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    *stands and applauds*

    *stands and applauds*
  2. You did the right thing

    KR, you did the exact right thing.

    Unfortunately, the people who asked this favor will not benefit from anything you say to them. Advice will fall on deaf ears and any criticism will only spark...
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    Read the above post again as it is very good...

    Read the above post again as it is very good information.

    My foxtrotter rarely foxtrots on the trail. It is a difficult gait to coax from him and really is not that smooth.

    His best gait is...
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    That Turnbow trailer looks awesome. I went...

    That Turnbow trailer looks awesome.

    I went from a 2H straight to a 3H slant with an 8' LQ and love it!

    My big big horse rides in the back stall so he has the area between the wall and the...
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    I've had two Desoto saddles made for me - for two...

    I've had two Desoto saddles made for me - for two different horses. LOVE THEM. They fit the horses and me perfectly.

    I would consider it lightweight.

    The first saddle was made six years ago...
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    Yes, this works for me too. I will add -- in...

    Yes, this works for me too.

    I will add -- in conjunction with keeping your seat tight and steady with your thighs, I keep VERY LITTLE pressure in the stirrups and my feet are such just my tippy...
  7. Love my leaf blower

    My leaf blower is electric and plenty powerful to blow the dust and blast the cobwebs. But I bought a good one, not top of the line but not the cheapest either.

    I blow out the aisle almost...
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    Then buy one. It is unsafe to haul a horse...

    Then buy one.

    It is unsafe to haul a horse without anything between the horse and the back doors.

    Install a butt bar or a second divider.
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    I love the nubbly biothane reins. I get mine...

    I love the nubbly biothane reins. I get mine from Distance Depot. Although I usually ride with gloves, when glove-less they do not bother me at all. They are a good size for my smallish hands,...
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    Leaf blower

    I notice a huge difference in the fly population when I use the leaf blower. Even if I sweep the aisle really well (concrete aisle) there are still lots of flies until I use the leaf blower. That...
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    I have a 7'6" wide 7'6' tall Sundowner and have a...

    I have a 7'6" wide 7'6' tall Sundowner and have a queen mattress. The length fits perfectly plus there is plenty of room on each side for the remote, drinks, etc.

    We bought a regular...
  12. If you google midline dermatitis you will find...

    If you google midline dermatitis you will find lots of information.

    My arab has this condition. What I found is that the itchy belly is an allergic reaction to bug bites. My horse also itches...
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    Love them

    I started with the Kerrits microcord bootcut breeches. I loved them, very comfortable to ride in but because the material is thicker they got hot if it was over about 80 degrees. I am just over 5...
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    This.

    This.
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    My saddlebred trainer did this

    Many MANY years ago I had my saddlebred with a trainer that routinely used empty soda cans to break the 2 year olds to drive.

    After getting a good foundation ground driving, he would string 4-6...
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    Marigold Spray

    My sensitive-skinned arab is allergic to most fly sprays but tolerates Equus Marigold spray very well. Seems to work as well as the others. I have been using it for about 4 years with no skin...
  17. I pull a 2H straight load Sundowner gooseneck...

    I pull a 2H straight load Sundowner gooseneck with a 2006 F150, largest gas engine and 3.73 rear end. 6'5" bed.

    The trailer weighs about 3800 lbs plus has a dry LQ in a 4' dressing room.

    The...
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    It is a V8

    For 2011 and 2012 Ford replaced the V10 with a 6.2L V8 gas. I wouldn't turn my nose up at the V10 from most reports an excellent gas engine, but they also added the six speed transmission and the...
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    I am glad to hear this! I test drove Fords...

    I am glad to hear this!

    I test drove Fords yesterday; 2012 F250 diesel and a 2012 F250 gas.

    Although they say its quiet, I found the diesel noisy and the vibration annoying. Not to mention...
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    A dangerous little catch phrase which advises you...

    A dangerous little catch phrase which advises you to keep an "open mind"....That term is an anti-concept; it is usually taken to mean an objective, unbiased approach to ideas, but it is used as a...
  21. This. Also you may find that the 7' trailers...

    This.

    Also you may find that the 7' trailers are narrower, which is very important if you are looking at slant loads.
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    check the building codes

    We built a wood 3-bay run in shed about 3 years ago on our 10 acres. 36x12. I wanted to put it along the fenceline but finally decided to bring it in about 30'. The best thing we did was to put...
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    I was in the same spot years ago, and consulted a...

    I was in the same spot years ago, and consulted a local contractor who builds alot of barns. He said he installed those rubber pavers in a new, large barn, and after about a year the owner had him...
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    We use the 100 gallon rubbermaid tank with a...

    We use the 100 gallon rubbermaid tank with a deicer that fits into the opening in the back where the plug is.

    For 2 horses I would fill it to the top once every 10 days or so, and for my current...
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    Yes, really. No reason to get defensive, I too...

    Yes, really. No reason to get defensive, I too spent 20+ years at large saddlebred barns and am simply reporting what I observed.

    You won't notice the impaired swishing at a horse show or in a...
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