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    Lots of hotels near KHP but not right on top of...

    Lots of hotels near KHP but not right on top of it. A short drive either way on the highway there are plenty and not hard to get to. Go to the KHP site and I think they have links.
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    Don't put it on until the last minute wrap...

    Don't put it on until the last minute
    wrap yourself in plastic
    have a groom so you never actually touch your horse except when you are on it
    have two or twenty coats
    do jumpers
    IMPOSSIBLE to...
  3. Hunters just never have long flowing manes....

    Hunters just never have long flowing manes. Pulled and braided is the no fail way to go but if you truly do not want to pull it, learn to do a running braid well that stays along the crest so the...
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    Once in a while you get lucky and can find a nice...

    Once in a while you get lucky and can find a nice used trailer on CL because someone is getting out of horses and want to get rid of stuff quickly. I agree with the others-check out the bargins very...
  5. may need more outside rein to hold his shoulder...

    may need more outside rein to hold his shoulder over
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    Thje very first lesson I had as an 8yo was with a...

    Thje very first lesson I had as an 8yo was with a Pelham and two reins!
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    When I watch these trips I realize my habitual...

    When I watch these trips I realize my habitual duck to the left is not nearly so bad! Some of this "style" is very exaggerated to show off the power of the horse and its huge bascule. I think if...
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    I go for years without testing then get tested at...

    I go for years without testing then get tested at almost every show I go to! Just part of the process. The testers have always been very polite and willing to follow us around as we finish showing,...
  9. Welcome and we Arabian over fences people have a...

    Welcome and we Arabian over fences people have a blast!
  10. Not unusual for ribbons to be stolen. some people...

    Not unusual for ribbons to be stolen. some people just don't want to spend the effort to earn them!
  11. Some trainers are hands on and do not have a herd...

    Some trainers are hands on and do not have a herd of minions to do the work so they are going to be less than garden party neat. No problem with being dirty from the work but the clothes should at...
  12. A friend of mine had a couple of this cross and...

    A friend of mine had a couple of this cross and they were very successful as working hunters-3'level. got the distances easily and looking sharp over the jumps. (they were very well schooled!) They...
  13. Uhmmmmm,I am trying to sell one and have no...

    Uhmmmmm,I am trying to sell one and have no interest at 650, maybe I should raise the price!!!!
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    Potomac Horse Center reunion

    Plans are in the works for a reunion of all students, clients, working students, staff, anyone who was at the Potomac Horse Center back in it's glory days. It is planned for this October and...
  15. No matter what the breed, if they do not have the...

    No matter what the breed, if they do not have the mechanics to bring the forearm up to at least level, nothing can make that happen. You can improve them a bit by gymnastics but it is there or not...
  16. Fashions come and fashions go and stock ties as a...

    Fashions come and fashions go and stock ties as a fashion in the show ring went away with canary breeches! yes, correct formal attire but regular classes are not considered formal so "ratcatcher" is...
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    If cribbing is the worse thing he does and he is...

    If cribbing is the worse thing he does and he is awesome in all other respects, might be worth a shot. gastro guard and turnout can reduce the cribbing
  18. w/t equitation will be judged as riders ride...

    w/t equitation will be judged as riders ride around the ring, "on the rail" even though you do not have to glue yourself there. It is judged on the rider. HS pleasure is another rail class but...
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    I am trying to sell a trailer on Craigs list and...

    I am trying to sell a trailer on Craigs list and the only responses I got were scammers!
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    Saw an older woman get runaway with her horse....

    Saw an older woman get runaway with her horse. She had just returned from a 3 ay weekend of Parellii kool ade and was way into him. Horse ran into the indoor ring and she was flying around at a rate...
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    I agree with the walking the horse down method...

    I agree with the walking the horse down method because it does work. You need to be committed to spending a long time and do a lot of walking! Arm yourself with treats and lead rope and start...
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    Couple of suggestions that have worked for me....

    Couple of suggestions that have worked for me. Take horse out to where he is uncomfortable, get off, let him graze for a bit. Let him know this is a good place to be. go further each time. Another is...
  23. Your horse will be perfectly happy alone in...

    Your horse will be perfectly happy alone in turnout especially since he can see and smell other horses around him. He would be a lawsuit looking for a place to happen if he goes out with others and...
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    Equitation patterns are fun and can be...

    Equitation patterns are fun and can be challenging! One lesson you give the pattern and have them each do it then for the next session they each make up one and they all have to ride all three. This...
  25. I hate them! They are not cooler and they stick...

    I hate them! They are not cooler and they stick to you! My favorite shirt is one made from pima cotton and though it feels heavy it is far more cooler and comfortable than cool max!
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