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    It'll depend on the horses. I don't use hay nets...

    It'll depend on the horses. I don't use hay nets often and mine don't flip the hay out onto the ground. The baskets are huge and big enough for them to push the hay around rather than flip it out. if...
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    Here is my setup for feeding square bales...

    Here is my setup for feeding square bales

    I use the large shire slow feed hay nets and clip them into the bottom of the feeders. It still mimics the horses natural grazing and reduces waste. The...
  3. That may be Midland? I've heard wonderful things...

    That may be Midland? I've heard wonderful things about them and hope to visit this season. It's about 3-4 hours from me and I'd consider it 'worth the trip'. I'm in north Alabama and have 2 hunts...
  4. I'll be another vote for Aiken, there are...

    I'll be another vote for Aiken, there are multiple hunts to choose from, the footing is fantastic, and the city is lovely. Went for the first time in January and hope to go back again this season.
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    I know this thread has played out but my old mare...

    I know this thread has played out but my old mare is going through another bout of lymphangitis and the search function led me to this thread.

    She had a huge injury about 5 years ago. All was...
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    I've posted on here before about acing my mare...

    I've posted on here before about acing my mare while hunting, so I'll jump into the discussion...

    Last year was my first season and my mares first season hunting. I've been riding reiners and...
  7. Three Ring Farm/Big Idea Eventing ...

    Three Ring Farm/Big Idea Eventing

    https://www.facebook.com/threeringfarm/?fref=ts

    https://www.facebook.com/BigIdeaEventing?fref=ts
  8. 1) the old now retired WB mare and my cow pony...

    1) the old now retired WB mare and my cow pony are both chestnuts and are marked almost identically, same shapes star, strip, snip, same leg markings. Granted there is about8" in height difference...
  9. http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/mstout2/...

    http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/mstout2/ChaCha/iPhone7975.jpg

    My now 2 year olds first trip off the farm was a year ago, pictured in the link above, to a donkey penning. We parked by the...
  10. My trailer has about 5" of clearance and I have...

    My trailer has about 5" of clearance and I have yet to get it into the truck bed. It doesn't look like much clearance but it works and the trailer is level.
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    I've got rats in my hay barn... I do not have...

    I've got rats in my hay barn... I do not have barn cats and fiancé likes to kill the good snakes... so I'm having the same issue as you, how to safely get rid of the rats. I'm also infested with...
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    You sure can! I did buy it from you after all!...

    You sure can! I did buy it from you after all! I've got some more pictures I could email you if you want.

    We went with 12' spacing so it wasn't quite as rigid if something hit it (horse, foal,...
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    That's what I did. If you go with Centaur make...

    That's what I did. If you go with Centaur make sure the corners are braced very well and don't skimp on the concrete. There is a lot more tension on the corners than you'd think.

    Also put...
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    My fence post spacing is 12', it works well and...

    My fence post spacing is 12', it works well and if they hit it (I've had foals and calves) it has enough spring to make them bounce off. The closer the post are the stouter the fence will be.

    I'd...
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    Yes, the horses wouldn't need it hot but we have...

    Yes, the horses wouldn't need it hot but we have cows/calves and had to beef it up for them. We had 4 strands but added a 5th when we got the cows. With 4 strands there was too much of a gap and the...
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    Centaur coated wire, make it hot and tall. ...

    Centaur coated wire, make it hot and tall.

    Not runs like what you are asking about but this is our fence, If using wood post I'd make both sides hot so they don't chew.
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    Thanks! The middle stall where the roof lines but...

    Thanks! The middle stall where the roof lines but against each other leaks a little when it rains a lot. The height and pitch aren't the same so there is a gap but the ground slopes and I have matts...
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    If multiple people are saying the same thing it's...

    If multiple people are saying the same thing it's probably sound advice.

    Always seek professional help, people on COTH can only help so much without seeing the issue. What someone THINKS is the...
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    Thank you. This has always been my way of...

    Thank you. This has always been my way of thinking also. I'm not pouring the feed to her, in fact all she eats at the moment is grass with access to a protein/mineral tub. I'm not feeding any hay or...
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    It may be cheaper to buy stall mats and place...

    It may be cheaper to buy stall mats and place them on top of the concrete? Then screw them into the concrete so they don't move? Or you could frame in the concrete slab and put gravel/screenings on...
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    Not sure what kind of budget you are working with...

    Not sure what kind of budget you are working with but when I was boarding I acquired a 10x20 carport that's got 7' tall sides. It's since moved with me to my farm and is now a run-in/stalls. It's...
  22. I use a 2 wheeled Rubbermaid wheelbarrow, it's...

    I use a 2 wheeled Rubbermaid wheelbarrow, it's got thin tires that go through the mud easily. Here in the south we have mud and not snow in the winter so sleds won't work for us.
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures BFNE!! You have...

    Thanks for sharing the pictures BFNE!! You have made me feel a lot better about my filly. I sure wouldn't mind ending up with something like the first mare you posted.

    Part of my insecurity? is...
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    You've gotten a lot of valuable advice. I...

    You've gotten a lot of valuable advice.

    I take my mare trail riding and camping throughout the summer to keep her somewhat fit. We don't do much other than walk but it's lots of hills and we are...
  25. It comes from a time when health was equated with...

    It comes from a time when health was equated with strength
    Presumably, anyone who's strong is healthy (and vice versa). And back in the day, a horse was a prime example of a large, strong creature....
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