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    I have a two horse slant from which I've removed...

    I have a two horse slant from which I've removed the divider. I used to trailer my old horse SHORT distances saddled, with shipping boots, with either a saddle cover or a sheet covering the...
  2. I think it may be a case of, most barns with 20+...

    I think it may be a case of, most barns with 20+ horses, aren't buying hay in July. The contract for it in the fall, and set their board prices for the coming year. All my board increases have...
  3. Thread: USDF bronze?

    by Sandy M
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    Well, it certainly CAN vary. One level year is...

    Well, it certainly CAN vary. One level year is nice, but most "authorities" opine that the average ammy, not in full training, make take as long as THREE years a level. *shrug*

    I have my 1st and...
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    My horse gets NO grain or sweet feed of any kind....

    My horse gets NO grain or sweet feed of any kind. Hay and a small amount of hay pellets (to give him supplements like probiotics, electrolytes in the summer, etc.) and he's still Mr. ADHD/spooky,...
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    Most horsey themed ones are SO Baaaaad. ...

    Most horsey themed ones are SO Baaaaad.

    However, I'll go with any Dick/Felix Francis one.
    Jane McIllvane McCleary's "A Portion for Foxes"
    Lyndon Stacey's mysteries are pretty good, as are John...
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    Esteban is cute, but I like this commercial (I...

    Esteban is cute, but I like this commercial (I crack up every time!):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Baw-geBstWw
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    I would get kicked out of Pony Club (If I weren't...

    I would get kicked out of Pony Club (If I weren't 69 and not a member) and/or declared a bad horseperson, because: (a) I will take off my horse's bridle WITHOUT having the halter around his neck....
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    While it has now been deleted from his website,...

    While it has now been deleted from his website, Mr. E B-H used to advertise and sell (after he started advocating "cowboy dressage"), a device to tie the horse's head to its tail to "teach it to...
  9. Thread: WWYD??

    by Sandy M
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    I remember reading years ago Christopher Bartle...

    I remember reading years ago Christopher Bartle evented most of his dressage horse to ADVANCED (!) before turning them to straight dressage. I laughed at one comment he made, "I've never had any...
  10. I'm wondering if the "free child care" comments...

    I'm wondering if the "free child care" comments are based on the assumption that mommy does NOT show back up immediately at the end of the lesson, but a hour or more after the lesson has ended? If...
  11. ROFLOL!!! Many years ago, a friend was eventing...

    ROFLOL!!! Many years ago, a friend was eventing Novice (then Pre-Training) on a big, handsome WB-ish looking TB. She got 8s, 9s and a couple of 10s on her test, with a comment from the judge that...
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    LOL. I did a Ride a Test clinic with CDK on my...

    LOL. I did a Ride a Test clinic with CDK on my old horse, and after I rode the test, CDK came down into the arena, patted my horse, and said, "This horse has taught you very well to on the left rein...
  13. LOL. I did have a horse that was, I think, about...

    LOL. I did have a horse that was, I think, about as close to bombproof as they get without being ancient and decrepit. I purchased him at 4.5 and up until about six, he did a few normal, young horse...
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    Ah, a subject NO ONE on this board wants to talk...

    Ah, a subject NO ONE on this board wants to talk about. NOT.

    My beastie is Confetti's Magic Marker (Aul Magic x Confetti's Red Rose), aka "Mark." A 16.2 h.h. copper chestnut with a snowflake...
  15. ^This. As someone who started H/J, morphed into...

    ^This. As someone who started H/J, morphed into an eventer, and then a DQ, I think you will find it easier to "assume the position" in a dressage saddle, and the difference will help differentiate...
  16. Thread: Boarding woes!

    by Sandy M
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    Hmmm... This is kinda interesting. My board...

    Hmmm... This is kinda interesting. My board averages between $625 and $640 a month, stall with paddock, covered arena, three feeds of hay a day. This also includes a monthly parking fee for my...
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    Man, I guess I'll have to give up my Democratic...

    Man, I guess I'll have to give up my Democratic registration and become Libertarian. Required blankets (brand)? Required hardware? BO has a charge for blankets on/blankets off, if requested. ...
  18. I understand that was somewhat the case with...

    I understand that was somewhat the case with Gifted - not only "too big" but also "too much white" for tastes in Europe at the time.
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    I must have the most reasonable riding...

    I must have the most reasonable riding friends/companions in the world. The one who is a pro (but not my trainer) NEVER says a thing when I am riding, except (a) to say something along the lines of...
  20. LOL. When I ride in the evenings after work, I...

    LOL. When I ride in the evenings after work, I usually have the radio on. In the summer, baseball. In the winter, classical music. NEVER country.
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    Eh. I don't even event any more. I'm 69 and a...

    Eh. I don't even event any more. I'm 69 and a DQ, but when I was eventing, I did not own a trailer, and my budget was pretty darned tight, and trailering out on a regular basis to school obstacles...
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    I think it's always been that way. I have a...

    I think it's always been that way. I have a friend who has her silver medal, and she said everyone she knew felt that if they could do 4:3, they might as well move on the PSG. Most of them just...
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    ^This. If I push my horse right through the...

    ^This. If I push my horse right through the corner and ask for a medium, I may or may not be able to hold his back/balance. If I come through the corner, straighten for a stride or two then ask for...
  24. True. There was a recent article in either the...

    True. There was a recent article in either the USDF Connection or Dressage Today, about people who are the up and comers on the west coast. I was momentarily encouraged/heartened (though my...
  25. Clean his stall and groom and saddle himself. (I...

    Clean his stall and groom and saddle himself. (I actually have one that NEVER, EVER poops or pees in his stall. I keep telling the BOs I should have lower board, since he costs them next to nothing...
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