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    This! Assuming it doesn't cause issue with your...

    This! Assuming it doesn't cause issue with your parents, why don't you use your extra cash and pick up a temporary half lease on another horse?

    This way, you allow the lease on your own horse to...
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    I almost cringe to write this, because I'm sure...

    I almost cringe to write this, because I'm sure the days of this being acceptable have passed... However,

    When I was a kid, my trainer took bailing twine and tied my stirrups to the girth. When...
  3. Golf cart rental at the horse show! Scratch...

    Golf cart rental at the horse show!

    Scratch that, for $1,000, the whole golf cart!

    Also, instead of a set of stadium jumps, how about a set of cavalettis?!
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    It sounds like, from your perspective, that you...

    It sounds like, from your perspective, that you will get very little benefit to the horse's 3 foot 'downgrade.' However, I think you're not giving enough weight to some other benefits you might...
  5. A few ideas that pop off the top of my head: ...

    A few ideas that pop off the top of my head:

    (*) Pony Club / 4-H / Girl Scout meetings
    (*) Annual barn Christmas party (white elephant gift exchange!)
    (*) Large pizza orders for anyone in the...
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    Question: If you don't lease out the horse to...

    Question:
    If you don't lease out the horse to these people, what is the horse going to do for the summer? Is the horse for sale? Are you going to 'have' show the horse if these people don't? I...
  7. Poll: I have done it and will not do it again. It just...

    I have done it and will not do it again. It just isn't the same -

    (*) Even as an adult, the show office treats you differently when you show up without a trainer. That can go for the in-gate ppl...
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    As for this, depending on the video quality (and...

    As for this, depending on the video quality (and price) - absolutely! Good audio quality would be a must too. I'm not sure how necessary it would be to hear 'outside' comments (rider's/auditor's...
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    COMPLETELY agree with this. In fact, I think...

    COMPLETELY agree with this. In fact, I think that whoever hosts the clinic has a responsibility to keep people of the appropriate level together (or simply keep them out of the clinic). I audited a...
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    Question: Are the kids supposed to "ride" or...

    Question: Are the kids supposed to "ride" or just "sit"?

    I was always under the impression that the child should be doing the work, while the handler guided the pony. Obviously, there would need...
  11. How big is IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian...

    How big is IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) in Jupiter, FL? I believe those kids start competing on an equestrian team in middle school (6th grade, when a child is about 10 or 11 years...
  12. My first horse was a 3 year old Appendix QH; I did not yet know how to canter.

    My riding 'career' started in a small town where less than talented local trainers continually ruled in a Napoleon-like manner and there weren't any BNTs around to call their bluff.

    That being...
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    When do you insure your babies?

    Let's say your youngster is 3-4-5 years old...

    You've kept them this long because you see something special, but at this age they haven't really done anything super special just yet. However,...
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    Thank you!

    Just to cap this thread off, you are correct. I was speaking about doses. Thank you to everyone who responded. You have shed some serious light on a very technical / medical aspect of breeding...
  15. Horse Shows By the Bay - Hands down, favorite-...

    Horse Shows By the Bay - Hands down, favorite- great if you have to use vacation time for a horse show; Week one and two were the best. Downside - hotels are pricey and vacation rentals are hard to...
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    How to keep breeding costs down?

    When we began breeding, I expected there to be costs - 'Stud Fee,' 'Vet Fees,' 'Breed Registration Fees & Paperwork.' However, what I've discovered to be the most burdensome and frustrating part of...
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    So, if a horse under the ownership of an LLC were...

    So, if a horse under the ownership of an LLC were to get loose and cause damage to another party, would an LLC ownership structure provide any protection to the 'head' of the LLC's personal assets?
    ...
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    I LOVE this thread. It's so common to see horses...

    I LOVE this thread. It's so common to see horses owned by non-personal entities at the horseshows. I have always wondered what the thought processes were for each.

    So, just out of curiousity, I...
  19. A favorite tack shop owner of mine had (has?) a...

    A favorite tack shop owner of mine had (has?) a dog named "Maclay."
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    Question - Why would the 'typical' derby horses...

    Question - Why would the 'typical' derby horses not jump around as well at 3'3"? Maybe I'm missing something here...

    Perhaps 3'3" is exactly where the course needed to be set at in order to...
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    Equine.com

    Equine.com seems like a very popular choice. Has anyone had experience (positive or negative) with Equine.com's different packages? Specifically, has anyone used the "Guaranteed Ad"?

    Guaranteed...
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    That's a really good point. I've gotten the...

    That's a really good point.

    I've gotten the impression that Dreamhorse has a very high volume - maybe (from what you're saying) not a lot of actual sale success though? Have you found both...
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    Online Sales Websites

    I am interested to know: WHICH ONLINE SALES WEBSITES ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AT SELLING [fill in the blank]?

    I realize that this thread, in one form or another, has been scattered across the...
  24. It took me forever to make the connection that...

    It took me forever to make the connection that several post-ers are making on this thread --> BAD POSTURE OFF THE HORSE EQUALS BAD EQ/POSTURE ON THE HORSE.

    A quick Google on "Improve Posture"...
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    I would love to hear other people's ideas on this...

    I would love to hear other people's ideas on this one! Here are some suggestions I've discovered along the way (although a few of these won't necessarily apply to your situation):

    < Skip the...
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