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Quote of the day
The biggest troublemaker you'll ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.Cowboy Wisdom
Today's glossary term
Paralysis on one side of the body.
Tip of the day
A horse's teeth and jaws are designed for eating from the ground. Dental problems may occur if you feed from a manger that is placed too high.
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- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
- How do you shoe a horse with a crooked leg?
- My mare pins her ears when I approach!
- Is an all-stock 12% protein feed mix safe for my horse?
- How do I help my horse's dry cracked feet?
- I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can I do?
- My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated?
- I'm building a barn. How big should the stalls be?
- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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