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    I'm 37 and have my horses at home, ride alone,...

    I'm 37 and have my horses at home, ride alone, show alone, train alone so have nothing really to compare to!

    Except maybe foxhunting. I do foxhunt and the majority of the women I hunt with are...
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    My horse was orphaned at 28 days. My employer at...

    My horse was orphaned at 28 days. My employer at the time owned the dam so the days I was working, I bottle fed her. Her companion was a mini donk until I brought her home, where her companions...
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    Hey OP, late to the party. :) I this Mystic...

    Hey OP, late to the party. :) I this Mystic Oaks reply is the best one on this thread. Wise words!

    I bought a Friesian weanling 13 years ago because I fell in love with HER. I had no specific...
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    $500 per year, juniors are significantly less. ...

    $500 per year, juniors are significantly less. Capping $45 during formal season. Late Spring/Early Summer cubbing as well as late summer cubbing beginning in August. Formal season ends just after...
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    Short of not wearing spurs I'm not sure of a...

    Short of not wearing spurs I'm not sure of a solution. What if you capped your spurs with neoprene type material? That might lube with sweat and glide over his sides rather than rub.
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    Friesian. Like trail riding a Rolls Royce. :)

    Friesian. Like trail riding a Rolls Royce. :)
  7. Thread: Hunt Video

    by Daatje
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    Me too! I must have watched it 20 times on...

    Me too! I must have watched it 20 times on Sunday. :)
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    This season I mixed Apple Pie Liqueur with 94...

    This season I mixed Apple Pie Liqueur with 94 proof rum. That was yummy. :)
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    Oh, Vaquero, that made me laugh! :lol: It was a...

    Oh, Vaquero, that made me laugh! :lol: It was a wondeful day and one of the best hunts this season, if not a bit blustery/cold!
  10. Thread: Hit a hole!!

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    Ouch! No experience, but lots of well wishes for...

    Ouch! No experience, but lots of well wishes for a quick recovery!
  11. Thread: Hunt Video

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    Hunt Video

    We had a videographer out at our hunt last Saturday. She put together personalized footage for anyone who wanted to buy a DVD. I bought one (of course!).

    I'm on the Friesian, 2nd to last in 1st...
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    Home

    Oh definitely at home. With the couch and entertainment system we have, going to the movies just seems cold and uncomfortable. :)
  13. 3 lifers in my barn. :)

    12 year old Friesian, owned for 12 years and would never dream of selling.

    20 year old Miniature mare, owned for 20 years, to sell her would be unthinkable.

    30 year old Miniature gelding, owned...
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    Hermein, so very sorry for your loss. :(

    Hermein, so very sorry for your loss. :(
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    Thanks Paradox! I was so thrilled to have that...

    Thanks Paradox! I was so thrilled to have that photo taken. We never seem to get great shots of us in action. :)
  16. It's been 28 years since I've been to the Black...

    It's been 28 years since I've been to the Black Hills, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

    South Dakota Cowgirl summarizes it beautifully.

    Sincerest condolences to all who have lost so...
  17. Confrontation comes naturally to some people,...

    Confrontation comes naturally to some people, others not so much.

    OP, it sounds like you knew something was very wrong in how your horse was being handled. You tried to stop it, but your efforts...
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    My horse was orphaned at 4 weeks of age. Her dam...

    My horse was orphaned at 4 weeks of age. Her dam coliced, they opted for surgery. The anesthesia killed her before they even cut her open. Super sensitive to it, they are. My mare will never go...
  19. Poll: I have a Silverado 1500 that I pull my Elite 2...

    I have a Silverado 1500 that I pull my Elite 2 horse w/dressing room. Always had weight distribution bars on my hitch. Well worth it. Perhaps I wouldn't need them with a bigger truck, but an ounce...
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    I've had my girl for all of her 12 years and...

    I've had my girl for all of her 12 years and worked for the barn she was born at for a couple of years. I've worked closely with quite a few of them ages ranging from newborn, yearlings, 2nd year,...
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    OMG, she's my hero! I have wanted to buzz my...

    OMG, she's my hero! I have wanted to buzz my head for years now but the DH won't let me. :-\
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    That's horrible. Tragic for the horse -...

    That's horrible.

    Tragic for the horse - didn't ask to be ridden in harms way
    Tragic for the truck driver - can't avoid what you can't see
    Tragic for the family she left behind....

    Poor...
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    I feel your pain, OP. Been there. I am the...

    I feel your pain, OP. Been there. I am the owner that hauls slow, starts slow, stops slow, corners slow and I don't give 2 hairy rats behinds about how upset the ignorant, unskilled, thoughtless,...
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    I agree with Equibrit. Dressage schooling for...

    I agree with Equibrit. Dressage schooling for strength and balance is essential.

    To answer your question about approaching jumps: it generally goes better if the horse is balanced up and in tune...
  25. Thread: Breed Bias

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    You, Blair, are an excellent judge of character! ...

    You, Blair, are an excellent judge of character! I've been saying this about Friesians for years, and I've ridden a LOT of Friesians and owned one for the past 12 years.

    However, my biggest...
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