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    Do you have the opportunity or ability to ride...

    Do you have the opportunity or ability to ride ponies? Or possibly ride several different sizes of horses? One thing that helped me is riding ponies over small fences. I felt like I had nothing in...
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    Wow- fantastic ideas and things to think about -...

    Wow- fantastic ideas and things to think about - thank you so much for the input!! Our driveway is long (about 200yards) and flat, and located at the western edge of of our property. I was going to...
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    Ha - well, the plan is really to provide a way...

    Ha - well, the plan is really to provide a way for me to do some good forward trot and gallop work without having to use an arena. I have about a two acre relatively flat space to work with now, and...
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    Good points about the rounded corners. I should...

    Good points about the rounded corners. I should study this - great tip on zee googles. We're kicking around the idea of acquiring more land (5 acres across our rural lane - better for an arena, i...
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    Galloping track?

    Good morning group - Mr. 'Fina and I are planning our mini farm, and we have an approximately 8- 10 acre parcel that I am looking to turn into pastures, barn and arena. I have been kicking around...
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    I leased a hackney cross as my first medium pony...

    I leased a hackney cross as my first medium pony (Proud n' Happy, anyone from the Midwest?? Early to mid 1980s??) She was a fabulous pony, and a very good jumper. I say go for it. She was so...
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    I hear you are not a fan of greasy, but nothing...

    I hear you are not a fan of greasy, but nothing works quite like chicken fat. Roast yourself a chicken, and spend a little time pulling the meat off the bones. Then, you have a few tasty meals, as...
  8. SS - got to see you ride in Mason City! You did...

    SS - got to see you ride in Mason City! You did beautifully in the Prix. My trainer (Amy Hunter) came in 3rd behind you (woot!). So fun to put a face with a name. Congrats!
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    We use something called the "Yooper Mouse Trap"...

    We use something called the "Yooper Mouse Trap" which is essentially a 5 gallon bucket and RV antifreeze. Works like a charm. To construct, you will need a 5 gallon bucket, RV antifreeze, peanut...
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    How awful. I remember relishing watching her...

    How awful. I remember relishing watching her ride at all the shows in Ohio when I was a kid -- my trainer used to encourage us to watch her, and she always commented that Pam was "the total package"...
  11. Acquiring an Antares used from the childrens trade in program?

    I've tried to find information about this on the site, but have been unsuccessful thus far. I suspect many of those would be really wee, but not all, surely? I am a petite adult, and would like to...
  12. We use something called the "Yooper Mouse Trap"...

    We use something called the "Yooper Mouse Trap" which is essentially a 5 gallon bucket and RV antifreeze. Works like a charm. To construct, you will need a 5 gallon bucket, RV antifreeze, peanut...
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    I struggle with this too. I liked the way that...

    I struggle with this too. I liked the way that Antares fit you -- your position looked good, and I think the flap was the right size! I am 5' tall and ride in a 16 with a STRAIGHT flap and a knee...
  14. We came into an astoundingly large pile of wood,...

    We came into an astoundingly large pile of wood, and the hubs made two Holz Hausens and two traditional piles (and I made a giant, tarp covered scattered pile...) to determine which works best for...
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    People may not like them, but I have a 16 Crosby...

    People may not like them, but I have a 16 Crosby Centennial International (?) that is flocked that fits my TB mare well. She's quite petite, short backed, and I've had the flocking adjusted a few...
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    We're not snowbirds (yet... :) ) but we have a...

    We're not snowbirds (yet... :) ) but we have a farmer who works the fields, and a company that plows our driveway so we can get in. It's a pretty low maintenance place, otherwise. We have...
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    Thank you so much for all of your replies! I am...

    Thank you so much for all of your replies! I am sorry if I came across as completely ignorant -- I apologize for any offense, but I am thrilled to hear that the hay situation is much better than I...
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    Farmette near Phoenix?

    During Polar Vortex I and II, Mr. SF and I were discussing the idea of becoming snowbirds. Our little farm in WI was to be our final home, but we're starting to think that maybe we should plan for a...
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    I second the Cherry Hill books! I am looking to...

    I second the Cherry Hill books! I am looking to build a small barn and arena on our farmette, and have learned so much poring over her books!!
  20. I have a horse like this. She loads somewhat...

    I have a horse like this. She loads somewhat reluctantly (but safely), is claustrophobic, and has a definite opinion of the TB mare variety. She hauls loose in a halter and head bumper in a stock...
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    it is a touch out of your price range, but dehner...

    it is a touch out of your price range, but dehner makes a gorgeous stock boot without zips, and they're running an internet special wherein you receive a free pair of stock paddock boots with an...
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    Nerd alert: Game Of Thrones theme song. No...

    Nerd alert: Game Of Thrones theme song. No words to mess me up.
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    I love crochet backs, but surprisingly, these...

    I love crochet backs, but surprisingly, these machine washable gloves are kind of awesome. Not a classic look, but for around the barn and riding, not a bad deal!
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    Totally agree with this. We smear the peanut...

    Totally agree with this. We smear the peanut butter on the bucket handle, but same idea. But this works well, and is non toxic, and reusable.
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    thank you for all the great info! I'm glad I'm...

    thank you for all the great info! I'm glad I'm not the only one up nights thinking about this stuff. I can't imagine how many pumps it would take to get water up from our well...

    however, I have...
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