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    Given that it can go really wrong whether at home...

    Given that it can go really wrong whether at home or at the vets, a key issue to me is whether you can live with yourself if things go wrong at home. If you are going to beat yourself up for months...
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    I have had stallskins in three stalls for about...

    I have had stallskins in three stalls for about 12yrs and they are still in fabulous shape despite the decade plus of constant use. Just installed a new stall and put stallskin in it too. I had about...
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    Milestone for vines

    If you aren't completely opposed to spraying, try Milestone for the all the non-grass things growing along the fences. It leaves the grass alone, and no need to pull horses off the pasture. It does,...
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    I love mine. Did 5' on perimeter and 4' for...

    I love mine. Did 5' on perimeter and 4' for interior runs. All the way to the ground. I'm not a fan of dogs or coyotes being able to get in with the horses. We mow up close to it and don't mind at...
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    I also have stallskins and love them. They've...

    I also have stallskins and love them. They've been in about 12 yrs and are in great shape. Installed over a gravel pad, there is good drainage, and not as hard as concrete
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    Take a close look at any metal edges on the...

    Take a close look at any metal edges on the carports. Some of the edges are incredibly sharp. A boarding barn near us used them in turnouts and had some lacerations.
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    I have a 36x48 barn fr Cleary built about 12yrs...

    I have a 36x48 barn fr Cleary built about 12yrs ago. They were great about building from my drawings, the building was built right and level. As they were finishing out the horse stalls inside though...
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    There are two more that I know of in the NW - Thunderstruck (mare) was bred by Amy Ruge in Vancouver, WA and sold to OR a couple years ago and has competed at A shows. And Captan (gelding) was bred...
  9. I have a mini-farm with a 36x48 barn. One of the...

    I have a mini-farm with a 36x48 barn. One of the absolute best things I did was get a point-of-use mini water heater...
  10. Oil has been shown to be well-tolerated. Here's a...

    Oil has been shown to be well-tolerated. Here's a quote and also the link to one article (free) for those who want to read.

    "An alternative strategy of fat adaptation (the combination of fat...
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    My two cents is that when you're looking at...

    My two cents is that when you're looking at mares, think about choosing one(s) that fit with what you enjoy having in the barn. Day in and day out you are around them and handling them. My first mare...
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    If it's that important to get a foal from the 2yr...

    If it's that important to get a foal from the 2yr old, embryo transplant is an option.
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    Check out Ralando II on facebook. He's sBs...

    Check out Ralando II on facebook. He's sBs approved, but they are pretty accommodating from what I understand on taking mares approved with other registries. He was a successful hunter including top...
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    You can still move back the due date by more than...

    You can still move back the due date by more than a week if you short cycle and breed on first cycle.
  15. The foal theoretically could be Oldenberg,...

    The foal theoretically could be Oldenberg, Belgian, or Hanoverian in that example. You'll want to find out the policy and process for approving your mare with those registries and, if it involves an...
  16. Ralando's semen quality was amazing. Came with...

    Ralando's semen quality was amazing. Came with nice semen report from Rood & Riddle where he's collected. Got it same day through the airlines very inexpensively and no container to send back, and...
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    My AtAt mare is quite dark - here's a pic of her...

    My AtAt mare is quite dark - here's a pic of her at her lightest. With winter hair she looks black except for her muzzle....
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    I use the non-waxed thread from Bit of Britain....

    I use the non-waxed thread from Bit of Britain. Waxed was too sticky and yarn too chunky for me. One of these spools is only a third of the way used four years later!...
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    DNA test is the only way to know for sure if you...

    DNA test is the only way to know for sure if you have a brown instead of bay or black. Pet DNA Service is the only place that does it and it is $60 and is done from a few mane hairs. ...
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    Long, but good article that includes information...

    Long, but good article that includes information on why the OP would care about whether the stallion is brown rather than bay if buckskin is the goal:...
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    Is that an upside-down pelham? Why? Seems like...

    Is that an upside-down pelham? Why? Seems like unless there will be bit checks like at USDF shows, it's hard to get too picky about penalizing for the visible part of the bit when there could be all...
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    Regarding why so many GP jumpers are in a running...

    Regarding why so many GP jumpers are in a running martingle - "Have and not need, not the other way around" - one of classic George Morris-isms. As others have said...if properly adjusted, it doesn't...
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    Ralando II is homozygous Bay - EEAA - he has a...

    Ralando II is homozygous Bay - EEAA - he has a facebook page and you can contact them. I remember him because we are expecting a bay foal from him in June. I've seen other stallions whose listing say...
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    Sometimes it just means the person recording the...

    Sometimes it just means the person recording the horse with USEF doesn't care. My broodmare had four foals before we got her. Only one of them is recorded with USEF with dam & sire names - the others...
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    Wouldn't she had a Canadian number not USEF?

    Wouldn't she had a Canadian number not USEF?
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