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    Ralph is the best cross country instructor. He...

    Ralph is the best cross country instructor. He has become very much a thinking instructor. He looks at the horses reactions and seems to know just how far to push to get advancement, but not too far....
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    The 3 barns mentioned above are hunter barns....

    The 3 barns mentioned above are hunter barns. Kennedy farms would not work for an eventer. Controlling, expensive. There is an ICP instuctor in St. Louis whose contact info is in the omnibus.( Level...
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    My last F350 had the transmission blow up at...

    My last F350 had the transmission blow up at 20,000 miles. Needless to say my last 2 trucks have been Chevys. Allison transmission is great. If i thought Ford could put out something like that I'd...
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    I gotone of those big $300 fans to put in the...

    I gotone of those big $300 fans to put in the aisle fromTSC and it lasted less than a year.
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    Thank you POP for holding these shows. Its been a...

    Thank you POP for holding these shows. Its been a great wY to get the green horsez going without travel and associated reg HT expense. Thank you
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    As a physician and nurse prior to that I have a...

    As a physician and nurse prior to that I have a few thoughts. There is no free lunch. Get ready for rationing. What is it cslled when one is forced to work wuthput pay? Slaveru. It seems thats ok for...
  7. Movedto Ocala from the Midwest and love it. Lots...

    Movedto Ocala from the Midwest and love it. Lots of resources for the horses. Summers are no worse than the Midwest , just longer, but winters are heaven compared to midwest. Lots of farms available...
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    Friend me on Facebook Maria Brazil and we can...

    Friend me on Facebook Maria Brazil and we can chat. I also ride prelim, have a farm in St. Louis and can give u some advice
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    What level are you riding? Do you need a lower...

    What level are you riding? Do you need a lower level trainer around all the time or are you independent? There is one ICP certified instructor there named lei Ruckle. I've worked with her and found...
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    Last year the May event was difficult. It was to...

    Last year the May event was difficult. It was to be my first prelim in years. I watched many falls and stops, so I scratched. I went around the July course, it was a much better course for a horse...
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    Which trailer?

    I have been looking at 4 horse head to heads and have come down to 2 trailers a sundowner transporter vs an Elite. The Elite is a new 2010. It is finished nicer than the sundowner, and slightly less...
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    The Midwest is fine. You have to go further for...

    The Midwest is fine. You have to go further for upper level training but on the flip side the events are friendlier and down to earth. You don't have to ride against Olympians at training level. I...
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    PINA clients are the problem with having a...

    PINA clients are the problem with having a boarding barn. They are just not worth it. But one way I have found to slow down piƱa requests for extra care is to make a charge for it. If it hits their...
  14. This needs to go to someone who does it everyday....

    This needs to go to someone who does it everyday. I've been in the top ten amateur list but I do it with help. If your anywhere near Florida the best in the business is Frank Barnett in Willuston. He...
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    Foxhunt! Horses hate to be left behind by the...

    Foxhunt! Horses hate to be left behind by the herd. I had one that was a great jumper and fabulous dressage but terrified by eater. We did all the stuff you did, stand in creeks, take him to water...
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    I second that. It was very well done. The courses...

    I second that. It was very well done. The courses were great too.
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    Horse country

    Another Ocala fan. All kinds of horse activity. Culture, good restaurants all close. Lots of top trainers even in the summer. I'm originally from the Midwest. The bugs and heat are really no worse...
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    Full gallops prelim

    I wish there was a way to know ahead of time the difficulty of the course so I could schedule appropriate events for the level of my horse. I went to Chattahochee Hills las weekend. This was my...
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    accidents in eventin

    The serious accidents lately have been in the upper levels with experienced horse rider teams, not so much the lower levels who are the target of the "dangerous riding" rules. My theory: Courses...
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