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    I have an Exxis 720 SR. It's 17' long. I haul it...

    I have an Exxis 720 SR. It's 17' long. I haul it with a Tundra and have had no issues with sway or instability. I frequent the hills of VT. I have it configured with two straight stalls in the rear....
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    I tried Crest toothpaste without success, so I...

    I tried Crest toothpaste without success, so I gave up for about a year. Out of the blue, I thought, why not try coconut oil. It has been fairly successful. It's not 100% gone, but very much reduced....
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    The Hay Chix Free Up Feeder is the worker's...

    The Hay Chix Free Up Feeder is the worker's favorite at our barn. It's easier to load than any of the others that have been tried.

    http://www.haychix.com/Free-Up-Feeder-p/f.htm
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    I haven't read through all of this thread - but...

    I haven't read through all of this thread - but thought I would add that my hip issues led to combined driving. It's a lot of fun!!

    I had hip dysplasia that went undiagnosed for 5 years of...
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    Buff Headgear

    I wear the fleece section around my neck and the thin section under my helmet. I can pull the fleece section over my mouth and nose if it's brutally cold.
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    A kicking strap is just as much to keep a horse...

    A kicking strap is just as much to keep a horse from getting a leg over a trace or shaft, as it is to prevent them from lifting the carriage.

    You may need a longer kicking strap to have it fit...
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    I use rear hoof boots on my horse for that very...

    I use rear hoof boots on my horse for that very reason. We only need them occasionally and he's out in a group of horses. He doesn't usually kick but I don't want him to hurt someone. I've used both...
  8. I purchased a bumper pull Exiss with a side ramp....

    I purchased a bumper pull Exiss with a side ramp. It was custom made for about $17,000. It's 17' on the floor. I compete at combined driving. It's a straight load. Carriage goes up the ramp in front...
  9. I have a modified Exiss 720 SR. 7' wide, 17'...

    I have a modified Exiss 720 SR. 7' wide, 17' long. 5' side ramp. No dressing room. I can haul my marathon carriage, or Flyer up the side ramp to the front of the trailer and the pony is in a straight...
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    Andy Marcoux - www.coachmansdelight.com offers...

    Andy Marcoux - www.coachmansdelight.com offers virtual driving lessons. Wouldn't hurt to touch base with him.
  11. I spent 5 years searching for the cause of my...

    I spent 5 years searching for the cause of my hip/back pain. Saw specialists, chiro, acupuncture, pt, you name it. I decided to give it one more shot and saw another ortho. He took one look at my...
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    Happy So Far

    I've had my horse on Kombat Boots for about a year. He already had great hooves. I chose it because he had ulcer symptoms. I did treat with GG, but was concerned about them coming back. My research...
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    Love Ahnu Montara

    I have flat feet, bunions and hip issues. I discovered Ahnu Montaras and fell in love. I've never worn more comfortable shoes. They are super light, waterproof and offer plenty of toe room. I do...
  14. I've spent the past few years hauling to driving...

    I've spent the past few years hauling to driving shows, lessons and outings with a pickup truck hauling an older trailer with a dressing room. I have hauled a 2 wheel cart and marathon vehicle in the...
  15. Sprenger Duo

    I have an overly sensitive Morgan. We had been unable to get him to stretch into the bit and really seek contact. He was most comfortable in the Sprenger KK's. A friend was not using her Sprenger Duo...
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    Runkeeper

    I just tried Runkeeper - a free iphone app this weekend. We were scouting new driving trails by bicycle. Easy to change between kilometers and miles. I would recommend trying it. Keeps track of speed...
  17. Thread: Sprint Cart

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    Sprint Carts

    I have two friends who drive Sprint carts. One drives a mini and the other a Fjord. Both are very happy with them.
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    Carriage Driving Classifieds

    There is a Carriage Driving Classifieds group on Facebook too.
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    Renegade Fan

    I drive my pony in Renegades. Sunday we competed at a combined driving event. Barefoot for dressage and cones. Put on the Renegades for the marathon. Dirt roads with loose stones, steep inclines with...
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    Check out Combined Driving

    There are a lot of drivers that love eventing, but their bodies wouldn't let them continue.

    Combined Driving to the rescue. It's depressingly expensive, but a ton of fun!
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    Road Work

    I do a fair amount of paved road work with my barefoot 14.1h pony. Sometimes it's just 20 min segment of our work day, sometimes it's the entire hour. If it's just 20 min, I don't bother putting...
  22. Sprenger KK Conrad Ultra B Ring

    I found this on ebay a few months ago.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/hs-kk-conrad-ultra-b-ring-snffl/p/X1-01769/#ProductTabs

    I don't see it available in pony sizes. My 14.1 h Morgan goes in a...
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    Easyboot Epics

    I used Easyboot Epics on an 11.2 h pony. I found they slipped off when she cantered. I found that by wrapping her hoof in one layer of duct tape that they stayed on. I found them difficult to put on,...
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    CAA Proficiency

    I just listened to a presentation and picked up a syllabus. It's not designed to be a teaching experience. It's simply a test.

    I'm kinda with Trakehner on this. Nearly anyone can make it through...
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    Canadian Instructors

    Kirsten Brunner at Beaverwoods Farm in Hillsburgh would be worth checking out. She's a distance from you, but might be able to point you to an instructor closer to you.

    I started with a very safe...
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