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    Exactly what saddleup said. The BO should be...

    Exactly what saddleup said. The BO should be clear in their own mind that they don't have to take everyone who wants to come. Although, to be fair, with so few boarders the BO may be more...
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    I'm pretty near Mistyblue and showidaho (I'm 100...

    I'm pretty near Mistyblue and showidaho (I'm 100 miles north of NYC) and they haven't shown up here either. I have it written on the barn calendar when they've arrived in years past, and this is the...
  3. I've tried the gassing method, which didn't work....

    I've tried the gassing method, which didn't work. The one thing that worked for me was dumping used kitty litter down the hole, waiting a few days, and then filling. They never came back. It is...
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    Another way to save money on the no climb is to...

    Another way to save money on the no climb is to install it off the ground. That's what I wish I had done. With the fence flush to the ground weeds grow up right in the fence making it very...
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    I third seeing a neurologist. However, I just...

    I third seeing a neurologist. However, I just listened to an NPR show on brain games with a panel of eminent neurologist/neuropsychologists, and the one program they said does work is something...
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    A big risk in this situation is that you would be...

    A big risk in this situation is that you would be totally dependent on the farmowner to allow your business to continue. What if he gets tired of people coming onto his property? Or you have a...
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    At least around me they are hard to find. I get...

    At least around me they are hard to find. I get mine at a local sawmill; they are not carried by regular hardware/lumber stores.
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    Oh, and fencing: I don't use electric; I do use...

    Oh, and fencing: I don't use electric; I do use small square woven wire. If you want to go cheaper, you can use metal t-posts and "page wire" (the squares are larger). As you probably know, the...
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    Congratulations, Squish! I hope we all can be as...

    Congratulations, Squish! I hope we all can be as helpful as you are on all the menagerie questions.

    My two cents: manure: you don't have to get fancy to compost. I rarely use my stalls. What...
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    I'm on my third year with the cinchchix whole...

    I'm on my third year with the cinchchix whole bale nets, and they have survived unscathed, except where *I* cut one bit my mistake. They hold up very well!

    I have them hung inside my run-in...
  11. Onthebit's farm is kind of the gold standard for...

    Onthebit's farm is kind of the gold standard for retirement farms. Though she charges more than $400, I'm pretty sure. (And has a waiting list).

    Wherever your friend chooses, I'd recommend she...
  12. But who cares?? The question and discussion are...

    But who cares?? The question and discussion are still relevant and interesting; focusing on this peripheral issue detracts from the board as a whole, in my opinion. In other words: it is not...
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    I've used the capsules, unbroken. Just toss them...

    I've used the capsules, unbroken. Just toss them in the feed and the horse I gave them to ate them right up.
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    Cowboymom: DON'T GO!!!! We can debate the...

    Cowboymom: DON'T GO!!!!

    We can debate the nuances, but when good posters stop, the board is diminished.

    I echo Laurierace, this board has been invaluable to me.
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    This is my issue with COTH right now. I am not...

    This is my issue with COTH right now. I am not bothered if an idiot gets called out, or even if there's obnoxious disagreement on political threads, those can be avoided. I just find that lately...
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    Money saving tip: I couldn't see the point of...

    Money saving tip: I couldn't see the point of spending a ton of money on a dress that would be worn once, so I decided to find a used dress. When I was home in Missouri, we went to an antique shop...
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    I shouldn't even be replying because I board...

    I shouldn't even be replying because I board retired horses (so no idea how it affects a hot horse). It has helped with a couple of hard keepers here, including a 30 year old TB who lost weight in...
  18. You know, I'm worried about the COTH forums --...

    You know, I'm worried about the COTH forums -- they seem to be dwindling, and that would be terrible for me, because COTH is my favorite place to visit! I have noticed more and more of a tendency to...
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    You pay for all 30 days, whether you use them or...

    You pay for all 30 days, whether you use them or not, so the BO can find your replacement without (hopefully) a break in income.

    The clause is not in the contract for the boarder's sake, but for...
  20. I'm not your market b/c I have a small barn doing...

    I'm not your market b/c I have a small barn doing retirement boarding. I just polled my boarders who *all* said they'd rather stick with paper checks than an electronic system. I only have to send...
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    For the OP's sake, this bears repeating. *This*...

    For the OP's sake, this bears repeating. *This* is the bottom line, OP.

    I understand your father doesn't "get along with" the mare, but would he if she had more training? You could take the...
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    My two cents is that the mare and 2 year old...

    My two cents is that the mare and 2 year old sound like they are 1) the most marketable and 2) would therefore bring the most money and also 3) be the likeliest to end up in a good situation. ...
  23. Thread: Ticks 'R Us

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    And this is my biggest problem in the Lyme...

    And this is my biggest problem in the Lyme Disease area: there is SO MUCH that is not known, and yet doctors -- of all stripes -- make pronouncements ALL THE TIME, most of which cannot be...
  24. Thread: Ticks 'R Us

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    Yes, I don't think there is one magic bullet...

    Yes, I don't think there is one magic bullet against ticks. You have to take a multi-pronged approach.

    As to the diatomaceous earth, I've not heard of it being effective sprinkled on pets. I...
  25. Thread: Ticks 'R Us

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    LookmaNohands is absolutely right. The received...

    LookmaNohands is absolutely right. The received wisdom is that Lyme takes 24 hours to transmit, but I have never seen any studies proving this. So it is unclear. However, Powassan virus takes 15...
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