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    Will the Author of this Humorous Piece Please Step Forward?

    Hello!

    Yes, it's me. Long lost "Merry." I feel so guilty because I once posted on here virtually non-stop and had some wonderful times here.

    So you can imagine my warm and fuzzy feelings when...
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    Farewell, Evalee. May God rest your soul. Some...

    Farewell, Evalee. May God rest your soul. Some day all of your horse loving pals will meet up with you and go for a ride together "on the other side."
  3. I've had Paints off and on throughout my life. I...

    I've had Paints off and on throughout my life. I have two geldings now.

    The cute three-year-old I bought recently won $$$ in APHA halter and longe line futurities. But I got him-- fairly cheap--...
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    Wingsie, I know how much you loved your girl,...

    Wingsie, I know how much you loved your girl, Maddie. You were a great Horse Mom to her. My condolences.
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    I completely agree. I cringe when riders zoom...

    I completely agree. I cringe when riders zoom through their lines to make the counts, as if that's all that matters. I frequently pin honies and short-strided horses in the lower divisions that add...
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    My friend's sweet ammy adult gelding started...

    My friend's sweet ammy adult gelding started seasonal head shaking a few years ago. He's also been scoped, prodded, etc. He's also done courses of azium, various antihistamines, tried the fly mask,...
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    I've had the knee pads on a Pessoa and a Stubben...

    I've had the knee pads on a Pessoa and a Stubben replaced over the years because they tore just like in those photos. Like Findeight said, unfortunately the entire inserts have to be re-done.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by nightsong I...

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    I really find it hard to believe that a horse "loves" a "correction" (means that the sucker really HURTS!!!) bit.



    Ya' know, I've been a hunter person...
  9. I'm on the other side of the country from you,...

    I'm on the other side of the country from you, but in So Calif. there are lots of small circuits (like ETI) and county circuits where a cute colored horse that "looks the part" of a hunterish type...
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    Wow! Aiden is 7? Yikes! That must mean I've aged...

    Wow! Aiden is 7? Yikes! That must mean I've aged 7 years, too.

    Great article, Erin. I had forgotten about the song parodies! Too funny!

    The Willem quotes are immortal... as is Cactuskate. I...
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    Honestly, the first time I looked at a high port...

    Honestly, the first time I looked at a high port "correction" western bit I shrieked back in horror. But on a well-schooled western horse (like mine) and with a rider who has educated hands and knows...
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    I feel like I have a foot (or hoof?) on both...

    I feel like I have a foot (or hoof?) on both sides of the Norco/Silverlakes show site. I'll have some of my lesson kids who'll compete at shows there. But primarily I'm interested in the trails that...
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    Ha! Bugs, my sister and I bred our mom's bay Alla...

    Ha! Bugs, my sister and I bred our mom's bay Alla Czar/Trakehner mare to a cremello Zippo Pine Bar all-around AQHA stallion and got... A PALOMINO COLT that looks and moves like a Trakehner. Though...
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    I haven't posted on COTH in ages. Who knew it...

    I haven't posted on COTH in ages. Who knew it would take a topic like the OP's to get me to log in again? I sympathize with the OP's problem. I see the moribund state of the horse world all around...
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    Hi! I've been mostly lurking. Or too busy to post...

    Hi! I've been mostly lurking. Or too busy to post anymore. But maybe with the screen name "Merry" it's perfect timing to post now!

    Ah, Jair, the Plaid Rock Boy... I was so envious of his job. I...
  16. I just came here to check, as I heard about the...

    I just came here to check, as I heard about the Malibu fires. We've been having 90 mph gusts since about 1:00 am but no fires near us yet.

    My friend Andrea just called. She judged a show in Santa...
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    First of all, I have to agree with this in regard...

    First of all, I have to agree with this in regard to Friesians:



    Each year I saw the Dutch perform an exhibition at Spruce Meadows I was enthralled! :)

    But as for the topic at hand...

    1....
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    Thank you all so much! :) I think your...

    Thank you all so much! :)

    I think your answers go to show how our horses have very wide-ranging tastes that probably reflect their personalities.
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    These are awesome! Thanks for all the replies. I...

    These are awesome! Thanks for all the replies. I think it's cute that our horses have such a wide range of tastes: everything from garlic bread to dried pasta and beer. My editors will love this. Or...
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    SURVEY SAYS... "Horse Treat Survey!"

    I'm conducting a little research for a book project. Seriously. And while I wish it were a more earth-shattering topic-- like contemplating the use of draw reins or how much bling one should wear in...
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    I'm still trying to figure out, after all this...

    I'm still trying to figure out, after all this time, why is it such a grand accomplishment to:

    A) get your horse to put its front feet on the top of a drum?

    and...

    B) jump your horse...
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    These are, indeed, great stories! These 2 in...

    These are, indeed, great stories!

    These 2 in particular strike a chord with me:

    The "Attack of the Sand Fleas" saga and:



    I mean, these 2 just smack of bad luck... Of which I had my fair...
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    OH MY GOD, you are all so awesome! These are...

    OH MY GOD, you are all so awesome! These are hysterical! Thanks for sharing. I'm not sure how many of these anecdotes will end up being used... or in what final form they may take... but I think it's...
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    Tell Me: What all can go wrong at a show?

    Warning: Your responses may end up being included in a book I'm working on, but don't worry. Your anonymity will be protected! :lol:

    So... I'd like to create a list of things that can go wrong at...
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    Quite frankly, I'm curious as to how it's...

    Quite frankly, I'm curious as to how it's possible someone can have 100 different types of deer (and antelope, perhaps) roaming nearby... unless you're living on the outskirts of the San Diego Zoo.
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