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  1. I put up the equivalent of shade structures…10...

    I put up the equivalent of shade structures…10 feet deep, 20 feet long, with a roofline probably 10 feet off the ground, with no sides at all. They use it to stay dry, and that's where I throw hay. ...
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    I have 3 sacrifice paddocks for 5 horses and a...

    I have 3 sacrifice paddocks for 5 horses and a donkey. One is grass/dirt, one is stone dust on top of #2s and geotex fabric, one is the equivalent of 3 inches of pea gravel on top of #2s and geotex....
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    I have a horse here that does that intermittently...

    I have a horse here that does that intermittently … it's been suggested that he may be having some small stroke events, the symptoms of which may cause him anxiety and pacing. It's mostly observed...
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    I can't say enough good things about Damascus. ...

    I can't say enough good things about Damascus. Very happy for many years with their service.
  5. They should be feeding as much as a vet would...

    They should be feeding as much as a vet would recommend - what, like 20-25 pounds of quality hay per day? If they are not feeding what is generally accepted to be what a horse needs on a daily...
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    Farrier Recommendation - Maryland

    Hi - looking for recommendation for top notch farrier taking new clients in western Howard County, MD. All horses are easy to handle. Two horses are in front shoes, 3 are barefoot.

    Thanks!
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    Pictures posted of riders on those poor horses...

    Pictures posted of riders on those poor horses with too much hardware in their mouths (which are gaping open) and broken at the third. <<<CRINGE>>>
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    Just got our first snow of the season - 3 inches...

    Just got our first snow of the season - 3 inches or so here. Due to poor planning, manure trailer is full and at bottom of hill. Cannot get up driveway to empty, so now need to set up emergency...
  9. Heard an idea the other day that might help …...

    Heard an idea the other day that might help … fill a plastic gallon bottle (with a screw on lid) with salt water … apparently it freezes much less quickly and the horses learn to knock it down to...
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    I have a heat sensor system…it cost about $2.5k,...

    I have a heat sensor system…it cost about $2.5k, but is worth it for peace of mind for me.

    Also, when I'm feeling nervous, I can throw the breaker at the house so there is no power to the barn. ...
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    omg - hope all turns out all right…what a...

    omg - hope all turns out all right…what a sh*tstorm of events.
  12. Have you tried him on Previcox? It might help...

    Have you tried him on Previcox? It might help with his flexibility and comfort. I'd also think about pulling his shoes and seeing how he does without them. While I understand the farrier's valid...
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    Resurrecting this thread in the hopes that...

    Resurrecting this thread in the hopes that someone has found some good research on this question. I saw a study from Germany a few months ago that showed horses started and in work before 3.5-4...
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    I feel your pain. I had a boarder with a horse...

    I feel your pain. I had a boarder with a horse that had a screw loose; it was a bad situation and fortunately we quickly parted ways. Couldn't have been happier to see that trailer pulling away.
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    Omigosh, donkeys don't cost very much at all! ...

    Omigosh, donkeys don't cost very much at all! Ours has her feet trimmed about every 2 months, and she does have regular health care from vet (shots, etc.), but eats 1/8 of a cup of grain per day and...
  16. Simke, a few months ago I rehabbed 2 turnout...

    Simke, a few months ago I rehabbed 2 turnout paddocks with geotex and 2 different surfaces. One is stone dust, the other is a crusher run/millings that, once the dust has washed off and settled, is...
  17. Heartbreakingly sad. I cannot imagine this...

    Heartbreakingly sad. I cannot imagine this happening to any of mine. I would be devastated.
  18. Thanks for asking the question - I'd like clarity...

    Thanks for asking the question - I'd like clarity as well. I did buy the PS of Sweden and really, really like it!
  19. "Please don't show up at midnight on Christmas...

    "Please don't show up at midnight on Christmas Eve because you wanted to see if the animals really did talk (they don't!) and have me have to get dressed and haul my butt out to the barn to see what...
  20. In my barn and on our farm - no smoking anywhere....

    In my barn and on our farm - no smoking anywhere. Never ever. We had a friend's wedding party here a few months ago … a guest started to light up … he was directed to leave the property to smoke. ...
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    Small brag on my youngster!

    My beautiful GOV boy (2 3/4 years old) was backed for the first time this weekend…and he was a star! He has had lots and lots of ground work since I bought him (at 6 weeks!) and brought him home (at...
  22. That is SO cool! Congrats on finding a good...

    That is SO cool! Congrats on finding a good solution…how ingenious! Be nice to that fabulous husband of yours. : )
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    I would absolutely blanket them if they have no...

    I would absolutely blanket them if they have no access to shelter. Mine are naked and happy, even though it's cold and raining today, but they have both trees and a constructed shelter with...
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    Scissors…more hoses…flashlights…human first aid...

    Scissors…more hoses…flashlights…human first aid kit with ice thingys that you snap and they are cold or hot...
  25. It could always be worse! At least she is not...

    It could always be worse! At least she is not intentionally aiming at you when you're schooling movements, saying horrible things about you to others, or throwing your expensive grooming equipment...
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