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  1. Button - as in "cute as a"

    Button - as in "cute as a"
  2. The TNR program I used to volunteer with would...

    The TNR program I used to volunteer with would spay a nursing mother if one came in (trapped ferals, so you never knew what you were going to see on that Sunday!). If caretakers knew that the cat...
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    That's what we're doing with my guy. He's about...

    That's what we're doing with my guy. He's about 15, and was diagnosed last year after he lost hair and got really lethargic. I think we did the initial bloodwork, started the meds, checked...
  4. Mine is attached to my barn. 16' deep by 36'...

    Mine is attached to my barn. 16' deep by 36' wide, opens to the south and has a 10' gate separating it from the barn aisle. When the weather is nice, I can open the big barn door and let a breeze...
  5. I have friends who do nosework with their dogs...

    I have friends who do nosework with their dogs and they (the friends AND their dogs) really enjoy it. It's been a great sport for friends with dogs that can't compete in agility or obedience, as it...
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    What Mosey said about combining loose hay and...

    What Mosey said about combining loose hay and slow-feed. My pony gets hay in her slow feeder net when I bring her in at night, and then I toss her a flake on the floor at night check (around 10pm). ...
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    4' 2x4 no climb with an oak sight rail here...

    4' 2x4 no climb with an oak sight rail here (though this picture doesn't show the actual "perimeter" of the property).
    https://flic.kr/p/e2YT5w
    Everyone who's seen it thinks it looks very nice,...
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    Can't speak to competition costs in Canada, as...

    Can't speak to competition costs in Canada, as that's a bit beyond my usual range, but here in the US, it's very dependent on the venue(s) you compete in. I run AKC agility, and I generally figure...
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    I have a couple of the Tory clincher leather...

    I have a couple of the Tory clincher leather collars that are nice, but a bit big for my petite girls.
    Foxfire Leather (based out of WV) has some lovely collars and leashes - I especially like her...
  10. I saw it, too, and it ran twice! Once in the...

    I saw it, too, and it ran twice! Once in the "tonight on AFV" opening, and then later on. Congrats!
  11. I use the great Dover shipping dodge, but it only...

    I use the great Dover shipping dodge, but it only works if you can make it to one of their brick and mortar stores.
    If they don't have the item you want in the store, and you have the catalog with...
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    You can buy washable incontinence pads at your...

    You can buy washable incontinence pads at your local pharmacy. We started with the disposables, but these ended up being cheaper in the long run. This one looks like the ones we used: ...
  13. Thread: Barn vs Run-Ins

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    I have both, in the same building! It's, for my...

    I have both, in the same building! It's, for my purposes, the best of both worlds - vet, farrier and (most importantly, since I'm the one using it every day) I have a nice protected working area,...
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    My mare likes hot water - I started bringing a...

    My mare likes hot water - I started bringing a small (2 gallon) bucket of hot tap water from the house (there's no electricity in the barn) to warm up her big tub at night, but quickly learned that...
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    The Schneider's "Fitted V-Free" style blankets...

    The Schneider's "Fitted V-Free" style blankets (the New Briton, Regulator and Versatility styles) have detachable/Velcro tail flaps. Can't remember if the Hug blankets from Dover have a tail flap,...
  16. Thread: Affordable Fence

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    Don't know why other folks have done it, but in...

    Don't know why other folks have done it, but in my case (4' no climb mesh with an oak sight rail) it was to match the rest of my fencing. And personally, I think it looks much nicer with the sight...
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    Is the farmer you bought the land from the one...

    Is the farmer you bought the land from the one who harvested the corn and planted the cover crop?

    (Guy I bought my place told me that the farmer that he'd leased the property to knew about the...
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    I do the straw trick, too - works well, though...

    I do the straw trick, too - works well, though pony gives me dirty looks when I do it. Haven't ever tried using hay, though - I like the thought that she can eat it after it falls out (less clean up...
  19. SMF11, he is awfully cute! My old guy got his...

    SMF11, he is awfully cute!
    My old guy got his chopped hay out of a feed tub on the ground. Did really well with that, as he'd nibble at it whenever he felt like it (I think he really preferred...
  20. Thread: How to stay clean?

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    Big old army surplus field jacket like this: ...

    Big old army surplus field jacket like this: http://www.armysurplusworld.com/product.asp?ProductID=11425 with the liner. It's camouflage, so the stains don't show. The pockets do collect a lot of...
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    I have 4' 2x4 no-climb with a wooden top rail on...

    I have 4' 2x4 no-climb with a wooden top rail on all my pastures and dog yards. Anyplace that the fence is meant to contain my dogs, it's on the ground, but in the horse areas, it's a couple of...
  22. Totally random thought, OP, but your post made me...

    Totally random thought, OP, but your post made me remember the closet in an apartment I rented many years ago. It was a nice big on, that took three louvered sliding doors to close entirely. The...
  23. Since you've got Classic Equine stalls, what...

    Since you've got Classic Equine stalls, what about getting one of their partial (or whole) grilled partitions? I'd think handy guy could probably cut the strap down to the desired height (if you...
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    If they can't smell, it doesn't matter what you...

    If they can't smell, it doesn't matter what you try to tempt them with, they won't eat it. Please take them to the vet ASAP - if they're not eating, they really haven't improved.
    (My cat became...
  25. Especially since you'll be dealing with...

    Especially since you'll be dealing with limitations on activity post-surgery, I'd suggest that you find a good spot (easy to get to and "appropriate" for elimination) and use that as your girl's...
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