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    These various boots that claim to be waterproof...

    These various boots that claim to be waterproof leather.... are they?

    My typical use is walking in very wet grass. This means that the boots have the equivalent of being run under a hose for an...
  2. One thing that may be more helpful to you than...

    One thing that may be more helpful to you than the side ramp would be an overhead floodlight at the trailer rear that you can turn on while loading/unloading in the dark. My first trailer had that...
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    In summer my ground gets quite dry and at that...

    In summer my ground gets quite dry and at that time the fence can get iffy without a big honking charger. You are depending upon the moisture in the soil conducting charge from the animal back to the...
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    Another vote for a large single basin sink. I...

    Another vote for a large single basin sink. I love mine. You can get them with inserts to convert to a double basin sink... but I never use the inserts.

    Something to have in mind is that if you're...
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    I am using boots less and less as I get older. If...

    I am using boots less and less as I get older. If your horse normally goes without them, going without them is fine.

    When I trail ride, I often plan to be galloping, in which case boots are a...
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    Yes, it will dissolve nicely in warm water.

    Yes, it will dissolve nicely in warm water.
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    Here is a link that talks about the first steps...

    Here is a link that talks about the first steps on the new groundwater legislation: http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/Sustainable_GW_Management/SGM_BasinPriority.cfm

    This may be helpful in...
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    On those properties with an arena, take some time...

    On those properties with an arena, take some time to assess how good the arenas actually are. If it's just a cleared spot where they disced up the dirt (common out here), it's not worth that much to...
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    For the tear-down houses, replacing with a...

    For the tear-down houses, replacing with a modular may be fast and relatively "easy" compared to renovating that or another structure. Note though that even a really icky structure may be more viable...
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    If you would still have money to fix the house on...

    If you would still have money to fix the house on the first property, that would be very high on my list.

    In this area, having an arena is probably more valuable for making sure you get out riding...
  11. Sure, but if you are going to do it, might as...

    Sure, but if you are going to do it, might as well make it as accessible as possible! It will be an advantage in clarity for all riders, so taking the extra moment to make it a shape and a color, or...
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    My cabinets came from Home Depot and we're very...

    My cabinets came from Home Depot and we're very happy with them. They were, dog help me, the Martha Stewart line.

    I have drawers. Lots of drawers.

    What I did was to think of the things we...
  13. I love the idea of a visual indicator, but...

    I love the idea of a visual indicator, but ideally it should be more distinct than green v. red because some people are green/red colorblind. You can add a shape to it to create even more clarity...
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    You don't need to run two wires on the fence...

    You don't need to run two wires on the fence itself to create a "ground." That's one technique, but the more typical one is to use ground rods driven into the soil near the charger.
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  15. Thread: USDF bronze?

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    They can be the same test, just have to be a...

    They can be the same test, just have to be a different judge (and a different ride) - ie you can have the same judge give you a score at 2nd and 3rd but the two second level scores have to be from...
  16. Thread: USDF bronze?

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    So the answer is that if you are really awesome...

    So the answer is that if you are really awesome and already doing the 3rd level work, you can earn your Bronze in just three shows.

    Very very few of us are that awesome. :lol:

    However, you can...
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    I agree. I would only do it in a temporary...

    I agree. I would only do it in a temporary fashion - IE you create the anchor points so you can put in panels easily and quickly, but leave them out unless you have it closed off.
  18. There is a new vaccine out that is apparently...

    There is a new vaccine out that is apparently working well to treat melanoma as well as prevent it. If you buy him, I would definitely pursue it.

    I can't imagine anyone being willing to pay $17k...
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    Think about where your prevailing winds are and...

    Think about where your prevailing winds are and get comfortable with the rhythm of your land. Where does water flow and pool? This will help you place and orient the barn well.

    Grading is your...
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    Unless you have big dogs, or dogs that are...

    Unless you have big dogs, or dogs that are unwilling to jump, it's not likely you'll have fencing that chickens can get through but dogs can't. You might be able to use roosts that would let them get...
  21. Thread: Ventral Edema

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    I also have seen a ventral edema resolve on its...

    I also have seen a ventral edema resolve on its own. Something that helped me was to photograph it with my phone every day, so it was easy to monitor changes in appearance.
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    So the question I would ask is: what are the...

    So the question I would ask is: what are the possibilities if you take her to the clinic?

    IE, if there's a tumor around her heart, this isn't fixable. For me, I would not want to subject my horse...
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    I think there's enough in the history that...

    I think there's enough in the history that euthanizing is a rational option. If your vet doesn't think so, he will say so.

    "Best for you" isn't the worst thing either. You are a being and your...
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    You should see what pony jumpers look like in...

    You should see what pony jumpers look like in Europe...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE0c38ba8-4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWeE_HhfcQ

    Don't forget that Stroller came out of the...
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    I would have to say there is something wrong with...

    I would have to say there is something wrong with this horse causing him great pain. You may not be able to diagnose it, and it may not be diagnosable. The dramatic changes in his behavior under...
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