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  1. My house, my rules. Farm Rule #1: Cats walk a...

    My house, my rules.

    Farm Rule #1: Cats walk a straight line anywhere on this 130 acres.
    #2: No chasing horses for any reason.
    #3: No dog fights for any reason.

    No exceptions.

    I have 8...
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    Well, I'm satisfied with the beasts I'm feeding...

    Well, I'm satisfied with the beasts I'm feeding right now.

    I admit, I want (crave, lust for) the SW monoflap. Which would cost nearly twice what I paid for both above mentioned beasts combined....
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    Well, I'm satisfied with the beasts I'm feeding...

    Well, I'm satisfied with the beasts I'm feeding right now.

    I admit, I want (crave, lust for) the SW monoflap. Which would cost nearly twice what I paid for both above mentioned beasts combined....
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    GreyDes-a local fitter with lots of experience...

    GreyDes-a local fitter with lots of experience told me the down sizing would be so extreme that the tree might be damaged. I have two ponies now. Not only are they smaller than the mare the saddle...
  5. I wish I was a good rider. I mean *really* good....

    I wish I was a good rider. I mean *really* good.

    Lessons and hard work have kept me safe, and a decent enough partner for my backyard horses, but I think the intuitive part of true talent is...
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    I have a Beaufort that was built for a very broad...

    I have a Beaufort that was built for a very broad backed TB mare. She was prone to be sore backed, so saddle fit and panel condition was very important. The SW people were super to work with.
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    The "they built it and we came" comment makes me...

    The "they built it and we came" comment makes me wonder what this corner of Polk County, NC is gonna look like in 10 years.
  8. Another thing you need to expect, chances are...

    Another thing you need to expect, chances are that your day won't be exciting! If conditions don't suit, or game simply isn't to be found, you may do a lot of walk/trot/stand around, which is part...
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    Nifty, can you be more specific about what you're...

    Nifty, can you be more specific about what you're feeding her?
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    Mine always have soaked alfalfa hay and a soupy...

    Mine always have soaked alfalfa hay and a soupy mash of high quality hay stretcher, beet pulp and flax meal when they have to stay in because of weather. When it's very cold, they do drink better if...
  11. I have had Blundstones in the past, and loved...

    I have had Blundstones in the past, and loved them, pricey as they are. Right now, I am wearing Clarks Muckers. They are waterproof, rubber soles, leather uppers with a zipper. They are proving to...
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    In April, from old friends, I bought a 5yo TB...

    In April, from old friends, I bought a 5yo TB gelding, bred for the track, but not sent because he stopped growing at 14.1. Sound and quiet, I think I have my "old lady" field hunter to ride into my...
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    I love my Doberman-he is a joy to live with,...

    I love my Doberman-he is a joy to live with, beautiful, great with the other animals. He is perfect around the horses, has boundless energy for all farm activities, loves trail rides and trips to...
  14. I try to stay away from these kinds of threads,...

    I try to stay away from these kinds of threads, but I just have to ask...who's gonna pay for this? Who do we expect to do the actual combat?

    How many times are we gonna ask the present troops to...
  15. For the right one, there are a few things I am...

    For the right one, there are a few things I am willing to accommodate. I don't have to have a perfectly pulled mane. If Mr. Right has to fidget in the cross ties, I can deal, same for one that...
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    I keep trying to understand how this cat on my...

    I keep trying to understand how this cat on my lap or the dog in front of the wood heater or the pony up to her belly in shavings and alfalfa are exploited. The woman in the video needs to do animal...
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    We have tons of kids at all of ours. Our local...

    We have tons of kids at all of ours. Our local Pony Club chapters always participate.
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    I know the new facility has made people a little...

    I know the new facility has made people a little nuts with selling property, but I can't believe the prices you've been quoted in the Tryon area.

    It's the deeded trail access driving the price up.
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    As a life long Colts fan, I'm kinda flattered...

    As a life long Colts fan, I'm kinda flattered that they thought they'd *need* to cheat to beat us!

    We'll get 'em next year!
  20. I have read most of this long thread, and want to...

    I have read most of this long thread, and want to add my very humble voice, because I am your customer-a sixty something rider, with enough time and discretionary income to ride as long as I am able....
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    My pony has great feet, is sound barefoot, and...

    My pony has great feet, is sound barefoot, and just goes better with front shoes.

    If you think the rock dust stings your pony's feet, you could use a sole hardener like Keratex and see if that...
  22. Pinstripe. My dad always pulled for the...

    Pinstripe.

    My dad always pulled for the Yankees. Being first generation Italian, he was a big DiMaggio fan.

    Centerfield. Isn't the centerfielder supposed to be the best athlete?
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    I have my TB's pedigree up on the fridge...

    I have my TB's pedigree up on the fridge alongside California Chrome's, with the seven horses they have in common highlighted.

    Yes, it's silly, but it's still fun. Cloudy, my Dutch horse is a...
  24. Forget #3. If she doesn't respect your goals,...

    Forget #3. If she doesn't respect your goals, and doesn't like your pony, you'll never get the best of what she offers.

    #2-maybe she knows something you don't. Do you like how her horses go? ...
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    The hedge at Harmon Field in Tryon was boxwood,...

    The hedge at Harmon Field in Tryon was boxwood, and it was beautiful. There were maintenance issues, poison ivy and wasps as I remember.

    We planted loblolly pines around my arena, meaning to...
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