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    The Louisiana Dept of Corrections/Prison...

    The Louisiana Dept of Corrections/Prison Enterprises has raised Percherons for years. I believe the inmates either made the funeral carriage or renovated it. It probably is just one of the many...
  2. His hooves are big so he has to wear a large size...

    His hooves are big so he has to wear a large size pull ons so they come off a little easier. One was torn at the top this week so he probably got bored and tried to pull it off with his teeth. The...
  3. Bell Boots and the horse that destroys them

    My QH is living in bell boots for now as we work on getting his hooves in shape. Without them he pulls his shoes off. The problem is that he destroys them. Velcro bell boots become great toys to...
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    Slow trot on loose rein

    I am transitioning to western from English and riding on constant loose rein is a challenge. My biggest issue for now is keeping a consistent slow trot on loose rein. The horse wants to speed up to...
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    Protecting a helmet while traveling

    I catch rides to shows sometimes and packing my helmet in a safe container has been tricky. I am the only one that rides with a helmet so my cohorts don't get that I want it somewhere it will not...
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    Dog eating 'crouched' down

    A friend's dog is acting strangely and I wanted some input. The behavior started when the dog had an ear infection which has been treated and seems better. The dog has been to the vet and his...
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    Document for Trial or "Free Lease"

    I am sending a horse to be tried as a lesson prospect at a local barn. They want a two week trial. Does anyone have a document for something like this that spells out who is responsible for what...
  8. Farm Truck Check Engine Light and Lightning Strike

    I was hauling a horse to a local arena this afternoon to ride with friends when a BAD thunderstorm came up. Hail and lots of lightning. I was less than 50 feet from an electrical pole on the side...
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    The quality issue is actually our problem. His...

    The quality issue is actually our problem. His life focuses on finding water. Yes, he seems happy to see us then runs to the water bowl hoping for water. He stumbles and falls at least 1-2 times a...
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    Older Dog and suffering vs. uncomfortable

    Our dog has developed several health problems over the last year. We have been diligent with vet visits and medication but he is still slowly progressing downward. Our concern is how to decide...
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    Sealing an Air Vent in a Trailer

    The air vent over the tack room is leaking and getting on the roof I can see that the caulk or sealant is old and cracking. I had two of the air vents resealed about a year ago when they were...
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    Tack Room Air Vent Leaking

    I have an older Sundowner two horse with dressing room and the air vent over the dressing room is leaking. Does anyone have some suggestions on what to look for to see if I can find the leak? I have...
  13. Thread: Puppy Chew Toy

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    We have the puppy kong and it works for a while...

    We have the puppy kong and it works for a while but she gets bored within about 10 minutes and goes back to sticks.
  14. Thread: Puppy Chew Toy

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    Puppy Chew Toy

    We got a dachshund/rat terrier puppy (5 pounds at 3 months)from the local humane society and she LOVES to chew. It has been a while since we had a puppy so I am look for ideas of the best chew toys....
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    Pre Paid Phone Reviews

    We use pre paid phones because the minutes are cheap and we really just need the phone for calling. I washed my phone again (not good) and it costs so much to get a new one with our current...
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    We have raised hogs and work with a few farms so...

    We have raised hogs and work with a few farms so here is my opinion (only my opinion): Pigs seem to farrow better in a stall like setting. Farrowing crates not only seem to stress some sows but...
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    Ethmoid Hematoma

    The vet thinks my horse may have an ethmoid hematoma. He has had bloody discharge from one nostril that did not improve with antibiotics. We are discussing further diagnostics now to get a...
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    Thanks for the input. I was just making sure I...

    Thanks for the input. I was just making sure I was in the ball park for the cost. It does involve checking everyone for cuts, etc. and in the summer a quick rinse for at least one that sweats a...
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    Pet Sitting Fees

    Any suggestions on a pet sitting fee per visit for the following farm:

    2-5 horses feed 2x per day horses out 24/7. Run in shed picked out once per day. Check water. 2-3 calves fed 2x per day....
  20. Thread: Stall Fan

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    Stall Fan

    I know this has been discussed before but I could not find the thread. My old gelding is having problems dealing with the heat so I want to get him a little bit better fan than the regular box fans...
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    J-Lu I was thinking more along the lines of an...

    J-Lu I was thinking more along the lines of an individual that is just not good at school vs. someone that is not mature. Some people struggle with English, Math, etc. but have exceptional artistic...
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    Thanks for the comments. I agree that not...

    Thanks for the comments. I agree that not everyone is cut out for 4 year college. Sometimes watching parent push then have problems when their children can't/don't want to finish their degree makes...
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    BUMP just to make sure no one is interested in...

    BUMP just to make sure no one is interested in him.
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    Should All High School Seniors Go To College

    Disclaimer - I do not have children but I have LOTS of friends that are educators. Should all seniors go to a 4 year college? I don't think so but I know some parents push their children into that...
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    I hate pictures or videos of me riding

    When I see pictures or videos all I see are the negatives. We were at a party last night (all horse people) and we talked about this. It seems like I am in the minority. I use videos as training...
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