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    I've completed five consecutive night checks...

    I've completed five consecutive night checks without taking home the knife used for cutting the baling twine. A new record!
  2. The new Ford EcoBoost engines are V6 with more...

    The new Ford EcoBoost engines are V6 with more power than their V8s, and are gas. I've been very pleased towing with it, it has more than enough power.

    These Ram EcoDiesels sound fabulous, too! ...
  3. One more thought - in addition to making sure the...

    One more thought - in addition to making sure the truck is in good mechanical shape, make sure it's got everything you need to tow the trailer (and load!) that you have in mind, including the class...
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    Just stumbling across this now! In theory, I'd...

    Just stumbling across this now! In theory, I'd agree with you. The half tons of old were not appropriate GN haulers, IMHO. But check the specs on this truck. It puts older 3/4 tons to shame.
    ...
  5. Thank you all for your replies! These are good...

    Thank you all for your replies! These are good tips. I'll try to park it on something, and pull the mats.
  6. Winter trailer parking & preparation... any tips?

    I have a steel gooseneck trailer. It's relatively new to me, but is about 14 years old. I'd like some advice on winterizing it.

    The trailer will be parked outside during the winter, and...
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    Bolding mine. With no particular regard to...

    Bolding mine.

    With no particular regard to whether this was true for your particular situation, FC, or just a snide remark, I'm so glad there are still coaches willing to make statements like this...
  8. Jingles for a speedy recovery, and bonus points...

    Jingles for a speedy recovery, and bonus points to you for recounting the tale with such good humour.
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    What a pleasure to watch Hannah Sue Burnett and...

    What a pleasure to watch Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot make their way around the XC! Both looked game and he certainly looked full of running.

    JMO, but I don't think what happened at the...
  10. If you choose Majyk Equipe boots, may I recommend...

    If you choose Majyk Equipe boots, may I recommend purchasing them retail, rather than directly from the company, such as at an event where they have a booth in the trade fair.

    I think they're a...
  11. I tow my 4300# steel 2+1 with a truck with a 157"...

    I tow my 4300# steel 2+1 with a truck with a 157" wheelbase, a 6'6" box, a tow rating in excess of 11,000#, and a payload rating of over one ton. It's also an F150. *flamesuit zipped*

    Even going...
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    I much prefer a GN, hands down. The stability...

    I much prefer a GN, hands down. The stability cannot be compared. FWIW, I pull a steel 2+1 with a half ton. A 3/4 ton doesn't fit into the rest of my life, as it's my daily driver, but Ford makes...
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    I was in an almost identical position...

    I was in an almost identical position (MBA+professional designation pursuit, serious job, horse, running - though not at marathon level, but no BF) not so long ago. Take heart - it can be done, and...
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    'Fewer' is for countable items. So if he's...

    'Fewer' is for countable items. So if he's eliminating an entire tax, there would be fewer taxes. If he's lowering the percentage of certain taxes, it would be less taxes.

    Perhaps 'less...
  15. I like the boots, but can't say they're overly...

    I like the boots, but can't say they're overly organized as a business. I ordered a full set plus bells at Rolex last year, and only the fronts came in the right size.

    The gentleman I ordered...
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    Lots of good advice here so far. Here is what...

    Lots of good advice here so far. Here is what worked for me when I bought my truck:

    First and foremost, lots of online research. I knew exactly what I wanted, down to packages and some of the...
  17. I'm Canadian too, but have family overseas, and...

    I'm Canadian too, but have family overseas, and it's all over their newscasts as well. We're quite the laughing stock. :no:
  18. I love the model horse's cross legged jumping...

    I love the model horse's cross legged jumping style! Oh, to have Beezie Madden's lower leg...
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    I just wanted to circle back with a quick update....

    I just wanted to circle back with a quick update. I did end up taking the plunge, and bought the above truck. I've only had a few trips with it so far, but *touch wood* it hauls beautifully. My...
  20. Continued jingles and well wishes to you, Monika,...

    Continued jingles and well wishes to you, Monika, and to everyone else who has been so courageous in sharing their experiences here.

    I read a fabulous article the other day:...
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    Thank you all for the responses! I'm quite...

    Thank you all for the responses! I'm quite liking the specs on this truck, and know that the 3.73 will suck away a lot of the fuel savings otherwise offered by this engine.
  22. Thanks everyone! I checked out Harrod's, which...

    Thanks everyone! I checked out Harrod's, which had lots of rider gear (Pikeur, and several other high end brands), and a few pieces of horsey equipment.

    They had a life-sized plastic horse...
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    F-150 Ecoboost for hauling?

    Does anyone tow with an F-150 Ecoboost?

    I'm wading into researching my first rig. There are so many new technologies available, and the Ecoboost engine sounds very compelling, but don't have...
  24. Is the rubbing coming from the chest piece...

    Is the rubbing coming from the chest piece sitting too high?

    I had a heck of a time finding a breastplate that fit my horse, and ended up with a Prestige 5-point and had to have the centre...
  25. Spinoff: Tack shops in/near London?

    I'm headed to the UK this summer, and will be in London (likely without transport other than the tube). I'd love to hit up an English tack shop if possible.

    Any recommendations?
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