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  1. I'm 62 and my hair just keeps getting blonder and...

    I'm 62 and my hair just keeps getting blonder and blonder. On the plus side, there aren't as many dark roots to cover, so I don't have to get it highlighted as often. :)

    I work full time and...
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    I didn't start riding until I was in my...

    I didn't start riding until I was in my mid-forties, too. So I know how you feel.

    Fortunately, My horse doesn't really buck much -- he's more of a crow hopper when he's unhappy, but he can get...
  3. No, but I'm wearing my Goode Rider full seat...

    No, but I'm wearing my Goode Rider full seat jeans right now at work. They're too nice for the barn.
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    There is something between Pony Club rules and do...

    There is something between Pony Club rules and do whatever you please.

    In my case, I ask that riders watch where they're going and be courteous, which IMO includes not taking up a quarter of the...
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    I ride at a barn that sounds very similar to the...

    I ride at a barn that sounds very similar to the OP's.

    I have gotten more lax in my "do you mind if I longe my horse" etiquette because there are so many other weird things going on without an...
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    I'm sure at least one of those chatty riders at...

    I'm sure at least one of those chatty riders at my barn is on the quarter line. Is there a rule about walkers riding single file? ;)
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    I feel your pain, OP. I ride dressage at a barn...

    I feel your pain, OP. I ride dressage at a barn where most of the people are trail riders with a few breed show enthusiasts thrown in just for fun. ;)

    This time of year, the indoor is ......
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    Gelding owner needs to learn the concept of...

    Gelding owner needs to learn the concept of personal space for equines. If there is room to give a wide berth, do it. If there isn't, change your route.
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    My poor feet can't take it now, but I used to be...

    My poor feet can't take it now, but I used to be an avid runner. I ran in ALL kinds of weather. During the very very cold winters, the girls would get much colder than the rest of my body. They...
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    Aaaaaaand ... people who sit and talk for 20 min....

    Aaaaaaand ... people who sit and talk for 20 min. on horseback in a crowded arena when there are two lessons going on. Really, people. All I ask is enough room to ride a 20m circle. That's all. You...
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    Clearly and politely. It would be rude to do...

    Clearly and politely.

    It would be rude to do otherwise. They are, after all, expressing interest in something I love.
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    Arabian gelding. 14.3, but thinks he's 17.1. At...

    Arabian gelding. 14.3, but thinks he's 17.1. At least.

    exvet, I love your cobs.
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    It's very strange to me, too, JGH. My...

    It's very strange to me, too, JGH.

    My brother-in-law was carrying when he came to our house for Thanksgiving dinner. He owns a restaurant and makes cash deposits at night, so I can understand it...
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    I don't have the stats you're asking for. But the...

    I don't have the stats you're asking for. But the most common form of gun death is neither accidents nor murders. It's suicide. Over half of suicides are from gunshots, and as the rates of gun...
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    I found a strap that was not too bulky at the...

    I found a strap that was not too bulky at the pharmacy. Sorry ... it's been a few years and I don't remember the brand.

    I've also used the grab strap off my saddle and a bandanna. You just need...
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    When I have a good ride, I thank my horse for...

    When I have a good ride, I thank my horse for using his powers for good, not evil ...
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    You could also work with a licensed, bonded...

    You could also work with a licensed, bonded contractor. Not perfect, but you'd at least have some indication that a bonding company thinks the contractor is a decent risk.

    I'm with enjoytheride:...
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    It's winter, folks. Is my horse the only one that...

    It's winter, folks. Is my horse the only one that gets more than a little goosey this time of year? ;)

    As far as "those" lessons, yes, I've had several. The one I remember best was in a completely...
  19. Mamage has also won multiple national...

    Mamage has also won multiple national championships in saddleseat.

    I started with Arabians as my first horses. I was 40+ and green green green. So were the horses. :eek:

    However, I had a great...
  20. :lol: The guy who started my horse was a QH...

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    The guy who started my horse was a QH trainer who had never trained or ridden any Arabs before. Everything was going great for a few weeks, until one day Horse gave Trainer a little attitude...
  21. Yup. With my horses (all p.b. Arabs), you can...

    Yup. With my horses (all p.b. Arabs), you can tell exactly what they like, what they don't like and what they find highly suspicious. And I'd much rather have that emotion showing plain as day on the...
  22. While your older child is taking a lesson, please...

    While your older child is taking a lesson, please don't walk around the barn with your 3 y.o., allow her to walk behind my horse and pet him on the hind legs while I'm tacking up.

    Please do not...
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    Someone who can't sit a trot or canter on a big...

    Someone who can't sit a trot or canter on a big moving horse and wants to sit in a comfy "sofa."
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    I was more curious about the personal attacks....

    I was more curious about the personal attacks. Where are they?
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    So do I! In fact, I'm more like late middle age,...

    So do I! In fact, I'm more like late middle age, even with 50 being the new 30 or whatever nonsense is being spouted now.
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