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    I did do a term at a therapeutic riding center. ...

    I did do a term at a therapeutic riding center. I only got to ride once a week, did not get to ride during the summer AT ALL, and while I did not terribly mind being led on the 17.2 hand behemoth I...
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    I did do a term at a therapeutic riding center. ...

    I did do a term at a therapeutic riding center. I only got to ride once a week, did not get to ride during the summer AT ALL, and while I did not terribly mind being led on the 17.2 hand behemoth I...
  3. About Arabs and weight. When I started riding...

    About Arabs and weight.

    When I started riding an Arab mare in her 20's I weighed around 155 pounds. She was NOT in good shape (frozen into place with arthritis) and we walked, and walked, and...
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    Way back in the 1950's in Santiago, Chile, my...

    Way back in the 1950's in Santiago, Chile, my parents decided to start riding.

    They went to the top Department store in Santiago where there was a BIG room full of riding clothes, mostly for men. ...
  5. Yellow Submarine.

    Yellow Submarine.
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    Congratulations for finding out that small...

    Congratulations for finding out that small equines can be FUN!
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    I am so sorry you lost your horse. I have been...

    I am so sorry you lost your horse.

    I have been there several times, it is always hard.
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    Thank you Midge! My brain unexpectedly froze...

    Thank you Midge! My brain unexpectedly froze there.

    Yes, Ford pardoned Nixon. Ford paid for pardoning Nixon by losing the election to Carter, who probably never would have pardoned Nixon.

    It...
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    Oh, I was mad when Carter pardoned Nixon too. ...

    Oh, I was mad when Carter pardoned Nixon too. Then I finally realized that Carter was putting one of the most effective politicians of the age in a position where he could still be of use to a...
  10. I hope you continue to get better Suz! My MS...

    I hope you continue to get better Suz!

    My MS did get better when I started riding regularly again. The horses have done so much for me.
  11. My last horse died several years ago. I had...

    My last horse died several years ago. I had stopped replacing horses when I learned I had Multiple Sclerosis because I just.could.not.do.the.work. any more.

    Luckily for me I found 2 local stables...
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    Yes. One thing I've noticed is that I cannot...

    Yes.

    One thing I've noticed is that I cannot pick up people who are in psychosis (hey, I'm glad about that!) I cannot tell if they are lying, though I do have an uneasy feeling around them.
    ...
  13. Whether or not adult women have responsibility...

    Whether or not adult women have responsibility for birth control, a 10 year old girl DOES NOT because she is not an adult. She has no power to take herself to the doctor, she has no power to take...
  14. About Christmas trees. If I recall correctly,...

    About Christmas trees.

    If I recall correctly, Martin Luther was the top Christian honcho that finally said that Christmas trees were not heresy.

    Now Martin Luther caused great social and...
  15. I am what I call a "spiritual atheist" though I...

    I am what I call a "spiritual atheist" though I have developed what could be considered polytheistic tendencies now. (This odd combination is what has helped me best deal with reality.)

    Since my...
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    Since I have Multiple Sclerosis I have...

    Since I have Multiple Sclerosis I have significant brain damage.

    After decades of trying the above suggestion, which I tried many times, I have come to the conclusion that the part of my brain...
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    After years of slipping around my saddles I tried...

    After years of slipping around my saddles I tried the sticky spray--it caused my skin to break out in serious deep pimples.

    In desperation I got a tin of the old fashioned saddle soap (Fiebing's...
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    What finally helped my sciatica was homeopathy. ...

    What finally helped my sciatica was homeopathy. Get a combination remedy labeled Sciatica (several firms make one.)

    If it does not work you are out less than twenty dollars US. If it works...
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    I also suggest trying a blinker hood, or the...

    I also suggest trying a blinker hood, or the Dy'on blinkers which look a lot more subtle!

    I have been riding an Arabian gelding who was going nowhere with his training because of sudden bolting....
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    Thank you horsetales!

    Thank you horsetales!
  21. Stubben makes Prussian sided stirrups, and my...

    Stubben makes Prussian sided stirrups, and my feet stopped HURTING when I changed to them. If you are ancient like me these are the stirrups you learned to ride with.

    The Fillis stirrups cause...
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    horsetales, could you also ask about how SLIPPERY...

    horsetales, could you also ask about how SLIPPERY the synthetic material is under the leg and seat?

    I am looking forward for learning more about it. I am now riding in my 45 year old Stubben,...
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    PLEASE report on it! I will be soon saving up...

    PLEASE report on it!

    I will be soon saving up for a saddle that I can use on 90-95% of the horses I ride, other people's horses/school horses. The price range was up to 2,000 pounds, cheaper than...
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    PLEASE report on it! I will be soon saving up...

    PLEASE report on it!

    I will be soon saving up for a saddle that I can use on 90-95% of the horses I ride, other people's horses/school horses. The price range was up to 2,000 pounds, cheaper than...
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    All of my horses simply HATED the taste of...

    All of my horses simply HATED the taste of rubber. My first horse spent his two workouts with a similar rubber snaffle trying to push the bit out with his tongue. My horses did not like rubber bit...
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