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    I just bought the new Kastel yesterday & rode all...

    I just bought the new Kastel yesterday & rode all my horses today in 80+ degree weather (already hot here in Houston). It is a lot lighter & softer than the ESI's. Even the dark ones are cooler in...
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    I was having the exact same problem. I thought it...

    I was having the exact same problem. I thought it was the new model of CWD since I ride 5 different horses & it did it on each one. I also started using the Ogilvy half pad recently with the new...
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    I have a 5 yr. old (Fleetwood's Derby) that I...

    I have a 5 yr. old (Fleetwood's Derby) that I bred specifically for the hunters. Growing up, I always admired the Fleetwood Mac line. A friend bought Fleetwood's Bolero & brought him to Texas. I...
  4. We have a few farms here in Texas with nice...

    We have a few farms here in Texas with nice babies:
    My farm, Southern Oaks Farm, has 4 babies: 2 yearlings, 1 3 yr. old, 1 4 yr. old. All have shown & won on the line & in IHF. The 4 yr. old was...
  5. I have a 4 yr. old TB that I raised for the...

    I have a 4 yr. old TB that I raised for the Hunter Breeding & the IHF. I gelded him early on & had no desire to race him, hence no need for TB papers. Little did I know they would introduce the TIP....
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    yes, mine too & on the last horse

    yes, mine too & on the last horse
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    I love Danish. Another favorite of mine was...

    I love Danish. Another favorite of mine was Grappa.
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    I geld mine early at ~3 months, it's easier on...

    I geld mine early at ~3 months, it's easier on everyone: vet, owner, & baby. It usually only takes 3-5 days of walking & lunging. My babies learn how to lunge at the walk & trot just enough to take...
  9. Sheila, See my post under the Breeding forum...

    Sheila,
    See my post under the Breeding forum...
  10. I do all of the shows in Texas. I have 2...

    I do all of the shows in Texas. I have 2 yearlings this year & 1 3 yr. old which will only do the Midwest Regionals next week if it fills. The 2 Tyler shows coming up have Hunter Breeding each...
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    Regarding the money in the IHF, whatever money...

    Regarding the money in the IHF, whatever money paid to nominate the horses that year is the pool used for distribution. I have been involved with the IHF for many years as spectator, owner, breeder...
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    I'm bringing 2 yearlings & a 3 yr. old for the...

    I'm bringing 2 yearlings & a 3 yr. old for the u/s. We need 6 to hold the class. Looks like we need a little more support.
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    I've had mine done twice (8 yrs apart). The 1st...

    I've had mine done twice (8 yrs apart). The 1st time they use my hamstring & used regular screws which healed quickly. I was weight bearing by day 5 with 1 crutch. Since I was a pro at the time,...
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    Sorry, missed the circle.

    Sorry, missed the circle.
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    A judging question: didn't Tori go through the...

    A judging question: didn't Tori go through the picket & kept going & Shawn crashed at natural & stopped? Tori's scores in 30's & Shawn's scores in 40's. How is that possible?
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    Yes, REH, Dudley was a chestnut with 2 hind 1/2...

    Yes, REH, Dudley was a chestnut with 2 hind 1/2 stockings, & a blaze. He always won the under saddles. He showed in the midwest (we were from St. Louis).
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    I remember the pony people I worked for in the...

    I remember the pony people I worked for in the '80s had a beautiful chestnut large pony, Zim's Lead The Parade, which became: Lead The Parade (aka Dudley, at home). He was great as long as you were...
  18. Back to the original question... I broke my...

    Back to the original question... I broke my clavicle twice 1 year apart in the same place. Both at shows, one during schooling day (the 1st time) & once in a 2nd round of a classic. In both...
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    CWD saddles stolen at show in Colorado

    Last night the CWD trailer was broken into in Parker. 10 saddles were stolen. Be on the look out for any 2nd hand saddles. Contact CWD if you hear anything regarding them.
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    Colorado horse shows & fires

    Any word on the Colorado horse shows & the fires?
  21. I love the EIS shirts! Sporthorse Saddlery from...

    I love the EIS shirts! Sporthorse Saddlery from Michigan has them & will ship. I'm in Texas & just got a few new colors. They have a great offer where you get $25 off next purchase once you spend a...
  22. I break my babies the summer of their 2 yr. old...

    I break my babies the summer of their 2 yr. old (with 60 days) in order to decide if they will do the under saddle at the IHF. Then they get to be a baby & start back in their 3 yr. old spring year....
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    Hunter Breeding already??

    It's that time of year again...breeding classes begin next week for Houston. Hopefully my yearlings will be ready. Anyone else starting this early?
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    I feel the pain. I gave up being a professional...

    I feel the pain. I gave up being a professional a few years back to spend time with my family. It had its pros & cons: pros...being finished with the barn by the time husband came home; and...
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    I rode with David years ago in St. Louis also. ...

    I rode with David years ago in St. Louis also. Even bought Lauren's first saddle for my sister...retired it last year from my lesson program...50+ years old. David had a wonderful eye, but lacked...
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