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  1. I second the Crosby Centennial ... being 4'11"...

    I second the Crosby Centennial ... being 4'11" (almost) ... it fits me perfectly. We made a special trip to the tack gurus at The Paddock in LA. They fit the saddle to me in 1999 and I haven't...
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    Romfh enthusiast here ... I'm hard to fit and...

    Romfh enthusiast here ... I'm hard to fit and Romfh britches have always fit me (have worn their size 0 for ten or twelve years). Not being the trendiest (and blessed by a mother who still buys me...
  3. Yes, with my dear pony who is now grazing in...

    Yes, with my dear pony who is now grazing in eternal pastures ... I went for adventures regularly without a stitch on her ... jumping 3' courses, trail riding, and galloping through fields. It...
  4. free hunter-type gelding in Central PA

    We are looking to find a new home for one of our lesson horses. Doc is a sweet little 16.0 hand, 10-year old thoroughbred gelding who has been schooling and competing hunters for the past six years...
  5. The identical twin to your pony was at our barn...

    The identical twin to your pony was at our barn for a few years. Since he was a small pony, we were a bit limited in our bit collection. He had been psychologically and physically abused prior to...
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    Teach her to ground drive. This sounds very...

    Teach her to ground drive. This sounds very simple, but you can add levels which will continue to challenge.

    One can potentially school many movements, so it's not merely recreational. ...
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    Take thee to a wash stall (or otherwise conducive...

    Take thee to a wash stall (or otherwise conducive environment with a hose and drainage). Dampen girth; use shampoo or laundry detergent to lather up fleece. Use a curry or wash mitt aggressively,...
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    A number of horses in our barn have glue-on...

    A number of horses in our barn have glue-on shoes....
    The horses that can't keep normal shoes on will have them stay on for a full six weeks; sometimes that can be stretched to eight weeks or longer...
  9. My pony was dismissed from an entire horse show...

    My pony was dismissed from an entire horse show at Santa Cruz (four or five days) due to her poor behavior! :eek:
    This was just before we took her on a two-week trial, and purchased her, back in...
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    Poll: Since neither my pony (in the nineties) nor my...

    Since neither my pony (in the nineties) nor my old jumper have reliable lead changes, I would do a precisely-executed simple change through the walk. (Both gave me excellent eq rides and we were...
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    I have my trainer. But he's glad to share me; I...

    I have my trainer. But he's glad to share me; I can be ummmm very intense about my riding. So I'm going on vacation, back home, where I am hoping to take some lessons with another trainer. She...
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    Holding their feed bucket while they eat. You...

    Holding their feed bucket while they eat.
    You can stand or sit; I usually do this with the "feed pan" type, not the buckets.
    Used to do this every night with my pony; now my mom has that duty...
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    Oh my! I know one girl who will be very...

    Oh my! I know one girl who will be very disappointed, as Moorestown Lady was her top pick and she was to look at her this morning!

    Just found my CANTER love two weeks ago, myself. :D
    ...
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    I've ridden with mine for two weeks, one pony...

    I've ridden with mine for two weeks, one pony being an arabian cross who seems to be somewhat sensitive. She reacted to sweating under the saddle pad, but has not had any reactions to the girth. ...
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    I've had mine for two weeks, and lovelovelove it....

    I've had mine for two weeks, and lovelovelove it. I don't usually succumb to ads, but theirs was so great that I had to try it. (How do they manage to make it look sexy and not gimmicky!?!) I ride...
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    Poll: My retired pony and I used to drive everywhere;...

    My retired pony and I used to drive everywhere; we didn't compete but we'd go on trail-drives, cross-country drives, etc. It was a blast! We would still be doing this if she weren't on the other...
  17. Can't offer a quick solution, but wanted to...

    Can't offer a quick solution, but wanted to mention a horse that I rode for six awesome months. He is sweeter than the day is long, but not much intelligence lies between his ears. He had, at a...
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    No pictures of Captain Kirk ...

    Alas, no pictures from the lesson with Captain Kirk. Most assuredly, if we do it again, there will be footage! :yes:

    More of my favorites.... Where I used to live (Central Valley/California),...
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    My two favorites: 1) Pinwheels in a row,...

    My two favorites:

    1) Pinwheels in a row, beneath the jump ... or just by the standards.

    2) Cardboard life-size cut-out of William Shattner/Captain Kirk, in a variety of poses: Next to the...
  20. Many good thoughts already have been posted ......

    Many good thoughts already have been posted ... here's my two cents:

    My trainer believes strongly in repetition. The lessons don't always need to be about something totally new, or a...
  21. Poll: Travis loves pears so much that he smells them...

    Travis loves pears so much that he smells them and has to turn away his nose for a moment, while he salivates, and his eyes water.

    Coming from California ... oranges fresh from the grove are a...
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    Make it fun! If you make it a habit to let...

    Make it fun!

    If you make it a habit to let everything be fun, instead of a chore, the horse will see it the same way. My horse was a beast about mane-pulling: approach his neck, and he would pull...
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