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  1. I do this is the area between the barns and in...

    I do this is the area between the barns and in the side yard. As long as there is decent grass they respect the 2 strands of hot wire just fine. I am always home to keep an eye on them of course.
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    I have raised goat kids on both replacer and...

    I have raised goat kids on both replacer and whole cows milk. Never had a scouring issue at all. The best thing is to find out how much she is feeding and at what times of the day and stick to it. ...
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    Is it always at feeding time? Are you feeding in...

    Is it always at feeding time? Are you feeding in a group setting? I would change the way I feed ( feed him separately) and see if competition for food is causing anxiety at the times he is acting...
  4. What do the horses look like at barn B? well fed,...

    What do the horses look like at barn B? well fed, happy, content? That is my main concern when I have boarded. The place may not be fancy but as long as the buildings are in good repair and the...
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    A man here in the town we moved to 4 years ago. ...

    A man here in the town we moved to 4 years ago. Went down to the pharmacy to pick up his wife's prescription. When he didn't return she called the police. They found his car near the pharmacy, the...
  6. Words of wisdom. Very well said!! I hope OP...

    Words of wisdom. Very well said!! I hope OP reads this.
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    Is there no way to let the horses have access to...

    Is there no way to let the horses have access to the stalls if they choose while in turnout? If your barn isn't connected to the pasture can you fence it so that it is? That way the horses come and...
  8. I second that ! To include mules? They have a...

    I second that ! To include mules? They have a great value if trained. That goes for a mini or donkey as well. My friend belongs to a mini group who does driving activities. It isn't the breed, it's...
  9. I have found this true of the " quick release...

    I have found this true of the " quick release knot" also. Pulled too tight to get undone even after the horse is done pulling.

    I think my mare has pulled back 3 times in her 9 years with me. All...
  10. They eat the same food day after day with gusto...

    They eat the same food day after day with gusto and thankfulness. Oh if only my human family would...........

    I love everything about my horses. From the smell of them, to the way they watch me as...
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    I have never had a mean rooster. I say let him...

    I have never had a mean rooster. I say let him have a few girls. He is a nice looking guy. Oh, and tell your mom he doesn't need a heat lamp :-)
  12. I mix feed for my goats, cow, chickens and the...

    I mix feed for my goats, cow, chickens and the horses ( when they get it) The base for all is corn, oats, soy meal. I then add molasses to all but the chickens who get alfalfa pellets ground into...
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    My son ( now 16) was conceived because my husband...

    My son ( now 16) was conceived because my husband was tired of using condoms every time and assured me he knew what he was doing. So basically it was laziness on his part and mine. My son was born...
  14. They weren't her family's dogs. It doesn't say...

    They weren't her family's dogs. It doesn't say if the family who owned the dogs had children. I never left my young kids alone with our dogs. Even the best tempered dog has a breaking point . ...
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    One of the amazing examples of a real bond...

    One of the amazing examples of a real bond between horse & rider. Doesn't happen often. Plus he wasn't blind from birth. That has got to make a difference in the overall outcome.
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    In reading this thread this is where I have a...

    In reading this thread this is where I have a problem of sorts. I would ride a one eyed horse. I would purchase a one eyed horse and that would depend on how the sight was lost.

    To compare a...
  17. When we had a pole barn built on our old place it...

    When we had a pole barn built on our old place it was 30x50 with 10 feet side walls. I would have added some height to that if I was wanting to put machinery in it or store hay. It was just for the...
  18. I would say pain also. Are you sure your saddle...

    I would say pain also. Are you sure your saddle fits? Some horses don't need to be in horrible pain to act this way. It may not show up enough for her to be back sore, but to compensate for the pain...
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    In a boarding situation I would say that EWV-T,...

    In a boarding situation I would say that EWV-T, Rhino and WNV ( if it happens in your area) are the most common to get annually. It really is up to you what you want to shell out the money for. I...
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    I feel your frustration believe me! We differ in...

    I feel your frustration believe me! We differ in the fact that after 3 months off ( my mare usually gets 4-5 months for extreme cold and deep snow) I would ( and do) expect my mare to need a...
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    She had her 3rd seizure yesterday at 4:45. My...

    She had her 3rd seizure yesterday at 4:45. My vet said if she had another to call and that we needed to put her on phenobarbital. I went and got it right away. Thankfully she seems to have stopped...
  22. Maybe you can get the seller to agree with...

    Maybe you can get the seller to agree with updates from the new owner on how he is doing? If she won't budge than I would walk away from the sale. You have no idea what the lady might do when you...
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    My Dog has Epilepsy

    Woke up to my dog having a seizure at 3:06 this morning. It lasted under a minute. She was then spacey for a couple of minutes. Then she got up and was a bit disoriented and confused. It took a good...
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    Well you are not getting whoa when you ask for...

    Well you are not getting whoa when you ask for it, so obviously your mare has too much on her mind to listen to you. Since you didn't answer how many rides she has actually had in 3 months, I can...
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    I hate to say it but it is going to take will...

    I hate to say it but it is going to take will power no matter what you do. You have got to have the ability to put the fork down, or keep yourself from going to the fridge, pantry or where ever....
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