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  1. Thread: Dream eq build?

    by McGurk
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    Tall, thin, long legs, hip less, short waisted.

    Tall, thin, long legs, hip less, short waisted.
  2. I just have to ask - was this a really clever...

    I just have to ask - was this a really clever subtle way to get a bunch of us to look at a sale ad? Pretty good way to circumvent the no advertising rule.
  3. And a tangent to that story - Please don't...

    And a tangent to that story -

    Please don't bring your Jack Russell to the barn and let him wander unsupervised.

    If you do, don't be surprised when he tries to dig out the skunk under the tack...
  4. The end of the skunk story - I knew had a skunk...

    The end of the skunk story - I knew had a skunk living or occasionally visiting the tack room, but the only time it was a problem was when a visitor's Jack Russell tried to dig him out. :eek:

    So...
  5. Okay, one more - Please do not come down to...

    Okay, one more -

    Please do not come down to the ring and interrupt while I am teaching for anything other than a truly life threatening emergency. The person in the ring has paid for my time and...
  6. Kodiak, I've had that boarder, for whom...

    Kodiak,

    I've had that boarder, for whom being at the barn was a positive alternative to being at home. I always start out sympathetic, because who among us hasn't used the barn as a refuge from...
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    I just scribed for a dressage judge at a...

    I just scribed for a dressage judge at a miserably cold horse trial where it was clear some riders didn't hear the signal because of the gusting winds. The judge, who was a complete sweetheart,...
  8. Tiki, I'm guessing that this person was an...

    Tiki,

    I'm guessing that this person was an acolyte of some popular DVD selling horse whisperer?

    Okay, I said I was done but I'm not -

    Don't justified taking up twice the allotted space in...
  9. Please don't hard tie your horse to the stall...

    Please don't hard tie your horse to the stall fronts when there isn't a set of cross ties available.

    Please don't act surprised when I ask you to pay for the damage when horse breaks the tie.
    ...
  10. I audited one of her clinics at BN, N and T many...

    I audited one of her clinics at BN, N and T many years ago and found her delightful.

    Very open, positive and encouraging, lots of good info, very confidence building.

    Would not hesitate to...
  11. Sticky: Fixed the link, try now.

    Fixed the link, try now.
  12. Sticky: Someone on this thread introduced me to this...

    Someone on this thread introduced me to this serial last year -
    ...
  13. There really isn't any correlation between...

    There really isn't any correlation between carrying a hound whip and carrying a bat. (I am of the carry a bat on everything, always, school of thought.). One is used to signal or correct a hound, the...
  14. Exactly. What go the distance said.^^^^^ ...

    Exactly. What go the distance said.^^^^^

    Carrying a whip with thong and lash attached indicates your're planning on directing hounds. Doing so withouth being asked by staff or being reasonably...
  15. The Electric Horseman, a truly awful early 80s...

    The Electric Horseman, a truly awful early 80s movie with Redford and Fond? It was all ridiculous and preposterous, but the ending, where he turns a multiple million dollar race horse loose to be...
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    Do NOT get a gold stock pin, they are worse than...

    Do NOT get a gold stock pin, they are worse than useless. Gold is too soft a metal for the job, as it bends and mashes up as you try to push it through layers of cloth.

    In Rita Mae Brown's Sister...
  17. I had it done bilaterally ~18 years ago, with...

    I had it done bilaterally ~18 years ago, with tiny incisions. I was back riding as soon as the stitches were out.

    I also got pretty dramatic relief from mine after I had exhausted all the other...
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    Love that Denny Emerson article! I agree with...

    Love that Denny Emerson article!

    I agree with make it fun, don't push for perfection, try to find some other male peers to ride with, make it competitive, allow them to *progress* (most girls will...
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    There was a nice local horse in my area years ago...

    There was a nice local horse in my area years ago that had a similar stub, and he cleaned up. His barn name was Bob.

    I know, I know.

    If I didn't love The Dude Abides so much, I would suggest...
  20. Most of my horses have been free. My three...

    Most of my horses have been free. My three current ones all were, including the priceless husband's/child's/guest horse. The best horse I ever owned was a freebie because he was a professional ride...
  21. Smart Alex, that is a lovely set up. We have...

    Smart Alex, that is a lovely set up. We have something similar, though not as elegant.

    To the OP, yes, this is doable. We did ours entirely with Hotwire, as critters in the garden are a serious...
  22. Thread: Boarding woes!

    by McGurk
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    I agree with a previous poster that I would be...

    I agree with a previous poster that I would be much more upset about running out of hay than running out of grain. Most budget boarding barns ration hay and try to make up the difference with grain...
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    It's true that if your daughter was competing at...

    It's true that if your daughter was competing at rated or very competitive local shows, she would do better on a small or medium. That may be the perspective your friends are viewing this from. ...
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    My issue was milder; my otherwise lovely gelding...

    My issue was milder; my otherwise lovely gelding would jig in the way home instead of walking out on a long rein as a good trail horse should. My solution is to interpret the jig as "I need to work...
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    I think the perception of what a made hunt horse...

    I think the perception of what a made hunt horse is changing in some areas, but not in others.

    Real progress has been made some places, with people understanding that it takes a couple of years to...
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