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  1. Thread: Sneaking in...

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    Hi there, know I am late weighing in but.....I ...

    Hi there, know I am late weighing in but.....I have some Drums and much experience with this cross - I agree with PRS totally about saddle fit. On top of being wide, these guys have very thick...
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    Our stallions are out 24/7 in 1.5 to 3 acre...

    Our stallions are out 24/7 in 1.5 to 3 acre pastures. We use a combination of horseguard and no climb. My oldest stallion is a peach. Respects the horseguard (after only having to bounce into it...
  3. Thread: Possum problem

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    An open coop is an invitation. Close it up at...

    An open coop is an invitation. Close it up at night with the chickens in and the opossum out. Problem solved! Because if the opossum gets in there, so will other predators.
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    Monistat is also good for ringworm.....I'm a...

    Monistat is also good for ringworm.....I'm a licensed wildlife rehabber and I took in some adorable skunks that ended up having ringworm. They in turn gave it to me. I in turn gave it to one of the...
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    Cut back his grain ration tremendously, lots of...

    Cut back his grain ration tremendously, lots of good quality hay and hang extra buckets for water. I've had to go this route before - actually twice. Toys are great and set a grooming schedule for...
  6. I rode my 6 year old drum mare for the first time...

    I rode my 6 year old drum mare for the first time since her major colic surgery in July - and we are both alive to tell the tale!
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    After my mare slid into her stall and cut her...

    After my mare slid into her stall and cut her face from between her eyes down to her nose (think Frankenstein when the vet got through with her), I ended up buying stall mats and cutting them to fit...
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    3 oz of flax seed for every horse, every day. We...

    3 oz of flax seed for every horse, every day. We live on sandy loam soil and it is an issue, esp this year with the drought. We've started running fecals instead of scheduled worming and were...
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    Feather is always a concern (and it's feather,...

    Feather is always a concern (and it's feather, not feathers - they aren't birds!). It's not the feather that needs to get dry, it's the skin underneath. I find those sham-wows work great. Put it...
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    I'm west of Houston and I had 1 mare with it. ...

    I'm west of Houston and I had 1 mare with it. She had a foal on her side and the darn thing pooled just in front of her udder. I had been waiting for it to blow, but omg..... the foal nursed and...
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    Your clyde/gypsy cross is also known as a Drum...

    Your clyde/gypsy cross is also known as a Drum horse. In England, it is a job description (the Drum horse carries the big kettle drums - they are usually over 17hh, feathered and coloured). You get...
  12. Thread: Oh Texans!

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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: Blue skies and...

    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Blue skies and breezy.....at least it's only 94.....that is helpful....
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    Our stallion had a sarcoid on his ear and the vet...

    Our stallion had a sarcoid on his ear and the vet froze it off. Two treatments and no sarcoid (and no stitches). Wasn't horribly expensive. We tried the xxterra, but it didn't work and the sarcoid...
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    Lots of good pros and cons, but I'll not have it....

    Lots of good pros and cons, but I'll not have it. Had a neighbor's foal break it's neck from slamming into the fence. All babies fence test - love no climb (wish I could afford the v-mesh!) They...
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    And the pawn shops. A friend had all her stuff...

    And the pawn shops. A friend had all her stuff taken and it all ended up in about 4 different pawn shops. Have you called the police?
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    Yeah, like "May the Force (of something other...

    Yeah, like "May the Force (of something other than gravity) be with you" :D
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    Go *around* it if possible. Personally, unless...

    Go *around* it if possible. Personally, unless I've checked a trail so I know all the issues, I don't go down it. Also, in a 4 wheel marathon (with a 5th wheel), I can turn the carriage on a dime...
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    Coyote. When we lived in Cypress (north of...

    Coyote. When we lived in Cypress (north of Houston), I had to chase a coyote down that stole a halter from the barn. Honest, it really wasn't *that* dirty...

    Out here where we live now, we...
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    Crows will eat anything - and Fish Crows have...

    Crows will eat anything - and Fish Crows have been extending their range - not sure if they are up by you yet.

    If you can, set a large, flat rock as an over hang. The fish will appreciate the...
  20. I think some of the bigger venues pay some $$ for...

    I think some of the bigger venues pay some $$ for the big hitches to come. Smaller venues don't usually have the money, if they even have a payout. We are going to the OK State Fair and they pay...
  21. I lost a beloved pony that way. Just awful for...

    I lost a beloved pony that way. Just awful for the owners.
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    How to sell a horse: put him in cross ties and as...

    How to sell a horse: put him in cross ties and as the potential buyer is having a look, in sneaks (literally) the stable manager's 5 year old son with his new radio controlled truck.

    Oh yes, he...
  23. Thread: What was THAT?!?

    by Sipsi
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    oops, forgot the disclaimer: Can make dogs...

    oops, forgot the disclaimer: Can make dogs ballistic and cats pee :lol:
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    I get so side tracked around here and forget to...

    I get so side tracked around here and forget to post!

    Tessa had her staples out today and was mostly good. They were a bit tender from her umbilicus back, but she let us get them all out.

    I...
  25. Thread: What was THAT?!?

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    Barn owls sound like a leaky compressor when...

    Barn owls sound like a leaky compressor when aggravated and are LOUD. They do have other sounds, but the leaky compressor is their loudest.

    Enature is one of my fave sites. Have a listen to barn...
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