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    But for whatever reason, you didn't jump on the...

    But for whatever reason, you didn't jump on the opportunity. Sales are first come first served. Put the horse out of your mind. Your timing was off. When you do find a horse, there will probably be...
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    Congratulations on starting your journey into...

    Congratulations on starting your journey into horses! Good for you in not backing down to a whiney kid. Not for nothing but selection of mount is quite a bit more important for a beginner adult than...
  3. A simple fabric tape measure around the widest...

    A simple fabric tape measure around the widest part of your head (about 2 inches above the brow) is all you need. The Dover and SP catalogs all have size charts.
    Your best bet is to go to a tack...
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    The new store is very nice. Conveniently located...

    The new store is very nice. Conveniently located and the store manager owned a very popular tack shop in the area for many years before closing the business about 18 months ago. She has a...
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    Certification is tricky in that it applies only...

    Certification is tricky in that it applies only to full time trainers. While I understand why, it surely keeps many qualified people ineligible.
  6. The person attempting to lease this horse is also...

    The person attempting to lease this horse is also (I presume) a client of the OP. If I asked m y trainer about partleasing and was put in touch with client, yet kept getting put off on the rides, I'd...
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    The Niarchos' sent the great Miesque to him...

    The Niarchos' sent the great Miesque to him several times. Clearly, they had confidence in him.

    My old horse is a grandson of Mr. P by a stallion who stood in Louisiana and even covered QH mares....
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    From Equine News: "Temperament is certainly a...

    From Equine News:
    "Temperament is certainly a factor in deciding which stallions make good candidates for shuttling, but it is only one small piece of the decision-making process. Bloodlines are a...
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    Fur is too heavy for climbing Everest. It is...

    Fur is too heavy for climbing Everest. It is however significantly warmer than anything else that I have ever worn, including some of the technical ski gear etc.
  10. Hunter & Sport Horse Spur Classic

    Hunter & Sport Horse
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    It looks like real fur. She must have been...

    It looks like real fur. She must have been roasting. Even a "cold" day in Wellington hardly requires fur. That said, she can wear what she pleases. Does the OP use synthetic boots? Tack?
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    Mike is a friend of mine and a very knowledgeable...

    Mike is a friend of mine and a very knowledgeable writer. Do you have a link?
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    Well said indeed. I know that Under Armour has...

    Well said indeed. I know that Under Armour has partnered with SmartPak and that the founder now owns the historic Sagamore Farm. He's active as a breeder and owner of TB racehorses. I have no idea if...
  14. Redneck acupuncture!

    Redneck acupuncture!
  15. It sounds like you handled it perfectly....

    It sounds like you handled it perfectly. ((((HUGGGSSSS)))) to you and your barn. It hurts to lose any of them but certain horses are special.
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    The link posted by RPM is a pretty easy one to...

    The link posted by RPM is a pretty easy one to follow as each division regulations are printed out.

    Our small local group typically doesn't spell out the specs in each prize list to save space....
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    My family is in Plymouth and they have been...

    My family is in Plymouth and they have been pelted. It hasn't warmed enough to allow melt-off. Here in the Albany NY are they are predicting -40 degree wind chills for tonight.
    Please take all...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra4mWHo5cCw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra4mWHo5cCw

    This is Sandy
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    A friend of mine bought a SFS mare with 30 to 60...

    A friend of mine bought a SFS mare with 30 to 60 days OT training, for her daughter a few years ago. The daughter (teenager) has brought the mare along very easily under the guidance of a trainer....
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    If I see a horse struggling to get a lead,...

    If I see a horse struggling to get a lead, especially from the walk, I look to the opposite hind. You didn't mention which leg was injured or which lead he wouldn't take. If it the lead opposite the...
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    Nijinsky was a very different type from his sire,...

    Nijinsky was a very different type from his sire, taller, leggier and I would guess that he would be more appealing to sport breeders.

    In general, if you are talking about a TB, odds are that...
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    If you are referring to sport/jumping breeders,...

    If you are referring to sport/jumping breeders, OK. Northern Dancer was the stallion that made KY sales international events. Almost all of his stakes winners were in Europe.

    ND was small and...
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    Not sure if the OP is associated with the buyer...

    Not sure if the OP is associated with the buyer or the seller.

    If associated with or a client of, a trainer who would do this, I'd be inclined to look for a new trainer. They are acting in an...
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    People do turn to FB for everything now. She...

    People do turn to FB for everything now. She either needs to get on there (with at least a page for her business) or enlist someone to manage it for her.

    There are general local and regional...
  25. It never gets easier, not matter how long we are...

    It never gets easier, not matter how long we are in this. They are at peace. I believe in the adage that you are better to do it too soon than too late. No reason to wait until the arthritis was...
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