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    John- I was very apprehensive when I saw that you...

    John- I was very apprehensive when I saw that you had overhauled because I so loved EN from the first Fair Hill you covered, but I love the redesign. I like being able to filter through the articles...
  2. I have 3. Junior (23, OTTB) My sweet, retired...

    I have 3.

    Junior (23, OTTB) My sweet, retired event horse who was awesome in his day. He now lives in the lap of luxury and helps me keep the young boys in line. He is the love of my life.
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    As someone who worked for years in a busy...

    As someone who worked for years in a busy eventing barn and was miserable boarding afterward, you are going to love having your horses and only your horses to care for. I have 2 retirees and my 1...
  4. Thread: Search update

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    My most recent horse was the only one that I...

    My most recent horse was the only one that I looked at. I called a friend that I trusted who sees a lot more horses go through than I would in Tennessee and told him to call me if he saw one that I...
  5. Got an email yesterday that mine was shipping...

    Got an email yesterday that mine was shipping today. Can't wait!
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    I have ridden several horses that did this. I...

    I have ridden several horses that did this. I would say most of them wanted to push their haunches in as they sped up. What has helped me the most on these types of horses is to think shoulder-in or...
  7. I have also worked off board the way that...

    I have also worked off board the way that everyone says not to. I got "paid" a flat rate per day for feeding and mucking. I just reduced my board check each month according to the number of days I...
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    On my old TB who had quite the disdain for...

    On my old TB who had quite the disdain for dressage, I had several interesting comments, usually expressing sympathy. I think my favorite was in FL after he had attempted to run off with me for the...
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    A sports psychologist was suggested to me when I...

    A sports psychologist was suggested to me when I was in a similar situation: had worked for a coach that knew me inside out for years and was suddenly forced into independence. I had a mental fall...
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    I agree with Sandy. Syringe it down his throat. I...

    I agree with Sandy. Syringe it down his throat. I have one who knows if medicine is hidden in any kind of treat or food and will refuse to eat it. The syringe is the only way that I can get medicine...
  11. I take the plunger out of the back of the...

    I take the plunger out of the back of the syringe, hold my finger over the opening, and pour the liquid into the syringe. Then put the plunger back in and give it to the horse. If that makes sense...
  12. Thread: Any teachers???

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    Middle school math teacher! We are on a modified...

    Middle school math teacher! We are on a modified year round schedule, which I love. We get 2 weeks off in the fall, for Christmas, and in the spring, and then a 2 month summer. The breaks come up...
  13. I eat lots of cheese and crackers, pasta (olive...

    I eat lots of cheese and crackers, pasta (olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little parmesan), chicken and rice if I am really "cooking". I will often do what I call a full meal in a few days- veggies...
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    I actually like this team. I too was surprised...

    I actually like this team. I too was surprised about Sinead being left off and assumed something must have come up in the vetting. Too bad for her that last year wasn't an Olympic year.

    I really...
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    I boot or wrap all 4 every ride. My current horse...

    I boot or wrap all 4 every ride. My current horse is happiest in polos; he thinks his Woof boots are itchy. Baxtersmom said it best- boots are cheap, legs are expensive.
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    Simon is absolutely wonderful. Wonderful trainer...

    Simon is absolutely wonderful. Wonderful trainer and barn where horses are the top priority. Of all the teachers I have ever had (school, college, horses, etc.), he is the best by far.
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    I was a math major. I am now a teacher, but...

    I was a math major. I am now a teacher, but worked in banking for a few years first. I focused mostly on theoretical mathematics when I was in school. I decided toward the end of my junior year that...
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    I have this problem as well. I use really strong...

    I have this problem as well. I use really strong sunscreen (as in 100 SPF) and it helps to keep them from getting as bad in the summer time.
  19. I worked for a while for a couple who are very...

    I worked for a while for a couple who are very successful at buying TBs off the steeplechase track and retraining them to foxhunt and/or event. As a whole, their horses always stayed really sound....
  20. One of the most helpful things for me is to stick...

    One of the most helpful things for me is to stick with a trainer that I understand and who in turn understands me and my horse. I get much more out of lessons with people who know me and my...
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    I have one that will do that. If it is only when...

    I have one that will do that. If it is only when you are putting on the saddle, like others have said, it probably isn't narcolepsy but the nerve thing. My horse would also do it if you tried to...
  22. I am 5'2", 125 lbs, 27 yrs old, size 26 riding...

    I am 5'2", 125 lbs, 27 yrs old, size 26 riding pants/ 0-2 regular clothes. I am very hour-glassy, short legs, tall upper body.

    I ride 1 horse a day, 6 days a week, and do farm chores. I walk 1-2...
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    A variation on the leg-yield/shoulder-in methods...

    A variation on the leg-yield/shoulder-in methods that have already been mentioned:

    Try leg yeilding from the quarterline (or center line if the LY is good) to the rail. Straight a couple steps,...
  24. Thread: Ditches!

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    I agree 100% with yb's rant. Get some help from a...

    I agree 100% with yb's rant. Get some help from a good eye on the ground.

    I think it is very important for a horse to be able to walk/trot slowly over a small ditch. They need to understand the...
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    I always use Forschner's. Small piece of brown...

    I always use Forschner's. Small piece of brown paper bag over it, then wrapped with vetrap.
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