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  1. Bristol Bay is spot on. Try to find a really good...

    Bristol Bay is spot on. Try to find a really good assistant or working student to step in and do what you can't. At least then you can keep the business running and still bring in income while...
  2. Thread: Starstruck

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    Isn't it a little ironic that this pony has the...

    Isn't it a little ironic that this pony has the same sire as another pony that was previously the subject of a height change/measurement controversy...
  3. I've seen a lot of weird shit on these forums...

    I've seen a lot of weird shit on these forums over the years, but this may be one of the weirdest.

    4 pages about a separated leather conditioner? No, just 4 pages of nonsense, thinly veiled as a...
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    FWIW, Betsee wasn't ever kicked out of Rivers...

    FWIW, Betsee wasn't ever kicked out of Rivers Edge. The Colvins were asked to leave, and they went to Heritage. BP (and KLD) chose to keep Tori as the rider on the horses that she was currently...
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    I've worked with FEI and top national riders for...

    I've worked with FEI and top national riders for the past few years and I've interacted with quite the variety of grooms/managers/staff due to the nature of my job. I don't buy the "oops we didn't...
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    You just identified the reason HITS probably...

    You just identified the reason HITS probably won't kick him out. The Hampton Classic is a much different show than HITS, in so many ways, but the biggest is the way it's managed and the way that each...
  7. Have you ever tried Gastro Guard or Ulcer Guard...

    Have you ever tried Gastro Guard or Ulcer Guard for this horse? He sounds more like a nervous, stressed out horse at a show, rather than one that's just too fresh. Try a stomach supplement to ease...
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    No, not what I meant. Obviously they've all been...

    No, not what I meant. Obviously they've all been measured before (they do have measurement cards after all), and most top trainers keep a stick in their barn to measure their ponies and have an idea...
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    I agree, I think that should be the end goal- to...

    I agree, I think that should be the end goal- to try and steer the industry towards accepting and WANTING the "normal sized" ponies, not just the ones that are so tall for their size that they take...
  10. As a profession rider/trainer who is at the ring...

    As a profession rider/trainer who is at the ring with the horses/ponies and clients all day long, I think very carefully about my outfits in the morning. I'm always in one of 2 outfits- a) breeches...
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    Pretty sure she does not own a single animal she...

    Pretty sure she does not own a single animal she shows.
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    Short answer- no, it's not that common for a...

    Short answer- no, it's not that common for a rider/trainer to have copious horses for a single class.

    Some of it comes down to class specs, but a lot of has to do with the money. The price...
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    Ben Maher's horse (Tripple X) is the homebred....

    Ben Maher's horse (Tripple X) is the homebred. Scott's horse (Hello Sanctos) was purchased for him in December.
  14. If it's apparent that a storm is moving in, most...

    If it's apparent that a storm is moving in, most show management will be paying attention to their phones/computers and watching the weather radar. When it looks like lighting/bad rain is going to...
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    ^This is so very true. It makes ALL the...

    ^This is so very true. It makes ALL the difference. Whether it be the awards coordinator, who calls sponsors and sees if they want to present awards for their division/class, or if there is an...
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    I haven't read this whole thread but while a...

    I haven't read this whole thread but while a separate area for winners photos is a good idea, it often requires an additional photographer to shoot that area. You can't pull the photographer away...
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    Not the magazine- but online Devon coverage

    Here's an unrelated question, regarding the online horse show reporting- why did the Amateurs get such little coverage at Devon? Nice articles about all the Juniors, Ponies, Professionals, and Open...
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    http://www.equisearch.com/news/nancy_jaffer/final-...

    http://www.equisearch.com/news/nancy_jaffer/final-2012-olympic-show-jumping-trial_032512/ this article has some info on Mclain's return to the saddle, including an audio clip from him. Apparently...
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    Check her teeth and have her looked at by a...

    Check her teeth and have her looked at by a chiropractor. If she reared when your halted, and then did it again when you were pushing forward for the canter, she may be reacting to the added pressure...
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    "Wilton, you need a haircut." :lol:

    "Wilton, you need a haircut." :lol:
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    I believe Katie's barn is in Wadsworth, about an...

    I believe Katie's barn is in Wadsworth, about an hour from the city. Unfortunately thats really the only info I can offer!
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    RIP Hickstead. Mara- I would guess his remains...

    RIP Hickstead.

    Mara- I would guess his remains may be cremated and returned to Canada.

    When Royal Kaliber died in Europe after the Athens Olympics his ashes were eventually returned to...
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    http://www.ihigh.com/alltech/broadcast_187688.html...

    http://www.ihigh.com/alltech/broadcast_187688.html?silverlight=1 this link seems to be working for me now, I think the Chronicle's page was missing one of the broadcast options (the 12:10 Jr Hunter...
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    Berry0317 I'm having the same problem......

    Berry0317 I'm having the same problem... Refreshing the page takes me out of the feed and back to the list of feed options.
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    You get all that from looking at a picture? I...

    You get all that from looking at a picture?
    I wish I had that skill...

    How do you have any idea what is being taught to the kid by looking at a picture? For all you know, her trainers could hate...
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