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    You might spread stall cleanings thinly on the...

    You might spread stall cleanings thinly on the seeded ground, kind of doing a mulching effect to protect the plants and roots. Adds organic material to the soil, so you get helpful "stuff" working...
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    Why didn't I ever think of that? What a great...

    Why didn't I ever think of that? What a great tip Drive NJ, using the plastic wrap on the leather to keep metal polish off!! You made my day with that, and I will share the tip (giving you credit!)...
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    Wow, you guys are way ahead of me in injuries. I...

    Wow, you guys are way ahead of me in injuries. I did hurt my elbow pulling down a vine, but I think it was just being overtired. Anyway, now I have Golfer's Elbow and wear a brace on my arm. I am...
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    Your mare will like you for her new trailer! ...

    Your mare will like you for her new trailer! Much more comfortable to ride in.
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    You could fill the space with rubber bit guards,...

    You could fill the space with rubber bit guards, they take up (together) about 1/4 inch of space. I use them on all our bits, to prevent lip pinches in loose cheek bits, along with possible pinches...
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    Neighbors just painted their white house a dark...

    Neighbors just painted their white house a dark blue, like new jeans washed several times. White trim. I really like it. Similar color would look good with a gray roof, gray trim, the colorful...
  7. Son recently got a silicon band, he works as a...

    Son recently got a silicon band, he works as a mechanic for fun fixing his own cars. He didn't want his ring snagging enough to damage his hand. I understand the silicon rings will cut/break easily...
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    Not so uncommon "that long ago" with the local...

    Not so uncommon "that long ago" with the local horse pulling folks. Most had those 2-ton stock trucks to haul cattle, other livestock that needed moving, before trailers were common. They just...
  9. Pretty amazing what they expect from babies! ...

    Pretty amazing what they expect from babies! Enlightening, but I would be too chicken to "Turn them loose" and expect good behavior. Babies are ALWAYS surprising you, so mine would turn out the be...
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    I would second the choice of Country Carriages...

    I would second the choice of Country Carriages USA for a harness maker. They turn out a really nice synthetic harness product that I have heard lots of folks brag on owning. They love to use and...
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    YAHOO for you!! The Queen is taking control...

    YAHOO for you!! The Queen is taking control back. Good for you, sounds like a good set of steps.
  12. I still would go for the 12ft aisle, but we use...

    I still would go for the 12ft aisle, but we use the aisle so much it is quite important to me. I do quite a lot of driving thru the barn, cleaning stalls with tractor and spreader, bringing in...
  13. Forgot to say we wash horses in the aisle, with...

    Forgot to say we wash horses in the aisle, with drain in center of the floor. So no wash rack, but we do lots of horse washing anyway!

    Aisle is 12ft wide, plenty of room for working, driving...
  14. Not sure of your location, but the center aisle...

    Not sure of your location, but the center aisle barn does allow you to go inside, shut the end doors to be out of the weather. You can wash a horse in cold weather, dry and keep him fairly warm, in...
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    Warmbloods are not nessessarily part draft. The...

    Warmbloods are not nessessarily part draft. The Registries from Europe do not have Draft horses in them. Draft type hooves do not make them Warmbloods.

    You might better call the Draft crosses...
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    Well, "back in the day" when the West was getting...

    Well, "back in the day" when the West was getting going, Navaho Blankets were relatively inexpensive. Being made of wool, they could breathe with sweat of horse, keep his back warm, were THICKLY...
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    Yes, every saddle here has a breast collar on it....

    Yes, every saddle here has a breast collar on it. Better to be SAFE than sorry! The breast collars have more than paid their way in PREVENTING problems, which can happen even more with kids or...
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    You could probably order a bio with brass...

    You could probably order a bio with brass hardware. This will allow you to do custom fitting, with using measurements off the horse. Call your favorite makers, sellers, see what they can do for you.
  19. Are you talking about the nail heads, sticking...

    Are you talking about the nail heads, sticking out on the bottom of the shoe?

    If yes, I am going to say that there is not concentrated concussion on the hoof sole in normal "horse" footing of...
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    Sorry to misinterpret your previous post and name...

    Sorry to misinterpret your previous post and name him lame in front, when he is not lame in front.
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    Gosh, I can post a picture, but they are so...

    Gosh, I can post a picture, but they are so proportionate that you can't really grasp how big they are without standing beside them. People say that to us, who KNOW large horses, all the time. Here...
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    Forgot to ask if the lambs had any shots yet? ...

    Forgot to ask if the lambs had any shots yet? Overeating shot is a big one here.

    The other main one is the Selenium shots, since without it, they get white muscle disease locally. We have no...
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    RB, you may want to line the cattle panels with...

    RB, you may want to line the cattle panels with small hole wire fencing, to prevent lambs getting heads or parts out the big holes of cattle panels. You could put wire inside or outside each...
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    See the difference here in 17H horses!! This...

    See the difference here in 17H horses!!

    This person has a large horse, who I would call tall, but not BIG. Our 17H horses wear 84inch blankets. They are long bodied, though not long backed. ...
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    Just wanted to say Ambitious Kate said how to fix...

    Just wanted to say Ambitious Kate said how to fix things, get out of the business much better than I did! Excellent advice.
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