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    This is a good thought too. Find a spot out doors...

    This is a good thought too. Find a spot out doors you would like her to pee and spread some of her soaked bedding there. She might smell it and use that toilet spot too.
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    I have a gelding that makes lakes, and loves to...

    I have a gelding that makes lakes, and loves to pee in his run in rather than his entire paddock.

    I used to just go through a ton of shavings, but last winter discovered peat moss as bedding....
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    I guess it must be a regional thing. I was...

    I guess it must be a regional thing. I was suddenly overrun with buttercup two years ago. I mowed, applied "instant" pelleted lime before a heavy downpour (heavy spot application, over 2 acres, hand...
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    A farmer in my area grows Italian Rye for straw....

    A farmer in my area grows Italian Rye for straw. It has fluffy seedheads that many people mistake for Foxtail. I don't know much other than that. I would, if possible, purchase one bale, bring it...
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    I luckily have a farm/feed store near by that...

    I luckily have a farm/feed store near by that keeps 50lb bags in stock. $38 per bag, I go through about 4 per year for my two horses.
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    It can be very deceiving how much they actually...

    It can be very deceiving how much they actually eat in a short period of time. Its also easy to look out at the pasture when its short and say to yourself, "not much there, surely they're not getting...
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    My horses get one cup of whole flaxseed daily. I...

    My horses get one cup of whole flaxseed daily. I am non-negotiable on this portion of their diet because of the sand clearing properties. My horses live out 24/7 on very very sandy soil. Other...
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    If I had such a case on my hands, I'd try the...

    If I had such a case on my hands, I'd try the following:

    In a space where you can work for a while without being in the way, bring out a hose thats connected to water, but don't turn it on. Take a...
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    So infuriating. My morgan always splashed a bit...

    So infuriating. My morgan always splashed a bit from time to time, but now he's chronic about playing in the water.

    Moving the tub around actually worked for a long while. Just setting the tub in...
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    Good for you getting out and doing some ground...

    Good for you getting out and doing some ground driving! It is a great way to interact with your horse, and the better you get at it, the more you can do with it.

    Goodhors is the ultimate source...
  11. After 109 starts, a forgotten OTTB gets his due

    Thought this was a good read - a peak into the life and journey of a hard-working racehorse - and worth sharing
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    Streaking across the finish line I dare say! :lol:

    Streaking across the finish line I dare say! :lol:
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    Fibergized "Omega" is the only Pennfield product...

    Fibergized "Omega" is the only Pennfield product remaining unchanged - at least that is what my feed store tells me. Regular Fibergized was eliminated from my feed store many months ago, but I have...
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    I use Sore No More poultice quite a bit, but I...

    I use Sore No More poultice quite a bit, but I agree, its not going to assist in strengthening anything. Its fantastic stuff for any inflammation though.
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    My anhidrosis horse gets 2oz of iodized salt in...

    My anhidrosis horse gets 2oz of iodized salt in his feed daily. His hard feed consists only of whole ingredients (alfalfa pellets, flax seed, whole oats) with a cup of Fibergized for flavor, so other...
  16. There is a prevalence of curly and flat dock in...

    There is a prevalence of curly and flat dock in my area and I have not heard of a horse being affected by it.
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    That Ron's harness looks fantastic for the price!...

    That Ron's harness looks fantastic for the price!

    When I first started driving, the woman who got me started said that green horses and drivers should always start in leather harness because it...
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    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that! For what your...

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that! For what your husband must be going through and the let down just as the season starts winding up. Good of you to find the silver lining though! Your harnesses will...
  19. Yes, I compost all of my manure and organic...

    Yes, I compost all of my manure and organic stable wastes. I pick my paddocks daily, keeps flies to a minimum and its a daily fence line check - but I only have 2 on 2 acres, its 15 minutes on a bad...
  20. I board my horses on sandy soil, 2 horses on 2 ac...

    I board my horses on sandy soil, 2 horses on 2 ac which I rotate somewhat. Sandy soil doesn't retain moisture well, so unless it rains frequently growth dries up very quickly. I find my grass quickly...
  21. I wouldn't. I've frequently used BOT wraps...

    I wouldn't. I've frequently used BOT wraps overnight on my aged gelding, and I've found that if its humid, misting, or if the grass is even very damp the entire pillow absorbs and retains dampness,...
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    Thats fascinating, thanks so much for sharing!

    Thats fascinating, thanks so much for sharing!
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    Easy, ride bare back. I did it for a while when I...

    Easy, ride bare back. I did it for a while when I worked a day job with a long commute to the barn and had to get two rode in the last hour of stable hours, 5 nights a week. Just knock the...
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    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy...

    Yes, my Morgan is very prone to becoming greasy and the flax and oil in his diet exasperates it. However, not on flax, his skin seems dry and itchy and he will rub himself raw. So I just deal with...
  25. vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area...

    vx, I live about 30 minutes from you. In our area we get orchard, timothy, teff, alfalfa, brome, and what some people call "pasture" which is usually the fringe of hay fields or hayfields that...
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