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    Have to say I'm amused at the unilaterality of...

    Have to say I'm amused at the unilaterality of the responses. Just imagine if you had posted this in the h/j section. :D
  2. Quick update: tried the dressage saddle...

    Quick update: tried the dressage saddle mentioned previously (the one custom-built for my old Prelim horse with the shark withers) and it's actually not a bad fit at the pommel and cantle. Sits...
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    My understanding is that it was a corner, and it...

    My understanding is that it was a corner, and it was a sort of half-glance-off, half-jumped-it thing, took out the flag, was deemed not to have jumped it properly.
  4. Thanks, everyone, for your input! I've decided...

    Thanks, everyone, for your input! I've decided to start with the simplest pad I could find that provided some thicker padding in the middle -- the Cashel. Had to order it in, so no feedback just...
  5. I have a fantastic custom saddler...

    I have a fantastic custom saddler (www.paramountsaddlery.ca -- shout-out to Christian!) who I suspect will be game to make something for her should that become necessary, but I'd like to play around...
  6. Yup, this is her: ...

    Yup, this is her:

    http://ridexc.wordpress.com/trixie/ (Use the password "swayback".)

    (Sorry about the colour -- they're just quick cameraphone shots. She's actually chestnut.)

    I'll have a...
  7. Anyone have experience fitting a saddle to a swayback?

    Seeking wisdom. I have a two-year-old TB filly who I adopted last year as she was not destined to go to the yearling sale... she's well put together and a lovely, lovely mover, but her back...
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    One letter too many, isn't it, Hallie? I thought...

    One letter too many, isn't it, Hallie? I thought the limit was 18 including spaces. But you probably know the rules better than I do!
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    Funny you should say that. My homebred gelding...

    Funny you should say that. My homebred gelding (by Birdonthewire out of my El Prado mare, Great Lady, if anyone's interested) is registered as Norwegian Blue. (I wanted an avian reference in his...
  10. Wow. Just wow. SonnysMom, will PM you.

    Wow. Just wow.

    SonnysMom, will PM you.
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    Need a name for my filly ...

    Input please. Need an official name for a yearling TB filly I adopted this summer when it was determined she wasn't destined for the yearling sale. (Dam had three other foals who, through no fault...
  12. Need horror stories about extra fees from trainers when buying a horse!

    Posting this in h/j first, though I'm sure the syndrome is just as prevalent in other disciplines. I'm a freelance journalist who's working on an article about hidden commissions and fees in a...
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    I don't care how the horse arrived in the barn,...

    I don't care how the horse arrived in the barn, it still takes talent and guts and dedication to ride it around a three- or four-star course. That's why I've always admired Princess Anne -- and now...
  14. Nope, sorry, if Carrick has any draft in him it's...

    Nope, sorry, if Carrick has any draft in him it's no more than a smidge. He's a Canadian Sport Horse (John has bought a number of horses from his breeder, who's based here in Ontario -- Sweepea Dean...
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    There's no shortage of lay-up possibilities here,...

    There's no shortage of lay-up possibilities here, thanks -- I'm in the Toronto area and there's Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine, Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs, and Standardbred racing at Mohawk,...
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    what price lay-ups?

    So what's the going day rate for boarding track lay-ups? I'm considering taking on a few as I have a couple of extra stalls, and would like to be in the ballpark. Do most farms charge one rate for...
  17. I remember your mare racing in the Breeders Crown...

    I remember your mare racing in the Breeders Crown at Mohawk -- up against some staggeringly good mares (Snazzy Mille, Pure Ivory, Mystical Sunshine) and holding her own. So sorry for her loss. Hope...
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    It's actually Moira, but no-one ever calls her...

    It's actually Moira, but no-one ever calls her that. :)
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    No keepers is one of my pet peeves, and I am just...

    No keepers is one of my pet peeves, and I am just gobsmacked every time I see a BNR using a full-cheek or fulmer without them. I'm sure they have their reasons, but I would use keepers even if I...
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    Thanks, everyone. I've PM'ed a few of you. ...

    Thanks, everyone. I've PM'ed a few of you. Anyone else got a war story??
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    share your warm-up ring horror stories!

    I'm collecting a few warm-up ring horror stories. From rudeness to outright dangerous behavior, I'd like to hear what happened and how you handled it! Please share and I'll follow up with you via...
  22. Same vet looking at her each time? Time for a...

    Same vet looking at her each time?

    Time for a second opinion. :yes:
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    Need case studies: tendon/ligament injury

    Hi all -- I'm working on a magazine article about the latest and greatest in tendon and ligament injury treatment and repair. I'd like to feature a case study or two to illustrate what really...
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    You guys are giving me hope. My lovely, lovely...

    You guys are giving me hope. My lovely, lovely little calico barn cat, Griselda, moved with me to a new place back in June, and seemed very content. Then six weeks later, she went on walkabout and...
  25. I did, too, but Amy's are better than mine. :yes:

    I did, too, but Amy's are better than mine. :yes:
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