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Second Cutting Timothy Hay

It pays to know a few hay brokers.  I can keep up on who has the best forage and the best prices.  I even bought a truckload of some beautiful second cutting timothy hay from PA.  If you or someone you know needs some good hay for the winter, let me know.  I have sold most of it already, but have about 50-70 bales left.  At $7.75 each, I think you will be pleased with the value proposition. [ga...
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Jump for the Children Horse Show

Kurt reminded me this week that Tuesday is the first day of the Jumper and Hunter show to benefit Duke Children's Hospital.  This is one of the best shows we have in the area.  It runs all week ending Sunday11/11, and offers US Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day.  The Grand Prix will begin at 8 pm Saturday.  The schedule is located at Show Brochure.  Take...
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Dover Saddlery and Ambivalence

Hmmm!  I just received a "VIP invitation" to the reception for the grand opening of the new Dover Saddlery at Brier Creek.  Of course I will attend.  This business serves my client base, and I suppose that there is reason to be excited that the executives of the Massachusetts based company saw the equestrian community here as significant enough to merit a retail store.  It does speak very favorabl...
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Amazing Dr. Pol

“The amazing Dr. Pol,”  what a great show.  National Geographic Channel hit a homerun with this one.  As one who clearly falls outside the collective mainstream on television entertainment, I am not one who sees much entertainment value in reality TV.  This show however has made a believer out of me.  It is James Herriott meets Survivor.  I enjoy seeing the life of a country multispecies veterinar...
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Water water everywhere and the hoof began to… well, fall apart!

The North Carolina State Climate Office website confirmed what I intuitively suspected.  Rainfall in the Tar, Neuse, and Cape Fear watersheds has been far in excess of annual averages.  In short, it has been wet as heck!  Great news for those of you managing pastures.  The grass has never been greener, and you have likely taken your supper on the seat of the tractor/mower more than once.    Regret...
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Shod Steed named official farrier of the Raleigh Police Department

It is with great pride that I now serve the citizens of Raleigh and the officers of the Mounted Police Unit.  These horses proudly work carrying their officers to ensure our safety downtown.  You may have seen them at one of many places downtown including City Market, Moore Square, Fayetteville Street, or at Pullen Park.  These four majestic horses, Ike the Buckskin Hanoverian, Major, the Spotted ...
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