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    You could try fitting the pony in the first...

    You could try fitting the pony in the first stall, then put the cart in the back area, shafts out the door, or tied up by the ceiling, maybe over the pony stall. Being pony size, things will be...
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    You might want to think first about your own...

    You might want to think first about your own size. This is because it sounds like you do things alone most of the time, so YOU need to be able to manage the vehicle yourself. You have to roll it...
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    Are you thinking Pampas grass, not pappus?

    Are you thinking Pampas grass, not pappus?
  4. Guess this kind of thing means that MAYBE when we...

    Guess this kind of thing means that MAYBE when we get old, sick and know the end is near, we put the animals down ourselves. Takes the chance of things going poorly as shown with Bela here. Dog is...
  5. I expect they are just "working the horses" in...

    I expect they are just "working the horses" in this hitch, to keep them fit and civilized. Probably go out a couple hours, then get another set of horses or work these 8 in other hitches.

    No, I...
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    Lovely project results!! Good job folks! I may...

    Lovely project results!! Good job folks! I may make one myself, with those great examples and folks saying "it was pretty easy" in real life! Thanks for the ideas.
  7. It depends on the Driver, how much he makes the...

    It depends on the Driver, how much he makes the Wheel horse work or not work. When the road is straight, Driver can have other horses do the pulling, with traces running straight back to the...
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    Liverpool offers a lot more adjustments to the...

    Liverpool offers a lot more adjustments to the reins, than a Butterfly side will. Technically, they work similarly, in that they both have a curb effect on the animal, using a chinstrap and leverage...
  9. A horse built downhill is ALWAYS working to lift...

    A horse built downhill is ALWAYS working to lift and move that heavy front end. Doesn't matter which job he is doing, if he has to also LIFT the front, while pushing from behind, he has a harder job...
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    Better to do things right the first time, as...

    Better to do things right the first time, as suggested on here, than waiting and wondering why house doesn't sell.
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    Folks spending all day together, is kind of like...

    Folks spending all day together, is kind of like a marriage. Some people can get along, while others soon are tired of the other person. You spend too MUCH time together, know just what the other...
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    I didn't do the pull out spice racks. We put in...

    I didn't do the pull out spice racks. We put in a turntable, put the jars on that. About $7 for two! Husband uses LOTS of spices, but never cares that the jars all match. I sure don't feel like...
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    Look at the quality of the hardware, hinges,...

    Look at the quality of the hardware, hinges, drawer rollers. Better quality works smoother, lasts longer. Look at how drawers are put together, stapled, nailed lap joints, glued dovetail joints at...
  14. Yes, that is the correct Simplified.

    Yes, that is the correct Simplified.
  15. We use an Accounting Service, she does most of...

    We use an Accounting Service, she does most of the local Small Business folks in town. She is listed as Simplified Tax and Accounting, which has folks working under that name in other towns, so is...
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    Congratulations to you and horse! Sounds like...

    Congratulations to you and horse! Sounds like you did all the needed preparation work to make her outing successful, which is great to hear. Hope you get MANY more fun outings on her.
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    Yes, this is "normal" for the Great Lakes, upper...

    Yes, this is "normal" for the Great Lakes, upper Midwest States. Depending on the year, it can be like last year, much snow, deep cold. Other years it stays dampish, eventually getting frozen...
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    Nice link Katy! Acer Rubrum is about the most...

    Nice link Katy! Acer Rubrum is about the most popular Maple tree sold, because it does get that good Fall color. It may have many names, Crimson King, Sunset, but you need to read the LATIN name,...
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    Looks like a side-sprung surry, with some fancy...

    Looks like a side-sprung surry, with some fancy touches. Springs are on the sides, rather than front and back springs, so it is "side-sprung, which is slightly less common.

    I am guessing you are...
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    Glad you were not here to gasp as our young filly...

    Glad you were not here to gasp as our young filly got her running time done in the wet dirt today! Lots of sliding, galloping, circles, as she played out in the field with her friend. Filly just...
  21. I don't have horses with scratches, but I do clip...

    I don't have horses with scratches, but I do clip in the direction of hair to "shorten" the length during winter. We can have anything from rain, mud, snow, deep snow, that will cause legs to be wet...
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    I think the folding top I know of was for a ...

    I think the folding top I know of was for a boat, added to a modern Kutzman pleasure carriage with the air tires. It folds up, above the seat out of the way, but opens to provide shade and rain...
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    Depending on your total height with cart on...

    Depending on your total height with cart on trailer, you MIGHT be too tall to go under bridges!! I am presuming you are talking horse size vehicle. Do you have solid anchor points to tie the cart...
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    Penny's brand of Stafford men's T-shirts in the...

    Penny's brand of Stafford men's T-shirts in the Underwear Department is my choice. They wear very well, wash nicely, to last and last under harsh treatment. They come in V-neck styles, with thicker...
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    I am going to say, with black suede to NOT get it...

    I am going to say, with black suede to NOT get it wet at all. If leather is smoothed from use, a wire bristle brush will "rough up" the suede again if you don't want the smooth seat. A newly...
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