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    arapaloosa_lady, i suspect you are right - this...

    arapaloosa_lady, i suspect you are right - this is very typical of me! LOL
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    Thanks everybody! i appreciate all the feedback....

    Thanks everybody! i appreciate all the feedback. You've been very helpful! :)
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    (love your signature quote, CrowneDragon) her...

    (love your signature quote, CrowneDragon)
    her horses will being going out in their own field, at least to start with, so that will make the hay distribution easier.
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    They are delivering and stacking it - they are...

    They are delivering and stacking it - they are only bringing 175 bales at a time and I have a couple of extra stalls i'm letting her store it in. She is bringing 3 horses, so won't take as long as...
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    the boarder had purchased some 500 bales of hay...

    the boarder had purchased some 500 bales of hay to use at their current barn where they were doing all their own care. Now they are moving to my barn, a full care facility, and obviously don't want...
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    Right. I've done *my* math, but i'm curious as to...

    Right. I've done *my* math, but i'm curious as to what other barn managers do.
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    what to take off board for providing own hay?

    I have a new boarder coming in to the barn who will be providing her own hay. What is reasonable to discount her monthly full board rate, per horse, for providing her own hay?
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    No, they aren't selling it anymore - that's where...

    No, they aren't selling it anymore - that's where i was getting it, and they lost their distributership (is that a word? lol). :( Thanks for looking though, Pat!
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    I use Dex when she has flare ups, which has been...

    I use Dex when she has flare ups, which has been pretty much not at all up until I had to change her supplement.
    She only has trouble when she works, and I certainly don't want to keep her on Dex...
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    fjord mom, your suggestion about matching...

    fjord mom, your suggestion about matching ingredients is exactly what I tried to do - the Special Respiration was closest, and I've been buying a couple of the herbs that aren't in it in bulk to add...
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    She is inside during the day (very well...

    She is inside during the day (very well ventilated stall), and outside for about 15 hours at night. I was hoping to find an effective supplement rather than drugs, though when she has bad flare ups,...
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    ps - i do wet her hay also

    ps - i do wet her hay also
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    Help for Heaves?

    my 25 year old mare has heaves. Up until this year, I have been able to maintain her quite will and keep her in light work with the supplement Clarity, made by Feedmark. However, Clarity is no longer...
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    yeah, bless his heart - he is such a sweetie and...

    yeah, bless his heart - he is such a sweetie and deserves a good chance. He's been dumped several times now - when he first came to my farm it was to save him from being put down after being badly...
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    with the help of some locals we are going to try...

    with the help of some locals we are going to try to keep this guy - which is wonderful because we really didn't want to subject him to anymore upheaval! fingers crossed!
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    free to good home, Northeast TN

    Free to good home! 23-year-old QH gelding, 16H palomino. Very sweet, dead quiet, kindest horse you'll ever meet. was a rescue horse, has been abandoned on my farm by owner, I can't afford to keep...
  17. I live in NE TN - probably 6 hours away. Would...

    I live in NE TN - probably 6 hours away. Would love to give a couple of kitties a barn (the 3 barn kitties we have are not controlling our mouse population as well as I would like. LOL) but we're way...
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    thanks pony grandma! He did have his teeth done...

    thanks pony grandma! He did have his teeth done last spring - vet is coming next week to do spring shots/teeth check... but the muscle tightness has always been there... he looks fine, but if you...
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    Also, in reading up on DMG, I've seen some people...

    Also, in reading up on DMG, I've seen some people suggest that it helps with heaves -- I also have a 24 year old mare with heaves which is generally well-managed with supplements, but if I get DMG...
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    DMG?

    Curious about anyone's thoughts on DMG for muscle tightness? I have a 4 year old TB gelding who I started under saddle at 3, has been in VERY light work (light walk/trot, occasionally trotting over a...
  21. I have an older mare with seasonal heaves and...

    I have an older mare with seasonal heaves and allergies, and the supplement Clarity (available through Valley Vet) has helped her immensely. I had tried a number of other supps, including Anihist and...
  22. Thread: tail chewer!!

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    thanks for the tips everyone - goodhors - that's...

    thanks for the tips everyone - goodhors - that's a good point - I've wondered about that.
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    oops, although yes, I am referring to shreds, not...

    oops, although yes, I am referring to shreds, not pellets. Tried the pellets one time when my supplier was out of shreds -- dislike!
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    for the record, I didn't actually say beet pulp...

    for the record, I didn't actually say beet pulp was 'high in fat,' I said it was a great way to 'add extra fat' (i.e., to the horse, who needs to be fatter). But thanks for the clarification. It's...
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    beet pulp is GREAT for a horse that is hard to...

    beet pulp is GREAT for a horse that is hard to put weight on and is already at max grain. because it is digested like a fiber rather than a carbohydrate, it is a great option to adding extra fat...
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