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    Shea butter and coconut oil from Whole Foods. Mix...

    Shea butter and coconut oil from Whole Foods. Mix at 5:1 ratio, melt in the microwave, cool in the freezer to prevent graininess. For $15 I have enough moisturizer to last a year or two.
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    Totally agree on the justifying - and you know...

    Totally agree on the justifying - and you know occasionally I eat meat that I am pretty sure hasn't been raised well too. Such is life. In general I try not to, and I think that's a reasonable...
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    The thing is, one doesn't have to have black or...

    The thing is, one doesn't have to have black or white opinions, or take an extremist stance on everything.

    I am personally OK with eating meat and wearing leather that's been raised humanely and...
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    So surreal that standings are the only "allowed"...

    So surreal that standings are the only "allowed" martingale in US hunter classes. Back in the day as Madeline says runnings were standard, and all you'd see out hunting too.

    Standings? Only for...
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    Keeping a black horse black

    My guy is black - no brown around the muzzle, sheds black but quickly fades to bay areas on back and flanks.

    I know keeping him out of the sun would help but he's pasture boarded so that's not...
  6. No problem at all. I'd much rather eat, for...

    No problem at all. I'd much rather eat, for example, crops designed to resist infection so they don't need to be doused in chemicals. Chemicals which, incidentally, some nations can't afford so crop...
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    Heres a photo. Please excuse the purple...

    Heres a photo. Please excuse the purple Thrushbuster! You can see the crack on the left side bar, about 1/2" long above the purple stain.
    ...
  8. I like high neck blankets - they don't aeem to...

    I like high neck blankets - they don't aeem to bind in front of the withers the way regular blankets do.
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    Write your job description up for her. She'll...

    Write your job description up for her. She'll probably find it very useful.

    I sometimes ask an employee to do that and it also helps clarify what they think they should be doing and what we need...
  10. wasn't Brian Sabo the chef before?

    wasn't Brian Sabo the chef before?
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    do you have a professional mentor?

    I have been promoted a lot (!) recently, and my team has become more like a giant army of insanity (went from 4 people reporting to me to what will be over 40 in a year when I have hired everyone...)...
  12. Automatic and accurate plug-in cost calculator:...

    Automatic and accurate plug-in cost calculator:...
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    Great! Thanks Janet.

    Great! Thanks Janet.
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    FEH classes - shoeing allowed?

    My 2.5 yr old will be shown on the line in FEH classes in 2015, however, he might need to be shod soon to help grow out a minor hoof injury (fronts only)

    I thought I read somewhere that 2 and 3 yr...
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    Ordering contact lenses online

    I've always gone to the optometrist and had my eyes checked and ordered lenses from them. But I'm wondering about just ordering 'em online with my Rx?

    Will my eyeballs fall out? ;) I confess to...
  16. Unfortunately were looking at 6-8 weeks of...

    Unfortunately were looking at 6-8 weeks of treatment and the barn guys don't give oral meds so... Meh!
  17. Talked to the vet and he says it's fine for me to...

    Talked to the vet and he says it's fine for me to dissolve the pills the night before and mix into the alf pellets, beet pulp and rice bran I'm feeding. No grinding required!
  18. Yeah he ate about half and then cottoned on in my...

    Yeah he ate about half and then cottoned on in my test of whole pills today. Gah.

    SO: will the antibiotics still work if I dissolve the night before so staff can dump in his bucket in the morning?...
  19. Dissolving or grinding SMZs: which holds up best?

    Pony needs 15 SMZs twice a day for 6 weeks no thanks to a mystery liver infection. I'll need to have barn staff do the a.m. feed and they're not gonna do more than dump in bucket.

    So so the...
  20. And to what nationality should we attribute your...

    And to what nationality should we attribute your BS?

    Charlotte says: “I think it will be an incredible crowd to ride in front of" first. Everyone offended please proceed to pick your thongs out...
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    Bridon Beale Street :yes:

    Bridon Beale Street :yes:
  22. You need one of these: fly browband + jowl strap:...

    You need one of these: fly browband + jowl strap: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harrys-Horse-Fly-browband-2tone/dp/B001GHKVEG
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    Best lunge whip? Mines awful

    My lunge whip is a cheapo that is hard to crack and too short. Before I start the dreaded cycle of ordering and returning online, what's the best lunge whip out there?
  24. Troll. Reported.

    Troll. Reported.
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    Cracked bar - how big a deal?

    Yesterday I had my 2.5 yr old Dutch gelding trimmed for the first time since coming from the breeder.

    The trimmer who is new to me noted he had a good crack in one bar on each front foot -...
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