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    "Where the Rivers Run North," by Sam Morton is...

    "Where the Rivers Run North," by Sam Morton is the true story of north Wyoming and southern Montana and what happens when you mix Indians, cowboys, ranchers, English noblemen, and the different...
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    Saddle fit for the downhill QH

    What works for you to have a good saddle fit for a downhill horse? Custom saddle, shims, pads, ? My saddle fits very well, side-to-side, good twist, and no bridging but it is downhill so it doesn't...
  3. I ride with a mounted search and rescue group. ...

    I ride with a mounted search and rescue group. We emphasize to our members to dress in wool, silk, and/or synthetics, particularly for winter riding. Cotton is a poor insulator when wet and remains...
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    If you have ever had the joy of encountering sand...

    If you have ever had the joy of encountering sand gnats in the South (woods, pastures, marshes, and water) you would swear by SSS. Sand gnats are very small and under a microscope you'll see that...
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    '02 dually w/ 80,000 miles, original owner. Just...

    '02 dually w/ 80,000 miles, original owner. Just routine maintenance so far. Ford had gotten most of the problems out by '02. Also, the paint has held up very well. Looking at it, one would...
  6. OP, you described exactly what my 17 yo appendix...

    OP, you described exactly what my 17 yo appendix mare was doing. She went from a kid's horse to unsafe in a month. After two vets, blood work, scopes, etc, all negative, I was told that it was...
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    None taken, Gumtree Location will play a big...

    None taken, Gumtree
    Location will play a big difference in the results. The quality of installation will also make a big difference. I'm glad you have been happy with what you have. I agree with...
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    Cut the top off a post and see how far the...

    Cut the top off a post and see how far the chemical goes into the wood. The fence boards and posts will always start to rot around the nail holes and where you cut them off. Simply put, if you...
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    If you cut the tops off treated posts you should...

    If you cut the tops off treated posts you should cover or seal the tops. You are exposing untreated wood to the elements. The treatment doesn't go all the way through the wood, it penetrates less...
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    Ground hornets
  11. Thread: Oh, Deer!

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    This might not work for you. I had an OTTB that...

    This might not work for you. I had an OTTB that was scared of the attack deer which we encountered several times each ride. When we would be attacked, I started giving a little heel and a very...
  12. Hi Don't use landscape timbers for anything...

    Hi

    Don't use landscape timbers for anything where you need strength or longevity. They are made from the very core of a pine log and will have no strength. They are not dried before they are...
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    I had a horse in south GA that would colic often,...

    I had a horse in south GA that would colic often, mild but often. It seemed related to very windy days. On very windy days the acorns would be all over the ground and he ate them like candy. ...
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    I had the "chain of custody" point explained to...

    I had the "chain of custody" point explained to me which ended my conversation with the trader. He was in a herd situation on grass before I bought him and it is where he was before I sent him to a...
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    Fluphenazine

    I went to Texas, rode and bought a nice, quiet ranch gelding to use for search and rescue, shipped it home, and after six weeks still crazy herd-bound. I checked with the vet that did the PPE (their...
  16. SpotnnotFarm - 99% of the vets will tell you that...

    SpotnnotFarm - 99% of the vets will tell you that sidebone won't cause lameness. When you have tried everything else, get in touch with the GA vet school. They have a vet that has been surgically...
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    Texas Horse Traders

    Anyone have any experiences buying from Aubrey Henderson or partner Wendy Lamborghini (Milne)? You can PM me if you don't want to post.
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    I passed a car in the suburbs that had stopped in...

    I passed a car in the suburbs that had stopped in the middle of the road. A man was standing in front of a very large alligator snapper. I asked him what he was doing and he said he wanted to take...
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    Bamboo is a good product when used for the right...

    Bamboo is a good product when used for the right thing. Most of it is compressed strands of bamboo so the adhesive used has to be suitable for its purpose. I would ask if they guarantee the planks...
  20. My mare was lame on and off for several months. ...

    My mare was lame on and off for several months. She was diagnosed shoulder inflammation, navicular, abscess, and hot nail. After scans and xrays ruled everything else out, my vet thought it might...
  21. My favorite farrier moved and I paid him a "trip...

    My favorite farrier moved and I paid him a "trip fee" to drive the extra miles on top of his regular shoeing fees. It compensated him for time and mileage and was cheaper and quicker than loading up...
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    Does your insurance cover you hauling someone...

    Does your insurance cover you hauling someone else's horses for money? I would get a concrete answer from your insurance company before you put your entire operation at risk. If they denied a claim...
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    Give your lumber suppliers a little bit of slack....

    Give your lumber suppliers a little bit of slack. I wholesale lumber and trying to keep up with prices and freight costs is a full time job. Typically, the fencing guys and retail yards have a very...
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    I used a battery powered fish aerator which...

    I used a battery powered fish aerator which creates enough bubbles to keep a hole in one end from freezing. I wouldn't trust it long term or in single digit weather but it will keep a hole open for...
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    Do you know the type of preservative that was...

    Do you know the type of preservative that was used to treat your fencing? The CCA (Chromium Copper Arsenate) preservative that is now banned (wrongly, IMHO) for most uses has a salt component that...
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