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    Digging this gem out from my 4-H judging training...

    Digging this gem out from my 4-H judging training 20+ years ago - we were taught to "Tube the Cube."

    Translation was, if you are faced with an overly long backed horse and an overly short backed...
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    continued best wishes! just chiming in to say, I...

    continued best wishes! just chiming in to say, I had a fellow who was a very poor drinker (true for prev owner and girl I sold him to, as well; always vetted just fine). He got soupy grain and soaked...
  3. Thread: Bell boots?

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    One suggestion - if your turnout is large, look...

    One suggestion - if your turnout is large, look for on-sale bright colors. I used to go for the neon pink and green, etc., closeouts in a good quality bell boot, as #1 they would be much less money,...
  4. dehydrating is great fun and semi addictive once...

    dehydrating is great fun and semi addictive once you start & get the knack of it.

    Just wanted to add a suggestion for free advice, your local Extension Office should have some info, if not in your...
  5. really glad to read this. bravo to you both!

    really glad to read this. bravo to you both!
  6. my husband has been using square for his small...

    my husband has been using square for his small business and has been pleased with it, so just another 'vote' for Square. Most clients who choose to pay by card get a chuckle out of signing the iphone...
  7. one more vote for completely grain free, wet...

    one more vote for completely grain free, wet food. It is so much closer to what their systems are designed to utilize. One side benefit to a mostly meat diet (I'd go for the brands that are mostly...
  8. how about making them a small digging pit? pick...

    how about making them a small digging pit? pick an area the size you can live with, dig it up, mix in some sand if you want, make a bit of a border/edge to it if you want. Now, bury really groovy...
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    you're getting lots of great advice here! ditto...

    you're getting lots of great advice here! ditto the extra boxes, uber clean boxes, rule out physical issues, unscented litter, cleaning up pee with a good enzyme cleaner (I still swear by nature's...
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    one more vote for metal bowls. Simple stainless...

    one more vote for metal bowls. Simple stainless steel ones, wash very frequently. Saving grace for my very susceptible girl cat. I also like to use a super warm, wet washcloth to gently clean her...
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    http://equinescience.colostate.edu/content/view/20...

    http://equinescience.colostate.edu/content/view/207/69/

    Update from CSU.
  12. Thread: housecat HELP

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    I clean my boxes minimum once daily, often twice,...

    I clean my boxes minimum once daily, often twice, and always right away (if home) when one of my two cats um, goes #2. Regularly, I fully empty the box and wash it out and am a big fan of Nature's...
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    Really easy version that worked well for us: ...

    Really easy version that worked well for us:

    Person 1: ordered hay and shavings. Monday through Friday, AM and PM, fed horses and put them out/in. One day a week, also cleaned stalls. Free of...
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    given the time of year, it could perhaps be a...

    given the time of year, it could perhaps be a good idea to try to trap her (or him?) to be sure she/he is altered. If its an intact female, utilizing a humane trap and getting her in to the vet may...
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    I have been around the bad side of flexible leash...

    I have been around the bad side of flexible leash users (worked at shelter, vet clinic, have shopped at petco, etc.). In the average hands, they can be a nightmare.

    However, I have used them and...
  16. Another thumbs up for orijen. Worth the price. I...

    Another thumbs up for orijen. Worth the price. I get about a month out of a bag for my two cats, which I pay about $20 for in my neck of the woods.

    One of my cats could probably eat anything and...
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    your local Extension office should have some...

    your local Extension office should have some great resources for you. Ours has trained volunteers who teach food preservation classes. Canning is a blast and yes, you do have to do it correctly or...
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    easy and safe for most horses (check w/ owner of...

    easy and safe for most horses (check w/ owner of course) - peel and grate a mess of carrots (2# bag); stir in a generous dose of molasses (maybe a cup or so), now mix in by hand regular ol' oatmeal...
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    Just commenting to help keep this bumped up, to...

    Just commenting to help keep this bumped up, to encourage all local to that event to go. I still cherish the time she was a guest lecturer in my equine behavior class, roughly 20 years ago. You will...
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    years and eons ago - my 15.1 h leopard Appaloosa...

    years and eons ago - my 15.1 h leopard Appaloosa had the following resume: Halter, Western, Hunt Seat/HUS type stuff, jumping, breeding stallion (he was a Prince Plaudit grandson, very well bred,...
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    those snugglesafe heating pads do work quite...

    those snugglesafe heating pads do work quite well; I used to use them all spring for orphan kittens when I worked at an animal shelter. Microwave them and they stay warm for many hours, esp. as a...
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    lotr, if it is not too late to offer one other...

    lotr, if it is not too late to offer one other suggestion, this is based on my positive experiences um, ten years back? but I just did a quick search to be sure they still make these blankets so I do...
  23. oh, love that movie! -fifty- would be the...

    oh, love that movie!

    -fifty- would be the last word:)

    eek! editing to correct, thanks saddleup! "How do your like your eggs?" sally... "I'm sixty" JG.
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    Um, I think it was written in the present tense...

    Um, I think it was written in the present tense and that really bugged me...
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    so sorry about your dog. best wishes to you both...

    so sorry about your dog. best wishes to you both as you await bloodwork and more news.

    Couple of other things you might try are
    small tidbits of something REALLY tasty, vs. a whole serving......
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