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  1. Most of the time I don't give my Career...

    Most of the time I don't give my Career Broodmares a year off, sometimes nature decides to do that for them. You sometimes get a year where things just don't go as planned fertility is off, bad...
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    Many years ago in my travels came across a farm...

    Many years ago in my travels came across a farm which name I recognized and drove and asked if I could meet their stallion. The answer was NO. Some excuse about having a tough year, not looking...
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    In my opinion registry is not that important to...

    In my opinion registry is not that important to most buyers.

    Most registries are so OPEN about bloodlines that they really just are registries these days, no longer breeds. Breeders know that,...
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    It MUST be stray voltage. I have had Nelson...

    It MUST be stray voltage. I have had Nelson waterers for many years and have NEVER had a horse refuse, in fact I have several will leave their full pails in the morning after breakfast and go to...
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    I have some good connections in Holland, and I'm...

    I have some good connections in Holland, and I'm told the GOOD horses still sell for very good money. The European economy has been struggling, so there has been some pretty aggressive culling. If...
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    straw works great in my stock trailer. Not...

    straw works great in my stock trailer. Not dusty, covers the mats making it more welcoming for trailer loading practice. I don't see how it makes it slippery. The only thing I can think of that if...
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    Warm and sunny in Ontario today. It's an Alberta...

    Warm and sunny in Ontario today. It's an Alberta thing!
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    Offer it to a cow farmer, and if you're lucky he...

    Offer it to a cow farmer, and if you're lucky he may trade you some dry hay for it. Haylage can be fed to horses, but it is something you need to introduce gradually.
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    Not a fan of the "I can only afford 5000" lowball...

    Not a fan of the "I can only afford 5000" lowball approach. I think in most cases this really means. "I only want to pay 5000". Keeping a horse costs at least 5000 per year. If you really...
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    Any decent sized cute warmblood jumping a course...

    Any decent sized cute warmblood jumping a course with changes, with decent form over fences and potential to do more is priced much higher than 5000 in our area. I won't even sell a foal for that...
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    I am a breeder and typically have between 15-20...

    I am a breeder and typically have between 15-20 horses. I don't insure. I do have liability coverage, but no medical, mortality or loss of use. On average, the insurance company makes a profit...a...
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    Two more black dots this week Bon Balou x...

    Two more black dots this week
    Bon Balou x Rivalia (Graf Royal/Kadans)
    Bon Balou x Vivika (Viva Voltaire/Maraton)

    earlier this summer confirmed
    Special D x Restique (Redwine/Gribaldi)
    Sir...
  13. Totally inappropriate comment from a judge. It's...

    Totally inappropriate comment from a judge. It's not up to them to forecast the future of this horse only to give an assessment of the horse in front of them today...to comment on, and give a score...
  14. Have had cycles that high, but we do a lot of...

    Have had cycles that high, but we do a lot of breeding here and have gotten it down to a science to reduce the vet bills significantly.

    I do some of my own work now, so am down below 200 on most...
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    2 black dots so far. Sir Gregory x Unique...

    2 black dots so far.

    Sir Gregory x Unique (Gribaldi/Burggraaf)
    Special D x Restique (Redwine/Gribaldi)
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    Unless you have a lot of other vets to choose...

    Unless you have a lot of other vets to choose from....don't complain. Most vets I have come across do not handle that well. My guess is that if you complained over something like that, they likely...
  17. We have a big turnout adjoining a metal clad...

    We have a big turnout adjoining a metal clad barn. We put a galvanized electric wire about bum height to discourage leaning and rubbing. You could substitute any electric product if you're not...
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    what is good quality for dairy cows, is not...

    what is good quality for dairy cows, is not necessarily good quality for horses.

    Hay in small squares is a scarce commodity these days, so you pay a premium. It's labour intensive, and on...
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    I breed and sell a fair number of horses. I do...

    I breed and sell a fair number of horses. I do not allow trials at all. You can possibly try the horse off property under our supervision, and try it several times at our place, but the horse...
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    Black dot last week for my super producing mare...

    Black dot last week for my super producing mare Unique.

    Sir Gregory x Unique (Gribaldi/Burggraaf/Duc de Normandie)
  21. It's been 2-3 weeks since it's been seeded, and...

    It's been 2-3 weeks since it's been seeded, and Orchardgrass takes 3 weeks to germinate! Weeds are getting a head start.

    Good pasture takes a couple years to get established. Grazing on the...
  22. http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/portal/Portals/0/AES/S...

    http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/portal/Portals/0/AES/Seed%20Program/Germination%20Table.pdf

    Give it time. It takes a long time to establish good quality pasture, and many of the seeds take weeks to...
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    My old stock trailer (SnH) has a very low step...

    My old stock trailer (SnH) has a very low step up. I'd say 12 inches or less...but I'd have to measure to be sure. Horse load great on it, and I always turn the horses around and make them walk...
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    I cannot think of a US example, but at least an...

    I cannot think of a US example, but at least an example of bred in North America. Lindor's Finest is Canadian bred and Canadian registered (Canadian Warmblood) and competed at the World Cup in...
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    You need to work on your relationship:) or get...

    You need to work on your relationship:) or get rid of the horse as Ironwood said and get another. The horse has to see you as a friend that he wants to spend time with or he'll always be hard to...
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