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    Well... that opening statement would worry me -...

    Well... that opening statement would worry me - and I would be lining up other arrangements.

    That said, I have boarded at a NUMBER of places where the BO was not a horse person - and it worked...
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    Yes - this too..... So many times I have been...

    Yes - this too..... So many times I have been asked to help with a horse that has its owner's "number" and many times I have heard from those owners "but thats MEAN! I don't want to be mean, I want...
  3. I remember in the 1990's a few big boarding barns...

    I remember in the 1990's a few big boarding barns in the area (Northern CA) fed only pelleted rations.... not little back yard operations either, one facility I am thinking of housed a few big name...
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    I am going to guess that it isn't that he...

    I am going to guess that it isn't that he actually put more fat on one side - but that its his POSTURE that makes the ribs more visible on one side than the other. I can see what you are talking...
  5. I have seen this work - no bedding, and like...

    I have seen this work - no bedding, and like someone else said, feed inside on the mats.. couple points to consider:

    Mats alone really aren't soft enough to sleep on. Maybe it works for some, but...
  6. I am just chiming in to say I had one that came...

    I am just chiming in to say I had one that came to me with split corners.... and due to his deaded mouth, scars, and ability to HANG on the reins if you let him - they would be somewhat re-occurring....
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    If people want to make a big deal about their...

    If people want to make a big deal about their birthdays... thats okay.

    Personally? I do NOT make a big deal about it - REALLY, I don't need people "celebrating" ME.... I don't want to say its...
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    When my step sister and I were 17 we drove 500...

    When my step sister and I were 17 we drove 500 miles to spend a week going to Disney land etc...

    When I was 18 I drove from San Francisco to Denver to visit friends (solo, and again, before I had...
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    Here you go - I found these by searching "pelham...

    Here you go - I found these by searching "pelham bit converter" and hitting images:

    http://www.ovationriding.com/ovation-euro-bit-converter-468226
  10. If you have hills - USE THEM! I have found few...

    If you have hills - USE THEM! I have found few things better for building fitness, and muscle then time spent walking and (once fit enough) trotting hills.

    As for frequency and duration? The more...
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    Gosh - out here we just had a 16 year old girl...

    Gosh - out here we just had a 16 year old girl (also a rider) who dissappeared with a 50 year old man she worked with at a dude ranch....

    Big search, and she was eventually found (with dyed hair -...
  12. ALL THE TIME I will wake up with a song...

    ALL THE TIME

    I will wake up with a song playing in my head (usually two just two verses!) and sometimes it will be stuck all day.. or more.

    I have had THIS SONG stuck in my head since Sunday!!...
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    I think generally the thought is that you...

    I think generally the thought is that you shouldn't pair a leverage bit / curb bits with curb straps along with dropped nosebands - as the curb can put a lot of pressure on the lower jaw - and if the...
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    I have seen it many many times in the jumper...

    I have seen it many many times in the jumper ring, or on XC courses.

    I have not personally used a curb bit and a flash at the same time (like a poster above mentions - I was "brought up" in Pony...
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    I agree with some others here..... I have...

    I agree with some others here.....

    I have spent many many years in full training - have restated OTTBs, started my own youngster from scratch, spent a few years riding / retraining auction...
  16. For my horse that I am riding now? No, I would...

    For my horse that I am riding now? No, I would not give this a try. She goes quite well in a conventional snaffle bridle, standard cavason, added some pole padding just because, this bit.

    I don't...
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    Poll: See I am the same, good at navigating, and can...

    See I am the same, good at navigating, and can give good directions -I even work with maps professionally! But its when I am in the car - and in the middle of giving "orders" that the wrong word...
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    Poll: I voted for hopeless!! I don't know - maybe...

    I voted for hopeless!!

    I don't know - maybe its because I was diagnosed as boarder line dyslexic when I was young.... but I have ALWAYS struggled with left and right.

    I have a heavily scared...
  19. I agree - asking the neighbor isn't an option. ...

    I agree - asking the neighbor isn't an option.

    If its going to do that much damage to your property, I imagine it would damage theirs.

    And unfortunately in our litigious society - if I was the...
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    I don't think you are going to get many people...

    I don't think you are going to get many people admitting to, or singing the glories of short cuts - yet many people use them. Just like overly tight draw reins, flash nose bands, misused bits etc -...
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    Oh and just one more thing... a bit of...

    Oh and just one more thing... a bit of commiseration, and comments for the "don't get it" crowd.

    I don't do bugs!!! I can't imagine camping on the east coast, or the south, or the midwest :lol:...
  22. That was my first thought as well (being in a...

    That was my first thought as well (being in a pigeon fever area).

    I do not believe PF is diagnosed through blood work....

    http://www.bveh.com/pdfs/bvehpigeonfever.pdf

    Diagnosis of pigeon...
  23. Yeah NEVER allow them to hang their heads out of...

    Yeah NEVER allow them to hang their heads out of a moving trailer! Not saying you would OP - but people do it - just last weekend non "horsey" hubby and I were driving, when he eblowed me and pointed...
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    Well, I am sure there will be various opinions on...

    Well, I am sure there will be various opinions on this....

    I have a horse that likes to chew ON the bit when we are standing around - or walking not on a contact. It drives me CRAZY (clank clank...
  25. I need to dig up some! Being as I ride solo most...

    I need to dig up some! Being as I ride solo most of the time, I have hardly any, and my friend has been slow to send photos from our last XC school.

    But here are a few liberty shots from last...
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