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    I have the partition. Looooove it. So comfortable...

    I have the partition. Looooove it. So comfortable and balanced. Customer service was outstanding. I shopped back in 2014, and the reps were fantastic, very fast in communication.
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    I've done three clinics with him - each two days,...

    I've done three clinics with him - each two days, one hour private sessions. I learned a lot, even when my mare wasn't behaving well. For us, the sessions focused on getting the horse relaxed and...
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    I believe Six Pound Farm is relocating to the...

    I believe Six Pound Farm is relocating to the south east in the coming months. A shout out for Tracy Geller, she's such good people, and produces gorgeous horses.
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
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    I am considering these as well - Anyone have any...

    I am considering these as well - Anyone have any experience with the curved zipper models? I was thinking of ordering a conservative pair of dress boots for the show ring and some nice chocolate...
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    Saddle shopping is a struggle -- a real challenge...

    Saddle shopping is a struggle -- a real challenge to get good horse fit and meet personal preferences. I shopped in 2008 and again in 2014. Takes a lot of homework! Best of luck and let us know...
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    Well, I had a similar choice, and went with the...

    Well, I had a similar choice, and went with the Partition. Love, love, love it. Very secure, and the balance was right for me, without feeling glued to the saddle. Great feeling over larger fences...
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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...
  15. 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"...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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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