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  1. My barn builders hung my 16' wide doors into the...

    My barn builders hung my 16' wide doors into the indoor low also. Each is 8' X 12' tall, and heavy. If not too hard frozen, I can chip a shovel (works better than a crowbar) under one end, lever it...
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    Give it a rest. The thing about Western...

    Give it a rest.

    The thing about Western Pleasure is that it is simple. No Piaffe, triple combination off the water, drop jumps or intricate obstacles. Once horses can jog and lope slowly with...
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    Good Western Pleasure article

    US trainer Tom Chown is writing some good commentary these days on horse show Western Pleasure that can make sense to most riders. Mostly appreciated in other countries, unfortunately.
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  4. I know there is a horsey community in St George,...

    I know there is a horsey community in St George, as there is a QH circuit there, maybe in Spring?, and a show grounds.
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    I have settled on a feed through, which takes...

    I have settled on a feed through, which takes care of flies from manure in corrals and pasture, plus spray system to kill flies that come into the barn.
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    I am posting a link for recycled mesh swimming...

    I am posting a link for recycled mesh swimming pool covers that are green, very strong, and have a nylon tape grid every 2' that you can trim to for size. Warehoused in Denver and Chicago, and...
  7. I am working with a client buying an old barn...

    I am working with a client buying an old barn with only small windows and she will be converting to outside dutch doors for ventilation, horse sanity, and stall exits in case of a barn fire. ...
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    To quote Delta on 'Designing Women': "It's OK if...

    To quote Delta on 'Designing Women':
    "It's OK if I eat a little mink steak."
  9. During the economic downturn, the 'Get on at the...

    During the economic downturn, the 'Get on at the Gate' clients kept many trainers in business. At the QH shows, "Select" ladies (over 50) are a huge part of this, and the funny thing is - several...
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    Yearly public service advice from the Land of...

    Yearly public service advice from the Land of Static:
    You need to ground yourself and the horse. Wet your fingers (spit on them if necessary) and keep your non-blanket-grabbing hand firmly pressed...
  11. Oh good. I used paper shavings to take to shows...

    Oh good. I used paper shavings to take to shows to put one in the stall until I could get shavings bought on site.
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    Agree with above - don't wet the pellets if they...

    Agree with above - don't wet the pellets if they have shavings on top. Pellets will absorb more whole. I have one stall walker and he goes in the 12 X 16 stall so he walks around the pee spot, not...
  13. Deal alert for free arena footing available near Sacramento, Calif

    I have been called about a large quantity of tiny crumb rubber arena footing additive available for free near Sacramento, Calif. (Rancho Cordova area). This is the size I like the best as it is...
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    Guilherme, you rock!! I can make good use of...

    Guilherme, you rock!! I can make good use of this site.
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    AZ Sun Circuit Free Live Streaming

    Free Live streaming with multiple arenas (at bottom of video window) and one week + still to go. Class types show every other day.

    http://www.suncircuit.com/
  16. So smart and cool to have the local 5th grade...

    So smart and cool to have the local 5th grade elementary school class sing the National Anthem. I can't wait to see what Mr. Bellissimo does here in Colorado.

    Tough course.
    My broadband feed...
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    Guys, When talking about 'Rubber', know that the...

    Guys,
    When talking about 'Rubber', know that the size of the rubber particles is crucial. I call it the 'box of Cornflakes effect' where particles will all sort themselves out in footing according...
  18. USEF Western Dressage at Fox Lea Farm, Florida

    http://aqha.com/Journal/Coverage/2015/January/01212015-Fox-Lea-Farm-Debuts-Western-Dressage.aspx
  19. I was quoted $16. sq/ft installed.

    I was quoted $16. sq/ft installed.
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    HOTY Chrome - not even close!

    Paulick Report: California Chrome received 153 first-place votes, followed by Main Sequence with 53 and Bayern with 36.
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    Equicenter de Santa Fe

    I see no prior post on this, so here is info on a new H-J full size venue on the old Polo fields, outskirts of Santa Fe. Their summer dates posted follow the Colorado Horse Park Summer Series dates....
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    Looks like Texas people will have another full...

    Looks like Texas people will have another full facility venue for H-J shows, within a day's drive, run by knowlegable people. There dates follow the Colorado Horse Park summer dates. This is the...
  23. This sounds a bit odd. Was your sand washed...

    This sounds a bit odd.

    Was your sand washed sand ? The fact that your sand is 'dark red' could indicates that it contains a lot of clay? Pit run? Or is not mostly quartz sand? Is there not a...
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    Yes, Peggy, it is pretty close, maybe 30ish...

    Yes, Peggy, it is pretty close, maybe 30ish miles as the crow flies, not as the freeway goes. (LA trained me well for Austin). I may go down and look at the show facility in Dripping Springs, but...
  25. Be careful what you wish for... the RHP is an...

    Be careful what you wish for... the RHP is an individual work class, and the first shows in AQHA had 40 entries = takes awhile to run.

    Also, you might have the judge speak to the class at the...
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