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    Sorry, but no one should be making excuses for...

    Sorry, but no one should be making excuses for someone who is actually physically assaulting someone, no matter the circumstances. So he was angry? OK, a verbal lashing is just as effective in...
  2. This is totally the case with me. We get around...

    This is totally the case with me. We get around XC great (maybe with some time faults, as we're slow), but stadium is our bogey round. For this precise reason; less time to fix mistakes. My Ollie can...
  3. Let me also clarify that although they emphasize...

    Let me also clarify that although they emphasize it, I often fail. :lol: Darn luggy drafty thing...
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    I thought I loved my M. Toulouse I used to have....

    I thought I loved my M. Toulouse I used to have. Until I sat in an Albion. I hugged it after I got off.
  5. I guess I've been blessed with good eventing...

    I guess I've been blessed with good eventing trainers, as mine have always emphasized straightness and quality of canter while jumping.
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    Given his size, I'm pretty sure his mother was...

    Given his size, I'm pretty sure his mother was NOT a hamster.
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    Hang in there. If it is rheumatoid arthritis, it...

    Hang in there. If it is rheumatoid arthritis, it might not be the end of your riding. I have lupus, so some of the rheumatoid symptoms plus lots of other stuff going on. I still go out and ride...
  8. I know that one particular fence at my CT this...

    I know that one particular fence at my CT this weekend gave quite a few people trouble. Fourth fence in a grass arena with a lot of trees. Went into the shade with a left turn into the jump, and you...
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    Shameless brag

    Yesterday, Ollie and I had our first show since moving to Texas ten months ago. We've had some real struggles with him regressing to being a pighead with not turning, popping his shoulder, etc., but...
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    I wear my weird like a badge of honor.

    I wear my weird like a badge of honor.
  11. Well I sure hope I'll still be eventing at 65....

    Well I sure hope I'll still be eventing at 65. May take until then for my balls to really drop.
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    Man, I wish Ollie wasn't, as Nick Larkin said of...

    Man, I wish Ollie wasn't, as Nick Larkin said of him, "hard of hearing." He's all durrrrrr, did you say something? Not to say he hasn't improved over time, but he's still oafy.
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    Oh he's elastic alright! He snaps himself right...

    Oh he's elastic alright! He snaps himself right out of the ring sometimes with some great shoulder action.

    (You don't have to be gooood to be an eventer. Or gutsy either. Ollie and I are proof of...
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    "What's a half halt?" - Ollie.

    "What's a half halt?" - Ollie.
  15. Lovely rides!

    Lovely rides!
  16. I have another Lebowski-ish name! The Dude...

    I have another Lebowski-ish name! The Dude Abides. Basically, he's like a big horse version of the Big Lebowski...can't be too bothered about anything and is just a chill dude draft cross. it suits...
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    OMG, I did this when I first got Ollie too! Last...

    OMG, I did this when I first got Ollie too! Last horse was 15.3, and Ollie is 16.2. People always think Olls is bigger than he is, too, because he's just so....substantial. LOL.
  18. I'm really so sorry about all this :( I broke my...

    I'm really so sorry about all this :( I broke my femur right at the knee when I was 19 (The lateral femoral condyle - little knob at the end). WHile it's never been the same, and I have all sorts of...
  19. What areas of North DFW are you open to driving...

    What areas of North DFW are you open to driving to?
  20. I have the same saddle, and my horse is very...

    I have the same saddle, and my horse is very similarly built to yours, except less withers. Same dips, big shoulder, back, etc. I'm 5'6" but with short legs and a long femur, and this saddle has...
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    That's kind of total balls. PLENTY of QHs and...

    That's kind of total balls. PLENTY of QHs and Appendixes. my barnmate has a super awesome QH she's been leasing, and they've been eyeing a move up to Training. My BFF has an Appendix who is doing his...
  22. I am so in love with him. His spirit. His...

    I am so in love with him. His spirit. His determination. What a special guy.
  23. Felicia is awesome, isn't she? :)

    Felicia is awesome, isn't she? :)
  24. Spectators are welcome! Yep my barn is up in Anna...

    Spectators are welcome! Yep my barn is up in Anna - Rose Hill. He'll be back Easter weekend.
  25. Had the best Nick Larkin experience this weekend

    It wasn't really a clinic - it was all individual lessons, and I had two for jumping, one flat. He was pretty amazing at honing in on our issues immediately. I'll be writing about it all soon, but it...
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