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    A friend uses a mini-wheats. Another buys a 50...

    A friend uses a mini-wheats.
    Another buys a 50 pound bag of Haystretcher and doles it out one piece at a time.
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    Poll: Your poll needs an 'All of the Above' answer. ...

    Your poll needs an 'All of the Above' answer.

    I think in this day and age you need to be able to use all of the above to handle your horse business demands. Very few real business people can get...
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    You would think these are all uneducated people,...

    You would think these are all uneducated people, but sadly I have seen college graduates leave a note asking the staff to turn their horses out into the 'feild', asking someone to rack (rake) the...
  4. Thread: Hay in eye?

    by Chief2
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    Been there, done that. Ended up calling in the...

    Been there, done that. Ended up calling in the vet and removing the hay feeder attached to the upper corner of the stall wall. I would imagine hay bags hung high could also contribute to this.

    Now...
  5. Thread: Vet vs Trainer

    by Chief2
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    Since there's no contract and you pay all of the...

    Since there's no contract and you pay all of the bills, you hire in the professionals of your choice. Shouldn't be a problem. I agree, most of the time when someone is requiring boarders to use a...
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    Off Topic is on only if you sign in. Otherwise,...

    Off Topic is on only if you sign in. Otherwise, it is no longer visible to prevent houseguests from becoming trolls. If you ask the mods to move this there, you will probably get a better response....
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    I am on a human magnesium supplement. There are...

    I am on a human magnesium supplement. There are days I have to cut it back or drop it out of the diet because of this. I would advise doing the same for your horse for a bit. It could very well clear...
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    The problem I have had from thin bedding on...

    The problem I have had from thin bedding on rubber mats was hock sores, which is one of the reasons I bed more heavily. It really comes down to how your horses are using their stalls. If they are not...
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    Mine are on 28 day refill. Have them either sent...

    Mine are on 28 day refill. Have them either sent to your home or left sealed in the box until you arrive if they are sent to the barn. Count them when they come in, and mark the calendar with the end...
  10. Some of the adults I have seen are the most...

    Some of the adults I have seen are the most grievious offenders.
    It all boils down to a lack of courtesy and respect for the horse, which should be the first thing rammed into every single...
  11. My black and white heavily spotted leopard appy...

    My black and white heavily spotted leopard appy did it some twenty years ago. He picked an area in the field for a good roll, shimmied himself back and forth (making snow angels is what one persn...
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    My current horse's preferences are seasonal: he...

    My current horse's preferences are seasonal: he drinks cool water in the summer, and warm water in the winter. If I reverse the temps in the seasons, he reduces his intake. If I serve warm water in...
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    The half moon over the top of the bucket covers...

    The half moon over the top of the bucket covers roughly 1/3 of the bucket, and is attached to the back via a wide velcro strip. I would image that if you were willing to put a velcro tab on the...
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    Go back to step one, get out the contract, read...

    Go back to step one, get out the contract, read it thoroughly, and then go discuss the things that were not mentioned in it calmly with the BO. There may be real issues behind the flexibility in the...
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    Mine have not only watched the planes flying...

    Mine have not only watched the planes flying overhead, they have stood with their rumps to the fence and watched to town's fireworks display on the fourth of July. And then went back to grazing.
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    I have taken in broken horses whose owners no...

    I have taken in broken horses whose owners no longer wanted them for one reason or another, and can tell you that finding a good home for a broken horse is no easy matter. You need someone with...
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    The top can either be folded back behind the...

    The top can either be folded back behind the bucket, or it can be completely removed.
  18. When I did farm/pet sitting I joined Pet Sitters...

    When I did farm/pet sitting I joined Pet Sitters Associates and the insurance came with the membership. I don't know if it is the same now, but here is the link to investigate....
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    I had a 17h. Percheron. Even being in for 7 hours...

    I had a 17h. Percheron. Even being in for 7 hours a day to eat, drink and snooze for a while at times was too long. The more turnout for their minds and their joints, the better.

    I am in the camp...
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    I purchased one for my husband's gelding before...

    I purchased one for my husband's gelding before Christmas, and another as a gift for a friend. In the geldings stall, I also have a Thermobucket holder bolted to the wall which works great for the...
  21. Give the 30 day notice, and move.

    Give the 30 day notice, and move.
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    We had drinks and appetizers around the firepit...

    We had drinks and appetizers around the firepit on Christmas Eve while watching the full moon rise. Fabulous!

    However, the horse owners are complaining that their horses are getting Lyme and...
  23. Buy the alfalfa now. That will buy you time to...

    Buy the alfalfa now. That will buy you time to look around, and keep your horse on the straight and narrow. And pick up a bale of the mixed hay, as well, and try it on Dobbin. If he likes it, and the...
  24. Short term: Hire a horse sitter. If you don't...

    Short term: Hire a horse sitter. If you don't know one, call your vet/farrier and get a good recommendation.

    Long term: cut a deal with the BO, go coop, become the BM, or start shopping. If...
  25. I am sorry to hear this. I liked her on this...

    I am sorry to hear this. I liked her on this board. Condolences to her family.
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