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Enclosed horse pen? Answered

I am looking for a cheap and relatively simple design for an enclosed horse pen ( like pictrured below). the pen is already exsisting and we just need to build a roof for it. the diameter is 29 feet and the roof will need to be able to support up to 3 feet of snow or be angled enough that snow can flow off. Nmearly anything helps Thanks, Zach

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Deworming difficult horse

I have a horse that made deworming extremely difficult by flipping his nose or raising his head too high. I had an "aha" moment. I started bridling him and before the bit was completely in I quickly slipped the dewormer in. Worked like a charm.

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Trojan horse for macs in the wild

Uhoh.A trojan horse for MACS has been spotted: can take screenshots, log keystrokes, or (and here's the scariest bit) take pictures of you while on your computer through the built-in camera. Yikes!Be careful, all you apple users! You have a security concern to worry about ("a" trojan to worry about. As opposed to windows users...) ! Stay off Limewire and iChat. Lock your ports at night, and don't chat with strangers!

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Repair handle on bounce horse

I am needing to repair the handle of this children's bouncing horse.  I don't know if the handle is original but it is the one that came with it.  I need advice on how to attach the handle.  

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Building a round pen (for horses)

Has anyone built one? I'd love to see an instructable showing the easiest, cheapest (yet safe and sturdy) way to get this done.

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Fitting Horse Swing to a Tree?

I have a horse swing for the kids brought some years ago and now come to fitting and find no instructions on how best to fit to a tree - any ideas? If i just tie it to one point on the tree it folds up and twists, not swings - before I try and fool around, would be nice if someone could advise the best? Thanks

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Motor Help for Horse Walker

Hi ppl,Somewhat just agreed to help a friend and his family build a 'horse walker'!I know sounds weird but they want to have a go at building one rather than buying one. Basically as none of them know about electronics they asked for my help.....And now i ask for yours......Now i assume that the motor will run from mains, will have to be pretty beefy, if anyone has ideas on this please link me!Next, speed control, i can probably acquire a relay module from my dad (electronic engineer) and program a micro processor to turn the motor on and off for set periods of time to exercise the horses. Whats the best way of getting speed control?Thanksdrummerian

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Paracord braided horse halter

Hi, I have challenged myself to make a braided paracord halter and I need LOTS of help.  I found one online that I really like and would like to duplicate.  I purchased a book "How to Braid Quality Custom Tack", however the halters in this book are not quite what I want.  Hoping someone will be able to give me some pointers or tell me where to find the directions I need. The picture of the halter I have attached is what I want to make.  It appears to me that you would need to start with the nose band to make this work but none of the patterns I have found start that way. Help!!

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Pommel horse revisited: How do I construct a pommel horse?

Assuming I have the the means to obtain the required materials Pommel horse revisited: Assuming that hardware can be obtained, i.e, the core,  be circular tubing, solid steel or wood core, hallow construction( example, think of a construction a post using 4 2' x 4', ergo a hallow post),  pommel handles, the polyethylene foam, the vinyl or leather covering, the leg supports, be they wood, square or circular tubing, and the necessary tools ( wood/welding) how is a pommel horse made to closely match a regulation pommel horse a trainer)? Answers should include the following:  Feel free to add to this list as I am sure it isn't complete in your answer. Construction materials and hardware used to construct the pommel horse, aside from the aforementioned basics. i.e, use of a solid core like 4 8'x8' posts, a circular tube, or variations to achieve the desired dimensions/ If the design includes the bread loaf taper, how was this achieved? How the pommels were attached and the hardware used.    If the pommels are fabricated how was this done, but lets assume they will be purchased. Variations of supporting base structure is acceptable. Answers need to include how supporting base is attached to the horse and what hardware or means of attachment are used.     A. If leg supports are adjustable, by way of circular tubing or square tubing with holes that can be locked into place, are they prefabricated?      a1. How were the adjustable height leg supports constructed. For example, Think of sliding a smaller pipe into lager one, or square tubing for that matter.        a2. How were the legs secured in this configuration to compensate for possible lack of rigidity/support?  Clamped B. If legs or wood and adjustable, how is this achieved and by what means, for instance, drilled holes and wooden dowels or longboats, etc...      Thanks to all those who dive into this. I've searched patents, several hundred search engines and archives and found all but nothing.

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Recycle old spring horse into rocking bracing needed or what?

The childs weight and energy on a spring horse is spread out by the springs. I want to put wooden rockers on a spring horse and remove the springs etc. Would the horse collapse under the child ? How would I brace up the inside of the horse ? How would I attach the hollow plastic feet to the wooden rocker? I have cut off the mane and tail to put in a real horse mane and tail so I do have limited access to the inside of the horse. I have thought to line the inside with bondo /fibreglass and maybe fill the feet but I do not like that it is a not a green product and could off gas harmful components etc. Any suggestions would be appreciated. These spring horses were on the way to the dump so I was given them for free and wish to do something really neat with them. I have some glass elk eyes to insert and wish to make a leather saddle and bridle. Fun Times! Thanks for any help.

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Knex Horse Drawn Carridge (T.N.K.I.T.)

This is my entry for the T.N.K.I.T., enjoy!S-CP.S. Watch the video

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how to make a shave (shaving) horse?

 Colonial saw horse you sit on and clamp wood while using a draw knife

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How do you build a temporary horse and cheap....?

I have a lot of room to build... and I need to do this by tomorrow, also cheap! Oh and I am stuck in this little town with only a Walmart.... So hope that helps...Also I don't have any fences at all... Just open field.

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what is your best recommendation for a home-made, most effective fly spray for horses?

Just looking to find something that is effective on the horse, but not as costly as the retail brands and safe for environment. Thanks.

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Artist Turning Hummer into horse-drawn carriage

Jeremy Dean is in the middle of a project where he will be turning a Hummer into a horse-drawn carriage. It's a commentary on what the future could look like after an oil crisis and it's also a pretty amazing mod. I really hope the result is worth the $15k for the used H2 and the hours put into it. Link

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Hydraulic or air powered carousel horse, is it possible?

I have a niece who is fond of carousel rides, and I wanted to try to make her a fun ride.  Is it possible to have a hydraulic system (Like the ones they use in lowriders, perhaps...) or air pump be used to raise and lower a carousel horse while someone is sitting on it?  My initial idea is this... I turn a switch on starting the pump, and the horse slowly raises up about 1 foot... turn the switch off, and the horse goes back down, repeat, etc....  Anyone knowledgeable who could help me with this?  Thank you!

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how ro make a horse head mask?

I need a 3-d horse head that stays on because the person has to dance in it and see where she is going

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How do I construct a pommel horse? Answered

I would like to know how to construct a pommel horse.  Plans on how to do so would be great.  The required materials, instructions, photos would be fantastic as well.  This is for home use only.  Adjustable legs, for height variations would be a bonus and and ability to use is securely on the floor without legs would be nice as well.  I am not particular on the materials, inexpensive, rather affordable would be a bonus. Functionality is whats really important.

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advice for a simple sturdy saw horse design, please?? Answered

Having recently moved into a new home, I should get down and try some simple DIY for myself without having to book the handyman.  First thing I should make is a work bench, or a saw bench (hand saw only) I searched for sawhorses and found several, but: I have a lower-spine injury that means I can't bend too much or for too long; I don't have much back, shoulder or arm strength, so sawing is an ordeal - more of an ordeal is trying to keep the damn wood still - at the moment it skates all over the place, i can't even cut 1x1s.  So I'd need to fit something that'd hold the wood still and be able to use both hands on the saw.   Would anyone have any ideas?  maybe a slight tweak to an existing model that would help me?  I'd want to cut flat wood later, but at the moment I need to cut the frames, 1x1s and 2d2s. I'd love to have a table saw, it'd be so much easier to cut with, but ... I'm also visually impaired and have never used a power tool other than a drill, and I sort of like my fingers where they are, attached to my hand!  And my vision also don't help me to get a good position to saw effectively; i have to get close to see what i'm doing. So really, I need a sawhorse high enough that i don't have to bend too much, but low enough that I can put what weight i have into my shoulder.  Know I'm asking a lot, but does anyone have any [polite!!!] suggestions? Thanks HelenaTroy

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What should you wear for western pleasure?

I'm entering my first western pleasure horse show what should I wear

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Walk like Pan

Seattle artist Kim Graham has created a set of stilts mimicking the extended foot of a horse or other grazing animal. Her satyr costume is pretty much the best ever... And check out how they look in motion! Want!She is making them for sale, but there is a long wait time and they will cost something like $1000 depending on the optional spring-loaded hooves.

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How to present this old branding iron

Hi, I have an old horse branding iron from our past family ranch and I want to give it to my son as an hierloom. Problem is it is about 2 feet tall of quite heavy iron which now has a little rust on it.. I was thinking of chroming it on a wall plaque but the chrome is very expensive. Any ideas what I could do to make it look nice? Thanks oz

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How do I build a "horse walker" (no motor needed)?

I am wondering if anybody has ever built a horse walker before. I am looking for an easy design that will be safe and effective. I am not trying to make a fancy machine with variable speeds or forward and reverse. My girlfriend is a young horse trainer and money tight, especially with the economy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Question by jacobudo  

How should I mount a spring horse to a hydraulic base?

  I've decided to take one of those spring rocking horses made by Hedstrom and mount it to a hydraulic salon chair base in order to make a neat chair.  What's the best way to connect the horse to the base?  Do I need some kind of metal bracket... or should I drill a hole into the horse so I can put it on the pump?

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hey guys i was interested in making a motorcycle but i dont know how fast an 8 horse power engine will go. How do i determine how fast 8hp is, infact how do i determine how fast any amount of horse power is. I would like it in mph please.

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Horsepunk Exhibit

Steampunk may be in love with brassy steam-powered devices, but what about the horses? How would the modern world be if everything was still horse-drawn? That's a question that a group of SVA students tackled and will be showing off in an exhibit in the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY. Can someone please stop by to take some more pics when it opens Feb 2? I'd love to see more of this. Horsepower Exhibit linkvia Core77

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Can I make a full sized carousel horse go up and down without spending a whole lot of money?

I'm trying to figure out how to make a cool lawn decoration for Christmas, which would be a carousel horse going up and down with the help of electricity.  How can I do that without spending over $200?

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Non Toxic Adhesive Spray

I ordered glitter halters for my horses but the glitter falls off. Is there a safe product I can use on the halters to keep the glitter on without any danger to my horses either toxic smell or indigestion? 

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Hey guys i was interested in making a go kart but i dont know how fast my 6 horse power engine will go. How do i determine how fast 6hp is, infact how do i determine how fast any amount of horse power is. p.s. : i dont care if it is in mph or kl/h.

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Thank you for the gift horse! Hey, what's that in its mouth?

A few months ago I entered an instructable that placed in both the Robot Challenge and the Make it Real challenge and have been having some, well, odd experiences with the prizes.  I've received all of the Robot challenge prizes, plus some. I was sent an extra pocket oscilloscope and arduino uno! O.o That's about $200 in extra loot and I would think you would like me to return it. I sent an email about this to last week, but have yet to get a response. As for the Make it Real prize, I went back and forth with for about a month and eventually was linked some kind of e-document for me to e-sign. That was about two weeks ago and I haven't heard anything since. I know you all have had some kind of re-organizing in the prize department, is the dust still settling? I certainly don't mind the wait, but when I got the double prize pack I felt that I should come here and let you know, as this is the only contact option I haven't tried. BTW: thanks again for the prizes, it has been a huge boon for me. I hope we can get all this recombobulated.

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how to make a shave (shaving) horseoo.?

 Colonial saw horse, you sit on it and clamp wood in it while using a draw knife

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i am trying to save up for a horse, but am not old enough to get a REAL job but am trying to make a lot of money, ideas?

I am a teenage girl, i am trying to earn more money to get my horse:)  i hove horses and have been saving ever since i was 9... but i still would like to have a few hundred $ in savings before i get my horse, any ideas howto earn money? i love working outside or inside it doesent matter. i am a hard worker and dont care if my hands get a little dirty.. Please help!

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i am trying to save up for a horse, but am not old enough to get a REAL job but am trying to make a lot of money, ideas? Answered

I am a teenage girl, i am trying to earn more money to get my horse:)  i hove horses and have been saving ever since i was 9... but i still would like to have a few hundred $ in savings before i get my horse, any ideas howto earn money? i love working outside or inside it doesent matter. i am a hard worker and dont care if my hands get a little dirty.. Please help! 

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Does anyone know where I can find some horse-drawn funeral hearse building plans?

I'm doing some research for a friend who wants to build one this year for Halloween. The problem is that there isn't anything on the web that'll help me. There's a TON of images but I need blueprints.

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Can I use an office chair as a virtual carousel horse ride?

My daughter loves carousels, so I want to try to make a unique ride for my daughter. I was thinking of taking the chair top/seat off of an office chair, and mounting it on a machine that makes the chair go up and down slowly 2-3 inches in height, kinda like a carousel horse would.  How can I make a chair go up and down like that?

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Your full of Bugs !

Your full of Bugs !

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What is the lowest horse power engine which can be used in 165lb aircraft?

I want to buid an light aircraft. But I am can't understand which engine can I use in my aircraft. It will be ababout 165 lb. Please help me.

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How does Smooth-On's Feather Lite urethane resin compare to their Smooth-Cast 300 resin?

I want to cast my original horse sculptures, but since I don't have a roto-cast machine, I'll have to solid-cast the models. I'm a fan of draft horses, so my 1:9 scale horses will be rather large and bulky. This would be heavy if I did a solid-cast with normal resin, which would make shipping prices escalate, so I'm thinking the feather-lite would be a better choice. I'm worried about its ability to replicate fine details, and in the model horse hobby, it's all about the fine details and the quality of the cast. What is the quality of the resin like compared to their other resins, and how well does it replicate the original sculpt? Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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Nobody can stop the pirate horse. That's right, nobody. Arrr!

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2 Great games in one, from Knex!

Here is my 2 in one for a basketball game, and a horseshoes game! both are from the KOI line of things. look out for future ibles/slideshows in this line, as they are Not Guns!

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I want to learn how to make a life-sized carousel ride. What books/training could teach me how to make such machines?

I want to accomplish my dream goal in life.  I want to try to do the "Impossible" (Building an actual life-sized horse Merry-Go-Round with up-down horses.) Are there any engineering books out there that could help me understand what parts I would need to make this ride?  Thanks in advance.  Merry Christmas!

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197? can-am TNT 250

Hello all, I am in the process of fixing up an old Can am 250 from the seventies, and wanted to hear some of your reviews of this bike. Most people i know say that it was a beast, if you twisted the throttle the front would come off the ground, other people have said that it was a gutless hunk of junk. Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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