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  1. I have a 96 F250 2-wheel drive longbed with the 2...

    I have a 96 F250 2-wheel drive longbed with the 2 door cab and the small bench seat in back. I tow a 3 horse gooseneck that weighs around 3400 lbs, fully loaded, no problem. As with any truck, the...
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    kiwi, I have a 20 hp tractor. (Come to think of...

    kiwi, I have a 20 hp tractor. (Come to think of it I think I have the 5' groomer). I bought the ATV attachments (wheels and crank) but never used it. I wanted to use the wheels to ensure nobody...
  3. I started a new PC close to another PC. Two...

    I started a new PC close to another PC. Two different clubs, different facilities and flavors.

    My suggestion is you speak with the Regional Supervisor (RS) for the region where you are located,...
  4. Interested in hearing what you learn. I am in a...

    Interested in hearing what you learn. I am in a similar situation, have sand and GGT and a watering system.

    Yesterday I was at a facility that had treated their outdoor (sand with rubber) with...
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    I have one, I have the 6' one and I'm very happy...

    I have one, I have the 6' one and I'm very happy with it, have been using it over a year for my home arena. It is a simple design and well made.

    I wish the tines were more easily adjustable at...
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    Awwww. I'm so sorry. You've had more than...

    Awwww. I'm so sorry. You've had more than your fair share of horse loss.
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    Oh my God! Please tell me that's incorrect!

    Oh my God! Please tell me that's incorrect!
  8. The 10 meter circle on hard ground is an "iffy"...

    The 10 meter circle on hard ground is an "iffy" part of a PPE at best. I've bought several horses who failed that. A lot of vets do it but you take it with a grain of sale. That she's claim the...
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    I am late to this conversation, but had to chime...

    I am late to this conversation, but had to chime in.

    Don't marry him. A good prospective husband understands your passion and he has one himself. True life partners love us and what makes us...
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    My horse has had chronic back soreness despite...

    My horse has had chronic back soreness despite tons of chiro, massage, magnesium, custom saddle fit, etc.

    He was recently diagnosed with kissing spines in the lumbar region -- exactly where the...
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    I leased a horse last year and was required to...

    I leased a horse last year and was required to insure him. I had NO idea how to do this, so came here to COTH, learned Broadstone is a good agency, called them and they were so great. I told them...
  12. My husband's Old Southern Granny used to put a...

    My husband's Old Southern Granny used to put a wad of chewing tobacco or wet cigarette tobacco and and slapped that on a sting as a poultice. It works so well that I used to keep a cigarette in my...
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    I'm in CA and on a well. I feel your pain. I have...

    I'm in CA and on a well. I feel your pain. I have a 90x160 outdoor at my small farm.

    My old arena footing was really great, and I removed it because I'm dumb. It never needed water and was never...
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    I would absolutely NOT do that. Bad idea. ...

    I would absolutely NOT do that. Bad idea.

    Remove existing footing, cap the clay base with a 1" layer of 1/4 by minus that's rolled and compacted to 95%+ compaction rate, then add your new footing...
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    My ex husband is an alcoholic. The...

    My ex husband is an alcoholic.

    The SoberRecovery message boards are great ("Friends & Family" sections super helpful for those like me). This post in particular is very useful.

    10 ways family...
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    My daughter is 20. I would let her drive on a...

    My daughter is 20. I would let her drive on a trip 2.5 hours away. In fact, I am in CA and she is living in PA as a working student at a barn.

    Be an adult as you negotiate this with your mom,...
  17. I have butt fans and they are great. Besides...

    I have butt fans and they are great.

    Besides all the air flow people suggest, look at your trailer roof. I have an aluminum trailer with an aluminum roof, and it's insulated. The temperature...
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    I have a 20hp Kioti 4x4 tractor and I pull a 5'...

    I have a 20hp Kioti 4x4 tractor and I pull a 5' EZ Groomer drag. I had to get the smaller drag for the smaller tractor.
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    Don't do it. They are notorious for making for a...

    Don't do it. They are notorious for making for a spooky training environment when you are sitting on an animal that comes pre-programmed for being scared of places where predators might hide. Keep...
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    I picked up a cherry red 1996 F250 diesel with...

    I picked up a cherry red 1996 F250 diesel with the 7.3 L diesel engine. Bought it from the elderly original owners and had my diesel guy check it over. Paid $6k and put $2k into it. It had only 118k...
  21. You'll get a better ultrasound two weeks after...

    You'll get a better ultrasound two weeks after the injury. Meantime, highly recommend you look into renting a Game Ready system and using it daily. Mild tears are usually pretty straight up to rehab....
  22. I came across an old John Lyons video called...

    I came across an old John Lyons video called "Leading and Loading." http://www.amazon.com/John-Lyons-Leading-Loading-Safety/dp/B00873310S

    So much of the time, we are focused on getting the horse...
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    I have (unfortunately) rehabbed two horses with...

    I have (unfortunately) rehabbed two horses with life-threatening severe bows and so I know more than I'd like to about this....

    It sounds like he has a mild bow in a good part of the tendon (the...
  24. You did the right thing. Don't feel bad. There...

    You did the right thing. Don't feel bad. There are also situations out there where the lone skinny horse in the pasture is a cake walk compared to what's hidden in the barn. I work with AC on equine...
  25. I'm a mule owner of 10 years. My experience is...

    I'm a mule owner of 10 years. My experience is that our mule is a lot more sensitive to change and loss than our horses.

    Odie, our mule who has had a long career in dressage, jumping and trail,...
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