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  1. I may be confused, but it looks like the proposed...

    I may be confused, but it looks like the proposed amendment refers only to the Horse Protection Act- it is an effort to enforce the HPA. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the HPA...
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    Ok I will tell my story... Bailed off my friends...

    Ok I will tell my story... Bailed off my friends green Ottb - he was off the track only a few months at the time. We were in a field with no fence, he just got too strong for me. I wish someone had...
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    OP, I don't know where you are located, but there...

    OP, I don't know where you are located, but there is still county fair harness racing in Maine also. There is a summer fair circuit, culminating with the Fryeburg Fair - I think usually around Labor...
  4. I have seen the video, it is horrible . It...

    I have seen the video, it is horrible . It speaks for itself but here's a quick summary: trainer senselessly beats quiet horse with longe whip and uses reins to yank him around by his face. It's...
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    Yes, most are Standardbreds

    Yes, most are Standardbreds
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    Haha I have one "expert" at the barn, I have...

    Haha I have one "expert" at the barn, I have tried the eye roll, half smile, wAlking away, offering to let "expert" ride my horse. Yet it has persisted! Some folks are just a little coarse and...
  7. Aww she is lovely! Saw her FB vid I think, she...

    Aww she is lovely! Saw her FB vid I think, she is a smooth mover. What a shame that so many nice horses like her end up in kill pen...

    I too have one saved from a pen, a Standardbred -...
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    I don't think anyone is suggesting that horses...

    I don't think anyone is suggesting that horses must be transported "individually.". Rather, the safety regs that already exist must be followed. It is clear that killbuyers such as Rots have a long...
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    OP, there is a group called Horse Rescue United,...

    OP, there is a group called Horse Rescue United, I think in NJ. They mostly do STB rescue, on a small scale I think. I have no personal experience or connection with this rescue, but it seems like...
  10. Congrats mrs smith! Love the name Coco. She's a...

    Congrats mrs smith! Love the name Coco. She's a really pretty little mare. She also has a very intelligent look in her eye!

    People are always commenting about my smart and level headed...
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    I believe that as a breed they have real...

    I believe that as a breed they have real sporthorse potential. The righht one can make a great project. STBs are more refined looking than they used to be (although I have a soft spot for the old...
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    The sad story of Silky Shark has been circulating...

    The sad story of Silky Shark has been circulating on FB. IMO it's a good thing that people in TB and STB racing are being made aware of this, there are programs in the industry to try to keep horses...
  13. Retiredrracer, I remember that mare I think frm...

    Retiredrracer, I remember that mare I think frm Camelot - bay w a star and big eyes! She looked like a real pretty girl. Best wishes for the future with her, it's great that you stepped up and she...
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    OP, good luck with your search! I took a peek at...

    OP, good luck with your search! I took a peek at the Racer Placer website sine I had never heard of them. They seem to have a few very nice pleasure driving prospects, and it looks like they put...
  15. Hey Four Faults- everyone has made great sense...

    Hey Four Faults- everyone has made great sense here. If you are not enjoying riding, definitely take a break! If you are inclined, you could always volunteer at a therapeutic riding or (reputable)...
  16. LOL, I was thinking about dying my HAIR to match...

    LOL, I was thinking about dying my HAIR to match a horse that I ride, for a show! He is a gorgeous dark chestnut, was thinking dark auburn for my hair. I was co
    sidering bringing piece of his mane...
  17. Great story OP, so nice you were reunited with...

    Great story OP, so nice you were reunited with your boy. He is really handsome.

    I'm also a STB person, i am "owned by" a STB mare. They have the best temperaments and are so versatile.

    Have...
  18. Anyone who needs help, there is a FB page for...

    Anyone who needs help, there is a FB page for Long Island Equine Disaster Preparedness. There is info on there from people willing to help with trailering and taking in horses. There is also some...
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    OP- it's great that you are so interested in...

    OP- it's great that you are so interested in STBs. They are awesome horses and some are capable of excelling in many discipines. Truly great to work with too.

    As for the racing end - learn as...
  20. How great that Mom wants to ride again! I...

    How great that Mom wants to ride again!

    I would advise your Mom to stretch before and after riding (but gently). Stretching the inner thighs, hammies and calves really helps prevent that re-rider...
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    There is also a ferry from Bridgeport CT to Port...

    There is also a ferry from Bridgeport CT to Port Jefferson LI. Depending on where in MA you are coming from and the show location, that may work out. The ferry can save a lot of driving miles (and...
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    Saw Julie do a "conformation" demo at EA- she...

    Saw Julie do a "conformation" demo at EA- she started talking about legs, said something about a plumb line from shoulder to foot (?), then said, "well, there's really nothing else to know about the...
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    Wellspotted, I'm so glad the yoga idea was...

    Wellspotted, I'm so glad the yoga idea was helpful! I too am struggling with rider anxiety, yoga helps both physically and mentally.

    Thanks also to Sir Gali for recommending the book The Riders...
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    The book , Yoga For Equestrians is very good -...

    The book , Yoga For Equestrians is very good - exercises to do on the ground (anywhere) or mounted - some with a helper holding or leading your horse. It's not about fear per se, but yoga techniques...
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    One thing that was great at the Fantasia last...

    One thing that was great at the Fantasia last year was a therapeutic riding demo from a local TR org, it would be great if that could be done again (subject to a group being able to participate). I'm...
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