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  1. You are completely correct :) Unfortunately,...

    You are completely correct :) Unfortunately, "fun" and "laid-back" are not at ALL how I'd describe my (or my horse's) experiences with him.
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    Can anyone educate me as to the difference...

    Can anyone educate me as to the difference between a hunter's bump and a goose rump??
  3. Me neither :D But then again, the VAST majority...

    Me neither :D But then again, the VAST majority of the time I am showing greenies so am there for experience, not for competition.

    Plus I'm not a super-competitive person anyway... and I have...
  4. I like the idea of "Brilliant", but you are right...

    I like the idea of "Brilliant", but you are right that it's not terribly unusual-- how about changing it just slightly, something like "Brilliance" or "Brilliantly"?

    Fourmares has some awesome...
  5. I had a chestnut TB gelding who was iridescent in...

    I had a chestnut TB gelding who was iridescent in the summer-- like fish scales. I swear. Gorgeous!
  6. OP: I lived in eastern WA for many years and...

    OP: I lived in eastern WA for many years and showed hunter/jumper all over the NW. I don't know of a jumper trainer offhand in Spokane I can recommend but I can NOT recommend Gary Striker. If you...
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    Thanks, all! I have no intention of being a...

    Thanks, all! I have no intention of being a hunter superstar (can't afford it) just want to have fun and not stand out TOO much (except maybe in a good way, lol!) Rabicon, he doesn't have much knee...
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    Draft crosses in hunters?

    Quick backstory-- I showed hunters as a junior (more than ten years ago), but have pretty much been doing dressage for the last decade. Two years ago I retired my old schoolmaster and took some time...
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    Wow... I'd never heard of this :D Checking out...

    Wow... I'd never heard of this :D Checking out the pics posted was interesting. I'd have just assumed that either the horse had something stuck in his mane that the rider and groom hadn't noticed,...
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    Close-- the term is "solid Paint bred"

    Close-- the term is "solid Paint bred"
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    Nope, he's actually a buckskin... if he were a...

    Nope, he's actually a buckskin... if he were a dun w/black points, he'd have a dorsal stripe :D

    (My Moose is a dun w/black points... I got lectured for calling him a buckskin, I won't do that...
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    The Portland Outdoor Store. I love it :D ...

    The Portland Outdoor Store. I love it :D Huuuuge consignment section, tons of used saddles.
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    Congratulations, what a lovely boy :D Good luck,...

    Congratulations, what a lovely boy :D Good luck, and keep us updated!!
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    So adorably cute. The pony almost looks like a...

    So adorably cute. The pony almost looks like a toy, the spots are so perfect. And fantastic ride by your son... it's awesome that he thinks the shenanigans are fun, good for him :D
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    It IS a prettier picture when horse and rider are...

    It IS a prettier picture when horse and rider are physically suited to each other, but in dressage the emphasis is on training, not just the picture. Quite often ponies are shown by adults who are...
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    Typo?? The simplest answer, if perhaps not the...

    Typo??

    The simplest answer, if perhaps not the most likely...
  17. Several times. More often than not, I was happy....

    Several times. More often than not, I was happy. The times I wasn't happy, it was my own fault-- I got blinded by looks (or something similar) and overlooked a soundness issue I should have...
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    I echo the jealousy, lol... I'm in tech support,...

    I echo the jealousy, lol... I'm in tech support, looking to get out. Sloooowly weaning myself away from it. Have fun, and keep us updated :D
  19. Instructors who will travel, near Langley BC?

    Long time lurker, very little poster... but figured this was a good place to get some info as I see a lot of BC riders here. I am looking for a reputable instructor to work with myself and my VERY...
  20. If we REALLY wanted to be safe, we wouldn't ride...

    If we REALLY wanted to be safe, we wouldn't ride at all :D

    The helmet thing... it's a personal choice. Like riding is. Some people think we're all nuts for riding these enormous, unpredictable,...
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    I just love how accurate the bridle is too :D

    I just love how accurate the bridle is too :D
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    I have been toying with the idea of putting the...

    I have been toying with the idea of putting the green ribbon in my big guy's tail for our first show... he doesn't kick but he will probably be pretty bug-eyed and I'd like to avoid having people run...
  23. Get the horse out of there, it's not fit to be...

    Get the horse out of there, it's not fit to be shown-- at least not THAT day.

    If you had a mare or gelding who was freaking out in a show ring, you'd leave, right? I don't see any difference...
  24. Seen this too, in some local shows. One...

    Seen this too, in some local shows. One particular "trainer" (I use that term loosely) who was very proud of her ability to show at halter and showmanship with stallions, resorted to kicking her...
  25. Just to clarify-- you're looking for a trainer or...

    Just to clarify-- you're looking for a trainer or someone to put your horse on consignment, correct?
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