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    Ugh, glad you are up and mobile! If you can crack...

    Ugh, glad you are up and mobile! If you can crack jokes and give your camera the finger, I say that's the new criterion for passing the TBI test on xc. Getting the wind knocked out of you does...
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    "Moments of brilliance"

    That was the motto of my weekend of Bro's very first event at the Genesee Valley Hunt HT, debuting at BN!

    I had 3 goals:
    1.) Have a good time
    2.) Finish with a number
    3.) Not get pulled up for...
  3. Turns out I will be heading to tack shop mecca...

    Turns out I will be heading to tack shop mecca next week. Gotta do my Army thang down at Ft Jackson (Columbia, SC) and my trainer has already filled my head with naughty thoughts of tack and...
  4. Apparently I have really skinny ankles...

    Bit the bullet and bought myself a new pair of dress boots. Having a SP gift card also helped enabling. Decided on the Mountain Horse Firenze. Easy on the wallet and people really seem to like the...
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    Carrier feed for vitamins

    Bro has been happily transitioned to full turnout in a huge grassy pasture. He is keeping his weight nicely and with now correct riding and a fitting saddle, starting to muscle up correctly as well....
  6. Hey, turns out I can shoot better in archery...

    Hey, turns out I can shoot better in archery after a few cold ones! I swear, some redneck wedding celebration (on Halloween, camping in tents with waist deep snow)a few years back in the North...
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    From what I've been told after being at a barn...

    From what I've been told after being at a barn with a horse Dx with lepto and getting the implants in both eyes... the implants turn out not be helpful in lepto based ERU cases. Unfortunately, the...
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    Rocking the BN at GVH!!

    Rocking the BN at GVH!!
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    Ch-ch-changes! Happy update post!

    So many changes, so little time!

    I moved Bro to a field board situation at a large event barn at the end of April. He settled in nicely and everybody in the field has finally chilled out. After...
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    I somehow always end up starting at GVH. Very...

    I somehow always end up starting at GVH. Very first ever HT, first Novice event and now just entered my newbie for his first BN. I would expect the Intro course to be very forgiving and and inviting....
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    Quick core exercises suggestions

    I need to get my core back into shape. For too long I've let it slide and with chronic back issues becoming worse, I need to be proactive. My riding has been going in a downward slide since I tweaked...
  12. Bell boots for the sensitive skinned, short coupled horse

    Suggestions for boots for overreaching?

    Horse does not do great in soft pull on rubber bell boots, gets rubs wicked easy. The velcro kind are worse with the seam. He easily over tracks by 5-6" at...
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    Yes, please take some of ours! The county to the...

    Yes, please take some of ours! The county to the south of us has been declared a state of emergency after some serious rains last week and rain is still in the forecast!

    Glad you've got a little...
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    Sorry for the not so great news. As someone with...

    Sorry for the not so great news. As someone with back issues, I feel your pain (maybe not to your extent). Just last night I was riding and thinking, "wow my back is really not helping me". I've done...
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    Should have said "quieter"

    It's not that my hands are moving all over the place, it's that I make billions of minor adjustments without realizing it, making a fussier horse. I need to try to do less micromanaging and more...
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    Need steadier hands

    Been working with a new trainer with my horse and while we're on lesson #3, we just got to canter yesterday. Not because we are out of shape or uncontrollable, just taking everything back to square 1...
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    Switched barns and I'm lovin' it!I

    I took the plunge and moved my horse to a new facility at the end of April. He's now on field board, which he seems to enjoy, and it's cheaper than full board, which my bank account enjoys!

    I've...
  18. OTTB's first dressage show a smashing success!

    So friggin' happy right now!!!

    Took Brolio to a local dressage show with at least "L" rated judges on Saturday riding Intro C and Training 1 and 2. This was also my first show going solo with my...
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    Maddiehorse: Good luck at your show, sounds like...

    Maddiehorse: Good luck at your show, sounds like you two are on the right path!

    Come on everyone, start sharing and spreading the good stuff!
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    Hunt the Good Stuff or Daily HUGs

    I think we need some more optimism and positive posts, after all optimism is contagious!!

    I finished a week long course on Resiliency training for the Army. I'm really glad I did it and have been...
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    After talking with both BMs and visiting Barn B...

    After talking with both BMs and visiting Barn B again, thoroughly checking out the field and shed, I have decided to go with B. I think this situation will be beneficial to both horse and I with...
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    I have decided to bit the bullet, go straight to...

    I have decided to bit the bullet, go straight to the source and inject the joint. It will be within the next 2 weeks by a top sporthorse vet and knock wood, I hope it helps the situation.

    My...
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    To clarify a few points. I have been in...

    To clarify a few points.

    I have been in contact with B since last fall regarding training/lessons and possibility of boarding. Didn't want to make the field board switch right before winter. I...
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    Boarding: Help me not be an A-Hole

    I have given my notice at my current barn and was originally given an open ended time frame of when I was to move my horse. I had contacted 2 other stables before I gave notice. Now I have a dilemma:...
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    We have a trail system similar to the one you...

    We have a trail system similar to the one you describe, but no paved sections.

    If in the parking area or within reasonable walking distance we police our horses' manure. Way out on the trail, we...
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