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  1. In the saddle seat world, when you take a victory...

    In the saddle seat world, when you take a victory pass, eq rider or not, you ride on the "incorrect" diagonal so as to be sitting in the saddle at the moment of the shot - as the leg that is "up" is...
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    Just about anything in Midway - and that's where...

    Just about anything in Midway - and that's where the horsemen seem to hang out as it is. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal anywhere in Midway ...
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    I have one of the Kensingtons for my parade...

    I have one of the Kensingtons for my parade saddle. Yes one of those big ol' Rose Parade silver laden suckers. I use the top for the pads. I also use a separate bridle bag for the bridle; and another...
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    ASHA has not finalized the rule. We (EWC) are...

    ASHA has not finalized the rule. We (EWC) are working on it to spare lawsuits. And we are specifically staying away from situations like this, where, sorry OP, it becomes a "he-said" "she-said" and...
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    As an aside, I boarded my horse in Portola about...

    As an aside, I boarded my horse in Portola about 15 years ago - and it was $1K / month for board alone then ...
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    I have had Saddlebreds all my life. They are...

    I have had Saddlebreds all my life. They are smart, funny, and courageous when they need to be.

    Riding my mare at home is like "50 First Dates." She snorts and blows at the tarp covering the...
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    Thanks, OneGrayPony. That mare is awesome! She's...

    Thanks, OneGrayPony. That mare is awesome! She's everything I love about this breed and more. About the only thing she doesn't like is flags. Doesn't mind the horse next to her carrying one, but she...
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    The last link for a group that Tiffani posted...

    The last link for a group that Tiffani posted references my mare, who within a two week period ran barrels for the first time:
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    For the OP, and any timid re-rider ... this...

    For the OP, and any timid re-rider ... this thread tells the story (with pics) of one of my ASBs, along with photos of some of my others.
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  10. The blanket that they rep is a Mayatex. Since I...

    The blanket that they rep is a Mayatex. Since I have a short-backed horse, I use the roper size as well, and I've had the same dilemma as you. Cream is actually white, and that is what I would use...
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    I had a trainer once who was very familiar with...

    I had a trainer once who was very familiar with the line. He would never allow me to buy one as in his opinion, they tended to not have good feet.
  12. Once here, please go visit Barbara Molland at...

    Once here, please go visit Barbara Molland at Farfield Farm in Petaluma. Her place is absolutely gorgeous. You will think you walked into the deep south - but in Northern California.

    Happy for...
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    To the OP - I want to thank you for giving me a...

    To the OP - I want to thank you for giving me a daughter's perspective on having your world turned upside down. I am a "stepmonster" to two young ladies who are slightly older than you, and, as I...
  14. One of the best authorities on side saddle in the...

    One of the best authorities on side saddle in the world is in your back yard - Lillian Chaudhary. She is over in the Sacramento area and is a member of the side saddle group (as am I). I'm sure she...
  15. While I like the concept of the stars/stripes, as...

    While I like the concept of the stars/stripes, as well as only the head ... it was drawn by a QH guy.

    The old logo had www.saddlebred.com as part of it ... that was supposedly part of the issue.
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    The original Trigger was part TB part Palomino...

    The original Trigger was part TB part Palomino (grade). Little Trigger is the one that seems to have been high schooled as I found some other videos of the Trigger with 4 whites doing piaffe and some...
  17. My in laws are fine financially. This has come...

    My in laws are fine financially. This has come home to roost the last six months. My mother broke her hip the day we flew out to get married in Hawaii. I spent two hours a day on the phone with the...
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    Case has now been dismissed.

    Case has now been dismissed.
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    Just fielded a phone call from ... drum roll ......

    Just fielded a phone call from ... drum roll ... SUSAN!!! Yes, Doug has made it through surgery. He will still be "under" until tomorrow morning, but his vitals are all good, and we all need to be...
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    Update. Doug is in open heart surgery right now....

    Update. Doug is in open heart surgery right now. It has been a battle to get him here, and we are hoping for the very best of outcomes. He has less than a 50% chance of surviving the surgery - but 2...
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    Not to be Debbie Downer, but Doug will have a...

    Not to be Debbie Downer, but Doug will have a very long road once he is out of sedation. He is still facing the need for open heart surgery and to get his heart strong enough to get there. But these...
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    OK, here's the latest - Susan is exhausted and is...

    OK, here's the latest - Susan is exhausted and is trying to get some sleep, so asked me to update. Doug had a good day today. So good in fact that Susan has to get sleep as she needs to be at the...
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    Update: Today has been a rough day for Susan and...

    Update: Today has been a rough day for Susan and Doug. The doctors decided to do a procedure that was essentially a Hail Mary for him - it was the only thing left to do. They did so, and at first he...
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    Long time ago, I kept my horse at the Valley...

    Long time ago, I kept my horse at the Valley stables in Yosemite. There's an old apple orchard right next to it, well known for bear naps. Rode my horse into the orchard and jumped a log. Bear was...
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    Update: From Susan directly. Heartbreaking news...

    Update: From Susan directly. Heartbreaking news today. The blood pressure issues that led to emergency surgery was due to Doug having another heart attack according to his medical team. They told...
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