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    I half lease. Fabulous situation for me on an...

    I half lease. Fabulous situation for me on an experienced older horse.

    Horse is happy because I am a treat machine, don't pick on the way to fences, don't jump ahead, get left behind or catch them...
  2. I definitely do not go by the photo route. The...

    I definitely do not go by the photo route. The most spectacular looking and expensive horse I've ever owned was by far my least favorite. I did have the opportunity to ride him a fair amount before I...
  3. Can't watch from work but love to on weekends...

    Can't watch from work but love to on weekends when I can.
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    Her horse is stunning. A while ago I interrupted...

    Her horse is stunning. A while ago I interrupted a thread to mention it too.
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    If you have 6 months to 1 year in emergency...

    If you have 6 months to 1 year in emergency expenses available in cash, and you have a 401k for retirement, but not an extra 7K above those sums, then maybe.

    Otherwise how could you even consider...
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    I think you should decide why you are leasing him...

    I think you should decide why you are leasing him out.

    For example, does he need a job?

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    Do you need money to pay for his upkeep/sock away for his retirement?
    Do you want to keep him on...
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    It is also possible that your daughter thinks...

    It is also possible that your daughter thinks that you may be shocked at the price of leasing a horse/lessons in the NYC metro area.

    You cannot pick the horse for her. You cannot "set it up". ...
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    I ride fences in a light seat/two point, however,...

    I ride fences in a light seat/two point, however, I find it difficult to "fold" properly over smaller fences when the horse does not have much thrust or use their body to clear the fence.

    As the...
  9. Thread: Horses that bite

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    I own a very aggressive horse, currently in his...

    I own a very aggressive horse, currently in his late twenties and retired.

    I bought him when he was in his teens fully aware of all of his issues. His stall door had a sign that said, "CAUTION" in...
  10. I ride one horse in the owner's Chiberta and I...

    I ride one horse in the owner's Chiberta and I have an older Oldara that I also use. In terms of preference, I also tend to love old/vintage Stubbens.

    When discussing fitters/reps it is obviously...
  11. I rode at a jumper barn filled with expensive...

    I rode at a jumper barn filled with expensive Irish imports. All of the horses hacked out on the road, on the trails, in the woods, and at all gaits with amateurs on board.

    Some of the horses were...
  12. I loved that in every panorama all you could see...

    I loved that in every panorama all you could see was a dog, horses, grass and sky.

    Beautiful and such a sense of space.
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    I think the reason depends on the individual...

    I think the reason depends on the individual amateur.

    Some of the other ammy's are definitely afraid of forward.

    I am just not always coordinated/precise enough to gracefully handle forward...
  14. Thread: Sidesaddle!

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    Ha ha thanks! Good photo angle so that I can...

    Ha ha thanks! Good photo angle so that I can really see how square you still are in the seat. I'd like to try it one day.

    Lovely looking horse too.

    Edited to add: I just saw the Oohlala photo -...
  15. Thread: Sidesaddle!

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    Can you describe in more detail what it "feels...

    Can you describe in more detail what it "feels like" to ride sidesaddle?

    I'm so curious and can't really wrap my head round it!
  16. Thread: Unintended abuse

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    I think one needs to be very careful about the...

    I think one needs to be very careful about the language that one uses.

    Use of the term "Abuse" has very serious, and potentially unintentional, ramifications.

    Before the industrial revolution...
  17. Thread: Equestrian team

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    Our bodies have a very complex balance of...

    Our bodies have a very complex balance of appropriate "minerals".

    They are very important in the physiology of muscle contraction among other things.

    IV magnesium in particular is given in...
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    I can't tell if you want to buy or sell the...

    I can't tell if you want to buy or sell the described horse.

    As a middle-aged adult amateur I will hands down choose to ride an excellent jumper with a good mind that has a mediocre to craptastic...
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    The big issue now, is how will you stop this...

    The big issue now, is how will you stop this practice?

    It has already been done and likely to continue even after you've said, "NO".

    If the trainer is unscrupulous enough to suggest this...
  21. Thread: Wow. Burghley.

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    I thought how this horse "used" his trot was...

    I thought how this horse "used" his trot was fascinating. Able to change gaits without losing impulsion at all. Maybe buying himself a little time/room to properly adjust for a fence. Did it...
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    For anybody who is interested in trying out a...

    For anybody who is interested in trying out a Paso Fino and ever in the Park City, Utah area I recommend:

    http://www.windinyourhair.com

    Every time we went skiing I would take a day off and ride...
  23. I am not a "hunter" person. It is not my...

    I am not a "hunter" person. It is not my discipline of choice. I have the usual complaints that many do when watching modern hunter rounds - too slow, boring, no brilliance, etc

    They blew every...
  24. Current trainer competes a 19 year old horse at...

    Current trainer competes a 19 year old horse at training for "fun" while I and other students ride the same horse BN - T. All riders are over 40 and trainer is over 60.

    Last trainer I rode with...
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    My family had a couple of Bichon Frises and while...

    My family had a couple of Bichon Frises and while cute they were not my idea of a DOG.

    Fist dog with my husband was a cairn terrier. A nice dog, and good with the kids, but she was so...
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