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  1. You are SO SO right!! I've had the exact same...

    You are SO SO right!! I've had the exact same experience with my guy. If I had a crummy day and I'm dwelling on something, I have to really ask myself if riding is going to be a productive...
  2. I have an arabXmorgan (god help me!) and Quietann...

    I have an arabXmorgan (god help me!) and Quietann nailed it.

    He's a hard little worker and a mischievious little booger. I broke him out myself (I'm an adult ammie) and have trained him ever...
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    Disagree...lunging is only boring if you don't...

    Disagree...lunging is only boring if you don't know how to do it!

    I have two that I'm bringing back into work right now. I lunge them every other day (take turns) for roughly 20 mins. I do:
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    Count me in as another one who is bummed out by...

    Count me in as another one who is bummed out by this loss.
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    Check out the book "Centered Riding" by Sally...

    Check out the book "Centered Riding" by Sally Swift, it has a number of good mental images and descriptors you can use to help.

    I've found that a lot of time at the walk really helps me to get my...
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    kickstarter.com might be another interesting way...

    kickstarter.com might be another interesting way to gauge interest in your product idea and raise the capital to have it actually manufactured.
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    Another vote for lower michigan, either east or...

    Another vote for lower michigan, either east or west side of the state. We have a good assortment of barns and trainers, a few different GMOs, and a few different recognized shows, as well as easy...
  8. did you have a chance to school around the...

    did you have a chance to school around the outside of the ring before your test?

    I always make sure I go ALL the way around the ring before the test. Approaching the judge's booth before the test,...
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    I have had great experiences with both Pam Omer...

    I have had great experiences with both Pam Omer and Lynda at Classic. I echo jn4jenny's sentiments. I think Lynnda still travels sometimes, at least, she did come to my barn about a year ago. I think...
  10. oh. man. that was ADORABLE and hilarious. thank...

    oh. man. that was ADORABLE and hilarious. thank you for sharing.
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    The thing i like best about riding in the morning...

    The thing i like best about riding in the morning is that I'm in a better frame of mind. Working as a consultant often leaves me harried and stressed -- by the time I get to the barn in the evening...
  12. absolutely! once I took a call from a client...

    absolutely! once I took a call from a client while mounted, waiting for my class. but I draw the line at using my laptop while mounted ;)
  13. that is hilarious. thank you for sharing.

    that is hilarious. thank you for sharing.
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    Hah! this is so encouraging to know!

    Hah! this is so encouraging to know!
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    Agree with this. I've raised my greenie from...

    Agree with this. I've raised my greenie from first backing through first level, with the help of my coach. She likes to tell me to think of my hands and arms as side reins.

    Another great analogy...
  16. also try the Wilkers AP pads. You can get them at...

    also try the Wilkers AP pads. You can get them at Dover for a pretty economical price. Mine fits under a 17.5" dressage saddle fine, even though it's AP.
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    built my barn 8 years ago, lined the walls with...

    built my barn 8 years ago, lined the walls with treated 3/4" plywood, 8 feet up. still looks great. no beavering (horses can't reach the edge).
  18. Thanks for the discussion and input, everyone. ...

    Thanks for the discussion and input, everyone.



    glad to know i'm not the only crazy lady.



    Actually, yes, I'm 100% certain. I've got chicken wire running the side of my yard closest to...
  19. WWYD...neighbor's chickens and rooster keep coming over

    I have 20 hens that free range my yard and horse pasture. The people who live on the farmette "next door" to mine (about two acres between us) have a roo and two Banty hens that have made themselves...
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    I used to have a display-less controller. I would...

    I used to have a display-less controller. I would adjust it by lightly stepping on the brakes, and then turning up the power on the controller until I could feel the trailer start to 'drag' the truck...
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    DUMP. HIM.

    DUMP. HIM.
  22. I shine up my ariat heritage and they're good to...

    I shine up my ariat heritage and they're good to go. I was recently on a business trip to Chicago and the weather was crappy, I wore nothing but my trusty paddock boots all week. THe lace up ones...
  23. Doesn't sound strange at all! you're getting to...

    Doesn't sound strange at all! you're getting to know your body.
  24. Had a Brake-Force aftermarket controller in my...

    Had a Brake-Force aftermarket controller in my old 01 F150.

    Have an integrated controller in my '10 F150. Love it. Much better performance. Much less herky-jerky.
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    wow! the carpet thing is a great idea! what is...

    wow! the carpet thing is a great idea!
    what is DG?
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