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    08-10-2013, 09:45 AM
Roaddy, I think you are approaching this whole thing wrong. Forget putting electric fence around the pasture. Put it around the front yard. Let the horses do your mowing.
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    08-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Green Broke
Last time I did that with all the horses, Boo found the old septic tank behind the house and fell through. He was not happy about the 2.5 months of stall arrest while he healed. I have a steal plate over the tank now, but just as soon not give him the opportunity to find something else in the yard to hurt himself.

I know there aren't any tanks in the other pasture so he can wait til then. Hahaha
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    08-11-2013, 07:48 PM
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Ok everyone, I tried out the Torsion and the Barefoot Saturday and started a tread on the experience, I am trying to put a link to it here...let me know what y'all think...

Treeless saddle advice (picture heavy)
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    08-11-2013, 08:00 PM
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I worked on the washrack some more this morning, it may not compare to boat-building, but I'm quite pleased with the progress!

I have one more brace to put up, had to quit because the sun was in my eyes. Hopefully finish tomorrow then I can call the guys to put on the tin (I don't do roofs!)

An unplanned bonus is the high side makes a wonderful mounting block!! I added a short 2x4 between the last two posts for a saddle/blanket rack.

Dreamer kept trying to move me out so he could stand there, he'll like it even better once the roof is on!
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    08-11-2013, 08:04 PM
It is so hot here that I just haven't been able to do much more than feed the horses. They might not die of a heat stroke, but I would.

AnitaAnne, I went to your other thread. After a few rides, you should be a treeless expert.
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    08-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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I've had my share of boat building so barn building or wash rack add on in this case is welcomed with open arms.

It is looking good and I am very envious.
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    08-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Don't be envious Roadyy, this washrack is almost two years late! It was originally intended to be between the 1st two stalls near the tackroom and 8-10' wide on my original plans.

However, the guys putting up the barn for me did not read the plans right (or something), and the original aisle is only 5' wide, useless except to hang blankets up or horses to walk through.

So I had to do another addition, because I was fed up with not having one single level spot to trim the horses feet. That last trim I had done all 4 horses were limping for at least a week! It was the same farrier I had been using for over 2 years. Two of the horses are still limping! That lit a fire under me to do something about the situation.

Unfortunately I will have to wait a few days before I finish the braces, don't want to risk another fall
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    08-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Well if its not one thing its another with horses, right? My uncle used to always say, "if I didnt have bad luck I wouldnt have any luck at all" and that's about how I feel right now.

Drifter tweaked a check ligament playing in the mud with the herd this week. Not anythng bad, but still puts a damper on my weekend.

I noticed yesterday AM whiskey had a cough and a small bit of gunk in his nose so I called my vet and made an appointment for him to come out. When I got to the barn to meet him this morning poor guy had gunk just pouring out of nose and was coughing away. He was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia but my vet took a culture just to be sure. He is vaccinated for strangles but I don't know if that fully eradicates his chances of getting that disease.

He is up in quarantine by himself in a stall for now. Antibiotics 2x/day. My vet is hopeful it is just something he has caught from someone in our herd that he just wasnt immune too. It is his first time being out with any other horses, so I guess this is a possibility. He is starting to lose interest in his food and my vet believes it could be due to throat irritation from coughing and from the drainage. I'm going to try to make him a warm mash tonight with his normal grain and some sweet feed mixed in. Maybe a few carrots. Hoping it will soothe him and coax him to eat.
    08-13-2013, 03:56 PM
Green Broke
Sorry to hear this. Please keep us updated on how he's doing.
    08-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Green Broke
Or another, or another...

Sorry to hear about Whiskey & Drifter. Hopefully they both will make full recoveries. Make sure Whiskey is getting plenty of fluids and don't be too worried if he doesn't feel like eating right now. It is hard to eat when your nose is stopped up.

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