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    Www.radoninc.com
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    No, I wouldn't. If you can take that time off I...

    No, I wouldn't. If you can take that time off I would invest it in furthering your education in your career field so you can advance to a position where you can afford this sport more easily.
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    China Doll wooden spoke wheels are what's "in" in...

    China Doll wooden spoke wheels are what's "in" in Saddlebred and Hackney pleasure classes, breed classes not carriage classes :ambivalence: whatever

    What I actually dragged up this thread to post...
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    I wouldn't get discouraged about Saddlebreds if...

    I wouldn't get discouraged about Saddlebreds if that is the breed you enjoy. The hunter and western divisions have many amateur-owner-trainers. I don't know what area of the country you are in, but...
  5. As pointed out you'll get all of that expect 12...

    As pointed out you'll get all of that expect 12 hours of turnout in Minnesota for that price. The sun sets in Minnesota at 4:30 pm this week, and in Jan/Feb though the days are getting longer the...
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    I was under the impression that Arabian shows in...

    I was under the impression that Arabian shows in Europe are basically just halter shows.

    I know they have gaited horse shows for Icelandics and all the American breeds (Saddlebreds are somewhat...
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    Saddlebred person here: I've never done that. I...

    Saddlebred person here: I've never done that. I use patent leather browbands on a daily basis. I clean them with Armor All.
  8. Wow some of you are overreacting! I've had 5 year...

    Wow some of you are overreacting! I've had 5 year old spend 5-6 hours with me at the barn for day camp, of course their parents don't stay.

    OP, your barn your rules, but if you have customers who...
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    I find it interesting how many people who have...

    I find it interesting how many people who have never ridden/driven a Dutch Harness Horse seem to have a strong opinion of them (the same happens with the other breeds I <3 the Saddlebred and Hackney...
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    Also look up the horse Foster RW who is with the...

    Also look up the horse Foster RW who is with the trainer Erin Shea as an example of a young Dutch Harness Horse doing dressage. His dam, Etinkie, was dam to several successful show horses in Holland...
  11. Also insist on a per diem ON TOP OF your salary....

    Also insist on a per diem ON TOP OF your salary. $30/ day is the going rate. And never pay for anything for your employer out of your pocket, if they want you to run errands for them expect that they...
  12. Many trainers have big egos and you'll just have...

    Many trainers have big egos and you'll just have to deal with it if you want to be a groom. None of the duties you were required to perform were out of line. 14 hope days are not unusual, I've worked...
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    OP Dutch Harness Horses are usually very forward...

    OP Dutch Harness Horses are usually very forward and very TROT. People who haven't dealt with this can be intimidated by it.

    And everyone else, no, that price is not outrageous for this breed. The...
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    www.bennettstack.com The black lunge whips...

    www.bennettstack.com

    The black lunge whips with white lash. They're only $20, easy to crack, last a long time (I replace the power a couple times before the whip wears out).
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    I am a Saddlebred trainer. Wire spoke wheels...

    I am a Saddlebred trainer. Wire spoke wheels (thet are NOT bicycle wheels) are very out of style on 2 wheeled pleasure carts and you will mostly only see them at little shows. At the...
  16. So you are seeing why many Minnesotans who have...

    So you are seeing why many Minnesotans who have perfectly lovely places at home board at a heated facility in the winter ;) We have had a couple boarders move in St the facility I work at this week. ...
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    Eh, probably not. Show ring style for most of the...

    Eh, probably not. Show ring style for most of the breeds theses days dictates wooden wheels, a patent leather boot, a patent leather Moreland style dash with a chrome railing, velvet seat cushion,...
  18. There are several excellent Saddlebred barns in...

    There are several excellent Saddlebred barns in that area that specialize in starting children. Check these out, I think you will be pleased with the quality of instruction and the safe atmosphere:...
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    Yes that's why I prefer bibs to full coveralls,...

    Yes that's why I prefer bibs to full coveralls, as you get hot while you're working you can unzip/remove layers more easily.
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    You can get Carhartt's and usually a knock off...

    You can get Carhartt's and usually a knock off brand at both Mill's Fleet Farm and Tractor Supply Company. For winter chores in an unheated barn I usually work in Sorrel boots, wool socks (sometimes...
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    Sorry to be exact Victoria Station is on Hwy 96...

    Sorry to be exact Victoria Station is on Hwy 96 in Grant. It's definitely within 30 minutes from Andover/Ham Lake (I lived in that area for 10 years).

    Also Mel-O-Dee Stables in WBL. Woodloch and...
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    Spring Creek Farm, Forest Lake Victoria Station,...

    Spring Creek Farm, Forest Lake
    Victoria Station, Stillwater
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    Yes, the American Royal in Kansas City, MO. It's...

    Yes, the American Royal in Kansas City, MO. It's a two month long event with multiple horse and livestock shows and a bbq contest. It is wrapping up this coming week with the...
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    Echoing that Hackney Ponies are not gaited...

    Echoing that Hackney Ponies are not gaited (trotting with high knee action does not mean a horse/pony is gaited)!

    Hackney Ponies tend to be quick in both mind and action. I have heard of them...
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    Well I've never seen a cutback saddle too narrow...

    Well I've never seen a cutback saddle too narrow through the channel. They typically have a wider channel than hunt or dressage saddles. Saddle fitting guidelines still apply.
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