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    And that is called "how you are supposed to do...

    And that is called "how you are supposed to do it." :-)

    I'm a T/N rider. I've also watched/been involved with/ridden not only eventing but horse world a long time. The one thing you can only...
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    I've no problem tacking up a wet horse. It...

    I've no problem tacking up a wet horse. It doesn't come up too often, although when it's very hot, I hose the horses before AND after riding due to humidity. They get wet when they sweat, so it's...
  3. X2 on what Action 42 said. Equiventure is part...

    X2 on what Action 42 said. Equiventure is part of Quail Roost on 501. Great XC schooling & trails, very professional. They also hold hunter paces multiple times a year, but we don't do those...
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    This -- there a LOT of different options out...

    This -- there a LOT of different options out there for a geotextile grid to hold stabilizing material for trails, parking lots, you name it. One of our local state parks did a phenomenal job with it...
  5. Yeah, another one that doesn't get it. My...

    Yeah, another one that doesn't get it. My perfectly normal Southern States fork is going strong on three years (although we got a mostly divorce, I don't stall my horses, so it's lazing around...
  6. Ok, so I'll ask the questions I think GotSpots...

    Ok, so I'll ask the questions I think GotSpots was trying to get at --

    You can attend & enter any regular regular event anywhere you want. I can't afford many, but have done so in both Areas II &...
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    Sometimes you really do get what you pay for,...

    Sometimes you really do get what you pay for, though. The "cheapie" tape I referenced IS the Zareba & the Dare normal tape. Flaps like crazy in the wind, the Zareba even tore (!!), & even in your...
  8. As well as it is installed. This type of work is...

    As well as it is installed. This type of work is part of my job & doing it properly DOES require understanding of hydrology, soil, topography, & the materials involved. Get with someone reputable...
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    Everything above x1000! Way to go, Seema!! I've...

    Everything above x1000! Way to go, Seema!! I've only gotten to work with her a few times (I WANT MOAR SEEMA!), but she is wonderful person, both in & outside the sport. Congrats indeed!!!!
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    Best money I ever spent & I LOVE it: ...

    Best money I ever spent & I LOVE it: Horseguard's bipolar fence. Even with the most wonderful neighbour ever who has a hydraulic post driver he'll drive up the hill for free, no way in heck I'm...
  11. Thank you for sharing -- this is the dressage...

    Thank you for sharing -- this is the dressage that I grew up with, a horse who is relaxed, strong, balanced, with a quiet tail, a focused face, & a confident partnership with his rider that shines. ...
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    Oh how exciting! He looks like a charmer, have...

    Oh how exciting! He looks like a charmer, have fun & congrats!!
  13. I just ride in the dark. I know my ground (I...

    I just ride in the dark. I know my ground (I ride on grass), I know my footing, my horse can see. If he decides some area is "scary," I 'torture' him with it until he gets over it. Unless the bear...
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    PS Braiding has NEVER been required -- people...

    PS Braiding has NEVER been required -- people just convinced themselves it was. You can be neat & tidy & *vapours* not braid your horse's mane. I'm not a Barbie-type, never was...and...
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    The Flying Spaghetti Monster has finally heard &...

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster has finally heard & blessed my prayer with his noodly appendage!!! Thank you, this is possibly the best eventing-related thing I've read all year -- DON'T MAKE ME DRESS...
  16. I use a 4G Jetpack here on the farm -- I put it...

    I use a 4G Jetpack here on the farm -- I put it on its own plan because Verizon will never succeed in its attempts to make me give up my ancient grandfathered cell plan for my phone; I will ONLY pay...
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    On my honour, NSA, I have not been weasel-napping...

    On my honour, NSA, I have not been weasel-napping (it's too cold up there, I'm cold enough right here).
  18. Heartbreaking though it is (I had to skip parts...

    Heartbreaking though it is (I had to skip parts of your post, they hit too close to some of my own human-related open wounds) & as nauseating as the photos are (WHO TAKES PICTURES? SHOULD YOU BE...
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    Ah, see this is a cross post. I answered in...

    Ah, see this is a cross post. I answered in Eventing folder. You're good.
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    My tattoo suggestion for all eventers: Read....

    My tattoo suggestion for all eventers: Read. The. Rule. Book. (google is your friend, I swear)

    Any solid, 'conservative' colour is fine. I find it ridiculous to use anything white in the...
  21. Holy mother of all the fruitbat -- that is...

    Holy mother of all the fruitbat -- that is horrific. What kind of person calmly sends photos of your horse's legs suspended upside-down in trailer-grilles surrounded by blood-splatters...shouldn't...
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    It's called a habitat "niche." Think of it as an...

    It's called a habitat "niche." Think of it as an individual animal's cubicle. Take one out of its cubicle, that space, or niche is now unoccupied & its food/water/shelter specific to that animal...
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    I would love to, alas, but I am (a) loath to give...

    I would love to, alas, but I am (a) loath to give up my bats, they, along with the bluebirds & goldfinches & buntings & fish & chipping sparrows, do a phenomenal job of keeping my farm pretty close...
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME. I want a...

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAIL IT TO ME. I want a weasel so bad, they won't visit me. :(

    Fortify your chicken coop -- trapping & relocation often makes people feel more "humane," but generally the...
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    I have a heavy-duty deep cycle battery from NAPA...

    I have a heavy-duty deep cycle battery from NAPA (I'd love an AGM, but can't afford it) & the solar kit is from Northern Tool (you can google it, there is just one, I think, a 15-V system).
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