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  1. When they stumble badly but somehow manage to...

    When they stumble badly but somehow manage to keep you on their back, and then when you dismount they snuffle you all over to make sure you're ok. The snuffling upon dismount also happens after a...
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    I once brought my horse into the arena fully...

    I once brought my horse into the arena fully tacked and ready to ride......and forgot to grab my helmet. Which had been hanging on the same hook as my safety vest that I'd managed to remember to put...
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    I have a large, oval-ish head that is very hard...

    I have a large, oval-ish head that is very hard to fit. I can wear the IRH ATH SSV or Elite in either regular or long oval (not other IRH models, though). Charles Owens are close but only the most...
  4. These are very thin, although for the life of me...

    These are very thin, although for the life of me I can't get them to wrap right on my TB with long cannon bones. They work well on ones with shorter cannon bones.
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  5. I used to ride a then-4 y.o. OTTB mare when I was...

    I used to ride a then-4 y.o. OTTB mare when I was working in the stables of a boarding school. Unbeknownst to me and my friend on her newly acquired very large 7 y.o. ISH the outdoor baseball field...
  6. OP I remember reading in a Jimmy Wofford column...

    OP I remember reading in a Jimmy Wofford column that your stirrup leather should always hang perpendicular to the ground. There was also a very good article by Bernie Traurig in Practical Horseman...
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    Um. My TB licks everything. Cats, my dog, the...

    Um. My TB licks everything. Cats, my dog, the ATV, the cowpony........once, when I was trimming the cowpony's feet (loose in the pasture, naturally), the TB licked my back while I was doing a front...
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    Not all plain flapped saddles are the same. I...

    Not all plain flapped saddles are the same. I rode in a Crosby Mark VI (? unsure of exact model) that I felt quite secure in, and its owner schooled Intermediate level XC fences in it regularly. ...
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    My TB goes in a french link d-ring. He has a low...

    My TB goes in a french link d-ring. He has a low palate and doesn't like bits that are very thick. I've ridden him in a rubber single jointed loose ring (lots of fussing), french link full cheek...
  10. I've kept in touch with my horse's breeder,...

    I've kept in touch with my horse's breeder, although she doesn't always email me back (which is OK, I still like sending stuff even if I don't get a response). I'm friends with her long-time BM on...
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    Got another one......I pulled my dark bay horse's...

    Got another one......I pulled my dark bay horse's mane last night. In the dark. It actually looks pretty decent!
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    My favorite is a really red bay with a little...

    My favorite is a really red bay with a little white. I also like buckskins. There's a really pretty one that belongs to one of our neighbors. Dark golden buckskin with big sooty patches--drool.
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  13. Tropical Rider makes winter tights in long...

    Tropical Rider makes winter tights in long lengths, and they're plenty long enough for my 35" inseam. Kerrits are also pretty long. I would DIE without my full chaps in the winter--I live in South...
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    Yes, I think they can get jealous. My TB will...

    Yes, I think they can get jealous. My TB will sometimes herd the cowpony away from me. One of the old guys will headbutt me when I'm grooming one of the others, and when I move to the other side...
  15. I have no clue, especially as my old barn had a...

    I have no clue, especially as my old barn had a heated bathroom and this was during the winter!
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    After reading some of these I realized our horses...

    After reading some of these I realized our horses aren't THAT spoiled.***

    Then I looked at my pickup today and noticed all the horse boogers on the driver side window and the slightly bent radio...
  17. When I was a BM, I always had people asking if...

    When I was a BM, I always had people asking if their children could work off lessons. This was maybe doable with teenagers, not so much with a 7 y.o. Somewhat related: BM does NOT equal...
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    Yeah, when my mother asked me what I wanted for...

    Yeah, when my mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday last week first on my list was an indoor arena (second and third were custom Pinnell chaps and a donkey.......clearly I was kidding!). ...
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    Moving Comfort, the Fiona (uniboob) or Maia (not...

    Moving Comfort, the Fiona (uniboob) or Maia (not uniboob).
  20. Posture and balance. It's important to me as a...

    Posture and balance. It's important to me as a tall girl to keep my upper body quiet, and my posture is much better on horseback than any other time. My balance is a lot better than it was before I...
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    I always make sure I'm just a little bit cold at...

    I always make sure I'm just a little bit cold at the start of the ride so that I don't sweat as much. I also put a jacket as soon as I get off, even if I'm not cold. The right baselayer makes a...
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    My riding's been kind of sporadic the last 2...

    My riding's been kind of sporadic the last 2 weeks due to having a million people at the ranch for Thanksgiving and my TB having sinus issues that I'm so hoping is just a plain old sinus infection. ...
  23. I don't have an arena, and I live in SD. My...

    I don't have an arena, and I live in SD. My plans include lots of walk work and keeping myself warm. For my TB, getting him more through during lateral movements especially S/I on the left rein. ...
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    I was at the vet's today for teeth floating and...

    I was at the vet's today for teeth floating and coggins, and got to show her the scar on my horse's right front hoof from him taking a gigantic chunk out of his coronet band.......three days before...
  25. Moondance Alexander. The whole movie is one big...

    Moondance Alexander. The whole movie is one big pile of NO.

    In War Horse, there was a scene where the horse was ridden in a pelham with just a curb rein. Gaaaaah that drove me mental.

    I can't...
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