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    Auburn, smile sweetly and say "I don't know for...

    Auburn, smile sweetly and say "I don't know for sure, you should check the posting. But I think it's 2 minutes and 15 seconds."
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    Clay has two major problems: 1. Acidity. ...

    Clay has two major problems:
    1. Acidity. Neutralize (lime) as much as possible. Do not fertilize (more acidity) until you neutralize.
    2. Poor water retention/capacity. Look at the cracks when...
  3. No criticisms intended, please note my mare...

    No criticisms intended, please note my mare predominant comment.

    But above all else, Storm Cats have a mental issue when comparing stallions. Like it, or argue it, it's my experience - there are...
  4. Good advice preceeding. with that in mind, I'd...

    Good advice preceeding. with that in mind, I'd add:

    1. In eventing, the MARE, not the sire, is predominant. thus very hard to track, and frequently why studying sire lines is erratic.
    2....
  5. Hell, yes, particularly in the early years. We...

    Hell, yes, particularly in the early years. We didn't have access to a lot of coaching and were very appreciative of what we got. We've also paid our local coach to attend and provided her...
  6. Definitely a good read - we need more thoughtful...

    Definitely a good read - we need more thoughtful sharing like this. I don't agree with all that he says, but I do respect it. The economics he shares are interesting as well, I actually agree with...
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    Louisville is literally a hotbed of eventing -...

    Louisville is literally a hotbed of eventing - TONS of individual eventing facilities and good access to events in Indiana and Kentucky. Really good local shows and lower level competition...
  8. Drainage, ground cloth, and gravel.

    Drainage, ground cloth, and gravel.
  9. Richland, hands down. The others are good, but...

    Richland, hands down. The others are good, but Bob has done a fabulous job and his organization actively recruits attendees. Try it, you'll like it.
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    Highly recommend LAZ and her clinics.

    Highly recommend LAZ and her clinics.
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    Search "Wapentake" and you'll see several...

    Search "Wapentake" and you'll see several previous threads.
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    OMG, I hadn't caught up with that - AWESOME!!!!

    OMG, I hadn't caught up with that - AWESOME!!!!
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    I love Carol - highly recommended. She's great...

    I love Carol - highly recommended. She's great overall, but IMO one of her strengths is developing young horses.
  14. Thread: Cougar RID

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    Ish cougar is awesome. We have a 2015 filly by...

    Ish cougar is awesome. We have a 2015 filly by him, most people oriented foal I've ever seen. Farm fav. Have seen his young horses - excellent.
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    Sounds like a typical event, including the black...

    Sounds like a typical event, including the black eye = trophy and conversation starter. Kinda like when my ex wife's horse hit her between the eyes throwing his head, and for 2 weeks everyone looked...
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    We investigated, then contracted/installed a...

    We investigated, then contracted/installed a professional opener which is 120vac driven. Our installation is severe, a 16' swing gate with heavy traffic. It's been in service for 6 months and we've...
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    We didn't notice any issues. Very well...

    We didn't notice any issues. Very well organized, well run event with a ton of horses.
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    Emphasize Lizrd's point - read the fine print. ...

    Emphasize Lizrd's point - read the fine print. You're buying a horse, not adopting a baby. Several of these organizations have very onerous agreements that we will not agree to.
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    Suggest you contact Maker's Mark Secretariat...

    Suggest you contact Maker's Mark Secretariat Center at the KHP and/or Second Stride (Kim Smith) in Louisville.
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    Howard's rules: 1. There are plenty of good,...

    Howard's rules:
    1. There are plenty of good, solid horses (probably with limited experience, but not always) for $5k. Don't go to the sales barns (or to us), go to the tremendous number of really...
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    Grey ISH Filly by Cougar (Cruising) out of Cameo...

    Grey ISH Filly by Cougar (Cruising) out of Cameo (Grindstone) at 18 hours old....
  22. Hadn't seen this post for a while, always love to...

    Hadn't seen this post for a while, always love to come back to it and see the additions. Couple of comments:

    Dixieland Band - we like him a lot. Megan took a Jambalaya Jazz son to the 3* and...
  23. Support the With Approval comment. We've sold 3...

    Support the With Approval comment. We've sold 3 or more of his babies/grandbabies, talented and good jumpers. To the best of my knowledge, all are still eventing - the two I still see are...
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    Queeny Park in St. Louis June 13-14 or Dunnabeck...

    Queeny Park in St. Louis June 13-14 or Dunnabeck in Carbondale, IL, September 12 -13 are good bets for you. Local HT's, exact opposite of Rolex but I like them better.

    As others have said, the...
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    Perhaps I misunderstand your quote, but why would...

    Perhaps I misunderstand your quote, but why would you invest $3500 in repair for a tractor that's only worth $3500? My rule of thumb is no more than 50% of the value of the vehicle whether it's a...
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