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    CS For me, I look for a heavier quality...

    CS

    For me, I look for a heavier quality biothane bridle that feels a bit more like leather. I look for smooth edges (look at the where the padding ends on the crown on the first harness below vs...
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    That looks better. Nice Pony.

    That looks better.

    Nice Pony.
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    Pony is looking good, but you need to do a bit...

    Pony is looking good, but you need to do a bit more adjusting on the harness.

    The breeching is very loose and you may want to bring the breastcollar up a hole also. Don't want to be high enough...
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    one trick for brass polishing is to wrap the...

    one trick for brass polishing is to wrap the leather/ beta beneath with saran type wrap to keep the polish off it

    q-tips are your friends for inside the leather foldover on buckles

    best of luck...
  5. treed vs non-treed saddles I have a beautiful...

    treed vs non-treed saddles

    I have a beautiful NON treed saddle for my round backed draftX

    but if you look at the underneath of this saddle you would not guess it is non treed - it has a clear...
  6. You do not want the saddle up on the withers...

    You do not want the saddle up on the withers
    Imagine a riding saddle in that position - would not be good for the horse
    same thing with the driving saddle

    you may need for her a LONGER girth to...
  7. Overall the harness just looks a bit too large...

    Overall the harness just looks a bit too large for the horse. It looks like you have many of the straps buckled up pretty far and it's just off fitting.

    The breeching seems to be the right...
  8. nice mothers day present looks like a fun day...

    nice mothers day present

    looks like a fun day was had by all - including Firefly

    Im so glad for you that everything worked out with your surgery and you are recovering your life again

    and...
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    great video and a great start for what looks like...

    great video and a great start for what looks like a very nice pony

    keep on keeping on and enjoy it!
  10. Hooray for you and Firefly Congrats on your...

    Hooray for you and Firefly

    Congrats on your first show and what a great result - you all had fun (except for the horse bath part :lol:)
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    We started out with the standard Tigger and...

    We started out with the standard

    Tigger and Stripe

    Moved on to

    Ivy-pie and Jess-a-minit

    then
  12. For a barn name I was going to suggest Arthur...

    For a barn name I was going to suggest Arthur from the Once and Future King

    but I looked it up and it's Wart so I guess that won't work.

    You could use Dragon from Uther Pendragon
  13. we have made the decision that we wont look at...

    we have made the decision that we wont look at kittens as they are easier to adopt
    our newest boys are 3 and 7
    the 7yo spent time on the streets and then a couple YEARSin the shelter - don't know...
  14. we use a weight distributing hitch it is a bit...

    we use a weight distributing hitch
    it is a bit different than the one you show but the principle is the same

    I would not be happy AT ALL with the hitch ball tilted like that

    looks to me like...
  15. WoW good for you and the boyz

    WoW good for you and the boyz
  16. if you cant touch the hot oil it is too hot and...

    if you cant touch the hot oil it is too hot and will COOK the leather

    what we like is to wash the leather first with warm water containing a large squirt of dish detergent and a handful of baking...
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    serious question here If you use the feed thru...

    serious question here
    If you use the feed thru like Solitude
    does that negate or kill off the fly predators?? Since the Solitude kills the flies and will be in the manure pile that you put the...
  18. OK... so is that a gaited horse? Paso?

    OK... so is that a gaited horse? Paso?
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    I'm from NJ and can tell you, while the law is...

    I'm from NJ and can tell you, while the law is helpful in some areas, not in all.

    First they also created signs to be posted re the 25 mph near horses and stop if signaled by the rider. However,...
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    OK - bad knees, bad hips I cannot get into...

    OK - bad knees, bad hips

    I cannot get into most of the front entry - wooden wheel - 2wheel carts
    the step is just too high and makes it precarious for me

    I have had the Marathon Cart...
  21. I realize it isn't always easy to find a...

    I realize it isn't always easy to find a navigator, but it is well worth the effort to find a 'team member' rather than a warm body to hold the green card.

    A good navigator helps balance the cart,...
  22. for the carriage driving list (CD-L) go here ...

    for the carriage driving list (CD-L)
    go here

    Need help? Go here:
    > http://www.trot-on.com/CDLhelp.html

    you have to sign up and it could take up to a day to complete

    good place to post...
  23. Don't expect the show organizers to provide you...

    Don't expect the show organizers to provide you with a navigator

    they have enough to do and are looking for themselves for volunteers

    and it "could' add to the shows liability if they provide...
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    We did not have THIS cart - but we did put this...

    We did not have THIS cart - but we did put this type wheels onto a Frontier type EZ entry cart

    at that point you depend entirely on the wimpy coil spring "suspension" to take up the jolts of the...
  25. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and...

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and strong positive energy to support you going forward.
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