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  1. :eek::eek: My friends and I have been saying for...

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    My friends and I have been saying for YEARS that this is something that is going to happen to us! OMG!


    Yeah, same horses, same people. :lol:


    It honestly is not a difficult...
  2. Wild hogs are MEAN and DANGEROUS! Turning around...

    Wild hogs are MEAN and DANGEROUS! Turning around was very wise! :eek:
  3. :) Well, since you asked.......here's another...

    :)

    Well, since you asked.......here's another one:

    We were about halfway down this mountain on an old logging road. The logging road had been cut out of the side of the mountain, so that on ...
  4. A group of us go on a four day camping trip up in...

    A group of us go on a four day camping trip up in the mountains somewhere every year. And every year, somehow, we end up in at least one life-or-death situation. :rolleyes: I've recounted one of...
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    Sunday Hunting Bill SB 464 "Laid on the Table"...

    Sunday Hunting Bill SB 464 "Laid on the Table" this morning by the House subcommittee on Agriculture.
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    Update on the Legislation Process

    Here is what Blair Krusz, Director of Government Affairs, Virginia Agribusiness Council shared with the Virginia Horse Council, regarding the currentl status of Sunday hunting and what happens...
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    From the VHC: The House Ag Natural Resources...

    From the VHC:

    The House Ag Natural Resources subcommittee tabled 3 of the bills (HB369, HB 921, & HB 989).


    Del Ramadan attempted to modify his bill, HB1002, on the floor to just include...
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    You're welcome. :) :yes:

    You're welcome. :)


    :yes:
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    The Virginia House of Delegates' bill on Sunday...

    The Virginia House of Delegates' bill on Sunday Hunting has died in committee by unanimous vote. So, no new bills on Sunday Hunting........now the House only has to vote on the bill that passed ...
  10. Sticky: New Coggins Regulation for Trail Riders

    I'm not sure if this has been mentioned here yet.......I did search for it a bit but did not see a mention of this, so I'll post it here and update as I get any further information.

    Basically,...
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    It's amazing how much better a trail ride is on...

    It's amazing how much better a trail ride is on horses who have been specifically trained for trail riding. :yes:

    Knowing how to negotiate hills, especially steep, or slippery/muddy hills, bounce...
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    You could take a look at this article...

    You could take a look at this article .......it's not about jigging per se, but it is about wanting to rush home and does have some points and suggestions that would help in this situation.

    I...
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    If it is small and dark, and uncomfortable for...

    If it is small and dark, and uncomfortable for him to stand in and balance in because of it's size (especially if it has one of those "underneath the manger tack rooms" in it that prevent him from...
  14. Thread: Coth app?

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    Don't know if the powers that be know about these...

    Don't know if the powers that be know about these types of apps or not, but the best and easiest to install and easiest for members to use is called "Tappatalk." I have it on my forums, and it's on...
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    I agree. Sounds like this kid is being pushed...

    I agree. Sounds like this kid is being pushed too fast. At that age, no child has the experience necessary to be jumping out of hand. I am a huge critic of using the crest release ALL the time,...
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    Pam Stoneburner does fabulous photography. She's...

    Pam Stoneburner does fabulous photography. She's got a ton of photos from Glenmore Hunt:


    http://pamtalleystoneburnergallery.exposuremanager.com/g/main_gallery
  17. First off, I don't agree with this as a sweeping...

    First off, I don't agree with this as a sweeping statement. And while many times, work from the saddle is best, there are times, I think, when getting off and walking is EXACTLY what often helps. ...
  18. I would change the "10% feed" for a ration...

    I would change the "10% feed" for a ration balancer. A good quality ration balancer will provide all the high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals the pony needs, without any starches or sugars...
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    I am a co-chairman (along with two others) who...

    I am a co-chairman (along with two others) who organize two benefit rides each year for a local therapeutic riding program. We've been doing this for a number of years. Ours is a weekend ride.
    ...
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    Hi, I haven't read all the responses here, but...

    Hi,

    I haven't read all the responses here, but here is some suggestions that may help:

    http://www.themanestreet.com/authors/lauramartlock/askthetrainre/frightenedoftrail.htm
  21. We've seen many bears out on trails around here. ...

    We've seen many bears out on trails around here. We saw one last year no more than 20-30 feet away from us. Came around a bend in the trail and there it sat in the middle of the trail. It stood up...
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    I use a trail bridle, and for lunch stops...

    I use a trail bridle, and for lunch stops (generally about 1/2 hour), I take the bit off and loosen the girth/cinch. If I need to lead or tie for a short time, I'll remove the reins from the bit...
  23. North Mountain Outfitters in Virginia is very...

    North Mountain Outfitters in Virginia is very good. It's guided, but they will take out private parties for the day on easy or hard trails, for whatever amount of time you like. Even overnight...
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    For carrying water, I love my pommel bags (there...

    For carrying water, I love my pommel bags (there are two versions):

    http://www.longridersgear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=79_29_56

    I've used a lot of pommel bags/systems over the years, these...
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    The first one to notice we've encountered...

    The first one to notice we've encountered yellowjackets (most common on trail rides) yells "BEES!!!"

    We run. Very fast.



    Flat, open ground so your horse can run. Very fast. :p:D
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