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    Well things didn't progress as I had anticipated....

    Well things didn't progress as I had anticipated. I tried to do too much too soon and got set back to square one. Right now all of the girls are out in the back pasture just getting fat and enjoying...
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    And you all will have such fun!! We had a whole...

    And you all will have such fun!! We had a whole COTH group at our first National Drive - hats and all! We're still friends with many and are sorry we won't be there this year. They usually have one...
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    Absolutely! I have a wonderful heavy duty 60'...

    Absolutely! I have a wonderful heavy duty 60' metal round pen. I put a Pessoa training system (surcingle, ropes with pulleys, bit hanger with snaffle bit) on each pony. Put the 3 of them in the...
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    Well we're not going to make Katydid either :( ...

    Well we're not going to make Katydid either :( Just longeing the ponies totally wore me out - there's just no way I can get a green pony going with Maggie so quickly. Especially when I'm so unfit!...
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    Polish Driving Ponies!

    Physical Therapy cut me loose today after my back surgery so of course the first thing I did was head out to the barn <BG> My two young Polish Driving Pony full sisters, Lola and Layla, had just been...
  6. What wonderful news!!! Even better than getting...

    What wonderful news!!! Even better than getting the sutures out of my back today :) So happy for your positive outcome and thankful that surgery was not needed!
  7. Thread: RIP Marker

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    Yes, that was Marker. He had a HUGE libido! NC...

    Yes, that was Marker. He had a HUGE libido! NC State even borrowed him for a course in the winter. They had 7 or 8 stallions but none would collect, so Marker got used 5 times a day!
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    YEAH!!!!!!!!!
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    Oh no! I saw this right after I posted about Welt...

    Oh no! I saw this right after I posted about Welt Marke's passing. Welt Marke was a Weltstern son! At least Marker left two fully approved stallion sons to carry on this wonderful line. What a...
  10. Thread: RIP Marker

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    RIP Marker

    It was with heavy heart that I heard of the passing of our 2nd generation homebred stallion Welt Marke yesterday. Apparently he ruptured his bowel and despite heroic efforts they could not save him....
  11. Sending lots of jingles things will keep moving...

    Sending lots of jingles things will keep moving along. Can't believe it's been 9 years since he was approved! How time flies.
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    Great! I just got a new camera too - and then...

    Great! I just got a new camera too - and then ended up having this stupid back surgery so I haven't gotten to use it :( I was told that for CDE use it would be best to get a chest harness because it...
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    Just a note of interest - Clay is now doing some...

    Just a note of interest - Clay is now doing some clinics for the Parellis ;)
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    As far as hazards Michael Freud had a great...

    As far as hazards Michael Freud had a great recommendation which will enable you to practice any path that you might encounter. Set posts (stout ones like wooden corner posts) in the ground in a...
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    Check out Clay Meier's DVDs. My navigator has...

    Check out Clay Meier's DVDs. My navigator has worked with him setting up clinics, making whips and long lines, etc. and from what she's said, plus what I've heard from many others, he's the expert. ...
  16. Thread: RIP Phoenix

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    Additionally our local paper did a lovely...

    Additionally our local paper did a lovely write-up on Phoenix
    http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/jul/29/tearful-goodbye-lightning-kills-local-driving-hors/

    The young summer intern who wrote the...
  17. Thread: RIP Phoenix

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    I am re-posting this with permission in hopes it...

    I am re-posting this with permission in hopes it can help someone else and perhaps alleviate any guilt of those who have lost beloved pets to lightning:


    From the research meterological results...
  18. Thread: RIP Phoenix

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    The scary thing about this is that there is no...

    The scary thing about this is that there is no way to protect against lightening. I checked with my good friend, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez of TLAER (Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue) , and she...
  19. Thread: Helmet Cam

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    Helmet Cam

    Following a hazard dispute last fall (which resulted in the big E) I decided it would be worth it to invest in a helmet cam. Thanks to a recommendation here on COTH I purchased a GoPro Hero 960 and...
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    Polish Driving Ponies

    After working for three years to develop a pair of Polish Driving Ponies, I was finally forced to admit that the two ponies, Maggie and Maya, had matured in different directions and were not going...
  21. Thread: RIP Phoenix

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    RIP Phoenix

    Lightening took our beloved Phoenix the other night - a very tragic loss. You old-timers might remember that Phoenix was our 'introduction' to driving; he was the horse who started us on this...
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    The power washer works for me if it's gotten...

    The power washer works for me if it's gotten really dirty. Otherwise, Murphy's Oil and a good rinse ;)
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    What a lovely topline on your new boy!

    What a lovely topline on your new boy!
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    Go for it! I have a mini-donkey about that size...

    Go for it! I have a mini-donkey about that size that rides and drives. My oldest granddaughter, age 5, prefers riding in the little cart to riding her or any of the horses/ponies! And the donkey...
  25. No photos or sidebars in the e-Book :(

    No photos or sidebars in the e-Book :(
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