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  1. As a BO I recently had this happen to me. A girl...

    As a BO I recently had this happen to me. A girl who wanted SO BADLY to work at my place started a few months ago. She was getting some pay, some lessons, and board for her horse. She was working...
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    I basically want my student in jodphurs until...

    I basically want my student in jodphurs until they are out of SS. They can continue in jodphurs, if they wish, if doing ponies. But most kids can't WAIT for those "tall boots"!
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    I know of a place and durn it, can't remember the...

    I know of a place and durn it, can't remember the name or owner! It is a very nice place and will try hard to think of it, it is west of Chapel Hill maybe 15 or so minutes, I don't think they...
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    Never heard of this farm and have lived in this...

    Never heard of this farm and have lived in this area 45+ years. Which direction "out of Chapel Hill"? Just wondering since that is a new name to me
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    Havent been on the board much lately but just saw...

    Havent been on the board much lately but just saw this and sending good karma vibes your way!!
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    We were there doing Novice and surprisingly...

    We were there doing Novice and surprisingly didn't even hear about this until we were waiting for our final scores, other than we knew there was a half hour hold on cross country. Such a sad thing...
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    I would like to add, I don't make much, as stated...

    I would like to add, I don't make much, as stated in previous post, but I do it for the love of the sport and horses. I love to see my students progress, I have a 20 yr old student that started with...
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    I don't "make" anything. Basically I am a SNT...

    I don't "make" anything. Basically I am a SNT that also owns my barn and runs it. The money that comes in goes back into the business, we run in the red at this point. I have to factor into a $35...
  9. Well, guess I am in the "minority" then! My kids...

    Well, guess I am in the "minority" then! My kids get lots of hands on time, I tend to make sure they thoroughly understand the courses, and exactly how they are to ride them, especially when they...
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    I would love a small indoor, but I am SO GLAD I...

    I would love a small indoor, but I am SO GLAD I live in an area where we can ride all winter long outside! Today was 70 degrees, felt like springtime!!I simply could not exist in places where the...
  11. I have been marketing horses for YEARS and market...

    I have been marketing horses for YEARS and market them all year long for a variety of clients. I am not just an individual selling a few horses. So I don't feel that makes my "sample size" too...
  12. Anyone else seen a big upswing in the market?

    After a totally dismal summer and early fall, in the past month I have sold three horses, and have two people wanting to see one other one and one person to see a different one in the next two weeks....
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    If you wrap your legs in vetrap that will prevent...

    If you wrap your legs in vetrap that will prevent it
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    Altho I do not start TRUE O/F work until the...

    Altho I do not start TRUE O/F work until the youngster is walk/trot/cantering, understand how to move away from the leg and how to change speed within the gaits, I DO start from before even backing...
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    Yeah I was long gone from PC by then!! Probably...

    Yeah I was long gone from PC by then!! Probably the same ppl though! Not involved with PC anymore as their really isnt much of that around here, instead my students do 4-H.
  16. I think you definitely need that length of...

    I think you definitely need that length of stirrups! Any longer would be too long, so ride with them and get used to the feeling. As to the runout, you did tip and lean coming to the fence. It...
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    Think so, that sounds about right! guess you are...

    Think so, that sounds about right! guess you are an old fart like me! I did my HA in 75 at a barn near Asheville
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    Ok I am old! 54 to be exact, but I do remember...

    Ok I am old! 54 to be exact, but I do remember my B and HA ratings. The B rating was memorable as we got to ride and jump on a polo field in Camden and I thought that was SO awesome! My HA was SO...
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    I do use a lot of NH type methods, some "adopted"...

    I do use a lot of NH type methods, some "adopted" from CA, altho I really do lots more of the Buck Brannaman stuff. But they are quite similar. I will say there is NO reason to get a horse...
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    Initially we use the leg to mean forward, that is...

    Initially we use the leg to mean forward, that is all. However, after about 6 or 7 rides, we begin to use the leg lightly to mean move away. This filly had only been completely "on her own" two...
  21. I strongly recommend getting Cleantrax and...

    I strongly recommend getting Cleantrax and following directions with that. We had a gelding that was on and off like your mare. After a treatment with cleantrax (having gone thru the pouticing,...
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    Not a "gene" but I suppose having to do with...

    Not a "gene" but I suppose having to do with testosterone, a lot of stallions have a "Sheen" to them. I have a red dun QH who looked like bronze he was so metallic looking. My appaloosa stallion,...
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    When I grew up you always crossed the reins with...

    When I grew up you always crossed the reins with the snaffle on outside of the picky finger. THis was traditional way of riding with a pelham. I was riding with one in the 70's and won an...
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    I had a TB/QH 4 yr old MANY years ago that was...

    I had a TB/QH 4 yr old MANY years ago that was said in the PPE to "definitely" have navicular and "would go lame". We bought her anyways. Last I heard well into her 20's she was still foxhunting...
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    Groundwork examples (not everything that I do but...

    Groundwork examples (not everything that I do but some of it, this is my assistant working with a 4 yr old on things that I showed her)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WfHl3CJAuQ

    Under saddle...
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