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    Let me chime in about Smith Worthington. I have...

    Let me chime in about Smith Worthington. I have one-a Beaufort-and it is one of the nicest saddles I have ever had the pleasure of using. I wish the one I have could have been configured to fit my...
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    Let me confess right up front, I am a major tack...

    Let me confess right up front, I am a major tack snob. I have nice tack, take care of it, love how it perform and looks.

    So, last summer, when I needed a medium tree, 16.5 saddle, and I wanted it...
  3. It's hard to say without actually watching you,...

    It's hard to say without actually watching you, but you may be dropping your upper body, and this is making you grip harder to maintain balance. As you lean forward and grip harder, your knees are...
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    Oh, OP-do note my username. Tomorrow, when I go...

    Oh, OP-do note my username. Tomorrow, when I go to my lesson, my excellent instructor, whom I have been with since 1997, will say to me:
    1. Close your fingers (she will say this many times)
    2....
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    I would go back to the beginning. Poles on the...

    I would go back to the beginning. Poles on the ground, walk and trot, until I had total relaxation, and go forward from there as she gains confidence. Try to set her up for success, and tons of...
  6. I too, hate the pressure I allow the shows put on...

    I too, hate the pressure I allow the shows put on my riding. Why spend all that money to make yourself miserable?

    I've been lucky to have a long relationship with the excellent high level show...
  7. What does your family like? Rice or potatoes? ...

    What does your family like? Rice or potatoes? Green beans or Brussels sprouts? Biscuits or rolls? All of the above?

    I have a great pilaf recipe if anybody wants. I sure it's off the back of...
  8. A gentle word of warning-if you trace clip and...

    A gentle word of warning-if you trace clip and don't use a sheet or light rug, be sure to have plenty of hay for turnout. Your horse will need extra forage to stay warm and in good weight.
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    I could have gone the rest of my life without...

    I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing that.
    And leftover spaghetti for lunch, too...
  10. We've had the most success keeping unwanted...

    We've had the most success keeping unwanted hunters off our property by giving a responsible hunter exclusive rights to hunt here. He knows where everything is so I don't worry about my animals, and...
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    Look at the last photo-they need to get off the...

    Look at the last photo-they need to get off the porcelain throne and do some bush hogging.
  12. I've been by once, to watch a jumper class. You...

    I've been by once, to watch a jumper class. You can stand on the rail, a horse can canter past and you can't hear his feet hit the ground. The footing seems wonderful.

    The stalls are big, have...
  13. Unless you are riding my horse, or riding on my...

    Unless you are riding my horse, or riding on my property, you certainly can make your own choice. I respect that-I don't want you telling me how I have to do things either.

    But-let me be a non...
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    I have bought it a few times and the horses did...

    I have bought it a few times and the horses did great on it.

    Mice do love it.
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    I thought it was about having consistent speed...

    I thought it was about having consistent speed and rhythm. So, instead of teaching a student how to judge pace, the trainer sets up a line, says do x number strides between here and here, and off...
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    Wake up, pony, Load up, pony, Bright autumn...

    Wake up, pony,
    Load up, pony,
    Bright autumn day.

    Gallop, pony!
    Jump, pony!
    Tally Ho, away!

    Ode to a fox hunting Connemara from her older adult rider. I've never had more fun in my whole...
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    Right now, I'm going to the hunter trainer I've...

    Right now, I'm going to the hunter trainer I've been with forever, and a straight dressage instructor as well. Both have established, successful programs. While different, the lessons are...
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    My horses have more clothes than Barbie.

    My horses have more clothes than Barbie.
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    I love the very detailed, descriptive prose, I...

    I love the very detailed, descriptive prose, I love her vocabulary, I love the research she does that makes the story feel alive.

    I love big, fat books with tons of characters, and plots that...
  20. Chachie-the Empower Boost is a fat supplement,...

    Chachie-the Empower Boost is a fat supplement, the Balance is the ration balancer.

    Maybe you could substitute a senior feed or a high fiber feed for the beet pulp, and cut the alfalfa back to keep...
  21. My dressage instructor keeps insisting that the...

    My dressage instructor keeps insisting that the mystical gadget would be my leg-as in on my horse, riding him correctly to my hand. The Dutchman and I attain this mystery for about 30 seconds, then...
  22. I agree-let the next person figure out where to...

    I agree-let the next person figure out where to put it.

    Myself, I'd end up using lots of recyclable paper plates until then!
  23. I love the big stove, and wish I had the double...

    I love the big stove, and wish I had the double drain porcelain sink again.

    If it suits you, let the next cook do whatever suits them. For myself, I do require a dishwasher. I'll scrub buckets...
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    Arabs-you're gonna spill. If you're using a FEL...

    Arabs-you're gonna spill. If you're using a FEL debris will be all around your work area.

    Is there a way to extend the slab so you can do a neat job scraping/sweeping the area after you finish...
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    I've loved the books for so long, and am very...

    I've loved the books for so long, and am very much enjoying the series.

    I can't wait to meet Donas.

    If I were to nitpick, I'd say I wish Jamie had given Claire the pearls before the ceremony,...
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