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  1. This response is more evidence that not worth...

    This response is more evidence that not worth trying to do right thing...I won't make same mistake again that OP and other poster did (one with Blue Tick Hound, which is what the dog we took in...
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    In this situation it sounds like there should be...

    In this situation it sounds like there should be no obligation to pay for training rides.

    I have been in the situation where horse was badly injured, needed surgery, and significant daily...
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    What about bagged chopped hay? I have been...

    What about bagged chopped hay? I have been considering that to supplement my guy that just does not seem to eat enough hay. I think it runs about the same price as the cubes. I have supplemented with...
  4. I don't blame anyone but unfortunately had a...

    I don't blame anyone but unfortunately had a similar enough experience last year that the lesson learned was call animal control or take to shelter but don't "do it yourself".

    I contacted a large...
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    One of my dog poop eaters is a border collie that...

    One of my dog poop eaters is a border collie that was in a kennel until 6 months. But the other is a lab and she was raised in a home from 8 weeks on so can't blame it on kennel life.

    My two...
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    I have 4 dogs and both younger dogs do this. I...

    I have 4 dogs and both younger dogs do this. I have a large fenced yard and unless I literally followed the dogs out and around the yard I would not be able to stop it. At one time thought about...
  7. Intrigued by this bit. Do you need a special...

    Intrigued by this bit. Do you need a special bridle or will it fit any regular english bridle?
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    Awesome post! I have a dog and a cat behind a...

    Awesome post! I have a dog and a cat behind a painting of a cartoonish grinning giraffe on my mantel but you beat me by a mile :)
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    I have gone from mixed herd turnout to preferring...

    I have gone from mixed herd turnout to preferring individual turnout. It has been a long turnaround and unfortunately based on experience.

    I think when you have multiple horses and turnout...
  10. Thread: Hot water

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    We have a standard household water heater in our...

    We have a standard household water heater in our tack room. The tack room is in the center of the barn but is not insulated or heated and certainly gets below freezing. The water heater was...
  11. As an aside, enjoyed looking at this list and...

    As an aside, enjoyed looking at this list and seeing the variety of breeds, as well as some I have never heard of. Now enjoying visiting the websites and learning about the latter. Good past time...
  12. Thread: Akitas??

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    The only Akita I have known personally was over...

    The only Akita I have known personally was over 30 years ago. He was awesome but obviously had an owner that knew the breed and how to handle and train them.

    The amazing part is this was at...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Can you give me the contact information for the...

    Can you give me the contact information for the Va breeder? I am in Virginia. Where is Churchville?

    I really like the long haired whippets. But on the website the most recent updates seem to be...
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    I had seen those online but forgotten about them....

    I had seen those online but forgotten about them. Will have to go back and check out those links. Thanks!
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    Kashmere, interestingly, I hiked and jogged with...

    Kashmere, interestingly, I hiked and jogged with my borzoi off leash, we lived a while in mtns of PA near the Appalachian Trail. She and my BC were also ok loose on the farm when we were there...
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    Thanks Haila. I am really just curious at this...

    Thanks Haila. I am really just curious at this point, not currently looking for a puppy. Although will admit to puppy yearnings...maybe the time of year...

    But if the vet has a website I would be...
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    Just doing some googling on Lurchers it appears...

    Just doing some googling on Lurchers it appears they can be sight hound and terrier, sight hound and herding dog or "pastoral" dog, ,or just a mix of different sight hounds, or all of the above.
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    Lurchers...stories and where to find...

    Another spin off from earlier thread about finding the right breed. Just curiosity about a breed (or cross) I am not very familiar with.

    Lurcher's, as I understand, can be the result of a variety...
  20. Someone mentioned Schipperke...I have only known...

    Someone mentioned Schipperke...I have only known one personally, who was a good farm and carriage dog. And saw one years ago at an obedience trial...long story but dog struck me as very intelligent...
  21. Thread: legging up

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    I like the links Wildlifer provided too. But...

    I like the links Wildlifer provided too. But just remember those plans are for horses returning to work after a lay-up. In their notes they say that "unsupervised turnout is considered MAXIMUM...
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    Ha Ha. For us it is the same chairs in the same...

    Ha Ha. For us it is the same chairs in the same places that we go by almost every time we ride out....which is almost every time we ride :) Fortunately (knock on wood) he does not spin and run but...
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    Can someone describe a grab strap? I have a...

    Can someone describe a grab strap? I have a bucking strap and running martingale strap (redundant I know), but when something happens they seem to far up the neck for me to grab quickly without...
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    On the subject of dog beds...I need ideas for...

    On the subject of dog beds...I need ideas for decent dog beds that can be washed every few days...

    We have a mud/family room/kitchen combo for the dogs. All tile. I have those raised mesh beds...
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    It is a problem if spending time at the barn is a...

    It is a problem if spending time at the barn is a big part of the reason you want a dog as a companion. And barking at horses is bothersome but very different than physically attacking horses.
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