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  1. Agreed. I sold a horse almost a year ago and it...

    Agreed. I sold a horse almost a year ago and it certainly was not fun. I had to keep it objective, which was hard considering we'd had the horse since birth for 12 years. I had to deal with juggling...
  2. I don't like how people infered this to be...

    I don't like how people infered this to be impossible. :eek: I worked for a STB racing farm for 5 years. The trainer had been in the business for 30+ years and never once tested positive and never...
  3. I have read through a few of these threads, and...

    I have read through a few of these threads, and the first few pages of this one.....so this is my opinion. Chunky Munky explains thsi very well:



    Mistakes happen. Should people be more careful?...
  4. Agreed with VCT and most of the other posts. I've...

    Agreed with VCT and most of the other posts. I've been riding h/j for years, and the main horse I rode carried himself well and I could probably count the number of professional lessons I recieved...
  5. Thread: Grey Horses??

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/HorseWhisper...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/HorseWhisperer/Molly%202009-2010/ludwigs2.jpg << Spotless greys/whites do NOT go unnoticed in the show ring!! I get comments about that mare all the time. Yes...
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    I roached one of my previous horses before. He...

    I roached one of my previous horses before. He hated having his mane messed with. Would simply shake his head every time you tried to touch it. He rubbed a chunk out from eating through the...
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    Great thread! Thanks for posting! I am just...

    Great thread! Thanks for posting!

    I am just about to graduate and depending on what job I get I may have to sell my horse to move (unless I get paid enough to board somewhere)....and I was...
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    Money is always relative, and a topic of...

    Money is always relative, and a topic of perspective. You can own a half million dollar horse, and no one says you HAVE to show it. Do what you can afford and want to do. Simple as that.

    I usually...
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    I love how people just complain to complain. The...

    I love how people just complain to complain. The majority of people who posted on here voicing their conern about kids lose at a barn did so because they CARE about them and don't want them getting...
  10. I personally liked #3 Houston B (2007). #1 looked...

    I personally liked #3 Houston B (2007). #1 looked brasive and much more forward. And I liked Houston over #2 just by watching them go next to each other (love split screens!). Houston is also the...
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    :lol: That is too funny. I just want to...

    :lol: That is too funny.

    I just want to interject that it is not fair to the person who is riding or owns the horse that accidently runs over or kills said unruly kid who is left alone to run...
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    FTGH - Black M Cat - SE PA

    http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz202/HighStandardsPhotography/cat.jpg

    This lovely big guy is all black and was found wondering outside my aunts house. He was obviously a house cat dumped out...
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    Along with the Facebook theme...you can try...

    Along with the Facebook theme...you can try creating an event for her sale. Post some pics, contact info, etc. Then you invite all of your horse-y friends and ask them to invite their horsey...
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    Agreed with TalkIsCheap!

    Agreed with TalkIsCheap!
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    The ear cones are a decent idea. They don't cut...

    The ear cones are a decent idea. They don't cut out as much noise as the ear plugs. When I worked at a STB racing farm we would use those in conjunction with ear plugs for horses that liked to shake...
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    You might be able to find someone to pay like 1/2...

    You might be able to find someone to pay like 1/2 his expenses in turn for getting to ride/show him. But I agree, doesn't sound like a horse you could necessarily make money off leasing out.
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    I'm sorry....I don't follow your post. If you are...

    I'm sorry....I don't follow your post. If you are trying to be sarcastic I don't see your grounds. Mildot's post was just missing the nice fluffy words you apparently were looking for, but they are...
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    I am certainly a horsewoman, and I am certainly...

    I am certainly a horsewoman, and I am certainly NOT a slob. While my hair is not always perfect and I can be seen at walmart, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. in dirty slobber smeared barn...
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    :yes: Life is really THAT simple....

    :yes: Life is really THAT simple....
  20. Thread: 2012 Goals

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    The following are all possible...I am just going...

    The following are all possible...I am just going to have to battle constantly against financial and time restraints:

    - Vastly improve our flat work. Get that big lug on the bit and under herself...
  21. Even the most responsible teenagers will avoid...

    Even the most responsible teenagers will avoid telling their parents things that may cause the parent to disapprove of their most prized hobby. If she looks up to her trainer and her trainer says "oh...
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    I'm cheap and my horse has stripped hooves....so...

    I'm cheap and my horse has stripped hooves....so I just scrub them as often as I can and put Absorbine clear polish on for showing. Gives a nice shinny coat to it and dries fast so nothing sticks to...
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    Playing soccer I recieved a concussion, broken...

    Playing soccer I recieved a concussion, broken finger, and countless pulls, sprains and jams. Riding horse I recieved a concussion, a buldged disc, numerous hematomas from kicks/falls, and other...
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    Sounds silly to endagner the animal that you have...

    Sounds silly to endagner the animal that you have a lein on...just saying.
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    http://www.livescience.com/803-dangerous-sports-am...

    http://www.livescience.com/803-dangerous-sports-america.html

    According to the numbers Soccer is NOT safer. This is a bit out dated, but on a quick google search I couldn't find anything more...
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