mlt513

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  1. Well its been three years (see the first entry of this thread) but it is finally happening! In two weeks I am loading the biggest Uhaul truck available with everything I own, including 3 cats and hauling my two horses 2300 miles from Idaho to Lafayette La. We have no house to move to yet but I get the truck for eight days! If anyone has suggestions for good places to overnite the horses close to the cities below( I will try to avoid the major cities, proper) please let me know. Also if anyone knows of any houses to rent w/acreage, or reasonable boarding stables in the Lafayette area where we can keep the horses until we find a place to rent...I will be forever greatful. To: Evanston, WY US To: Denver, CO US To: Amarillo, TX US
  2. Jay L, I guess it has been a while since I?ve been here, sorry. I have not moved down yet but have visited the Lafayette area. Did not seem to be a lot of equine activity save racing and a HUGE and Beautiful jumping facility in Carencro area. My husband has offered up Houston as an acceptable alternative. Surprisingly houses are cheaper there and jobs more plentiful?that is why I?m back here to HorseCity, looking for insight on the Houston scene. What is up with you?
  3. I?ve been in the Boise area since 99 and really like it. I?m not sure what horse business you are in but the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa (I live across the freeway from it!) is working on becoming a world class equestrian center. Check out their website for details. They have events booked every weekend though out their season. We have a ski resort, Bogus Basin, visible from down town Boise but the valley really does not get much snow. Just north of Boise in McCall, Sun Valley (very pricy) and Cascade are seeing major development. Tamarack is a huge new resort area. Even in today?s market I?m getting the best alfalfa money can buy for $150/ton plus delivery (less than 10 miles away). Property had doubled since 99 but has come down a little in the last year. Can?t believe I?m considering moving to Louisiana for my husband?s career! [shocked] Love the picture of Stonewall on your website!
  4. We use the electric tape system and LOVE it! It is very effective, cheap and most importantly SAFE! I?ve seen my horse roll into it w/all four legs, and run off w/o a mark on him! If there is a break I can repair or replace a hundred feet of fence in less than ? an hour, by myself! Leave some slack at each end. If you do have a break you can use a splice buckle to do an instant repair. Because the material will degenerate and become brittle after of few years (some of ours is > 7 yrs old) be sure to test the strength now and then and replace as needed. We have very extreme weather conditions and have a 3 strand, 10 ft spaced post set up. If it is very dry when you first introduce a very bold horse to this type of fence wet them down before you turn them loose. This will ensure good contact and strong negative reaction should they test the fence (as mine did). If you are counting every penny as many of us are, there are many pieces to the system that can be substituted for less. For example we purchased the T-post tops and gate handles from a local supplier for much less than the ones offered by the tape manufacturer. Also, the metal buckles used in commercial warehouses/shipping for banding make great free splice buckles. I love this product! Question- Other than weed whackers, does anybody have good/safe ideas for keeping the weeds away from under the fence? (I love it when my horses will follow me and eat the cut weeds but can?t be bothered to actually pull them from the ground themselves!) [ 06-19-2008, 05:26 PM: Message edited by: rrrred rider ]
  5. Thank you and bless you ?Dukes Mom?. I too have a gelding with a vet folder 3 inches thick that will never be ride able but will be made as comfortable as possible and have a home with me for as long as he lives. ANYONE that would ship their horse live and put them through the **** of a slaughter house rather than have them humanely put down and hauled off should NEVER, EVER own them in the first place! [ 06-02-2008, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: rrrred rider ]
  6. Thank you all for the great feedback and sharing your first hand experiences. That is great product of this age of information technology. I feel more hopeful that the horse has many caring people in professional and organized sports looking out for the horses? well being. I?m also happy that for the most part; with the exception of our rep from Kentucky, (no surprise there) we were able to have an exchange of opinion about a touchy subject w/o getting personal or nasty. Thank you Goldentoes for the additional web sites. Without having these types of conversations and raising awareness those types of organizations would not exist. I also agree that there are many equine activities outside of racing that need attention. The last few decades have brought some amazing improvements in our understanding and use of the horse. But there is still much room for improvement. When one well known, international clinician does a TV commercial for a product and openly declares that the hardest part of his training program is keeping the horse sound ??.? Duh! What does that tell you about the program?
  7. Some time ago a post was made and a lively discussion ensued where one member was adamant that race horses were ?treated like royalty?. Anyone who thinks that the organized sport of horse racing is good for horses should watch the newest episode of Real Sports on HBO. I admit that as horse lover I could not watch most of the story but I did catch the rap up discussion between Mr. Gumble and the other reporter. During this discussion both ?sports experts? seemed shocked and surprised not only by the poor treatment of these animals but the fact that there were no rules or laws being broken! Not all professionals in the show and racing world see horses (or dogs) as a piece of disposable equipment, but many people do. Whenever there is money to be made, the animals? welfare is usually secondary. Be sure before you blindly defend one of these industries you know what you are talking about. Educate, pray and promote for positive changes.
  8. Does anyone have any experience with this therapy? I have a gelding that has been lame most of his life; we've been to countless vets and have spent thousands of dollars and tears trying to help him. No one can even tell me for sure where or why he hurts. A new farrier I interviewed does Equine Infrared Biophotonic Therapy. Any experience or feedback on this, good or bad would be greatly appreciated. I?m willing to try anything.
  9. Does anyone have any experience with this therapy? I have a gelding that has been lame most of his life; we've been to countless vets and have spent thousands of dollars and tears trying to help him. No one can even tell me for sure where or why he hurts. A new farrier I interviewed does Equine Infrared Biophotonic Therapy. Any experience or feedback on this, good or bad would be greatly appreciated. I?m willing to try anything.
  10. Best Horse Area in Louisiana? Due to my husbands job I may be moving to Louisiana soon. I currently live in Idaho & have two quarter horses. I enjoy recreational trail riding, the occasional team penning and am a resistance free training information junkie. On a recent trip we looked at the Covington/ Folsom and Lafayette LA. areas and the few people we talked to at various tack shops, feed stores and boarding stables left me less than excited about the area. Having led somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle I?ll make the best of any situation but if anyone has any ideas of great horse areas in the gulf region I would greatly appreciate the input before we decide on where to move. Thanks
  11. Best Horse Area in Louisiana? Due to my husbands job I may be moving to Louisiana soon. I currently live in Idaho & have two quarter horses. I enjoy recreational trail riding, the occasional team penning and am a resistance free training information junkie. On a recent trip we looked at the Covington/ Folsom and Lafayette LA. areas and the few people we talked to at various tack shops, feed stores and boarding stables left me less than excited about the area. Having led somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle I?ll make the best of any situation but if anyone has any ideas of great horse areas in the gulf region I would greatly appreciate the input before we decide on where to move. Thanks
  12. I've spooked at blowing leaves and plastic bags...arrive to work with alfalfa in my hair on a regular basis...have not seen a doctor in years but have emaculate records for all my animals health care....when he has annoyed me I have been told by my husband " don't you pin your ears back at me!"
  13. I?m so glad you got your horse back. I too can never sell a horse I?ve owned. My neighbor has small horse in the very same condition, to add to the misery she is now trying to feed a foal. I?ve talked to the belligerent neighbors who claim there is nothing wrong with her condition and evidently the sheriff?s department does not think she is in bad enough condition to take any action?!!? Just how bad off does an animal have to be in order for there to be any action taken. Their horses whinny at me every time I feed my horses. As a horse lover it is excruciating to live next door to her. Any ideas?
  14. Flynns on State Street is good for tack english and western, Hap Tallmans on Overland is good for Conchos, some western wear and tack, Farm City in Nampa is located just in front of the Idaho Center and has tons of neat western gifts, clothing & tack but can be pricy. Good old D and B has several locations in Boise & Nampa and have some good deals on western clothing, limited tack, feed and farm supply. Of course if you have the money, and want the best RC Bean Saddlery (rcbean.com), is a tack destination & just outside of Star. Good luck and happy shopping!
  15. If you have any new boots scuff the bottoms before the event, be sure any new hats have nothing in the bands that will mark your forehead. Always carry safety and bobby pins, clear tape or lint roller! Smile,smile, smile. Is this for CNR?