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    So I have been stalking this thread because I had...

    So I have been stalking this thread because I had heard word about these Wap horses, but hadn't seen any for myself. Low and behold I was browsing through horses for sale and came across this Wap...
  2. Thread: at a loss

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    Well, this may not exactly shed golden light upon...

    Well, this may not exactly shed golden light upon your situation, nor is it entirely politically correct, but... I knew a girl with some pretty intense anxiety issues. She had never been hurt, just...
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    Not quite sure what you are getting at? Are you...

    Not quite sure what you are getting at? Are you saying you are just against the attitude of "this is my jump"? I suppose the few instances those trainers have come up and tried to shoo away my...
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    Exactly the same here, except up to 1.40m and...

    Exactly the same here, except up to 1.40m and usually with someone on the ground to help set fences. I haven't had a problem yet--communication is key.

    If I'm not sharing a jump, I will have one...
  5. Thread: Spoon bit

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    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Dee_Ring_Spoon_Bit_p/3...

    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Dee_Ring_Spoon_Bit_p/380.htm

    This?

    I have never seen or used a bit like this before, but also curious to see if anyone has had experience with it.
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    I do this too! This last winter, I got the...

    I do this too! This last winter, I got the Mountain Horse winter pants, and they were so warm I would go to the barn and then straight to the ski slopes! They were perfect!
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    This was my question--how did you get it so...

    This was my question--how did you get it so straight?? You said dry hair--did you not wash it to get the hair out?

    But wow, looks so amazing! :eek: I'm definitely going to have to try it now!
    ...
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    My stallion performed just fine with his parts...

    My stallion performed just fine with his parts and is now a very nice breeding stallion. With his temperment, conformation, bloodlines, and talent, I can see him being very, very successful as a...
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    Coming from someone who rode one of the sweetest,...

    Coming from someone who rode one of the sweetest, most well-behaved, quiet, amazing stallions in the Junior Jumpers... I would say its all about the horse as an individual, regardless of gender and...
  10. Thread: Belly Guards

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    Ebay! I got some very nice ones for very...

    Ebay! I got some very nice ones for very reasonable prices.
  11. This is true--like I also said, its not a big...

    This is true--like I also said, its not a big deal, so I'm surprised to hear this girl making such a big deal out of it. There were three stallions in my barn at one time, I had one, an amateur had...
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    Darnit irkenequine! I was going to rely on your...

    Darnit irkenequine! I was going to rely on your experience! :lol:



    That's my absolute favorite! Make sure you go into a store, too, while you're covered in hair. I clipped one of mine in...
  13. This is what I was thinking... I don't know of...

    This is what I was thinking... I don't know of any BNTs who would tolerate such things, except maybe a couple who are basically owned by one spoiled girl from an extremely wealthy family, and the...
  14. What planet does this girl come from where its so...

    What planet does this girl come from where its so special to have a stallion?? I've worked with plenty of stallions (including riding two as a junior, and trust me, no one thought I was all that for...
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    I always wonder what the people at the checkout...

    I always wonder what the people at the checkout isle must think... :lol: I'm planning to go to CVS myself sometime this week to get KY Jelly for sheath cleaning and some Nair to try this out. Then...
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    This is such a neat idea! I have two horses that...

    This is such a neat idea! I have two horses that have low tolerance for their manes being pulled, and this would be a great alternative. Do you put the nair at the roots underneath the side the...
  17. That brought a tear to my eye. :sadsmile: Love...

    That brought a tear to my eye. :sadsmile:

    Love reading this thread.
  18. I did think of this and tried very hard to...

    I did think of this and tried very hard to arrange my classes in such a way that were best for showing (and riding), but unfortunately it has become almost impossible due to my major requirements...
  19. :lol: Independant study. I went to a school...

    :lol:

    Independant study. I went to a school geared towards athletes, but I also had friends who did independant study through their regular high schools.

    For the longer HITS shows, I know...
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    This. It has been proved the even mice can have...

    This. It has been proved the even mice can have an aversion to something that they have learned to associate with pain. Call it anticipation, conditioning, what have you, but the psychological...
  21. Thread: Dry Lots

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    Dry Lots

    Tell me about your dry lots--what went into the making and how do you maintain it.

    One of my horses has been in a "dry lot," but it has become muddy and mixed with hay from his round bale (didn't...
  22. Thread: Commute

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    I commuted an hour+ for 7 months for an...

    I commuted an hour+ for 7 months for an absolutely phenomenal trainer (a trainer who had been helping my BNT). To me, it was worth it. I made the commute 6 days a week, juggling riding 2-3+ horses...
  23. Thread: DSLD

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    :yes: I have a horse who is not confirmed...

    :yes:

    I have a horse who is not confirmed DSLD, but it is very, very likely that he has it. When the horse first came in (he is a 16 yo retired Hanoverian who has been turned out for 2 years), I...
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    I got asked once if I was a police woman!

    I got asked once if I was a police woman!
  25. Thread: Hackamores

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    Hackamores

    Jumpers, tell me about your hackamores. I'm currently reschooling a horse who has a lot of anxiety about his mouth, and I'm wondering if taking the bit out of the equation wouldn't help...
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