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    I also don't think it is a good value for all the...

    I also don't think it is a good value for all the reasons mentioned. I have three kids that ride and there's no way they have ever needed a new saddle every year. Every once in a while there is a...
  2. I agree with Lucassb, the risk just isn't worth...

    I agree with Lucassb, the risk just isn't worth it. There's a lot of potential for things to go seriously wrong with trailering--you take two large pieces of equipment (trailer and tow vehicle), add...
  3. Our area is considerably milder than yours, but...

    Our area is considerably milder than yours, but the electric savings is still respectable. A rough max estimate would be $100 a month in the winter to run 9 Nelson waterers. The electric bill is...
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    I would bet that if you just ignored the dogs...

    I would bet that if you just ignored the dogs next door, your livestock would acclimate to the barking and fence rushing and the dogs next door would also eventually find the goats and horses less...
  5. We use a combination of sheep, weedeating and...

    We use a combination of sheep, weedeating and herbicides. Weedeating is time consuming and not the most pleasant work, and if I didn't have workers to do it I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be out there...
  6. Thread: Studded Shoes

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    I think that's a lot of work for daily riding to...

    I think that's a lot of work for daily riding to be putting studs on so frequently. They are a pain. What about smaller (permanent) drive in studs or perhaps even borium for wetter parts of the year?...
  7. That's definitely not right! I would be...

    That's definitely not right! I would be uncomfortable buying from a rep that thought that this was ok. Some rock is tolerable, it's definitely better than bridging, but definitely not that much, and...
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    Oh, that's too bad :(. But seriously, if you are...

    Oh, that's too bad :(. But seriously, if you are in the same situation again, just do the tape and a sharpie, no one will care or even notice. Also, KBC will do halters and nameplates while you wait,...
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    As others have said, yes, Pony Club is still out...

    As others have said, yes, Pony Club is still out there and going strong. I compete in the hunters and jumpers, but my three kids primarily do Pony Club. Pony Club has a much stronger emphasis on...
  10. Thanks Dewey, I think that will be the most...

    Thanks Dewey, I think that will be the most reasonable solution. Don't worry, customs are definitely NOT on the table as an option!

    Toaster, I had that same thought, but he has wide feet, even the...
  11. This is a very timely thread for me. I have a 10...

    This is a very timely thread for me. I have a 10 year old son who is riding a large pony and a small horse. He is very tall for his age and when on a horse looks older than he is. He is outgrowing...
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    Good ponies are worth their weight in gold. If...

    Good ponies are worth their weight in gold. If someone is giving one of these creatures away, like it or not they are entitled to do it on their terms and if you are taking one of these ponies you...
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    When I had my twin boys a few years ago there...

    When I had my twin boys a few years ago there were quite a few people who thought I would leave horses and riding in the past. It certainly hasn't worked out that way. I had one more son 18 months...
  14. There's nothing wrong with tamping the dirt back...

    There's nothing wrong with tamping the dirt back in holes except that it is a heck of a lot of work so I was guessing that pouring concrete seems easier to our OP? But wood fenceposts (even the...
  15. I would definitely contract a professional to...

    I would definitely contract a professional to drive the posts. Driving the posts does stress the top end of the post, but after you nail the boards on you will be sawing the top off anyway to make it...
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    A lot of parents these days are struggling to...

    A lot of parents these days are struggling to work f/t jobs, clean the house and get to the grocery store, AND feeling guilty about it so also trying to be "perfect" parents who take their little...
  17. I don't think there is a magic age. It depends on...

    I don't think there is a magic age. It depends on the health, vigor and fertility of the mare. If a mare is having trouble getting in foal, for most mares it isn't worth the risk/expense to continue....
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    I think two horses in one hour isn't that doable...

    I think two horses in one hour isn't that doable on a regular basis. I agree, horses don't always need to be ridden all that long, but to get two horses done in an hour I need to have the horses...
  19. Oh, I see, and I agree, for a first pony for a...

    Oh, I see, and I agree, for a first pony for a tiny kid it is nice to go small. It's so important for the kids to be able to handle/lead/groom/pick feet of their own pony. Kids really love it when...
  20. There's really no such thing as a "perfect pony."...

    There's really no such thing as a "perfect pony." :)
    Also, I have had most of my luck using ponies for hunting that have had a lot of trail experience--rather than hunting experience--beforehand....
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    Oh, yes, my post above was definitely written in...

    Oh, yes, my post above was definitely written in a sarcasm font. Right now we are repairing some wintertime damage to what I call "invisibles." I am in the process of repairing something you can't...
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    On the plus side, nothing like a frozen water...

    On the plus side, nothing like a frozen water hydrant + horses that need water or a midwinter tractor breakdown to distract you from trivial problems and minor expenses that are occurring in your...
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    I had a similar situation. One of the buttons...

    I had a similar situation. One of the buttons that the liner attaches to popped out after two years. I contacted Smartpak (where I purchased the helmet), then in turn contacted Samshield, who told me...
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    SportArab, I'm not trying to be argumentative,...

    SportArab, I'm not trying to be argumentative, but there are few drugs that are exactly the same as something that occurs naturally in the human body--I don't think that is a reasonable expectation....
  25. I think that an initial email can be pretty...

    I think that an initial email can be pretty basic, a quick sentence about you and your horse and what you are looking for, and then maybe a couple of questions about anything in particular that is...
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