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    Trying to get it in Shortmans head that just because all items are a dollar at the dollar store doesn't mean you just fill up the basket for check out. Only get what you need.
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    LJ will be just fine on a 15.1 horse. Appys are great on the trail. Have ridden a few & really enjoyed how they can go all day & eat up alot of ground. Here is a good funny for you. Once had a staffer who was heavily involved with 4H & showing. In one of the trail classes they were required to dis & remount independently. Because her horse was so big & couldnt have help from someone, her parents jimmied a rope ladder that they attached to the saddle that could be tied up when not used. Staffer said everyone got a kick out of the creativity & the working relationship between rider & horse.
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    LC, Sounds like a neat outing, Hope LJ trial run on Cutter goes very well. Got my finger crossed tried crossing my toes, but having much luck. Best Wishes. PD
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    That train is really neat! Going on a family trail ride tomorrow to test out LJ's potential horse. We have been waiting for these folks to sell a good trail horse. They are a pretty cool veteran's charity and the horses get plenty of saddle time. The first ride went very well. He is 15.1, which makes me nervous, but then, LJ is gaining on us in height quickly. He will probably be taller than both of us by 8th grade. The horse for sale is not listed on their website, yet. Since we asked, and we're veterans, the owner texted us about Cutter. He's a brown Appy with little chestnut spots on his butt. I guess Appys tend to be in our price range because not many people like them. Remember Freckles? We got him going well, but he was an intermediate horse for sure. LJ is probably close to that level, but he needs a confidence builder. Freckles went an intermediate rider and is doing quite well. Please cross your fingers for us tomorrow. We'll see if LJ can canter him on the trail. In my mind, that's the last test.

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    PD, we ended up getting hay about six mile from the depot. They were advertised as 4x5 but they weigh a lot more & pd $80 per bale. By the time we were to drive anywhere with our equipment to pick up & deliver the hay that was less $$ the cost would end up the same. I am really happy with the hay it is probably some of the cleanest I've gotten locally. For the weight of them hubby figures we are easily getting a full month or bit more out of one bale. Canadian Pacific does the Holiday train. They have a couple that travel across the country & Canada. We went to the cities to see it last year & really enjoyed it. The train & locomotive are decked out with holiday lights, there is a baggage car that converts into a stage that they have a band play. Proceeds earned on the ground usually go to some type of charity. Def worth going to see..
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    RRW, How far did you have to go to find hay? I found most of mine within 20 miles of home, I bought small squares, big squares, & round bales, bought last round bales off a neighbor, went & got them one at a time, bought them just so I will stay on his list for next year. On another note, What do you know about a Holiday train that comes out of Canada, & is suppose to make stops here in Wisconsin? Just curious. PD
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    Oh Craig's list is a God send when it comes to finding hay. I start the hay search in May. Lets see when board I search ponies, puppies & campers. I'll sometime search beach resorts for vaca ideas. LC you'll find the right horse & as always when you don't need one or not looking. There are number of horses around here but they all seem to need work of some sort.
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    LC, There are alot of 14-2 & 15 hand horses out there to choose from. so in time you will find just the right horse at the right price. RRW, Craigs List is a great place to look for many things. I have looked at horses & hay implements & trucks, some I need & others I just think I want. But this year I found some of my hay & recently a different truck , when old one was rusted, & I didn't want to put any money into it. Enjoy your search, I can understand where right now you time is limited. But dreams get us through alot of things. Take Care, PD
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    RRW, are you looking for a family horse? We are in the same boat. We could make it work now, but it would be hard. Definitely can't bring one home until Thanksgiving. Found a nice safe one, but he's 15.2! It scares me to think of LJ up that high. Stupid? Maybe, but there it is. He's sweet and reliable. A bit goofy looking, but sound. And, a good price. We're close enough to Ocala that we see "perfect family horses" in the 10K range. Oi! Of course, they've been jumped, etc... Don't need that! Just a nice, safe trail horse.
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    I'll head Craig's list like it were the classified of the news paper. Or the trader ads you could buy.
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    Hi, Poco. Do you still have your mare, Bonnie? Your son's new dog should keep him busy and out of trouble.
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    RRW, Nothing wrong with looking, I look at alot of different things all the time, don't like crossword puzzles, I've also been known to check out dating sites!!!! PD
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    ^^^Right. I swore off Craigslist a few years ago. I was in no position to buy another horse, so no sense looking. I'd be better off if I swore off politics too.
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    Crossword puzzles are temptation
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    PD, man what are you smoking????? No more hay burners till back at the farm full time. Sadly you find the one worth looking at when you can't have it. Did find a big beautiful black & white TW but he was 15.2 hands. Nock him down a few inches & he'd been worth looking. As you may have figure I go searching Craig's list when waiting for customers to check in. Nothing good to read in the news
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    RRW, She is definitely pretty, & if she is as good as she sounds, she is a steal at that price. Do hope you go look at her. Take care PD
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    I could just cry Look what I found on Craig's List. She would be prefect to go look at but I am in no spot for another being at the motel. I've looked at so many horses for sale but this one hit it where it counts.
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    Hey everyone . thought I'd stop by for a few . I finally had a doctor appointment that someone listened to me . after some funky blood work . think I might be on the right road . In other news shy is loving her new special needs school and is doing really well there. Conner is not doing to great but not horrible. And his partial hospitalization program is a huge help. Here is some pics of him and buddy
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    No sun here. Fifty degrees and strong, cold wind.
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    What a beautiful day out. The sun is shining nice a bright but sadly as always have to work. Hope everyone is enjoying the sun today.
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    Good news for Bitsey's relatives.
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    Did you guys see this story about the Olympic dressage rider who shot one of his tenants/students on a fancy NJ farm? Crazy and sad. Hope the woman recovers fully.
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