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    Agree 100%. I am a H/J person who volunteers as...

    Agree 100%. I am a H/J person who volunteers as a jump judge approx 6 times a year at CHP. Several years ago, 2 -- 3 people per day would say "thank you for volunteering" as they did their course...
  2. New Jersey.... OTTB..... Winter........

    New Jersey.... OTTB..... Winter..... Outdoors.....

    = Wait until spring.

    (Or buy a treadmill)

    :D
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    There is a big difference between a "grass ring"...

    There is a big difference between a "grass ring" and a "grass arena" (for lack of better terminology).

    To me, a grass ring is a field with a fence around it. The benefit/detriment depends on the...
  4. Too bad Michael Matz didn't come out for this...

    Too bad Michael Matz didn't come out for this class. For many years he was the top jumper rider in the US -- and was ranked high in the world standings. He went to the Olympics several times and...
  5. Back in the day when TBs ruled the hunter...

    Back in the day when TBs ruled the hunter division, there were tons of "daisy cutters" This horse is not one, nor will he ever be. There are probably hundreds of Tbs out there who move like this...
  6. 3 words: Leg into hand.

    3 words:

    Leg into hand.
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    You can't build a topline until a horse learns...

    You can't build a topline until a horse learns how to come through from behind. Once he learns to bring his hind legs up under his body and use his hind end to propel himself, then his back will...
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    There is a 2003 TB named Seeyounexttuesday. ...

    There is a 2003 TB named Seeyounexttuesday. Obviously the US JC does need to say the submitted names out loud before approving them.

    Or maybe the JC is a bunch of old fuddy duddys who have no...
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    There is a way to check on a horse's history in...

    There is a way to check on a horse's history in Europe -- EVERY horse who crosses the pond comes with a passport. If giving the passport # as part of registering the horse with the USEF /USHJA was...
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    Once you come over to hunterland, make it a point...

    Once you come over to hunterland, make it a point to refine your eye so you can tell a *perfect* round from a round which got all the right spots and had perfect lead changes. To an educated eye,...
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    I think a lot of people cross post. But they put...

    I think a lot of people cross post. But they put at the bottom of the posts: "Cross posted to _____" so people will know they have seen it on the other forum and will not read it twice.
  12. My boy Petey is/was very girthy. When I...

    My boy Petey is/was very girthy. When I started him, he was very easy to do the flat/lunging training. But when I got on him!!!!! The first 2 times I rode him, I did not make the "eight second...
  13. I am a real traditionalist when it comes to horse...

    I am a real traditionalist when it comes to horse pastures. And I guess I am a fencing snob. too. :D If I see boards on the outside of the posts I think "There are some more newbies moving to the...
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    Yes, Yes, 1000 times yes to windows. Of course,...

    Yes, Yes, 1000 times yes to windows.
    Of course, I do not think windows are enough. My stalls have dutch doors to the outside and openings into the aisle where they can stick their heads out to see...
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    Yes, it rarely gets that cold in NC. I am...

    Yes, it rarely gets that cold in NC. I am thinking of giving a heated coat to friends who live in the North (where I came from, so I know how miserable it can be riding in the cold).

    I might also...
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    Perry brought a horse to me from Edmonton,...

    Perry brought a horse to me from Edmonton, Alberta. The horse was picked up by another hauler (Perry arranged all this) and was taken to a facility for a day, until the Perry van came through to...
  17. Looking at it from another perspective: You...

    Looking at it from another perspective:

    You have a contract with the Lessee (you are the Lessor). However, IMO, the trainer was probably the guiltiest party in this whole mess. Ask your attorney...
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    I like the idea that you can turn it off when you...

    I like the idea that you can turn it off when you are riding and then turn it back on when you get off. Also the 3 different levels of heat. You can walk around on HI and then go to MED or LOW when...
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    Heated Jackets/Parkas for riding?

    I know I live in a cave, but I did not know that there were so many brands of heated jackets. Most of them promise 6 hours of warmth and a 30 minute recharge. If you get a second battery, can you...
  20. To me she looks like she has more potential as a...

    To me she looks like she has more potential as a dressage horse than an eventer.

    She is more uphill than 90% of OTTB's. She can be framed up easily. She has movement which is "out in front"...
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    I completely apologize to those who took offense...

    I completely apologize to those who took offense at my post.

    I had known this information for days, and did not disclose it until I knew the details were being disseminated to others. I am sorry...
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    More details are coming out. The horse she was...

    More details are coming out. The horse she was riding had a habit of dropping a shoulder and spinning when frightened.

    When she was found, there were a lot of hoof prints in the area, indicating...
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    PPS: Leslie was in very good health. However,...

    PPS: Leslie was in very good health. However, she was 72 andshe was (finally) realizing that she had to acknowledge her age.

    To the posters who said that she had no intention of giving up riding...
  24. A rule change such as you mentioned is...

    A rule change such as you mentioned is unenforcealable. Ky, Cal and Fla (and possibly others) already have such laws -- So you are lucky if you are buying/selling in one of those states and you...
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    As a longtime friend of Leslie (RIP my friend), I...

    As a longtime friend of Leslie (RIP my friend), I know the horses she was talking about. One of them will only give you a clean lead change if you know how balance him up before you ask for it -- he...
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