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  1. Thread: Karin Donckers

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    I stand by what I posted nearly five years ago...

    I stand by what I posted nearly five years ago (and I have been back to her stable twice since...and created an account). "Glow" has not "tarnished" with age, but that's about as far as I want to...
  2. Thread: Helmet Cleaning

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    I tried the Charles Owen helmet cleaner. It...

    I tried the Charles Owen helmet cleaner. It seemed like a waste of $10, but good old elbow grease wasn't getting all the little stuff. The spray top can wasn't spraying, so my immediate reaction...
  3. Well...I bit the bullet and did it. If I regret...

    Well...I bit the bullet and did it. If I regret spending the money after first clip, I will send them right back to SmartPak thanks to their wonderful return policy.
  4. Thread: Helmet Cleaning

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    I've heard of the dishwasher trick, but I'm...

    I've heard of the dishwasher trick, but I'm reluctant to go there. I could try antibacterial wipes and lysol..haven't been sure what chemicals are ok to use. Will report back tomorrow!
  5. Thanks for the feedback. I've been intrigued by...

    Thanks for the feedback. I've been intrigued by that model in the store as they seem so much lighter than similar corded clippers -- good to hear they work. I'm really looking for cordless (if it...
  6. Thread: Helmet Cleaning

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    Helmet Cleaning

    My helmets are DISGUSTING.

    My plan is the shop-vac the smithereens out of them and try the Charles Owen helmet cleaner. They don't smell and they look fine on top, but they've accrued a layer of...
  7. Looking for trailering to Events from Carlisle, MA

    My horse is located in Carlisle, MA and I am looking for his ride to events this season. 8 year old thoroughbred gelding with excellent interpersonal skills.

    I am a professional groom and amateur...
  8. Andis Heavy Duty Cordless Cattle & Horse Clippers #68005 RC

    I am considering buying the above-mentioned clippers. (Currently available for $365 from Smartpak with the 15% off sale: https://www.smartpakequine.com/andis-cordless-body-clipper-4747p) Has anyone...
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    Thanks, wildlifer. Katarine -- the owners have...

    Thanks, wildlifer.

    Katarine -- the owners have given their blessing to get lights and have even offered to cover all or part of the cost. My sense is that they are very detached from the operation...
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    No power pole and the location wouldn't really to...

    No power pole and the location wouldn't really to have it on all night -- never knew that though, thanks.

    My apartment lease only goes through next August, so I don't want to make a huge...
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    Outdoor Ring Lighting?

    I am going to mount lights in the outdoor arena at the new barn where I'll be boarding. It's a private facility and they have never needed to ride in the dark before. What's the best way to go about...
  12. This is coming back to an old thread, but I...

    This is coming back to an old thread, but I wanted to follow up. Purpl - Your table/bench is SO badass! I would love to come jump it. I also found your photos very helpful, did you have a plan or...
  13. Thread: Karin Donckers

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    Yikes, it sounds like things have changed since I...

    Yikes, it sounds like things have changed since I was there in 2008-2009. That's a shame because I had a great experience -- truly nothing like you describe. We lived in the same house which wasn't...
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    We had a carriage adapted about 10 years ago here...

    We had a carriage adapted about 10 years ago here on the NH seacoast for one client in particular, though it later served many. Limited funds were raised to buy the vehicle for our therapeutic...
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    I stopped reading after the first couple pages,...

    I stopped reading after the first couple pages, but here's another vote for old fashioned ice.

    When it comes to regular maintainance, I like the Stubben wraps (not the ice packs, just the wraps)...
  16. Thread: Pelham questions

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    ^^ I am no stranger to the dressage and eventing...

    ^^ I am no stranger to the dressage and eventing scenes and I have never noticed a lip strap in use. Are they more commonly found among saddleseat (or western?) rings? H/J?
  17. Thread: Pelham questions

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    AHH, ok, I have always used "lip strap" and "curb...

    AHH, ok, I have always used "lip strap" and "curb strap" interchangeably -- now I know! And now I also know why some curb chains have an additional ring in the center. Thanks!

    Do you have any...
  18. Thread: Pelham questions

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    Thanks for your response, but I meant the tiny...

    Thanks for your response, but I meant the tiny holes that are lower, between the mouthpiece and the curb rein.
  19. Thread: Pelham questions

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    This is straying a bit -- sorry OP -- can anyone...

    This is straying a bit -- sorry OP -- can anyone tell me what the small holes on the shanks of pelhams (and some curbs) are for? Or what vestigial function they once served?
  20. Out of curiosity and lack of experience -- what...

    Out of curiosity and lack of experience -- what advantage do these breastplates offer? Pressure over the neck? I've seen a lot of them lately, but haven't seen one up close and personal to see how...
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    Bumping up--I haven't heard back from TRF so I...

    Bumping up--I haven't heard back from TRF so I am still actively seeking a ride.
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    Thanks all, great resources, keep 'em coming!

    Thanks all, great resources, keep 'em coming!
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    I would like to think so, but it certainly...

    I would like to think so, but it certainly doesn't feel that way!

    I equate 'Boston' with 'commute'. Shame that it has to be that way, but professional opportunities abound that I just can't avoid.
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    Tucked Away -- Thanks! I have been commuting to...

    Tucked Away -- Thanks! I have been commuting to Cambridge for some time and I can do 50 miles on 95 in the same time as getting from 95/93 into town! It's crazy.. so I guess when I said distance, I...
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    Boston Area Folks -- Help Finding a Barn

    I am moving at the end of the summer and am looking for suggestions for riding/boarding facilities accessible from the city. I will have a car. Will be working in Kendall, living in Cambridge or...
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