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    Thanks. He is about 30+ pounds at 4 months old...

    Thanks. He is about 30+ pounds at 4 months old and has huge feet, so although there might be some beagle in there, there is also something HUGE in his parentage. I think he'll max out above 70...
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    Thanks for this. I didn't want to be...

    Thanks for this. I didn't want to be argumentative because I came on here for honest feedback but I was tempted to set the record straight about the locking jaw myth.

    I see many pit bulls in...
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    ^^WD I hope you are never sorry for being the...

    ^^WD I hope you are never sorry for being the voice of reason, compassion, and class.
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    Thanks for all of the responses. We will check...

    Thanks for all of the responses. We will check with our insurance company. There are so many pit bulls and mixes in our neighborhood my guess is there will not be much of a problem.

    I will not...
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    I'm concerned he might be very vicious. My...

    I'm concerned he might be very vicious. My husband found this disturbing photo evidence on the rescue page: ...
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    I don't have my own pix as the adoption...

    I don't have my own pix as the adoption application is pending, but this is the dog rescue's picture of him from this weekend's sidewalk adoption show. As you can see, he is a very anxious, insecure...
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    Thanks. I'm wondering if he even is a pit bull. ...

    Thanks. I'm wondering if he even is a pit bull.
    This is him at 10 weeks:

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/pet-uploads.adoptapet.com/d/5/1/120990770.jpg?336w

    What do you think?

    You can't see...
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    Pit bull mix as barn dog?

    (sorry I also posted this in Off Topic and can't figure out how to delete it, but it's horse related so I meant to put it here)

    My husband and I just put in an application to adopt a 4-month old...
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    Pit mix as barn dog?

    My husband and I just put in an application to adopt a 4-month old Pit Bull - somethingerother mix. I think the somethingerother includes some hound, maybe, because of tiny spots on his belly, and...
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    Pit mix as barn dog?

    My husband and I just put in an application to adopt a 4-month old Pit Bull - somethingerother mix. I think the somethingerother includes some hound, maybe, because of tiny spots on his belly, and...
  11. And we learned we don't need to walk in warmup...

    And we learned we don't need to walk in warmup other than the walk from the trailer. As soon as we get to warmup we trot a couple of circles each way and go right to canter, otherwise she gets too...
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    I agree, but with a horse who has given what he...

    I agree, but with a horse who has given what he could at the highest levels over the years, owned by people of means, the answer is pretty easy: give him whatever he needs.

    It's not an...
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    I'd been telling myself that when I ride my (hot,...

    I'd been telling myself that when I ride my (hot, occasionally silly, greenish) horse I have to "focus on the horse," which precludes equitating / excuses my defensive posture. A winter of lessons...
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    By the time they're through with you you'll wish...

    By the time they're through with you you'll wish the bears had gotten to you first.
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    Waredaca is indeed a totally awesome community...

    Waredaca is indeed a totally awesome community and it's so great that your husband is a part of it.

    My husband, whom I found as a semi-feral green-broke 41-year-old seven years ago (on line, no...
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    I'm glad you're not roaching his mane, which is...

    I'm glad you're not roaching his mane, which is quite pretty. I'd have volunteered to braid if a gaggle of youngsters hadn't offered.
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    Mine's good for a few more years but I treated...

    Mine's good for a few more years but I treated myself to a custom helmet cover for x-c. Made myself wait till I'd finished a full HT before getting myself big-girl colors (navy and yellow). So no...
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    In addition to the standard unrecognized HT there...

    In addition to the standard unrecognized HT there are also some other opportunities to practice.

    Waredaca does "three phase Tuesdays" where you can do any combination of phases, including...
  19. She is amazing. So calm and relaxed, nothing a...

    She is amazing. So calm and relaxed, nothing a big deal. Then before you know it you're like - wait, did I just jump that? Cool!
  20. Spinoff: the most supportive thing someone's said or done for you as a rider?

    The bullying/ un-supportive thread got me thinking about all of the ways the horsemen and women in my life have helped me along over the years. Cattiness and nasty attitudes toward heavier riders...
  21. I am still in this boat. Right now my plan is to...

    I am still in this boat. Right now my plan is to work on one thing at a time rather than trying for general, undefined "improvement." Earlier this spring I bombed miserably in a demo ride for USEA...
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    Like a Rock Engine Block V8 Towing Package ...

    Like a Rock
    Engine Block
    V8
    Towing Package
    Good Talk Russ (front Chevy Chase's vacation- also matches his chestnut coat)
    Flatbed
  23. Reading some of these posts makes me feel very...

    Reading some of these posts makes me feel very fortunate. I ride at the Happiest Place on Earth. Nobody's blowing smoke up my a$$ but I've never heard a nasty word there.

    Children can be...
  24. That sounds very difficult. Sorry you won't be...

    That sounds very difficult. Sorry you won't be able to continue at the 1*/Intermediate level with this lovely horse.

    It sounds like you can't do anything with him that you haven't done before--...
  25. Fool Me Once

    Fool Me Once
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