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    I did two jumper classes at a little schooling...

    I did two jumper classes at a little schooling show this weekend, and I wore my mushroom TSs - not quite rust but certainly on the pink side! I thought of y'all. (And we won reserve champion :)
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    Not quite rust but I picked up a pair of TSs at...

    Not quite rust but I picked up a pair of TSs at the Stanford Tack Sale yesterday in a lovely pinkish Clay. I wore them to ride my bay gelding today and we looked super fancy! He jumped great, too :)
  3. This is not what you want to hear, but - You...

    This is not what you want to hear, but -

    You need to find someone else to pay your horse's board; that means either leasing her or selling her. Your public university will offer free counseling to...
  4. Yeah. I came to bury her (also not a big fan) but...

    Yeah. I came to bury her (also not a big fan) but I only wish I had her balanced seat.
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    As someone who didn't grow up with horses and has...

    As someone who didn't grow up with horses and has never owned land, I've moved between not-riding-at-all and weekend warrior status. The best I've been able to do is ride about three times a week...
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    For me the feeling is almost exactly the same as...

    For me the feeling is almost exactly the same as for a smooth walk-canter transition: make sure I am sitting square on both seatbones, squeeze the new inside rein enough to see his eyelashes, then...
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    THE HORSE THAT DIED FOR ME by Trooper Gerady,...

    THE HORSE THAT DIED FOR ME
    by Trooper Gerady, Australian Light Horse

    They gave me a fiery horse to groom, and I rode him on parade,
    While he plunged and swung for kicking room like a young and...
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    There was a Grand Prix showjumper in NSW when I...

    There was a Grand Prix showjumper in NSW when I was growing up who'd had a barn accident and lost part of his dock. He was called Bobby Bobtail.
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  9. Ha! I love that one. Mine is: "It's never the...

    Ha! I love that one.

    Mine is: "It's never the horse's fault. You think the horse would be in here jumping fences if he had a choice? No! He would be out there eating grass. You bring him in here,...
  10. My German dressage instructor had her horse...

    My German dressage instructor had her horse Jackpot's hoof made into a snuffbox. Scared the snot out of me when I houseminded for her.

    My heart horse is buried in a mineshaft at his retirement...
  11. My best friend is teaching at a great barn close...

    My best friend is teaching at a great barn close to us, with superbly-bred Welsh cobs. So I'm taking my girls for lessons tomorrow.

    My lesson's with a different trainer, on Sunday morning, on a...
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    My neighborhood barn has robot horses in it. ...

    My neighborhood barn has robot horses in it.

    http://www.missionpony.com/
  13. Oh great, now I totally want those boots and that...

    Oh great, now I totally want those boots and that pony. Mostly the pony.

    http://rollingstoneranch.com/sales.html
  14. Eh, in matters of taste there are no arguing. The...

    Eh, in matters of taste there are no arguing. The orange reminds me of ochre and the shape reminds me of the paintings in Werner Herzog's amazing The Cave of Forgotten Dreams. But the geometric grid...
  15. Yay! Great news!

    Yay! Great news!
  16. Jingles. He's absolutely gorgeous. Glad to hear...

    Jingles. He's absolutely gorgeous. Glad to hear he's doing a little better.
  17. Love the painting. Thanks for the links.

    Love the painting. Thanks for the links.
  18. Another vote for Olly by Golly. Also if you ever...

    Another vote for Olly by Golly. Also if you ever get bored with him, could you send him my way? Because he's completely gorgeous!
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    The mare I've been riding, the lovely Bella,...

    The mare I've been riding, the lovely Bella, recently came out in dime-sized white spots all over her chestnut coat. My trainer Sonja took one look at her and said "birdcatcher spots. Toytown has...
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    I was a fellow guest on a Silicon Valley talk...

    I was a fellow guest on a Silicon Valley talk show with Dinesh D'Souza back when he was promoting his book "The Virtue of Prosperity." It was a little embarrassing when he mixed up Steve Ballmer and...
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    Like I said: that's really nice for you. Bless...

    Like I said: that's really nice for you. Bless your heart.
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    Here, have some smelling salts. It's lovely that...

    Here, have some smelling salts. It's lovely that your kid is an Olympics-bound child prodigy. It's lovely that mine's a weekend warrior, with trainers that give her instruction appropriate to her age...
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    My 9yo is walking and trotting solo, learning to...

    My 9yo is walking and trotting solo, learning to canter on the line. Trotting poles on the ground. She had a few lessons last year but wasn't really strong or focused enough. Striking how much more...
  24. What about a college with a good equestrian...

    What about a college with a good equestrian program? Get a double degree in writing and eq studies and then go work at Sidelines or Chronicle of the Horse.
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  25. Laura Crum wrote an interesting post about...

    Laura Crum wrote an interesting post about enteroliths, including a picture of the one taken out of her son's horse Henry:

    http://equestrianink.blogspot.com/2011/09/stones.html
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