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    Us too! My warmblood mare and I are having a...

    Us too! My warmblood mare and I are having a blast driving. She's a hellion under saddle - combed her over with a fine-tooth comb and nothing is wrong with her, just prior abuses before I had her -...
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    Thanks!! Great advice. She'll be hooked to a...

    Thanks!! Great advice. She'll be hooked to a four-wheel vehicle before I commit to looking/buying my own for sure, don't worry about that!

    What specifically makes a vehicle suitable for...
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    'Starter' Marathon Vehicles

    If this has been gone over before, please feel free to link me to the thread :) I couldn't quite find what I needed but that doesn't mean it hasn't been covered before!

    Just recently started...
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    Oh crazy, I've NEVER heard that Catahoulas can be...

    Oh crazy, I've NEVER heard that Catahoulas can be aggressive. I have a rescued one that will definitely go snarling at you if she doesn't know you and you come into her yard, or if you make an...
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    Is the dorsal stripe actually just...

    Is the dorsal stripe actually just countershading? What causes that?
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    Thanks! More info from her old owner: she has had...

    Thanks! More info from her old owner: she has had rotating white dots around her body. She doesn't have any now, but looking back, she had a few white dots when I got her that shed out and didn't...
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    Dorsal stripe and white ticking question

    Question for anyone familiar with little unusual color things!

    My mare is a bright chestnut with blaze and 2 white socks. She looks like your average red horse; however on closer inspection, she...
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    THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER. Screw the regular...

    THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER. Screw the regular bachelorette party spiel, I'm so doing this!!
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    The large heart gene and jugular size?

    Is there any correlation between jugular size and heart size? My mare's jugulars are ENORMOUS, the biggest I've ever seen. You could hit those babies with a dart from a distance. We joked and said it...
  10. Thanks Jay! She's definitely not shaped like a...

    Thanks Jay! She's definitely not shaped like a hoop tree horse, she has a contour behind her shoulder even though she is well-muscled there (so there isn't a big hole there or anything!).

    Any...
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    Ok, my life is now complete!!

    Ok, my life is now complete!!
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    Oh god if anyone has the link please do message...

    Oh god if anyone has the link please do message me with it!!!
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    Personally I'm heartbroken that I never got to...

    Personally I'm heartbroken that I never got to see the saddle humping passage video before it got shut down!
  14. Jay, what is a hoop tree? Never heard of that...

    Jay, what is a hoop tree? Never heard of that term before!
    She's not a wide tree for sure, and has a good girth groove location - her build is pretty opposite of most Arabs I know (she has big...
  15. Advice Needed: Suggestions for a saddle for this particular horse/rider!

    Newbie endurance rider here, just finished my first LD with my redheaded Selle Francais and did great - she was top ten, finished 6th with great vet scores! More conditioning and figuring out better...
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    I skipped the Succeed and oat flour and cabbage...

    I skipped the Succeed and oat flour and cabbage altogether and just added powdered L-glutamine instead, which you can buy in bulk for not too much money. It made a huge difference immediately for the...
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    The paper-skinned redhead

    Ahhh. My red mare is made of paper and glass!
    She's a TANK build-wise. She is rock-solid, we ride hard, she is strong and sound. But she has very, very fine skin and hair and that is seriously a...
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    Hell hath no fury like my chestnut half-TB! Then...

    Hell hath no fury like my chestnut half-TB! Then again, hell also had no fury like my plain bay Holsteiner....
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    Yes, we're going to do some of the Intro/10-15...

    Yes, we're going to do some of the Intro/10-15 miles rides first :)
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    Newbie question: tack & more!

    My redhead and I are planning on doing some LD stuff coming up soon! She'll be great at it for sure, but I am coming from dressage/eventer land and I feel totally unprepared re: tack and whatnot....
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    I may or may not have also taught my warmbloods...

    I may or may not have also taught my warmbloods to move cattle, run barrels, be roped off of, stand tied at chaotic rodeo events.... now you'd be hard pressed to spook or phase them ANYWHERE. I...
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    Aaaah the good old "if you tie them they will...

    Aaaah the good old "if you tie them they will break their necks and die!" or "if you hobble them they will break their legs and die!" argument.

    I came from an elitist dressage snob background. I...
  23. It's our first little weenie event too!! Just a...

    It's our first little weenie event too!! Just a local Elementary level schooling HT, but hey, you gotta start somewhere with the nutty little ones! This is my first HT since 2009 when my horse blew...
  24. Headshaking and Permanent Nerve Blocks - USEF rules?

    I know there are rules pertaining to illegal nerve blocks in the USEF/USDF/USEA (tails, lameness-hiding blocks, etc) - but are there rules about doing a permanent infraorbital nerve block/neurectomy...
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    It's hard to believe I've been blogging since...

    It's hard to believe I've been blogging since 2008...!! Both mine are in my sig line, Gogo has been dead and gone now for almost 2 years but the new red beast O-Ren has her own blog and own...
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