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  1. These are Hansom Cabs of NY - Most of the elite...

    These are Hansom Cabs of NY - Most of the elite would have had their own Brougham or town carriage. Others would have walked.

    Interesting thing about these cabs we picked up at a talk on the...
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    We used to board at a place with loose goats -...

    We used to board at a place with loose goats - but they were nubian and taller. Bellies and legs were always shed out early as the goats rubbed around the horses and walked back and forth under them.
  3. Just saying ...

    Just saying

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdvQIgXPPIs
  4. Just a question. I thought mechanized vehicles...

    Just a question. I thought mechanized vehicles were not allowed on the Central Park Roads except the cross streets that carry traffic through the park and are blocked off from the park.

    Are they...
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    Really for any place you trail ride you should...

    Really for any place you trail ride you should police around your trailer and pack it out with you.

    Don't remember where I heard this, but most horses leave manure in the first 1/4 mile of the...
  6. another saddle that worked for our 55gal drum...

    another saddle that worked for our 55gal drum PerchX
    was the THOROGOOD (I think) GRIFFIN
    it is synthetic and that was a problem for me - your clothes stuck somewhat to the fabric of the saddle...
  7. Thread: Breeching

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    the other thing you can use is a TUG STOP its...

    the other thing you can use is a TUG STOP
    its like a plate with a perpendicular post sticking out
    it goes where the tug rests on the shaft

    much more expensive that footman loops but still cheap...
  8. I agree with Equibrit "When you decide to tuck...

    I agree with Equibrit

    "When you decide to tuck it away and visit when you want to."

    You need to give yourself some time to grieve, but I think you can best honor your horse and your...
  9. Thread: Breeching

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    what you want is a FOOTMAN LOOP - sort of an...

    what you want is a FOOTMAN LOOP - sort of an elongated U-shaped bracket about 2 inches long and raised about 1/2 inch off the shaft

    it is attached on to the underside of the shaft with screws
    ...
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    I don't like but would not be totally surprised...

    I don't like but would not be totally surprised with ONE quick swat with a rasp if the horse a) has a reputation of being a puller
    and b) jerked me (the farrier) around

    But IMO what you need to...
  11. When we went on the first Clip Clop NY barn...

    When we went on the first Clip Clop NY barn visit, the only negative reaction to anything we saw from the horses was to a bunch of these nuts who had gathered outside the barn door to protest our...
  12. I think part of the problem is people don't...

    I think part of the problem is people don't always think things through when picking a place. over 35 years of boarding horses we've found.

    You have to pretty much agree with the way the barn...
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    First - your decision depends on how much you...

    First - your decision depends on how much you ACTUALLY drive on pavement

    then you do not want to be TOO aggressive - that is what will eventually cause joint issues

    But my old Hackney was shod...
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    How about no benefits once you leave for elected officials

    Currently, I believe you can serve a term in congress and end up with life time healthcare and pension. This just isn't right.

    Since, as has been said, the intent was to NOT have full time...
  15. Another poll on banning the NYC horses - vote NAY to support the drivers/horses

    The poll is worded as a double negative. If you think the carriage horses should STAY, you have to vote NAY.

    ...
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    As has been stated they already get paid for the...

    As has been stated they already get paid for the second office, staff, office expenses and travel. Campaigning is done on the donor dollar.

    They get plenty.

    In fact... I've been saying for...
  17. Thread: Old sheets

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    Freecycle - it's addicting. Sign on... put...

    Freecycle - it's addicting.

    Sign on... put your items up for giving away and hopefully you will get messages from people who need what you don't any more.

    We used Freecycle to help clear out my...
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    Can't say for certain, but it was not at all...

    Can't say for certain, but it was not at all uncommon to stage a picture of horses or whatever on a large redwood to give a sense of scale. The Buffalo Soldiers were for a while the guardians of...
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    Almost always drive with someone, though...

    Almost always drive with someone, though sometimes its someone to for hitching and loading up and driving in the ring alone while the other of us gets the next horse ready or cleaned up.

    Would...
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    We were lucky enough to learn a lot about...

    We were lucky enough to learn a lot about organizing from Jack Fritz and Fiona Baan. I will always remember the comment Jack made when we organizers were complaining a bit about the demanding...
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    You could try the site in PA...

    You could try the site in PA
    http://www.ahharness.com/default.asp

    I would also imagine you could get thru Iowa Valley Harness
    or Chimacum tack
    or Big Black Horse
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    Poll: In Driving we have been doing the 'stadium'...

    In Driving we have been doing the 'stadium' sections on one day and the cross country on day 2 for a while now

    It does nothing for the spectators. Awards are later after the protest period long...
  23. Colbert discussed the atheist group's reaction to...

    Colbert discussed the atheist group's reaction to the WTC cross here

    http://www.thewrap.com/stephen-colbert-911-museum-cross-will-spoil-care-free-visit-atheists/

    Some time ago there was a movie...
  24. I agree with most here that you offer your...

    I agree with most here that you offer your positive energy, keeping them in your thoughts without making a deal out of it.

    Otherwise it's kind of like passing someone you know in the hall at work...
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    Poll: When we were young, we all tried the "don't...

    When we were young, we all tried the "don't understand this math homework" (aka I want to get you to do this so I can watch that TV show) deal on my Dad.

    His response was to take us back to where...
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