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    Whatever happened to shows with plots????? ...

    Whatever happened to shows with plots?????

    Shows with plots require writers and actors and soundstages or lots of on-site filming arrangements. It's much cheaper to find some crazy "real life"...
  2. I will suggest the book "That Winning Feeling" by...

    I will suggest the book "That Winning Feeling" by dressage trainer Jane Savoie. It's not about dressage it's about building mental confidence in yourself and your horse. She uses a lot of mental...
  3. As I asked earlier, I would really like to...

    As I asked earlier, I would really like to understand your opinion better, specifically from your post: "... IN MY OPINION, it is built for people not horses, and I pretty much hated it. "

    I asked...
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    Tryon - Great Choice! You might enjoy subscribing...

    Tryon - Great Choice! You might enjoy subscribing to the free weekly email newsletter "This Week in Tryon Horse Country." Go to tryonhorsecountry.org and scroll down in the righthand colum to the...
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    Spray a little no-stick cooking spray (like Pam)...

    Spray a little no-stick cooking spray (like Pam) on a rag and do a small test area. It often takes sticky gunk off but I definitely advise starting small in case you don't like the effect on your...
  6. Just curious, can you elaborate a little on what...

    Just curious, can you elaborate a little on what you mean about built for people not horses? Not disagreeing, it's just a different perspective from what I've heard so far (I've been there often) and...
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    Back to the original question, "How to get...

    Back to the original question, "How to get Western Riders to Wear Helmets?" sadly one of the most effective ways will be if/when a well-known Western rider (barrel racer or other) gets a serious head...
  8. My husband's first horse was an ex-roping mare...

    My husband's first horse was an ex-roping mare who was 21 when we bought her. She lived to 32 and was the perfect trail-riding horse for him. She did come from a friend of our trainer's, was in great...
  9. Congratulations to your friend - hard field to...

    Congratulations to your friend - hard field to break into! - and to you too, for helping her all along the way. Fingers crossed for movie rights; young adult is huge!
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    Does George Morris still do his monthly...

    Does George Morris still do his monthly commentary on riding position in Practical Horseman?
  11. OP, that's great! I've been wondering if you went...

    OP, that's great! I've been wondering if you went on your ride and it's great to hear how well he (and you) did. May you have many more happy trail miles to come. Some distance riding (competitive...
  12. Helloooo... I'm basically a Luddite and even I...

    Helloooo... I'm basically a Luddite and even I know that stuff is pretty much the way of the world already. How many people use a fax anymore? A lot of smart phone users, especially kids, think...
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    I also use big black rubber tubs (big but only...

    I also use big black rubber tubs (big but only knee high or so) for hay in my run-in. My 2 don't waste the hay and I like that they're eating in a more natural position, head down rather than...
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    Something that bugs me in presentations is when...

    Something that bugs me in presentations is when the presenter is looking at their script/outline and realizes that they said a "wrong" word... meant to say "this" and said "that" instead. And then...
  15. If you're driving on any of the freeways in...

    If you're driving on any of the freeways in Dallas, DO NOT use your turn signal to change lanes. It is considered a challenge to the closest driver in that lane to hurry up and close the gap before...
  16. If you're in Georgia, you should plan to come...

    If you're in Georgia, you should plan to come over to Tryon in the next couple of weeks while the new Tryon Intl Equestrian Center is doing its Fall show series. The official dedication ceremony for...
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    If you're looking for distribution, try the Tryon...

    If you're looking for distribution, try the Tryon Theatre. They often have special nights for horse movies (usually Mon/Tues) and those are always their best attended shows. Their phone # is...
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    One thing I noticed is that you have to walk...

    One thing I noticed is that you have to walk through/across the whole tack area to get to your feed. Under all circumstances you'll be needing to get to feed multiple times every day, while it's...
  19. If you have some POWDER dishwasher detergent, try...

    If you have some POWDER dishwasher detergent, try soaking the pan with a bit of liquid soap suds and add a good 1/2 cup or so of the powder dishwasher detergent - like powder cascade. I stir just to...
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    Suggest you get a luggage tag type thing (or even...

    Suggest you get a luggage tag type thing (or even a pet tag) that you can put your name, phone # and maybe barn name on and attach to your saddle, just in case you and your horse are parted along the...
  21. My horse only gets 1 cup of Standlee Alfalfa...

    My horse only gets 1 cup of Standlee Alfalfa pellets at "lunch" (gets him to come in from the pasture) and I feed them dry. Is there a reason you don't want to do that? My horse loves them and has...
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    I would suggest you do some good stretching...

    I would suggest you do some good stretching exercises both before and after your lessons: legs, arms, torso, full body stretches, too. Doing it after will help keep your tired muscles from tightening...
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    Tryon, NC, area. Horsey since the 1920s, two...

    Tryon, NC, area. Horsey since the 1920s, two long-time show venues (FENCE and Harmon Field) plus brand new Tryon Intl Equestrian Center (owned by many of the Wellington partners). 2 Foxhunts; the...
  24. The simplest to say but the hardest to do at...

    The simplest to say but the hardest to do at times, is for you to remain calm if he gets a little antsy. Breathe. Tell him how good he is.

    And I like some advice I picked up on one of the other...
  25. Great unbiased source material. :no: Thanks for...

    Great unbiased source material. :no:
    Thanks for sharing.

    Funny how the right doesn't seem to like it when somebody else is weighing in on the healthcare options that should be available to them....
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