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    :lol: Mine just dive bomb the cats, not people.

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    Mine just dive bomb the cats, not people.
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    The Kardashians are the epitomy of everything...

    The Kardashians are the epitomy of everything that is wrong with our society today.
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    Oops, right/left confusion. I amend to RH, but...

    Oops, right/left confusion. I amend to RH, but still low.
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    I'm going to buck the trend... I see left hind...

    I'm going to buck the trend... I see left hind low, maybe an abcess? Hope you get him feeling better!
  5. You could check out Marquis Dressage in Belvidere...

    You could check out Marquis Dressage in Belvidere (about 45 mins. drive or less, can take all country roads). http://www.marquisstables.com/. I don't have personal experience, but I competed in a...
  6. Thread: Craigslist gem

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    I'm wondering if the seller didn't get suckered...

    I'm wondering if the seller didn't get suckered into buying a Rare Przewalski Horse, and is now trying to sucker someone else?
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    I sold my trailer on craigslist! Scammers pop up...

    I sold my trailer on craigslist! Scammers pop up everywhere, as long as you use common sense, you should be fine. When I'm scanning craigslist and see a five-year-old Four-Star Two horse for $2850, I...
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    Zulily has no free shipping, slow delivery times,...

    Zulily has no free shipping, slow delivery times, and a horrible return policy. I found out the hard way. Just be aware.
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    Reins are not important. Horsenalities are very...

    Reins are not important. Horsenalities are very important. And jumping over cow barrels. And prancing next to your pony. All very important. Reins not so much. Ask any Pepperoni. :)
  10. Thread: Draw Reins

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    Hmmm... someone just posted a video of a TB mare...

    Hmmm... someone just posted a video of a TB mare on FB for sale. $15,000. The video shows them riding her in side reins, and JUMPING her in side reins! Is it me, or is jumping in side reins a HUGE...
  11. Thread: Arthritic Horse

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    My arthritis 24-year-old QH is on twice-monthly...

    My arthritis 24-year-old QH is on twice-monthly Pentosan, Recovery EQ, and 24/7 turnout. He's going to his first dressage show with DD this weekend, and shows Open shows once a month or so in...
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    I've put several oldsters down over the years,...

    I've put several oldsters down over the years, and while I don't let the herdmates watch the actual euth process, I always let them spend time with the body after it has been done. I've had horses...
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    Yes, I got the name wrong, the broken bridge jump...

    Yes, I got the name wrong, the broken bridge jump at Rolex was not called the footbridge but I don't remember what it was called. IIRC the broken bridge was made even more difficult by STEEP drop...
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    You're right, my sister and I were there right at...

    You're right, my sister and I were there right at the tape and saw it close up. Stephen Bradley flipped over it, I think they called it the footbridge. The horse walked away but Stephen was airlifted...
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    I have four geldings and it's one big Bromance...

    I have four geldings and it's one big Bromance when I do anything with them. At home, the black horse pushes everyone around so he gets turnout alone. The Buckskin gets picked on by everyone but the...
  16. Thread: Triple Crown

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    His wife was trying to shut him up it looks like.

    His wife was trying to shut him up it looks like.
  17. I'm up in Illinois but we have really bad gnats...

    I'm up in Illinois but we have really bad gnats and they love to eat my horses ears raw! At a loss, I smeared on some all purpose ointment I have, and voila! Keeps the gnats out AND heals up the...
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    I've been reading this thread with interest...

    I've been reading this thread with interest because like you, Nisi, I am at the point in my life where I can't afford to be hurt (50s, MS, significant arthritis). I, too, rode bargain horses and got...
  19. I'm in Illinois, too, and have never found a tick...

    I'm in Illinois, too, and have never found a tick on my horses. Are you in a wooded area?
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    She's wonderful, no doubt, but could have done...

    She's wonderful, no doubt, but could have done without the one helmetless jump pic, as well as the one where she crawls underneath the horses, again sans helmet. I'm sure many young riders look at...
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    I can totally relate, TikiSoo! I currently have a...

    I can totally relate, TikiSoo! I currently have a little black QH I affectionately call "The Cow," aka Angus. I purchased him because I need to stay safe, now that I am in my 50s and have MS. In my...
  22. That happened to me, too. My boy stayed happy and...

    That happened to me, too. My boy stayed happy and calm tied to the trailer for an hour or so before we took away his pony and he flipped out. When I saw him doing airs above the ground while tied to...
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    Many hugs to you. Don't stop looking for answers,...

    Many hugs to you. Don't stop looking for answers, and try to find peace in your new "normal." Horses in your life, even if you can't ride, are very healing in their own way.

    Mary Jo (dxed MS 2001,...
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    A little off the topic of "you know when you're...

    A little off the topic of "you know when you're getting old..." but yesterday I took DD to a local open show. She has a been there done that Buckskin who is normally a trooper, but is TOTALLY freaked...
  25. All I can say is treasure this time! They grow so...

    All I can say is treasure this time! They grow so fast. My daughter just shot up to 5'3" in the past year, and even though she's a featherweight and can still ride her 12.2H Welsh, it's not the same...
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