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    Coated High Tensile is MUCH safer. I won't use...

    Coated High Tensile is MUCH safer. I won't use the electrobraid....nasty stuff. Yes, easy to install, but so is the coated wire. It's really pretty easy and quick when you get the hang of it. We...
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    My interpretation of this is that we MUST breed...

    My interpretation of this is that we MUST breed the best, not what is left over and can't sell. As breeders we have to be committed to our breeding goals and hold on to these really good fillies....
  3. Yes, I tend to repeat crosses I really like. ...

    Yes, I tend to repeat crosses I really like. Just as another poster said, it gives you a lot of feedback about the stallion, but also of the mare. It helps me learn about how my mare produces and...
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    Oh boy. For that price range, I suggest looking...

    Oh boy. For that price range, I suggest looking at the local auctions or classifieds for a firesale horse or diamond in the rough. Part boarding a horse for the time being may be the best option,...
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    Nice to see that Sandro Hit has been on that list...

    Nice to see that Sandro Hit has been on that list for the last couple years. He was one of those that was not thought to be a producer of Prix horses, but clearly with the right mare he is.
  6. I've bought many brands including some cheap...

    I've bought many brands including some cheap ones, and I've never had one that wasn't waterproof in a good downpours. Only one that failed was a used one I bought, and quite sure someone put that...
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    A horse has two Grand Dams, and Two Grand Sires. ...

    A horse has two Grand Dams, and Two Grand Sires. Correct terminology would be to specify, Maternal Grand Dam etc.

    Paternal Grand Sire (Sire's Sire)
    Paternal Grand Dam (Sire's Dam)
    Maternal...
  8. I think why "breed the best and sell the rest"...

    I think why "breed the best and sell the rest" applies to warmblood breeding and not so much thoroughbred breeding philosophies in in part due to the length of what is considered a satisfactory...
  9. I'll pick a local example for you. Look at the...

    I'll pick a local example for you. Look at the Canadian Warmblood mare Riva currently competing with her owner and breeder Jay Hayes. She is a daughter of Jay's super international jumper mare Diva...
  10. As much as I hate putting on layers, a stable...

    As much as I hate putting on layers, a stable blanket to wear inside, with a rainsheet and a turnout blanket as outside layer options makes the most sense in a cold climate for stabled horses. It's...
  11. I'm more interested in the mare family and what...

    I'm more interested in the mare family and what they have produced, than the individual performance of the mare herself. Many could be great performance horses with the training, but are far to...
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    Are you prepared to give your mare some time off...

    Are you prepared to give your mare some time off to heal and grow a better foot? 4 months of shoes off and some intensive therapy and management will make the world of difference and may very well...
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    I used to own a Sovereign. It is a PDN in...

    I used to own a Sovereign. It is a PDN in prettier leather...that's all. The cut is the same. The model changed a little bit over all the years the PDNs were made but if you love a Sovereign, you...
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    great in theory, and I commend you for...

    great in theory, and I commend you for researching pedigree. Unfortunately a lot of good hunter sires will be missed because so many of our hunters are unregistered, have "lost" their papers, or do...
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    Most breeders are willing to sell in Utero, or as...

    Most breeders are willing to sell in Utero, or as foals. I would suggest looking at bloodlines that appeal, breeders that breed the type of horse you like and just ask the question. I don't...
  16. The key in maintaining waterproofing is GENTLY...

    The key in maintaining waterproofing is GENTLY washing in a suitable soap, not detergent. Lukewarm water only and hang to dry. I was mine by hand and only once per year.
  17. sadly, the longer I'm in this business, the more...

    sadly, the longer I'm in this business, the more I realize these methods are more the norm rather than the exception. I find this especially true in hunter jumper world but it seems to occur in all...
  18. I have some outdoor horses that will wear a...

    I have some outdoor horses that will wear a lightweight waterproof blanket continuously for a month or two at a time when the temperatures are fairly consistent in the winter. We check straps at...
  19. Everything taste better with applesauce. It's my...

    Everything taste better with applesauce. It's my favourite trick to get meds into horse.
  20. Coated wire should be tightened and has a high...

    Coated wire should be tightened and has a high tensile metal strand inside of it which is why people refer to it as high tensile. I just call it Vinyl coated wire. It is 1/4 inch thick, when...
  21. Completely agree with fairtheewell...breeding is...

    Completely agree with fairtheewell...breeding is about the mare. Sure breeding to the right stallion will get you a nice hopefully marketable foal, but instead of people always asking about "who's...
  22. Happy to help. Also meant to say that the...

    Happy to help. Also meant to say that the plastic coated high tensile is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper...so that's a nice bonus.
  23. I have the vinyl coated high tensile fence. If...

    I have the vinyl coated high tensile fence. If correctly installed and partly electrified it is VERY safe. I've never had an injury with mine, and know a number of people who have had horses...
  24. I know you manage your horses very well, and I'm...

    I know you manage your horses very well, and I'm not talking about the exceptions, but talking in general.

    I select really good eaters for my broodmare band. I guess that comes from my dairy...
  25. If you feed your mares properly they shouldn't...

    If you feed your mares properly they shouldn't lose weight....so that's not a reason for weaning unless the mare is really sick for some reason and cannot eat normal rations required for lactation. ...
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