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  1. Is she making piles? Perhaps she's composting. I...

    Is she making piles? Perhaps she's composting. I pick manure from the paddocks daily and make compost piles along the fence line. About 3 or 4 per acre, depending on the lay of the land. I cover the...
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    I echo what China Doll said, keep contact, keep...

    I echo what China Doll said, keep contact, keep them from turning away, talk soothingly and encourage them when upset - use the whip if needed to press them forward. Ignore potentially scary things...
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    My hay barn is a large garage-in-a-box style...

    My hay barn is a large garage-in-a-box style tent. I leveled the ground best I could and then put down 5" of gravel. Then a heavy duty tarp on that. For years I put the hay on a layer of pallets and...
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    Storing in proximity to where you are going to be...

    Storing in proximity to where you are going to be using them is great advice. As well as planning your path of travel carefully too. Level or slightly downhill is great. Even small obstructions can...
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    On point #4, because I despise cutting into a...

    On point #4, because I despise cutting into a bale in the middle of winter only to find a huge nest and riddled with mouse droppings and stinking of old pee - I invite all the snakes possible into my...
  6. Second a battery operated blower. Ryobi's new...

    Second a battery operated blower. Ryobi's new line of 18volt high capacity lithiums are truly impressive.
  7. Oh dear :lol: I slather my boys' nethers with...

    Oh dear :lol:

    I slather my boys' nethers with Calm Coat this time of year, could you be feeling the residue of some product that was applied in the area?

    Both my boys are on MSM and have been...
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    Easy peasy! You can make a divining rod!...

    Easy peasy! You can make a divining rod! Seriously, it works. My SO is a plumber and he saves the little flags when utility companies come out to do a mark up before a dig. The little flags are the...
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    My horses live out with matted run in sheds....

    My horses live out with matted run in sheds. During wet/freeze/wet weather they can track in snow that will melt and refreeze on the mats, however during such weather I am generally haying the horses...
  10. Honey. Seriously, just smear it on. Works great...

    Honey. Seriously, just smear it on. Works great on me.
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    I am using the same concentrate. I am using at...

    I am using the same concentrate. I am using at the dilution of 1oz concentrate to one gallon water. I mix the concentrate into a plastic gallon jug (cheap water jug), shake well and then apply by...
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    My BO hung decorative hanging plants around the...

    My BO hung decorative hanging plants around the entrance to the main barn earlier this year. It sure did look pretty, but the horse owners had a very hard time dragging their horses into and out of...
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    mazel tov!

    mazel tov!
  14. I second an antihistamine. I put my guy on...

    I second an antihistamine. I put my guy on Tri-Hist and it worked incredibly well, when ventipulmin ceased working. My guy however had a side effect of staggering. Its on the label as a warning. It...
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    The thing about mats, while expensive and a...

    The thing about mats, while expensive and a PITA... they are yours and you can take them with you when you leave. Unlike fill or other material.

    As long as you spend time around horses, there will...
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    I put my mid-30's gelding on powdered Chaste Tree...

    I put my mid-30's gelding on powdered Chaste Tree berry for a few months each year starting in February to help with his shedding. It has a mild but noticeable effect.
  17. Interesting idea. Please keep us posted if you...

    Interesting idea. Please keep us posted if you don't mind?

    I'm currently using peat as bedding and loving just about everything aside from the dust.

    If found this concept of using compost as...
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    I echo the comment about lack of balance likely...

    I echo the comment about lack of balance likely causing her to tense. I have a similar issue with my Morgan. Slowly working him up to trotting and cantering multiple poles was the way to go for him,...
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    Two years ago I had 13 groundhogs over the course...

    Two years ago I had 13 groundhogs over the course of a summer invading my garden. Sometimes their numbers can be vast. Just keep at it every day. If you have to relocate more than 15 or so, I'd start...
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    Oh no, what sad news. I always looked forward to...

    Oh no, what sad news. I always looked forward to the adventures of Chewie. I too am shocked how quickly its progressing. You both are very lucky to have each other and all of the wonderful...
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    Years ago, my Morgan did something very similar...

    Years ago, my Morgan did something very similar to this. After light exercise he would suddenly start panting as if he'd run a race and was exhausted. This started in the fall, during an extended...
  22. You have every right to feel the way you do......

    You have every right to feel the way you do... but don't let a small petty comment like this ruin your day or your enjoyment time with your horse. Life's too short.

    Years ago I boarded at a place...
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    I feed round bales, my horses are pigs and...

    I feed round bales, my horses are pigs and overweight even in lean months, so I store my rounds in my hay shed and peel and serve. I unload and move around my 5x4s by hand.

    Changing direction by...
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    I currently bed on peat and I don't think I'll...

    I currently bed on peat and I don't think I'll ever use anything else. I love it. It absorbs an incredible amount of urine and doesn't ever puddle or smell. When its time to change it out, I spread...
  25. sand colic?

    sand colic?
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