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    If shippers stopped transporting grooms with the...

    If shippers stopped transporting grooms with the horses, owners/trainers would have to provide transportation for their employees. It should be factored into the cost of doing business.
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    Are there mounted games teams in your area? She...

    Are there mounted games teams in your area? She seems perfectly suited for an adult to compete in mounted games:
    http://www.mountedgames.org/
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    In the situation I heard about, the horses were...

    In the situation I heard about, the horses were fine shipping; that wasn't the issue. They used the shipper as transportation for their grooms - over 2,000 miles and 30+ hours riding on hay bales. In...
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    Appreciate you sharing this! I never gave much...

    Appreciate you sharing this! I never gave much thought to how grooms traveled but now that I know, I think it stinks. With as much $$$ there is in racing and showing, it appears they are cutting...
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    This is the type of truck they rode in - over...

    This is the type of truck they rode in - over 2000 miles, on hay bales. I got the impression that this is done to save money, not to oversee the horses.

    Another question - What happens if they are...
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    True that grooms don't have a say and why I worry...

    True that grooms don't have a say and why I worry about their safety. Adding cargo is one thing, human beings is another. Thanks for commenting!
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    On this trip there were two drivers, so a...

    On this trip there were two drivers, so a non-stop trip (besides gas/bathroom breaks). I gather this was done to save transportation costs for the grooms more than to care for the horses. I just...
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    Grooms Riding with Commercial Shippers

    Just curious. I heard about grooms riding along with a commercial shipper in the back with the horses on a long distance trip to a show. Essentially they had their own box stall and slept on hay...
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    If you like winding roads, take Rectortown Road...

    If you like winding roads, take Rectortown Road out of Marshall all the way to Delaplane Grade, then go left toward Delaplane or right to Upperville. If you wind up in Upperville, Hunters Head Tavern...
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    Yes, it can be taken in and sleeves shortened. We...

    Yes, it can be taken in and sleeves shortened. We had this done with a couple of DD's coats over the years. It's a lot of work, but a quality coat is worth the cost of alterations.
  11. How about planting a tree? Starting a rose...

    How about planting a tree?

    Starting a rose garden, adding a bush each year?

    A hike either just the two of you or with the kids to somewhere special and make it an annual day trip? You don't...
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    Poll: I grew up in NoVA and never thought of myself as...

    I grew up in NoVA and never thought of myself as southern, but I give it away when I say, "Y'all." I like the designation of mid-atlantic for the state overall. Horse country is solidly in the...
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    Lucky Charm

    Lucky Charm
  14. I'm assuming that your degree would qualify you...

    I'm assuming that your degree would qualify you for a variety of non-horse jobs so don't limit yourself to the one job you know and don't care for. Cast a wider net for a job that is more fulfilling...
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    It wasn't clear to me at the beginning of this...

    It wasn't clear to me at the beginning of this thread that you were being paid and that you were already knowledgeable on training horses. I thought you had an apprenticeship which assumes you would...
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    Now I understand that. At the beginning of this...

    Now I understand that. At the beginning of this thread, she said she was an apprentice and asked what that usually entailed. Now the OP says she's being paid to train horses.

    To me an "apprentice"...
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    If you are no longer a junior and riding any of...

    If you are no longer a junior and riding any of the trainer's horses, then you should pay for all services (board, horse care, lessons, training) you receive from the trainer to retain your amateur...
  18. I hope you find a hard-working student who...

    I hope you find a hard-working student who deserves your attention. My DD was a barn rat by age 10 and was continually a working student from age 12 to when she became a professional in her early...
  19. It looks like the OP was just a troll with...

    It looks like the OP was just a troll with nothing better to do on a Sat. night. It felt good to vent, though. ;)
  20. If you are young and horse crazed, I can...

    If you are young and horse crazed, I can understand your frustration and jealousy. But if you are genuinely looking at H/J as a career, then I don't understand your choice of characters "at the top...
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    So what did you do while you were there?

    So what did you do while you were there?
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    Gavin Moylan is in Leesburg. Website:...

    Gavin Moylan is in Leesburg. Website:
    www.gavinshorses.com
  23. A few off the top of my head ... Make sure to...

    A few off the top of my head ...

    Make sure to take the martingale off before the flat class ...
    When you need both mane and tail braided and when you only need the main braided ...

    Who and how...
  24. I couldn't agree with you more! THis is why my...

    I couldn't agree with you more! THis is why my screen name is "Muggle Mom!" When my daughter got into hunter/jumpers, we didn't have a clue how "A" shows worked. If only we knew about COTH forums...
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    Is this the equivalent of playing t-ball at...

    Is this the equivalent of playing t-ball at Yankee stadium?
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