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    I would start with your local GMOs. I am in IL...

    I would start with your local GMOs. I am in IL and our group, Illinois Dressage & Combined Training Assn. publishes a great Omnibus of schooling shows and mini events in our area. There are also...
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    In FL, you may also want to check with Leslie...

    In FL, you may also want to check with Leslie Law/Lesley Grant-Law. They usually have some very nice horses for sale.
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    [QUOTE=SMNG;8035175]Love, love, love the shows at...

    [QUOTE=SMNG;8035175]Love, love, love the shows at Lamplight, but this is the one bad thing about it. They use the water from those stagnant ponds to water the rings and the horses get nasty fungus....
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    AMEN!!!! This pretty much sums up how I feel...

    AMEN!!!! This pretty much sums up how I feel about USEF.
  5. Try Equipment of Culture. The do beautiful...

    Try Equipment of Culture. The do beautiful custom tiles for all disciplines. KWPN-NA has given beautiful custom tile trays at their various keurings. They were custom to each farm. Richard and...
  6. "All About Me" (my mare's registered name). It...

    "All About Me" (my mare's registered name). It was (I bred her) and it is (she is mine for life) all about her. Her personality fits her name.
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    I have been thinking of you. Cannot imagine how...

    I have been thinking of you. Cannot imagine how frightening that had to be. Please know that your son is in my prayers for a full recovery.
  8. Consul from Iron Spring Farm. He turned 30 last ...

    Consul from Iron Spring Farm. He turned 30 last year, but he was in his early 20s when I bred my mare to him. It was fresh, cooled.
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    My mare is a Dutch Warmblood that I bred. So...

    My mare is a Dutch Warmblood that I bred. So horses in her pedigree that are "famous" -- Consul from Iron Spring Farm, sire of Judgement; Consul's sire is Nimmerdor, KWPN sire of the century. On...
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    A lot would have to do with your mare's breeding....

    A lot would have to do with your mare's breeding. I have a Consul mare that I bred from my Dutch/TB mare. She has a very sweet disposition and very talented, although opinionated. When I visited...
  11. A little goes along way no matter what you use. ...

    A little goes along way no matter what you use. Hate when anyone wears enough perfume or aftershave to make my eyes water. :-) I wear "Joy" by Jean Patou; very light and classic.
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    Bingo!!! This is spot on. Thank you for looking...

    Bingo!!! This is spot on. Thank you for looking at the big picture of the lower level riders. The lower levels encompass the early stages of learning the sport and growth at each level. BN should...
  13. I wear multi-focal contacts and they work fine...

    I wear multi-focal contacts and they work fine for riding. I have worn my glasses, but they just aren't as comfortable to me and I too worry about a fall with glasses on. Dust has not been an issue...
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    We fly with our dog all the time (11 lb....

    We fly with our dog all the time (11 lb. Dachshund). Most domestic airlines no longer require health certificates, but it is always good just to double check. They do require that you are...
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    For a slant load, that is a good set up. Hate...

    For a slant load, that is a good set up. Hate the thought of having to unload one horse to get the front horse out. Ideally, I like a ramp in the back and front/side; however, I owned a two horse...
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    I am really paranoid, so I prefer straight load. ...

    I am really paranoid, so I prefer straight load. God forbid something happens, I can get to both horses.
  17. This. Don't be in any hurry or think you have to...

    This. Don't be in any hurry or think you have to be at a certain level in any given time. A break in confidence, plus a new baby is a lot to grasp. Ride a horse that will help build your...
  18. Thread: Para Olympians

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    These riders are amazing. I am an able bodied...

    These riders are amazing. I am an able bodied person and any one of them could ride circles around me. Each is an inspiration and excell in his/her sport inspite of physical challenges. Enjoyed...
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    My sentiments exactly. The derbies were supposed...

    My sentiments exactly. The derbies were supposed to bring back some excitement to the hunters and people were looking for a horse with a bit more power and go for the derby ring. It has, in my...
  20. MintHillFarm - I think I love you. You are...

    MintHillFarm - I think I love you. You are actually taking quality of the round into consideration and not just the strides.
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    Hocus Focus, your girl is lovely!! First let me...

    Hocus Focus, your girl is lovely!! First let me state that I am not a breeder, but I am a long time horse person that bred my very adored mare and got my one and only dream filly. They are so cute...
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    Amen. Unfortunately, that is not what pins. If...

    Amen. Unfortunately, that is not what pins. If you do not have the correct strides between fences even with a big-strided horse, it doesn't matter how the jump looks. You would think that a lovely...
  23. I left Markel a few years ago. Each little issue...

    I left Markel a few years ago. Each little issue created an exclusion on their policy, but the kicker for me was the less than stellar customer service by my rep. Each time I would call with a...
  24. First of all, congratulations on the expected...

    First of all, congratulations on the expected foal. Take the time to enjoy every step of this journey. I was a first timer too when I bred my mare and I did my best not to cut corners for this...
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    Years ago, I had the same problem after I finally...

    Years ago, I had the same problem after I finally quit bracing at the canter. Instructors would tell me to "sit", but it just was not fluid with my horse's movement. One day, I watched an...
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