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    Boarding in Lincoln-Omaha, NE

    Hi everyone,

    I am happy to announce that I was accepted into graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I thought the applying part was hard but now my husband and I have to get ready...
  2. Endurance Farms in or around Orlando/Ovideo?

    Hi Everyone,
    I just moved to Orlando (a mile from Ovideo) and I am looking to board my mare at a farm that has some endurance activity going on :P I have tried checking the web with no luck. I...
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    Endurance in Germany

    Hi all,

    I moved to Germany last year with my husband and brought along my morab mare. I am long time dressage rider but have been on the edge about converting to endurance for at least 3 years...
  4. Haha that is exactly what I wanted to see... a...

    Haha that is exactly what I wanted to see... a 10,000 year old human terd! lol.
    I am very aware that a long time ago and even today in certain countries all sorts of things were/are being eaten......
  5. It would not be banning slaughter because someone...

    It would not be banning slaughter because someone abused a horse... it is banning slaughter just to ban slaughter (to stop the killing of horses) Not everyone looks at horses just as means to make a...
  6. Replacing Horse Slaughter with Horse Licensing (Passport)

    So I haven't been up to date with the forums for a long while but I am sure some of you must be outraged by the ban of horse slaughter being raised and then others say it is okay because it gives...
  7. I lived in Philly for 18 months and boarded my...

    I lived in Philly for 18 months and boarded my horse there till Jan 2011 (live in germany now). Boarding in the city sucks, the trails in Fairmount are beautiful but the turnout isnt great and there...
  8. Oh there is no doubt in my mind the horses dont...

    Oh there is no doubt in my mind the horses dont spend the magority of their training time in dressage. But I really believe they spend a great deal being bomb proofed and putting their dressage...
  9. dressage/trail/barrel racing competition ahhh!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5895K-Xjupk#at=66

    this competition looks like so much fun and that horse looks awesome! I want it! i would seriously like to see an FEI...
  10. broken tailbone, riding, and career in jeopardy??

    Most of you might remember my saying that I work as an intern and trying to get the apprenticeship job at a German farm. 2 weeks ago I had a nasty fall off my mare from jumping a 3' course (wasnt...
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    I own one of these too but only use it seldomly...

    I own one of these too but only use it seldomly on certain horses for particular reasons. Like the very high headed arabian I was riding once. It worked well for him since he didnt respond to...
  12. Thread: Rider Fitness

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    Especially for an avid gym person....

    Especially for an avid gym person. http://www.amazon.com/Riders-Fitness-Program-Dianna-Dennis/dp/1580175422/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307365240&sr=8-1

    I love this book, and you can look inside it on...
  13. wow, way out of context.

    I dont declare that all Americans are slothful and out-of-shape. I referred to America in general. The population of America, in general, has a higher obesity rate than any other country....
  14. Speaking from someone living in Germany

    You said you wanted to hear from people living outside the US and I am an American living in Germany and I work at a large riding farm with at least 80 horses and at least 100 active students. We...
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    We were talking about the American riding...

    We were talking about the American riding program, but since peps kept bringing up comparisons to Europe I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. I think we can sometimes only improve ourselves when we...
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    I only read the first page of this 6 pages thread...

    I only read the first page of this 6 pages thread because I only have another 20 min from my break but I wanted to comment a little on this too, because I am an American currently living in Germany...
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    Your favorite pony dressage saddle(s)

    So I am in search of a new saddle because my 14.1 hand pony is just not digging my 16.5 wintec Isabelle. Even though its a small seat, the saddle is still too long.

    I am pretty small, 5'3 and...
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    :D:D:D

    :D:D:D
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    Oh, yes, of course cowgirl Anky. I wonder how she...

    Oh, yes, of course cowgirl Anky. I wonder how she handled that? And she is a deffintly one of the most famous multi-disciplined competitive riders out there.
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    yeah, i think it is a bit easier for event...

    yeah, i think it is a bit easier for event riders, since they participate in 3 disciplines and sometimes they have to participate in USHJA or USDA competitions to buff up their horses weak spots....
  21. I am in American that lives in Germany, and I...

    I am in American that lives in Germany, and I live 1.5 hours away from the Netherlands. What you looking at and where is it?
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    Cheating on "your" discipline

    Are there any riders that really compete seriously in at least 2 disciplines? Are there serious riders out there that "cheat" on your "assigned" discipline? Are there other riders who feel like you...
  23. work to ride polo farm. only black polo team in america.

    work to ride polo farm students. http://worktoride.net/
    here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L4BdKEzfyY
    i boarded my pony here for a year while living in the big city of philadelphia....
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    My mare is not a GRP, she is a morab (morgan/arab...

    My mare is not a GRP, she is a morab (morgan/arab cross). She stands 14.1, liver chestnut. We do eventing, jumping, and dressage. She is a terrific jumper and great at cc, but pretty much hates...
  25. Thread: Rider Fitness

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    I bought this book a month ago....

    I bought this book a month ago. http://www.amazon.com/Riders-Fitness-Program-Dianna-Dennis/dp/1580175422/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295278088&sr=8-1
    I go to the gym 2-3 times a week and do yoga 2-3...
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