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    I don't think it is at all appropriate for a...

    I don't think it is at all appropriate for a third party (aka not the organization you paid to show with) to rate adult amateurs publicly, retroactively, en masse and without their consent. VERY...
  2. This. When you're going to extremes just to find...

    This. When you're going to extremes just to find a way to ride your own horse 5x a week, it's harder to justify going to audit clinics when nowadays you can watch as much as your heart desires at 1AM...
  3. I disagree with the mare thing. I've known lots...

    I disagree with the mare thing. I've known lots of opinionated young mares -- in fact I own one -- but some of the best "caretaker" horses I've known have been older mares. So IMO it can go either...
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    It's definitely do-able. I live and work a...

    It's definitely do-able. I live and work a classic 8-5-type job in the heart of downtown and I make it work, generally riding 5x a week unless traveling for work. I know others who make it happen,...
  5. I've noticed that hill work is helping my mare a...

    I've noticed that hill work is helping my mare a lot with this particular stage of training. We've been doing lots of lateral work and transitions on hills of various slopes. The half-steps with my...
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    These are my thoughts from years of stalking...

    These are my thoughts from years of stalking sales ads before buying my horse:

    My preference is for a single-shot video. When there are a bunch of edits, I wonder exactly how much footage it took...
  7. 6-ish months? I own an extra-wide, sprung-ribbed...

    6-ish months? I own an extra-wide, sprung-ribbed barrel with legs so it's super awkward and uncomfortable. I do ride without stirrups a lot though.
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    Favorites: Green apples, grass, hay, dried mango,...

    Favorites: Green apples, grass, hay, dried mango, collected work, puppies, massage, her preferred farrier, hanging out with "her" people, herd management, food in general, udder cleaning

    Least...
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    These are a few of the things I see in effective...

    These are a few of the things I see in effective riders:

    1. Feel -- the ability to analyze the horse you're riding and know what's going on down there, and compare it to what should be going on...
  10. I think it's kind of exciting. I'm guessing it's...

    I think it's kind of exciting. I'm guessing it's probably a little less cost-prohibitive than some other places it could have gone. I might actually be able to afford to make a nice trip of it with...
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    Since I live somewhere cold and wintery, it would...

    Since I live somewhere cold and wintery, it would be close to a dealbreaker for me especially if there were other good boarding options in my area. If I were somewhere warmer, where I could reliably...
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    I'm a flipper. If I learned how to do it, it was...

    I'm a flipper. If I learned how to do it, it was so long ago that I no longer remember an actual learning process. I don't think about it. It just kind of happens by instinct or magic or something.
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    I have it, and it works well for my horse who is...

    I have it, and it works well for my horse who is prone to rubs and fit issues. When I first got it I loved it. That said, one of the nylon straps is fraying pretty badly and I've only owned it for...
  14. Personally, the only thing that would help me out...

    Personally, the only thing that would help me out would be more time. I work more than full time and my round-trip after-work commute to the barn is up to 3 hours. I make it work about 4-5x a week (5...
  15. I've done it, but it caused an interesting...

    I've done it, but it caused an interesting conversation with TSA, made more interesting by the fact that I was traveling with co-workers, as I purchased the whip on a business trip … one of whom kept...
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    When I feel jealousy, or any other kind of...

    When I feel jealousy, or any other kind of emotion that I don't want to hold onto, I just picture it as a fluid thing that will pass. I try to emotionally detach from it and picture it as a thing...
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    On weekdays after work, it depends on traffic but...

    On weekdays after work, it depends on traffic but ranges from an hour 15 to two hours to get there, and an hour to get home. On weekends, it's an hour there and an hour back. I live basically next...
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    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She...

    My mare gets a kick out of collected work. She volunteers it A LOT under any and all circumstances -- under saddle, on long lines, walking past scary buckets, in the field on her own...The day she...
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    Seriously, this is not always true. Same as a...

    Seriously, this is not always true. Same as a person may be able to afford to buy a home, but not want the potential long-term commitment. Or may be able to afford large monthly mortgage payments,...
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    Most of the time, I paid for half board, half...

    Most of the time, I paid for half board, half routine vet and half shoes in addition to my lessons, which were generally never less frequent than once a week. I never did one with an additional fee...
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    I agree with lucassb. Before I could afford a...

    I agree with lucassb. Before I could afford a horse, when I was in high school and then early in my professional life before I took a bunch of time away from riding, I half-leased several horses and...
  22. I am 100% Adult Barbie, Matchy Matchy, Princess...

    I am 100% Adult Barbie, Matchy Matchy, Princess Sparkle, Shopaholic, and extremely The Monica ... and maybe a little bit of a few others (although not, sadly, the Amazing Rider).

    Man am I...
  23. Gardening gloves -- what a great idea! I'm going...

    Gardening gloves -- what a great idea! I'm going to have to get some of those.

    My grooming box includes:
    - Eqyss Permier Rehydrant Spray for dry winter coat, which will be switched out for fly...
  24. My mare has an odd head and I've had to go with...

    My mare has an odd head and I've had to go with the frankenbridle approach. I don't know if this would work for you and your Vespucci bridle, but I was able to take my horse-size bridle into a...
  25. I liked it!! (Granted, I'm biased!)

    I liked it!! (Granted, I'm biased!)
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