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  1. All the schools on your list are solid...

    All the schools on your list are solid academically but are very different campus environments. You really need to start by visiting and maybe staying overnight in the dorms to see where you'll be...
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    Devon uses points from 15 horse shows for the...

    Devon uses points from 15 horse shows for the "qualifying: hunter & jumper divisions. That's still more than I show but its nice to see some sort of cap in place!
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    It's July 12

    It's July 12
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    A 6 year old clone of my guy please!

    A 6 year old clone of my guy please!
  5. My AWB mare was pretty snarky when I got her. ...

    My AWB mare was pretty snarky when I got her. For her it wasn't just getting rid of the causes of pain, but also have to eliminate the fear & anticipation of it. She was very girthy, from previous...
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    If you have Geoff Teall be aware that he frowns...

    If you have Geoff Teall be aware that he frowns on petting your horse & feeding treats, among other things.

    I'd suggest Ron Zohar. I always finish his clinics a more confident rider than I...
  7. I was taught that you always pin your number on...

    I was taught that you always pin your number on the side of the gate manager as a courtesy.
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    Also, make sure you take your daughter's...

    Also, make sure you take your daughter's age/competition status into account as you handle the finances. If she's over 18 and is paid as part of the sale of a horse she doesn't own, you might be...
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    Pilates! Core strength is the key for...

    Pilates! Core strength is the key for protecting your back. Stretching & chiro are also important. Riding muscles are very specific and can be too much of a good thing if you get out of balance.
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    Wy Not

    Wy Not
  11. Thread: Atlanta Barns

    by GaMare
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    You can try http://www.falconridgestables.com/ ...

    You can try http://www.falconridgestables.com/ I've been there forever & have been thrilled with the training & care. They've got a good assistant trainer teaching on the weekend & 6:30 & 7pm...
  12. OP- I feel your pain! Right now I'm working...

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    I feel your pain! Right now I'm working on matching up my first horse with a free leaser because I think she's happier with a person that she doesn't have to share.

    I found a rock star of...
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    I'm guessing the Tryon ad you saw is for the 2015...

    I'm guessing the Tryon ad you saw is for the 2015 CH/AA Jumper Regionals that they are hosting this July 4 weekend.
  14. Thread: Barn Names

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    Clifford or Ford Redford Erik (the Red)

    Clifford or Ford
    Redford
    Erik (the Red)
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    OP- What do you do when she starts to get stiff...

    OP- What do you do when she starts to get stiff through the neck & suck back? Are you trying to push her forward? Avoiding the temptation to use your hands to change the stiff neck?

    Since...
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    Pilates!!!

    Pilates!!!
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    Simone- for Nina Simone You could use her song...

    Simone- for Nina Simone

    You could use her song or album names for a show name:
    Silk & Soul (my favorite)
    Feelin Good
  18. OP- Since you're in Texas it's time to channel a...

    OP- Since you're in Texas it's time to channel a bit of Southern "Bless Your Heart" sweetness. Go ahead and post the ads. If possible, avoid using the words free lease. If your friend sees the...
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    OP- Let me see if I can circle back to your...

    OP- Let me see if I can circle back to your original ask- advice on balancing a full time job, horses & a relationship. DH is extremely supportive of my horse life (Proposed after I got home from a...
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    OP- Kudos to trying to lay the issue to rest. I...

    OP- Kudos to trying to lay the issue to rest. I think the entire barn will be happier if you can maintain be cordial to each other. A bad start like this is a very legitimate reason to take some...
  21. A couple of thoughts for you: - When trainer is...

    A couple of thoughts for you:
    - When trainer is travelling, your day(s) off are unlikely to happen as horses will still require supervision. Make sure you agree up front what will be done about...
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    OP- Another vote for the sports psychologist. ...

    OP- Another vote for the sports psychologist.

    It sounds like you're so focused on what everyone thinks & on whether you're competitive that you can't get out of your own way. It may help if you...
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    OP- You mentioned she's been a little anxious...

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    You mentioned she's been a little anxious since she moved in. The change is definitely enough to cause stomach upset or even ulcers so I'd look at a digestive supplement/antacid for the next...
  24. So sorry you & your boy are going through this. ...

    So sorry you & your boy are going through this. I've been there on the DDFT & my guy made a miraculous recovery.

    There have been several studies that show aggressive icing can reduce the risk...
  25. For schooling shows, could you put up a temporary...

    For schooling shows, could you put up a temporary fence (jump standards & poles) to split the space into a rectangular show arena and separate warm up space? If so, I think you'd be fine.
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