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    I'll weigh in with the trailer being a stock...

    I'll weigh in with the trailer being a stock trailer. That's what comes to mind with a novice horse person describing a horse trailer as "open" when they're unfamiliar with the standard terminology. ...
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    Wait...what? You mean after the whole giveaway...

    Wait...what? You mean after the whole giveaway went down you didn't alert the BO that the pony was a no-go?? In those 7 hours of driving you didn't call, text, nothing? Not even a note left on the...
  3. Quote:Vet diagnoses broken tooth before even...

    Quote:Vet diagnoses broken tooth before even looking at him. Sure enough, his right upper 5 is broken in half.*End Quote

    One tooth. Not five. Singular, not plural.

    Agree with Sister7. Laying a...
  4. Thread: Sleigh Ride

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    Sleigh Ride

    Winter sleigh ride

    I love this video. It was filmed by one of our own COTHers, and has become a Christmas tradition for me to play it when I'm hoping for a white Christmas. :)
  5. I hoped you stopped by after your farrier left to...

    I hoped you stopped by after your farrier left to thank the young gentlemen. They were very considerate in promptly honoring your request - and that deserves a thank you anytime in my estimation.
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    No, hoof boots will make the problem worse,...

    No, hoof boots will make the problem worse, unless you use the classic easyboot and have them drilled for studs.

    Your farrier isn't being honest with you. Yes, sometimes different shoes will help...
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    What kind of tablet do you have? An android, or...

    What kind of tablet do you have? An android, or an Apple? Since you'll want to sync the two....it should make your choice easier.
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    Yes. Somebody has to pay for the "convenience"....

    Yes. Somebody has to pay for the "convenience". :)

    OP - call your electric company back and see if there is any fee on an automatic monthly payment. Generally, there is not because the electric...
  9. OMG!!! The original is the Funniest Thread EVER....

    OMG!!! The original is the Funniest Thread EVER. The post "we are now the laughing stock of the entire internet" was priceless! Just priceless!
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    I know of a local cattle rancher who got a donkey...

    I know of a local cattle rancher who got a donkey to help protect his newborn calves from coyotes. He ended up having to keep the donkey separate from the herd to protect the calves from the donkey's...
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    I think it's a great idea. Buy a good cycling...

    I think it's a great idea. Buy a good cycling helmet (Giro) and get out there and have fun riding your horse in comfort. :)

    PS - cycling helmets are far better than riding helmets safety wise, ...
  12. Thread: Road riding

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    Yes - when you hear a car approaching TURN YOUR...

    Yes - when you hear a car approaching TURN YOUR HEAD AND LOOK AT THE DRIVER. Smile and wave. That small act alone automatically will make the driver emotionally aware of you and cause them to slow...
  13. I watched...and was horrified when the whip...

    I watched...and was horrified when the whip (driver) ABANDONED THE BOX (driver's seat) to NOONE BUT THE DALMATIAN.

    It is drilled into every carriage driver worth their salt to NEVER NEVER NEVER...
  14. Thread: camping

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    Bring the gnat spray. And fly masks and sheets....

    Bring the gnat spray. And fly masks and sheets. The bugs can be notoriously bad when away from home, and so annoying to horses tied up or trying to eat.

    Are you tying the horses to the trailer...
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    Good lord that was funny

    Good lord that was funny <wiping tears away while still laughing>. I remember howling with laughter over this post last year, and it's just as funny today as ever. twotrudoc, you are a treasure!!...
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    Poll: No, it is not cheating. As long as it is the...

    No, it is not cheating.

    As long as it is the student doing the work, building the structure and creating the physical writing, having a secondary party, hired or volunteered, to look over the work...
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    Fun fact for today

    Fun fact for today - do you know if you use canned air next to a CO detector that it will go off, scaring the crap out of you AND the poor dogs, until you rip the shrieking thing out of the socket...
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    Just clarifying that this is not competition, is...

    Just clarifying that this is not competition, is it? Otherwise the Previcoxx is a huge no.

    And be VERY careful using any drugs that may mask pain. If the horse doesn't feel pain, you have a good...
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    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electri...

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/

    A very good scenario for the reasons behind the changes of altitude so suddenly, and the abrupt turn back to Malaysia.

    I don't think,...
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    Oh, you look WONDERFUL on her! :) :) Since you...

    Oh, you look WONDERFUL on her! :) :)

    Since you did have endurance stirrups, sounds like your ankles are the weakest link! Good luck in getting yourself fitter for the next ride. I'm sure you'll...
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    I carry my biking helmet on with my hand held...

    I carry my biking helmet on with my hand held luggage, and my helmet sits on the floor under the seat in front of me.

    I usually get the chuckles and smiles from TSA when they see it (I have it...
  22. He is just the CUTEST!!!! :love-struck:

    He is just the CUTEST!!!! :love-struck:
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    AF - Just curious - were you using your own...

    AF - Just curious - were you using your own saddle and English stirrups, or did you ride in a saddle that had Endurance stirrups? Your comment about weak ankles leads me to believe you might have...
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    Chall - THANK YOU for mentioning the forum above....

    Chall - THANK YOU for mentioning the forum above. I've since become a rapt lurker listening in on their posts. The level of information and knowledge is incredible. Have learned more about planes...
  25. Awwww. She's so beautiful. And what a lovely,...

    Awwww. She's so beautiful. And what a lovely, sweet face. :)

    Given her past, I'd say it is going to take at least 3 months on to 6 before she will really start to feel comfortable that you aren't...
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