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    Michelle, If you entice Julie to Traverse City...

    Michelle,

    If you entice Julie to Traverse City for a visit please PM me! I have made contact with Cyndi Park who is near TC and used to be a fitter for Borne. I can let you know how that goes. It...
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    So what type of 4x4 material for cross ends?...

    So what type of 4x4 material for cross ends? Pressure treated lumber? And the 8' pole has two flat sides. Is that your typical landscape timber, also pressure treated? Thanks.
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    What generous advice, everyone. Thanks! And yes,...

    What generous advice, everyone. Thanks! And yes, I would really like to avoid "willy-nilly" and go about this methodically so I am not shipping saddle after saddle. I don't think either of our horses...
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    I am willing to travel outside of Michigan in the...

    I am willing to travel outside of Michigan in the midwest and possibly Kentucky area. Yes, I am willing to shop in Canada!

    I've thought about distance fitters, supplying wither/back templates,...
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    Saddle Shops-Midwest-Large Selection

    I am in the process of looking for saddles for two of our new horses. I feel like I need to just sit in a lot of saddles to get an idea of what various brands/models feel like. We are in northern...
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    Thanks, everyone. That gives me quite a few names...

    Thanks, everyone. That gives me quite a few names to investigate. Maybe we can entice someone to visit beautiful Traverse City this summer and fit a few saddles on the side. (Not so beautiful now...
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    Thanks, slp2. That gives me a start. I had not...

    Thanks, slp2. That gives me a start. I had not heard of Sally so that is a new lead.
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    Anyone with input?

    Anyone with input?
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    Saddle Fitters in Michigan

    Looking for a saddle fitter in Michigan, preferably an independent one, to fit dressage saddles to our two new geldings. I searched and the last post on this was about 3 years ago, so I'm looking for...
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    Oh, I think you will receive some enthusiastic...

    Oh, I think you will receive some enthusiastic replies to your post! Those who have experience with Irish Draughts and their crosses are a loyal group! I am relatively new to the breed and others...
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    Yes, the chewing! We are planning on some sort of...

    Yes, the chewing! We are planning on some sort of fencing around for protection.

    Bank of Dad--I will have to try and figure out what kind of maples you have based on your description. Any tree...
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    Thanks for your replies. Fortunately, the trees...

    Thanks for your replies. Fortunately, the trees we just put in are relatively small, so if we want to make a change for long term safety, I feel we could do so now with minimal cost/effort. We do...
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    Here is the link to the Cornell info: ...

    Here is the link to the Cornell info:

    http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/maple.html
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    Maple trees-toxicity-sugar vs. red

    I am aware of red maple leaves and their potential toxic effect upon horses if they ingest a certain amount. I just read some info on Cornell University's site that indicates that sugar and silver...
  15. Help! Wood fence installation--How/when to trim posts

    Knee deep in big DIY project--6 acres of 4-board wood fencing. We have the posts in and boards are coming tomorrow. Posts vary in height slightly and will need to be trimmed. Do we trim now at...
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    Gates and Latches You Love or Hate!

    We're fencing in about six acres. Coming to the decision about gates and latches. We'll have five 12' gates and one 8' gate. The typical round metal pipe version. The 8' gate will be used most...
  17. I'm getting a little worried that we may be...

    I'm getting a little worried that we may be taking on too big of a task. I estimate we'll have 350 posts to set. We are strong, but not young (50ish) and I do have the summer off as I work in the...
  18. More good advice! Thanks, again. And we are not...

    More good advice! Thanks, again. And we are not considering doing this with a hand-held post hole digger! Yikes! We'll most likely rent a power auger that attaches to the 3-point of our tractor.
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  19. Tom-Thanks so much for the detailed instructions....

    Tom-Thanks so much for the detailed instructions. They were very helpful and I'll follow your advice!

    Clanter-I can't seem to find anyone close to home with the equipment to drive the posts. I...
  20. I tried to search for it, but couldn't find it...

    I tried to search for it, but couldn't find it either. I think searches only go back so far.
  21. Advice on DIY High Quality 4-Board Fence Installation

    New farm in the works. We've narrowed down our fencing decision to wood 4-board. Approx. 2700 feet to do ourselves. About 5 acres worth. Kinda intimidating! Always hear how correct installation is...
  22. Thanks for your replies! The company whose link I...

    Thanks for your replies! The company whose link I posted is in Buffalo, NY. They offer free shipping.

    Goforgallop: Glad you could recover so many of your old locust posts. How cool!

    SMF11-How...
  23. Fencing: Black Locust Posts with Split Rails?

    We've been researching fencing and would like to go with wood. We are considering black locust posts with hardwood split rails as seen on this link:

    http://locustfence.com/

    Has anyone had any...
  24. More confused....

    I appreciate everyone's responses, but I'm more confused rather than less!

    First, as I mentioned in my initial post, what we hope to do (if I can determine if it is reasonable safe) is haul two...
  25. Choosing a Trailer: Straight Stock/Stock Combo?

    I'm hoping to purchase a trailer within the next year or so. My experience is limited (this will be our first trailer) so I would appreciate some help/clarification from those more knowledgeable. We...
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