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  1. :lol: Another old wives tale! Goats do in...

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    Another old wives tale! Goats do in fact love leaves, but not old, wet, moldy piles of them.

    Nothing like good old fashioned back breaking work and it looks like you have that ahead of...
  2. Well from the many boarding barn threads on here...

    Well from the many boarding barn threads on here already that are not working, that are run by supposedly " horse people " my answer is maybe.
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    I had a dun roan mare that was born on my farm...

    I had a dun roan mare that was born on my farm here. She would add more white hairs to her body each year. the change can be quite dramatic.
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    Definitely taken for a ride........

    Definitely taken for a ride........
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    You are making a lot of excuses for behavior that...

    You are making a lot of excuses for behavior that can quickly become dangerous.
    I think it is pain related and that maybe you need another vet who might be able to find the source.
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    Keep talking until they get it right. You are...

    Keep talking until they get it right. You are paying for them to feed your horse the amount he needs to maintain his weight and they are not doing that.

    Is it possible for you to add a couple...
  7. Your current mats just lay side by side? Don't...

    Your current mats just lay side by side? Don't they make mats that interlock? It might be you need those in your new barn and do like others have said and leave a mini mat for the burrito to play...
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    I have been blessed to be able to feed my horses...

    I have been blessed to be able to feed my horses off our own fields for the last 22 years. We have moved 5 times and bought farms big enough to supply our needs with the exception of living in MN,...
  9. For the majority of us horses are our passion but...

    For the majority of us horses are our passion but also our hobby. Very few can earn a living on horses and working for a trainer or as barn help is even worse.

    You might have more enjoyment in...
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    Money well spent. The trail horses you rent...

    Money well spent.

    The trail horses you rent will appreciate someone who can actually ride to some degree. Even the best trail horse can spook or have a bad day and you will appreciate having some...
  11. Make an area she can live in adjacent to the...

    Make an area she can live in adjacent to the pasture that has safe fencing but will allow them to get to know each other. After a few days ( or week or weeks) after things are calm put horse B in...
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    Something must be getting into their water at...

    Something must be getting into their water at some point in time. If they are standing at the trough will they drink if you bring a bucket of water from a different source at that time?

    When our...
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    THANK YOU !!!

    THANK YOU !!!
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    I am not singling tazycat out in any way. The...

    I am not singling tazycat out in any way.

    The assumption that round bales are in any way inferior in quality to square bales is ridiculous and I hear it over and over on this board!

    What makes...
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    We had almost 1/2 an inch of ice here. ...

    We had almost 1/2 an inch of ice here. Thankfully I had the things you put on over your shoes with little tacks in them and got around fine. Had to rescue several goats who ventured out and then...
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    I don't see where a slight slope would be an...

    I don't see where a slight slope would be an issue. Probably helps with drainage.
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    Could still be saddle fit. Try a thinner or...

    Could still be saddle fit. Try a thinner or thicker pad and have vet check for soreness due to saddle fitting too. My mare can fluctuate with weight a bit due to pasture and I find she likes a...
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    The 2 that are not eating grain or drinking...

    The 2 that are not eating grain or drinking outside, are they together in the same pasture?
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    I buy and mix my own . Not only for my horses...

    I buy and mix my own . Not only for my horses but my other livestock as well. Corn, Oats, Soybean Meal, Alfalfa Pellets, Dried Molasses and I add BOSS as well and Minerals.

    Fertrell Minerals are...
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    Give her the time to gain the weight she needs...

    Give her the time to gain the weight she needs and don't get on her until she is healthy enough. If the foal is 5 months than he can be weaned ( and should be).

    From your other posts she is not...
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    I keep mine at home and riding while they were...

    I keep mine at home and riding while they were infants was pretty much day by day.
    At my previous boarding situation I know I would have had plenty of older ladies willing to "watch" my kids. We...
  22. I agree with Bluey. Also, do you put her in...

    I agree with Bluey.

    Also, do you put her in the same stall? If so is there something about that stall that is unpleasant? Could there be a electrical issue? unpleasant/ nervous neighbor horse...
  23. Gravel or sand after you dig out the mud. I...

    Gravel or sand after you dig out the mud. I would use some treated poles to keep it contained or it will just eventually be moved as time goes by.
  24. I loved that every time they touched the fence...

    I loved that every time they touched the fence they gave a yelp and jerk. I only hope the owner checks fences regularly as that is sagging badly now.
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    With just 2 horses and some chickens to care for...

    With just 2 horses and some chickens to care for why is you riding time going to suffer? If anything you will have more time because you have a schedule that is dependent on your needs only.
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