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    Exactly. These particular horses had NOTHING...

    Exactly. These particular horses had NOTHING left… barely even able to trot, let alone gallop or jump any more. So they need a month off.

    There is no "good" coming out of this situation.
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    How much money does the winner of the CIC3* get?...

    How much money does the winner of the CIC3* get? I saw that they're offering $17,500 for that division. Maybe THAT's the point.

    What's that phrase that gets used so often it's cliche? "He owes...
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    ps. I just saw that you're also interested in...

    ps. I just saw that you're also interested in dressage barns -- there's Tempel Farms in the same vicinity -- big dressage barn -- big time clinicians and very very studious dressage riders....
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    Hi Andrea! Welcome to Evanston/Chicago! You're...

    Hi Andrea! Welcome to Evanston/Chicago! You're in luck -- you're about 45 min. away from 2 great barns. Freedom Woods is close but it wasn't for me. It felt "factory farm-ish" to me. I ride at...
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    Thanks Jen! I tried to include something for...

    Thanks Jen! I tried to include something for everybody! We leave in 1.5 hours!!! WAhoo!!!
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    ROLEX BINGO!!!!!

    A group of us are heading down to Rolex today with kids in tow, so I made these cards to keep them occupied. I thought I'd share them -- pretty fun stuff. Who can spot dubarrys, orange XC colors, or...
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    annikak -- you are totally right. I apologize....

    annikak -- you are totally right. I apologize. I'm having a crap day and went to the wrong place to air.

    I am sorry and will delete.



    ACKK!!! if I can figure out how.

    Again, poor form on...
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    deleted --- was not a well-thought out or...

    deleted --- was not a well-thought out or well-mannered post.
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    Peter's Red Coat

    deleted --- if this works.... was not a well-thought out or well-mannered post.
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    Let's start a petition! Or at least write letters...

    Let's start a petition! Or at least write letters to Rolex. Our group was appalled at the announcer's comments. What a rude person. It definitely took away from the joy of the weekend.

    I don't...
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    I rode with Lee Cone while I was at Clemson. Lee...

    I rode with Lee Cone while I was at Clemson. Lee was in the Tryon area - don't know if he's still there. It's been a while. Good luck in Greenville - it's a great area!
  12. Call Brenda Yost of Mill Creek Hunt in IL -- she...

    Call Brenda Yost of Mill Creek Hunt in IL -- she has a 15.0 hand, 14 yo, QH gelding that is super steady, no spook hunt horse that needs to go.

    Good luck!
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    I didn't read all the posts carefully but when I...

    I didn't read all the posts carefully but when I scanned them I didn't seen anyone suggest finding a schoolie/babysitter type to borrow. I will shout it from the mountain tops that the right horse...
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    Ok the Duo it is. sigh. Was really hoping...

    Ok the Duo it is. sigh. Was really hoping everyone would say, the Happy Mouth is just a non-fancy, non-German brand....

    I really like the bit so I think it's worth the money. My horse has an old...
  15. It might not be the big deal you think it's going...

    It might not be the big deal you think it's going to be. I was pleasantly surprised when I took my horse galloping the other day. I had recently switched him to a HS Duo and realized half-way to the...
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    spinoff-- plastic bits Question

    I'm currently borrowing my trainer's HS Duo loose ring for my guy. He LOVES it. I LOVE it. I have a whole new horse who accepts and seeks contact with the bit, keeps his mouth closed without a tight...
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    I loved it! Mollie, next time you come to cover...

    I loved it! Mollie, next time you come to cover the Chicago Hunter Derby schedule an extra day and hunt with us at Mill Creek! :)
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    Hi -- Welcome to Chicago! I board at Millgate...

    Hi -- Welcome to Chicago!
    I board at Millgate Equestrian -- http://www.millgateequestrian.com and ride with Brenda Yost. We have an event team and dressage team. We also have jumping and dressage...
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    In praise of hunt horses

    I come from an eventing/dressage background and have pretty much left that life behind because I fell in love with hunting. This past year was my 3rd season hunting and I've gotten to know the other...
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    I had the BEST time hunting this past Sunday....

    I had the BEST time hunting this past Sunday. Why? Because not only did we have some great runs on coyote across hayfields I had an adjustable, responsive horse!

    I spent all of last year teaching...
  21. Hi, we're redoing our contacts/email lists and...

    Hi, we're redoing our contacts/email lists and have been using Mail Chimp. You can sort any way you want (type of membership, prospective member, connections, etc) It does what you want it to... but...
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    I was asking because my horse doesn't hunt often...

    I was asking because my horse doesn't hunt often -- so his fitness is not the same as say a staff horse or one who goes out every week.

    Just as I would not coddle my horse after a normal dressage...
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    Bute is a good idea too! Thank you for the input....

    Bute is a good idea too! Thank you for the input. As the horse budget grows I might be able to add in the injections, etc... He is 15 now and going strong. I want to keep him that way. :)
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    Hi! Glad you posted! I'm a member of MCH. I...

    Hi!
    Glad you posted! I'm a member of MCH. I didn't get to go to the Midwest Horse Fair, but heard it was awesome. I'm glad you found us there.

    Hunting with MCH is a lot of fun. We have 2 fields...
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    Post Hunt Care Question

    Hi all,

    Years (and years) ago I would do an Absorbine Liniment rub on legs and a body brace wash, and pack hooves with Forshners after a tough XC school or competition. I was going to do the same...
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