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  1. No. You're a hobbit. You're short, have...

    No.


    You're a hobbit. You're short, have hairy feet and eat all the time.
  2. Who knew America's problems can be traced to TL...

    Who knew America's problems can be traced to TL and 62% scores?

    This has to be one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I've read in a long time. :lol:
  3. I have a five month-old border collie puppy. And...

    I have a five month-old border collie puppy. And let's just say I might be doing half marathons by the time I get done trying to wear out that little guy. :eek:

    re: barn work
    I was probably my...
  4. If you find the exercise "naturally unpleasant"...

    If you find the exercise "naturally unpleasant" of course you won't continue it. The key is finding an activity you enjoy. I've been running and now mostly walking for exercise for many many years. I...
  5. At this point, BigMama, it may be best to resort...

    At this point, BigMama, it may be best to resort to "well ... bless your heart." :)

    I'm not a plus-sized rider, but I appreciated the intent of your post and feel that more trainers should be as...
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    :lol: My horse HATES bananas. When I fed him one...

    :lol: My horse HATES bananas. When I fed him one the first time, the look on his face said he'd give me the finger if he had one.
  7. Thread: Mare hates lip foam

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    Interesting. To be honest, it sounds like an...

    Interesting.

    To be honest, it sounds like an evasion. By that, I don't mean she's calculating that rubbing it off will get her out of work. It's more like "I can't deal with all of this (foam,...
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    Will you be thrilled (or at least happy) if the...

    Will you be thrilled (or at least happy) if the horse you end up with is virtually the same as your mare -- same conformation, size, temperament?

    If not, your mare isn't really breeding quality. ...
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    NOT a breeder of Half-Arabs. However, I have bred...

    NOT a breeder of Half-Arabs. However, I have bred a few nice purebreds and in researching good matches, I was repeatedly told by very successful breeders) that you get the best results when you breed...
  10. Disclaimer: I don't board horses. :) I...

    Disclaimer: I don't board horses. :)

    I understand the viewpoint of the BOs posting on this thread about owners not realizing what their horses really do in their "off time." A lot of people see...
  11. As my much esteemed cowboy friend says ... "You...

    As my much esteemed cowboy friend says ... "You can't teach them NOT to be afraid. You CAN teach what to DO when they're afraid." ;)

    J-Lu -- interesting that you horse reacts differently with you...
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    No advice, but he IS adorable, for sure.

    No advice, but he IS adorable, for sure.
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    That's funny. I've been on this board for a long...

    That's funny. I've been on this board for a long time and read the dressage forum for most of that time, even though I didn't start trying to ride dressage until 5 or so years ago.

    I haven't been...
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    "Wiggling" also known as "evasions." I have lived...

    "Wiggling" also known as "evasions." I have lived this for the last 4+ years. Before that, I was blissfully unaware, as I wasn't riding dressage and you can do pretty well in breed shows without...
  15. Thread: RIP Sheila Varian

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    So very sorry to hear this. I had the privilege...

    So very sorry to hear this. I had the privilege of meeting her several times. She was a straight shooter and a helluva horsewoman. Her legacy will live on in the beautiful horses she bred.
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    You just made my day. :lol: It's taken 4...

    You just made my day. :lol:

    It's taken 4 years to undo the false frame I rode my horse in for breed shows. Admittedly, I am a slow learner and he is accomplished at escaping from the aids. But...
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    There is some great advice on this thread. And...

    There is some great advice on this thread. And kudos to all who have taken the time to explain. But …

    OP, if you’re brand-new to dressage AND riding an Arab who’s new to dressage, it’s not likely...
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    You're not old, TF. You're seasoned. :)

    You're not old, TF. You're seasoned. :)
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    I'm so glad things are turning out well. And...

    I'm so glad things are turning out well. And bless your heart for taking on this project.

    Special note about typical Arabs: They are typical in that they are all individuals and they can vary a...
  20. Thread: Cowboy Drama

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    Sounds more like a territorial dog pissing to...

    Sounds more like a territorial dog pissing to mark its territory. But then I wasn't there either ....

    but I have spent a considerable amount of time around too much testosterone in an arena. ;)
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    Nay for me personally. But get what you like. You...

    Nay for me personally. But get what you like. You only live once. :)
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    My horse will do this occasionally, and it is...

    My horse will do this occasionally, and it is definitely an evasion. He's a trickster and when doesn't feel like working he will wiggle around and try to get me out of position. If that doesn't work,...
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    He spooks when you're not paying attention....

    He spooks when you're not paying attention. That's not dirty. That's you ... not paying attention. Doesn't mean you can't relax on him. It just means you can't be a sack of potatoes up there. If he...
  24. Thread: Cowboy Drama

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    Oh please. She's not buddies with these people. ...

    Oh please. She's not buddies with these people. That was rude. Period.




    I know several. But it's the cowboy wannabees who are the worst. The really good western riders are appreciative of...
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    From my limited experience, I'd say they're...

    From my limited experience, I'd say they're comparable.

    I trialed a 36cm Duett when I was saddle shopping a few years ago. It was wide enough but the panels were too curved and it rocked. I ended...
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