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  1. State Farm for everything. My agent is great.

    State Farm for everything. My agent is great.
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    I have an emergency fund always growing in a...

    I have an emergency fund always growing in a separate account. I used to have the worlds most accident prone gelding and learned the wisdom of a vet account from him.
  3. When I got my flu shot the pharmacist felt my arm...

    When I got my flu shot the pharmacist felt my arm and said "whoa! You must do weight training". I told him no, that I just clean stalls and move hay bales.
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    And will get on the trailer, every single time,...

    And will get on the trailer, every single time, without giving me grief.
  5. Get a tractor. I use mine every day. I use a...

    Get a tractor. I use mine every day. I use a dumpster for my manure disposal and can't lift the muck buckets high enough to dump them, so I use my tractor for that. I do all of my snow removal...
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    I had one who was obnoxious about turning him...

    I had one who was obnoxious about turning him out. I started taking a couple of carrots and breaking them up into pieces then dropping them on the ground after we walked through. He would stand and...
  7. Thread: Rail Shirt

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    I showed a bay at APHA shows and always wore...

    I showed a bay at APHA shows and always wore black chaps, black hat, and red rail shirts and jackets. I think red is stunning on a bay, but really most saturated colors can work. Think saturated...
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    In the dead of winter I don't have much of a...

    In the dead of winter I don't have much of a spark, either! Plus, I don't really enjoy riding someone else's horse, and that would put a damper on my enthusiasm, too. If you went home and it was...
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    Thanks for this. Lovely. Almost makes me like...

    Thanks for this. Lovely. Almost makes me like snow...almost.
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    Wow. Guilherme, that's a whole new world.

    Wow. Guilherme, that's a whole new world.
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    The first year I was here I would use a long hose...

    The first year I was here I would use a long hose and then drain it -- all winter long. After that miserable winter I had an additional frost free hydrant installed next to the big turnout and use...
  12. Horse keeping in the winter is the pits. There's...

    Horse keeping in the winter is the pits. There's no way around it, but it does sound like you've got a lot to deal with.

    This time of year I'm usually searching out of state real estate ads! But...
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    RanchRider, I've used that same technique and...

    RanchRider, I've used that same technique and seen it work. In my experience, with my horse who was very smart and a bit stubborn, it only took one serious session and then a couple of refreshers...
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    I have a big light on the outside of the barn,...

    I have a big light on the outside of the barn, over the sliding double doors, that's on a motion sensor. It's great because I can turn on the lights that flood my back yard in the house as I'm...
  15. Thread: Akitas??

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    I have a friend who has two Akitas. He had one...

    I have a friend who has two Akitas. He had one when he married his wife, and after his dog basically ignored her, and hurt her feelings, they got a second one that was "her" dog. Both dogs are...
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    I am going on a pack trip with an outfitter in...

    I am going on a pack trip with an outfitter in Durango. They are Over the Hill outfitters. A friend organized a trip for eight ladies; none of us have used them before but they come highly...
  17. I traded in my Kubota tractor for a John Deere. ...

    I traded in my Kubota tractor for a John Deere. Merry Christmas to me.

    I loved my Kubota, but the dealers here are not that great. I'm single, and totally NOT mechanical, so rely on the dealer...
  18. When I had my barn built I didn't have an...

    When I had my barn built I didn't have an overhang over the stalls on the west side. It only took one winter for me to realize that was a mistake. I called the builder (MD Barnmaster in my case)...
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    I loved it. I'm an avid trail rider, but some of...

    I loved it. I'm an avid trail rider, but some of the places they rode gave me sweaty palms! Those guys clearly came to love their horses.
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    My barn has concrete in the 16 foot aisle and in...

    My barn has concrete in the 16 foot aisle and in the tack room and grooming stall which are opposite each other on the north end (picture a "T") with packed gravel in the four stalls, mats laid over...
  21. jawa, sent you a PM.

    jawa, sent you a PM.
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    I wear sweats, with long underwear when it's...

    I wear sweats, with long underwear when it's below 20 degrees, and switch to insulated ski pants over long johns when I have to be out for a long time...more than the normal 30 minutes it takes me to...
  23. DoubleDown, just sent you a PM.

    DoubleDown, just sent you a PM.
  24. I have an Md Barnmaster barn. It's six stalls...

    I have an Md Barnmaster barn. It's six stalls with a 16 foot aisle. Three stalls for horses, one is the tack room, one a wash stall and the other for hay. I also had them put up a 12 by16 hay...
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    What's in style is totally dependent on what type...

    What's in style is totally dependent on what type of "western" you will be doing. At QH or Paint shows what you wear will be different than open shows or Arab shows, for example. Reining? Cattle...
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