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    I keep my extensive collection in a hefty plastic...

    I keep my extensive collection in a hefty plastic hardware store tool box. All are sorted and clipped together with carabiner style quick clips also from the hardware store. I like it because it...
  2. I did what you are considering - bought a...

    I did what you are considering - bought a property that was already set up. I have been here 20 years. We rented for the first year, just to see if we weren't biting off more than we could chew. ...
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    I noticed a number of young male participants in...

    I noticed a number of young male participants in the George Morris clinic posted by the Chronicle over the New Year. Some very polished riders were there who are still learning and had the chance to...
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    I made a storage unit out of available stuff on...

    I made a storage unit out of available stuff on the ranch. I was frustrated with warping jump poles and panels, so my necessity mother of invention side took over. I took eight full sized cinder...
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    I just realized the other day, while staring at...

    I just realized the other day, while staring at my horses in the pasture, that I no longer own any chestnuts. There was sea of bay. It has taken me a year to realize this. I lost my last chestnut...
  6. I believe it was the third and final production.

    I believe it was the third and final production.
  7. Church's live Nativity re-enactment goes south!

    A local church has long been doing a live Nativity re-enactment. They have made arrangements to bring in all sort of animals for the service - camels, donkeys, calves, lambs and so on. Last...
  8. I am currently the only one in my family. My...

    I am currently the only one in my family. My oldest daughter rode in a handicapped riding program. We tried to keep in special for her, but my youngest really wanted to ride. She would call local...
  9. A nearby neighbor wanted to borrow a very sweet...

    A nearby neighbor wanted to borrow a very sweet grey mare to participate in her daughter's wedding. Daughter owned a grey mare that was not suitable for the job. The daughter came over with...
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    No, my contractor was married to a dressage...

    No, my contractor was married to a dressage goddess!
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    My rubber/sand arena is now 17 years old. During...

    My rubber/sand arena is now 17 years old. During the construction, we made sure it was leveled and crowned as best as could be. Before dropping any rubber into it, the road base was compacted and...
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    I had two very wonderful mares, related as sire...

    I had two very wonderful mares, related as sire and grandsire were the same stallion. The first, older mare, would allow her newborn to struggle to get up and promptly knock them down again. This...
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    I know a roper who bought a horse whose tongue...

    I know a roper who bought a horse whose tongue was healed after a near separation. He continued to use the bit that the horse came with - made from a bike chain. I was horrified. My neighbors...
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    I had an orphan just last year. Mare died within...

    I had an orphan just last year. Mare died within 9 days from retained placenta. We did the drug protocol to induce lactation in a surrogate mare. It wasn't a complete success. The mare allowed...
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    We had some new neighbors move in down the...

    We had some new neighbors move in down the street, complete with three horses and preteen daughter, son and four dogs. Daughter was left unsupervised with parents both at work. She and a friend...
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    I put in an outdoor arena some 16 years ago in...

    I put in an outdoor arena some 16 years ago in the Austin area. I call it the Roman Arena because it sure wasn't built in a day. I have a soil called "black gumbo" which can become rather soul...
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    I use Puffy Paint from Hobby Lobby or Michaels. ...

    I use Puffy Paint from Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It lasts about a year on the nylon halters, even after throwing them in the wash. They are only as pretty as your artistic ability! Leather halters...
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    I am thankful for the one most difficult horse in...

    I am thankful for the one most difficult horse in the barn out of nearly 20. She and I have never gotten along. She is very unpredictable, and a rather mean and nasty biter around food. Not the...
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    More than 10 years ago, I bred to an R line...

    More than 10 years ago, I bred to an R line stallion in a well known warmblood studbook. I took the foal to an inspection where the inspection team decided she was ugly due to her pedigree;...
  20. Filly out of Hanoverian mare and Andalusian...

    Filly out of Hanoverian mare and Andalusian stallion.

    http:youtu.be/HHkUTxZiOC4
  21. Tricia, your filly was truly exceptional!...

    Tricia, your filly was truly exceptional! Certainly a standout! My friend and I were there and, for the first time ever, agreed with every comment made by the jury on the entire group presented. I...
  22. Thread: Dressage for kids

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    We had a young one from out barn go to a...

    We had a young one from out barn go to a recognized show a couple of weeks ago. Her instructor is more inclined to want to do hunter training, but has worked a great deal on the flat with the young...
  23. Fifteen years ago I put in my arena. I stopped...

    Fifteen years ago I put in my arena. I stopped counting the truckloads of base at 65 14 yard loads. Just didn't want to know how many came. We had a 18 inch drop in the topography, determined with...
  24. I happen to run a home for wayward girls - uh,...

    I happen to run a home for wayward girls - uh, mares. Only three have actually been purchased by me, eight others given to me for a variety of reasons such as training issues, career ending equine...
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    Breeding goals for most of the Warmblood...

    Breeding goals for most of the Warmblood registries state that the goal of the breeder should be to always improve the mare. I have one Hanoverian mare that I would have loved to get the carbon copy...
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