywhere. He was eating some pretty crumby kibble and had flea allergies, hot spots,...
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    Odd, Wiping Muzzles While Eating

    Ok, so we have a new, odd phenomenon with our dogs. It started with our 7yr old lab male. A couple weeks ago he started a strange habit of wiping his muzzle repeatedly on his bed while eating. He...
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