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  1. This is probably weird, but I ask people who haul...

    This is probably weird, but I ask people who haul a lot about their scariest moments: what happened/ how they handled it/ wish they had handled it.

    Having some sort of framework for what happens...
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    If you were a dressage rider doing one show for...

    If you were a dressage rider doing one show for fun, then by all means.

    Otherwise... this is beautiful and would fit the bill better ...
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    I have a puller/ curler. I am also on a wonky...

    I have a puller/ curler.

    I am also on a wonky schedule (thanks DST) and i ride for really short periods (~20 mins) in the AM.

    Mine goes in a three ring for lessons and a fat rubber D for...
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    I just want to chime in (for the person in the...

    I just want to chime in (for the person in the future searching TOTD helmets).

    I ordered mine (got it yesterday) and it was only a year old, so not all helmets on TOTD are 5 years old :).

    OP...
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    Good to know, hadn't thought about that. The...

    Good to know, hadn't thought about that. The tennis balls I use have holes smaller than a penny and only dry dog food goes in them. I've watched her with them when I work from home and she just...
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    I love the kongs for my aussie, but have found...

    I love the kongs for my aussie, but have found that a tennis ball with a hole cut in it is just as efficient and much cheaper.

    For her Kong; I put a few treats in it, then seal it up with peanut...
  7. I have a green-ish horse and I am not a seasoned...

    I have a green-ish horse and I am not a seasoned competitor.

    The best thing I have found for myself is to walk into the arena and walk most of my courtesy circle. I am sure it drives the judge...
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    I love my equispirit as well. From TN and have...

    I love my equispirit as well. From TN and have been pleased with how the horses get off the trailer in the summer months.

    Also liked sundowners for 'coolness' but they lacked other aspects that...
  9. Thread: Hot Seat

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    I was once told I had an electric butt. Is that...

    I was once told I had an electric butt. Is that the same?

    As I've become more educated with my leg, and finetuning my other aids, it's become less of a problem. All the horses I ride also are...
  10. I have two retirees and two in work. This...

    I have two retirees and two in work.

    This was all fine and dandy when they were living at home, but I've recently moved to a more expensive city. A lot of my problems would be solved if the two...
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    I bought the ugliest wool sweater and threw it in...

    I bought the ugliest wool sweater and threw it in the dryer and cut to size.
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    24x40 barn...

    24x40 barn

    I loved mine, but I'm in TN. You would probably want doors on yours :).
  13. Ha! my property is almost all of those things and...

    Ha! my property is almost all of those things and i LOVE it. I have a shared driveway. It's mostly on my property, but my neighbor has a tractor so he grades it. It's 1000' feet off the road, so no...
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    I was really expecting a happy story! What a turn...

    I was really expecting a happy story! What a turn that took!

    So sorry this happened. I hope you heal quickly, easily and you're back in the saddle ASAP.
  15. Perhaps a skull cap would have better nape...

    Perhaps a skull cap would have better nape protection? I don't know what exactly constitutes nape protection as a lot of the ones that come up just seem to show a lower cut harness?
    ...
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    My situation is a bit different... but i am...

    My situation is a bit different... but i am posting for the next person who searches 'Geotextile.'

    I put stuff from the big box stores down underneath the pea gravel in front of my barn and I hate...
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    I have 9 acres total and 4 horses. 1 acre is...

    I have 9 acres total and 4 horses.

    1 acre is my driveway
    1 acre is wooded/ my dry lot
    1 acre is around the house
    6 acres is pasture

    I have a small barn and a garden shed.

    I am very tight...
  18. Thread: HDR saddles ?

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    I have one - a wide tree. It fit me and my roly...

    I have one - a wide tree. It fit me and my roly poly appy really well. It also fit my big shouldered TB well too.

    It's by no means the best quality. I put a hole in each of the knee flaps...
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    Foam pool noodles work well too. Also, strangely...

    Foam pool noodles work well too. Also, strangely enough, is a gatorade bottle. It's just tall enough to see through the window and is almost the same width as the ball so you can't miss.
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    Now you've got their horses + yours + your...

    Now you've got their horses + yours + your boarders? Add on that trying to find help for your horses?

    Double no if that's the case. Too many cooks in that kitchen.
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    This was my second thought. I just couldn't...

    This was my second thought. I just couldn't state it eloquently.
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    An extraordinary amount of how this would work...

    An extraordinary amount of how this would work depends on who you are renting from and how much they care about their property and how up to your standards it is on move in day. There's a dozen...
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    I used a spar varnish, and I didn't sand at all...

    I used a spar varnish, and I didn't sand at all (I didn't know that was a requirement) It took 2 coats to make it look really high gloss. I did those on the aisle facing walls. I did 1 coat on the...
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    Shovels - a transfer shovel and a sharpshooter...

    Shovels - a transfer shovel and a sharpshooter shovel.
    Tape Fence & step in t-posts
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    I use wheat straw and it's really not...

    I use wheat straw and it's really not complicated. Shake it out.

    When you clean it, push all the clean stuff to one side, and bring all the dirty to the middle. Don't be shy about throwing the...
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