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    Be careful with the Goonies! I also loved that...

    Be careful with the Goonies! I also loved that movie growing up. It is in the children's section of our library and brought it home for my then 7 year old daughter just recently. Wow - swearing,...
  2. Horse Show Managers - how are you storing your ribbon boxes??? Need creative input!

    Hi,
    We run lots and lots and LOTS of horse shows between 4 riding teams, team Zone finals, and open shows. Currently we store our vast amounts of ribbon boxes on "oh so attractive" shelving units...
  3. Hot, hot, HOT TB/Connemara - what bit/bridle?

    Hi!

    I am a long time horse professional. Yes, we flat. Yes, we work on conventional excersises to make hony listen. I am looking for some new ideas for this horse. Hony sized jumper - done WEF...
  4. My husband bought me a horse for Christmas. We...

    My husband bought me a horse for Christmas. We have a large school string and this horse was not liking being a school horse. I took to riding him (as no one else would) and found his passion was...
  5. Love, love, love the idea!!! Ok - what do...

    Love, love, love the idea!!!

    Ok - what do you need and how much for each part? (if you would please share??)
  6. Horses from College Program needing homes - Western MA

    Hi,

    We have three horses we are currently looking for good homes for. All are free to good homes.

    1. Maggie - very kind grey TB mare, 14 years old, 15.3 hands. She has a background in local...
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    Tell me about Ainsley saddles

    Hi!

    I love tack. I like knowing about different brands and what their good points are and not so good points are. I certainly "know" the Ainsley brand but I don't really know anything about...
  8. Ahhh - this brings back memories for me. Many...

    Ahhh - this brings back memories for me. Many years ago when I was a young professional, I took some of my lesson kids to a local but nice rated show. It was sooooooooooooooo hot that day. I had...
  9. Well the article was an EYE for distance not FEEL...

    Well the article was an EYE for distance not FEEL for distance. The riders I mentioned have exceptional feel, talent and communication skills with their horses no dispute there. However...does Tori...
  10. Where were Tori, Scott, McLain, Kent, Boyd and Phillip in "An Eye for Distance"?

    Might need a flame suit here when I say I was dissappointed to read the IMO "weak" article that accompanied the cover on this week's Chronicle, "An Eye for Distance".

    I mean no disrespect to the...
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    Tough situation. I would say big, tall privacy...

    Tough situation. I would say big, tall privacy fence would be a good first step!
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    Stoneleigh Burnham event - LOVELY!

    Hi All,

    I volunteered today at Stoneleigh and if you are like me and have not been up to their event is several years, you must GO! It was absolutely gorgeous. The grounds were stunning. They...
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    Embarrassing price mistakes you've made

    I know - weird title - I couldn't think of the right words.

    So, I was reading on another thread about how someone thought they heard a horse was for sale for $15k but in reality it was $150k. Got...
  14. "I have a personal matter and I won't be in on...

    "I have a personal matter and I won't be in on Wednesday (or whatever day)" seems to work wonders. No need to expound on that simple sentence. It is none of their business at this stage!
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    Frank Bassett puts lovely training on horses from...

    Frank Bassett puts lovely training on horses from what I have seen.
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    It seems that there is not much of this offered...

    It seems that there is not much of this offered in h/j land. There is an AWESOME eventing instensive riding camp for Jrs. at GMHA in Vermont. I think it is called the Jr. Horsemanship Camp or...
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    I had a slug of a WB years ago. Too much...

    I had a slug of a WB years ago. Too much traditional warm up and he was dead in the show ring - hard to believe he could be even more dead than usual but he was! The best dressage test I ever had...
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    Try "Simply Fresh" brand Raspberry Lemonade ( in...

    Try "Simply Fresh" brand Raspberry Lemonade ( in the orange juice section at most grocery stores). Add some white wine - yummy. I do about 1/2 to 1/2.

    And, having it "plain" dressed up with...
  19. Original poster here. Yes...in review...I agree,...

    Original poster here. Yes...in review...I agree, my kid and horse were just a bit overfaced that day and couldn't put it together in those moments, in that ring, over that course. Neither did...
  20. Show courses starting with oxer as 1st jump - thoughts?

    Hi,

    Talking jumpers and equitation here mostly. Haven't seen hunters start off with an oxer much if ever that I can recall but maybe they do in Florida at the AA's??

    It seems like the big time...
  21. The Getty Museum is really cool and free! I am...

    The Getty Museum is really cool and free! I am not into "art" perse but this activity was recommended to me and I am SO GLAD I took advantage of it. It was memorable!
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    Laurierace -hahaha. I was totally thinking the...

    Laurierace -hahaha. I was totally thinking the same thing. The little kid in me says - AWESOME!!! The adult in me says - liability nightmare!
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    I learned in a dance class I took in college -...

    I learned in a dance class I took in college - take small bandaids and tape those suckers down. You have to pull the bandaid across firmly. YOu get used to the pain of ripping the bandaids off...
  24. I'll second the caprese skewers. A platter of...

    I'll second the caprese skewers. A platter of them looks really nice and they are delish!!! Be sure to drip a balsamic vinegar reduction over them for extra yumminess! These are my new "go to"...
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    Anyone own/work at a batting cage?

    Hi!

    So...my hubby plays adult men's baseball. He and his team go to batting practice several towns away. He tells me that the place is always PACKED and resos need to be made a week in advance....
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