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    Re establishing new business, you probably know...

    Re establishing new business, you probably know that most experts suggest trying to do it on a "moonlighting" basis while keeping your current job so you have cash flow and time to see if it's going...
  2. I love this saying: The secret to happiness is...

    I love this saying: The secret to happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
  3. Well my surgeon at TE was Bill Hay, who was Chief...

    Well my surgeon at TE was Bill Hay, who was Chief of Staff at UGA before coming to Tryon - so I'd say you should be in good hands there :) Good luck, let us know how it goes.
  4. I had exactly the same thing done for my guy in...

    I had exactly the same thing done for my guy in 2011: removal of old mystery bone chip on fetlock that was only found when he became dead lame at 10 yo after never taking a bad step previously. Had...
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    I don't know how your "tie rings" are configured...

    I don't know how your "tie rings" are configured on the outside of your trailer but I've known people to tie a line (rope) between two rings (one towards front of trailer, one towards back) and then...
  6. One and possibly two hotels are planned to be...

    One and possibly two hotels are planned to be built on the White Oak Equestrian Center property itself; affiliation(s) not yet announced. The property is about 1,000 acres total, BTW. There is only 1...
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    I love nuns! I'm not Catholic but grew up in NJ...

    I love nuns! I'm not Catholic but grew up in NJ where many people were. We lived in a beach town and our summer-only neighbors were big Catholics and often had priests and nuns come down for the...
  8. Although I personally know nothing about her...

    Although I personally know nothing about her (live elsewhere), my sister in Monmouth County likes Dr. Cathy Ball. In case she's one on your list already, here's another thumbs up for her.
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    There is a lot being done now with regenerative...

    There is a lot being done now with regenerative medicine like IRAP, stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). I personally had a great experience with IRAP on my horse - although not the same...
  10. While it's true that most everyone camps, "camp"...

    While it's true that most everyone camps, "camp" means different things to different people. Many if not most endurance riders in the SE have nice Living Quarter (LQ) trailers complete with the hot...
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    Check out the sticky at the top of the Endurance...

    Check out the sticky at the top of the Endurance forum topics (called Endurance FAQs). Then visit the American Endurance Riding Conference website at http://aerc.org, where you'll find FAQs, a list...
  12. Welded wire is not recommended for horse fencing...

    Welded wire is not recommended for horse fencing because it doesn't have the give to it that a woven wire fence does. So if a horse hits it hard or kicks it, it is likely to break at the welds and...
  13. Your sister is probably just the first of many,...

    Your sister is probably just the first of many, many people throughout your hopefully very long life who will think they should have some control over what you do - or even what you want to do. This...
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    Being more heavily muscled, QHs just don't tend...

    Being more heavily muscled, QHs just don't tend to recover as quickly in endurance - that might be just a limiting factor in terms of where you place, or it might end up being a health risk. You...
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    If you can go all in on the horses and forget the...

    If you can go all in on the horses and forget the beach (hey, we've got lakes!) you should look at the Tryon/Polk County area in Western NC. Two current show facilities (FENCE and Harmon Field), plus...
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    You don't say how big your pony is but I've used...

    You don't say how big your pony is but I've used the Dormosedan on my standard donkey, about 11 h., and he was clearly and obviously drugged - head hanging down, etc. (Used it for hoof trimming, now...
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    I was noticing that she wears a lovely long scarf...

    I was noticing that she wears a lovely long scarf just like at many of her non-riding appearances when I realized... NO HELMET! How has this gone unremarked on??
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    We're going to want a photo of the horse... :D

    We're going to want a photo of the horse... :D
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    You could also set up an obstacle type course...

    You could also set up an obstacle type course just for fun - cones, ground poles forming squares for turns on haunches/forehand, Ls for backing out of, sidepassing, etc. Good for suppling and getting...
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    Not to worry - if you had bought two your horse...

    Not to worry - if you had bought two your horse would have hated it!
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    I was interested in PPcj but heard that not all...

    I was interested in PPcj but heard that not all horses like the different flavors offered. So I called or emailed PP and they sent me, free and via FedEx, a sample box with 2-3 full serving sizes of...
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    For evening, Amy Barrington, Beth Perkins and...

    For evening, Amy Barrington, Beth Perkins and Eric Dierks are all in Tryon, NC, about 30-40 minutes from Greenville. (Google those.) May be others that aren't coming to mind right now. Lots of...
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    You know how you can go skydiving now but you're...

    You know how you can go skydiving now but you're just strapped to an experienced person who's pulling all the right cords, etc.? My fantasy is being "strapped" to a dressage pro on a fabulous...
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    Maybe I'm crazy but I think if being "brought...

    Maybe I'm crazy but I think if being "brought down to earth" (figuratively and literally!) is going to happen, it's better to happen sooner rather than later. Now you probably have a more realistic...
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    Good for you! I had a similar experience myself....

    Good for you! I had a similar experience myself. When I crewed for a friend I'd always talk to riders about breeds other than Arabs – I wanted gaited - and met a lady who competed on Kentucky Mtns....
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