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  1. I may be (ok, am) biased, but my friend is head...

    I may be (ok, am) biased, but my friend is head wrangler at Red Rock Ranch just outside of Jackson Hole in the Gros Ventre Wilderness. The ranch is gorgeous, and she keeps a herd of horses that are...
  2. Sticky: My name's Kate, and I'm looking for a horse to...

    My name's Kate, and I'm looking for a horse to ride in the Bozeman area. I grew up riding huntseat and had been taking about 6 months of reining lessons before I moved to MT in Aug 2015. I rode IHSA...
  3. Neglect case: horses with 3ft long hooves rescued

    :no: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/national/heartbreaking-rescue-group-discovers-neglected-hor/nnRJX/ (Warning, graphic photos)

    I didn't even know hooves could do that.



    Days End Farm took...
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    So apparently this was well timed. Rode...

    So apparently this was well timed. Rode yesterday, horse bucked my back out of whack. Nothing bad, just uncomfortable. Go figure :rolleyes:
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    Taking a break before non-horsey events

    Have you ever taken a riding break before a big non-riding event? For example, something you would really like to be "whole" for (weddings, vacations, etc.)? If so, how long before the event did you...
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    Nice quote about riding defensively: "When...

    Nice quote about riding defensively: "When necessary GET behind, don't LIVE behind."
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    Heck, since your USEF shows were dressage you...

    Heck, since your USEF shows were dressage you might even get into 2A ("riders are those who have had more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition that required...
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    Can we give Boyd Martin a big pat on the back?

    In case you missed it, Boyd has asked the USEF selection committee to consider his own horse Trading Aces as a potential mount for Phillip Dutton for WEG. Talk about good sportsmanship!

    Chronicle...
  9. I liked it too, and thought about how good...

    I liked it too, and thought about how good writing structure can make certain points stronger. After the above comments from Michael Barisone, Steffen Peters' quote looked a little silly:
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    Thanks for the suggestions! For those...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    For those concerned about jumping after a break, it was a 30 minute "let's see where you are" ride. I was on one of her novice-level horses and we jumped a little line...
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    Re-riding: YAY! No leg: BOO!

    After a three year break, I finally got back on a horse for a trial lesson at a new place. Of course I managed to fall off in the middle of a 2' line, so I made a great impression! :lol: We'll blame...
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    First time I think I've actually seen Scott Brash...

    First time I think I've actually seen Scott Brash go. I like his style, very centered!
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    Once he's warmed up, incorporate your jumping...

    Once he's warmed up, incorporate your jumping with your flatwork instead of having "flatwork time" and "jumping time." Do some circles, jump a line, leg yield on the long side, jump a single on the...
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    I think of it this way: NFL games regularly sell...

    I think of it this way: NFL games regularly sell out (at outrageous ticket prices too!), even though most games are available on TV somewhere.

    I'd much rather attend a show than watch by...
  15. Scared to ask- Experiences with roundworms in kitty?

    I gave a lecture to my college biology students about parasites today. This evening I went to my boyfriend's and he grabs something the kitten was playing with. Yup! Roundworm! :dead:

    He has a one...
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    When I get my horse (and lots of $$$ too!) I...

    When I get my horse (and lots of $$$ too!) I will:

    -Monogram and nameplate ALL THE THINGS!!
    -Be one of those people who color coordinates horse's bonnet, boots, saddlepad etc. All in tasteful...
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    Keep in mind too, I've seen riders in your...

    Keep in mind too, I've seen riders in your situation SHOOT through divisions. The trick for you will be learning the "equitation look", which is different than correct dressage equitation.
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    Is there any way you could do some bareback...

    Is there any way you could do some bareback riding? Any stiffness becomes pretty uncomfortable for you when you don't have a saddle or stirrups holding you in place!
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    And THAT'S why horse shows draw bigger crowds...

    And THAT'S why horse shows draw bigger crowds across the pond! :lol:

    I like the team requirements to make it nice and inclusive. And the third rider on the near team was awesome!!
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    "Catty" vs "Power" Jumpers

    What is your description/definition of a catty or power jumper? Do you have a personal preference for one or the other? Any video examples welcome!

    I could be wrong, but when I hear "catty" I...
  21. Dad has had multiple taken off in the past few...

    Dad has had multiple taken off in the past few years. He was a lifeguard in high school and college and never wore sunscreen.

    I'm very fair-skinned and since most of my jobs have included field...
  22. Yes. Last year after months of unemployment I...

    Yes. Last year after months of unemployment I finally landed a temporary field technician job with a major university, and I'd be useless to them with a broken anything. Since the last time I'd...
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    Periodically someone on the H/J forum will...

    Periodically someone on the H/J forum will comment on Richard Spooner's unconventional style (witnessed here), something along the lines of "in MY day we learned PROPER equitation!" Well when asked,...
  24. I would say there a couple of young riders and...

    I would say there a couple of young riders and riders with young horses who obviously decided they'd rather get a clean round with some time faults, both in XC and SJ.
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    Man, I love watching William Fox Pitt.

    Man, I love watching William Fox Pitt.
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