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  • Outdoor Heated Water Buckets

    Dear Debbie,

    I just have a question about the heated water buckets - can they be put outside?

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  • Designer Stalls vs Custom Stalls

    Dear Debbie,

    I have been looking for stalls for my barn for quite a while now. I have your catalogue and have looked at your web site. I was wondering if you can tell me what the difference is between a 'designer stall' and a 'custom stall'. I know when I purchase, it will be from Ramm! Your stalls are beautiful!

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  • Cleaning Vinyl Fencing

    Dear Debbie,

    What do you recommend I do to clean algae from vinyl horse fencing?

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  • Trouble Across The Fence

    Dear Debbie,

    Hi. My neighbor just bought a gelding and I have a 17 year old belgian mare. The two horses strike out at each other yet also winny at different times. They are in adjacent paddocks. Our problem is we were really looking forward to trail riding together but do not want to get killed. What would you suggest to us so we can live our dream? She just bought him yesterday and my mare 2 goats for company but I know in her past she was ridden on the trails with another horse. Appreciate any help as I am 60 and don't have years to waste trying to figure it out. Thanks in advance. In the past she has had horses and donkeys as pasture mates and always struck out at first but then got over it.

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  • Linda

    Dear Debbie,

    Thank you for your reply and I'm sorry for the delay in responding. I've been working through basic things with my contractor like wall placement etc but now I think we have a plan. I will go out and take a couple of pictures today, now that some of the structure is in place, but my biggest question at the moment regards flooring. I obviously need a good flooring system for the wash stall which is divided from the tack room at one end, but contiguous with it at the other so the flooring system in the tack room needs to be horse friendly but also look nice and be easy to keep clean and be non slip. I also want to redo the flooring in my horse stall and I like the idea of the Thurobed Stall System but my biggest worry with that is the slipperiness of the top cover. My vet says that while it is great in veterinary hospital applications, it is slippery for horses with shoes, coming in from the snow etc. etc. I know there are different companies out there making similar products, so he may not be commenting on your product, but can you tell me what your top cover is like and do you have a sample which you could send to me? Also, would you recommend putting a concrete base under that flooring? Right now I have stone dust but I was thinking of having the stalls poured with concrete so that I would have a level, cleanable base going forward. Thanks for the help.

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  • Allen

    Dear Debbie,

    I have always had an interest in becoming an equine dentist. Can you tell me the best way to go about becoming an equine dentist? I live just outside of Philadelphia.

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  • Carol S.

    Dear Debbie,

    I have two Thoroughbred's that want to stay out in the field all the time. We have a lovely barn and sometimes I can't get them to come in? Any suggestions.

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  • Little Bitsy Farm

    Dear Debbie,

    I am going to fence in 8 acres for my 4 horses. I am thinking of using 4 strands of RAMM coated electric fencing. I wanted to go with the cheapest way but also while keeping my horses safe. I don't foresee them hanging on the fencing with 8 lush acres for 4 small horses. Do you think this is the right choice and how far should I space the fence poles?

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  • Bonnie

    Dear Debbie,

    I keep seeing on round pen websites the caveat that round pens that they should not be for permanent use, only temporary. I would like to know why. If it is a safety issue, can I make it safer with different kinds of fasteners or any other means? What fasteners would you recommend? I have two metal round-pen type portable panel pens with sheep goat mesh that I have been using both for horses and for my sheep and goats - as permanent pens, as herding practice arenas for the dog and sheep, and as temporary containment for horses that have visited here over the past couple of summers. I don't really have much choice, as my land has so much ledge that it is impossible to put in ordinary fence posts almost anywhere. I plan to use one of my pens to keep my new horse and the goats and sheep apart until they are used to each other - by putting it up around the opening to the horse's stall so she can have a small exercise area to go in and out at will and visit with the goats and sheep through the fence. I don't know how long it will be necessary; I acquired my previous horse and my first two goats at the same time, so they had more room to get used to each other because there were a lot fewer of them then. What would you recommend?

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  • Juliana L.

    Dear Debbie,

    Can I use flex rail fencing to attach to railroad ties to make a round pen?

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