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        10-25-2012, 08:04 AM
      #11
    Showing
    When I moved from the Philly area of PA to the Greenville area of SC, the trip took 10 hours and included going through Fancy Gap in VA - steep clime up and down. I was driving an F350 dulley and pulling (southern term is "carrying") a 3 horse slant GN. I had a seasoned 15 year old and a 2 year old on her first trip.

    I stopped every few hours for the horses and myself to take a break. I offered them water but and they had hay but no feed. The floor of the trailer had mats and bedding. When I arrived I let them out, walked them around then put them in their new paddock. They had water and hay but no feed until the next day.

    I encountered no problems. It is just as important what they are traveling in as the distance and drivers ability to make it as smooth a trip as possible.
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        10-25-2012, 09:04 AM
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    Green Broke
    cebee, I fell in love with this area over 22 years ago, when I bought my first TWH and he was also my first-ever registered horse. I wanted to learn everything I could about his birthplace, so I spent a week in Middle Tennessee, that included the Harlindale Farm in Franklin, TN; Duke's birthplace.

    I knew then I was going to retire here. It took me moving my horses to SoCal and working out there, for five years (where I met my husband) but I fnally got here in 2003. Not quite old enough to collect S.S. But fortunate that working part time would be sufficient until I was.

    There are a lot of northerners in this area (I am acquainted with one lady from the Detroit, MI area that lives over Knoxville way, in Tellico Plains).

    There are four seasons. Summers have been downright brutal the last few years (more like Louisiana heat/humidity) but winters are generally very pleasant and short-lived, compared to what we are used to. While it gets below freezing, there's none of that bone-chllling cold that makes one run 40 gallons of hot water out of the tank every night.

    If your daughter does come down this way for her last year of school, decides she may want to stay here, and you don't have a serious amount of family ties in your area, this might be area for retirement consideration. It's every bit as cheap to live here as it was for me on the OH/PA border. I do live in an Ag county, as opposed to Davidson County, which is Nashville and not cheap in terms of housing, auto & homeowners.


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    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    I was driving an F350 dulley and pulling (southern term is "carrying") a 3 horse slant GN.
    There were a few terms it took me awhile to get used to; "carry" was one of them. "carry the kids to school", "carry the horse", "carry the trailer"

    "she's a mess" is another one. It does NOT mean in the south what it means in the north. Down here, I have learned to say "trainwreck" when I mean "mess" the Yankee way

    Then there's "Blessssss her harrrrrrt", which is totally different from the Yankee meaning of "well my goodness, BLESS your heart!"

    When speaking of gaited horses, the long-time, old time horse owners often use the word "saddle" when speaking of how well a horse gaits or doesn't. "yeah, but I heard that horse doesn't saddle very well?", for example
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        10-25-2012, 07:31 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    What is a brand inspection??
    It might not required as much back your way as it is in the west. However you might want to check with your state ag dept. On the regulations. If your daughter is crossing state lines the state she in going into might require one.

    I have been pulled over on several occasions(in eastern NV) and had to show brand inspections whether it be horses or cattle so I am anal about it. Wouldn't hurt to check just in case.
         
        10-25-2012, 07:44 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I don't think horses are branded out here. I can think of one that I know of- and that was more to indicate that it was from a barn that is well known for breeding... more like an advertisement really =) Interesting.. I will have to check on that!
         
        10-26-2012, 08:28 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    It might not required as much back your way as it is in the west. However you might want to check with your state ag dept. On the regulations. If your daughter is crossing state lines the state she in going into might require one.

    I have been pulled over on several occasions(in eastern NV) and had to show brand inspections whether it be horses or cattle so I am anal about it. Wouldn't hurt to check just in case.
    I don't think that's an issue and I sure haven't heard any rumblings from the trail riders on my local forum that go out of state.

    It's still something to check on and to pass along, if there is such a critter east of the Mississippi. Nothing would surprise me, especially if it costs the horse owner "Mo Money"
         

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