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    :(. Very nice, welcoming folks.

    :(. Very nice, welcoming folks.
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    BTW, this is a good site. ...

    BTW, this is a good site.

    http://www.findahunterpace.com/pacema.html
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    So, when I was eventing, a week-end horse trial...

    So, when I was eventing, a week-end horse trial easily cost me $300-500. Entry fee $150, Stabling $50, Coaching $70, gas to VT $100, Camping and food, tolls, etc.

    The hunt I joined was small...
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    I agree. There was a thread here nearly 10 years...

    I agree. There was a thread here nearly 10 years ago on whether lower levels should be Mini Badmintons. Watch out what you wish for folks...
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    Tanheath is quite affordable, or it was when I...

    Tanheath is quite affordable, or it was when I had a sound horse several years ago.
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    Yes, of course, then after I fox hunted for a...

    Yes, of course, then after I fox hunted for a while, I began to wonder why I was eventing. Much more fun, for hours at a time. Why spend so much money to go over a course for 5 minutes when I can...
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    Sorry, feeling loquacious today. All our trials...

    Sorry, feeling loquacious today. All our trials were recognized. USCTA, USEA, whatever the current flavor was.
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    Should add, my daughter who competed Novice...

    Should add, my daughter who competed Novice 2005-2008 has recently had her new horse out doing BN, and she said that she is seeing combinations on BN that she would not have had on Novice 10 years...
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    I evented back in the 1980's at Novice. When I...

    I evented back in the 1980's at Novice. When I cam back to the sport in the ,late 1990's, early 2000's, the BN was harder than the 80's Novice. Now I have not evented since 2008, and the Novice has...
  10. In Plymouth Valinor is closest. That family who...

    In Plymouth Valinor is closest. That family who runs it is really nice. I would not hesitate to keep my horse there. We did tons of Pony Club stuff there when my kids were younger.
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    Horse is 23. He is much better on it. Not...

    Horse is 23. He is much better on it. Not perfect, but better. BTW, learned on here that Fig Newtons are pill pockets for horses.
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    Of course, now I am trying to remember whether I...

    Of course, now I am trying to remember whether I already took the Aleve or whether I still need to pop them....the joys of age (or the joys of juggling 5 projects at once while rehabbing).
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    I agree with you! Karpe Diem!

    I agree with you! Karpe Diem!
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    Sobering that two past posters on this thread are...

    Sobering that two past posters on this thread are gone. Godspeed Seema and Jim.
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    You are soo right. Keep replaying my intensely...

    You are soo right. Keep replaying my intensely stupid moment, willing myself not to have made that dumb move. Then I look down at my knee, and it is still a mess. Murphy should be ok on the flat...
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    Will sound like a total accident prone idiot. ...

    Will sound like a total accident prone idiot. Was getting on my horse from my trailer wheel cover in January, he moved, I got on anyway, and my Muck-booted foot slid out of the stirrup. Landed on...
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    Understood. It sort of hit a sore spot... In...

    Understood. It sort of hit a sore spot...

    In the days when I did have a sound horse, I always entered as soon as I knew I could fit the competition into my schedule. I agree that events need to...
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    I have not had a horse sound enough to event...

    I have not had a horse sound enough to event since 2008, so I have no f'ing entry to mail.
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    I have been eventing in Area 1 since 1985. In...

    I have been eventing in Area 1 since 1985. In the old days, late entries were often accepted in Area I. Then when I came back in the late 1990's after 8 years in LA, everything filled nearly on...
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    Tipperary Sportage. Fits me great and breathes...

    Tipperary Sportage. Fits me great and breathes better than anything else.
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    Will second what most have said. I will also...

    Will second what most have said. I will also suggest that getting your eyes checked and increasing your fitness level are really important. My horse was not sound to compete at Novice anymore in...
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    I have only done Novice, but AFTER I retired my...

    I have only done Novice, but AFTER I retired my horse from eventing due to soundness issues, I tried him in a Micklem with a ported Myler bit (MB33) (another fat tongued horse), and he put his head...
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    So cool. Did not realize that Nina was so much...

    So cool. Did not realize that Nina was so much bigger than Zizi. Zizi seems to have gotten around any self-esteem issues though ;).
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    What I found really exciting was that there were...

    What I found really exciting was that there were other teams that finished and some other countries with competitive individuals. I cannot remember when the US and Canada have not been the obvious...
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    I would either take him to a top University or...

    I would either take him to a top University or Vet known for lameness eval or throw him out for a year. Horses adjust to being left alone, and it give their bodies a chance to heal. I feel for you...
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