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    My Dad always told me about my great grandfather...

    My Dad always told me about my great grandfather who was known for breeding Shetland pony stallions to the biggest standardbred mares that he could find. He would dig a hole for the mare to stand in...
  2. Thanks everyone! I think I am going to put...

    Thanks everyone!

    I think I am going to put her back to Rosenthal for now. I looked at a lot of stallions available fresh but I just couldn't justify a different stallion when Rosenthal reliably...
  3. I am really excited about Bellissimo! But when I...

    I am really excited about Bellissimo! But when I went and looked at superior equine sire's conception rate statistics (what a great tool) it made me think twice about using frozen on her. My goal...
  4. Thanks Ticker & Marydell! I really appreciate...

    Thanks Ticker & Marydell! I really appreciate your opinions.

    I'm hoping to make a decision on what stallion to use before she foals. She is due late in the season and I'm afraid if I wait...
  5. Thanks Blume!! Here is a video of her, please...

    Thanks Blume!! Here is a video of her, please excuse my terrible riding. The mare has much more talent than me! http://youtu.be/-TXaUyIuq-g
  6. Stallion for Furst Heinrich/Donnerhall/Rubinstein mare

    I'm looking for help deciding on the stallion to use on this mare for 2014. Her full pedigree is: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/dream+first

    My goal is to breed a horse with the highest talent...
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    Yes, I have one. Absolutely do not get an ABI...

    Yes, I have one. Absolutely do not get an ABI Elite Spreader if you use straw to bed your stalls or compost your manure with hay & straw before spreading. It works like a dream with just shavings...
  8. Anyone with APHA online database access? Can you look up progeny for me?

    Hi guys! My husband's new horse is a paint that was used as a breeding stallion until he was gelded at 5. I'd love to see how many babies he has out there. Can anyone look up a "Knight Wagon" in...
  9. Just my 2¢ but I've had 2 horses that were on...

    Just my 2¢ but I've had 2 horses that were on beet pulp that gas coliced, displaced and had to be operated on. One happened in September after a temperature swing of 50 degrees - it went from 40...
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    Wow, yes please keep us posted. I actually...

    Wow, yes please keep us posted.

    I actually have an appointment with the Colorado rep for County Saddlery on Friday. I have been really excited to try the County Perfection. But something like...
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    My Gauguin de Lully mare has big, floppy ears. ...

    My Gauguin de Lully mare has big, floppy ears. They flop in rhythm to her gait when she is moving through her back and relaxed. Love that horse! :D She has 3 foals, only one of whom I have met...
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    I bit the bullet this spring and bought a hayhut....

    I bit the bullet this spring and bought a hayhut. Best farm purchase EVER! Saves me a ton of time & money. And it's plastic with no sharp edges so I feel that it is safe.
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    A lady that boarded at the same barn as me had...

    A lady that boarded at the same barn as me had this happen to her mare when the mare was 5 months pregnant. Both mare and foal turned out fine. In their case it was especially funny/interesting...
  14. Thanks Paula! He is the cuddler of my life! I...

    Thanks Paula! He is the cuddler of my life! I don't know if I could sleep well without being completely squished anymore. =)

    And you can't get out of Ridgebacks, there's not that many of us who...
  15. I think with Ridgebacks it is all about early...

    I think with Ridgebacks it is all about early socialization and training.

    I have a 2 year old male ridgeback who was raised with horses and cats. He is completely reliable around both and would...
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    FWIW - I've been using Smartdigest and...

    FWIW - I've been using Smartdigest and Smartdigest Ultra for a couple of years now on my two horses that had colic surgery in 2010. They both had displacement and twists that resulted from gas...
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    My horse had a sore which was strikingly similar...

    My horse had a sore which was strikingly similar to the one in the picture you posted, same place but slightly smaller. It was earlier this year - May maybe? and it cleared up fine after a couple of...
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    I was wondering about Sir Oldenburg actually - I...

    I was wondering about Sir Oldenburg actually - I was very interested in him but watched some youtube videos of him and he appeared to me to be a bit of a handful and hot tempered. Can anyone comment...
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    Thanks everyone! I actually ended up googling...

    Thanks everyone! I actually ended up googling and found this: http://woodworking.about.com/od/woodworkingplansdesigns/ss/BarnDoors.htm

    I'll post pictures when the doors are done!
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    Oooh, I dream of crossing my Furst...

    Oooh, I dream of crossing my Furst Heinrich/Donnerhall/Rubinstein mare with a black PRE stallion. I just can't find any that I like their movement & conformation enough and that don't paddle.

    I...
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    Hot to build your own Dutch Doors?

    I know there was a post about this but I can't find it. I really want to see what is involved and try to build our own Dutch doors. The quotes I have gotten for getting them custom made have been...
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    I missed all the replies to this thread somehow! ...

    I missed all the replies to this thread somehow! Simke - so cute! =) Love the puppy with all the white!

    My Ridgeback has been pretty easy so far. My last dog was an Akita who was with me for...
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    Bwaahahaha - Trak I haven't read this whole...

    Bwaahahaha - Trak I haven't read this whole thread because it seems to have degenerated as these things will.

    You are making me really regret not going to my community horseclub meeting that...
  24. Just caught this thread and I will chip in a few...

    Just caught this thread and I will chip in a few $$ for the old gal too for whatever she needs - please pm me with the info of where to paypal the money to once she is picked up.

    Fingers crossed...
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    Ok I have to speak to these, there is a quote in...

    Ok I have to speak to these, there is a quote in one of those links:


    And as you can see, my Ridgeback is TERRIBLE with cats. A real cat killer......
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