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  1. So glad you had a fun time! It is addictive. ...

    So glad you had a fun time! It is addictive. Re: cost, remember, you only need one kidney :winkgrin: #blackmarket
  2. Love the way the foxhunting clothing thread, of...

    Love the way the foxhunting clothing thread, of course, turns to food!!! Bit surprised that identifying and purchasing the proper flask hasn't come up.

    Advice, to join the very excellent advice...
  3. If it persists with your more competent riding,...

    If it persists with your more competent riding, definitely have him examined for soundness issues. I've had a number of schoolhorses which I've taught on for more than ten years, and starting to...
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    As CANTEREOIN suggested, the Norfolk Hunt Club...

    As CANTEREOIN suggested, the Norfolk Hunt Club stables (which are open to boarders who are not members of Norfolk) might be a good fit, or Cindy Cleaves who runs it might be able to recommend other...
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    Congratulations! And so nice to put a face to...

    Congratulations! And so nice to put a face to the COTHer at the VA Hound Show (which was fantastic).

    I am a teetotaler, so I shall toast you with a bowl of chocolate ice cream >>spoon clinking on...
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    Another way to look at it is from the other end. ...

    Another way to look at it is from the other end. If I am considering buying a horse advertised as a going foxhunter, I will request the name and number of the MFH or field master of that hunt, so...
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    "People who think their brains aren't worth...

    "People who think their brains aren't worth protecting are probably right."

    I teach kids, and in my "loaner helmet" collection, there are a couple of tiny cutesy ones, purple or turquoise with...
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    I am very glad that this regimen worked so well...

    I am very glad that this regimen worked so well for slambumo's Arab. :)

    I just wanted to chime in that in my limited experience with competing and maintaining older schoolhorses, it has not always...
  9. I would second or third the suggestions to stick...

    I would second or third the suggestions to stick with one vet rather than repeatedly switching, and start from square one with that person and go slowly forward ruling out specific possible causes,...
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    Welcome! You will have a blast. I think the...

    Welcome! You will have a blast.

    I think the most important piece of advice to give you is: Contact the hunt with which you plan to participate. Etiquette, attire, traditions, and so on vary...
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    A lovely suggestion, Hunter's Rest. Farmington's...

    A lovely suggestion, Hunter's Rest. Farmington's new huntsman, Matthew Cook, will be showing a few couple hounds -- FHC hasn't shown in years -- and we'll also have a tent, I believe near the...
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    I guess I am thirding the feral barn cat. Saw...

    I guess I am thirding the feral barn cat. Saw rats daily, rat poop everywhere . . . feral cat introduced to the barn, BOOM. No more rats.

    Feral kitty moved to Virginia with me four years ago...
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    Sticky: 2014 Farmington Casual Summer Trail Rides

    All are invited to join Farmington Hunt Club at our nearly bi-weekly fun trail rides, beginning Tuesday, May 20; Monday, Memorial Day; and thereafter just about every Tuesday and Sunday through Labor...
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    I've had two negative experiences selling saddles...

    I've had two negative experiences selling saddles through them (they paid me too little a percentage on one; the other I did not receive payment timely and had to fight fight fight to get my money...
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    Once, while trailer shopping, I really had to do...

    Once, while trailer shopping, I really had to do my business (and I don't mean #1), and there was no bathroom around. I mean, I even tried driving to a couple of other places looking for a bathroom...
  16. The irony is, -- and I'm only about 16 posts into...

    The irony is, -- and I'm only about 16 posts into this thread -- that it's already turning nasty and I **literally** have just made some popcorn and sat down this minute. I guess technically, that's...
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    Oh heck yeah! Go to www.zenyatta.com and click...

    Oh heck yeah! Go to www.zenyatta.com and click on Blog or News. Scroll down to the second photo of the filly out in her field this morning. I tried pasting the link, but it didn't work here...
  18. You need liability insurance. Mine is...

    You need liability insurance. Mine is underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company through a local agent. As others have said, an injured party will sue everyone involved. Protect yourself!
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    OP, you've had light shed and been given advice. ...

    OP, you've had light shed and been given advice. COTH is not exactly the place to ask to be made to "feel better," unless possibly after the death of a beloved pet or a personal crisis. Saying that...
  20. Yes, I know, I was being sarcastic, hence this...

    Yes, I know, I was being sarcastic, hence this guy: :rolleyes:
  21. Wow. That is quite a statement from Mr. Phipps. ...

    Wow. That is quite a statement from Mr. Phipps. Good for him. If horse sports don't demonstrate the ability to effectively regulate ourselves, we'll be regulated by the horse-ignorant general...
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    Hunting at 93!

    Today was Farmington's final meet of the season, and we were delighted to have Elliewood Baxter out with us (yes, mounted and looking spectacular). I wouldn't mention her age, except that she is...
  23. Farmington Hunt Club is having a Combined Test...

    Farmington Hunt Club is having a Combined Test (dressage & stadium tests of choice) on March 23 at Millington Stables in Free Union. You can find contact information under Events on the website,...
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    Horse Country in Warrenton, Virginia. Not just...

    Horse Country in Warrenton, Virginia. Not just for foxhunters (though slanted that way). All kinds of riding and stable supplies, books, and every possible household item that could come with a...
  25. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for sharing.
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