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  1. The book you mentioned and "Equinomics"...

    The book you mentioned and "Equinomics" are the textbooks for the equine marketing class I'm taking.
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    Knowledgeable and experienced management/staff...

    Knowledgeable and experienced management/staff that I can trust and run the barn like a business. Safe fencing, turnout for at least half a day; facilities that are maintained, not necessarily fancy...
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    My collision story happened while warming up for...

    My collision story happened while warming up for the local circuit's 3' medal final. The show facility has two show rings and two warm-up rings; the larger warm-up ring is used for the cross rail...
  4. This place...

    This place is the first I thought of when you said Lake Travis, but I don't have any personal experience with the staff. It has a covered ring, trails, and very limited turnout (calling it "pasture...
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    Hahaha same! I kind of like the exterior. The...

    Hahaha same!

    I kind of like the exterior. The blue stairs are pretty bad, but repainting the walls and removing wallpaper is an easy enough fix.
  6. My horse Halo resembles a kangaroo so he is...

    My horse Halo resembles a kangaroo so he is Haloroo, or just Roo, and Roo-man.

    My family has three cats. The brothers Martini and Bustafluff are Maine Coons. The "fat" cat Bustafluff who actually...
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    When my saddle got a tear like that, I took it to...

    When my saddle got a tear like that, I took it to a local saddle fitter to see what could be done about it; she said it would cost $500 because basically the whole saddle has to be taken apart to...
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    Just Kidding

    Just Kidding
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    I'm reading a textbook called Land Economics. The...

    I'm reading a textbook called Land Economics. The information in it is essentially obsolete, it mentions the possible issue of under-population in the US which we know will not be a problem anytime...
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    Because the h/j forum needs more whine from us twenty-somethings... ;)

    I feel like the worst horse owner ever.

    I could and started to write a novel on how all my past mistakes in horsemanship have led to why my horse will probably be retired at the "ripe old age" of...
  11. I made a 106 on my chemistry test!!!

    I made a 106 on my chemistry test!!!
  12. 5'7" and my horse is a compact, slightly chubby,...

    5'7" and my horse is a compact, slightly chubby, 16 hh TB. I think I look fine on him in pictures but too big in videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrXeJar4dEs
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    Don't catch your fall with your hands! A friend...

    Don't catch your fall with your hands! A friend of mine broke both her wrists in one fall, broke her collar bone during another about a year later. Still has issues with her wrists. :no:
  14. The one I heard today that really made me shake...

    The one I heard today that really made me shake my head was "Parking Lot Party"...I don't see the appeal.
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    I feel guilty that I don't want to deal with my...

    I feel guilty that I don't want to deal with my horse, hence the crying.
    It depends on the day whether or not being at the barn is a positive or negative experience. My horse lost a shoe Friday...
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    I think the biggest thing is money. I'm in...

    I think the biggest thing is money. I'm in college and my parents care for the horse financially which I am grateful for, but I feel like it is a waste if I don't enjoy it. All I can think about when...
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    Don't feel like riding anymore

    Is it so bad to take a break from riding or going to the barn even if I have a horse?

    I'm just gonna leave it at that. I don't know what else to say, but riding stresses me out and it isn't...
  18. Medium weight turnout and smooth leather half...

    Medium weight turnout and smooth leather half chaps that are tall enough to not look dorky.
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    I pretty much always use a simple d-ring snaffle...

    I pretty much always use a simple d-ring snaffle on my horse. I occasionally use a rubber pelham to hack, more practice for myself in using two reins, my horse doesn't care either way. I bought...
  20. In my experience at small shows, some charge a...

    In my experience at small shows, some charge a schooling fee to non-competing horses. You might be exempt from that fee.
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    Can't stand this. It looks so tacky, yet lots of...

    Can't stand this. It looks so tacky, yet lots of people on our little local circuit think it's the coolest thing to break out their shad for the 2'6"-2'9" classic, sans braiding. :no:

    And braiding...
  22. I love the zippers, no more holding on to your...

    I love the zippers, no more holding on to your track trunk for dear life while someone else attempts all sorts of Herculean efforts to pull your boots off. Or being on the other side of the...
  23. If you can coordinate the extra aid, crop behind...

    If you can coordinate the extra aid, crop behind the leg at approach is a good "command" to install in training over simple jumps even, especially if your GO button isn't the most reliable. I believe...
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    The current lease on my horse is pretty simple....

    The current lease on my horse is pretty simple. The only cost I have is insurance, and there's a clause if the horse is hurt while being handled or ridden by lessee then they will have to pay vet...
  25. Quarter Horse. Someone asked me what the name on...

    Quarter Horse. Someone asked me what the name on his halter was and I said it was his registered name with the Jockey Club, "oh so he's a Quarter Horse?" Not quite...he's not even stocky, little...
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