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    While I am always nice to people who come onto...

    While I am always nice to people who come onto the property where I board and happy to answer questions for them ("No, we do not rent horses. This is a boarding barn only, we don't have school...
  2. Well, if it were in S.F., he'd just assume it was...

    Well, if it were in S.F., he'd just assume it was a Giants fan who particularly liked pitcher Matt Cain (referred to as "The Horse"). Unfortunately, Matt is now on the DL - lameness in the right...
  3. Bit O' Britain also has bridle parts in their...

    Bit O' Britain also has bridle parts in their catalogue.
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    When my horse was four, I didn't get on him...

    When my horse was four, I didn't get on him without a vest. At his first few shows, I wore my eventing vest (black) over my dressage coat (coat wouldn't fit over it). I only show recognized and it...
  5. How wonderful that he lived that long and that...

    How wonderful that he lived that long and that she had him all that time! Appies is TOUGH!! Most of mine have made it well into their 20s, and my last horse's dam lived to be 38, his sire 29. My...
  6. I was at the Grand National Horse Show at the Cow...

    I was at the Grand National Horse Show at the Cow Palace the year that she won the open reining on Ronteza, even though the mare slipped and fell during her cattle work. Mare was up in a flash and...
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    Don't know about Marin, though I boarded in San...

    Don't know about Marin, though I boarded in San Anselmo, then Novato many years ago. I live in Concord, work in SF. Retired my old horse to Mar Val in Lodi. They took wonderful care of him. It's ...
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    And if you go with Noelting, be prepared to go...

    And if you go with Noelting, be prepared to go with/resist being pushed to purchase a $37K+ horse that "would be a perfect fit for you." (Actually, that figure is from over five years go, it's...
  9. Well, I do know that when my best friend's...

    Well, I do know that when my best friend's husband got transferred from California to NC, his employer (a bank) paid moving expenses for two horses, their truck, horse trailer and one of their cars. ...
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    A deceased friend - lovely lady - had a huge TB...

    A deceased friend - lovely lady - had a huge TB stallion that certainly could win the "Sweetest" award. She was older and overweight most of the time I knew her (though she lost weight as she aged)....
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    I've heard Diamant stories that paint him as...

    I've heard Diamant stories that paint him as anything but "nice," and a friend had a Diamant son (gelding), who while not vicious, was a real PITA with a bad attitude about ever doing any real work.
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    If he's ApHC registered, you can get...

    If he's ApHC registered, you can get points/recognition for showing open if you sign up for ACAAP, and of course, ApHC has halter/lunge classes at their breed shows. The details for hardship...
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    Well, he doesn't show OBVIOUS paint...

    Well, he doesn't show OBVIOUS paint characteristics (all the QH crossing has given quite a few Appies bald faces), so if you geld him and play dumb about the Paint part of his pedigree, he CAN be...
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    What a flashy cutie. My present App is the most...

    What a flashy cutie. My present App is the most minimally marked of the Appies I have owned, with a snowflake blanket, blaze and hind socks. Your youngster is all about color. Sire/dam lines?
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    Two words: "Fame Wh-res"

    Two words: "Fame Wh-res"
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    Ah, here we go with nature versus nurture. Well...

    Ah, here we go with nature versus nurture. Well trained dog shouldn't be a problem. Appy breeder friends had a Staffie as a barn dog. The biggest danger from him was messing up your breeches with...
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    Unless you're using ProChoice boots or flexwraps...

    Unless you're using ProChoice boots or flexwraps (or maybe the eventer arrangement of a wrap/sleeve/vetwrap), I'm aware of no boots or wraps that truly support. If you wrapped a polo tight enough to...
  18. Well....Mr. Spooky Mark...had a hissy about those...

    Well....Mr. Spooky Mark...had a hissy about those lions when I tried to LEAD him past them. But an hour later when I RODE him past them he didn't turn a hair. Just like quite a few horses at MarVal...
  19. Breeder afterwards said she'd have been $10 to...

    Breeder afterwards said she'd have been $10 to $100K richer if anyone had videoed it and she submitted it to AFV.
  20. OMG. Billy goats: Classic story. A small-time...

    OMG. Billy goats: Classic story. A small-time backyard breeder I knew turned out a 2 year old filly in a corral attached to the back of her barn. Fenceline was shared with a neighbor who had a...
  21. Oh, yes, even my old Erik, the calmest horse in...

    Oh, yes, even my old Erik, the calmest horse in the freakin' world, lost it the first time he saw the 200-300 Goats-R-Us employees on the job! And I was riding bareback at the time. We did a 180...
  22. I had to put down my old fellow I owned for 20...

    I had to put down my old fellow I owned for 20 years in 2010 due to lymphoma. He'd already retired, so I was probably more prepared to deal with his death than you would be with a six year old. ...
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    Well, for what it's worth, my guy has a large...

    Well, for what it's worth, my guy has a large paddock he can go out into any time - and he does like to hang in the sun - and he is shiny and bright (when not covered in dust) as a new copper penny....
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    Having a chestnut, not a problem for me. The...

    Having a chestnut, not a problem for me. The whole "make it painful to hit the jumps" thing is lost on me, and I used to do H/J and Event. Many, many moons ago read Toptani on show jumping, and he...
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    Mmmm...someone willing to write off $15K so...

    Mmmm...someone willing to write off $15K so casually probably didn't bother to have him insured.
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