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    Yes, the breeching is quite a bit low behind;...

    Yes, the breeching is quite a bit low behind; also, I believe you might need to lengthen the back strap a bit to bring where the breeching straps 'drop from' a bit further forward...not much, but a...
  2. Thread: RIP Phoenix

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    So sorry about your unexpected and tragic loss,...

    So sorry about your unexpected and tragic loss, Pat--like Kathy, I have enjoyed reading of your driving adventures w/ Phoenix and his daughter...along w/ the "Polish Driving Ponies", over time, in...
  3. Wow...I don't visit here too often, so just...

    Wow...I don't visit here too often, so just noticed the 'Western' forum...YAY! Good to see us 'cowhand' types w/ our 'own place'!
    I have been at this a LONG time, so have had several Western...
  4. Thread: Pair carts?

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    Well....Pacific Carts up in BC, Canada, builds a...

    Well....Pacific Carts up in BC, Canada, builds a decidedly NON-'cheapy' miniature horse cart, designated the 'Smart Cart', and the builder has within the past several years begun marketing a team...
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    First Driving horse/pony....

    I have been 'horse crazy' for well over 60 years! The FIRST one I drove was an 'oldtime' Shetland who belonged to a cousin-by-marriage...a very indulged only child, his parents had bought the whole...
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    What utterly COOL photos; thanks so much for...

    What utterly COOL photos; thanks so much for sharing, all who did!
    I am going to save that vintage photo site, for sure...what a great place to visit the past!

    I suspect that in some ways, life...
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    It is possible to order replacement 'streamers'...

    It is possible to order replacement 'streamers' from ribbon companies; you can then change them out with just a stapler. Or, you might even be able to buy rolls of the type/colors of streamer ribbon...
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    I think it sounds like an EXCELLENT idea! As...

    I think it sounds like an EXCELLENT idea! As someone who was the ribbon 'orderer' for a club-sponsored AMHA miniature horse show for some years, I am well aware of what a considerable expense they've...
  9. I am on dial-up, so haven't tried to see the...

    I am on dial-up, so haven't tried to see the video, but sounds like you are describing the several vehicles that Michele and her entourage exhibited in the 'lead in' to the Rose Parade, an event...
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    Thanks for the replies so far... It does seem a...

    Thanks for the replies so far...
    It does seem a bit odd to me that these 'wraps' were ABOVE, not ON, the knees, not over ANY joint, nor anywhere below the knee(or hock; on these foal, they were on...
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    TB foal question....

    Hello-

    I am a COTH forum member of several years, but usually concentrate only on the 'Driving' section. However, just now watching the end of the Rolex and lead-in for the Preakness broadcast,...
  12. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us all,...

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us all, Thomas...how totally COOL! You, horses, grooms, turnout, English countryside,castles---all just wonderful! Made my Sunday morning!

    Margo in sunny...
  13. I have a 14' x 5' (the old 'original' width!)CM...

    I have a 14' x 5' (the old 'original' width!)CM stock combo. It has a passenger side escape door, solid 'center' gate, feed mangers and a removable half-divider in the front 'half', like any straight...
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    I'd just like to note that 'tushes' are not wolf...

    I'd just like to note that 'tushes' are not wolf teeth. Wolf teeth are tiny things that erupt directly in front of the lower first premolars, if a horse has them-not all do. Tushes are the 'canine'...
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    Same here--my vet, when floating teeth on my...

    Same here--my vet, when floating teeth on my 'main' driving mini several times ago, asked whether I drove him; when I said I did, he crafted a bit seat, and the horse has seemed totally comfortable...
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    I was taught the same about the weight...

    I was taught the same about the weight distribution--and the heavier the horse, the more important, for safety in hauling, for the horse -- IOW, the HEAVIEST part of the load--to be up front, most...
  17. Been driving/training minis since '85/'86; have...

    Been driving/training minis since '85/'86; have also done a lot of research on both harness and carts; here's my take---
    My first, and still in 'everyday' use, with nary a repair ever needed!,...
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    I go along pretty much w/ War Admiral. I...

    I go along pretty much w/ War Admiral.

    I would have tried to unhook, IF I could have a competent header--but not without one! ("Fine" harness has no breeching, attached ONLY via whatever tug...
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    Yes, belated, but heartfelt!! Warm Christmas and...

    Yes, belated, but heartfelt!! Warm Christmas and Holiday wishes to all of the members here(and Dale, give Kima an extra big hug from me, OK?)
    No driving here lately; we've had about 10 days of...
  20. Dale, how exciting! The mare really looks good,...

    Dale, how exciting! The mare really looks good, in all ways...I joined this forum not all that long before you got Fairy Luna; I well remember your posts about her then(remember thinking what a cool...
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    Seems I'm late 'chiming in' on this discussion;...

    Seems I'm late 'chiming in' on this discussion; haven't been over here in several days, then found that for some reason, I had become 'forgotten', needing to log in, so I had to apply for a new...
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    I have a 'regular' arena--one with a full...

    I have a 'regular' arena--one with a full perimeter fence, as is common for pursuits other than dressage, esp. Western ones---that is 125 X 250 FEET.
    I have used surveyors' tape tied onto the...
  23. How utterly EXCITING! The very thing I would LOVE...

    How utterly EXCITING! The very thing I would LOVE to do! We rode a ways with the BICENTENNIAL Wagon Train in '76, but that was before I was a driver...I also 'did' the Lincoln County (Billy the Kid...
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    What a terrible thing to experience! We who have...

    What a terrible thing to experience! We who have spent our lives with horses know the sense of loss, whether it be through the natural progression of time, or an entirely unexpected and awful event...
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    Well, I'm not 'hobbyhorse', but I've owned, bred,...

    Well, I'm not 'hobbyhorse', but I've owned, bred, trained, driven, and shown (my own, by choice I seldom train for other people) miniatures for 24 years(and ridden and trained, though not driven,...
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