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  1. Lessons with Nick Larkin ('98 Rolex winner) in Central VA, 6/27-28

    Nick Larkin is planning to come to the Richmond VA area (Maidens, just west of Richmond) to teach lessons on the weekend of 6/27-28 at No Worries Farm. He would like to come to the area regularly,...
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    Yup, I did that this morning, waiting to hear...

    Yup, I did that this morning, waiting to hear back. Thanks!
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    Premium membership

    I paid for a premium membership in order to be able to post an event, but there is no "start new topic" button when I go to that forum. Does it take a bit for the premium membership to be registered?...
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    It is nice to see so many trainers chiming in...

    It is nice to see so many trainers chiming in that care about what happens to their horses. My experience buying an OTTB was not as good as it would have been had it been one of you who was selling....
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    This. Jingles...

    This. Jingles...
  6. My BWP gelding by Nicholas has the best mind of...

    My BWP gelding by Nicholas has the best mind of any horse I have ever known, and my understanding is that this was a characteristic of virtually all of Nic's babies. My boy (Cabana Boy, pictured as...
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    When I went to look at my now 10 yo BWP gelding,...

    When I went to look at my now 10 yo BWP gelding, he was a lanky weanling. His owner/breeder put him in an arena with about a 4'6" board fence along with his pasture mate, an aged pony gelding. The...
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    I have a BWP gelding with what I consider to be a...

    I have a BWP gelding with what I consider to be a very classic head.

    http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f190/tikidoc/218188_1047925714926_1129175141_158801_635_n.jpg

    He is another with the big...
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    I have a Clyde/TB who I absolutely adore. He has...

    I have a Clyde/TB who I absolutely adore. He has the best brain of any horse I have ever known, and never forgets anything he has learned. Easy keeper, great feet. Wonderful work ethic.
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    Probably, but two things would make me nervous...

    Probably, but two things would make me nervous about this place.

    First, the tone sounds like people who don't really enjoy horses. Things like how the horse could "drop dead" tomorrow, just...
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    Assuming this is an accurate representation of...

    Assuming this is an accurate representation of how the trainer reacted to your questions, I would not put money in the pocket of someone who treated me this way. Period. YOU are the customer. Your...
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    I think the comparison is silly. You are paying...

    I think the comparison is silly. You are paying maybe $1-2K for the Finger Lakes horse. The OP is considering paying about twice the median household income in the US for this horse, that has zero...
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    Exactly. We are talking about plunking down...

    Exactly. We are talking about plunking down about twice the average annual household income in the US for an animal with no documentation. Like many others, I don't think I am assuming the worst...
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    This: And this: For that kind of...

    This:



    And this:



    For that kind of money, I would want papers (and therefore documented history), potential breeding animal or not. This trainer sets off alarm bells all over the place.
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    I suppose, but it does not sound like the OP...

    I suppose, but it does not sound like the OP needs all the frills. Sounds like he or she needs a reliable vehicle that can go over fairly rough terrain and is reasonably priced. I think 4WD is...
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    Another vote for the Polaris Ranger. We love...

    Another vote for the Polaris Ranger. We love ours. Reliable, much cheaper than the Gator, and I have not had any issues with it getting anywhere on the property (we have a low end 4wd Ranger). And...
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    Too funny. I saw danceronice's discussion and...

    Too funny. I saw danceronice's discussion and thought "that sounds like Wekiva Springs" - sure enough! I'm no TB pedigree expert, not even close, but my OTTB is also by Wekiva Springs. My boy is a...
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    This was my thought as well. What was agreed...

    This was my thought as well. What was agreed upon when the trainer took the job with you?
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    I saw the suggestion of 4H, might want to check...

    I saw the suggestion of 4H, might want to check with your local Pony Club as well.
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    I have never met her but have heard many say...

    I have never met her but have heard many say similar things about her. I hope she does decide to lead by example, both because she already IS an example for young riders (like it or not, it's...
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    Agreed Not at all. I have quite a good...

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    Not at all. I have quite a good sense of humor, and I suspect riderboy does too. I can't stand it when my kids insult one another and then end the insult with "just kidding". You are...
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    Thanks for clarifying, Reed. I guess I was under...

    Thanks for clarifying, Reed. I guess I was under the assumption that, given that this is in the eventing forum, readers and posters would understand that by "event" I meant 3DE or horse trial. I...
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    I think several on the board have made a pretty...

    I think several on the board have made a pretty good argument that what the upper level riders do affects the sport as a whole. She is a big part of the face of eventing, and if she does something...
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    Really, how is that helpful to the conversation?...

    Really, how is that helpful to the conversation? I think for the most part, those who are pro-helmet have been well reasoned in their explanation of their opinions.
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    Simkie, I have seen it today, so it's still up. ...

    Simkie, I have seen it today, so it's still up. And yes, it creeps me out too. I also scroll quickly, and as a result have no idea what it is advertising.
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