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  • Mitch Witherall

    Dear Debbie,

    I am a county humane officer, and lately we have had a horrible week; two separate barns, both in the worst conditions you can imagine. Do you have any more articles on this (stall cleanliness) as well as the problems (that occur) if you do not keep things clean? I need this for the legal aspects and to educate people about this very type of thing. Especially the prosecutors I work with that are not horse people to begin with; this will be a very big help to me. I just had one barn with 36 horses, very bad inside and out. The stalls had puddles of urine in them with babies standing in this disgusting waste and they were not being fed properly either. We had a vet out and he noted all 11 mares were graded a 4 or less on the Henneke Body scoring chart. Sad isn’t it, but true. That is why I need all the articles you can think of to help me. The prosecutors need information and these articles are my best tools to prove my point. If there is anything else you have written about I would really appreciate you sending them to me.

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  • Naomi C.

    Dear Debbie,

    I have a 14.2-hand Welsh horse, and she is driving me nuts. I have posts and wire with a strand of electric rope at the top around the perimeter of her field, which is approx. 2 acres. The problem is that I have divided the field up, as she is prone to laminitis. I use plastic posts with 2 strands of tape, which connect to the main electric. This does work, as I have had several shocks from it myself. The problem is that my mare keeps breaking through the fencing, normally treading on the tape as she has worked out she won’t get a shock through her hooves. I need some help. I have racked my brains trying to come to a solution, as it isn’t doing her or my pocket much good. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thank you for your time.

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  • Kathryn I.

    Dear Debbie,

    Dear Debbie, I am interested in your dust control product for use in an indoor arena. Please send a sample. Questions: Is it non-toxic? Does it have any odor? How long does it last? How much do we need-arena 64'x124', or about 10,000 sq. ft.? How much will it cost with shipping? Thank you, looking forward to your response.

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  • Linda L.

    Dear Debbie,

    I am interested in the black, coated wire electric fencing for my horses. There are not a lot of black wire photos on your site, and I was wondering if there is a drawback, like fading, on choosing the black? How long can I expect this fence to keep working and looking good if installed properly?

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  • Caitlin Boyle

    Dear Debbie,

    I just got a horse for the first time!! Comet is the absolute perfect horse! But sometimes he acts like too much of a stallion instead of a gelding. Is there anything I can do to keep him for the ladies? Thanks.

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  • Dianne K.

    Dear Debbie,

    I am planning to move from San Diego, California to Jackson Hole, WY. I have two horses that are kept in a 24’ x 24’ that will now have 2 acres to run. I'm not sure how I should start them out. I don't want to have them out all day eating, and I would like to know how to start them in a new environment. Please give me any help that will help my horses get used to their new home without getting hurt or sick.

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  • Jan W.

    Dear Debbie,

    We have bought one horse have started fencing with smooth wire and are thinking of putting barbed wire on top wire. Do you think we should put barbed wire on top or smooth wire?

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  • Acacia M.

    Dear Debbie,

    I really like your e-mail (newsletter). I was wondering if you could give me any good training tips (driving) on how to train a three-year-old pony who just lost an eye (right).

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  • John Green

    Dear Debbie,

    I am trying to find out what the manufacturer's recommended procedures for installing PVC Fence posts are. My Dad recently had some PVC fencing put in around his property for his horses. The person who installed it put dry concrete in each hole and told me that "when it rains the water will seep into the dry concrete and cure." I am somewhat skeptical and would like to know if this is a correct way to install this type of fencing.

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  • Lisa C.

    Dear Debbie,

    I recently placed an order for Flex-Fence. In addition to the Flex-Fence, I ordered white paint because I want to color coordinate the posts with the fence. I was planning on getting cedar posts locally, but my husband is questioning whether your white paint will hold up on raw cedar. I saw a picture of your white post and Flex-Fence. What kind of posts did you use and how is the paint holding up? I would appreciate all the help and advice you can give me.

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