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  • Barbara G.

    Dear Debbie,

    This is my first year considering moving my horse's heated water bucket INSIDE the barn. The stall floor is dirt with shavings for cushioning. What is the very best and safest way to put this inside his stall (remember the shavings) without fear of fire? I also have 9 barn cats running around, too! And yes, I do have electric inside the barn. I live near Harrisburg, PA and the winters can get pretty cold. My horse is a 26-year old gelding. I'm trying to avoid him from walking too much on the ice.

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  • Rebecca S.

    Dear Debbie,

    I am looking into installing the diamond wire mesh fencing for my pasture. What is the expected life of this fencing when it is properly taken care of?

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  • Sandy K.

    Dear Debbie,

    My stall doors have always been a problem. When I dont think about it, I close the doors fast and they slide off of the guide at the top. Is there a way to help to keep the doors from coming off of the track?

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  • Holly G.

    Dear Debbie,

    I have a question: does the standard run in shed need to be secured to the ground to prevent it from being blown over? Does a 10x12 size accommodate a 15.2 hh horse well? Thank you, Holly G.

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  • Pauline K

    Dear Debbie,

    Hi Debbie. One of my horses has had a recurring tendon problem over the last 18 months. We nearly lost her over Christmas as the tendon had contracted but the tendon tore again in March. To cut a long story short, I don’t want her turned out in a big field for the foreseeable future and am looking at something like a stallion pen which can be moved around inside a bigger field. Is this something that you can help with? Regards Pauline K.

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  • Millie J.

    Dear Debbie,

    I have a pony that is usually perfect for little kids to learn on. Recently he has learned a new trick. He will be trotting or cantering along with his young rider on his back and suddenly he will yank his head down and the little kid will be yanked off over his head. Do you know where I can buy, or how I can make some sort of equipment so that he is unable to yank his head down. I really really love this pony for teaching, other than this new trait, so I hope you can help me. Thanks. Millie

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  • Peggy J.

    Dear Debbie,

    A friend of mine has tried to hang water buckets in her stalls and the horses keep pulling them off the various hooks she's purchased. How would you recommend placing these buckets in the stalls so the horses can't move them yet be easily removed for cleaning & filling? Thanks.

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  • North Pole

    Dear Debbie,

    I'm having trouble deciding what to give to my 'horse friends' for Christmas, can you give me some thoughtful ideas? Signed, the North Pole

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  • Cindy J.

    Dear Debbie,

    Hey....about hay....the horses are suppose to have low quality hay because they are fat...per the vet. I am buying some yellow hay that is sun bleached. I feel sick doing that since most of the hay I've seen is green. Any comments on that? The horses are use to this yellow stuff...I just feel embarrassed having it in my barn!

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  • Monica J.

    Dear Debbie,

    Does using (No Suggestions) instead of straight aluminum wire reduce the range and/or effectiveness of a charger? Are tapes and (No Suggestions) rated for different charger strengths? Thanks for your time. Monica

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