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    This might help: ...

    This might help:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-254840.html

    I think you'll find quite a lot of threads if you search.
  2. One thing you might ask yourself is if your...

    One thing you might ask yourself is if your saddle leather or your stirrup leather is unusually abrasive, or if maybe your leg is moving more than it needs to. Perhaps there's a cleaning product...
  3. You guys must have tiny, tiny bales back east,...

    You guys must have tiny, tiny bales back east, because 500 bales would last me a couple of years with my four horses. :-)

    When I've boarded, not only was there no discount for providing our own...
  4. Best sheet for keeping a white horse clean in summer

    My daughter is planning to show her white Arabian this summer, and because he lives out and has never seen a dirt pile that didn't call him with its siren song, she has begged me to find her some...
  5. I have a blue plaid Rhino wug from Smartpak for...

    I have a blue plaid Rhino wug from Smartpak for my daughter's horse on its second winter. It's doing great, no complaints. The main abuse that it gets is that the horse loves to roll in it, in the...
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    From what you describe, if it is a really great...

    From what you describe, if it is a really great property, I'd probably jump for it.

    Consider real estate values in your area: going up or down? Is it likely to appreciate?

    Interest rates are...
  7. Given that I've opened two bags of feed recently...

    Given that I've opened two bags of feed recently (not horse feed) from two different manufacturers that contained ground up plastic feed bags, I'm not feeling happy about feed QA right now.

    Friend...
  8. By the way, a hot electric fence is very...

    By the way, a hot electric fence is very effective against kitties if they might touch it with their little kitty noses. Took me hours to flush my cat out of the blackberries after he touched the...
  9. In a pinch, remember that 40 psi is 40 psi. I've...

    In a pinch, remember that 40 psi is 40 psi. I've inflated a car tire with a high quality bike pump before. It just takes a little time.
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    I would definitely suggest a custom pad rather...

    I would definitely suggest a custom pad rather than trying to dye one. Home dye is not necessarily going to give the color you want, and also I would be concerned about the dye staying put when...
  11. Most likely in your area there's a place that...

    Most likely in your area there's a place that will help you with looking-for-work skills, possibly including your local unemployment office. Your university may also have some job placement programs...
  12. In terms of cat predation on chickens, your story...

    In terms of cat predation on chickens, your story of an injured hen left behind might be cats. A wholly missing chicken seems unlikely. It's a lot for a cat to drag away.
  13. In my area, we have a couple of groups that will...

    In my area, we have a couple of groups that will help with trap-neuter-release. Your veterinarian will almost certainly know what help is available in your area. They will lend traps and also pay for...
  14. The other concern I would have is if they are...

    The other concern I would have is if they are self-multiplying cats, and she needs help with getting them spayed and neutered. If she is unwilling to do so with that many cats, my irritation and...
  15. If your chickens are large fowl, IME feral cats...

    If your chickens are large fowl, IME feral cats will not bother them. I'm not saying they can't, only that while they like to hang out and watch the chickens, they've never been the guilty party at...
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    Grey saddle pads are not hard to come by. Here's...

    Grey saddle pads are not hard to come by. Here's another source:

    http://www.seamsright.com/saddle_pads.htm
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    The economy has really crushed the American...

    The economy has really crushed the American middle class and high fuel prices make riding and showing even spendier. With the recovery finally trickling in, and fuel prices down, one can imagine that...
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    New babies... well they suck the patience and...

    New babies... well they suck the patience and civility right out of you. Never mind the time and the stress because you always have to be back. (And if you don't come back, you know they would hunt...
  19. I had an older horse this summer start to exhibit...

    I had an older horse this summer start to exhibit weird muscle twitching action in conjunction with a lack of appetite.

    #1 is I would pull blood and look for a mineral/electrolyte imbalance. That...
  20. The 18 horse versus 30 horse is going to have...

    The 18 horse versus 30 horse is going to have some disadvantages due to economies of scale. If you want to know more about that, find some barns that size, maybe outside your region, and see what...
  21. One way this can happen is if you have to go...

    One way this can happen is if you have to go through multiple gates and/or the only way through to a particular paddock is through another paddock.
  22. Adding a shed is easy and only a couple thousand...

    Adding a shed is easy and only a couple thousand dollars. Wouldn't hesitate to add that in myself (did in fact).

    Understand your water situation - test the well, know whether you can irrigate, and...
  23. It might be helpful to know what country you're...

    It might be helpful to know what country you're coming from.

    It's certainly possible to have tidy hair without a hairnet, and I'm not the sort who would bother with one for typical lessons or...
  24. Two things you didn't asked that I learned...

    Two things you didn't asked that I learned teaching my daughter.

    When teaching beginners, keeping their confidence is absolutely critical. Riding school horses know their job so well and are in...
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    I have a horse like this who has gotten more...

    I have a horse like this who has gotten more difficult with time. It is not due to a lack of skill by the vets and even at times when she could not see and had no reason to expect a needle, she has...
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