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  1. Doesn't anyone else foresee a disaster if a...

    Doesn't anyone else foresee a disaster if a boarder tries to pull a harrow or a ring drag with a horse that hasn't been taught to drive or pull properly? I don't even like riding near ring drags if...
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    I would imagine that the resale scenario would...

    I would imagine that the resale scenario would crop up more often in cases where one has "donated" their retired horse to some sort of program...
  3. One of the best parts about the Royal! :D

    One of the best parts about the Royal! :D
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    The fox hunting world has lots of people making...

    The fox hunting world has lots of people making custom stock ties in cotton and silk. Maybe have a peek at what is already being offered to see if there is a niche for you to fill. :)
  5. Lovely horse. Enjoy him!

    Lovely horse. Enjoy him!
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    paw, I would say that the vast majority of the...

    paw, I would say that the vast majority of the stock ties you see in the hunter ring are white, with the occasional ivory stock. I really can't remember seeing a coloured one, ever, in recent times....
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    What does "four fold" mean? Is it the number of...

    What does "four fold" mean? Is it the number of times the fabric is folded over to make the stock? I'm picturing a square of fabric that is folded until you get the long piece to tie the stock...
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    Congratulations on the healthy, happy, tiny baby!...

    Congratulations on the healthy, happy, tiny baby! :D Honestly, breastfeeding will get better. I think it's tougher with the little guys, as they're totally attached to nipple at first rather than...
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    Yeah, Vet Wrap would be a disaster! It would...

    Yeah, Vet Wrap would be a disaster! It would likely be tight enough to risk damaging the tail, and would either need to be cut off (risking cutting tail hair that already sounds like a bit of a...
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    Is there even an inch or two of fluff at the top...

    Is there even an inch or two of fluff at the top of the tail? When I've got one to do that only has fuzzies at the top, I put little braids in to start my French braid, which not only secures the...
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    Maybe try setting tiny goals for yourself each...

    Maybe try setting tiny goals for yourself each time you go to that ring? If your horse is as good as you say, I'm sure he'll look after the details for you if you make your goal simply to keep a...
  12. This is what I was going to suggest as well,...

    This is what I was going to suggest as well, except with a figure-8 and a plain cavesson. :)
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    If you have access to an excellent chiropractor,...

    If you have access to an excellent chiropractor, I'd start there and maintain their work with massage therapy between chiropractic appointments. If you don't have a really good chiro, maybe just go...
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    I love to lean forward and curl up, partially as...

    I love to lean forward and curl up, partially as a result of riding a little horse for a long time (it made me feel like I wasn't towering above him with my upper body), and because I have tricked...
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    Mine have both held up really well (I've got a...

    Mine have both held up really well (I've got a regular pad and a custom one shaped to fit my sidesaddles)! I only show with it to save day-to-day abuse, but I am very happy with how it looks. :) ...
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    Have you tried an EcoGold shaped pad? Good...

    Have you tried an EcoGold shaped pad? Good comfort for the horse and not too thick at all. They're also a really great company to work with, and have a fabulous return policy if you try one and...
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    I'm super lucky that the horses are here at home,...

    I'm super lucky that the horses are here at home, and starting 10 days after baby was born, I've been riding a few times a week. :D I've further lucked out with being able to ship to lessons with a...
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    For what it's worth, I've only gone from a 34B to...

    For what it's worth, I've only gone from a 34B to a 36C, and that's with producing bucket loads of milk (I've donated an extra 11 liters to The Rogers Hixon Milk bank at Mt Sinai in Toronto). I...
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    With regards to visitors, all I can suggest is to...

    With regards to visitors, all I can suggest is to start out the way you mean to carry on. Friends of ours tried the open-door policy with the birth of their first child, intending to be kind to all...
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    So, if anyone hears that Brazil's Quabri de L...

    So, if anyone hears that Brazil's Quabri de L Isle needs a new home, please let me know. I think I can make room for him. :D Oh my goodness, he's a lovely horse. I wonder if he's as ridable as...
  21. Eh. I regularly school with a Navajo pad under...

    Eh. I regularly school with a Navajo pad under my EcoGold, and wear my Grandmother's hunt jacket with brown boots. Then there's all the really, really old sidesaddle stuff that is in another league...
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    Canada! :D We're a lucky bunch up here.

    Canada! :D We're a lucky bunch up here.
  23. Glitter...

    Glitter...
  24. I also want to add a thumbs up for the RWR nets! ...

    I also want to add a thumbs up for the RWR nets! I jokingly call it my industrial strength hair net, and that puppy can make any cut look like hunter hair with very little effort.
  25. The "overgirth" stops the off side flap from...

    The "overgirth" stops the off side flap from coming up as there's no weight on top of it to hold it still, while the balance strap (another extra girth, running from the right rear side of the cantle...
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