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  1. Whenever the pasture is mowed, and it should be...

    Whenever the pasture is mowed, and it should be at least once a year, I go and patrol my riding path to look for holes. After that, any fresh ones will be obvious because of dirt. What I really...
  2. In the fields (there are high and dry spots out...

    In the fields (there are high and dry spots out there - somewhere), on the gravel drives, on the shoulder of the road and if worst comes to worst, on the pavement.
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    Another tip: If you end up having to scruff (and...

    Another tip: If you end up having to scruff (and sooner or later we all do) roll the pill into some pill pocket first. Just enough to coat it, smaller than a pea. It will stop the pill from...
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    It was just coarse pit sand. Not anything...

    It was just coarse pit sand. Not anything especially market for footing, but it did end up being perfect after we got the geotex out. It just could never bind to the base.
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    And it will vary. For instance if they are...

    And it will vary. For instance if they are pigging lines or doing other maintenance.
    Again, the EPA has strict guidelines for fumes and even visible emissions.
    Around here the local micro-brewery...
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    The pipeline would bother me less than the...

    The pipeline would bother me less than the compressor station but because of noise not contamination or odor. There are strict laws regarding containment areas. Are the compressors in buildings or...
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    Geotex can be slippery too. We put it under 3-4"...

    Geotex can be slippery too. We put it under 3-4" of sand and had to pull it out. The sand never stabilized on it and the textile was slippery when the went through.
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    With some QH in him, could he be starting to get...

    With some QH in him, could he be starting to get some navicular pain?
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    My cats did not accept PPs as a treat at first...

    My cats did not accept PPs as a treat at first which is why I had to disguise it. I don't think even today she'd take a whole PP as a treat, but she doesn't mind some being stuck here or there. If...
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    Some pills must taste really nasty. My cat will...

    Some pills must taste really nasty. My cat will get wise to some of them and the old methods no longer work.

    Does he get treats? I use Temptations. Start by cracking one in half (they're...
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    Poll: I am an introvert and tend towards anti-social. ...

    I am an introvert and tend towards anti-social.

    But... I am chatty with checkout people. I can do "cocktail party" with no problem. I have no trouble getting up in front of a crowd and...
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    No. Any self respecting chicken (hen or rooster)...

    No. Any self respecting chicken (hen or rooster) will run the cats out and eat their food.
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    It's been a long time since I walked out of boots...

    It's been a long time since I walked out of boots in frigid cold mud, but I remember it well. It is marginally better than keeping the boots, losing your balance and splatting on your fanny... and...
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    There are plenty of reputable breeders breeding...

    There are plenty of reputable breeders breeding great horses of color, but they didn't all wait for it to crop out in excellent bloodlines. Sometimes common horses of very unique colors were used...
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    [What is] causing this combative and abrasive...

    [What is] causing this combative and abrasive style of posting?
    And I'm only bringing this up because I've listened to you pick fights all over this board for days.
    And it seems like your...
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    Oh ....look who's up and on the wrong side of the...

    Oh ....look who's up and on the wrong side of the bed again.
  17. Ditto. Barn work makes you fit in different...

    Ditto. Barn work makes you fit in different places and has a LOT of opportunity to mess you up and trigger bursitis or rotator cuff injuries or bad backs because when you are doing barn work you are...
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    We've used the MAG flakes and they work. They...

    We've used the MAG flakes and they work. They pull moisture right out of the air. Truly cool scientific barn help :) Don't worry about over ordering. You will probably want some left over to...
  19. Normal (personal) business hours are 8am to 9pm. ...

    Normal (personal) business hours are 8am to 9pm. Like trub says, if the phone rings after 9 it had better be an emergency. If I don't recognize the number I will likely screen it and if it is an...
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    Stand for mounting Yield to pressure Accept bit...

    Stand for mounting
    Yield to pressure
    Accept bit contact
    Follow their own head
    Bend/react to leg
    Three solid gaits (or two in the case of lateral breeds)
    Whoa and stand
    Backup
    Tie
    Load
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    Yes :) Think turtle. Legs up, dorsal down. No...

    Yes :) Think turtle. Legs up, dorsal down. No rocking back and forth possible. A real problem.
  22. Yes. Just make sure you know what is under the...

    Yes. Just make sure you know what is under the snow. A frozen puddle or layer of ice can be deadly.

    My horse has the most lovely canter in 6"-10" of snow. It is like riding on clouds. But it...
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    "Kitty Breakfast! Oh boy! Kitty Breakfast! It...

    "Kitty Breakfast! Oh boy! Kitty Breakfast! It smells so good!" until they are squirming with anticipation.

    And I always leave the food out for at least half an hour. They come back to it. I...
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    If you tie you stirrups to the girth they are too...

    If you tie you stirrups to the girth they are too low for my taste. You can't run them up and strap them in anyway to really secure them. If you really insist on using the saddle, I'd get some Dee...
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    For those who do not know how to roll a cast...

    For those who do not know how to roll a cast horse: Get one or two ropes. Stand at the horse's spine. Reach over and loop one rope (just fold in half, hold both ends in one hand) around each of...
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