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  1. Denny always gives me something to think about...

    Denny always gives me something to think about with respect to my riding and my horse. I have a wonderful 8 y.o. Dutch Warmblood mare that I bred. First I will say that she is my baby and not going...
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    Will definitely be at Rolex. Looking forward to...

    Will definitely be at Rolex. Looking forward to seeing everyone -- FlightCheck, Scubed, LAZ, etc. I will also being volunteering at Flutie's Wayne Eventing Derby -- please ask for better weather,...
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    There is also Oros in Batavia. It is at the...

    There is also Oros in Batavia. It is at the corner of Randall Road and Wilson. Really nice folks.
  4. My personal opinion is that any time in the...

    My personal opinion is that any time in the saddle is good time no matter how limited it might be.

    I am in the same boat to a degree. I went back to work the first of the year for my husband on...
  5. We posted at the same time with the same thought....

    We posted at the same time with the same thought. :-)
  6. With a trainer being that adamant about specific...

    With a trainer being that adamant about specific brands, my first thought would be that he/she was getting a kick-back from the manufacturer. This scenario is totally ridiculous especially for a kid...
  7. Burgie: Several years ago, a friend of mine...

    Burgie:

    Several years ago, a friend of mine had a mare that was very temperamental, reactive, and just a witch. She found that she had tumor on an ovary. Once she had it removed, it did make all...
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    If you want to show and that is the level that...

    If you want to show and that is the level that you are comfortable at this point, then do it. No matter what class you are in, more than likely there will be some high-dollar horses that cart their...
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    I rode at the show last week in your ring. You...

    I rode at the show last week in your ring. You were wonderful!!! Wish everyone was as nice as you.

    I am an old eventer with a hunter princess horse, so have ventured to the H/J world for the...
  10. Great article and photos. Congratulations!!!

    Great article and photos. Congratulations!!!
  11. It is never too old to start something new. Just...

    It is never too old to start something new. Just be realistic in your goals and know that your body is not the same as it was in your teens or twenties. I rode western as a kid, had a 25-year break...
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    So very sad to hear this news. I always looked...

    So very sad to hear this news. I always looked forward to her posts. I did not know her other than through the forum, but she did touch my life.

    Rest In Peace, Leena. You will be missed. Yes,...
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    I have been following this thread and it is so...

    I have been following this thread and it is so disappointing to see a program meant to reward bringing along young horses turn into a bastardized avenue to skirt the intent of the program to reap the...
  14. Per Peter Menet, the Amerigo designer, the close...

    Per Peter Menet, the Amerigo designer, the close contact will fit a more TB-type horse and the DJ (deep jumping) will fit a WB-type. I have a DJ that is about ten years old and I still love the...
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    Isn't that always the case when there is...

    Isn't that always the case when there is significant money involved? It really puts those nice true pre-green horses at a disadvantage when showing against the "professional pre-green" horses. ...
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    I can understand a short wait for a trainer;...

    I can understand a short wait for a trainer; however, it is rude to keep the rest of the riders waiting to finish the division while a late trainer is giving his/her student a half hour lesson before...
  17. Keg-A-Bacchus - IDCTA has been running the...

    Keg-A-Bacchus - IDCTA has been running the mini-event championships for years. The show has always run a regular mini-event in conjunction with the championships, so if a horse/rider did not qualify...
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    Sorry you could not make it. Would have loved...

    Sorry you could not make it. Would have loved seeing you!!! Great to see many folks I haven't seen in a long time and catch up.

    I have to say Daniel was wonderful. The morning presenation...
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    Dags had a good recommendation in looking in the...

    Dags had a good recommendation in looking in the Lake Forest/Gurnee/Wadsworth and southern WI areas. Since you are wanting to jump outside of lessons or not be tied to lessons, I would look more to...
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    Hate to tell you, but it happened to me without...

    Hate to tell you, but it happened to me without bell boots, so we now ride with them. I was cantering my mare and she caught a hind toe on the back of her front foot shoe. We both hit the ground. ...
  21. Your pony is seriously cute. I was one of the...

    Your pony is seriously cute. I was one of the jump judges at fence 6 where you had to let the faster horse pass. You looked like you were having a ball!!! That's what it's all about. The ribbon...
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    Well, at present, I am delving into the H/J...

    Well, at present, I am delving into the H/J world. I bred my LL eventing horse when I was 51. She had a fabulous filly that I worked with just about every day and had a ball raising her. My mare...
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    When I read it, I wondered what the author was...

    When I read it, I wondered what the author was smoking. You can bet most professionals are getting plenty from their clients and now she wants to tack on even more.

    Frankly, many of the pros need...
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    Went to Brownland for the first time this year. ...

    Went to Brownland for the first time this year. What a great facility, nice people and the competitors' party was unbelieveable. Just wish it had been a little cooler. :-)

    I also love Trader's...
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    You and your horse look wonderful, and nice...

    You and your horse look wonderful, and nice bridle. I too have had issues with my Vespucci noseband. It broke at the buckle. World Equestrian Brands did replace the noseband with a snotty note...
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