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  1. This wouldn't even be a question if you trusted...

    This wouldn't even be a question if you trusted your boarding barn.

    (I board retired horses and most of my owners are absentee).
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    My donkey is the same as Jeanette's -- the lowest...

    My donkey is the same as Jeanette's -- the lowest on the pecking order and absolutely positively not aggressive. I would never put her in with an aggressive horse as she'd get clobbered.
  3. It seems to me that this sub classification of...

    It seems to me that this sub classification of the zoning has a material effect on the appraisal. Clearly, one cannot do an accurate appraisal without knowing the proper zoning -- and the appraiser...
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    I don't understand why this is a question, given...

    I don't understand why this is a question, given what you've told us.

    If you love the horse and don't want to sell, don't! Sure, go ahead and lease them out for as long as it makes sense for the...
  5. So did you thank your DH?? Around here, I am...

    So did you thank your DH??

    Around here, I am THRILLED if I can get husband or teenaged son to mow for me!
  6. Thanks SouthernYankee and subk, that's good to...

    Thanks SouthernYankee and subk, that's good to know. The field is 11 acres so I do not pick it and the manure is not composted. I'm not a big chemical user, but this weed is unbelievable . . . in a...
  7. I agree with this. Many people have said to...

    I agree with this. Many people have said to charge to cover your costs, but that's not the point. The point is you don't want to be doing this. I like the solution of keeping grain/hay available...
  8. Glad I'm not alone! I believe I have "smooth"...

    Glad I'm not alone!

    I believe I have "smooth" bedstraw, which is why mine doesn't stick to me.

    I've done quite a bit of research now, and 1) horses and cows DON'T eat it (despite some ag...
  9. Wait, if you are doing all the labor (are you?)...

    Wait, if you are doing all the labor (are you?) what's the benefit of this arrangement?

    Why not just charge more and offer full board?
  10. Yes, that's it! I didn't know it sticks to you...

    Yes, that's it! I didn't know it sticks to you -- it doesn't in my experience. I've never actually noticed the seeds.

    How do I get rid of it?!?!
  11. Thanks for such a comprehensive answer! (And,...

    Thanks for such a comprehensive answer! (And, given that I offer pasture board at a relatively high price, I'm with you on that soapbox! And agree that paying attention to the pastures, rotating,...
  12. One of my pastures is being taken over by a weed!

    I have 6 horses on 11 acres, and I just noticed that a LOT of the field is covered in a weed I've since learned is called "bedstraw." 11 acres in this climate should be more than enough grass for 6...
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    Having read The Hot Zone almost 20 years ago, and...

    Having read The Hot Zone almost 20 years ago, and a few other books on emerging diseases, I'm following the ebola story pretty obsessively. I am not worried about my own safety, but fascinated in a...
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    Take her on a walk, like a dog. Seriously. It...

    Take her on a walk, like a dog. Seriously. It would do you both good. Like a trail ride, but you are on the ground.

    For a while I would lead my kids' pony and my 2 dogs and 17 h. TB would walk...
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    I think you converted me too! I use the...

    I think you converted me too!

    I use the Feedrite bags on the 10 horses here (and yes, mine drink with them on too). I soak everyone's feed in a big muck tub of water before feeding. Add any...
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    One of my first posts on COTH was the day I lost...

    One of my first posts on COTH was the day I lost two horses, one to a colic and the other was his best buddy who was set to be put down two days later, but we did it on the same day. The colic was...
  17. Hmmm, I haven't asked him that! If I can...

    Hmmm, I haven't asked him that! If I can remember long enough until the next time I talk to him, I will.

    In real life I have only met two posters. One is one of my boarders and good friends whom...
  18. Thread: We sold the farm

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    The end of an era, and the beginning of a new...

    The end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. Please travel lots, for me! (still tied down to the farm :-) )
  19. Thanks, fordtraktor -- you are on my list too! I...

    Thanks, fordtraktor -- you are on my list too! I love your parenting advice (among other things) -- same for cowboymom and rustbreeches. And there are way more of you -- I really would be here all...
  20. You know, I've given the "who would you like to...

    You know, I've given the "who would you like to meet" question a bit of thought. Everyone always says the same handful of posters. *I* would like to meet most of you! I'd want to meet Guilherme...
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    A friend of mine has a website, blog and Facebook...

    A friend of mine has a website, blog and Facebook page dedicated to this subject (having lost a child herself). It is a support community and resource center. Here's the link:...
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    In my opinion you only will need to warm up your...

    In my opinion you only will need to warm up your horse if he is shivering. If no shivering, he is fine.

    Most horses will use a shelter if they are cold, though not all.

    If your horse is...
  23. LaBonnes!! You DO know our area :-) (I'm just...

    LaBonnes!! You DO know our area :-) (I'm just over the border into NY state).

    Carry on.
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    That is so cool! Thank you for this, I had no...

    That is so cool! Thank you for this, I had no idea solar fans even existed. This is what I love about COTH -- great ideas that I would never have thought of!

    What kind of area does it cover? ...
  25. You could very well be right, but that evidence...

    You could very well be right, but that evidence is VERY circumstantial! It is a leap to say that the BO's horses are getting your feed etc just because on the feed chart they are fed the same thing,...
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