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    Don't often post on this forum, but it is not by...

    Don't often post on this forum, but it is not by accident that pairs match. Yes, you start with similar movement and stride length. But I work hard to have matching diagonals on my pair, and that...
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    Well don't sweat the small stuff, haveing just...

    Well don't sweat the small stuff, haveing just reached the 20 year mark of being paralyzed, in a wheel chair and I'm at the ripe age of 44.. I have many a time pulled into the handicapped parking...
  3. Thread: Service Dogs?

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    I'm in the wrong part of the US from you. but I...

    I'm in the wrong part of the US from you. but I am on my 3rd service dog (just got the latest one in June) and try a small program they are more able to meet your specific needs.. There are many...
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    I have a few friends with MS and they took up...

    I have a few friends with MS and they took up driving when they could no longer ride without fear off falling off from a little spook. But they still do all their own horse care themselves.

    Heat...
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    Ketchup is the BEST. Especially on those brass...

    Ketchup is the BEST. Especially on those brass chains on the front of brass hames. I don't show with brass, but my collar I use for marathon and everyday training has brass hames.. And they get...
  6. For lead ropes you could try these types of...

    For lead ropes you could try these types of spring snaps
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooper-Group-Campbell-T7645036-Spring/dp/B0045LMEIG/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1311783400&sr=1-4


    Also for...
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    This did make me laugh a bit, I just got in from...

    This did make me laugh a bit, I just got in from driving my tandem where I have one horse out in front of the rear horse nothing but long reins to keep him there:-) I actually have so much more...
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    So I have had PE's twice and I'm on coumadin for...

    So I have had PE's twice and I'm on coumadin for life, or possibly the new drug just come out someone mentioned above, problem with that is it isn't aproved for PE's yet. But my Dr. said I'd be a...
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    I haven't posted or even read posts in a while, I...

    I haven't posted or even read posts in a while, I have been busy driving and getting ready to go to a couple of shows.

    Drive... And start now. It is lots of fun. So I'm going to address a few...
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    You and only you can decide if you want to ride...

    You and only you can decide if you want to ride again. I like your atitude very similar to mine. Think of the things you can do not the things you can't. I take a calculated risk everytime I lead...
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    Well when I broke my back T 10/11 and I did end...

    Well when I broke my back T 10/11 and I did end up paralyzed, my Dr. told me to wait for 1 year. Granted I had surgery and rods put into my back but what they said was that it takes a good year...
  12. Well the word "limitations" has never entered my...

    Well the word "limitations" has never entered my vocabulary and I've been in a chair now for 20 yrs. I focus on what I "can do" and not what I can't. So to me I would make a list of all the things...
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    A few things don't be worried about not being...

    A few things don't be worried about not being able to mount without help. You just need to prepare yourself a bit, you probably shouldn't ride out on trail without a buddy anyways if you can't get...
  14. Well said. I don't have time to listen to...

    Well said. I don't have time to listen to someone whine about every blessed thing. And i don't expect my friends to listen to me whine about my issues. I ask my friends for help when I need it...
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    Glad things are starting to look up and that you...

    Glad things are starting to look up and that you have gotten a new trainer and are trying different reins. Sometimes it is a matter of perseverance you keep trying until you get it right:-)

    Diane...
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    Focus on the positive. What you can do, what you...

    Focus on the positive. What you can do, what you have accomplished, pat yourself on the back. Don't worry what others think or even have to say. Set short term goals that you can accomplish and...
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    Here you go, you have to work backwords. The...

    Here you go, you have to work backwords. The only problem you have is that you don't know if there were any errors on course and those get added after the factoring has taken place. But it will get...
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    Oh I always Wine:-) Anyways had a great show, ...

    Oh I always Wine:-)

    Anyways had a great show, switched my horse to a sweet COB 1 month prior to the show to get more energy and boy did I have energy:-)

    Here are some picx....
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    Breeds, many are dutch and german warmbloods, ...

    Breeds, many are dutch and german warmbloods, holstieners, Oldenburgs, Gelderlanders... Polish warmbloods.. There were some hackney crosses also if I remember correctly. An interesting tidbit is...
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    So busy and hate to wine:-)

    Went to driving show at Advanced level in Sept, then off to the WEG to watch the driving and one of my favorite drivers Josh Rector who navigated for me at 2 world championships where I got Gold and...
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    I thought it was really cool to see all the...

    I thought it was really cool to see all the non-driving folks watching the marathon!!! It is a great sport. I too had a sore throat from yelling and also explaining rules etc to any interested...
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    Thanks so much I can't wait to go and see...

    Thanks so much I can't wait to go and see everthing!!

    Diane
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    Do the shuttles take you in your chair:? Or will...

    Do the shuttles take you in your chair:? Or will I have to transfer from my chair to a shuttle and strap the wheel chair on?? I will be there Thursday - Sunday to see the driving.

    Thanks,
    Diane
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    Shady Oaks Driving event

    Just back from the most difficult CDE in the West, Shady Oaks in Lodi CA. I have pictures here, http://www.flickr.com/photos/48007850@N04/

    I had a bit of a mishap in the hazard where my shaft...
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    My hotel just dropped its price I changed a room...

    My hotel just dropped its price I changed a room I had at 209 a night down to 134 a night. And I'm still checking constantly. And for a savings of 70 a night for 5 nights that is a lot of money,...
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