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    I had a wonderful farrier who basically fired me...

    I had a wonderful farrier who basically fired me too after 11 years. I started using him when he was just starting out. As his skills grew and the demand by big show barns increased, so did his...
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    I have been there too and it is very hard. You...

    I have been there too and it is very hard. You sold him based on what you knew and had no idea she was dishonest in her intentions. Unless you can somehow buy him back you will just have to let it...
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    OP-- I know this wasn't what you had planned to...

    OP-- I know this wasn't what you had planned to do, but I applaud you for doing what is best for this horse. You know he won't get better and to drain yourself financially for years to come just...
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    I see that now. Since it starts at the first of...

    I see that now. Since it starts at the first of the month she owes for the whole 3rd month.
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    No surprise. About 8 years ago we bought a farm...

    No surprise. About 8 years ago we bought a farm and our new insurance agent came out to write up our policy. We had a large mix breed dog and a rott/lab mix. He asked their breeds and when I said...
  6. I am thinking that he was more into the shock...

    I am thinking that he was more into the shock value for you and described it accordingly, knowing you could hear every word..

    The man sounds like a pig, but sometimes nature calls and you have to...
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    This is going to be nearly impossible when...

    This is going to be nearly impossible when looking at rural property. At least in the warmer winter climate you won't have to deal with snowmobile riders as well.

    South Texas, Arkansas, Southern...
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    In my mind you gave notice 1/2 way into the...

    In my mind you gave notice 1/2 way into the second month, so you would owe 1/2 of the 3rd month.
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    My mare had a mild case of laminitis that was...

    My mare had a mild case of laminitis that was related to moving a long distance. She has since been on grass pasture/ dry lot rotation and been just fine.

    She has had weight issues in the past but...
  10. As a former Minnesota resident surrounded by...

    As a former Minnesota resident surrounded by neighbors flat crop ground, I suggest you have room for a lot of hay storage! Winds would blow snow so badly we couldn't keep up with it even with a...
  11. While there are some who would run from this...

    While there are some who would run from this offer, I am glad you are considering it. She knows this horse and what is normal behavior for him and that is a huge help in preventing future health...
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    I used heat lamps for my goat kids when I lived...

    I used heat lamps for my goat kids when I lived in Minnesota. I didn't like it but sometimes the weather just wasn't cooperating and hypothermia was an issue. A couple heat lamps and the goat will...
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    What an awful experience and I am so sorry about...

    What an awful experience and I am so sorry about your llama. I would be ticked at my vet also. If you had been using him for 20 years I would think he should have given you an explanation as to...
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    We have a border collie/blue heeler/ aussie mix. ...

    We have a border collie/blue heeler/ aussie mix. When the kids were smaller she didn't like them very much and she does NOT like other people. She has always been excellent around our farm animals,...
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    As a card carrying member of the " peanut...

    As a card carrying member of the " peanut gallery" thank you for your words of wisdom!!

    As a horse owner who had a problem once with the trailer brakes locking up (during a haul home), and then...
  16. As long as they can get out of the wind...

    As long as they can get out of the wind completely they will be fine. Which way is the wind blowing and what direction does the opening to the shelter face?

    I never locked my guys in the barn,...
  17. Sometimes the attitude during the girthing up...

    Sometimes the attitude during the girthing up process has nothing to do with ulcers, but everything to do with saddle fit and the way the girth is tightened.

    I do agree some horses have ulcers,...
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    I moved my horses from CA to Missouri in the...

    I moved my horses from CA to Missouri in the winter right after I married. Then again from Missouri to Minnesota late fall. Both moves were a huge temp difference right from the start. I had a bit...
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    I am home so I have the ability to clean it after...

    I am home so I have the ability to clean it after every use. I also keep a solid air freshener ( renusit) right next to the box. Not cleaning it often enough adds to the smell. I hate litter...
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    We spread a mix with clover on our goats small...

    We spread a mix with clover on our goats small pasture . We used a small seeder ( held like 3-4 pounds of seed) that hangs on the shoulder and you turn the crank. It wasn't very much and it had a...
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    You would have to have it high enough so the...

    You would have to have it high enough so the horse can't touch it and with it that high you wouldn't get any heat from it. They are not safe in a stall situation where a broken bulb or short can...
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    My mare showed signs of laminitis 4 1/2 years...

    My mare showed signs of laminitis 4 1/2 years ago after we moved. She was in good flesh with a slight crest at the time too. She went from abundant grass to a 2 acre dry lot type of situation....
  23. Ain't that the truth! Even when I was young...

    Ain't that the truth!

    Even when I was young and limber I couldn't do it unless the horse was smaller.
    I had to stand beside my tall horse, jump across his back and swing my leg over. He rarely...
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    Good luck on the showings today!

    Good luck on the showings today!
  25. A mule has excellent feet, feed efficient and...

    A mule has excellent feet, feed efficient and tons of personality. The only thing is you need to know how to handle them or they aren't so great for beginner mule owners.

    As far as the horses I...
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