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    My 3/4 ton Suburban has three rows of seats and...

    My 3/4 ton Suburban has three rows of seats and tows almost 12k. Because it's 4WD it's a little lower, I think 11k. It came with a factory installed hitch rated at 12k. I towed a steel four horse...
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    You can get a used van a lot cheaper than that. ...

    You can get a used van a lot cheaper than that. Check out Frank Dibella's website:

    http://www.frankdibella.com/

    I love to go to his site and just drool. Sigh.
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    Way back in the 80s, when I was eventing in Area...

    Way back in the 80s, when I was eventing in Area 1, there was someone with a big U-Haul truck he had converted for horses. Put a fold up ramp on the back, and he put at least 3 horses in it. It was...
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    Thank you! It has torsion axles, no leaf...

    Thank you! It has torsion axles, no leaf springs. Does this make the axle more vulnerable to being bent? We did hit a giant pothole at highway speed before the wheel went the first time. We drive...
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    Is my trailer dead?

    I have a 1984 Rice trailer that I love. A year and a half ago I took it to a highly recommended place to have the bearings checked and packed. The idiots took off one wheel and called me to say...
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    I use string girths on our round ponies because...

    I use string girths on our round ponies because they help keep the saddle from slipping. They're also great for preventing girth galls. And you can throw them in the washing machine! I just wish...
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    I built my own stalls. Used 2x6 lumber for the...

    I built my own stalls. Used 2x6 lumber for the walls, up to about 4 feet, then topped with metal conduit bars. You have to drill holes in the top board, and drill holes in another board for the top...
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    Leadline/Companion pony SENH

    Looking to place our POA mare in a free lease home. 28 years old, 13.3 hands, gray varnish roan. Been there, done that, but now has a heart arrhythmia and should not be working. Can tote small...
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    Free lease TB SENH

    Looking to place my TB gelding in a free lease home as soon as possible. 20 year old 16.1 hand, chestnut with chrome, solid build, nice mover, sound. Has schooled 2nd level dressage, evented...
  10. http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Reese_High_P...

    http://www.reese-hitches.com/products/Reese_High_Performance_Trunnion_Weight_Distributing_Hitch__1_200_lbs_,66022

    I've used a Reese weight distributing hitch for almost 30 years. (Not the same...
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    Elderly pony - Arrhythmia

    Vet was out yesterday to do spring exams and shots. We have a lovely POA pony, been in our family for 10 years, who is probably 26 or 27 this year. Sassy has always been willing to do just about...
  12. Grooming kit = soft curry (rubber mitt or jelly...

    Grooming kit = soft curry (rubber mitt or jelly scrubber,) hoof pick w/brush, metal curry (for cleaning brushes,) stiff brush (prefer rice root,) medium brush (mixed natural fibers,) body brush (soft...
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    I hang mine this way, it shows off the brass...

    I hang mine this way, it shows off the brass nameplate too. I also put the leadropes up in a cavalry knot.
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    I just switched to Poulin because my feed dealer...

    I just switched to Poulin because my feed dealer told me Blue Seal (which I had been feeding for almost 40 years) was going to eliminate their lower end feeds. I had been feeding Strider (11%...
  15. We just got a Weatherbeeta with stars all over it...

    We just got a Weatherbeeta with stars all over it from Dover's for our burro, size 57. I know they have other sizes, we got a paintball version last year in size 66 for a pony. They fit well, not...
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    I've seen this so many times. Horse people who...

    I've seen this so many times. Horse people who smoke and seem to think it's okay to smoke in the barn. Why? (That's a rhetorical question, and it applies to so many things in the above sentence.) ...
  17. Carhart type suit. Tan twill material with heavy...

    Carhart type suit. Tan twill material with heavy quilted lining and polyfill. That's the top layer. During the recent cold spell we had here, well below zero, I wore the following under it: cotton...
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    I put down four stall mats for my 2 horse trailer...

    I put down four stall mats for my 2 horse trailer to sit on. This was after we had to replace all the brake lines in my Suburban (which had been parked on dirt) due to corrosion. Suburban now parks...
  19. Use your mirrors. Do not turn your head. For...

    Use your mirrors. Do not turn your head. For short trailers, put your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and just move it a tiny bit in the opposite direction from the way you want the...
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    I'm happy to email pictures, but can't attach...

    I'm happy to email pictures, but can't attach them here.
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    His Jockey Club name is Number Two Hammer. He...

    His Jockey Club name is Number Two Hammer. He came off Suffolk Downs 6 years ago.
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    I still have a box of physical books, so yes. ...

    I still have a box of physical books, so yes. Send me a pm and I will give you further instructions. :D
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    Just wanted to update. Hammy has put on a ton of...

    Just wanted to update. Hammy has put on a ton of weight. We didn't do anything with him all summer, then just as we were considering doing something, he managed to hurt himself in the pasture. We...
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    TB Gelding, NH, free lease

    Spud, 16.1 hand 19 year old chestnut TB gelding. Off the track 9 years. Pony Clubbed to C-2, evented beginner novice, hunter paced, trail ridden, schooled 2nd level dressage. Built like a...
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