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    I did call Dr. Rymal, and good news - he is not...

    I did call Dr. Rymal, and good news - he is not retired! Was able to get him out that following Tuesday and even more good news - his diagnosis was that my horse had merely pulled or torn a muscle...
  2. The first time this happened to my gelding, I...

    The first time this happened to my gelding, I think when he was 2, I freaked! But as with others, turned out to be just allergies. Looks ridiculous but otherwise fine. :)
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    I have hunter wellies (now 7 years old) for...

    I have hunter wellies (now 7 years old) for warmer weather mud, and I use DuBarry Galway boots for winter. Neither are especially cheap, particularly the dubarrys, but they are made to last. I went...
  4. I let my chickens freerange part of the time and...

    I let my chickens freerange part of the time and they will eat anything that looks good! I keep them in a fenced area during the gardening season so they don't trash the garden. But right now I am...
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    Dr. Rymal has many, many fans, it would appear! I...

    Dr. Rymal has many, many fans, it would appear! I actually just did call his office; someone (probably Marty) is supposed to call back tomorrow. I just spoke with a trainer friend and she thought...
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    Best lameness vets - southeast Michigan?

    Hi,
    My horse was turned back in yesterday nearly three-legged lame, with swelling and tenderness around the left stifle joint. I cold hosed and DMSO'ed him last night... now I need a new lameness...
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    The key test is supposed to test reflexes for...

    The key test is supposed to test reflexes for evenness on either side of the back when there is a suspected back issue with nerve involvement... I don't think it's anything to do with pain. The horse...
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    Moving a mobile shelter - help

    Hi,
    I have a 12x24 Klene Pipe mobile shelter that I'd like to move to my back field, now that it's fenced. Allegedly, it can be moved by simply chaining the round steel skids to the right...
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    horse trainers for trails?

    Hi, I am looking to send my 10-year-old gelding to a trail-riding trainer this spring/summer... I'm looking for someone who can teach him to self-load, trail ride alone or anywhere in a group and...
  10. WOW, aspenlucas... can you send him to Michigan...

    WOW, aspenlucas... can you send him to Michigan when he's done with your barn?? Lol.
    Don't be too sure about what the farm you're leasing is worth. $600k in Ala. sounds like a lot, but I have no...
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    We put hardiplank on our newly built house in the...

    We put hardiplank on our newly built house in the summer of 2010. It was worth every penny of the upgrade from vinyl. We're building a barn this summer and I would love to have it match, but I've...
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    I got chicks last April for the first time and...

    I got chicks last April for the first time and have had a blast with them!! When they were teeny-tiny, I would handle each of them for a few minutes every day and try to reward them while doing so...
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    Agree with what others have said. There are a...

    Agree with what others have said. There are a million variables, including your usage patterns. If you're planning to use your trailer for vet and the occasional show/off-campus trail ride, you...
  14. I'd toss the whole thing. I don't know very much...

    I'd toss the whole thing. I don't know very much about botulism, but I'd rather not risk it!
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    Cree's design specs and product requirements -...

    Cree's design specs and product requirements - whereever they are made - are definitely the best. I have bought cheapie LED puck lights and flashlights for my trailer and for feeding late at night...
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    We bought 25 acres in 2008 and moved out here...

    We bought 25 acres in 2008 and moved out here last summer after we finally built a house. Our land had been fallow for over a decade and we paid $500-$600 several times to have it brush-hogged,...
  17. Cool thread! Our neighbor has a mini donk (named...

    Cool thread! Our neighbor has a mini donk (named Eeyore, of course) and he is awesome. He's also about 34 years old!
    I have been thinking about a mini donkey or a small pony that will get along...
  18. Ditto what Nightsong said... if you can market it...

    Ditto what Nightsong said... if you can market it as a single family home with an in-law apartment or something like that, that might be ideal. With more folks taking care of their parents later in...
  19. Wow, that's great. Hey, we're not too far either...

    Wow, that's great. Hey, we're not too far either - B&B trade for a lovely stay in... southeast Michigan? ;)
    Just curious, how did he form the walls, and what's the area size of the floor?
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    $90. I'm ready for new tires though so the next time is going to be pricier...
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    I have a somewhat crappy setup for temporary...

    I have a somewhat crappy setup for temporary pasture while I finish electro-braiding a 5-acre piece off my current small one-acre pasture. I just configure a grazing area with 4' step-in posts, then...
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    Don't rush to do things! :) Take your time and...

    Don't rush to do things! :) Take your time and watch what the property is like at different times of year and under different conditions - that will help you site your barns and pastures most...
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    I've boarded at several barns over the last 10...

    I've boarded at several barns over the last 10 years with various arrangements around working off board. At the last place, boarders formed a co-op after the barn manager was caught stealing from the...
  24. I bought a gallagher last year after doing some...

    I bought a gallagher last year after doing some research here and on other forums. It's only a year old, but zero problems, charges reliably and adequately, and the battery is still fine even after...
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    I agree with philosoraptor - even if you just go...

    I agree with philosoraptor - even if you just go with a really small compact tractor, you're likely to get more use and life out of it than any lawn tractor. They make small, economical ones these...
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