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  1. Thread: westporte?

    by rb5007
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    LOVE my Westporte gelding, who will be 7 in a few...

    LOVE my Westporte gelding, who will be 7 in a few weeks. Hack winner anywhere he goes and the most sweet, sensible dude ever. He has been a bit slow to mature physically and grew an entire inch in...
  2. Dog knows to stop immediately and stand perfectly...

    Dog knows to stop immediately and stand perfectly still when I yell "whoa." Now if I could only teach that to the cats...
  3. Just bought 2 bridles on ebay from English tack...

    Just bought 2 bridles on ebay from English tack stores and LOVE them. Super quality leather and look like $500 bridles - except they were $150.
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    Here's how I describe my equestrian activities: ...

    Here's how I describe my equestrian activities: sometimes we play hockey (jumpers), sometimes we figure skate (hunters) and sometimes we ice dance (dressage).
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    In north Jersey/Westchester/Fairfield area I...

    In north Jersey/Westchester/Fairfield area I would say $20-$25k if it vets well.
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    Also on FB, ONLY Used Saddles for Sale.

    Also on FB, ONLY Used Saddles for Sale.
  7. Frist, try to pick a division where you will be...

    Frist, try to pick a division where you will be showing mostly against professionals where there won't be a million people in the class - for example, baby greens. Kids and adults (I am one of...
  8. I wish I would have had a person lined up to read...

    I wish I would have had a person lined up to read my tests, just in case! I knew them cold but it all went out the window when my horse lost his mind when the judge rang the bell right next to us. ...
  9. Lake Placid last summer. I and a kid from my...

    Lake Placid last summer. I and a kid from my barn were hand-walking around the fancy tents around 6pm. Mom from one of the BNT barns and her teenage daughter jump into their Range Rover and proceed...
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    I did 2 and 3 a few weeks ago at a schooling show...

    I did 2 and 3 a few weeks ago at a schooling show and will do them both again this coming weekend. I consistently find 3 to be easier for me and my horse (we got a slightly lower score in 3 though...
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    Get your groups of 3 or 4 and stick to that group...

    Get your groups of 3 or 4 and stick to that group until it's done. Nothing makes me crazier than doing one trip and being ready to go back in and then having the in-gate person put random people...
  12. This. I left a really long saddle patch this...

    This. I left a really long saddle patch this year and the pad still rubbed the unclipped hair off. I found a large, ancient fitted hunter show pad in my basement that I am using now - odd looking...
  13. Ha ha - I have a lovely green Grand Prix coat...

    Ha ha - I have a lovely green Grand Prix coat that is over 15 years old and it has gone out of style and come back TWICE since I've owned it. I'm sure my brown one will be usable again in the near...
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    Ummm - if I didn't feed ferals 2 years ago, I...

    Ummm - if I didn't feed ferals 2 years ago, I wouldn't have 5 house kitties.
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    This exactly.

    This exactly.
  16. 2.5 days is perfect for Copenhagen. Nyhavn for...

    2.5 days is perfect for Copenhagen. Nyhavn for food, Tivoli (good to do once!), a harbor tour, the Round Tower, the Little Mermaid, and give yourself an afternoon to get a map and take a stroll...
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    Check out the "Unusual Boarding Stipulation"...

    Check out the "Unusual Boarding Stipulation" thread if you really think random BYB's aren't really a problem when it comes to unwanted horses. I highly doubt this unhandled yearling filly is a...
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    Don't do it. I have had two horses in the past...

    Don't do it. I have had two horses in the past who had great feet and were prefectly fine barefoot and I was persuaded to put front shoes on them. No major issues but no real difference either -...
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    I agree - but for me, calling him REALLY bad...

    I agree - but for me, calling him REALLY bad names out loud helps even more. I know I am setting a bad example for the kids but everyone is usually so impressed with my rodeo bull that they forget...
  20. Hands down -- www.horseshoes.com. Professionals,...

    Hands down -- www.horseshoes.com. Professionals, not crazies. For the most part anyway!
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    1. People "borrowing" my stuff when I am about to...

    1. People "borrowing" my stuff when I am about to use it - as in, if I am tacking up my horse to go ride in the indoor, please don't "borrow" my cooler.
    2. People dropping their halter on the floor...
  22. Thread: Upstate NY

    by rb5007
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    OMG, I feel for you. :( I grew up in Canton and...

    OMG, I feel for you. :( I grew up in Canton and rode at St. Lawrence University as a kid, which is pretty much it for "real" h/j trainers up there. Not sure what's close to Fort Drum but if it was...
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    My 5 former barn/feral cats have never had any...

    My 5 former barn/feral cats have never had any interest in getting on the counters. No idea why. I don't think DH would like it, but he also doesn't like them all sleeping in bed with us and still...
  24. Actually, I DID look at all the videos in the...

    Actually, I DID look at all the videos in the provided link and that horse is pacing. Seriously, have you never seen or felt one pace? It looks and feels hellishly god-awful but it isn't obviously...
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    I have a 10 year old OTTB mare who needs to be...

    I have a 10 year old OTTB mare who needs to be done every 4 months. That's just her. Then again, I'm not the biggest fan of dentists (vet or otherwise) as they always seem to criticize the last...
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