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    Around here they are around $9-10 per. Verses...

    Around here they are around $9-10 per. Verses $5+ for a 16' oak board. They can be bought used in pretty good shape for a couple of bucks each.
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    Agree, I have dealt with a few of these and there...

    Agree, I have dealt with a few of these and there is always swelling. A blind pig could see it. No different than a human. They can also get what is called a “pastern bow”. Some stick out like a...
  3. We all like to see everything in its “place”...

    We all like to see everything in its “place” right out of the box. IME of foaling 20-30 a year at one point the vast majority are “perfect” little horses. But we have had plenty that were a bit of a...
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    "occasional gnawing on jumps" LOL, you got off...

    "occasional gnawing on jumps"

    LOL, you got off easy.

    I more then suggest pulling the jumps. Got that T-shirt and it was an expensive one.
  5. Thread: Price Inquiry?

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    $50,000 for a horse who seems/appears to “hang”...

    $50,000 for a horse who seems/appears to “hang” her front legs? I am living on the wrong coast. IMO she appears to have a nice jump but with the way she holds her front legs that maybe at her max...
  6. Checking back to see if the OP's hydrant has...

    Checking back to see if the OP's hydrant has thawed out. Mine hasn't and it has been above freezing by and large for weeks now. The ground froze deep this year. I was told more then 15 inches which...
  7. Thread: Jump Rails

    by gumtree
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    Oxford Feed and lumber in Oxford PA carried nice...

    Oxford Feed and lumber in Oxford PA carried nice jump rails last year. $20 per rail. Esch Fencing used to stock nice jump rails but their supplier stopped making them. They found another source but...
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    LOL, I thought the same

    LOL, I thought the same
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    Only had a chance to skim read but will read and...

    Only had a chance to skim read but will read and digest when I have time. A couple of horses on your short list of TB stallions caught my attention. Nobre being one. I bought and sold Gem Master to...
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    As another said, talk to your local nursery. ...

    As another said, talk to your local nursery. They will be by far your best source of information and cost. What you are asking is very geography/soil and climate specific. Take a picture of what you...
  11. I did a quick check and could not find that the...

    I did a quick check and could not find that the use of 2-4-D being restricted in California.
    You will not find it in a Home Depot or Walmart or any of those type of stores. Maybe in a Garden...
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    Casting a bit of a broad blanket. "very...

    Casting a bit of a broad blanket.

    "very unnatural lives (usually in confinement or isolation)."

    Not from what I have seen. And I have seen a lot. Here and abroad.
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    IMO a really unnecessary comment. Bit surprised...

    IMO a really unnecessary comment. Bit surprised coming from you. At 23 he wasn't exactly a young horse. Most TBs I have known for a long time have died in their mid 20s. After living a luxury life...
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    You still don’t get it. Stop with your pony club...

    You still don’t get it. Stop with your pony club nonsense. YES, “milking” her on a daily bases can and will encourage milk production. I assumed that was a given. My mistake. NO WHERE in my comment...
  15. Roundup has limited value for a lot of broadleaf...

    Roundup has limited value for a lot of broadleaf weeds. Better off with generic 2-4-D, 60-70% strength. No fancy label, no horse picture, but perfectly safe to use with grazing horses. It is the...
  16. Roundup will/should work for what you are asking....

    Roundup will/should work for what you are asking. But Roundup by design has a limited “kill period”. It was designed for use by crop farmers for active weed control, killing off ground cover before...
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    The OP’s question seems have been answered. So...

    The OP’s question seems have been answered. So the following is for others education and or interest.

    The simplest and most accurate at this time is have her palped. If she did take the end of...
  18. OP, we installed new metal over old wood shakes...

    OP, we installed new metal over old wood shakes on one part of our property, and over two layers of old shingles on our house. Both practices were entirely ok and function well!

    It is against code...
  19. Hope it works out. Mine is a giant bank barn....

    Hope it works out. Mine is a giant bank barn. Half of it is early 1700s, English forebay added in the mid 1800's. Luckily I know my way around a hammer and saw because I can't afford to pay others....
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    Fair enough. Don't understand some people....

    Fair enough. Don't understand some people. (rhetorical) I guess its the "out of sight out of mind" mentality. We have a pretty horrific, soul searching incident with a filly we bred and sold. The...
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    “It is very sad that after all this horse did for...

    “It is very sad that after all this horse did for his owners, basic foot care was obviously not high on the priority”

    Exactly who was the “owner” you got him from,“his racing groom who took him...
  22. Mine did the same thing. So I removed and wire a...

    Mine did the same thing. So I removed and wire a commercial grade outlet. They cost a few dollars more verse, 89 cent cheap ones. I installed a GFCI breaker on the line instead at the panel. Not long...
  23. I’m not telling people what to do. Just my...

    I’m not telling people what to do. Just my experience with some GFCI in my barn and at my tank heaters. The odd ones in some houses I have lived in since they became part of code.

    I have found...
  24. Thread: Fencing

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    We have more deer then you can shake a stick at....

    We have more deer then you can shake a stick at. They don't go through a wood fence because they can see night or day. They just jump it. Have only had he odd horse go through an oak fence. Not a...
  25. Thread: Fencing

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    Two of the “go to” horse farm fencing contractors...

    Two of the “go to” horse farm fencing contractors around here SE PA will travel to parts of Maryland, they have done some large jobs in N VA also. They can put up a mile of 3-4 board nailed in a...
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