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  1. I hosted a clinic where I needed stall guards for...

    I hosted a clinic where I needed stall guards for the stalls so I took some plastic snow fence and cut pieces just wide enough to fill the stall openings and used double ended staps to attach them to...
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    You could consider putting out a hot dog or some...

    You could consider putting out a hot dog or some raw hamburger laced with
    ivermectin. This will help with paracites and mange which seems to be a problem with some foxes.
  3. Thread: Fat feet?

    by Robin@DHH
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    Another route is to buy men's boots. If your...

    Another route is to buy men's boots. If your foot is long enough (usually at least a women's size 9), you can look at men's boots. For womens 9 you want mens 7,
    I have seen mens boots sold in D...
  4. If you can get the top off the frost hydrant, you...

    If you can get the top off the frost hydrant, you can try thawing with liquid. We keep Keto-Aid (sold for dairy cattle) in gallon containers for thawing the frost hydrants here. Take the top off...
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    I am also in the Twin Cities area so I understand...

    I am also in the Twin Cities area so I understand the problem. What I would
    suggest is to add feed salt to the bedding. We have sawdust as part of
    our indoor arena footing and I have found that...
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    A tip for saving your body when moving jump...

    A tip for saving your body when moving jump standards and poles.
    An ordinary hand truck works quite well for moving a standard or
    a rail. I prefer the ones with larger diameter wheels. That type...
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    We used famotodine for an elderly horse with...

    We used famotodine for an elderly horse with ulcers. Vet worked
    with helpful pharmacist and got us a 1000 tablet bottle of extra
    strength tablets for cost (about $50) which lasted the rest of...
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    For those who are making their own standards and...

    For those who are making their own standards and don't have
    a drill press to make drilling straight holes easy, consider buying
    a drill guide. Costs less than $10. It is a tool that keeps the...
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    We use quick disconnects to link our hose to the...

    We use quick disconnects to link our hose to the frost hydrant. We tried plastic and we tried brass ones. The plastic fractured when temperatures got below 10 F (does that where we are) and the...
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    We live near Minneapolis/St. Paul so not a warm...

    We live near Minneapolis/St. Paul so not a warm place. What we
    do to fill our stock tank is connect the frost hydrant to a short
    hose which in turn is connected to a plastic pipe (like used in...
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    Another suggestion, if you can afford to purchase...

    Another suggestion, if you can afford to purchase one of those
    200 acre farms but don't need that much land, you can very likely
    rent the land to a nearby farmer who will plant crops there. My...
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    St Croix is great, certainly, but another option...

    St Croix is great, certainly, but another option is Schatzleins which
    is located in downtown Minneapolis (yes, a tack shop downtown)
    on Lake Street near Lyndale. Still another possibility would be...
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    Last year we fed hay which we had baled the year...

    Last year we fed hay which we had baled the year before as hay
    was in short supply last year. I purchased a bag of A-D-E vitamin
    supplement on advice from my vet and fed 2 tablespoons to each...
  14. Just a very small addition; you are likely also...

    Just a very small addition; you are likely also the only contact
    for the friends of the rider at the ring. Should there be any
    problem with the health of these folks, the onsight EMTs can
    and...
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    We saw a converted large van that had originally...

    We saw a converted large van that had originally been built to
    hold a medical imaging machine. It was repurposed by someone
    to haul his horses. The clearance was much lower than a box
    van (such...
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    Why event organizers have grey hairs

    We are hosting a small schooling show at our farm today. it
    has been a, um, challenging week preparing. First, the guy
    we used for years for portable toilets has gone out of business
    and I had...
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    It does depend on which part of Minnesota as the...

    It does depend on which part of Minnesota as the north has earlier
    and harsher winters than the southern portion. I'm near the Twin
    Cities and horses here live out (with shelters) all year. It is...
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    In addition to angled stirrup pads, there is also...

    In addition to angled stirrup pads, there is also the option of
    using Karnikoff stirrups. Just be sure to put the correct one on
    each side as they are not interchangable.
  19. Most of the credit card companies will offer...

    Most of the credit card companies will offer their customers the
    possibility of writing a check to anyone who is not set up to take
    credit card transactions. This becomes a loan from the credit...
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    Small suggestion. Rather than pay the cost of...

    Small suggestion. Rather than pay the cost of Gold Bond Powder,
    go to Dollar Tree and buy their body powder (for $1 per bottle).
    Works very well for a lot less money.
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    Another place to seek help finding a worker is...

    Another place to seek help finding a worker is through a church pastor. Does not have to be of your own faith as long as you can accomodate their beliefs. In rural areas, pastors often serve as...
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    You will need to buy tracks and hangers for the...

    You will need to buy tracks and hangers for the sliding (also
    sometimes called rolling) doors. To get sturdy hardware that
    is not expensive, I would suggest you ask livestock farmers
    in your...
  23. Thread: Fly Spray

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    We make fly spray and wipe. Buy concentrated...

    We make fly spray and wipe. Buy concentrated permethrin such
    as Permectrin or Insectrin and mix 100 ml with a gallon of water
    for spray and 75 ml with a gallon of mineral oil for wipe. We
    apply...
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    You can find some help looking where the dairy...

    You can find some help looking where the dairy farmers do since
    they need alfalfa for their cows. A weekly newspaper called
    The Country Today has online classifieds and list a number of
    hay...
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    My vet suggested that I buy kitten flea powder...

    My vet suggested that I buy kitten flea powder (which she said
    would be safe and gentle) with pyrethrin in the ingredient list
    and "powder his tail" when I groomed. It seemed to help quite
    a bit....
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