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    I understand your frustration ... it is...

    I understand your frustration ... it is exhausting to not have your home be your own to enjoy. Perhaps what would suit you better is running a retirement facility where there are people who come out...
  2. I have a Newer spreader that would work for that...

    I have a Newer spreader that would work for that purpose ... but I've also been advised by my ag extension that manure that is really aged does not have the fertilizing benefits of 'younger' stuff. ...
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    We have a giant snapper, probably 45 years old,...

    We have a giant snapper, probably 45 years old, that lives in our pond. She is appropriately named Queen Elizabeth, and enjoys her time in the sun. We have zero problems with her or the others (and...
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    Get the chickens! You will love having them. ...

    Get the chickens! You will love having them.

    We've had ours for about 8 years now (first 12, then a second set of 20), and have never had a situation where we have had to help one on it's way. ...
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    I just loved that recent research suggesting that...

    I just loved that recent research suggesting that mane pulling is very stressful and causes increased heart rate in horses. Just the words I needed to read, as I hate pulling manes and will never do...
  6. Awww shoot. Sorry to hear the very sad news...

    Awww shoot. Sorry to hear the very sad news...
  7. She is bailed and safe!

    She is bailed and safe!
  8. I'm glad this conversation got started this...

    I'm glad this conversation got started this year...I am obsessively paranoid about turnout on spring grass, and it seems this year the progress has been glacial. I am currently up to 6 hours but...
  9. I cannot understand why karma does not deliver a...

    I cannot understand why karma does not deliver a swift kick in the head to people like her. Makes me sick to my stomach.
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    I took a chance on a much older FEI horse...best...

    I took a chance on a much older FEI horse...best thing I ever did. He taught me tons, and has been rewarded with a great retirement. Not everyone can do this, but I am happy/lucky that we found...
  11. Cloudy, yes she was sold to a kill buyer in PA -...

    Cloudy, yes she was sold to a kill buyer in PA - recently. Kelly Smith works with kill buyers to re-home some of the horses before they ship to slaughter, and is trying to find her a home. You can...
  12. Candle, I think it's awesome that you reached out...

    Candle, I think it's awesome that you reached out and have made the effort! Kelly does all she can to do right by the horses in placing them where they are well-suited. Like you, I hope this mare...
  13. Candle, I sent you a different # and also sent...

    Candle, I sent you a different # and also sent kelly your number...fingers crossed that it works out for you and the mare!
  14. Kelly Smith (on FB) is networking her for...

    Kelly Smith (on FB) is networking her for bail/rescue/a home. YES, she needs help in all ways to avoid getting on the truck to slaughter. Anyone who can donate, should do so quickly through Kelly's...
  15. My three paddocks are fenced with split rail with...

    My three paddocks are fenced with split rail with hot wire on the top and middle of every inch, including gates in between. Oh, that is something I finally did this past year and that was install...
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    I feed my hard to keep, likes to gas colic to...

    I feed my hard to keep, likes to gas colic to near death, 9 year old OTTB no grain at all. He gets alfalfa pellets and Ultimate Finish twice a day, and that has served him well. Also mountains of...
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    Looks like they did the research for you - I'd go...

    Looks like they did the research for you - I'd go with the arena sand which appears to be recommended for your use.
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    Hi - I just searched for this topic and saw your...

    Hi - I just searched for this topic and saw your post Hollander.

    We are in a bit of a struggle. My farrier was out yesterday and we are losing ground. I had been using a prescription powder, but...
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    FWIW, in our county they require a manure...

    FWIW, in our county they require a manure management plan if you have a certain number of horses (we have 6) ...which means that there is also a service for farm owners where we can take our manure...
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    Does this thread set some kind of record for # of...

    Does this thread set some kind of record for # of responses over # of days?
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    None here at my barn yet...hopeful! Love to see...

    None here at my barn yet...hopeful! Love to see them darting in and out...
  22. What is your hay on now? Do you have a cement...

    What is your hay on now? Do you have a cement floor and you're trying to raise it for air circulation?
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    Thanks for the great suggestions - he will be in...

    Thanks for the great suggestions - he will be in paddock by himself for sure until he has a chance to settle and meet his pasture mates over the fence (hot-wired!). My herd is completely closed - no...
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    Quarantine

    We have acquired a horse who is in QT now and will remain there for the next 3 weeks and then I'll ship him here in my trailer. The QT is well run and strict with frequent stall cleanings with...
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    Another vote for Grow N Win...everyone here LOVES...

    Another vote for Grow N Win...everyone here LOVES it.
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