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  1. So sorry to hear bad news. I will add some...

    So sorry to hear bad news. I will add some prayers to everyone else's.
  2. What is RAO? Sorry, too many abbreviations in my...

    What is RAO? Sorry, too many abbreviations in my life, all the same letters!
  3. Whatever trailer you look at, they all need to be...

    Whatever trailer you look at, they all need to be measured for TRUE width of back door and framework inside the trailer so the vehicle will actually fit! Measure vehicle width, including HUBS, if...
  4. Thread: Jump Rails

    by goodhors
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    I strongly suggest NOT using PVC for rails. ...

    I strongly suggest NOT using PVC for rails. While teaching horses to lose respect for the jumps, the PVC can get fragile with time, shatter when knocked against. Had it happen with my horse at a...
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    OP, your location, what kind of weather you have,...

    OP, your location, what kind of weather you have, might be helpful to us for ideas to suggest. I will certainly second the Native Species if possible, they are made to survive in your location.
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    Gifts For The Farm Girl

    Got to use my new block heater this morning so the Kubota would start. Temps really dropped last night, hadn't started her in 3 days. Just not quite enough cranking to start so I plugged in my new...
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    I don' t feel like an artist, but being able to...

    I don' t feel like an artist, but being able to look at the farm and all the parts, looking neat, nice pasture, slick horses, does make you feel good! I do have gardens, nice shrubs with flowers, to...
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    Not sure on amounts. Being Catholic, we would...

    Not sure on amounts. Being Catholic, we would give a small gift related to religion. Something like a medal with their Saint's name on it or a small wall plaque. As Godmother, and wanting to give...
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    Son turned us onto Hog Jowls, which seems to...

    Son turned us onto Hog Jowls, which seems to actually be FANCY bacon! I was quite turned off by just the name, all those old movies with jokes about hog jowls. He said they were DELICIOUS, he had...
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    EHV-1 Case In Michigan

    Just got this news via the Michigan State Extension folks, canceling a horse show at the MSU Pavillion:


    "As many of you are aware, on Saturday, March 21, a Michigan horse was euthanized as a...
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    Glad that others have been able to get outside...

    Glad that others have been able to get outside too. We have had pretty good weather, with being able to drive almost every day. Supposed to rain tomorrow and Thursday, but with all the work we have...
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    Have you put the vehicle on the horse yet? I...

    Have you put the vehicle on the horse yet? I believe that even curved shafts should have the tips ending near the point of shoulder on the animal. Along with this is how close the crossbar with...
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    Sears used to sell "athletic" appearing shoes...

    Sears used to sell "athletic" appearing shoes with steel toes. Haven't needed any for a while, but they did have several models and mine were quite comfortable. I did get them a bit wide, since my...
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    Guess bad experiences will do that to a person. ...

    Guess bad experiences will do that to a person. Bad enough that those things happened to friends and nice horses I know. Not going to be sorry later, that bad stuff happens to any of my horses. ...
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    One of the wackos here. I would put down a horse...

    One of the wackos here. I would put down a horse before giving him away. In my experience, giving a horse away means a BAD end. You can't believe the person telling you they will keep him forever...
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    Bring your sticky, full-seat breeches! The...

    Bring your sticky, full-seat breeches! The better reining horse might spin out from under you without them. Everyone is so surprised when they get on a good horse and he moves so fast. Holding the...
  17. Thread: chickweed

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    I have a weeder tool, that works nice for big...

    I have a weeder tool, that works nice for big weeds without having to hand pull or lean over. It has the forked end, like hand weeders, the cheap ones. But the handle is long like a wood pitchfork,...
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    Can't help with a shrug or shawl, but your dress...

    Can't help with a shrug or shawl, but your dress is lovely! Hope you have a great time.
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    Well, you know what they say about the Dark Side?...

    Well, you know what they say about the Dark Side? We have cookies!! Ha Ha
    Glad you enjoyed the ride, had such a nice time. There is a lot to be said about a nicely trained Western horse and his...
  20. Just WOW. Thanks for the link.

    Just WOW. Thanks for the link.
  21. Thread: Fencing

    by goodhors
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    Yes, I did mean for you to hang the mesh higher. ...

    Yes, I did mean for you to hang the mesh higher. You might need taller posts to gain the height with mesh and leave a good open space at the bottom. My friend has about a foot of open space under...
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    If the bushes are not totally debarked, I would...

    If the bushes are not totally debarked, I would just trim the branches a bit more, even things up and protect what is left with a net. I actually cut back my ROS each year, so it still fits in the...
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    For those wanting to know where meat cuts are...

    For those wanting to know where meat cuts are located on an animal, your big, General Information Cookbook, like Betty Crocker, Better Homes and Garden, in notebook binders show you this. Certainly...
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    Pigs are like cows, hard on equipment. Both...

    Pigs are like cows, hard on equipment. Both species tend to rub things HARD, always itching, so that starts breaking lightly built equipment pretty fast. Neither species has any concept of self...
  25. Just ask him. Do realize that any improvements...

    Just ask him.

    Do realize that any improvements you do, like fencing, can be kept by property owner in some instances as "permanent improvements" to a property, when you leave..

    My friend leased...
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