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  1. To add a slightly different viewpoint: 10 years...

    To add a slightly different viewpoint: 10 years ago we were looking for our first (and hopefully only) horse farm. We had a general area we were looking in and ended up looking at every available...
  2. Going on 10 years and absolutely no regrets....

    Going on 10 years and absolutely no regrets. Sure, there are times when it's not exactly pleasant going out to feed, etc. usually during weather extremes. But the fact is, during those kind of...
  3. Over the years, in two different counties in NC,...

    Over the years, in two different counties in NC, I have had to call AC about roaming dogs on my property. I was told both times by more than one AC officer and deputy sheriff that I could, by law,...
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    The flash came off long ago and the noseband...

    The flash came off long ago and the noseband several years ago. My horse literally raised his head, stretched his neck, and celebrated by jingling the bit the first time I bridled him without it. He...
  5. Thread: PSSM

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    My QH (and a number of horses whose owners post...

    My QH (and a number of horses whose owners post on Eleanor Kellon's EPSM list on Yahoo) does best w/o the oil. He's on a low-carb balanced diet, gets regular work, extra vitamin E and flax, and...
  6. Remember the year they offered mini horses for...

    Remember the year they offered mini horses for about the same price? A perfect gift for the child in your life - a mini with full tack and your own trainer that comes with the pony on Christmas...
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    We started Previcox with our 29-year old mare to...

    We started Previcox with our 29-year old mare to help with her arthritic knees - 1/4 of the larger mg pill a day. She has done well with it but had a couple of "got down too close to wall and...
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    clean water in buckets and troughs loose salt...

    clean water in buckets and troughs

    loose salt in their feed am and pm

    all get wet meals, year round

    if it's really really hot I will stuff small-mesh hay nets and wet the hay down with the...
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    I wash mine in the early a.m. and let them dry in...

    I wash mine in the early a.m. and let them dry in the sun all day long - turning them several times to make sure they're totally dry and aired out.

    I pack them into clear plastic bins and layer...
  10. Thread: Whinny Warmers

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    Meant to say - I used to spend more time removing...

    Meant to say - I used to spend more time removing them oh so carefully - then learned it is easiest and fastest and horse-friendliest to slide them down around the fetlock, then just take the end and...
  11. Thread: Whinny Warmers

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    Ours do not slide down enough to interfere with...

    Ours do not slide down enough to interfere with walking or anything the horses might do - they definitely do slide down some though. Mine are all on night-time turn-out this time of year and hang out...
  12. Thread: Whinny Warmers

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    I have both the Whinny Warmers for cold weather...

    I have both the Whinny Warmers for cold weather and the Summer Whinnies for fly protection - we have a 29-year old mare who has arthritic knees and both these products have been wonderful for her. On...
  13. Our two mini-donkeys turn out with two...

    Our two mini-donkeys turn out with two Hanoverians, a big QH, and a half-Shetland pony built like a small tank. The smaller of the two mini-donks plays wildly with the QH (they are the two youngest...
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    We are getting ready to turn our older 2-horse...

    We are getting ready to turn our older 2-horse bumper pull trailer into a chicken coop - it's a Circle M Supreme and has the manger thing inside - it worked well for our pony going to Pony Club...
  15. I order my DE (diatomaceous earth) online b/c I...

    I order my DE (diatomaceous earth) online b/c I get it in 50-lb. bags and since I can't get it at the feed store I'd rather just have it delivered straight to the house. Our post office called me to...
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    We moved to our small farm with 2 - the pony got...

    We moved to our small farm with 2 - the pony got a little bit buddy bound initially but we worked through that. We got a third horse after a few months, and a fourth within another year. A bit later...
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    We have been researching a family milk cow too....

    We have been researching a family milk cow too. My understanding is the best thing to do is try and find a cow that is considered a "low producer." That way you don't end up with too much milk or...
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    I just do small piles where I know I will need...

    I just do small piles where I know I will need them, then covering with a nice layer of mature compost while the pile cooks. It doesn't look bad at all and as it starts to "turn" I go around the...
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    Second the HorseGuard. We love it.

    Second the HorseGuard. We love it.
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    Try double netting using two small-mesh nets.

    Try double netting using two small-mesh nets.
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    My vet actually recommended we do the Adequan IM...

    My vet actually recommended we do the Adequan IM every 4 days x 7 injections every third or fourth month instead of a loading dose and then monthly. We got far better results doing it that way, and I...
  22. I wouldn't want to rent out one side as a duplex...

    I wouldn't want to rent out one side as a duplex BUT if you did the connecting thing so it could be either/or you could market it as a single family home with a mother-in-law 'suite' or teen suite...
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    We too spread the hay in very small clumps - it...

    We too spread the hay in very small clumps - it takes a little time but it keeps them moving all day and all night and it also reduces waste, as they don't stand around in one area trampling the hay...
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    My horses will not eat, as in won't touch,...

    My horses will not eat, as in won't touch, alfalfa pellets that have soybean oil as a binder. Our feed store special orders a brand that is pure alfalfa and nothing else. They love them - I use a few...
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    I am thinking of getting a couple of these for...

    I am thinking of getting a couple of these for times when one or more of us is out of town - so the one who stays home and does horse care can at least not have to deal with peeling and distributing...
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