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    I like the idea of the L-shape! However, it...

    I like the idea of the L-shape! However, it still blows my mind that the permanent shed is cheaper than the portable steel sheds. If the sheds were equal priced, which would you pick? What are the...
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    Run-in Shed Rehash

    I read through a bunch of run-in shed recommendations and I am still struggling to determine which type of building will best suit my needs...hoping COTH can help!

    I am trying to provide shelter...
  3. Thank you!

    I just wanted to thank all the folks who contribute to the COTH fence building wisdom. I really appreciate the advice and goodness knows, I need the help!

    What about t-posts (with caps) vs wood...
  4. Fence post installation - Pounding vs Auger/Cement

    More fencing questions! I have read several older threads where folks really recommend fence post installation via pounding instead of auger/cement.

    I'm thinking about field fence for the farm...
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    My experience...

    I had a gorgeous TB gelding, very athletic, very sound. He was comfortable and confident at Novice. Liked to over-jump everything by 6" in both phases, I attributed this to general athleticism. ...
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    Me too!

    I am also planning to build a barn this year, also in the Midwest. Menards has pricing for common-sized barns online, which is useful for a general estimate. Obviously the Menards pricing only...
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    Farm Layout and Hay Storage

    Building a new farm and thinking about barns, hay storage, and run-in sheds.

    Do most people have their hay storage within the horse barn (stalls)? I have heard that this can be a problem with...
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    1999 Hawk 2H BP

    I have a 1999 Hawk 2H Straight-load BP trailer that I bought lightly used in 2004. I haul about 15 - 20 times per year for lessons, clinics, horse trials, etc. I replaced the plywood on the ramp...
  9. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. To...

    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. To clarify, I am considering the 2" (?) metal posts, similar to what is used for chain link fencing (not t-posts) instead of the wood posts and just for...
  10. Fencing spin-off: coated wire questions...

    Spin-off from another fencing thread. I am investigating options for hore pasture fencing on a new property that doesn't have any existing fencing. I orginially thought I would want to do...
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    Awesome, keep it coming!

    First of all, thank you to everyone for is contributing -- I really appreciate the input.

    I was thinking that 100' x 100' is a little small for 5 geldings. Yes, the horses will be stuck on...
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    New horse farm set-up questions

    My husband and I bought 30 acres of land in WI and after a couple years of saving, we broke ground on our farmhouse this summer. Now that we are in the drywall phase, I am starting to think about...
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    Lightbulb!

    Thank you for the pictures/diagrams, now I get it! In 30 years of horses, I had never seen that implemented in-real-life. However, it's a very clever concept, I like it!
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    So confused...

    I always love it when folks post about farm layouts because we are building our house on 30ac and the next step will be barn/pasture. I feel really silly and I've been studying the photo, but I...
  15. Twin Cities!

    Don't fear the cold, just buy warmer clothes and drink red wine!

    The Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) has six HTs within 2hrs:
    -- Otter Creek has Starter through Int and has three shows per...
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    Enter!

    I have competed at Otter Creek many times in the past few years at BN, N, and T. I have always felt that their courses are appropriate for the level. I was spectating last weekend at the Summer HT...
  17. Love the dreams!

    I've had some wild horse trial dreams too...

    Similarly to the OP I had one where the XC track ran through an old house, narrow, dark hallways, A/B/C type complexes were in bedrooms, etc.

    I...
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    Another Artax

    I just picked up Buckeye Paul (by Artax). He's a 2011 model (baby-baby), but definitely seems like a love-bug. Haven't ridden him yet, but he's a gorgeous mover and seems really sensible/curious...
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    Help?

    Just called the trainer, Piano Practice is sold. Dang!
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    What about this one?

    Alright folks, I think I'm in love! There are two on CANTER-PA trainer listings that look intriguing to me for preliminary+ potential. What do you think? Does anyone have any more information or...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate the COTH wisdom!
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    Sporthorse Vet in Kansas City

    I'm living in Minnesota. I found a young horse on the East side of Kansas City (actually in MO). I would like to get this horse vetted by a reputable sporthorse vet...flexions, x-rays, etc. Does...
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    Breeding?

    I'm curious, because I am also shopping for a partner who wants to event. Who is the fabulous Trak stallion that is throwing foals that love the xc game?
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    Thanks!

    You're right, you're right, you're right! It's good to hear that others are using the same technique with success -- increased budget to cover a better screening process. That does make me feel...
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    BFNE, your TB is yummy! I wish I had a chance to...

    BFNE, your TB is yummy! I wish I had a chance to see them free jump and canter before I made a purchase decision.
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