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    I was young when I had to euthanize my gelding...

    I was young when I had to euthanize my gelding after a minor surgery where he woke up, floundered, and shattered his leg. Maybe 19-20. I really regret not asking for a moment alone with him. Totally...
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    Excuse me if this has already been...

    Excuse me if this has already been addressed...but what is the real motivation for someone participating in a syndicate? Why would I care about your "dreams and goals"? I mean, let's be frank. What...
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    IIRC, one of the most common causes of aortic...

    IIRC, one of the most common causes of aortic rupture in stallions is breeding. Well I won't stand for it. I call for an end to all breeding.

    Btw people...Ingrid Newkirk said if one rat had to...
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    Welcome to my neighborhood (literally). :) there...

    Welcome to my neighborhood (literally). :) there are several good trainers within an hour or so haul. In Newnan you have a ton of options, and Mary Bess in Cumming too. Theres a farm in powder...
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    Irideon full seats! It's all I will buy now. I...

    Irideon full seats! It's all I will buy now. I was riding 7 a day and they held up for years. Very reasonably priced too.
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    if you google "bear creek hounds" that may get...

    if you google "bear creek hounds" that may get you somewhere.
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    Stay on the south side. TRUST ME!! PM me if you...

    Stay on the south side. TRUST ME!! PM me if you need any suggestions. I was a trainer in Moreland for a while and now I'm a little north of Atlanta. I also have the vet hook up in Newnan ;) You...
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    this is a fascinating discussion...I had the same...

    this is a fascinating discussion...I had the same reaction as everyone else about the terminology. IIRC wasn't Tigger Too an abdominal aortic rupture? My super tiny amount of knowledge makes me lean...
  9. 2nd this - always ask the TD. the zipper on my...

    2nd this - always ask the TD. the zipper on my tall boots split as i was getting ready for xc and i panicked and ran to the TD. had the same tall tredsteps - no problem
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    this is so encouraging :D I started at 17, went...

    this is so encouraging :D I started at 17, went through 23 when grad school and an expensive big city forced me to sell. i am counting down the days till i graduate med school (that'd be 28 months...
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    It's hard to beat Aiken. Sooo many events within...

    It's hard to beat Aiken. Sooo many events within a reasonable commute. That said, it could be east GA, SC, TN...all within 2 hours or so of Aiken. Pine Top, Paradise, Full Gallop, Tryon, River Glen,...
  12. I think they helped my knees. Nothing dramatic...

    I think they helped my knees. Nothing dramatic but I noticed a difference. Definitely worth a shot. You probably already know this but try not to ride with super short stirrups for any longer period...
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    Need some words of encouragement +

    I have been horse-less almost 3 years now. Almost unimaginable to me. I am a second year med student. Due to that and (reluctantly) living in a big, expensive city I haven't been able to buy another....
  14. NO on a young prospect. YES/maybe on a horse that...

    NO on a young prospect. YES/maybe on a horse that was already doing his job and like the others have said, you weren't planning on ramping up the intensity. Eventing isn't easy on the joints, and I...
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    hated mine. i thought my leg position was just...

    hated mine. i thought my leg position was just bad, but it was the saddle. i always slipped going down banks and it was just not good for XC in my experience. maybe to novice its ok, but i wouldn't...
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    in my experience i have found bigger-boned horses...

    in my experience i have found bigger-boned horses to be a lot more sound and sane. it's a generalization with a lot of exceptions, but when i was breaking them the bigger boned horses were usually...
  17. I shared too. I went to Auburn (animal science)...

    I shared too. I went to Auburn (animal science) and have a lot of friends and know vet students in the Columbus/Auburn area.
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    Just chiming in to say I had a ridiculously long...

    Just chiming in to say I had a ridiculously long backed horse that could jump the moon. Dressage wasn't his easiest phase, but I could make a 30 on him at novice and I was (am) a so-so rider. So...
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    good idea! thanks! you'd think after i have moved...

    good idea! thanks! you'd think after i have moved 4 or 5 times with horses I would have figured that out by now :) but I totally forgot.
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    Boarding around Rome, GA?

    I'm about to be working in Rome and I was curious if there are any affordable boarding barns around and south of that area. I'll be commuting from Smyrna, so anywhere in between. I had to sell my...
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    Jimmy Wofford's book is GREAT for gymnastics....

    Jimmy Wofford's book is GREAT for gymnastics. I've had several people tell me that sometimes you really just need to drop their mouth and let them figure it out. I was bad about fighting back and...
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    fwiw, one of my professors (20+ year neurosurgeon...

    fwiw, one of my professors (20+ year neurosurgeon in Chicago and Atlanta) noted that a lot of concussions seem to be worse with the new helmet technology. Due to Diffuse Axonal Injury, instead of the...
  23. So cute...I love the name too. You could always...

    So cute...I love the name too. You could always name him Obama :lol::lol:

    I like Porter too, if you're not gonna go with Malarkey!
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    My friend looked it up earlier. I sent her the...

    My friend looked it up earlier. I sent her the link and she said her boyfriend was his jock at Laurel in 2010. Small world. Some guy named Gambor had him and from her text it looks like Bliss bought...
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    Mine aren't quite ready for the Big Catalog, but...

    Mine aren't quite ready for the Big Catalog, but they would slide in wet conditions if I didn't tape them. I did one or two strands of electrical tape at the top strap and bottom (sometimes the top...
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