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    I think this is one of those issues were an...

    I think this is one of those issues were an adversarial approach will make matters worse, not better. As previous posters have mentioned, the stand is not on your property and hunters have the right...
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    I am in Central Virginia, and we're a bit...

    I am in Central Virginia, and we're a bit fanatical about maintaining our pastures for grazing - so much so, that at certain times of year, all three horses wear grazing muzzles. They are all...
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    My worst clinic experience? Having a BNT...

    My worst clinic experience?

    Having a BNT dressage instructor insist that my TB did not warm up correctly. I was polite and receptive, explained repeatedly what I thought worked for the horse...
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    Virginia also changed the rules for Farm Use tags...

    Virginia also changed the rules for Farm Use tags pack in July 2013. A Farm Use truck now must be at least a 3/4 ton truck, 1/2 tons can not be used.

    We found this out when a state trooper...
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    I tried out for Jeopardy! this time time last...

    I tried out for Jeopardy! this time time last year, went to an in person audition and theoretically am in the candidate pool, but Alex hasn't called. :-(

    I took the online test again this year,...
  6. If you have any concerns about him at all around...

    If you have any concerns about him at all around hounds, I would really recommend carrying a hound whip (get the horse used to it before carrying it around hounds) so you can let the lash down when...
  7. I had a sensitive, anxious older OTTB who would...

    I had a sensitive, anxious older OTTB who would have been anyone's last choice to make a hunting horse and he turned out to be fabulous. As long as his two rules were strictly obeyed (that is, stay...
  8. I ordered one from SmartPak, and it has shipped...

    I ordered one from SmartPak, and it has shipped already!

    I will post about pony child's reaction when I present it.

    Thanks, everyone!
  9. You all are awesome. I don't have my old photos...

    You all are awesome. I don't have my old photos scanned electronically, so you will have to take my word that in photos circa 1973, I was wearing canary britches, a tweed Harry Hall, and a...
  10. Awesome thread! Thanks for the laughs, Nick and...

    Awesome thread! Thanks for the laughs, Nick and Supershorty!
  11. thanks for the link, May! There are some great...

    thanks for the link, May!

    There are some great options!

    Ordered it from SmartPak!
  12. The twitchy upper lip contortions when you're...

    The twitchy upper lip contortions when you're scratching an itchy place.

    The sigh when they lean into a good currying.

    The loose rein, head stretched forward and down, relaxed long walk at the...
  13. good answer, Copper! But I don't want to give...

    good answer, Copper!

    But I don't want to give this nice kid something that the other pony kids sneer at and ask her if she got it at an antique store!

    I haven't shown in a long time so I'm not...
  14. Are leather bracelets and belts with brass name plates still "in" in hunter land?

    Back in the day, I remember seeing lots of kids either with a leather friendship bracelet with the horse or pony's name, or leather belts with several brass plates and names.

    A dear friend's...
  15. When beginning to be serious about my dressage...

    When beginning to be serious about my dressage education, and taking lessons for a Gran Prix rider, if I would do something crude or obvious, she would say " What was that? Event dressage?" A bad...
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    Seriously? You do realize that this poster just...

    Seriously? You do realize that this poster just also gave you a large amount of detailed, careful professional advice, right? So you just snarked at arguably the person who was the most helpful in...
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    Want pony.

    Want pony.
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    Apparentky you do have to be a member to see the...

    Apparentky you do have to be a member to see the photo.
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    I had a thread on this subject 6 months to a year...

    I had a thread on this subject 6 months to a year ago, and got some great feedback
    ...
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    You can braid the mane over to the correct side...

    You can braid the mane over to the correct side when you braid for the show, but they won't look as good - a mane that's been trained to lay over braids more easily and the braids look better.
  21. IMO and IME, the instructor should receive 33 -...

    IMO and IME, the instructor should receive 33 - 50 % of the lesson income, depending.

    The rough formula for lessons on school horses that I used was that 1/3 went for the school horse, 1/3 for the...
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    It would be easier to look past the bridle if it...

    It would be easier to look past the bridle if it didn't have the martingale stops on the reins, that puts it over the edge into jumper land for me. Soooooo...I'd either cut the martingale stops off...
  23. 16 1/2, because I saw the SRS in DC, not in...

    16 1/2, because I saw the SRS in DC, not in Vienna.
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    I would try to find a small, well run lesson...

    I would try to find a small, well run lesson program for him and do a long term lease. I know that's not some people's idea of a perfect retirement home, but the facts are that situation produces a...
  25. I heartily second McLeod's Daughter's. All 100+...

    I heartily second McLeod's Daughter's. All 100+ episodes are on Netflix, and it is great fun. The horse stuff is mostly pretty accurate, as well as the farm and ranching stuff. The plot weakens and...
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