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  1. I've used the water/alcohol mix to stretch boots...

    I've used the water/alcohol mix to stretch boots and shoes. 1 part alcohol to two parts water. It may change the fit of the boot.
  2. You can also use a maxi pad for cushion behind...

    You can also use a maxi pad for cushion behind the knee. I stuck it to the inside of my breeches, lengthwise.
  3. Jen Papiernik does a great job with the greenies!

    Jen Papiernik does a great job with the greenies!
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    My heart is breaking for Albert. Tobalio is not...

    My heart is breaking for Albert. Tobalio is not an easy ride, but he loves him!!
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    I love that you asked these questions, thanks OP!...

    I love that you asked these questions, thanks OP!

    I'm expecting my first any day now (actual due date is next Monday). I chose to stop riding immediately. I took a harmless tumble about 4 days...
  6. Story of my life!! My last few horses were green...

    Story of my life!! My last few horses were green beans and I had to make similar decisions with each. My favorite plan was to do one day of the pre greens, then A/As over the weekend. I enjoyed...
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    I worked at FedEx Ground (Home Delivery) for...

    I worked at FedEx Ground (Home Delivery) for years in Quality Assurance, and spent much of that time processing damages. The vast majority are due to improper packaging by the shipper.

    -A tight...
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    Fabulous. I will never have another saddle. My 13...

    Fabulous. I will never have another saddle. My 13 y/o Butet did not fit my TB mare at all. She is hot and super sensitive. Since switching to the shoulders free her stride has opened up tremendously...
  9. Under Armor and Patagonia also have slippery long...

    Under Armor and Patagonia also have slippery long johns that are great under breeches!
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    Matt Piccolo at Hunter's Court is an absolute...

    Matt Piccolo at Hunter's Court is an absolute doll and great with the kids.
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    I swear by this one: ...

    I swear by this one:
    http://bounce.titlenine.com/product/313801.do?sortby=ourPicks#.UjviEcZJOAg
    It's the only thing that can keep the 38Gs (or 38 Geeeze) under control. Sitting trot? No problem!...
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    http://www.onlyheartsclub.com/horse-and-pony-club/...

    http://www.onlyheartsclub.com/horse-and-pony-club/

    and

    http://juliphorses.co.uk/toy-horses/ though i don't think they ship to the US anymore
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    Too true. I just happen to agree with her...

    Too true. I just happen to agree with her description of the Pessoa System.
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    This website has a great description of why I...

    This website has a great description of why I dislike the Pessoa system (and draw reins)!

    http://www.sustainabledressage.net/tack/gadgets.php
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    To expand on the Tack ID game, have them take...

    To expand on the Tack ID game, have them take bridles apart and put them back together. For even more fun and torture, blindfold them and time it.
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    It shouldn't matter what side the mane lays on,...

    It shouldn't matter what side the mane lays on, ans long as it lays flat on one side.
    I've always heard it has to do with muscle strength. A horses will have a stronger side and weaker side, and...
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    Joe Fargis or Albert Voorn. Both Olympic...

    Joe Fargis or Albert Voorn. Both Olympic medalists, both are VERY kind and wonderful clinicians.
  18. I can't see where it would hurt to make up a...

    I can't see where it would hurt to make up a short DVD of you riding different types of horses to attach to that resume.
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    <3<3<3 title 9!!!That's where I got my Enell. Mine came with instructions: hook the bottom two, shove boobs in, hook a few more, shove boobs in, etc. It even says you won't be able to breathe at...
  20. Try Southern Blues Equestrian Center in...

    Try Southern Blues Equestrian Center in Collierville, TN. They have several students who trailer in for lessons and they have a covered ring.
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    I worked at FedEx Ground (in Damages and Quality...

    I worked at FedEx Ground (in Damages and Quality Assurance) for an eternity, here are my suggestions:

    -YES! Pack it in the smallest possible box!
    -There is no such thing as too much tape!!! Top...
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    I can safely say that Southern Blues is...

    I can safely say that Southern Blues is wonderful, since I've ridden there for, oh, 8 years or so :D

    Collierville is pretty pricey, but a lovely place to live. Especially if you have kids!
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    but DEFINATELY alan owner rule. I rode at a barn...

    but DEFINATELY alan owner rule. I rode at a barn where this woman owned two neurotic mares. She didn't ride, but had one of the juniors at the barn ride them. She kept a notebook and pen on their...
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    About 8 or 9 years ago two of my friends backed a...

    About 8 or 9 years ago two of my friends backed a golf cart into a port-o-john at the hampton classic and knocked it over. Legend has it someone was inside, but they didn't stick around long enough...
  25. As I wave the wand over Brody's head, his urge to...

    As I wave the wand over Brody's head, his urge to gallop through turns dissipates,
    the pining for his turnout buddy (who is still in the field while he, poor baby, is forced into performing...
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