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  1. Good pictures! The dogwoods and red buds are in bloom here too... and the blue bells. I think the mushrooms are either late this year or it's just not a good year for them. We've just not found many yet.

    We rode a little over 7 hours yesterday and 6 hours Saturday, in Shawnee Forest. Looked for mushrooms and never found a single one either day.

    Thanks for sharing your ride!

  2. Nice trailer Bumper. I also have an electric jack! Love it! So much better than cranking. :smilie:

    I had some "must haves" too. I wanted a full size fridge and freezer. A couch and not the dinette. I wanted drop down windows, under head mangers/ storage with access from the outside and I wanted the mid tack/mud room...had to be 4 horse (which I also have the std devider all the way to the floor) and had to be all aluminum with a full bathroom with seperate shower and toilet. I also wanted walk through doors all the way through the trailer. Got all those options and I'm very happy with our trailer.

  3. Mine wasn't a $100,000. but close to it when new. It's an all aluminum Sundowner. Four horse, full Living quarters, mud room, under head mangers, drop down windos and so forth. It's a real nice trailer. I don't see anything wrong with having one.

    However, my trailer was 3 years old when I bought it but it had only been used 1 show season... It is a 2003 but wasn't purchased new from the dealer until 2005 by someone else. I bought it in 2006.

    Even though I paid more for this trailer than some would think is reasonable.. I don't regret it. It is a lot nicer than my older steele LQ trailer, it's easier to pull and since we camp and ride a lot it's getting used.

    If someone can afford to buy one brand new, then I say go for it.... enjoy life!

    My trailer... (my truck is just parked by it, not hooked up)


    ,,and this is my sugar daddy that bought it for me....


    just joking :happy0203:

    This is my hubby who works hard so we can have nice things...


  4. gelding, weaning and all that realy does work when you do it based on " the sign". I even weaned my kids from their bottle according to "the sign" and it does work. My grandma was a firm belieer in doing everything in the right sign... planting garden, hatching chicks ..etc.

  5. Cheri, apparently people thought that goats had the ability to somehow absorb all potential diseases from horses.... at least that's how it was explained to me.

    I thought people kept a goat(s) with livestock (cattle or horses) because if there were any sickness/disease the goat would get sick first and that would warn the owner so he didn't loose his herd.

  6. I'm curious.... Why did there need to be a bridge to cross the creek? Could the horses not cross?

    ((...and this is not inteneded to sound rude))

    I guess I just like the "natural" trail.. the one nature makes. We ride the shawnee forest here in So Illinos and we're seeing the State come in and make some of the trails wide, put gravel on them, build little bridges and put up signs. In my opinion it's ruining our trails. (not saying what you did ruined any trail) Just saying I hate what their doing to our trails. I like the natural way the land is. Horses can cross, climb and get through pretty steep and pretty rough places. ..and that's part of the fun of trail riding.

  7. Hey Trailhoss (if Icould spell your real name I would!!), how's things in the best part of Illinois?

    were working on riding, got some groundwork to do with the little paint, so my son can hardly wait to get going!

    We've been riding very little, but should be hitting it good real soon.

    Hope all your critters are good and you too!

    We're all good here. Been busy. I haven't been camping or riding yet this year. VERY unlike me! The kids have been riding some. Michelle (daughter) and Robert camped and rode last weekend (Carol Hendrick's) ride and they went to Jack's (Jack Davis) ride this weekend. I've got my camper ready to go and was planning on camping next weekend ut I have nursery duty at church Sunday morning so if I do go I won't get to ride Sunday.

    I guess there's always the next weekend..LOL If I keep puting it off spring is going to be over with!

  8. Congrats! You'll like your truck. I have one like it only it's an '01 model and it's red.

    I bought it when it was 2 years old and I now have 164,000 miles on it... and plan on geting a lot more on it! It pulls my 4 horse, 41' LQ trailer great!

    Better to have one of the older model F350's because the newer models have the new motor and they are giving people problems but these older models with the 7.3 in them are good trucks!

    That truck looks like a truck my friend sold a couple years ago.. same color/paint job!


  9. They both sound like sweet little guys, especially Dusty. I've always heard they do best with at least two together. I was wantin g only one to be a companion to my old mini mare (Littlefoot). She's in her 30's and even though she's in the same pasture as the other horses , she doesn't stay close to them too often.

    My sister kept her mini gelding here all last summer and Littlefoot took to him and became buddies, then my sster took him back to her place. I thought another mini would be good for Littlefoot. I really thought about a mini jenny. To tell you the truth, I don't need another animal of any kind!

  10. Yep, we've still got way to much snow for this time of year! Last year we had the trailer out of the barn and hit the trails on March 15th. Don't see that happening this year!

    I've had my donkeys since 2004. Dusty was given to me by a neighbor that didn't want him anymore, he's the best pet you could ask for. Banjo will be 4 this year, he was born here but I sold his momma.

    I've been listening to Z100 at work (online), I heard your forecast for 45 this weekend, were about 10-15 degrees behind you!

    Glad to hear from you!!

    We have a ride March 13...... first big ride of the year. Not sure if I'll be riding that day yet.

    I heard we're supposed to get about 50 degrees by Sat.

    Last weekend we were in the 60's and it was nice!!!

    Do you like the jack's better than the jennys? I was going to get a pair of 3 yr old spotted jacks (minis) from a friend but that fell through because he nephew decided he wanted them.