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post #6061 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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original motor home . or camper.

saw this heading up high way 12 this summer. Heading on the same trail lewis and clark used back with the corp of discovery. Thought it was cool.not great pictures..but I didnt have long to get them.. hope you enjoy..thanks..
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post #6062 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 12:58 PM
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I got you beat. The price of a shoeing when I started was $9. I think a trim was $5. A five pound box of nails was five dollars and a rasp $4. A set of shoes was less than one shoe today. They were 25 cents a pound and an 0 shoe weighs about a pound. Just when I thought the price of nails couldn't go any higher they started selling them by the nail. 100 nails now cost around $13. A rasp is $21 and one, size O shoe is $2.30. Of course, gas was 35 cents a gallon and I could pick up hay bales from the field for 75 cents a bale. During my shoeing career I had all but one of the ligaments in one knee detached from the bone, requiring surgery and a four month lay up. The opposite knee was dislocated twice. A plastic surgeon placed over 40 stitches in my nose. And finally, a horse rapid fire kicked both the front and back of my rib cage putting me in the hospital for a month. I was 65 at the time and retired three or four years later although I still shoe my own horses and trim a few for friends. The minor nicks, cuts and bruises were daily. Shoers develop a high tolerance to pain. I refuse Novocain to have a cavity drilled. I loved the life but I have to admit, I don't miss it much. I must be getting old.
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post #6063 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Your pictures are awesome Scott

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Stan those pictures are awesome

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post #6065 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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thanks country woman. Glad to see you on today... hope all is going good.. kinda shocked me seeing that gypsy wagon heading up lolo pass.
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looks like the old days when people really traveled like that

Nice to see you too Scott
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post #6067 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 05:09 PM
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oh nooo I been out olded..lol. Well all I can say..i don't mind losing eliduc..lol. I tend to find that most mornings it just takes my joints and old broken bone awile to get moving. My days of jumping out of bed ready to attack my day is over and done. Set like a setting sun... I get enough shoeing..training.. to keep me busy and happy. Cause when you look back on it. The ups. The downs.. the lean times..the fat times. In the end. These things we call horses.. gets in your blood. Seeps out of ever pore; takes over your mind . Body.and soul. And none of us would have it any other way.. would we???? Ride safe everyone.

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post #6068 of 29437 Old 12-03-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I know what you mean Scott
I have sore knees and joints as well

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post #6069 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 AM
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Stan those pictures are awesome! I would love love love to come ride there. You have renewed my urge to go to NZ.
I still have Stella you can ride.
I have put bugs in the front paddock to get him used to cars and trucks going by. Also Stella is in the next paddock absolutly beside herself having another horse around. She is protecting Kate staying between her and Bugs. I have put up an electric fence as well as the wire one to keep them further apart. Bugs is still wound up but now and again he listenes to me. I am giving him this week to settle but with contact with me and will ride him on saturday, also Stella, I have to work her as well.
Bugs is not as calm as he was in the weekend so I assume the new place and no paddock mate has thrown him a curve. Also new humans quite a lot for him to take in.

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Thanks for the pictures Stan. I hope the new horse works out for you and you have good riding experiences from now on. Good for you racking up the points. What is a road-user tax ?
Extra sales tax. Its a charge based on the weight of the vehicle and being diesel power. It cost me an extra 4.5 cents a kilometer. Does not apply to petrol driven cars.

Diesel fuel is cheaper than petrol but when you add in the road user tax and calculate the miles per gallon there is little saving between the two fuels

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