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    Speaking from my personal experience riding a...

    Speaking from my personal experience riding a shark - County, Prestige, Luc Childrec, Hermes. Butet did not work for me, nor did Devoucoux. The County's with the "skid row" panels were the absolute...
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    I think Vermont is doable. Basically, the...

    I think Vermont is doable. Basically, the further away he is, the less I get to check in. The less I get to check in, the "more stellar" the references and care have to be. :)
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    Probably under $500. Our current facility is...

    Probably under $500. Our current facility is fantastic (albeit, more expensive), but is really intended for working horses. He's out about 4 hours a day, and in a stall the rest of it. Would love...
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    Retirement Options? (Northeastern US)

    I think my "old guy" is about ready for retirement. :( He's been practically retired for a few years now, mostly living as a big expensive pet that the barn kids ride a few days a week. :) But, I...
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    Timely post - dealing with the same thing in my...

    Timely post - dealing with the same thing in my lessons now.
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    :lol: Was thinking the same thing!

    :lol: Was thinking the same thing!
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    Yeah, I'm sure he would be more than happy to...

    Yeah, I'm sure he would be more than happy to retire. It's purely selfish reasons - he's become our family pet and we would all miss seeing him daily. First choice would be to make him my lawn...
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    Thanks everyone, I guess I should have been a bit...

    Thanks everyone, I guess I should have been a bit more specific. I have two horses - one is older and semi-retired (I still ride him a bit, he does lessons at the barn, my husband and kids ride...
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    Where's the fun in that? ;) Missing...

    Where's the fun in that? ;)

    Missing California big time right now.... *sigh*
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    No, riding in an indoor. With a heated grooming...

    No, riding in an indoor. With a heated grooming area...ahhhh. :) I would have a tough time riding outdoors in the winter.
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    Thank you for the info, I really appreciate it! ...

    Thank you for the info, I really appreciate it! I have a couple of questions if you don't mind:

    1. Do people ride outdoors all year long? I guess "need an indoor" isn't as much of a requirement...
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    H/J barns and trainers on Long Island?

    Hi,

    I might be moving to Long Island this summer, so I'm researching possible barns and trainers. I searched the forums and read through some old threads on this topic, but it looks like most of...
  13. I don't think so (at least, I couldn't figure it...

    I don't think so (at least, I couldn't figure it out). I have an older Roku though, the new ones might do it. But I bought a Google Chromecast thingy (cheap) for this exact purpose. Works pretty...
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    I agree that Edgewoods are worth the investment,...

    I agree that Edgewoods are worth the investment, especially if you can find them used on ebay. They last forever when well cared for, and I have a few pieces in the 10-15 year old range that still...
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    Wow...it just seems to good to be true! But if...

    Wow...it just seems to good to be true! But if it's legit...I'm ordering one immediately. What a great price!
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    I cam't do the "names and colors" thing, although...

    I cam't do the "names and colors" thing, although I know that works for a lot of people. I have to remember the jump numbers - I try to get an image in my head of what each number looks like. e.g.,...
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    Totally worth it! He's a fantastic clinician.

    Totally worth it! He's a fantastic clinician.
  18. I recently moved from the bay area, but I used to...

    I recently moved from the bay area, but I used to budget $1500/show (not including my own food/gas/hotel expenses) - BUT I showed jumpers (no braiding), did all my own riding, hauled my own horse,...
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    I am really sorry that my post came across the...

    I am really sorry that my post came across the wrong way. I did not mean to imply that some horses don't have sensitive skin that would result in rubs/raw marks despite the best of care and proper...
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    I am sad to say that I have seen this several...

    I am sad to say that I have seen this several times at A rated shows. The story usually goes that the particular horse has "extra sensitive skin", blah blah blah. It's there, just look for it. Sad...
  21. I lived in NorCal for many years, and had to deal...

    I lived in NorCal for many years, and had to deal with the same issues everyone has described. I ended up at a fantastic boarding facility in east bay, commuting across the bridge to work, and...
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    Good for you, OP! It's hard to be the one to...

    Good for you, OP! It's hard to be the one to take a stand, and I am sorry that you are being given a hard time for doing so. My grandmother always used to say "Chin up!" during rough times...simple...
  23. I've been wondering the same question! My last...

    I've been wondering the same question! My last horseshow was August 2009...excited to get back in the ring, but I don't want to look like a blast from the "past". :)
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    Distracting? Seriously? :rolleyes: I had to...

    Distracting? Seriously? :rolleyes:

    I had to go back and rewatch the video to try and figure out what on earth was distracting people. I was watching the rider...and kept getting "distracted" by...
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    I got banned once for asking where people looked...

    I got banned once for asking where people looked when buying young horses, other than just their trainer (i.e., websites with for sale ads). I meant it as a legitimate question, and got banned for...
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