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    Well, they're saying Bel Air may be the epicenter...

    Well, they're saying Bel Air may be the epicenter of this next round, but so far not a flake has fallen. And I'm FINE if it doesn't!

    I actually got out to the barn today! I do still have a horse,...
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    Here in Bel Air we've got about 26" and I hear...

    Here in Bel Air we've got about 26" and I hear the ugly rumor of a foot more, too.

    I think I still have a horse....at this point, I don't know.

    I have to say our barn manager was GREAT. She...
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    Went with my non-horsey husband and we both loved it!

    It was amazing...Cirque du Soleil with horses doesn't begin to describe it. It was a truly multi-dimensional performance, and the horses were not just "show ponies" but were truly performers and...
  4. Now they're making high-end HORSE perfumes?

    Just in time for the holidays?! From NY Mag/The Cut:

    The Annie Oakley fragrance company launched a new collection named Journeys, which includes three products for horses — lavender muzzle oil...
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    Don't know about the hoof putty, but the gel is...

    Don't know about the hoof putty, but the gel is my friend....my farrier even waits 'til I put it on before he lets me turn my horse out...
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    Anyone heard of Legend IM, not IV?

    An eventing trainer who was at our barn this week mentioned using Legend IM instead of IV. She uses this for her horses and feels that for those without a critical situation, ie maintenance, the IM...
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    You know...even though I'm a notorious nervous...

    You know...even though I'm a notorious nervous wreck at horse shows, I have gone in alone.

    Now, it wasn't rated, no, but the shows mattered to me. I went in alone because:

    a. My trainers - yes,...
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    I tried MTG one time on my chestnut TB for a skin...

    I tried MTG one time on my chestnut TB for a skin issue -- spent more time getting if OFF him because of his intense reaction to it.

    I called the company and after some fuss, found out that there...
  9. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!! That is so great!!!!!!!!!! ...

    Oh WOW!!!!!!!!! That is so great!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS! I know how hard you work, and I'm very sure you earned that recognition.

    GOOD for you!!!!!! I want FULL details at the barn!
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    ummm...I'm not seeing the "pros" here. It's...

    ummm...I'm not seeing the "pros" here.

    It's nice that this trainer helps others....but it's apparently at the expense of others. And without their agreement.

    Add in the lousy feed, etc, and I'm...
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    After the usual "check for ulcers, maybe some...

    After the usual "check for ulcers, maybe some magnesium and B vitamin supplements" stuff, I'd say two things:

    As a WB she IS still young. Ride her like a greenie -- dictating ride, always bending,...
  12. FWIW, I think the "Symptoms" can be so diverse,...

    FWIW, I think the "Symptoms" can be so diverse, and so subtle, that it's a hard call.

    My horse was in the very low positives on ELISA, just enough over "equivocal" to be sure, but not a whole lot....
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    #1: IV Legend #2: Cosequin ASU #3: other...

    #1: IV Legend

    #2: Cosequin ASU

    #3: other Cosequins

    PLUS I would add in MSM with any/all of those
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    work out once a week with a personal trainer who...

    work out once a week with a personal trainer who emphasizes core strength and since November I take International Latin Ballroom Dance classes, which are a good match with riding.

    I do an hour...
  15. have both, like the Bow Balance better for...

    have both, like the Bow Balance better for putting my leg in a more proper position...but any HS is waaaaay better than a knockoff IMO...
  16. TOO cute! I've taken up ballroom dancing, and...

    TOO cute!

    I've taken up ballroom dancing, and being the competitive wench that I am, I'm competing in it, so I now have LOTS of rhinestones in my house.

    Which means, I've just done a martini...
  17. NOT necessary, but very convenient. I keep my...

    NOT necessary, but very convenient.

    I keep my show gear packed and ready to be loaded into my truck and trailer all the time. It's the only thing I own that IS actually cleaned after use and put...
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    I've got a new Pessoa AO that I love, a made in...

    I've got a new Pessoa AO that I love, a made in Walsall, England Exselle Debut that I also love, and have had a saddle from one of the Argentine production firms (St. Lourdes) and also a Ruiz Diaz. I...
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    about middling? Sane - absolutely. Sound -...

    about middling?

    Sane - absolutely. Sound - non-negotiable. Athletic - necessary.

    First I want the horse to be capable of saving my sorry butt when I screw up - now that doesn't mean it'll be...
  20. What SHOULD I do? Keep my leg on, my eye up, my...

    What SHOULD I do? Keep my leg on, my eye up, my back straight and just ride - my horse can jump from a wiiiide range of "spots" and it'll all be fine.

    What DO I do? Panic...curse...lean...curse...
  21. Poll: only ever one horse at a time, but, uh, well....5...

    only ever one horse at a time, but, uh, well....5 bridles. And only because I sold one....
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    OK...NOW I need a scorecard. Is this correct? ...

    OK...NOW I need a scorecard. Is this correct?

    * GG and Con Air get on the trailer together.
    * GG is dropped off AS Con Air at the Wards' -- name is changed to Kanye and he's leased out to someone...
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    Sell things! Do you REALLY use that fancy...

    Sell things!

    Do you REALLY use that fancy dress sheet? Does one horse need 9 halters? Does one rider, who shows one day a week at most, need FIVE show coats?

    I know I didn't, so off to the...
  24. If you're going all the way to Hockessin, what...

    If you're going all the way to Hockessin, what about Maryland Saddlery off i83 in Butler? Or even Bit of Britain in Oxford PA off Rt 1?
  25. There is a minimum requirement, but after that,...

    There is a minimum requirement, but after that, it depends on the horses' jobs.

    The stay at homes get the basic set; the show horses get add ons. Some other horse get one or more other things...
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