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    Feb. 13, 2016, 01:01 AM
    You must be awfully young if you didn't know about the plane crash. :). And MM was a very successful rider long before he married his current wife.
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    Feb. 13, 2016, 12:45 AM
    As a big fan of eventing, I was hoping she was going back to show jumping permanently, but after reading the article it looks like she is staying in...
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    Feb. 10, 2016, 05:15 PM
    Why would you even consider giving up a six figure job to be a professional groom? You can afford to buy a very nice horse and groom him to your...
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    Feb. 10, 2016, 10:38 AM
    I know nothing about groom's salaries but I'm happy to see them get the recognition and some extra money, they deserve it. And kudos to Caroline...
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    Feb. 9, 2016, 03:54 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Hunter Girths in Hunter/Jumper
    I prefer leather girths, as RugBug says, easier to clean than those ugly fuzzy things, which I hate. And throw a girth sock on for schooling and the...
    12 replies | 639 view(s)
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    Feb. 8, 2016, 02:48 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Kudos to Ann Romney in Dressage
    Remission is no guarantee of future good health, it can end at any time, and it doesn't mean AR doesn't struggle with the challenges of MS. I can...
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    Feb. 8, 2016, 02:39 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Kudos to Ann Romney in Dressage
    I doubt it. People on these forums are always using that excuse for their lack of accomplishment.
    70 replies | 3308 view(s)
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    Feb. 5, 2016, 03:31 PM
    BAC replied to a thread To leave or stay? in Hunter/Jumper
    I think you really know its time to leave and just want confirmation. Its time to find a new situation, but don't burn your bridges, be professional...
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    Feb. 5, 2016, 02:37 PM
    I know a number of people who haul in a few times a week in winter, you get a better deal if you pay by the month instead of per visit. I also have...
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    Feb. 3, 2016, 05:33 PM
    A friend rode on the USET eventing team with him and said Tad was interested in saddles even then, that he would buy them and cut them apart to study...
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    Feb. 2, 2016, 11:56 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Black Fox photo in Hunting
    You're right! What a beauty.
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    Feb. 2, 2016, 11:39 PM
    My rust and canary breeches in the 60s had white goatskin knee patches. Childish behavior on the part of Le Fash.
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    Feb. 1, 2016, 08:50 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Bernie Traurig Clinic. in Hunter/Jumper
    I don't know where you got that idea, there is no "standard" bit for clinics. You generally use your horse's normal bit or whatever you expect they...
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    Feb. 1, 2016, 06:15 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Bernie Traurig Clinic. in Hunter/Jumper
    Numerous people rode in draw reins, I remember one group with three people using them!
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    Jan. 30, 2016, 12:20 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Nick Karazisis in Hunter/Jumper
    I think he has a video on Bernie Traurig's website which might be worth checking out.
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    Jan. 29, 2016, 11:29 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Laine ashker clinic in Eventing
    In my situation, the checks are made payable to the clinician (who then pays the facility their fee), so unless its cash, I can't cash the check...
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    Jan. 29, 2016, 10:28 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Laine ashker clinic in Eventing
    I'm not a Laine fan at all, but as someone who has organized a number of clinics, in this instance I am taking her side. Stopping payment on checks...
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    Jan. 28, 2016, 12:15 PM
    BAC replied to a thread WFP looking for staff in Eventing
    The ad says two vacancies, a rider and a team staff for mucking, driving the lorry etc. but maybe if they come across a second excellent candidate...
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    Jan. 28, 2016, 11:40 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Should I buy this horse? in Eventing
    I owned a horse with this habit, he was always injuring himself in some way, we ended up padding the walls of his stall. Although the OP says he...
    26 replies | 1453 view(s)
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