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    It really depends on the type of WB and type of...

    It really depends on the type of WB and type of TB - my 1st X Hanno/TB mare went from 15.2hh and medium fitting saddle at 4 to 16.1hh and wide fitting saddle at 7. She also went from a 4'9" canvas...
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    OP - I would be peeved if someone tried to tell...

    OP - I would be peeved if someone tried to tell me what to do with my horse (outside of a lesson that is :)) but that is probably because it is not common for trainers to instruct their students at...
  3. Here in NZ, our Government set up a tax credit...

    Here in NZ, our Government set up a tax credit line called "Give as you earn" - similar to our personal tax system of "Pay as you earn" so the tax bite is a lot less come 31 March each year. ...
  4. OP - re the fence jumping. This may have already...

    OP - re the fence jumping. This may have already been said - but dont let them get hungry! It can be one cause - my young mare has jumped full height fences on a few occasions - and all bar one...
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    Once in public - the other times, I go grab a few...

    Once in public - the other times, I go grab a few sets of stairs to ride me through the emotional hard patch. I know that these are not directed at me - we are a high-work-load environment juggling...
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    A lot to be happy about! I'm alive, I have...

    A lot to be happy about!
    I'm alive,
    I have good friends around me and have "disengaged" from negative ex-friends.
    I have a young mare who is developing into a real sweetheart :) - who can reach...
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    LOVE IT!! It would be very funny to see how the...

    LOVE IT!! It would be very funny to see how the most convoluted and inherently inconsistent conspirancy theory could be invented. It wouldnt take away from the tragedy (a number of NZers have died)...
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    MH17 tragedies - loss of HIV/Aids researchers,...

    MH17 tragedies - loss of HIV/Aids researchers, loss of almost 300 lives, another blow to Malaysia Airlines (which, according to my trainer's husband is actually a good airline to fly with ... as he...
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    As a footnote, I must say that I think there is...

    As a footnote, I must say that I think there is too much "go to therapy". Honestly, a "stiff upper lip" and holding your thoughts/comments/hurt/etc in is the best course in a lot of situations. Not...
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    I think the equality of opinion myth is one of...

    I think the equality of opinion myth is one of the causes of this. I recall a "friend" of mine abusing me for going past her horse at more than 30kph. I reminded her that, as I was sitting in the...
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    Nah -blue eyes have an evolutionary advantage

    Nah -blue eyes have an evolutionary advantage
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    Watched it. Thought it was quite biased - my...

    Watched it. Thought it was quite biased - my opinion not yours. Thanks for your opinion
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    I love watching the Tour. Have recorded it and...

    I love watching the Tour. Have recorded it and watch when I fwt home. I need to get some sleep :D.

    Yes, I know that LA has admitted that he took drugs ... but from what I have read, so did...
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    Up until 2 years ago, we had a small...

    Up until 2 years ago, we had a small mixed-sex/mixed age band (5) horses - 2 geldings and 3 mares. One gelding had been a stallion until he was 7 years and we never had any problems with him and the...
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    Come on, unoffical photographer! Give the OP the...

    Come on, unoffical photographer! Give the OP the photos!!! (Get more business in future :)).

    OP, I am not in the USA - but have recently lost a horse to a non-skin-cancer-sourced cancer (kidney)....
  16. Thread: Mini rant!

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    OP et al - I agree. All riding is hard -...

    OP et al - I agree. All riding is hard - especially when you are not built like a natural rider :yes:

    My mare (that I recently lost) was a very forward moving 1/2WB/1/2 TB. See in your mind a...
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    Thanks for this absolutely simple exercise!!!

    Thanks for this absolutely simple exercise!!!
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    Another one - nowhere as funny as Mr P earlier. ...

    Another one - nowhere as funny as Mr P earlier. My (recently deceased) red-head mare was used to me using my older black and white BC as a centre marker for my circles. G-Dog just lay there asleep....
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    I didnt learn "code words" but was trained to say...

    I didnt learn "code words" but was trained to say a comment in a positive way. And, I agree with the poster that, where I have a scribe able to keep up with me, I will explain - in shorthand - why I...
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    I kid thee not - a leaf on the road that looked...

    I kid thee not - a leaf on the road that looked different (in some majikal way) from the several hundred leaves that he had already crossed over in the last 10 minutes :confused:

    Let's ignore a...
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    MOB sounds like a very nasty self-centred person....

    MOB sounds like a very nasty self-centred person.

    Does she have to be invited? She sounds so self-centred that any critique would be water off a duck's back. Even tho' I dont know you or your...
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    I agree with 2nd poster - I lost my mum at 21 and...

    I agree with 2nd poster - I lost my mum at 21 and my dad at 24 ( took him that long to kill himself with gin). I really have no connection with either mum's day or dad's day. I find it annoying that...
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    Wonderful! Labs are highly intelligent but do...

    Wonderful! Labs are highly intelligent but do need to be stimulated! I have Border a collies and my flatmate has labs- they are absolutely fabulous to have around. Really train them
  24. Hi - from my experience with my older bc. G...

    Hi - from my experience with my older bc.

    G was at the lower end of the "acceptable" range. We did a free-T test and it was not clear. I started her on Leventa (the thyroid supplement) at the...
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    Moving up into her mama's shoes

    I've owned this mare since before she was born. She is the only foal out of my most favourite mare (horse) of all time. She wouldn't have been if her mum hadn't died of kidney cancer 3 weeks ago.
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