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    My old TB is 30, and I have had him 26 years. ...

    My old TB is 30, and I have had him 26 years. Mentally he has always been a crabby old man, which made him an excellent teacher of manners for foals. He was evented and foxhunted, now he does...
  2. We've had the neighbors' horses get out, and...

    We've had the neighbors' horses get out, and luckily they usually stay in our ten acres of hay that separates the barnyards. They board a 30 year old, who somehow is an escape artist. If he gets...
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    My Arab mare Maggie was born bright chestnut, but...

    My Arab mare Maggie was born bright chestnut, but had a few white hairs on her legs and muzzle, and now, at 11, would be called "white" by a casual observer. Lola was born black, but again had white...
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    Hello! I realized I never reported the...

    Hello! I realized I never reported the conclusion of this little adventure.

    Last summer I did take Cody to a polo event for a hunt parade. The big factor I was completely unaware of was that...
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    Not all the hunts are strict in the U.S. either. ...

    Not all the hunts are strict in the U.S. either. Here in Minnesota, we have late season hunts in October or November that the masters will excuse formal wear so we can hunt. Riders falling off...
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    I don't know how many people over the years have...

    I don't know how many people over the years have had their first ride on my 29 year old retired eventer-foxhunter, Dash, who I've had for 24 years. In the indoor arena, he is very safe, and knows...
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    We just completely retired our Arab stallion who...

    We just completely retired our Arab stallion who had been on the show circuit all his life and spent the last two years at stud in Southern California. He is now out pretty much 24 hours a day in...
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    And I would never want another horse sniffing...

    And I would never want another horse sniffing mine. That's how some respitory illnesses spread.
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    A skunk digging after some kind of bumble or...

    A skunk digging after some kind of bumble or ground bee nest?
  10. Thread: baby turkeys

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    Turkeys also LOVE greens. They eat clover and...

    Turkeys also LOVE greens. They eat clover and dandelions like crazy.
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    Plastic Water Bucket Repair?

    Hi!

    I have lots of plastic water pails that have cracks in them from ice removal (remember "ice?") in the winter. Do anyone know of a way to patch them?

    Thanks!
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    On Thursday I took Cody out to the kennels to...

    On Thursday I took Cody out to the kennels to walk hounds. The only people there were my husband on his mare, the huntsman on his gelding and one of the masters on her gelding. It did drive home...
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    Thanks! He is fun. I have been taking him out...

    Thanks! He is fun. I have been taking him out on the trails. He is incredibly alert. I'm going to give him time to get his head out of the show ring.

    He is not used to being outside the whole...
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    Another good point! (That's why I threw this...

    Another good point!

    (That's why I threw this out to you all.)

    I did have a very humbling dressage lesson with him. Walk/trot were great, and he even learned shoulders in at the walk. But...
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    Hi! Manny has a wonderful home now, too! He...

    Hi!

    Manny has a wonderful home now, too! He was bought by a family that started hunting. The big lug gets to pack around either one of the parents or the darling daughter. It took him a bit to...
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    Belle Starr, the notorious outlaw in the late...

    Belle Starr, the notorious outlaw in the late 19th century, always rode sidesaddle 'cuz it was ladylike.
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    Eek! I hadn't thought of shameless mare hussies....

    Eek! I hadn't thought of shameless mare hussies. I had already planned to stay a bit apart from the field at checks, so now I'll keep an eye on mares especially.

    Horse in question: (five minute...
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    Stallion in the field?

    This week I am bringing home my Arabian stallion who is retired from the show ring. He was twice national champion in western sidesaddle and won nicely in western pleasure. I have permission from...
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    I hope that your teacher (since you said you are...

    I hope that your teacher (since you said you are taking lessons) is someone who focuses on the positive and is FUN. And then you can focus on that learning and fun. There is a very good chance that...
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    One of my newer mottoes in life is: "Don't...

    One of my newer mottoes in life is:

    "Don't make your problem my problem."

    If you choose a faith/hobby/job that requires you to cold call people at their homes, their castle, their place of...
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    We somehow ended up with eight Arabians and two...

    We somehow ended up with eight Arabians and two TBs. We foxhunt two of the Arab mares. My summer project will be turning my national champion western sidesaddle stallion into a field hunter. Of...
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    Once you have your entrance/parking permits, the...

    Once you have your entrance/parking permits, the 24-hour guards will let you on the grounds anytime. There is activity around the clock in the barns and arenas. Food booths open starting about six,...
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    Keeping the barn clean and neat is esthetic and...

    Keeping the barn clean and neat is esthetic and sensible: my vet has commented to me that the fact that I keep the barn aisles uncluttered is much safer in case a horse would get out into it. Same...
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    My coming-three year old gelding will pick up his...

    My coming-three year old gelding will pick up his jolly ball by the handle and hit other horses with it. The other horses in the pasture find him REALLY irritating.
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    A-moose-ingly beautiful!

    A-moose-ingly beautiful!
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