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  1. I give this horse a nod for having nice rhythm as...

    I give this horse a nod for having nice rhythm as this stage, he looks fresh off the track and kept on "rough" conditions ie not blanketed so we have to look past hair and lack of polish and see what...
  2. I love STB racing and STBs in general. Standards...

    I love STB racing and STBs in general. Standards are tough, sane, athletic, and have such a desire to be around people. The avg racing STB averages around 30 starts a year and the "Grand Circuit" or...
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    I never blamed her husband and son for her mental...

    I never blamed her husband and son for her mental illness, just that when they left her, she lost her support system for her mental illness.

    I HAVE stepped up, I'm working with one of the rescues...
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    This situation is just horrible for a lot of...

    This situation is just horrible for a lot of reasons, her ex Ron Waples and her son Matt have nothing to do with her. It is probably a reason why Monica started seriously losing her grip on reality 3...
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    By "handlers" I mean nurse maids to keep her...

    By "handlers" I mean nurse maids to keep her episodes to a minimum. It was after her divorce that she really degraded mental health wise.

    She had a huge sponsor in Sweden, and I'm not sure if she...
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    For the record, for at least a year and a half...

    For the record, for at least a year and a half the official Standardbred organizations were pushing for those horses to be moved from Monica's possession. Monica was denied stalls at tracks and...
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    It really depends on what your friend is looking...

    It really depends on what your friend is looking for. Easiest way is to find a consistent claimer and look at the programs. I throw out the "big barn" trainers, and look at the smaller outfits but...
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    Just some personal things that go back a few...

    Just some personal things that go back a few years, and no I got the right Frenchman.
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    Tonalist is a fantastic horse, I just have a...

    Tonalist is a fantastic horse, I just have a serious dislike for his trainer as he can be a slimeball at times.
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    I have an OTSTB and cross training is what we do...

    I have an OTSTB and cross training is what we do as he is super versatile and athletic. He is training for Limited Distance rides, he also gaits under saddle so we do gaited dressage training (we...
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    Chewbacca you give me hope for my guy !! I'll...

    Chewbacca you give me hope for my guy !! I'll probably start my CDEs with my Shetland as she is "easy" as far as rating and wearing a closed bridle (my STB cannot be closed up he gets really unruly...
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    Poll: Ride On Curlin is a serious threat in this race,...

    Ride On Curlin is a serious threat in this race, if he gets a clean race and the pace is suicidal, he could be a spoiler.

    I am rooting for CA Chrome, he is a seriously good horse with an old...
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    When I started conditioning Standardbred...

    When I started conditioning Standardbred racehorses, our goal was to gradually ask for Long Slow Distance work and then add speed/anaerobic conditioning. I moved that attitude over to my pleasure...
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    Mr Prospector was owned by Butch Savin under his...

    Mr Prospector was owned by Butch Savin under his AISCO Stables and if my really faulty memory is correct, his racing colors were red and blue.

    Mr. Prospector had the unfortunate luck of being...
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    Mr Prospector was owned by Butch Savin under his...

    Mr Prospector was owned by Butch Savin under his AISCO Stables and if my really faulty memory is correct, his racing colors were red and blue.

    Mr. Prospector had the unfortunate luck of being...
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    I spent time on both STB and TB tracks and yes,...

    I spent time on both STB and TB tracks and yes, there is a difference in how shoers are judged. Not every TB farrier but a few of them are 20 min wonders and I've seen a lot of farriers shape the...
  17. I was honored to see her race, was at the Red...

    I was honored to see her race, was at the Red Mile for her World Record mile. While she never threw anything close to her talent, she didn't have to, she was an amazing racemare and a joy to watch. ...
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    Buck22 yes he is! He is not an easy horse but...

    Buck22 yes he is! He is not an easy horse but that is part of his charm :) He was a very successful racehorse with 124 strarts and even a few wins in local stakes races. He carries himself as a...
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    My guys biggest fault is his nonratability. His...

    My guys biggest fault is his nonratability. His stride is huge and so effortless but when I ask for more collection he can only collect so far before he breaks stride and goes into a singlefoot. I...
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    Holy crap, I'm going to have a seriously hard...

    Holy crap, I'm going to have a seriously hard time getting my guy to slow down that much. I have a huge 16.2 OTSTB that his "easy jog" is around 10 mph his top cruising speed is around 20 mph, when...
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    I'd start with a bit guard and maybe changing...

    I'd start with a bit guard and maybe changing down to a more narrow bit. I'd get a narrow bit and maybe put a small layer of latex over it. Also, if it's only on one side I may also look at some...
  22. Thanks on the Kingston, may have found a cart...

    Thanks on the Kingston, may have found a cart that fits our needs, the free shipping really is a good bonus. Found one with solid tires so will hopefully be ordering it by the end of the month.

    I...
  23. Yup, helping to "clean tack" after training hours...

    Yup, helping to "clean tack" after training hours must have gotten her some pretty good dinners :)
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    Two words "gaited horse" :) My right ankle is...

    Two words "gaited horse" :)

    My right ankle is my weakest link due to a bad sprain years ago playing tennis. I taped my ankle before really long rides but normally a tight paddock boot with half...
  25. I agree katby, my guy has stepped on water...

    I agree katby, my guy has stepped on water bottles and he is pretty non reactive about it, but he raced on the harness circuit until he was 9 so he has had a long learning curve on picking up his...
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