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  1. Hey there, I'm in Ocala, I gallop and I event....

    Hey there,
    I'm in Ocala, I gallop and I event.
    Feel free to PM me! I can give you some names and more advice (would rather do that over a PM), answer some more of your questions. Gumtree gave you a...
  2. Thread: Ocala info

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    I don't use sand clear or similar products now,...

    I don't use sand clear or similar products now, but use it some the the first summer/winter my horse was down here. Its one of those things that I'm not sure if it works or not but my horse (and I)...
  3. Actually it does happen, much less common and not...

    Actually it does happen, much less common and not really talked about. My first galloping job I was hired because I event and they galloped a 2 mile loop on terrain and your typical exercise rider...
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    Also, I forgot to add, there are quite a few...

    Also, I forgot to add, there are quite a few eventer's that stick around for the summer.
    There are schooling shows couple times a month (sometimes every weekend per month) during the summer and fall.
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    Hay Movers (Anthony area) is pretty good and has...

    Hay Movers (Anthony area) is pretty good and has a cheap delivery fee, found them to be a little inconsistent but I have a fat easy keeper so that isn't a big deal in my book (other horses I've had...
  6. Not knowing anything about you/your resume/your...

    Not knowing anything about you/your resume/your horse experience or the job itself.....and knowing you already have a good job that has benefits. I would not quit your current job for a riding job. ...
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    Plus, if you're "right" 95-100% of the time, your...

    Plus, if you're "right" 95-100% of the time, your horse won't know what to do when you're wrong!

    So really, in the long run, not getting it right all the time/most of the time/whatever is really...
  8. Thanks everyone!! I kind of figured it would...

    Thanks everyone!! I kind of figured it would really be personal preference, but was curious to hear what the "masses" had to say.

    I took a couple friends and we took a quick look in the rain at 3...
  9. Thanks for your thoughts! Didn't really help me...

    Thanks for your thoughts!
    Didn't really help me decide what to do...haha
    I do have a reasonable place to keep them, a very good reputation and a pretty good eye. But I don't want to hang on to them...
  10. Thank you for your insight! I've actually known...

    Thank you for your insight!
    I've actually known a couple of advance ottb's that have had old bows, so it doesn't scare me!

    I have the option to get a couple of ottb's for free who have been...
  11. As a shopper... How do you feel about a bowed tendon?

    So, tell me...

    IF you were shopping for a prospect and came across one that had a small, set/cold bowed tendon that had a recent ultra sound and was cleared by a vet, had been let down and...
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    Thank you everyone! :)

    Thank you everyone! :)
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    Thanks!! I'll check those!

    Thanks!! I'll check those!
  14. If a saddle doesn't have the correct balance for...

    If a saddle doesn't have the correct balance for you it will make you do exactly what you have described. The saddle makes you want to sit too far back/chair seat and then to compensate you throw...
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    Cherokee Horse Trailers?

    Can anyone tell me about Cherokee Horse Trailers? This is a brand I don't know anything about.... Specifically ones made in the early 2000's. I haven't seen many used ones for sale, so I figure...
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    I don't know of anyone off the top of my head who...

    I don't know of anyone off the top of my head who is in Tampa, but Ocala is less than 2 hours from Tampa and you can have your pick of world class trainers.
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    She looks sweet and pretty. She has a long...

    She looks sweet and pretty.

    She has a long back, her hips look a little weak and so do her stifles, and her hind end is a little straight. Flatwork will be a little harder bc it will be hard for...
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    I really have too much time on my hands. I was...

    I really have too much time on my hands. I was done with work by 9:45 this am.
    OP, for the sake of watching videos and looking at horses, this is a horse that would not be suitable as your first...
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    I know, if I wasn't in FL, I'd be hitching mine...

    I know, if I wasn't in FL, I'd be hitching mine up too.
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    OP as I think you really want to learn, take a...

    OP as I think you really want to learn, take a look at this mare. Based on ad's alone, I would find this one to be more suitable for you.

    http://canterusa.org/horses/10513/jeans-treasure/

    1....
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    I like that she only raced once as a two year old...

    I like that she only raced once as a two year old and didn't go through any sales. She doesn't look like she has ankles and appeared to be well taken care of.

    She is a bit sore, but in the normal...
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    I just wanted to add to my earlier post. You...

    I just wanted to add to my earlier post.

    You sound like you are a mature teenager and I think in the end you will make the right decision for you. Everyone here has contributed a lot of good...
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    I was 15 when I got my first ottb. I shouldn't...

    I was 15 when I got my first ottb. I shouldn't have gotten it. I didn't know what I was doing and I thought I did. Luckily for me, I did buy the horse from someone who sources tb's from the track,...
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    I have a hot little sensitive horse. We go in...

    I have a hot little sensitive horse.
    We go in phases when she likes the micklem and when she does not. We seem to switch back and forth between a micklem with a loose ring with a link and a figure...
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    You should see if your high school would let you...

    You should see if your high school would let you do a work study program. Work in the morning and take classes in the afternoon.
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