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    How fast do you want to go through the narrow...

    How fast do you want to go through the narrow spots?
    How wide is the widest carriage you might want to drive?

    The 170cm width is based on a 148cm wheel track at advanced level; Prelim gets wheel...
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    That FEI thang is "competitive dressage." ...

    That FEI thang is "competitive dressage."

    http://www.usdf.org/about/about-dressage/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_dressage

    ;)
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    This ^. And make sure it's for the exact...

    This ^. And make sure it's for the exact vehicle(s) you are considering.

    The Tundra has gotten decidedly beefier over the years, to the point where "1/2 ton" doesn't really mean much anymore.

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    Charge admission and invite some celebrities :) ...

    Charge admission and invite some celebrities :)

    http://derbyexperiences.com/concierge-services/kentucky-derby-parties/the-barnstable-brown-gala

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    Show me a written rule regarding braiding :) .

    Show me a written rule regarding braiding :)

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  6. Lexan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexan)...

    Lexan (polycarbonate, not acrylic :) ) is a great choice for applications where glass or plexiglass (acrylic) might break.

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    The American Driving Society has a calendar...

    The American Driving Society has a calendar that includes all sanctioned competitions, plus more.

    BHDTA also has one.

    Down Under? Try here.
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    Urea

    First discovered in urine, but commercially produced from synthetic ammonia and carbon dioxide.
  9. http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/20/1965974/auction...

    http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/20/1965974/auction-of-high-class-carriage.html

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    Have you looked on Facebook?

    Have you looked on Facebook?
  11. reaction/response time

    70 mph is about 100 feet per second.

    That's about five truck-lengths per second if I did the math right.
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    The 2012 Tundra is bigger :) 2002 V8 tow...

    The 2012 Tundra is bigger :)

    2002 V8 tow rating ~7000 lbs
    2012 V8 tow rating ~10,000 lbs.

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    http://www.martinauctioneers.com/ .

    http://www.martinauctioneers.com/

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    a good book

    "Driving a Tandem" by Paul Doliveux

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  15. http://tinyurl.com/3onf6o6 :)

    http://tinyurl.com/3onf6o6 :)
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    Rule #1: The most important gait is "whoa." .

    Rule #1: The most important gait is "whoa."

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  17. Which "1/2 ton" truck? How old? The term "1/2...

    Which "1/2 ton" truck? How old? The term "1/2 ton" really doesn't mean much anymore.

    The specs have gotten a lot higher over the years & vary a lot from individual to individual. (kinda like...
  18. A bit more than 25 minutes :( ...

    A bit more than 25 minutes :( http://tinyurl.com/3emda44
    since Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine is in downtown Baltimore.

    You could look in the Owings Mills direction and put BF on the Metro.
  19. Dunning–Kruger effect

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
    :)
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    Traffic Cop :)

    Traffic Cop :)
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    My point was more that engines have been getting...

    My point was more that engines have been getting beefier over time (and the hp numbers were most available).

    torque for the Ford F-150:
    1983 460 CID V8 380 lb-ft
    1985 460 CID V8 385 lb-ft
    1988...
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    The evolution of truck horsepower

    Don't forget that the term "half-ton" is pretty much meaningless now. Just for kicks, I looked up the hp ratings for the Ford F-1/F-100/F-150 over the years:

    1948 239-c.i. V8 100hp
    1956 272-c.i....
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    Payload rating for a 2010 Chevy Avalanche 4x4 is...

    Payload rating for a 2010 Chevy Avalanche 4x4 is 1600 lbs

    :)
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    It's a sad story...

    It's a sad story...

    These are horses that didn't meet the reserve price at auction.
  25. Thread: Rescue...

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    Rescue...

    Please help me decide.

    Should I try to rescue one of these unfortunate horses?
    http://tinyurl.com/22uo2ye

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