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  1. For the record, I am unable to use my left arm to...

    For the record, I am unable to use my left arm to lift more than a toothbrush as a result of thinking my OTTB couldn't be trained to stand while being mounted. This is a gigantic pain in the ass....
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    She lives in a 30-acre pasture with other mares. ...

    She lives in a 30-acre pasture with other mares. Difficulties with tying and other challenges have taken months of work; but I have not had to resort to hobbles or side reins. Patience and sympathy...
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    OP Responds

    I wasn't scared off; au contraire, My life is complete. Posters on the COTH dressage forum have accused ME of having a snotty attitude.

    "Paint Arabs"? Why yes, I do have a problem with color...
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    Hobbles while tied in stall?

    I went to a demonstration of "grand prix" dressage yesterday at a barn that competes paint Arabians (do I need to say more?) and observed one of their big deal horses tied (not high tied or hanging...
  5. You are my hero.

    But, honestly, now that I live west of the Mississippi, I've discovered that a) horses can coexist with barbed wire; and b) Western horse people have MUCH higher expectations in terms of horse...
  6. I dip into and out of this discussion...

    I dip into and out of this discussion periodically. What surprises me is that there is still, after years and years of bitter debate, so little attention to how successful various organizations -...
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    I second the Duett Companion. Trumbull Mountain...

    I second the Duett Companion. Trumbull Mountain Tack has some good husband models that are on sale as demos - and also they show up on Ebay a fair amount. A deep, comfortable seat and the relatively...
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    Update

    Thanks for your suggestions - particularly the rein-bridging ones. That's something that had gone missing from my brain for the last 40 years or so.

    The solution turned out to be ..... a bit. I...
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    Thanks - I love that they sell them as pony...

    Thanks - I love that they sell them as pony devices, because that's what I've got - a small but powerful package.
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    How to deal with trail ride graze-a-thon?

    I've got a young, green horse with great ground work who's just starting under saddle (he's 4 this summer). We don't have an arena - just a small round pen - so getting mileage on him requires going...
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    Blocker tie ring. I've used it to start a number...

    Blocker tie ring. I've used it to start a number of horses, and it's brilliant. I'm old and beaten-up and not interested in either getting hurt or creating a train wreck for horses that simply don't...
  12. Thread: Parelli?

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    I was thinking that if I could get a horse that...

    I was thinking that if I could get a horse that was trained to heal, I could save a lot on doctors' bills.
  13. Aw, let's go back to J Swan's fabulous suggestion...

    Aw, let's go back to J Swan's fabulous suggestion that the Dixie Chicks ought to have had their passports yanked for speaking ill of George Bush - THAT's the America we want to have - the one that...
  14. This sounds exactly like a situation I witnessed...

    This sounds exactly like a situation I witnessed at a barn where I boarded in New Hampshire - lots of promises about what the boyfriend would do, lots of nothing getting done. In the end it turned...
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    Whoa - get a life. There are actual abusive...

    Whoa - get a life. There are actual abusive situations to worry about, and you devote your time to reacting to a funny advertisement?
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    And BTW, Renae, those other activities aren't...

    And BTW, Renae, those other activities aren't anything like as dangerous as riding - you can look it up. Riding, like skiing and some other activities, is much riskier than riding in a car or walking...
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    Yo, AWM - you saying Hi to me? I refer to...

    Yo, AWM - you saying Hi to me?

    I refer to Heart as my $2500 Irish Draught - he's everything I wanted, but I only had to import him from North Dakota.
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    Absolutely the best breed there is. I hunted with...

    Absolutely the best breed there is. I hunted with the County Louth hounds for six hours on a 20-year-old mare who kept up to the end - and got me over the ditches without even scaring me. They jump,...
  19. Thread: Removed

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    I'll play -- I always thought that the Michael...

    I'll play -- I always thought that the Michael Jackson song said, "but Chad is not my son." That was the only part I (thought) I understood. My daughter just told me it's "but the kid is not my son."...
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    Bravo, Quin. "Bless your heart, you're so...

    Bravo, Quin.

    "Bless your heart, you're so sweet to care about my horse's tail."

    (A$$hole.)
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    Fall back on Ann Landers. Say nothing; wait 30...

    Fall back on Ann Landers. Say nothing; wait 30 seconds; then say something completely unrelated, viz: "I'm so excited that Karen O'Connor and Teddy are doing so well. Do you think they'll go to the...
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    "Cathected" - is that when you're catheterized,...

    "Cathected" - is that when you're catheterized, and then they dissect you?

    Or maybe it has something to do with the Pope.
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    AmaTEUR, not amature. As for the overpaid...

    AmaTEUR, not amature.

    As for the overpaid staff:
    I was one of those grumpy gate stewards who got a whopping $100 for an 8 am to 7 pm work day (largely because we spent hours and hours waiting...
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    I'm over here. Go ahead and call them "smacks,"...

    I'm over here. Go ahead and call them "smacks," if it makes you feel better. I'm cracked up by "resistant" and "disobedient," too. Put your fingers in your ears and sing along with me:"tra la la la...
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    [QUOTE=Jleegriffith;2497611]I take offense to the...

    [QUOTE=Jleegriffith;2497611]I take offense to the don't compete if you have refusal isses. How else do you get over the issues if you don't go out to see where you are at? I once got a lecture on to...
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