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    I don't know if this is legal in a recognized...

    I don't know if this is legal in a recognized show but last time I scribed at a schooling show I took my binoculars. The way the arena was set up, not many competitors were passing in front of the...
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    There are no rules about lunging in my barn but...

    There are no rules about lunging in my barn but when there are three or four or more horses in the indoor, people usually only do it when absolutely necessary and they make it quick. I don't have a...
  3. I needed one for my camp (which has no...

    I needed one for my camp (which has no electricity) to replace the very frustrating Craftsman I had, which I could never start. I now have a Stihl 16" and boy was it worth it! Not too heavy and easy...
  4. The Ariat Barnyards are comfortable and I have...

    The Ariat Barnyards are comfortable and I have wide feet, bunions and a hammer toe. For tall boots, my Equitectors have a roomy toe box.
  5. I have sensitive skin and rosacea and can't use...

    I have sensitive skin and rosacea and can't use most products so my modest goal is to keep my skin as happy as possible, moisturized and protected against the sun, without it freaking out and without...
  6. Not that I always manage to achieve them: Each...

    Not that I always manage to achieve them:

    Each gait should have the feeling of the next higher gait in it.

    And also that thing about hands and elbows (your hands are just extensions of the...
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    My first horse (I had a full lease with her) was...

    My first horse (I had a full lease with her) was a 23 year old small, nondescript bay TB mare, an ex-eventer, who had done everything under the sun. She was honest, brave, well schooled, a great...
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    Poll: Bogs are more comfortable (for my feet anyway)...

    Bogs are more comfortable (for my feet anyway) and cuter, while Mucks are more durable. I wish they'd make the cute classic Bog models tougher and put decent soles on them (they are slippery in mud...
  9. My BO went way over and beyond for my elderly...

    My BO went way over and beyond for my elderly mare. Mare required vast amounts of grain, soaked beet pulp, etc. The summer before my mare was euthed (we had planned to do it the following fall), she...
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    Thanks, Beowulf! I use trot poles fairly often...

    Thanks, Beowulf! I use trot poles fairly often but like the idea of the walk poles for warming up/cooling down.
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    Following this... Question: how do you space the...

    Following this... Question: how do you space the walk poles? Or could I just use the same spacing as the trot poles (a little over 4 ft. apart)?
  12. How about a French name since the dam's name is...

    How about a French name since the dam's name is French

    Freudienne
    Plaisir partagé
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    The bagel, bacon and egg breakfast sandwich and...

    The bagel, bacon and egg breakfast sandwich and Quarter Pounder with fries. With a non-fat latte.

    Moving into the *marginally healthier* realm, I adore chicken shish taouk on pita with garlic...
  14. A doctor friend of mine, now passed away, told me...

    A doctor friend of mine, now passed away, told me that riders had a small anatomical difference in the legs somewhere (bone or joint, can't remember) that is not found in non-riders. Apparently, it...
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    I am a klutz and, when I was learning to lunge,...

    I am a klutz and, when I was learning to lunge, had to drop the line once when horse stepped on it and got a bit tangled, I think at a walk if I remember correctly. Gelding walked/jogged to the other...
  16. I'm 60 and started riding at 52. One thing I've...

    I'm 60 and started riding at 52. One thing I've noticed, probably from all the hoof picking out and grooming, is that I have significantly greater hand and wrist strength than my non-riding friends....
  17. Yes, for $400/month in Eastern Ontario. 20 m x 40...

    Yes, for $400/month in Eastern Ontario. 20 m x 40 m indoor, 2 outdoors (one grass jumping paddock, one stone dressage ring), lots of trails, cross-country course, etc. Includes hay/grain, holding...
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    Don't know what it is about TB mares and donkeys,...

    Don't know what it is about TB mares and donkeys, minis and other unusual equines. When there was a mini-donk and mini in the barn temporarily for vet care, my TB gelding used to drag me over to...
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    I, too, as an older rider, was following with...

    I, too, as an older rider, was following with interest her well thought out and heartfelt thread about stepping down.
    Such sad news. My condolences to her family and friends.
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    Congrats on that!

    Congrats on that!
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    My lazybones gelding had an adversarial...

    My lazybones gelding had an adversarial relationship with xx, a great dressage judge and teacher (my coach lessoned with him on the gelding and I had clinics with him). Overhearing the words "clinic...
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    Canadian Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Did you guys see this:

    http://www.newsinenglish.no/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/6XRp1cNMfaNSWDkissV45Az6ORAoL-Wyl9xIVqWUckSg.jpeg

    Followed by:

    http://www.sticksite.com/cabin/moose%2813%29.jpg...
  23. I think the limiting factor here is not the horse...

    I think the limiting factor here is not the horse but rather the rider. Many of us with TBs are struggling lower-level ammies, hoping to get to 2nd or 3rd if we are lucky and often working with very...
  24. I have come to the conclusion that my haughty...

    I have come to the conclusion that my haughty chestnut mare requires that I use Mr. Whip at least once a week so that she can maintain her sense of pride. She can then tell herself and the other...
  25. Does your leaser not have a coach? I've gone...

    Does your leaser not have a coach? I've gone through periods like this with both my TBs, mare and gelding. They are smart as whips. The mare in particular will quickly suss out any weakness or...
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