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  1. Networking through horse professionals is a good...

    Networking through horse professionals is a good idea. I board one horse so that mine has a buddy. My insurance agent said it was ok as long as she just paid for "costs", and I wasn't profiting.
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  2. Thread: Toyota Tundra

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    Totally true! Definitely nice to have if you're...

    Totally true! Definitely nice to have if you're shopping and find one with those features for the same price. That's how it was when I was looking-part of the tow package for most but not all of...
  3. I do it, at least once a week (mostly for my...

    I do it, at least once a week (mostly for my mental health), and more if I can. There is an arena that just hosts events and open riding 2 miles away. They allow us to reserve it for a private at...
  4. Thread: Toyota Tundra

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    Did we already mention tow mirrors? And does the...

    Did we already mention tow mirrors? And does the one you looked at have the backup camera?
  5. Yes, depending on the horse and slick factor. At...

    Yes, depending on the horse and slick factor. At 45, deep snow is getting heavy and plowed areas might be slippery. In dry, cold, fluffy snow over solid ground I will even trot. Not a whole lot of...
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    Um, the only reason I can't show you a 4Runner...

    Um, the only reason I can't show you a 4Runner accident is because my husband has had professional driver training and there was no oncoming traffic. Agreed, the trailer was not a Brenderup, it was...
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    A late model Sequoia is more similar to a Tundra...

    A late model Sequoia is more similar to a Tundra than it is to the 4Runner. Love Sequoias. I couldn't justify the expense vs a Tundra for my situation.... For the OP, saying the Sequoia tows well...
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    Nope. Had a 4Runner, and the problem with towing...

    Nope. Had a 4Runner, and the problem with towing is not all about the engine. The suspension and vehicle weight are not safe. I towed one mile on flat, rural, dry roads several times and could do...
  9. Thread: Toyota Tundra

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    The 5.7 engine is a must for towing. As for air...

    The 5.7 engine is a must for towing. As for air bags added to the suspension, I found this link:

    http://riderite.com/benefits-of-air-springs

    And

    Www.airliftcompany.com

    Mine are the...
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    Yup, and my trainer found her for me. Ugly is...

    Yup, and my trainer found her for me. Ugly is too strong, but she is not fancy. She has an amazing brain, keeps me safe, and is competitive at lower levels locally. I had very fancy, and was either...
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    I found a tiny bit of improvement with jointed...

    I found a tiny bit of improvement with jointed stirrups (like you, pain on outside of knees), but got desperate and went to a physical therapist. Exercises to strengthen my hips and the muscle on the...
  12. Thread: Toyota Tundra

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    My husband's Tundra has 160k miles, with no...

    My husband's Tundra has 160k miles, with no service issues. We are in the land of heavy duty residential construction, and Tundras are now the truck of choice.
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    2010 5.7l Tundra here...must have factory tow....

    2010 5.7l Tundra here...must have factory tow. Tow mirrors and digital tow brake controller are nice to have, and can be added later.

    I added rear air bags to the suspension after purchase-- I...
  14. For those who know Papillons, do you happen to...

    For those who know Papillons, do you happen to know any breeders that emphasize the Phalene? I've been researching but haven't come across any. Do you just have to wait until a breeder ends up with...
  15. Had a 4Runner and had to trade for a Tundra. ...

    Had a 4Runner and had to trade for a Tundra. 4Runner didn't have adequate suspension for tongue weight for the horse trailer (2h bp). And my husband nearly got in a terrible accident towning a light...
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    Have them on a Toyota Tundra for towing my 2h and...

    Have them on a Toyota Tundra for towing my 2h and love them. But the Tundra is a lighter truck than the 2500 and while it has a good tow capacity weight wise, they gave it a softer suspension for a...
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    Stephany Fish meets your criteria, but again- not...

    Stephany Fish meets your criteria, but again- not sure about travel costs. Has Bronze & Silver medals, working on Gold. Great with AA riders and off breeds- provides positive atmosphere, and unique...
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    This has worked for me...

    This has worked for me http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003SG5KF8/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1444414677&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=saddle+stool&dpPl=1&dpID=41LyQfXs8gL&ref=plSrch

    The balance...
  19. Partially because of advice on this board, hubs...

    Partially because of advice on this board, hubs and I have recently transitioned away from 100% combined to his/hers/ours. The contributions are based on % of income to expenses. Wish we had done...
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    Thanks guys - great ideas!

    Thanks guys - great ideas!
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    My Dansko days are over....

    What do you like as barn shoes? For years, I have retired my no longer town approproate Danskos (professionals/ closed back style) to muck shoes. Loose ankles are telling me this isn't going to...
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    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the...

    Be sure to ride in both, as the feel for the rider is very different. The Isabel tipped my pelvis forward too much, for whatever reason. The more open seat of the Pro worked better for my situation....
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    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many...

    How much would option 2 save in taxes/how many years until you break even on the extra cost?

    Depending on your layout and weather patterns, the horses might get more bang for your buck with option...
  24. Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her...

    Horse: Moppet. No idea why, it just suits her cute silly face.

    Dog 1: Queen Bee. Because at 14, she still rules the roost and has since day 1.

    Dog 2: moxie-woxy

    Dog 3: kaylee-bird. Her...
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    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry...

    We have 2 horses on 4.5 acres plus a .5 acre dry lot. Very dry climate. I started with a 3 bin system per O2 compost. Horses are turned out full time Sept-March, and strictly managed the rest of the...
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