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    I haven't gotten the chance to do eventing or...

    I haven't gotten the chance to do eventing or dressage yet (they're on my bucket list!!), but I am LOVING these stories. :D
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    I've always wanted to try a trail trial or...

    I've always wanted to try a trail trial or competitive trail ride or something like that. Unfortunately, there are never any within comfortable driving distance from me. :(
  3. I wanna try that - looks like fun! :)

    I wanna try that - looks like fun! :)
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    I'm in! Though taking the stirrups completely...

    I'm in! Though taking the stirrups completely off won't be an option for me - Western saddle and all. :o
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    I used to always tie - my cinch didn't have a...

    I used to always tie - my cinch didn't have a buckle. Then, when I got Ben, I had to get an extra-long cinch, and it has a buckle on it. Since then, I've gotten lazy - I don't tie the latigo. :o ...
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    I see bay dun. It'll be easier to tell once the...

    I see bay dun. It'll be easier to tell once the baby fuzz is gone, but at this point the dark head and yellowish body color say dun to me.
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    Another vote for Champagne. He's gonna be a...

    Another vote for Champagne. He's gonna be a cutie once he beefs up a little! :)
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    My brand-new roughout ATE my thighs and butt the...

    My brand-new roughout ATE my thighs and butt the first few rides. I thought I was going to have to give up my $3000 custom saddle I had just bought, until an endurance rider friend of mine told me...
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    I have both chinks and shotguns - chinks for...

    I have both chinks and shotguns - chinks for working ground crew, roping, or riding through heavy brush, and shotguns for when the weather is cold. The chinks were bought new from a local saddlery....
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    I like the regular ol' plain-Jane men's...

    I like the regular ol' plain-Jane men's Wranglers. Women's Wranglers cut my waist too much and tend to be too baggy in the bum and thighs. I tried some Q Babys and I like the way they fit, but I...
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    I agree with SuckerForHorses - browband for...

    I agree with SuckerForHorses - browband for snaffle, one/two ear for leverage! :)
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    I love my Wade. I couldn't give you specifics on...

    I love my Wade. I couldn't give you specifics on one type of saddle vs another - I just know that it fits me, it fits my horse, and it's great to rope on. I feel like I have great contact with my...
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    We had a bummer calf once that completely bonded...

    We had a bummer calf once that completely bonded to my gelding Ben. Any time we needed to find him, we knew exactly where to look! He napped under Ben's feet and ate from his hay pile. Ben...
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    This x 1,000,000,000. :D That's how I've...

    This x 1,000,000,000. :D



    That's how I've always understood it.



    Hey...I might know you! Bliss Rd. (formerly Squaw Flat Rd.) is right around the corner from me! :) PM me your name?
  15. Sticky: What a great idea! Subbing! :)

    What a great idea! Subbing! :)
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    I go as fast as the footing and terrain allow. :D

    I go as fast as the footing and terrain allow. :D
  17. This x 1000. :D

    This x 1000. :D
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    This is my go-to shanked bit: ...

    This is my go-to shanked bit:

    http://www.jeffersequine.com/images/265/A8A5.jpg

    Every horse I've ever tried it on has done beautifully in it. I agree that going back and getting your horse...
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    I LOVE simple, well-made tack. Luckily for me,...

    I LOVE simple, well-made tack. Luckily for me, one of my FIL's good friends is a saddlemaker, so I was able to get an awesome saddle, breastcollar, and a couple headstalls for a very decent price. ...
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    I use a mohair string girth on my boy. He galls...

    I use a mohair string girth on my boy. He galls HORRIBLY with neoprene girths. :(
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    He's not mine, but hubby has another greenie that...

    He's not mine, but hubby has another greenie that he's riding right now. My FIL was given a 2y.o. AppyxQH colt by a breeder friend of his who's quitting the business. Since FIL is pushing 70 and...
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    I LOVE this thread. :D Diesel is the first...

    I LOVE this thread. :D

    Diesel is the first greenie I've ever worked with, and I'm really excited! He's come such a long way over the last year. He has such a good mind, and is so eager to...
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    Oh, I LOVED those when I was a kid! I've been...

    Oh, I LOVED those when I was a kid! I've been meaning to pick up the series and read them all again...LOL :lol:
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    Welcome to the dark side. :D

    Welcome to the dark side. :D
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    Flip flops around horses is one of my biggest pet...

    Flip flops around horses is one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't care how hot it is, I make sure I have my boots on if I'm messing with the horses - even if it's only for a few minutes. I have...
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