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  1. I used a birth announcement photocard when I got...

    I used a birth announcement photocard when I got my mare. I listed her weight in lbs & ounces and pasted a little pink bow on her in photo shop.
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    Greyhound comb is best bet, as everyone above...

    Greyhound comb is best bet, as everyone above says. It is indeed what the pros & cat show types use.

    I have found long haired cats are actually better in terms of being able to keep cat hair in...
  3. I am cat obsessed, as are my all of my friends...

    I am cat obsessed, as are my all of my friends (why would I be friends with anyone who wasn't??) Even my horse likes them.

    I consider barn cats a perq of boarding - bonus kitties! I have my own...
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    I leased a horse that was a nightmare at the...

    I leased a horse that was a nightmare at the mounting block. I taught him to stand this way - it didn't take long, and he learned it well.

    Have the mounting block in an area where you can really...
  5. I have had that issue b/c I have long legs. I...

    I have had that issue b/c I have long legs. I remember thinking that length of the leg in breeches wouldn't matter, but it does w/some b/c the opening of the leg is hitting a different part of the...
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    yes! cooler, better coverage & longer lasting...

    yes! cooler, better coverage & longer lasting than any of the others I have tried.
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    I assumed they stayed in suites at the Bellagio :)

    I assumed they stayed in suites at the Bellagio :)
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    Fave was "Little Black Goes to the Circus!"

    Fave was "Little Black Goes to the Circus!"
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    There were a few - I had Flip and the Morning &...

    There were a few - I had Flip and the Morning & one other I forget. Both were great -written by the guy who illustrated a lot of the other horse books, Wesley Dennis.

    I was obsessed with the...
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    did anyone read "A Horse Like Mr Ragman"? It was...

    did anyone read "A Horse Like Mr Ragman"? It was similar to Summer Pony. Girl gets ratty pinto, by end of the summer they beat rich girl at the County Fair.
  11. I do like the "choose your own adventure" title. ...

    I do like the "choose your own adventure" title. Seems appropriate.
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    Unfortunately some of the fading is due to the...

    Unfortunately some of the fading is due to the urea & salt in sweat. Depending on the horse, there is only so much you can do.

    In really liked the Schneider's mosquito mesh sheet last year on my...
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    Paula - I also have long legs, but maybe you are...

    Paula - I also have long legs, but maybe you are like me & need long skirts when working in the lab, too? Thanks for the link!
  14. I have never understood hunter hair under the...

    I have never understood hunter hair under the helmet. I have a lot of hair & it is uncomfortable.

    A nice bun is fine.
  15. Thread: Old Ribbons

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    Our summer camp would cut the writing off the...

    Our summer camp would cut the writing off the middle ribbon (make it shorter) & write on with one of those silver or gold paint markers.

    Let me tell you, a tricolor for wining camp wide barn...
  16. I remember my dad using my mother's horse's leg...

    I remember my dad using my mother's horse's leg wraps on himself, and liniment. Absorbine was originally sold for horses & ppl, anyway.

    Hoof maker on my hands. I don't think it does anything...
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    Came here to make the same suggestion! They go...

    Came here to make the same suggestion! They go on sale often & are even cheaper.
  18. He wasn't tied to the porta potty? Then isn't...

    He wasn't tied to the porta potty? Then isn't this just good (perhaps necessary) training :)
  19. Thread: Draft Horses

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    I have loved drafts more or less from afar. I...

    I have loved drafts more or less from afar. I have known a few, never owned any, but love to go to watch their shows. Gorgeous. I also love seeing them working & do get to see a lot of heritage...
  20. As I have been reading 13 pages of this, I...

    As I have been reading 13 pages of this, I realize that I have seen just about every one of these stories acted out by members of a popular horse club in my area, some by its long time president &...
  21. I like the part about removing your underwear...

    I like the part about removing your underwear from a wad :)
  22. My first thought is that such a large place would...

    My first thought is that such a large place would require a lot of people. Too many. I go to the barn to see horses (and a cat or two).
  23. Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my...

    Not me, but the most awesome woman who was my horse's original mom is 76 & an active horsewoman/rider. She started riding when she was 50.

    We are hoping to get her to do her Century ride, but...
  24. I would be careful. I can tell you from my...

    I would be careful. I can tell you from my experiences in Jr High - snarling wildcats ain't got nothin' on girls that come in packs, palomino or no.
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    All the breeches I actually think I look good in...

    All the breeches I actually think I look good in are ribbed. They tend to be flattering/forgiving, as others have said. My fave pair are Kerrits pull ons.
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