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    If your horse seems long legged, immature, slab...

    If your horse seems long legged, immature, slab sided or narrow in front, chances are, it is still going to get taller as it fills out. If the withers and rib cage haven't "sprung" yet, it will...
  2. I think that the quality of the foals has...

    I think that the quality of the foals has increased so much in the past 10 or so years, that the 50% rule served its purpose-- to consolidate the bloodline while modernizing the old heavy style. ...
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    More people might support the membership and show...

    More people might support the membership and show fees if they felt they were getting their monies worth... whether $300 or 20.

    I am one of the "drifted away"... after heavy involvement in my...
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    Sorry, did I skip too many pages? It seemed...

    Sorry, did I skip too many pages? It seemed relevant at the time!
  5. Thread: Referral fee

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    I've sent many people to others that have...

    I've sent many people to others that have resulted in sales, nobody ever offered or paid me a dime. That said, a token of appreciation would have been very much appreciated.. a hundred or more...
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    Short stories

    TC Boyle wrote a couple of short story collections... When the River was Whiskey, After the Plague, and a couple others I can't think of.

    He's got such a twisted wit... but you folks might read...
  7. Alto and Snicklefritz-- yes, it is an amazing...

    Alto and Snicklefritz-- yes, it is an amazing opportunity for her to learn to ride upper levels. I kept thinking she'd pull it together and start really riding, but she is content to hack and...
  8. My riding buddy had a bad fall off my horse-what next?

    My dear friend and riding buddy took a bad tumble off my horse last week. She's laid up for a couple weeks but undaunted about riding... I'm having my doubts about whether or not this set up is a...
  9. I bought my dream horse 7 years ago... flew to...

    I bought my dream horse 7 years ago... flew to Holland after my trainer just "knew" the horse would be right for me. The trainer was right! I've had nearly 100% great rides... LOVE my horse,...
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    Do they mean under a wrap or just paint it on and...

    Do they mean under a wrap or just paint it on and leave it unwrapped?
  11. Read the Horsetrader, too. Available at Dan's...

    Read the Horsetrader, too. Available at Dan's Feed and Seed or any other tack / feed store.
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    I walked through the portal 2 years ago

    Well, I can understand the pain and disappointment of making such a change. Ladies, horses are our lifestyle, and the change is difficult.

    I built my life around my breeding farm... 25 years...
  13. Thread: Buy American

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    As someone who has bought local, bought in...

    As someone who has bought local, bought in Europe, bred local and bred from European stock, I'll chip in my 2 cents.

    Americans view horses as pets. As someone pointed out, foals are expected to...
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    Draaaa-syage does seem to be a sport of rather...

    Draaaa-syage does seem to be a sport of rather opinioned individuals! A cowgirl friend of mine used to say... "put a pair of breeches on a girl and you'd be amazed at what happens."

    I agree with...
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    I've heard that before about the Young Horse...

    I've heard that before about the Young Horse classes-- perhaps as they increase in popularity the judges will gain experience evaluating them.
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    You're absolutely right... there are plenty of...

    You're absolutely right... there are plenty of horses and riders that will never get a 70% at any level, for a multitude of reasons. To use 70% as a benchmark before moving up at any level is a...
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    I completely agree! If you were routinely scoring...

    I completely agree! If you were routinely scoring 70% at I-2, you'd be one of the best riders in the world! The higher scores are far easier to achieve at the lower levels, thus, a 70% at Intro...
  18. that happened to me once!

    Rated show, respected judge. I was doing my test and suddenly the judge flagged me over. She asked if I had done such and such movements (including a trot across the diagonal). Yes, I replied, " I...
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    This is what I keep imagining, too... leading a...

    This is what I keep imagining, too... leading a horse that suddenly collapes. Then, as you're wondering what on earth you can do, what on earth is going on... horses all around you, horses that you...
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    Poll: Would you donate your horse for this...

    Yes, I would feed my dogs horsemeat. In fact, as so many have said, it's important NOT to be wasteful. Does it mean that for every horse that ISN"T used for meat, a cow will die for pet food? The...
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    I once sent some research to my farrier and...

    I once sent some research to my farrier and others who were urging me via email to support the HSUS... NO WAY!!!

    They are a radical group, make no mistake. Their beliefs are watered down for...
  22. Margo, 13yr old Dutch mare in San Diego... ...

    Margo, 13yr old Dutch mare in San Diego...

    Please tell her...I love you Margo. Sorry I'm not riding as much as I used to. Are you happy?

    Thanks Tidy, I can't wait to hear! Have a fun Sunday!
  23. Rhapsody, 7yr old mare in Fallbrook, CA Why do...

    Rhapsody, 7yr old mare in Fallbrook, CA
    Why do you chomp on the bit so much?
  24. I don't really see anything new in this...

    I don't really see anything new in this article... I don't know anything about breeding in Ireland, but I imagine that your quest for Olympic discipline atheletes is the same our ours. Breeding has...
  25. The Myler's are great for fussy mouths. ...

    The Myler's are great for fussy mouths. Definitely worth your 75 bucks! The tongue depresser type bits are available on ebay, too. You don't have to have the plastic thingy, because they do make...
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