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  1. Congratulations on being able to tell winter from...

    Congratulations on being able to tell winter from summer.
  2. As we all know, appearances speak louder than...

    As we all know, appearances speak louder than words.

    From the way a hat is creased, I can tell whether the wearer is an amateur or a pro and whether that person's specialty is working cow horse,...
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    If you're interested in sales for horse...

    If you're interested in sales for horse magazines, American Horse Publications has a "career" page on its website where many publications advertise their jobs.

    Some promising opportunities there,...
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    You've gotten some great advice, and I'd like to...

    You've gotten some great advice, and I'd like to add my reining trainer's technique, which he begins teaching in the round pen before the first ride.

    Longe your horse until he's tired -- not...
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    I had some success with a flex tree for a...

    I had some success with a flex tree for a sofa-shaped horse.
  6. I think Shermy gave you the highlights on how to...

    I think Shermy gave you the highlights on how to handle the Pitzer -- or any -- ranch horse auction.

    "kid-broke" horses are going to go for more money because EVERYONE is looking for exactly the...
  7. There are two sale companies that handle the...

    There are two sale companies that handle the majority of upper-tier QH sales:

    Western Bloodstock
    http://www.westernbloodstock.com/

    Professional Horse Services...
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    It's not relevant to the price of your saddle --...

    It's not relevant to the price of your saddle -- which, btw, I would consider a great deal -- but Billy Cook is still alive and kicking and redesigns his saddles every year. If you call his saddlery...
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    Hey, Shermy, I really think you should go for the...

    Hey, Shermy, I really think you should go for the fall competition, the Pitzer Invitational. Have you seen these photos from it?
    ...
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    I didn't realize you're in LOUISIANA!! You'll...

    I didn't realize you're in LOUISIANA!!

    You'll want to look at Gray Ranch in Vinton. I LOOOOOVVVEEEE Gray Ranch.

    http://www.grayranch.com/

    Call Kent LeDoux and tell him what you want and...
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    I was just about to suggest you ask Shermy, who...

    I was just about to suggest you ask Shermy, who got a great little guy at a ranch sale. Which auction are you considering? I have suggestions:)

    Oh, heck, why wait?

    The Market Place at Ardmore...
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    The movie has a Kickstarter campaign that's fully...

    The movie has a Kickstarter campaign that's fully funded with three days to go, so it seems likely we'll actually get to see it.


    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/113262186/down-the-fence
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    Have you tried a giant bandage on your leg where...

    Have you tried a giant bandage on your leg where they're rubbing?

    I hate that for you. I wear mine nonstop, and I even hiked across the Brooklyn Bridge in them.
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    Ann finished eighth in the preliminaries -- a...

    Ann finished eighth in the preliminaries -- a really good go! She said she was a little conservative in the prelims but plans to be more aggressive in the finals today. That should go off around 4...
  15. Here's a link to the page explaining the...

    Here's a link to the page explaining the information AQHA needs to register a foal:
    http://www.aqha.com/About/Content-Pages/About-the-Association/Services/Register-a-Horse.aspx

    You'll notice you...
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    Yes. I enjoyed it. #spoileralert, Mine That Bird...

    Yes. I enjoyed it. #spoileralert, Mine That Bird wins.

    It's not great cinema, but it' was made on a smaller budget and the racing parts were fun.
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    Rhonda Replogle in Clear Spring isn't a reining...

    Rhonda Replogle in Clear Spring isn't a reining or cutting trainer, specifically, but she is a kind western trainer who's accustomed to teaching beginners. She's more oriented toward breed shows, but...
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    I'll add one more tip for you: A cat fancier...

    I'll add one more tip for you: A cat fancier friend of mine turned me on to a product called Kennel Odor Eliminator (KOE). I mix a quarter teaspoon into a spray bottle with water and use it liberally...
  19. QH names are meant to indicate heritage. The...

    QH names are meant to indicate heritage. The instant I read that name, I thought of Cutter Bill, who is in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. I looked him up on allbreedpedigree, and sure...
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    Most -- though not all -- QHs coming off the...

    Most -- though not all -- QHs coming off the track are snatched up for barrel racing or TD roping PDQ.

    Don't lose hope, though! If you strike up an acquaintance with a trainer at a particular...
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    I know a lot of people here appreciate trail. The...

    I know a lot of people here appreciate trail. The junior and senior open finals start at 7 p.m. Central time.

    Junior is horses 5 and younger. Senior is older.
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    I don't think the camera really picks up all the...

    I don't think the camera really picks up all the whooping, hollering and stomping appreciation from the crowd in the stands, either, as they "approve" of the judge's picks.

    It's also hard to see...
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    For classes at Congress, there are 3-5 judges...

    For classes at Congress, there are 3-5 judges (depending on the class) but only one set of final placings.

    Lining up under the judges is a practice that started with halter. When the horses are...
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    Special Effort was a well-known QH racer as was...

    Special Effort was a well-known QH racer as was Dash For Cash. Quincy Dan was a relatively well-known sire of all-around horses on the West coast. I don't see anything else on there, but I'm not...
  25. Bill Bormes in Castle Rock

    If you're just interested in all-around "learning to ride western," I highly recommend Bill Bormes just outside Castle Rock. The barn is spectacular and his customers are wonderful women. Bill is...
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