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  1. Can you add oil to his ration on the days you go...

    Can you add oil to his ration on the days you go to the barn?
    I think Uckele will send free samples of Cocasoya for him to try.
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    I just sold my farm of 27 years and have gone...

    I just sold my farm of 27 years and have gone back to being a boarder and part time barn help. I know that by selling my farm, I have given up absolute authority over my horse. I also know that it...
  3. If you end up doing plywood, I drilled four holes...

    If you end up doing plywood, I drilled four holes in each corner of the plywood sheet and zip tied them in place (baling twine works well too).

    I had metal bars between all my stalls and ended up...
  4. Just wondering- do the stalls have bars where the...

    Just wondering- do the stalls have bars where the horses can see each other or is it a solid divider?

    If there are bars, would the BO let you temporarily set up a solid divider such as plywood...
  5. This is the first year not living on the farm for...

    This is the first year not living on the farm for 27 years. It feels so odd not taking care of horses daily, but the break from constantly bundling up and trudging out multiple times daily is...
  6. An in depth description of everything I use to...

    An in depth description of everything I use to stay warm for both riding and barn work


    http://thepitchforkchronicles.com/equestrian-health-tips/66-cold-weather-tips-for-the-rider


    This...
  7. ^^ Exactly. The horses do have access to water,...

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    Exactly. The horses do have access to water, I just want to delay the ice formation.

    I'm working on a prototype of an insulated muck tub and will let everyone know if it works
  8. I am not against tank heaters at all. I used them...

    I am not against tank heaters at all. I used them when I had my own farm and they were great.

    I board now and the pastures do not have access to electricity so I am looking for alternative...
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    Your place looks so great!! I love how neat and...

    Your place looks so great!! I love how neat and organized it is!

    Isn't it nice when all those months of planning and sweating out every detail is finally done and the end result looks so...
  10. Thanks everyone for the replies! I'm thinking...

    Thanks everyone for the replies!

    I'm thinking that insulating the troughs might be the best bet. At least it would also keep the troughs cooler in the summer and I know how to fashion a valve on...
  11. Ideas on keeping the water troughs from freezing

    I'm trying to come up with an inexpensive way to keep water troughs from freezing without using electricity.

    The solar powered waterers are out of the question due to cost. I have found reasources...
  12. I use very small Tupperware containers and keep...

    I use very small Tupperware containers and keep them in a Smartpak shelf(whatever that thing that you store all the Smartpaks in is called).

    My Tupperware containers are the snap on tops and are...
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    Whistlejacket came first to my mind as well. ...

    Whistlejacket came first to my mind as well.

    Wasn't Death Dealer a Molly Hatchet album cover?

    The Napolean at St Bernards Pass(?) could be more famous because it's used in Courvoisier Cognac...
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    I use breastplates regularly for my running...

    I use breastplates regularly for my running martingale attachment and as a place for my grab strap. I always use them for jumping as an extra safety factor against saddle slippage.

    I have the...
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    I was so excited the weather was going to be near...

    I was so excited the weather was going to be near 50 yesterday. Got to the barn, groomed, saddled up and rode.

    For 10 minutes.

    At a walk.

    Because the ring was still a sheet of ice except for...
  16. Jingles and hugs to all involved.

    Jingles and hugs to all involved.
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    OMG your post made me feel less pathetic-does...

    OMG your post made me feel less pathetic-does that count?

    I just started working at the new farm where I board my horse and I've already fallen twice this week!

    Once trying to drag the heavily...
  18. I know this wasn't listed as an option, but how...

    I know this wasn't listed as an option, but how about the land in front of the barn? It looks like a level uphill area but still close to the barn.

    Putting the ring behind the barn would be the...
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    Major jingles from Pa!! My mom had an aortic...

    Major jingles from Pa!!

    My mom had an aortic valve replaced at age 83. It went well and she is back playing tennis.

    Thinking of you
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    I think much of the angst about this type of...

    I think much of the angst about this type of competition needs to be taken in the context of what has happened to this sport over the last few decades.

    I didn't start eventing until the mid...
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    OP, I'm jingling for you to have a peaceful...

    OP, I'm jingling for you to have a peaceful resolution and the mare leaves quickly and quietly this weekend.

    This has to have been a week from hell for you. I hope it gets better quickly.
  22. What a great job! It looks wonderful!

    What a great job! It looks wonderful!
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    ^^^ this! I had a boarder who did this. I had...

    ^^^ this!

    I had a boarder who did this. I had red flags waving wildly but fell for the sob story because I knew I could help the horse. She was another story, which was way worse than I could have...
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    I'm going to answer this from my personal...

    I'm going to answer this from my personal experience.

    When I sold my farm, I sold my surplus hay to the new owner. I wouldn't expect the farm where I was moving to buy my hay or give me a discount...
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    Thank you Tradewind for the explanation. I...

    Thank you Tradewind for the explanation.

    I don't think the TB fans would be "up at arms" at your explanation. TB sport horses haven't had the research and effort and selective breeding that the Wb...
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