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  1. Very true for tires that sit, like trailers do --...

    Very true for tires that sit, like trailers do -- a set of tire covers is worth its weight in gold (the reason I had to buy said expensive new set of trailer tires is because old tires had sidewall...
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    Aaaand you nailed why I repeat my reason for...

    Aaaand you nailed why I repeat my reason for eventing, which I cannot afford to compete in much: I started because of XC. I stayed for the people. Seriously. And that's from someone who doesn't...
  3. I do mix and match brands, but I dang sure know...

    I do mix and match brands, but I dang sure know exactly what is in each one. Over-supplementation is a HUGE problem (to the delight of the supplement industry), so educate yourself. I ADORE my...
  4. I have freaky long femurs. Like, FREAKY LONG. ...

    I have freaky long femurs. Like, FREAKY LONG. LOL.

    Oh, and I'm poor. Actually all of my saddles have been gifts except for two (which I have since sold.

    The ones I have now that fit my...
  5. OP, welcome to the world of "anec-data." It gets...

    OP, welcome to the world of "anec-data." It gets very confusing indeed!!!

    The E-rated tires are a 10-ply, so yes, they are made of thicker rubber than an 8-ply or lower passenger tire. ('ply'...
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    I can't search riders anymore either. Online...

    I can't search riders anymore either. Online services only lets me search by horse's name -- what's the secret????
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    I 100% agree that the imaginary "good ol' days"...

    I 100% agree that the imaginary "good ol' days" were not some sort of steeplechase run. I stood by the Lexington Bank at Rolex in the late 80's, holy mother of that was some desperate riding! There...
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    Dang, after XC, I just want A LOT OF WATER! Snap...

    Dang, after XC, I just want A LOT OF WATER! Snap ice-paks are a great idea. I like a beer as much as the next person, but I'll only generally drink after XC if it's the last phase. A protein bar...
  9. Exactly, KBC -- I am well-known for my Safety...

    Exactly, KBC -- I am well-known for my Safety Nazi ways, I won't even let someone on my property without a helmet and my comment about hay string was due to a certain unnamed TB who takes great care...
  10. Thread: Feed bins?

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    I use the normal heavy duty plastic trash cans...

    I use the normal heavy duty plastic trash cans from Lowe's -- in several rodent-ridden barns have had no issues and now they are at home on my own farm. I can put 3 50-lb bags of textured feed in...
  11. Stop! Yes, you should be using correct...

    Stop! Yes, you should be using correct load-rated tired to haul a trailer (E with a 10-ply). No they are not cheap. But tires, even for my poorer than crap self, are NOT something I ever skimp on....
  12. OMG, THANK YOU! Seriously, how many metal...

    OMG, THANK YOU!

    Seriously, how many metal jump pins has EVERYONE jumped over the years??? Horses being horses, they are far better at impaling themselves on things like the entire standard. Or...
  13. Thread: Coyotes

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    Except for Bunnicula, he WAS a vampire!! LOL, I...

    Except for Bunnicula, he WAS a vampire!! LOL, I loved those books. And I love HH.
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    Depends on the horse and the bruising. Since one...

    Depends on the horse and the bruising. Since one of my horses had the talent to bruise ALL FOUR FEET AT ONCE (we all have to good at something), he was in light work (every step helps it heal, but...
  15. Or a redneck fly whisk = nearest branch with...

    Or a redneck fly whisk = nearest branch with leaves on it to break off.

    And yep, they do make fly-quarter-sheets, neck sheets, fly horsie suits of armour. I feel your pain I do, my TB does not...
  16. This! Riding is not equivalent to showing!!! ...

    This! Riding is not equivalent to showing!!! Take your horse out on the trail. Hang out in his pasture and read a book (or multiple pastures). Just....ride. Or not -- BRUSH ALL THE THINGZ!

    We...
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    I'm one of those "ummm, vehicles were built to...

    I'm one of those "ummm, vehicles were built to be...outside" people, haha. So nope, I have never covered anything (ok, except the riding mower, just b/c I don't like sitting in water). My trailer...
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    Oh, dang, missed the fire, ouch!!! It is...

    Oh, dang, missed the fire, ouch!!! It is very...special, although I can't believe someone put more money into it, hahaha. I'd be sad though, if on my next drive home, I didn't see it anymore -- not...
  19. Carolina flies are immune to all manner of...

    Carolina flies are immune to all manner of repellents. I put the flymask on the "OMG NATURE IS TOUCHING ME I HATEZ IT!!" horse...and ride faster.
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    Hahhahaha, I heart PH! I get what you are...

    Hahhahaha, I heart PH!

    I get what you are saying, WD, but on the other hand, ummmm, yeah, I'm never gonna ride like LK or WFP. EVAH!

    I have hella strong legs and a very physical job...but I...
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    Also, don't freak out if you don't have staff --...

    Also, don't freak out if you don't have staff -- there are always extra folks in the vet box who will help you out if you need it. :-)
  22. I do agree about putting the height in front of...

    I do agree about putting the height in front of them a couple times a month if you are competing actively. If I have a HT coming up, I'll try to do at least two schools in the four weeks beforehand...
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    Sudden behavioural changes are never random and...

    Sudden behavioural changes are never random and are generally the result of pain/discomfort. If it were me, I'd give my vet a call, have a chat, he knows my horses, he knows me, and has all the...
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    Is the castle still for sale?? That was one...

    Is the castle still for sale?? That was one piece of perpetual real estate that was so entertaining. I always wondered what type of person would actually WANT the silly thing!
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    Ah, those people who always have to stand...

    Ah, those people who always have to stand obliviously in the middle of anything...

    Glad Wabbit got out to play, even if he didn't get the lap of the steeplechase track he wanted (nor did he decide...
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