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  1. I know that only the victim of the abuse can step...

    I know that only the victim of the abuse can step forward; but there are many victims here. Didn't you say that in the arena the bully was aggressive to you and your horse? It's old - but it did...
  2. It is so distressing to read this post. Because...

    It is so distressing to read this post. Because in some places it is very valid. However, not all of the US suffers from the lawsuit mania. Some places in the US there are still people able to be...
  3. THIS. Be smart and take time for your mental...

    THIS. Be smart and take time for your mental health. You are stacking guilt on guilt. Guilt for not taking care of your horses and guilt for not studying while riding. You will be fine. Horses will...
  4. It is wonderful to care about young riders and...

    It is wonderful to care about young riders and think about how to help. Most people - any age - don't care for direct advice or help. Advice often makes assumptions and create missteps and...
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    ^ ^ ^ Because it takes emotional and social...

    ^ ^ ^ Because it takes emotional and social control. And it lacks drama, umbrage and snark. Yes - my sense is COTH changed about two summers ago. Pile on, no reading for comprehension, all snark and...
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    Eventing is so often about your own journey just...

    Eventing is so often about your own journey just getting through all three phases - figure out the best tack for your comfort level. There are neck straps too for some of us! Even the boots and half...
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    Ouch! This thread is all about common sense in...

    Ouch! This thread is all about common sense in rehoming unwanted pets. Why the hostility? There are legitimate, serious problems in the 'rescue' industry that use dogs and horses for fundraising....
  8. Best wishes to Grand Slam. He is lucky! Yes -...

    Best wishes to Grand Slam. He is lucky!

    Yes - internet umbrage with no actual action is exhausting. If only people outgrew the cheap drama after middle school!. Getting involved and learning the...
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    This is the wrong direction given all the...

    This is the wrong direction given all the controversy over recent horse and rider DEATHS and injuries internationally. Sure eventers are tough, but are they also stupid for not pursuing safety as...
  10. Yes - in a perfect world outing would be cut and...

    Yes - in a perfect world outing would be cut and dry, black and white. But it is not so simple as other point out above.

    I raise my hand in playing a role in the fiasco of Smoken Legacy (COTH...
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    AP McCoy documentary is coming!

    Oh goody! A new horse-related documentary featuring jump jockey AP McCoy is being premiered.

    Anyone in Toronto? It’s currently showing at the Toronto Film festival. Hopefully it will get a wide...
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    Craigslist and other classifieds are indisputable...

    Craigslist and other classifieds are indisputable proof that inhumane and horrific horse care is more common than anyone can stomach.

    Once that horse leaves your care there is no law or agency...
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    Boston Terriers! Yes, hard to find. I am not...

    Boston Terriers! Yes, hard to find. I am not skilled enough for Agility, but we are trying. Our breeder is retiring - her dogs have done well in agility. She may still have a have a litter planned....
  14. Search for fireworks YouTube 'videos' that are...

    Search for fireworks YouTube 'videos' that are used to condition dogs to the explosion sounds. You can play it through out the year to expose your animals to the sounds. I'm glad for this thread to...
  15. It isn't everyone's idea of art - and how you...

    It isn't everyone's idea of art - and how you define art is very, very personal. It speaks to who you are and how you engage with your world. It communicates to others something of how each of us...
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    I am trying to work the beloved Evil Burrito into...

    I am trying to work the beloved Evil Burrito into this, but haven't come up with anything good enough!
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    Funny - can you ID this?

    DH sent me this. Does anyone know what kind of hummingbird this is?

    http://i.imgur.com/GQRAamV.jpg

    I have a guess, but want to see what the COTH gods say first.
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    Good luck making a decision. Lots of food for...

    Good luck making a decision. Lots of food for thought. Lots of variables and unknowns. Here is Thunderball on the After the Races website:
    ...
  19. The last time blame the champagne signed on was...

    The last time blame the champagne signed on was Jul. 21, 2014. Horseman15 you could try to pm the OP.
  20. Sometimes texting, email and fb comments /...

    Sometimes texting, email and fb comments / messages get so misconstrued.

    Best just to call each other and cover all the bases. It's very easy for misunderstandings to happen via text / email that...
  21. TB Racing.

    TB Racing.
  22. Toes up, leg on head over horse / hips...

    Toes up, leg on

    head over horse / hips (body/balance follows your head instinctively, helps if horse bucking, when you lose balance while jumping and so on).

    head up look down (learn to keep...
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    It's not just the head, it's that fragile neck...

    It's not just the head, it's that fragile neck and back.

    And when the baby grows up it will claim to have ridden 26 years....when they are 26 years old. See I started riding when I was 6 months...
  24. Gorgeous! What a nice mare. She looks like a...

    Gorgeous! What a nice mare. She looks like a blast.
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    The gist of most of the posts all focus on...

    The gist of most of the posts all focus on helping you not buy a problem horse that leads to heart break, regardless of breed.

    One way to approach horse shopping is to figure out what you want...
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