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post #14061 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 02:50 PM
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Ahh, the monthly update! lol

MY PONY IS 19 THIS YEAR! Tear. I don't know what I will do without her.

I dropped out of Pony Club...Too much politics and hating on my horses because they are better than everyone else's. No joke. Sheena had one the her worst days ever on a rally day and we got, BY FAR, the best scores.

I have the most amazing horse in the world. But everyone should know that by now! ;)
haha the pony clubs are a b*tchy place unless you arent very good. as soon as you get good some cant help themselves but to be mean and nasty and critisize your horses/you. hope you have fun out of pc
hahah happy birthday shenna
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post #14062 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 02:53 PM
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What is the question. Anything to get to a million replies. And no one will think you are a nobb, that is unless you drive a Bently. I drive a quad bike now, can't afford the gas for the Bently anymore.
you ride a quad instead of driving the bentley....hows that working out for you..lol... I actually used to work for a dealership that had a couple of bentleys in stock.. and they were made by vw.. and vw does not have a good track record by alot of people.. plus I thought for something that had well over 500hp it was slow.. I drive the worlds cheapest honda.. 40 plus mpg and I got it almost for free.. people are amazed.. I cant kill it.. so I figure if it aint broke dont fix it.. going to buy a new diesel truck in a couple of years anyways once we are settled and wife is out of school
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post #14063 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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you ride a quad instead of driving the bentley....hows that working out for you..lol... I actually used to work for a dealership that had a couple of bentleys in stock.. and they were made by vw.. and vw does not have a good track record by alot of people.. plus I thought for something that had well over 500hp it was slow.. I drive the worlds cheapest honda.. 40 plus mpg and I got it almost for free.. people are amazed.. I cant kill it.. so I figure if it aint broke dont fix it.. going to buy a new diesel truck in a couple of years anyways once we are settled and wife is out of school
I tow the float with an Isuzu Bighorn diesel. Not a good option for power up hills, and where i live it is all hills. Another disadvantage it is also auto and required a seperate oil cooler for the transmission. Diesel is around $7.03 NZD a US gallon and believe it or not a GM V8 petrol gives better mpg when towing the horses. But not for general running. For that, it is Toyota. And the Bently I told a porky for responce but did own a Jag for some years made a car out of it when I replaced the jag motor with a 327 chev.

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post #14064 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 03:17 PM
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I tow the float with an Isuzu Bighorn diesel. Not a good option for power up hills, and where i live it is all hills. Another disadvantage it is also auto and required a seperate oil cooler for the transmission. Diesel is around $7.03 NZD a US gallon and believe it or not a GM V8 petrol gives better mpg when towing the horses. But not for general running. For that, it is Toyota. And the Bently I told a porky for responce but did own a Jag for some years made a car out of it when I replaced the jag motor with a 327 chev.
I'd imagine the 327 made it pretty quick.. a few older jags here get that treatment.. I mean jag builds a great car, but older ones seem to need mechanical work/ so they swap them out for 350 chevy engines mostly.. I do a lot of work on cars in my spare time and have a lot of friends who are mechanics.. they laugh about the fact that Im into horses as well as cars
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post #14065 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 04:39 PM
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What is the question. Anything to get to a million replies. And no one will think you are a nobb, that is unless you drive a Bently. I drive a quad bike now, can't afford the gas for the Bently anymore
The question is such - I've got a light draft type horse, who has been schooled for driving in the basic level and has pulled logs with this type of harness -


, but I'm looking into trying out this type of harness, because it is cheaper to get and easier to adjust to a horse (sorry, English is not my native language and I don't know most of the specific driving terms) -


I will get a light carriage eventually, but I was wondering, whether the second type of harness is suitable for pulling logs and such objects -



(that's two car tires combined with a log) . Will the weight be distributed correctly and in a healthy manner, if main mass of the object to be pulled will be staying on the ground, not elevated?

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post #14066 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 04:43 PM
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Oh yes, and I drive only bicycles and horses. I even haven't got a driving license.

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post #14067 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 06:13 PM
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I'd imagine the 327 made it pretty quick.. a few older jags here get that treatment.. I mean jag builds a great car, but older ones seem to need mechanical work/ so they swap them out for 350 chevy engines mostly.. I do a lot of work on cars in my spare time and have a lot of friends who are mechanics.. they laugh about the fact that Im into horses as well as cars
The older jag has better styling then over the past few years.
My conversion was with a pre emission 327 imported from the states and then rebuilt. The mecnanic was into drag racing using chev engines and really new his stuff. He rebuilt the engine and transmission and when installed all of the jag bits were connected and working. From the exterior you would not know the conversion had be done except the v8 was a little lighter so a modification in the front was required to level the car. As for performance it would just take off. No wheel spin or snaking, the jag dif ratio was for their v12 which suited the 327 power and with live back axles it would bite hard and go. Also as the 327 was a high reveing V8 the transmission could be held in the lower gear longer. Made for an impressive street drag against our younger lads. Better MPG than the inline 6 also

Now to satisfy the horse folks and bring horses into the discussion Under the bonnet was hundreds of horses waiting to be set free and stretch their legs, which I did now and a gain when the traffic police were not around.
I did not tow the horse float with this vehicle, two more horses at the back pushing was just to many to control.

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post #14068 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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Oh yes, and I drive only bicycles and horses. I even haven't got a driving license.
Well you have me on the question of a harness but some other member will no doubt help with that question.

Now for the drivers licence. You will have to get one, for you never know when the oppertunity to travel to far off lands will present itself, and a drivers licence will be required.

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post #14069 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 08:22 PM
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Ahh, the monthly update! lol

MY PONY IS 19 THIS YEAR! Tear. I don't know what I will do without her.

I dropped out of Pony Club...Too much politics and hating on my horses because they are better than everyone else's. No joke. Sheena had one the her worst days ever on a rally day and we got, BY FAR, the best scores.

I have the most amazing horse in the world. But everyone should know that by now! ;)
Oh don't think about that! Cheyenne's 26-31 years old (we don't know how old) and she's still doing incredibly, barrel racing, jumping, shows...it's all I can do to think about what'll happen in the future, but I can't possibly do that right now or I'll feel like I'm acting as if she's already gone and my riding'll all be half-hearted. Just have fun while they're still here ;)

Today I rode in a lota snow with my friend! I might put it on youtube, I'll post it here if I get it up, who knew that falling off purposely could be so fun!! Lol the video's gonna be quite embarassing for me as I'm screaming and going quite insane, but I guess that's just kinda me...I'm not normal... :p anyways, I was riding in veerrry slippery snow pants and chey had a LOT of energy and she was very bouncy too lol it was a lot of fun :)

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post #14070 of 17185 Old 01-21-2012, 09:50 PM
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Doing my part to get the numbers up here!

VanillaBean, don't worry. 19 is not so old for horses. My girl is turning 23 (?) this spring. Could be 24, need to check her papers now!

Anyway, she's doing terrific, and younger horses still can't keep up or out last her.
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