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  1. Focus on shortening/lengthening your horse's...

    Focus on shortening/lengthening your horse's stride and work to be able to sit the transitions and rhythms. Obviously it helps a ton when your horse is comfortable and doesn't feel like you're riding...
  2. "Crying it out" works for some, and doesn't for...

    "Crying it out" works for some, and doesn't for others.

    I was the kind of baby/toddler that cried until I puked. I was also the youngest and only girl of 3, so I was a huge brat. I've also learned...
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    I'm assuming no plane tickets, one out of state...

    I'm assuming no plane tickets, one out of state (OOS) person is only 1.5 hours away an has set up an appointment for Sunday, the other is 17+ hours away in CO and has not set up an appointment.
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    Horse Selling Courtesy?

    I am in the process of selling my appendix mare and in the last 24 hours I have had 3 calls of people seriously interested in her.

    Out of curiosity, do you let buyers know that you have other...
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    Get your dogs and leave. I could never live...

    Get your dogs and leave.


    I could never live it down if something happened to my parents' dog, so I would grab that guy too. The sitter will either not care at all or frantically call you after...
  6. Thread: Triple Crown

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    While I agree that CC is only the best colt of...

    While I agree that CC is only the best colt of this crop, can you imagine if he wins? His story, the media coverage, I feel like he is exactly what racing needs right now.
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    I have taught two rearers how to load themselves...

    I have taught two rearers how to load themselves in less than ten sessions. One I actually had to keep away from the trailer opening at shows because on more than one occassion he would just load...
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    At my school, an A is an A and is worth 4, B is a...

    At my school, an A is an A and is worth 4, B is a B and 3... AP classes aren't worth more.

    It stinks! I have like two 89's and still only worth 3 each.
  9. Alot of the people that have blogs such as this...

    Alot of the people that have blogs such as this one can't fathom that there are horses that are stronger and NEED bigger bits/equipment, just because Poopsie they have out in the pasture can be...
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    I find this extremely fascinating. I think, if it...

    I find this extremely fascinating. I think, if it does happen, it could be a huge eye opener. Were they harder on their horses then? Simply bred to be better? Do we baby our horses too much, not...
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    Never dated a horse guy, have seriously talked to...

    Never dated a horse guy, have seriously talked to several horse guys before deciding that they were all extremely cocky and obnoxious. :lol:

    Actually, I've been dating a total city/beach boy for a...
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    Do you stop for small animals?

    I was driving to the barn today when all of a sudden two TINY ducklings ran out in front of me from the shade, where I hadn't been able to see them. I swerved and went right over the top of them,...
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    I switch the bight to the outside for flat...

    I switch the bight to the outside for flat classes, right side in eq classes. Never had any issues with switching it over!

    kind of wondering how on earth people manage to get it tangled with a...
  14. I like the idea of Multisyllabic Nickname...

    I like the idea of Multisyllabic Nickname Girlslastname. You can be Multisyllabic Girlslastname professionally, you said it sounds elegant and professional, and when you introduce yourself, say that...
  15. Thread: False tail?

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    I love how getting the tail stuck between the...

    I love how getting the tail stuck between the legs is a "dead giveaway" that the horse has a fakey. Both of the mares I show are big movers with thick (and relaxed!) tails and get their hair stuck...
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    Does it bug anyone else when a famous,...

    Does it bug anyone else when a famous, international rider such as AH refers to his competition horse as "horse" or "it"?

    I dunno, always bugs me. "Akeem" or "he" are not long words. "the" or...
  17. My heart horse passed away January 19. I have a...

    My heart horse passed away January 19. I have a bit of his tail, mane and forelock. I plan on having his barn name tattooed on the inside of my left pinky finger, where it will touch the reins. This...
  18. Block them - they can't see your stuff and you...

    Block them - they can't see your stuff and you can't see theirs.
    Nor can either of you message each other, won't show up in search or friends' lists, etc.
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    People don't normally drink out of hoses?...

    People don't normally drink out of hoses? :confused:
  20. If you don't want to blatantly say "Sorry - not...

    If you don't want to blatantly say "Sorry - not interested" perhaps next time he is at the barn, excuse yourself to leave early because you have a date and don't want to be late.
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    My mare had a SUPER easy life when she came to...

    My mare had a SUPER easy life when she came to me. Now that she's been in work, she absolutely thrives on just a pat on the neck and an upbeat "good girl!" When you rub her forehead she just melts....
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    I assume that he is a farrier full time. If his...

    I assume that he is a farrier full time. If his hands/arm/shoulder get knocked or injured from a horse jerking or kicking, he's going to take time off to heal, which means no money. Not only that,...
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    Dear Breeches Designers, NO I do not have stick...

    Dear Breeches Designers,
    NO I do not have stick legs, YES I have curves! I am an equestrian, I thought that having a little more room for strong calves/legs was a given!
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    I have the IHR Elite Xtreme and I think it's on...

    I have the IHR Elite Xtreme and I think it's on Dover for something like $259 and I looked online for about a week before I found a brand new one in some little online tack store for $149.
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    I can't imagine any reason why someone would...

    I can't imagine any reason why someone would "need" draw reins and a curb effect.

    The only rated speed show I ever went to, someone actually ran a barrel pattern in draw reins. At first I thought...
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