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  1. What a fun, sporty looking mare she is! In the...

    What a fun, sporty looking mare she is! In the first video, I had trouble getting past the short sleeves and leaves on the trees! But then I noticed how nicely you are riding her and watched the...
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    I'm on my second trailer with an aluminum floor. ...

    I'm on my second trailer with an aluminum floor. I have not added a spray in liner, there are rubber mats on the floors.

    My first was heavily used for years, it was a 1996 Sooner and I sold it...
  3. I have a couple of the winter toasties, and while...

    I have a couple of the winter toasties, and while they were warm, they did not hold up well. The inner thighs on one pair was see through, so I tossed those (see through and toasty rarely go...
  4. I wanted to want a Deere, but then I went and...

    I wanted to want a Deere, but then I went and drove one. Most uncomfortable 10 minutes driving a tractor ever. Even with the seat adjusted forward, I could still barely reach the pedals. I quickly...
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    You should do a PPE, he is too old to insure, so...

    You should do a PPE, he is too old to insure, so anything that requires diagnostics will be 100% out of pocket.

    I have not ever done a PPE, but I tend to buy yearlings, I almost did one on my...
  6. I like Drs. Nolan or Anikis at Piedmont Equine...

    I like Drs. Nolan or Anikis at Piedmont Equine Practice. I know most of the vets there and all are good, but those two are the ones I go to for sport horse lameness stuff.

    I'm not sure how...
  7. Poll: The problem with everyone being all secret and...

    The problem with everyone being all secret and hush hush about purchase prices is that it makes fraud so much easier. Throw out the ends of the distribution as outliers, and you should get to a...
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    I saw several of them being ridden while being...

    I saw several of them being ridden while being filmed by USEF. What I saw, I liked.

    One thing I noticed, most of the mediums in 2nd level were on 3/4 diagonal, from a corner letter to the...
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    High definition, high speed photography and video...

    High definition, high speed photography and video are to blame, IMO.

    When the old dead guys were alive & training, they were documented with terrible quality video and photographs, and those are...
  10. I know you are talking about CDLs, but there is...

    I know you are talking about CDLs, but there is also the USDOT # question.

    At least in MD, according to the Equiery article,

    "GCVW of 10,001 or more must display U.S. DOT Number
    If...
  11. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  12. Legalities of hauling - Has COTH done articles on this?

    http://instrideedition.com/2014/09/are-you-legal-transporting-horses-across-state-lines/

    This article makes it look like there is an expected rise in ticketing to horse trailer haulers, at least...
  13. If you did it yourself, renting the equipment,...

    If you did it yourself, renting the equipment, around here, you'd be close to $1000 in supplies and equipment rental, add in the aggravation factor, aka time and manual labor, or breaking through the...
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    Well done, and thank you for adding your scores...

    Well done, and thank you for adding your scores and the coments.
  15. At some point in life, everyone comes across the...

    At some point in life, everyone comes across the horse that is too much for them, at that point in time.

    Even the professionals usually have someone else to call in when a horse is not working...
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    Since I have a talent for wearing out boots...I...

    Since I have a talent for wearing out boots...I am going through a number of brands to find that lasts well, fits great nirvana.

    I am just eh about the Mundial. But I only have a pair of paddock...
  17. Not that many. Less than 10 as a child. ...

    Not that many.

    Less than 10 as a child.

    Maybe 30ish as an adult, and if you take out the one or two lessons or trail rides on other people's horses, that drops down to 15 or so.

    My ride...
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    Over the years, since 1989 when I bought my first...

    Over the years, since 1989 when I bought my first horse as an adult.

    1. OTTB, bay gelding, 4 in 1989, $950 including delivery. did everything for 24 years.
    2. TB chestnut mare, yearling in 1993...
  19. For context, I am not a pro, just an amateur who...

    For context, I am not a pro, just an amateur who rides on average, 9-10 rides a week. For lessons, shows and clinics I use nicer boots.

    I blow through boots pretty fast. They aways start...
  20. Poll: I didn't vote, because the options make it sound...

    I didn't vote, because the options make it sound like the barn vet is mandatory.

    I have a 7 stall barn, but only keep 6 horses. 2-3 are usually boarders. I do have my vet practice and my...
  21. For lessons that are 10 minutes down the road,...

    For lessons that are 10 minutes down the road, the lessons are about 45 minutes each, if I take two horses, there is a lesson in between my two, so it is about 3 hours. When the lesson is an hour...
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    That was only the final few in the main stadium....

    That was only the final few in the main stadium. There was a XC course. I have a few pics and my husband has a few video clips...I think it is Clark going through the Rolex water complex.

    It...
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    I'm here at Aachen, well, across the border in...

    I'm here at Aachen, well, across the border in the Netherlands tonight, but the Germans have superb horses, an excellent training and education system, attention to detail is everywhere, and an...
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    Stalls that have gaps in the mats are a royal...

    Stalls that have gaps in the mats are a royal PITA to clean IMO. So a 10x12 stall will take 5 mats, and yes a 12x12 is 6. Stone dust isn't cheap, but I will say if you have some extra stalls, the...
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    I recently got a pair of Konigs. I did the same...

    I recently got a pair of Konigs. I did the same with them as I have done with my Dehners. Condition the inside with Vogel's boot cream (I will cry when my last bit is gone, they don't seem to make...
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