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    Lucy looked like she was about to burst into...

    Lucy looked like she was about to burst into tears.
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    Downward. Yes, I need to trim the long end...

    Downward. Yes, I need to trim the long end...
  3. I jumped three feet in my old Passier. The...

    I jumped three feet in my old Passier. The big-blocked models, nope.
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    If it's a well made, well balanced saddle and...

    If it's a well made, well balanced saddle and will fit present-day horses, I'd absolutely have it repaired.

    Also, do you LIKE the saddle and does it suit YOU?
  5. Jumping is excellent crosstraining! My coach has...

    Jumping is excellent crosstraining! My coach has most of her students and their horses jump at least a little. I'm the exception. My horse Will. NOT. Jump. due to a back injury several years ago....
  6. Fortunately for you, there are several...

    Fortunately for you, there are several knowledgeable Sidesaddle people here at COTH. I'm not necessarily one of them! From what little I know about sidesaddles, you can go a bit bigger but not...
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    Thanks, you enabler, you!

    Thanks, you enabler, you!
  8. RegentLion, I used the same method on my gelding....

    RegentLion, I used the same method on my gelding. I used him for my para-student and he HAD to stand still for her to mount from her electric scooter. Now he won't go until he gets his treat --...
  9. OP did not say the horse was "well-trained". She...

    OP did not say the horse was "well-trained". She described it as a bit green. I do not understand people's aversion to speaking the truth.

    Many heavy riders are excellent and do fine as long as...
  10. I think it's personal preference. Some saddles...

    I think it's personal preference. Some saddles allow for this, some don't. I know of one rider who preferred the leathers under the flaps, but have never tried it myself. IMO, the leathers would be...
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    In Texas circa 1966, I had a friend who boarded...

    In Texas circa 1966, I had a friend who boarded at the same barn with a horse named "Fingers" -- because he bit the fingers of the horse dealer. They hauled him around in her Dad's work van. To see...
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    Witnesses? Anybody?

    Witnesses? Anybody?
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    I agree that he's a flirt and a party animal, but...

    I agree that he's a flirt and a party animal, but have not seen the drunken behavior. Sorry your experience was so bad. He comes to our area a couple of times a year and seems to get good results.
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    I don't miss the daily OT board at all. Please go...

    I don't miss the daily OT board at all. Please go back to opening it just for holidays. Or eliminate it entirely. Pfffft.
  15. I'm so jealous! You've got a sidesaddle...

    I'm so jealous! You've got a sidesaddle instructor! I've got the sidesaddle, a willing horse, but no one to help me ride SS correctly. AND my saddle needs some work before I get serious anyway.
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    2.5 to 3 years is about the lifespan of Bettas,...

    2.5 to 3 years is about the lifespan of Bettas, IIRC.

    Do you know for sure these are female Bettas? If so, they can live together as females are not aggressive towards one another. The males, of...
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    Riding helmets are designed to protect best in...

    Riding helmets are designed to protect best in sideways/backwards falls. Riding helmets cover more of the back of the head. At least that's what I've read in the past...
  18. Sometimes a horse will actually do better at...

    Sometimes a horse will actually do better at First than it did at Training. There are more circles, changes of direction and such that help keep the horse focused on its job. Sure, the rider ought to...
  19. I love our Swallows that come every year -- but...

    I love our Swallows that come every year -- but the BO, not so much. They eat lots of bugs and I enjoy watching them and listening to their chattering. Yes, they poop, but not as bad as an equivalent...
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    Parent owls will continue to feed and care for...

    Parent owls will continue to feed and care for their babies on the ground, or so I've been told by our local raptor rescue.

    Every year a few swallow babies don't make it. That's nature. We have...
  21. I love reading haunted house stories! The only...

    I love reading haunted house stories! The only time I ever had a "paranormal" experience was playing with a Ouija Board with friends as a kid. Scared us half to death and never again!

    Another...
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    I'm still puzzling over the $1000 in a year......

    I'm still puzzling over the $1000 in a year... how often is trainer SUPPOSED to be riding?
  23. Condolences, ChocoMare. She was a beauty.

    Condolences, ChocoMare. She was a beauty.
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    Wow! That's super!

    Wow! That's super!
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    Read Janet Foy's book "Dressage for the...

    Read Janet Foy's book "Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse". Find a good instructor who's not prejudiced against "different" breeds.

    ANY horse can be improved and developed through correct...
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