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    Ahh the Polish driving ponies. Love the thrill...

    Ahh the Polish driving ponies. Love the thrill of watching new ponies come around.

    We started another pair recently. It has been a fun experience. I have my old steady mare that we can hook to...
  2. Thread: RIP Phoenix

    by LostFarmer
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    Wow I am off this board for a bit and return to...

    Wow I am off this board for a bit and return to this news. So sorry for your loss. The good ones always die before their time.
  3. Thread: Pair carts?

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    Please tell the amish that a forecart is a waste...

    Please tell the amish that a forecart is a waste and not practical.
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    We are staying busy with teams. The boys have a...

    We are staying busy with teams. The boys have a list of people wanting them to start ponies. We have found that ponies broke by kids tend to be better kids ponies than those broke by adults.
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    Wow lots of old names here. I hadn't checked in...

    Wow lots of old names here. I hadn't checked in for several weeks and then it is just a quick peek. Life is busy as usual. Broke a team of ponies for a lady and then she wanted them sold. The...
  6. Personally I like the swedish rump bells the...

    Personally I like the swedish rump bells the best. They have more of a chime sound than the ring. I only use 2 bells on each horse to have the ring but less twitching.
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    Goodhors is right on. I have used some...

    Goodhors is right on. I have used some foxtrotters in harness and on a lightweight buggy with 2 people the team did great. any more weight and they quit gaiting. The pair I started were 3 and 4...
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    No my wife doesn't steal my horses but my kids...

    No my wife doesn't steal my horses but my kids do. I have had 3 teams and the kids end up with each team. ;)
  9. Funny story... My horse trainer neighbor had been...

    Funny story... My horse trainer neighbor had been after me for over a year to let her try my little mare over fences. Cricket is a 13.2 h pony and is a great driving pony for kids. I finally let...
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    I figure any two horses can be driven together. ...

    I figure any two horses can be driven together. But only a few make a team. But to play with hook them up and go. LF
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    Loaded question for sure. There is no real...

    Loaded question for sure. There is no real answer other than it depends. I have a team of mares that after 3 weeks my 10 and 12 year old boys could hitch and drive on their own. I have a welsh...
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    We are wintering well. Never one to miss many...

    We are wintering well. Never one to miss many meals and Mrs. Lost is a pretty fair hand in the kitchen. We start horse pulling this weekend. Sleigh rides for Winterfest in Rexburg. Basically...
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    Good to hear you hooked again. We started...

    Good to hear you hooked again. We started feeding on Nov. 21 with a team and have not missed a day since. Mostly the shires and the greys and paints once in awhile. I am not sure I know how to get...
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    I have a team of grey welsh ponies that are in...

    I have a team of grey welsh ponies that are in the 11.2-11.3 range. Good little guys and honest. One has fancy pants papers (like it matters with a gelding) and the other is just a pony of welsh...
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    Yes, I have seen horses this broke. I have a...

    Yes, I have seen horses this broke. I have a team I harness then send to the sleigh and they walk out and to their spot and wait for me to hitch up. They do the same thing the same way for 120 days...
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    I would say welshxQH I have 4 of them at my place...

    I would say welshxQH I have 4 of them at my place and this one would match right up. Love that 13-14 hand power house of a pony.
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    There are as many ways to run the lines on a...

    There are as many ways to run the lines on a multiple hitch as there are ways to hitch. There are jockey sticks and buck back ropes as 2 examples of ways to tie them in. In a 4 abreast I have seen...
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    Pack a lunch and take a book, then take horse out...

    Pack a lunch and take a book, then take horse out for a ride. Tie up near a trail that will have many people pass by. Sit down read your book, have lunch, read the rest of the book then ride home. ...
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    I have never used one but I saw one in action one...

    I have never used one but I saw one in action one time on a rank mule that had learned to run. He learned whoa quick.

    I think it was more like Sporty said. When you have work to do and unbroke...
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    A cool feel good racing story

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=12224864
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    I think all horses should be started in an open...

    I think all horses should be started in an open bridle. I want the horse to know what is going on around them. I want them to see the world. That said I am convinced that most horses eventually...
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    No most of you are twice as knowledgeable as LF. ...

    No most of you are twice as knowledgeable as LF. I learn by doing and doing 5-7 times a week but i don't know much. I had a CDE Driver around and got schooled in a manner of minutes. Anyone can...
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    WOW! I have been off CoTH for a bit and come...

    WOW! I have been off CoTH for a bit and come back to this. There is a huge difference between those that work horses, those that train horses, and those the use horses. I know that sound silly but...
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    Looks like you had fun as you finished the trip. ...

    Looks like you had fun as you finished the trip. You could have used more flattering photos of the farmer. :winkgrin:

    ETA: Any of you that are visiting Yellowstone remember we are in Driggs on...
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    What about cross country and the "unnecessary"...

    What about cross country and the "unnecessary" risks being taken. Be careful how far you all climb out on this slippery slope. LF
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