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  1. I too thought TS had a lock on it. Would love to...

    I too thought TS had a lock on it. Would love to know what transpired!
  2. If you're smoking at my barn, it had better be ...

    If you're smoking at my barn, it had better be because you are on fire. Otherwise, nope.
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    That's an unbeatable deal from the community...

    That's an unbeatable deal from the community college. I would take advantage of it, take the business classes, fit a part time job in and give myself the two years to a. gain some perspective on a...
  4. I use googlemaps of the area near the show...

    I use googlemaps of the area near the show grounds in Wellington. A lot of these are 2-4 acre properties, and it's amazing how efficiently they are laid out.
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    I was there years ago, camped overnite on my way...

    I was there years ago, camped overnite on my way home from Harrisburg so it was about this time of year. First let me say that only two places have affected me in an other-wordly, spiritual way--the...
  6. I'm a BO and I would return the deposit. Good...

    I'm a BO and I would return the deposit. Good will and all that stuff.
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    Mine is YIPPYIO. For the cowgirl in me :)

    Mine is YIPPYIO. For the cowgirl in me :)
  8. Thread: tack noseband

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    You can make one yourself, with zip ties. Tie...

    You can make one yourself, with zip ties. Tie them to an old noseband with the little plastic knob on the inside, trimmed off. Use as few or as many as you like.
  9. I live in Sarasota for the winter, and Fox Lea in...

    I live in Sarasota for the winter, and Fox Lea in Venice (about 22 miles south) is my go-to place for horsey stuff. They have lots of shows, from dressage to breed shows, to USEF shows with good...
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    GMP, thank you so much for the information. I...

    GMP, thank you so much for the information. I think I'll make my first trip there by car! I usually go to Savannah once or twice during the winter to see my grandson at SCAD, so will make a longer...
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    I will be driving a large motorhome from the...

    I will be driving a large motorhome from the midwest to Florida in November, and would love to check out the Tryon area. However, I have ZERO experience driving in mountains, and the thought of it...
  12. We did it years ago. You don't want to drag them,...

    We did it years ago. You don't want to drag them, especially up a gravel driveway! Our truck driver was kind enough to back into our arena, and we pulled each bag off with our skid steer and a chain,...
  13. There are a lot of folks riding in black tack....

    There are a lot of folks riding in black tack. It's a great option if your equipment has darkened over time, and there is a lady here in MN who dyes them for around $500.
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    I just take a clean muck basket, place it in the...

    I just take a clean muck basket, place it in the dressing room if there is one, or in the back of your vehicle. Line it with a heavy duty garbage bag, fill with water, then tie the top shut. When you...
  15. La Quinta on Newtown--inexpensive, great staff,...

    La Quinta on Newtown--inexpensive, great staff, and pet friendly.
  16. Thread: World champion?

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    There are 4 AQHA World Championship shows held...

    There are 4 AQHA World Championship shows held every year--Youth, Amateur, Select(over 50), and Open. If a horse wins a class at any one of them, they are a AQHA World Champion. If they come in...
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    Get on google maps and find the area around the...

    Get on google maps and find the area around the Palm Beach Int. Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. There are hundreds of 2 to 10 acre horse properties, with every layout you could imagine, and lots...
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    My daughter, who is a professional horse trainer...

    My daughter, who is a professional horse trainer with her own barn, trailers the customers horses herself. There is no doubt that hers is a commercial enterprise.
    When the time came to upgrade...
  19. Start planning ahead for the World Cup in Vegas,...

    Start planning ahead for the World Cup in Vegas, April 2015. It will be here before you know it, and ticket packages are already being offered.
  20. Try Christie Britt at Bit-By-Bit Farm in Suffolk...

    Try Christie Britt at Bit-By-Bit Farm in Suffolk VA
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    If you're trapped by another polar vortex this...

    If you're trapped by another polar vortex this weekend and need some entertainment, please find her story about riding the horse no one else could ride and getting hit by a car and landing in a ditch...
  22. Thread: Fake Show Tail

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    Custom Tails is the absolute best!

    Custom Tails is the absolute best!
  23. Western dressage is becoming more popular and...

    Western dressage is becoming more popular and there are some nice saddles being designed. Maybe a google search would turn up something that would work.
  24. Thread: Concealed Carry

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    I have had one in Minnesota for 10 years--did it...

    I have had one in Minnesota for 10 years--did it because MN passed a law making it possible and I was bored and thought it would be fun. Took a class, passed, bought a gun and the next time I saw the...
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    I just bought SleepPhones for all the grandkids...

    I just bought SleepPhones for all the grandkids for Christmas. They are a soft headband with speakers. www.sleepphones.com
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