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    So now at BN and N when you fall off and stick...

    So now at BN and N when you fall off and stick the landing, are you required to turn to the jump judge and pose with your arms above your head like they do in gymnastics?:D
  2. You really have to take a good hard look at your...

    You really have to take a good hard look at your students. Are they just wanting more saddle and "fun" time or are they wanting to be involved in ALL aspects of caring for the horses and equipment....
  3. You can't really compare military calvary horses...

    You can't really compare military calvary horses to modern day eventers. During the wars when horses were used they didn't have a TD or Ground Jury to make sure that the footing and any obstacles on...
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    For weeds in my arena I use loose salt from feed...

    For weeds in my arena I use loose salt from feed store. Changes the ph in the sand and kills anything that grows. Salt is cheaper and safer for the horses, cats and dogs. I usually buy in in 50lb...
  5. Thread: Sad, sad news.

    by Atigirl
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    Losing anyone is difficult and losing someone so...

    Losing anyone is difficult and losing someone so young and unexpected is even more traumatic. I can understand people wanting to know why something like this happened. Just to make some sense of it...
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    Best not to worry about what subdivision of...

    Best not to worry about what subdivision of novice, training or prelim you are in. At the end of the competition look at the scores. Sometimes the novice rider have lower scores then the open...
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    Even if I had the money I think that there is too...

    Even if I had the money I think that there is too much drama around him and he does seem to be a difficult ride. I just saw an ad for a horse winning at Int level and on of the video shows a 9 year...
  8. You just have to realize that your dream may not...

    You just have to realize that your dream may not be your horses dream. What makes the great horses in each disipline great is that not every horse can take their place.

    I got a "free" OTTB years...
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    OMG, I thought that was so funny:lol: I think...

    OMG, I thought that was so funny:lol:

    I think that there are aspects of the "good ole days" that I miss, but I do think that we have improved things a lot for the horses and the riders. What was...
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    I wouldn't even have a clue how to go about...

    I wouldn't even have a clue how to go about fixing the very subjective problem of dressage scoring, but I am absolutely sure that I never want to see dressage being scored like figure skating and...
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    But getting hired by the shows also comes down to...

    But getting hired by the shows also comes down to a popularity contest. I know when I was organizing recognized dressage shows there were some judges that would attract competitors and other judges...
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    From what I could see she had him in a big gallop...

    From what I could see she had him in a big gallop coming into the fence. I would have thought that the horse would have a more powerful bouncey canter.

    BTW- is that considered dangerous riding? if...
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    Ah, mud. Where to start. We had a huge mud...

    Ah, mud. Where to start. We had a huge mud problem we noticed our first winter after buying the farm. The mud was up to my calves in some places. That spring I had a friend bring in his excavator and...
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    MLM- good for the sport

    I think her and her family have "paid their dues" and then some.
    From their website:

    For nearly thirty years, Lynne (Cox) Little and her husband Ray, have been recognized as pioneers in the US/...
  15. Make sure you buy clear containers or a good...

    Make sure you buy clear containers or a good label maker. If you go with the plastic bins or container idea just sing the Sesame Street song: "Which one of these is not like the others..." Keep...
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    Ron Turcotte, Secretariat and those three amazing...

    Ron Turcotte, Secretariat and those three amazing races in 1973. Still gives me a chill up my spine when I watch them.
  17. I sure would not want to be an official. I have...

    I sure would not want to be an official. I have seen parents "blow up" at an official for a stop or a circle on a show jumping course. I could just imagine the bag of worms that would or could be...
  18. Thread: Overfacing

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    I don;t know if "overfacing" is the correct term...

    I don;t know if "overfacing" is the correct term for all situations. A friend of mine yrs ago had a very talented and very sucessful horse at the prelim level. Great dressage scores would usually put...
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    Years ago I had to scratch from an event one week...

    Years ago I had to scratch from an event one week prior due to horses injury. Turns out the vet that the organizer had hired backed out. I found a friend to take my ride and stall spots and another...
  20. Torrential rain in August at an event. It was not...

    Torrential rain in August at an event. It was not predicted so no one was really prepared. The heavy rain started during my warm up for dressage. Everytime I changed gaits, a gush of cold water would...
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    My current event horse has a great work ethic. It...

    My current event horse has a great work ethic. It doesn't matter what time I ride her (rode her before work for a full season at 5am). At shows she is very focused when I am on her and not distracted...
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    I think that this spin off thread is just dealing...

    I think that this spin off thread is just dealing with owner/rider relationships in general and nothing to do with ANY specific owner/rider in general and should be kept that way.

    I think that...
  23. Thread: One Fall Rule

    by Atigirl
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    I think the rule is trying to cover as much as...

    I think the rule is trying to cover as much as possible without being out of control. I rounded the corner of my gooseneck horse trailer a little to quick once and being a bit "spacially disoriented"...
  24. I have been reading this thread and I guess if I...

    I have been reading this thread and I guess if I were going to be an owner, my agreement with a rider would depend on a few things.
    1) If it were a green horse, I think that the rider should have...
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    I WALK my course on my own two feet to get the...

    I WALK my course on my own two feet to get the lay of the land, the subtle features of the fence and surrounding ways of approaching the fence.

    But I do use my Segway (electrical) to go back and...
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