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    My mare in her 30s had a regular 2 hr nap at 10...

    My mare in her 30s had a regular 2 hr nap at 10 amish, in the sun in the barnyard. Head rolled back, teeth open. BO had quite a few lunches interrupted with "OMG a horse is dying right by the barn!"...
  2. I don't know where you are located but there are...

    I don't know where you are located but there are nice OTTBs on the Canter sites that are in the 15'2 range. That will certainly give you more natural aptitude.
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    I read the OP's original post seeking a free...

    I read the OP's original post seeking a free pony. It does include some "new to the horse world" comments from her that I would find disquieting were I thinking of offering a horse or pony, even for...
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    Headphones are a great idea. If she starts...

    Headphones are a great idea. If she starts talking, just yell back, "Sorry, I can't hear with these on" .... even if there's no music on. I feel your pain. I have a co-worker from hell and am stuck...
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    I don't understand why this family NEEDS a pony...

    I don't understand why this family NEEDS a pony so urgently to have launched this expensive and time-consuming trip. The kids are 2, 4 and 6 and the oldest has limited physical ability. What are they...
  6. Yes, he's 23, raised from foal. Latest trick: I...

    Yes, he's 23, raised from foal. Latest trick: I lived in a camper at the farm this winter on the edge of the jumping field/dressage arena and on warm days left the door open. He and his buddy, a...
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    One thing I took away from OP's original post was...

    One thing I took away from OP's original post was there had been a lot of talking (email) but really no communication. It's never spelled out if this is a care lease or an outright gift, or what the...
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    Thrill Maker is reduced to $800....

    Thrill Maker is reduced to $800....
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    There are lots of nice horses on Canter IL. I...

    There are lots of nice horses on Canter IL. I especially liked a mare Thrill Maker, beautiful face and eye, nice build, very balanced. And BAY!!!!!!
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    My instructor had two young TBs (3 and 4 yrs old)...

    My instructor had two young TBs (3 and 4 yrs old) I rode (supertimid, 50-plus woman). One was her farm raised baby mare, never went to the track at all. Other was a (no kidding) $1 million Storm Cat...
  11. Also, she may not be giving her poll because she...

    Also, she may not be giving her poll because she is hollowing her back. forget a bit and work her so she develops strength in her topline: lunge in side reins (not too tight or too long a time) trot...
  12. Thread: Richard III

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    Richard III's death ended what's called the...

    Richard III's death ended what's called the Cousins War. Descendants of Edward III's several sons jockeyed for the throne for years. Richard's father and then brother Edward usurped power and the...
  13. My life plan for the best years of my life ended...

    My life plan for the best years of my life ended with my husband's suicide. I am still fumbling through finding a whole new path than anticipated. I told a friend I feel like I am bush whacking...
  14. Here's my saga with what sounds like a similar...

    Here's my saga with what sounds like a similar horse. MyTrak/Arab was off work for years and when he came back was very braced and not giving in his poll to a snaffle (double joint lozenge).We tried...
  15. Thanks for the insight, Beverly. I have...

    Thanks for the insight, Beverly.
    I have vacationed there often as far as hiking. I decided to switch carees and work at national parks (did Yellowstone last summer) and was able to get on at Zion. ...
  16. Relocating to SW Utah ... best horse communities or town?

    I have a new job in Zion National Park. I have short-term housing. Eventually, I'd like to have a permanent home, maybe a small acreage for 1-2 horses, few chickens, et cet

    Any suggestions on...
  17. Relocating to SW Utah ... what are good horse communities?

    I have a new job in Zion National Park. I have short-term housing. Eventually, I'd like to have a permanent home, maybe a small acreage for 1-2 horses, few chickens, et cet

    Any suggestions on...
  18. Relocating to SW Utah ... which are horse friendly communities?

    I have a new job in Zion National Park. I have short-term housing. Eventually, I'd like to have a permanent home, maybe a small acreage for 1-2 horses, few chickens, et cet

    Any suggestions on...
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    Any update on the horse that fell in show jumping...

    Any update on the horse that fell in show jumping Beginner Novice? Hope all is well.
    Organizers were great dealing with weather, too, as were competitors.
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    Thank you, Chris McCarron

    I want to recognize the contribution that Chris McCarron is making on behalf of retired racehorses. He has given his time and knowledge at Retired Racehorse events at Pimlico, the latest just...
  21. Thread: Wise Dan!

    by FatDinah
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    You can on ESPN, I think.

    You can on ESPN, I think.
  22. Thread: Wise Dan!

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    A great competitor, one of racing's all-time...

    A great competitor, one of racing's all-time greats. He stand s with geldings like John Henry.
    Love how Johnny V rode him home one handed.
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    I second that on First Choice (No. 2). I like his...

    I second that on First Choice (No. 2). I like his shoulder a lot. His pasterns are upright but they are a moderate length. A change in shoeing could help there. Sweet and honest expression.
  24. John Shirrefs on starting Zenyatta's 2 year old colt

    ESPN has an article on Cozmic One, Zenyatta's first foal, in training at Saratoga with John Shirrefs. I thought this comment had relevance for anyone working with a young horse.

    "Never...
  25. I use a dressage whip as a fly whisk all summer,...

    I use a dressage whip as a fly whisk all summer, for more swish, you can tie some cloth or plastic streamers on the end. It's good, too, if the companion horse riding with you gets a big horsefly on...
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