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  1. I'm so relieved that she switched from the circus...

    I'm so relieved that she switched from the circus music she had before. I used to watch her freestyle videos on mute because I just couldn't take it.

    This pair is so lovely to watch. I replayed...
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    It's important that our hands are out in front of...

    It's important that our hands are out in front of us (not in our laps). If our body conformation allows us to have our hands out in front of the pommel, then fabulous. But if we're built like a...
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    I think it's also natural for TBs but I'm yet...

    I think it's also natural for TBs but I'm yet find a judge that finds it charming. ??
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    One of my most serious trailering rules - if I...

    One of my most serious trailering rules - if I start out late I have to accept that I'm going to arrive even later.

    It's not the horses' (or anyone else's) fault that I loaded up behind schedule...
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    If he was mine I would keep his feed quite simple...

    If he was mine I would keep his feed quite simple - lots of grass hay and maybe a little alfalfa to help w weight (no oat hay), rice bran, grass hay and/or alfalfa pellets fed w the rice bran, a...
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    Dip your hands in your horse's water before you...

    Dip your hands in your horse's water before you touch them. Touch your horse's neck, shoulder, hip, wherever with your wet hands. On particularly dry days you might have to dip your hands twice. ...
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    Seriously, this.

    Seriously, this.
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    I also have to ride after work and I like to...

    I also have to ride after work and I like to think I've embraced riding in the dark over the last 10 years. There are actually a few upsides to being a member of 'the last people at the barn' crowd....
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    For an issue that comes & goes - yes. I may be...

    For an issue that comes & goes - yes. I may be projecting because this is exactly what happened to my horse: lameness then rest then sound. Light ride, still sound. Back into light work - not...
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    Did you really take the time to write "not a lot...

    Did you really take the time to write "not a lot of green" about a picture of a desert area that is in the middle of a drought? Stay east, you'd hate it here.
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    I bought a very young horse that is & was a...

    I bought a very young horse that is & was a grinder. A vet said it just needed its teeth floated and it would stop. Twelve years later? Still grinding. It's been so long I can detect different...
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    2008 & 2009 are recent history. If you made that...

    2008 & 2009 are recent history. If you made that statement during those years it would be really hurtful because of the tens of thousands of people that were laid off or downsized during that time. ...
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    Then you really wouldn't have liked my unedited...

    Then you really wouldn't have liked my unedited version.
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    There is video somewhere of Charlotte & Valegro...

    There is video somewhere of Charlotte & Valegro in a warm up in Florida (prior to the OG). V was being quite hot and reactive in that arena at that time. Of course she rode him beautifully and kept...
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    No, no, no, no, no, no, no. She'd kill the...

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
    She'd kill the spark that makes Ginny special.
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    This guy takes his calls quite seriously. But...

    This guy takes his calls quite seriously. But why would one want to replicate a rodent distress call?
  17. OP, We have the same horse, but mine is no...

    OP,
    We have the same horse, but mine is no longer a young one. We used to struggle w the same issues, and now after a long rehab we have to work through them again.
    Lots & lots of transitions will...
  18. Schleese w an adjustable tree. My horse's top...

    Schleese w an adjustable tree. My horse's top line is the same as you described and she has zero tolerance for a little too wide or a little too narrow. She needs broad panels in back and high...
  19. I was looking at a very green 4-5 year old...

    I was looking at a very green 4-5 year old several years ago and online the mare seemed conformationally perfect. In person she toed in a bit.

    I took pictures and called my vet for his opinion...
  20. Thread: Show Jumping

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    There's a picture...

    There's a picture http://horsejunkiesunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/745-F4-Course-Walk.jpg of McLain walking the course w Beezie today.
    I love it.
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    You should try both - but I'm a similar...

    You should try both - but I'm a similar height/size and I can't ride in an Albion. They put me in a bad position and make my low back hurt.
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    I'm in NorCal too and I've paid a first & last...

    I'm in NorCal too and I've paid a first & last month board when I moved into two different barns. But it should have been explained up front.
    Where are you (generally) in NorCal?
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    AL scored a 72 in team competition and her score...

    AL scored a 72 in team competition and her score contributed to the US' fourth place finish.

    I hate it when I have very marginal rides like that.
  24. Thread: Cross Country

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    I thought she finished after her stops - I think...

    I thought she finished after her stops - I think I read somewhere she was eliminated after finishing. And if she was eliminated on course why continue?
    Maybe I have pieces of the info wrong. Are...
  25. Thread: Cross Country

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    Does anyone know the details on Hawley and Gin &...

    Does anyone know the details on Hawley and Gin & Juice?
    Hoping Ginny is ok.
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