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    I have found that feeding a farrier and paying in...

    I have found that feeding a farrier and paying in cash do a lot to make farriers want to take care of my horse. I make a good sandwich and a batch of home made brownies for every farrier visit. It...
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    Also look at Standlee compressed hay at Tractor...

    Also look at Standlee compressed hay at Tractor Supply. It takes up half of the room of a standard bale. I feed it daily to my old guy, and use a lot of it when traveling. My horse won't drink while...
  3. Taste of the Wild Lamb worked for our girl

    Taste of the Wild Lamb worked for our girl
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    Can you get the local vet school farrier to do...

    Can you get the local vet school farrier to do your horse once and recommend a local farrier? When my farrier unexpectedly went to Turkey to see family many years ago, I took my horse to the vet...
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    I have a Ryobi, battery powered chain saw which I...

    I have a Ryobi, battery powered chain saw which I love. I am in my 60's and had never used a chain saw until I got this one. My husband has a big, gas, chainsaw which is too heavy for me and almost...
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    I like the Contender. It is washed several times...

    I like the Contender. It is washed several times a week and is holding up well.
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    I have a large (7 5/8) oval head. The only helmet...

    I have a large (7 5/8) oval head. The only helmet that fits me well is the CO J3. The CO 4 star fits well except it is not quite deep enough for my large head.
  8. Our home owners insurance company specifically...

    Our home owners insurance company specifically asked if we had boarders. I think we would have been dropped if we said yes. They also asked the breed of our dogs and inspected our house for any...
  9. Thread: Strangles?

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    Get the vet back out or head to the nearest vet...

    Get the vet back out or head to the nearest vet hospital that has an isolation stall available.
  10. Can you post cute pictures on Facebook and ask...

    Can you post cute pictures on Facebook and ask people to share the pictures? It is a shame that the local rescues are worse than useless in your area.
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    I think you made the right decision. The ups and...

    I think you made the right decision. The ups and downs that are common as they decline make it hard to make a decision. You were right to let him go before he went into a steep, painful, downward...
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    I like my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended...

    I like my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab 4WD. Make sure you get one with the factory tow package.
  13. Two horse on our street had the surgery. They did...

    Two horse on our street had the surgery. They did well and healed quickly. The big scars faded to be almost invisible. Years later, both horses had recurrences. The one had a second surgery. I don't...
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    Can you follow another horse over the jumps? Do...

    Can you follow another horse over the jumps? Do you take her over small logs on the trails? Sometimes horse gain confidence when they jump lots of little, natural obstacles.
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    I am assuming that he has no fevers. is eating...

    I am assuming that he has no fevers. is eating normally, is acting like his normal self, and is having only mild diarrhea. If he shows any signs of illness, I would be calling a vet. Potomac Fever,...
  16. Thread: Tiny arena ideas?

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    Have the kids learn pony games. Look at some pony...

    Have the kids learn pony games. Look at some pony club or MGAA YouTube videos for ideas.
  17. I am sorry. You did the right thing for Bodie,...

    I am sorry. You did the right thing for Bodie, but I know how hard it is to lose them. I have a 28 year old who has some bad days, but lots of good days. I know his time is coming.
  18. Thread: Living in Ocala?

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    Wither bee, I love your house. If I could talk my...

    Wither bee, I love your house. If I could talk my stand into moving from Virginia, it is what I would want. It is in the area that I like; close to Ocala and not too far from Gainesville.
  19. Thread: Living in Ocala?

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    I agree that the Payne's Prairie trails are very...

    I agree that the Payne's Prairie trails are very nice. It is busy enough during the week that I would be ok riding alone there, but not crowded. The trails are impeccably maintained.
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    What will your financial situation be when you...

    What will your financial situation be when you finish school? Can you afford a horse? Could you live with family for a while so you are not paying rent for yourself and board for the horse until you...
  21. Thread: Living in Ocala?

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    Remember that it does get "cold" in the winter in...

    Remember that it does get "cold" in the winter in Ocala. When I was there earlier this month, it was in the 20's and 30's at night. It was in the 50's and 60's during the day. Some people think that...
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    What is the weight of your trailer? If you have...

    What is the weight of your trailer? If you have an older, 3,500lb trailer, plus two 1200lb horses, plus 1000 lbs of water, hay and tack, plus 600 lbs of people and people related stuff in the truck,...
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    Can you buy her back?

    Can you buy her back?
  24. Thread: Living in Ocala?

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    Watch for sugar sand in the Ocala area. While...

    Watch for sugar sand in the Ocala area. While much of the area has good soil that grows nice pasture, some areas have sugar sand that will not support good turf for grazing. Good hay is expensive in...
  25. Southern Pines.

    Southern Pines.
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