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    Born and raised near there and back in the day...

    Born and raised near there and back in the day there was a very active hunter scene and a nice circuit of WaPHA shows but alas, they have all pretty much died with Sewickley being a lone survivor. I...
  2. Had mine done on a Friday (two different...

    Had mine done on a Friday (two different occasions so I wasn't handless!) and the 2 stiches came out the following Tuesday and I rode when I got home. No lifting heavy things for a week or two....
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    When working with a new horse, I try to avoid...

    When working with a new horse, I try to avoid direct eye contact until I get to know them better since a direct stare at most animals is a threat or a dominant/belligerent behavior. I will use the...
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    AAA is very good but they do not look after...

    AAA is very good but they do not look after horses like US riders does. US riders does include roadside assistance to you even without a trailer behind you! I have used it a couple of times and all...
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    blingy browband a big NO for hunters, cheeks of...

    blingy browband a big NO for hunters, cheeks of the bit, no one will even notice what is in there! Have fun!
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    I took a jumping clinic from one of the riders a...

    I took a jumping clinic from one of the riders a few years ago and he was very good and my horse and I learned a lot from him! Armand
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    Tranquillity is top notch.

    Tranquillity is top notch.
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    I would believe this show is geared more to the...

    I would believe this show is geared more to the on horse person than the experienced. Beautiful horses doing cool stuff is going to fascinate even though we all may be more critical! some really good...
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    George can be very personable and tells a great...

    George can be very personable and tells a great story and tells it well!
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    When my daughter first saw those extremely fancy...

    When my daughter first saw those extremely fancy set ups (mostly they get really fancy at the longer shows, shorter ones they do reduce somewhat) she so wanted us to do that. I told her those big...
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    There is (was?) a real nice shop in Malibu, right...

    There is (was?) a real nice shop in Malibu, right on the highway-European Saddlery maybe? Really liked it when I was out there.
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    An aiken was a post and rail fence that had brush...

    An aiken was a post and rail fence that had brush stacked in front and behind, a replica of what you would find out foxhunting when a post and rail fence was placed in a hedge row to tighten it up to...
  13. Looking at the prize lists the pleasure classes...

    Looking at the prize lists the pleasure classes are rail classes, w/t/c and maybe some add in's like lengthening, halting, backing, etc. Good mover with lots of manners and generally less contact...
  14. Start with the turns on the forehand and the...

    Start with the turns on the forehand and the hindquarters to get him to understand how to move equine body parts with the leg and what to do with the hands. Then move on to leg yield, shoulder fore,...
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    One of course can show any horse in open shows...

    One of course can show any horse in open shows without papers but at any breed show, one must have papers to prove it is that breed. See the papers before you buy!
    If she is registered then you...
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    Unless you are really good at picking out...

    Unless you are really good at picking out unsoundness/conformation/performance issues, it is always best to have someone with you and if you work with a trainer they would be the best choice. Yes you...
  17. Just sold a Sundowner that had served us well...

    Just sold a Sundowner that had served us well with no problems. It was a '98. bought a 4Star 2+1 and glad to hear good reviews on it. We had traded in a 2002 Trailet that also served us well
  18. If he was not off due to injury, a short time in...

    If he was not off due to injury, a short time in the Pessoa is good. Keep it brief as they can get muscle sore just like we do when going back to work!
  19. Lexington has outlets at every other stall. don't...

    Lexington has outlets at every other stall. don't think there is Wifi
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    Is it my computer or something wrong with the...

    Is it my computer or something wrong with the USEF site, it won't even attempt to load!
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    You can report to USEF without paying the fee but...

    You can report to USEF without paying the fee but you will then not be kept in the loop but you will not have your name out there
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    Just finished being there so know how you feel! I...

    Just finished being there so know how you feel! I too get easily distracted and jump from thing to thing but having things to jump to helps. I am not at all crafty but I did find some things that...
  23. Lead her on, and back her off before she decides...

    Lead her on, and back her off before she decides to do it herself. Lead her part way in and back her off before she decides. Multiple times and stay patient. Have a helper to get the butt bar up for...
  24. Sell lessons in a block that need to be paid...

    Sell lessons in a block that need to be paid ahead of time. Buy 4 , 5th one is free type pricing. Lessons block must be used in a certain length of time; Reschedules must be made up in a certain time...
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    My job as a trainer is to make the horse a good...

    My job as a trainer is to make the horse a good ride for it's owner. I would feel I was failing if the owner could not get on and at least make a decent ride! Your trainer has a definite...
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