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  1. I love plaited reins! I would still use them if I...

    I love plaited reins! I would still use them if I could find a pair made out of decent leather and not made in a ridiculously long 'western hunter pleasure' length.
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    I think that doing some trail rides and gradually...

    I think that doing some trail rides and gradually building up the time you are out and the speed that you go is a good general way to start. If you come from an eventing background, a horse that is...
  3. I have two Hunterdons, I had them reflocked and...

    I have two Hunterdons, I had them reflocked and had a little padding added to the seats. I only ride in them as a last resort, boy it's still like sitting on a fence board with stirrups. It must be a...
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    I have three kids that ride. I taught them...

    I have three kids that ride. I taught them occasional lead line lessons starting at age 3 or 4. They are too small to to much at that age, it really didn't do anything for them, it more just helped...
  5. Yes, I've been wondering about this conflict....

    Yes, I've been wondering about this conflict. It's definitely going to be a busy weekend in Lexington! Honestly, I don't know how the city is going to house the spectators for the Breeders Cup alone....
  6. Other kids sports clubs seem to take the...

    Other kids sports clubs seem to take the sanctioning of kids who break rules as standard thing. Usually it is a suspension of competition privileges. I also think it would be pretty far fetched for...
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    There are several wax based products out there...

    There are several wax based products out there that are very useful for situations like yours involving slippery saddle flaps or slippery new boots. They do not hurt the leather and can be used...
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    Another thought: if the animal has food and water...

    Another thought: if the animal has food and water and shelter, I don't know what the animal control officer can do. I don't know if they will intervene before something bad happens, even if the only...
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    I also don't think it is a good value for all the...

    I also don't think it is a good value for all the reasons mentioned. I have three kids that ride and there's no way they have ever needed a new saddle every year. Every once in a while there is a...
  10. I agree with Lucassb, the risk just isn't worth...

    I agree with Lucassb, the risk just isn't worth it. There's a lot of potential for things to go seriously wrong with trailering--you take two large pieces of equipment (trailer and tow vehicle), add...
  11. Our area is considerably milder than yours, but...

    Our area is considerably milder than yours, but the electric savings is still respectable. A rough max estimate would be $100 a month in the winter to run 9 Nelson waterers. The electric bill is...
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    I would bet that if you just ignored the dogs...

    I would bet that if you just ignored the dogs next door, your livestock would acclimate to the barking and fence rushing and the dogs next door would also eventually find the goats and horses less...
  13. We use a combination of sheep, weedeating and...

    We use a combination of sheep, weedeating and herbicides. Weedeating is time consuming and not the most pleasant work, and if I didn't have workers to do it I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be out there...
  14. Thread: Studded Shoes

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    I think that's a lot of work for daily riding to...

    I think that's a lot of work for daily riding to be putting studs on so frequently. They are a pain. What about smaller (permanent) drive in studs or perhaps even borium for wetter parts of the year?...
  15. That's definitely not right! I would be...

    That's definitely not right! I would be uncomfortable buying from a rep that thought that this was ok. Some rock is tolerable, it's definitely better than bridging, but definitely not that much, and...
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    Oh, that's too bad :(. But seriously, if you are...

    Oh, that's too bad :(. But seriously, if you are in the same situation again, just do the tape and a sharpie, no one will care or even notice. Also, KBC will do halters and nameplates while you wait,...
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    As others have said, yes, Pony Club is still out...

    As others have said, yes, Pony Club is still out there and going strong. I compete in the hunters and jumpers, but my three kids primarily do Pony Club. Pony Club has a much stronger emphasis on...
  18. Thanks Dewey, I think that will be the most...

    Thanks Dewey, I think that will be the most reasonable solution. Don't worry, customs are definitely NOT on the table as an option!

    Toaster, I had that same thought, but he has wide feet, even the...
  19. This is a very timely thread for me. I have a 10...

    This is a very timely thread for me. I have a 10 year old son who is riding a large pony and a small horse. He is very tall for his age and when on a horse looks older than he is. He is outgrowing...
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    Good ponies are worth their weight in gold. If...

    Good ponies are worth their weight in gold. If someone is giving one of these creatures away, like it or not they are entitled to do it on their terms and if you are taking one of these ponies you...
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    When I had my twin boys a few years ago there...

    When I had my twin boys a few years ago there were quite a few people who thought I would leave horses and riding in the past. It certainly hasn't worked out that way. I had one more son 18 months...
  22. There's nothing wrong with tamping the dirt back...

    There's nothing wrong with tamping the dirt back in holes except that it is a heck of a lot of work so I was guessing that pouring concrete seems easier to our OP? But wood fenceposts (even the...
  23. I would definitely contract a professional to...

    I would definitely contract a professional to drive the posts. Driving the posts does stress the top end of the post, but after you nail the boards on you will be sawing the top off anyway to make it...
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    A lot of parents these days are struggling to...

    A lot of parents these days are struggling to work f/t jobs, clean the house and get to the grocery store, AND feeling guilty about it so also trying to be "perfect" parents who take their little...
  25. I don't think there is a magic age. It depends on...

    I don't think there is a magic age. It depends on the health, vigor and fertility of the mare. If a mare is having trouble getting in foal, for most mares it isn't worth the risk/expense to continue....
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