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  1. I use the great Dover shipping dodge, but it only...

    I use the great Dover shipping dodge, but it only works if you can make it to one of their brick and mortar stores.
    If they don't have the item you want in the store, and you have the catalog with...
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    You can buy washable incontinence pads at your...

    You can buy washable incontinence pads at your local pharmacy. We started with the disposables, but these ended up being cheaper in the long run. This one looks like the ones we used: ...
  3. Thread: Barn vs Run-Ins

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    I have both, in the same building! It's, for my...

    I have both, in the same building! It's, for my purposes, the best of both worlds - vet, farrier and (most importantly, since I'm the one using it every day) I have a nice protected working area,...
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    My mare likes hot water - I started bringing a...

    My mare likes hot water - I started bringing a small (2 gallon) bucket of hot tap water from the house (there's no electricity in the barn) to warm up her big tub at night, but quickly learned that...
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    The Schneider's "Fitted V-Free" style blankets...

    The Schneider's "Fitted V-Free" style blankets (the New Briton, Regulator and Versatility styles) have detachable/Velcro tail flaps. Can't remember if the Hug blankets from Dover have a tail flap,...
  6. Thread: Affordable Fence

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    Don't know why other folks have done it, but in...

    Don't know why other folks have done it, but in my case (4' no climb mesh with an oak sight rail) it was to match the rest of my fencing. And personally, I think it looks much nicer with the sight...
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    Is the farmer you bought the land from the one...

    Is the farmer you bought the land from the one who harvested the corn and planted the cover crop?

    (Guy I bought my place told me that the farmer that he'd leased the property to knew about the...
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    I do the straw trick, too - works well, though...

    I do the straw trick, too - works well, though pony gives me dirty looks when I do it. Haven't ever tried using hay, though - I like the thought that she can eat it after it falls out (less clean up...
  9. SMF11, he is awfully cute! My old guy got his...

    SMF11, he is awfully cute!
    My old guy got his chopped hay out of a feed tub on the ground. Did really well with that, as he'd nibble at it whenever he felt like it (I think he really preferred...
  10. Thread: How to stay clean?

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    Big old army surplus field jacket like this: ...

    Big old army surplus field jacket like this: http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=11425 with the liner. It's camouflage, so the stains don't show. The pockets do collect a lot of...
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    I have 4' 2x4 no-climb with a wooden top rail on...

    I have 4' 2x4 no-climb with a wooden top rail on all my pastures and dog yards. Anyplace that the fence is meant to contain my dogs, it's on the ground, but in the horse areas, it's a couple of...
  12. Totally random thought, OP, but your post made me...

    Totally random thought, OP, but your post made me remember the closet in an apartment I rented many years ago. It was a nice big on, that took three louvered sliding doors to close entirely. The...
  13. Since you've got Classic Equine stalls, what...

    Since you've got Classic Equine stalls, what about getting one of their partial (or whole) grilled partitions? I'd think handy guy could probably cut the strap down to the desired height (if you...
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    If they can't smell, it doesn't matter what you...

    If they can't smell, it doesn't matter what you try to tempt them with, they won't eat it. Please take them to the vet ASAP - if they're not eating, they really haven't improved.
    (My cat became...
  15. Especially since you'll be dealing with...

    Especially since you'll be dealing with limitations on activity post-surgery, I'd suggest that you find a good spot (easy to get to and "appropriate" for elimination) and use that as your girl's...
  16. Could you try him on chopped hay? My old guy...

    Could you try him on chopped hay?
    My old guy would quid grass something terrible, and couldn't manage anything but the leaves of regular alfalfa, but he did pretty well on chopped alfalfa - I gave...
  17. Thread: why rubber mats

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    I have something similar to what EventerAJ...

    I have something similar to what EventerAJ describes - but only two stalls. I started with no mats, just a dirt floor, but bought a 4x6 mat for my old guy to eat on. All his meals were soaked into...
  18. OP, I'm on the Eastern Shore - (perilously close...

    OP, I'm on the Eastern Shore - (perilously close to that TB gelding in Denton) and my girl is a retired 4-H pony. I know the folks who bred her, and the families that she was passed through before...
  19. OP, the Standlee brand alfalfa pellets are small,...

    OP, the Standlee brand alfalfa pellets are small, and will break down quite nicely. I used to give my elderly, dentally challenged guy a bedtime snack of them - 2# pellets in an 8 qt bucket, topped...
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    TTP, I have those two way gate latches on a...

    TTP, I have those two way gate latches on a number of gates at home and I love them! I think they've been installed for 3 or 4 years now, most get pretty heavy use, and I haven't had any issues with...
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    The BoT socks are great - super thin, so I like...

    The BoT socks are great - super thin, so I like to layer them under a second pair. It could just be the layering that helps, but if the BoT material gives me a tiny bit of extra warmth, they're...
  22. Thread: Blanket liners

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    I know you said you didn't love Schneider's at...

    I know you said you didn't love Schneider's at the moment, but I really like their nylon (180g fill - not fleece) liners. Looks like they have some stocking issues for certain sizes, but they also...
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    Didn't someone here on COTH make a shed wall out...

    Didn't someone here on COTH make a shed wall out of panels of privacy fencing from their local big box store? Panels were stood on edge for height, I think. I thought it was a really clever idea,...
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    Midweight and a sheet and my girl is good for...

    Midweight and a sheet and my girl is good for winter here in the MidAtlantic. Like kasjordan, I let my girl go naked as much as possible during the day - as long as it's dry and sunny and not...
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    I'll join the chorus on this one - tell her no,...

    I'll join the chorus on this one - tell her no, you're not ready to take on another animal in the face of Old Kitty's diagnosis, but that if anyone asks you about kittens, you'll be sure to tell them...
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