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    I bred my Arabian mare (Polish/Crabbet) to...

    I bred my Arabian mare (Polish/Crabbet) to Sinatra Song also. The result was a stunning colt (now gelding) with a lot of presence, but will not be over 16h high. He excels at dressage (scores in 70s)...
  2. If you have Bermuda grass there are a couple...

    If you have Bermuda grass there are a couple herbicides that are effective in getting rid of johnsongrass in pastures - outrider (maverick) and pastora - but not for use on cool-season grasses such...
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    Trees in the prunus family, including cherry and...

    Trees in the prunus family, including cherry and peaches, are toxic to horses due to cyanide. http://www.equineguelph.ca/pdf/facts/Prunus%20Poisoning%20June%2026_08.pdf
  4. Johnsongrass can kill cattle. Stressed...

    Johnsongrass can kill cattle. Stressed johnsongrass (from drought or frost) can contain prussic acid/cyanide and/or high levels of nitrates.
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    This is a BandB near Yosemite....

    This is a BandB near Yosemite. http://www.yosemiterose.com/index.html

    We stayed in the house for almost a week a few years ago. The people who own the place are really nice and our stay was just...
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    Wax myrtles make excellent hedges. They are also...

    Wax myrtles make excellent hedges. They are also natives and very hardy.
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    If there is no blockage, sometimes the problem is...

    If there is no blockage, sometimes the problem is congential, where the horse has no nasal puncta or where it is narrower then normal so the tears don't drain through the nose properly.
  8. My DH was the epitome of weekend warrior - just...

    My DH was the epitome of weekend warrior - just wanted to get on and ride occasionally without doing any of the work. He took a few lessons and decided he knew how to ride. He would also expect to...
  9. Don't have a minidonkey, but do have a minimule....

    Don't have a minidonkey, but do have a minimule. If you do Facebook, there are several groups that can answer questions - Longear Science - health, nutrition and care; Donkey and Mule Health;...
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    Don't know what part of TN you are in, but second...

    Don't know what part of TN you are in, but second calling the Extension. I have found ours to be very knowledgeable. The guys at the coop will give you some idea but usually are not up to par on the...
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    Have you thought about using the TC 30% ration...

    Have you thought about using the TC 30% ration balancer?
  12. Three out of four of mine make fast work of the...

    Three out of four of mine make fast work of the hay with a 1" hole. One has figured out how to tear holes in the netting to make it easier. Another goes for the opening at the top. Where there is a...
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    Mine did the same thing when she was started...

    Mine did the same thing when she was started under saddle. She was started with basics for about 3 months as a 3 yr old then started back after the winter when she was 4. We checked everything,...
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    I would say it depends on the what it is like...

    I would say it depends on the what it is like there (hills, off-road), and the size/weight of the trailer you are pulling. I would never consider a 2WD with a large or living quarter trailer.
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    I'm going to chime in for the Arab also. I have...

    I'm going to chime in for the Arab also. I have had Arabs, TWH, quarter horse, Hanoverian X, and a saddlebred.

    The Arab mare was by far the best, most steady and fun ride in the dressage ring and...
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    One thing that I had success with is lunging...

    One thing that I had success with is lunging them, if you can do that where you are. After a rain and with large puddles in your ring, start lunging at a controlled trot, slowly edging closer and...
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    If you are just doing some simple grading, a...

    If you are just doing some simple grading, a tractor with a fel and a box blade (best if you can get one that tilts) would do the trick. If you are proficient with a tractor with a fel, you could...
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    I would ask my vet. I've heard that you...

    I would ask my vet.

    I've heard that you should use caution when administering bute and Pentosan together. Pentosan is also used as an anticoagulant and can increase PPT in horses for about 24-48...
  19. I top dress on their feed. I have one that...

    I top dress on their feed. I have one that prefers the orange-flavored to the molasses flavored. The others don't seem to care what flavor it is.
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    We have had one of the red and yellow Ritchie...

    We have had one of the red and yellow Ritchie Thrifty King two hole waters between fence lines for almost 10 years and have had no problems (knock wood). It has the floats in the holes to prevent...
  21. The planting depth for both annual ryegrass and...

    The planting depth for both annual ryegrass and fescue is about 1/4 inch. If you plant something like a small grain with the ryegrass, you would want to drill the grain and broadcast the ryegrass...
  22. I like the winter/annual rye also. We used...

    I like the winter/annual rye also. We used Marshal ryegrass, and I think they have new varieties out now. It is easy to overseed, germinates fast, makes a dense stand and is really nice for grazing...
  23. I just asked because a lot of people don't know...

    I just asked because a lot of people don't know that crabgrass is good for grazing also. I do understand about it coming up later and dying down quicker in the fall. Mud is no fun. We have four...
  24. Can I ask why you want to get rid of the...

    Can I ask why you want to get rid of the crabgrass? It makes an excellent, tough summer forage for horses that stands up to abuse. It also reseeds itself.

    Because of the weather in the late fall...
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    That's really getting up there for a lab and...

    That's really getting up there for a lab and especially for a Newfy! When my Newfy got older (he lived until almost 14 yrs old), the heat really took it out of him. We had a couple scares when it got...
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