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  1. How I acquired my first horse: Vet was at the...

    How I acquired my first horse:

    Vet was at the barn I used to manage on a Thursday. He did a lot of work at the track and he mentions to my boss that he knew a nice horse that needed a home. My...
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    Let me go on the record as saying that if your...

    Let me go on the record as saying that if your big guy ever wants a home as an unconventional cattle horse he can come live with me and my TB in South Dakota. People here think I'm crazy for working...
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    I prefer minimal to no knee blocks......but I'm...

    I prefer minimal to no knee blocks......but I'm also 6' tall and am used to my knee hanging over the flap in lots of saddles. Plus the highest I jump is about 3' and my horse is pretty easy to stay...
  4. Bit gets wiped off after every ride, and scrubbed...

    Bit gets wiped off after every ride, and scrubbed when I do a take-apart clean of my bridles about once a month. I let the bits sit in a pan of hot water while I clean the bridles and they come out...
  5. I bought a Uvex on Helmet Awareness Day and I can...

    I bought a Uvex on Helmet Awareness Day and I can feel the wind on my forehead. Which is WEIRD to get used to but fantastic.
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    I think your position is nice for that small of a...

    I think your position is nice for that small of a fence. I find it difficult to properly fold over anything lower than about 2'6. What helps me is thinking about squatting over the horse. I like...
  7. Mine goes in a Stubben Siegfried CS Extra, size...

    Mine goes in a Stubben Siegfried CS Extra, size 31 which translates to a MW. He has a fairly high, long wither and substantial shoulder. They can be found used for a very reasonable price.

    If...
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    OMG YES! I've started trimming my own horse's...

    OMG YES! I've started trimming my own horse's feet because I live in one of those "black holes" where good farriers don't seem to exist. Honestly, if I were rich I would fly my old farrier in from...
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    The cowpony I ride isn't very comfortable. Baby...

    The cowpony I ride isn't very comfortable. Baby dressage and a ThinLine pad have helped, but he'll never be the Lexus my TB is. It does make a difference when they're soft and supple over their...
  10. It's cool, my freebie goes around in a Five Star...

    It's cool, my freebie goes around in a Five Star Tack bridle that was roughly 250x what he was supposed to cost (technically he was $1, his breeder gave it back to me for "gas money" :lol:). I told...
  11. Brand new Smartpak thinsulate turnout that's gone...

    Brand new Smartpak thinsulate turnout that's gone through 5 winters..... $35 out of my pocket (50% off sale plus $25 gift card).

    $10 hunting breastplate that I found in a consignment shop. Now on...
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    I do it all the time. Downsides include lack of...

    I do it all the time. Downsides include lack of pockets and the inner thigh/crotch tends to wear through a little faster. I don't notice much of a difference re: seams. The shiny ones are rather...
  13. My standards are similar to King Creole's, and...

    My standards are similar to King Creole's, and the second set I made don't have any issues with rocking. I made the first set with scraps for feet, and 8" definitely isn't long enough :lol:. The...
  14. Me, too! Complete with Diet Coke-wielding...

    Me, too! Complete with Diet Coke-wielding "gentleman friend"......she told me one day when I mistakenly called him her boyfriend that at her age she wanted a gentleman, not a boy. :lol:
  15. Here's another Flipside story.......... When I...

    Here's another Flipside story..........

    When I was teaching, I gave a few private lessons to an older (maybe 80ish?) woman who'd ridden extensively in her youth and told me all kinds of great...
  16. Most suited to middle-distance swimming (swam...

    Most suited to middle-distance swimming (swam year-round as a kid, not too surprising), triathlons (yes to swimming and running, I don't care for cycling), and middle-distance cycling (um, no).
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    My 16.3 TB carries me just fine--I have no idea...

    My 16.3 TB carries me just fine--I have no idea what I weigh, but I'm 6' and a size 14/16. I did all of his off-track schooling and he's never had an issue jumping or doing low level dressage or...
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    HighFlyingBey was kind enough to post them! ...

    HighFlyingBey was kind enough to post them!

    You can add fresh basil and cilantro to your zucchini pasta.......I did that before the mac and cheese experiment and it was really good.

    These sound...
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    There were mechanical problems with the baler so...

    There were mechanical problems with the baler so instead of raking hay I was stuck doing laundry today. LAUNDRY. Thanks, Obama.
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    Recipes using mint? Or summer squash?

    Please help a girl learn to cook.......

    My garden's been very productive so far this summer, and I have a lot of summer squash and zucchini coming in. I also planted spearmint and then realized I...
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    The ice cubes in my iced tea are melting. Also,...

    The ice cubes in my iced tea are melting. Also, my dog napping on my lap has made my thighs WAY TOO WARM. Thanks, Obama!
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    You know you're a horseperson when you file your...

    You know you're a horseperson when you file your fingernails with a farrier rasp. And make sure to sit very lightly when you get on the ATV, and cringe when you see someone sitting down hard on...
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    Right now it's usually 8:30/9 am and pm. Winter...

    Right now it's usually 8:30/9 am and pm. Winter I feed dinner earlier, about 6ish. I don't have a barn so I'm dependent on daylight/flashlights. On really busy days they might get fed as early as...
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    My TB is pretty good riding out but he sometimes...

    My TB is pretty good riding out but he sometimes has issues getting behind my leg and being silly. At my old barn in PA (when I had what I consider trail rides) we did a lot of power walking because...
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    I got a black Uvex from Smartpak. Hoping it fits...

    I got a black Uvex from Smartpak. Hoping it fits my oddly-shaped and rather big head........I've never bought a helmet without trying it on in person.
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