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    Shoot and chip driveway?

    We're thinking of doing a shoot and chip driveway, rather than asphalt. Any pros/cons I should be aware of? No heavy trucks, just a fair bit of car traffic. Fairly straight, with a small incline.
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    Beezie- if you are into hunter/jumper. Can be a...

    Beezie- if you are into hunter/jumper. Can be a nickname for Elizabeth or Beatrice, or really any B name.
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    You may not gave saved them, but when we retired...

    You may not gave saved them, but when we retired my horse and pulled his back shoes I saved the bails and had one made into a charm. I had it gold plated and wear it on my charm bracelet. Now that...
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    Bargee Farms has a solid lesson program with...

    Bargee Farms has a solid lesson program with great instructors. They are a show barn but have a string of nice lesson horses as well. Cindy McCullough has a great reputation, she is located in...
  5. If the barn is 45 mins away you will really have...

    If the barn is 45 mins away you will really have to think through your timing. For the first few months babies eat and nap constantly. If you are breastfeeding it can be really hard to put enough...
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    Hunter paces and foxhunting. Both very social!...

    Hunter paces and foxhunting. Both very social! Although I'm not showing, I still have fitness and training goals to make my foxhunter into the best possible field hunter he can be. And I still take...
  7. Thanks everyone! I'm certainly not wedded to the...

    Thanks everyone! I'm certainly not wedded to the idea of a shetland, but we're talking pretty little kids here. Shetland sized would be great, don't really care what they look like. Our PC has lots...
  8. Foxhunting ponies- Where does be find this magical creature?

    Hi everyone,
    The recent adorable pics from the Countryside Alliance have me wondering.....where oh where do you find a first pony who can foxhunt? All of the children who ride out with us are...
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    Love the horse in back. He's thinking "what the...

    Love the horse in back. He's thinking "what the heck is THAT!??!!" Just adorable, I wish we had ponies in my area that can teach the littles to foxhunt.
  10. Thread: Pony 101

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    Pony Club has a Horsemasters Program for adults....

    Pony Club has a Horsemasters Program for adults. If you don't have an active Pony Club nearby, I'd highly recommend that they get the Pony Club books on horsemanship. They are very health and safety...
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    Can you buy tickets at the gate? What is the...

    Can you buy tickets at the gate? What is the parking situation? Anyone know the start time? Looks like we are heading over at the last min (with two toddler, eek!) and I'm not sure of all the...
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    Can you recommend a brand/model of front loader...

    Can you recommend a brand/model of front loader that has worked well for you? The one we have gets very grungy and hard to clean when I wash anything heavily soiled. My old top loader seems to handle...
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    Have you tried washing your hands before you tie...

    Have you tried washing your hands before you tie it? Or wiping down your neck before you put it on? Maybe you are trapping stuff you are allergic to when you tie it on, and then the heat and...
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    Thank you very much to everyone! My old guy was...

    Thank you very much to everyone! My old guy was put down yesterday, and I decided to have him cremated. It is expensive, but very worth it to me. His ashes will be buried on our property near the...
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    Alternative to rendering man?

    Unfortunately I think my old guy is on borrowed time. He fell down once, and while we got him back up, I've already made the decision that if it happens again we are going to put him down...
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    Traction over ice?

    I'm looking for some advice on what I can put down to provide a bit of traction over ice at the pasture gates. There isn't a thaw in sight, and the gate area is highly treacherous. My elderly horse...
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    WEF Leadline?

    Hi All,
    A few questions about leadline in Wellington. How young are the littlest riders? Is it allowed to have a side walker, or does the kid have to go in with just someone holding the lead rope? ...
  18. Have you checked for breed specific Cocker...

    Have you checked for breed specific Cocker rescues in your area? I know there are a few active ones on the East Coast, not sure about in TX. But they usually have an extensive foster network and do a...
  19. Spinoff: Does your hunt have an emergency plan?

    The post on first responder training got me thinking about our hunt's lack of preparedness in the event of an emergency. From a bad fall to allergic reaction, I think we may be woefully...
  20. Patey in England makes custom hats. They have one...

    Patey in England makes custom hats. They have one approved helmet that they make with a standard shell but customize the padding.
  21. So I think I signed up for a Parelli clinic...

    Ooops.
    A friend is organizing a clinic and I signed up. I saw it as more of a social thing and a chance to learn a bit. After Googleing the clinician (yes, I only thought to do this AFTER I signed...
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    I'm not an expert by any means, but I've heard...

    I'm not an expert by any means, but I've heard that dry spots can be caused by such severe pinching/pressure that the sweat glands underneath are not functioning properly. This can cause long term...
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    Foxhunt! Check out www.MFHA.org for hunts in your...

    Foxhunt! Check out www.MFHA.org for hunts in your area.
  24. Do any of your hunts keep ICE info on file? This...

    Do any of your hunts keep ICE info on file? This thread made me think it might be nice for the secretary to have a list of ICE contacts, and maybe even barn/vet numbers on hand for each horse and...
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    Do any of your hunts keep ICE info on file? This...

    Do any of your hunts keep ICE info on file? This thread made me think it might be nice for the secretary to have a list of ICE contacts, and maybe even barn/vet numbers on hand for each horse and...
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