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    Loading in a 4-horse

    I have a mare who was very difficult to load when we got her 2 years go, but with patient training, she now self-loads on my wide 2-horse ramp trailer. She will still give me trouble occasionally,...
  2. Sticky: South Jersey to Charlottesville VA 6/4/10

    2 spots open Saturday June 5th, 2010. Marlton, NJ to Charlottesville, VA. Very tall, very wide 2-horse trailer.
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    Very inventive - I love it!

    Very inventive - I love it!
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    Can pour in pads lead to abcess?

    Horse has shoes with plastic pads to stay sound (old pedal osteitis). We had a problem with footing getting stuck under the pad, so farrier put in equipak to close up the space. All was well for 3...
  5. Thread: 1099's...HR

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    I would ask your tax guy what you should do with...

    I would ask your tax guy what you should do with it if you receive one. Don't get yourself upset over this; he's the one who's doing something wrong, not you. A tax professional in your state will...
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    One more thought about leaving the door off the...

    One more thought about leaving the door off the back - I found when I had a trailer without a top back "door", that if it rains and you are driving on the highway, the rain gets SUCKED INTO THE...
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    The irish knit is kind of like those cotton...

    The irish knit is kind of like those cotton "thermal" blankets for your bed; woven in kind of a waffle pattern and always made out of cotton. I don't know anything about the bathrobes...
  8. Not to hijack, but everyone posting has so much...

    Not to hijack, but everyone posting has so much experience.

    What is the "order" of all of things that you have all tried? In other words, what did you start with, and progress to as far as...
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    It really all depends on what your other...

    It really all depends on what your other obligations are; a 2-hour drive in addition to the 2 hrs. you spend at the barn for a 1-hr. ride totals 4 hrs. I drive 1/2 hr. each way, and my non-horsey...
  10. Oooh, I'm a dressing-room-hook geek to say the...

    Oooh, I'm a dressing-room-hook geek to say the least. There are nice chrome double hooks that you can find in the hardware department of Home Depot or Target (I think they are called "robe" hooks). ...
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    Mountain Horse Winter Pants

    Dover has 2 styles of winter riding pants where the description sounds the same but the price is very different. Does anybody know what the difference is? If you have either of them, how did you...
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    It's not climbing out of the 20's here today,and...

    It's not climbing out of the 20's here today,and it's super-windy. Luckily we have an indoor, and the lack of wind makes it totally tolerable. While riding this morning I wore my old (1980's)...
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    Fourmares, we used to have that class at our 4-H...

    Fourmares, we used to have that class at our 4-H gymkhana shows back in the day! Today everything is so "safe", they took out all of the fun! These kids don't know what they're missing!
  14. Have you plugged in your water tank heater...

    Have you plugged in your water tank heater already this fall? If he stopped drinking and the frantic-ness happened around the same time, he could've gotten shocked. Just a thought.
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    Buying used trailer that has a lien

    I am looking at a used trailer being sold by a private party. The owner still owes money on it (lien). How do I get clear title if he can't pay off the lien/loan until I give him the money? What's...
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    We started our mare on it about 3 weeks ago. We...

    We started our mare on it about 3 weeks ago. We saw a difference within days. Her crabbiness and opinionated reactions under saddle lessened dramatically. On the ground she was patient and...
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    Thanks for all of the ideas. However... just as...

    Thanks for all of the ideas. However... just as we were about to start accommodating her with daytime turnout, surprize! Last night she stayed out calmly all night. I guess she didn't like...
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    Mare is NOT LIKING night turnout

    Moved to a new barn 4 days ago. The horses there have been on night turnout since early summer. My mare is having none of it. She's goes out around 5:30 and is fine till 8:30pm, then starts...
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    Breakaway Halters

    I am a fan of leather-crown nylon breakaway halters. But I also have one that has a leather "fuse" where the buckle attaches, instead of the leather crown. First question: does this type break...
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    Thanks so far, everyone. Guilherme, LoriB was...

    Thanks so far, everyone. Guilherme, LoriB was correct, I was just using the $30k as an example. The horse is $5k to purchase, and before I returned him the seller did offer to reduce the price in...
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    Leasing a horse that failed the vet check

    Found an excellent horse, took him on trial, and he failed the vet check. No lameness during the trail period of 1 week. But at the vet check, he flexed positive in left ankle, so vet xrayed that...
  22. I've used Blue Seal for 5 years, and the boys...

    I've used Blue Seal for 5 years, and the boys look great. One was on the low carb and did very well. I really like the hoof supplement Winning Touch EZ Hoof, which has alot of other vitamins in it...
  23. My current boarding has automatic (battery)...

    My current boarding has automatic (battery) dispensers in each stall. I hate it. The smell of pesticide makes me feel like I'm being poisoned! I am not chemically-sensitive, but I can't imagine...
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    I use a 5-gal bucket and it doesn't fly off...

    I use a 5-gal bucket and it doesn't fly off because it's deep.
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    I was taught to use the bucket by an old farmer. ...

    I was taught to use the bucket by an old farmer. Put the plug/cord up over the crank handle and let it hang downward, then cover with a bucket. No rain can get inside the plug. I don't put a...
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