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  1. I had to give up here in NoVA! Livestream just...

    I had to give up here in NoVA! Livestream just won't cooperate!
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    Riding while pregnant is no big deal. But...

    Riding while pregnant is no big deal.

    But riding while on blood thinners is another kettle of fish.

    Last year, an avid fox hunter I know had a heart attack and was placed on blood thinners...
  3. Why does my computer continually change LIVE...

    Why does my computer continually change LIVE stream to LIFE stream? Isn't liVestream a word yet?
  4. Glad to see we will be able to watch something on...

    Glad to see we will be able to watch something on live-stream; I checked into whether I have NBC sports in my channel lineup and I would have to pay $$$$ to upgrade to that point. Plus a whole slew...
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    It's a great convenience if they will, but is...

    It's a great convenience if they will, but is nothing that should be taken for granted. Know which ones will and which ones won't, and don't push your luck. Never ever leave them unsupervised!
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    Is this also assuming you are buying just off...

    Is this also assuming you are buying just off that video or photo, without traveling to see the horse yourself or paying someone else to do so? If not, add on a few thousand more....
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    Oh please. This thread, again? "Accomplished"...

    Oh please. This thread, again?

    "Accomplished" riders participate in the Horsemastership clinic because it is part of their development track, and someone associated with each of them recognizes...
  8. What a great turnout at Warrenton yesterday for...

    What a great turnout at Warrenton yesterday for all the breeding classes and for the Sally B. Wheeler Breeding Championships!

    The SBW Committee have worked overtime to make these events on both...
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    Check your PM's (on FB!)

    Check your PM's (on FB!)
  10. So, when/where was this article published? ...

    So, when/where was this article published?

    Having seen both horses in question (Vigo and Seldana) up close during WEG and during all the switchoffs in the final, and how each was handled, I'm not...
  11. Thread: Volunteers

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    My husband and I went for the 2010 WEG in KY as...

    My husband and I went for the 2010 WEG in KY as part of the Jumper Stewards team.

    Not going this time around, but wishing the entire volunteer corps the best of luck!
  12. Not really a fashion expert, but as a trainer, I...

    Not really a fashion expert, but as a trainer, I think it's important to dress appropriately at all times...not just at rated shows....?
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    Congratulations Team USA! My post above is now...

    Congratulations Team USA! My post above is now edited!

    What a great competition today!
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    Today has come down to the wire on riding, not...

    Today has come down to the wire on riding, not who's in the stands.

    If Bruce brings attention to the American team in Europe, nothing wrong with that. She has had a spectacular <<day,>> that's...
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    Is there a start list available?

    Is there a start list available?
  16. This is a great question. I have a very...

    This is a great question.

    I have a very experienced pony (retired now). I was able to lease and insure her at peak values well after the age when most insurance policies would have been dropped...
  17. Marty Bigley, Unison, contact info sent on PM

    Marty Bigley, Unison, contact info sent on PM
  18. Interesting topic and lots of great advice here. ...

    Interesting topic and lots of great advice here.

    What may help is considering that in any division, only a VERY small number of horses will jump around beautifully without a blink without...
  19. This is a very good explanation. I certainly...

    This is a very good explanation.

    I certainly don't use a 'standard' deduction, and every score is relative to all the other scores anyway.
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    Crawling is not attractive or elegant; the lurch...

    Crawling is not attractive or elegant; the lurch into the air at the jump can be painful to watch --from a crawling pace a horse has to work hard just to get over the jump, which makes a nice photo,...
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    What a well-lived life. I'm always grateful to...

    What a well-lived life. I'm always grateful to learn about extraordinary people that have quietly walked among us. Sounds as if she was a lovely person. Thanks for sharing!
  22. An annual recording is still supposed to be in...

    An annual recording is still supposed to be in the owner's name. A lease is supposed to be recorded as well.

    What level classes are you showing in? What rating is the show?
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    I had the EXACT same scenario last year with...

    I had the EXACT same scenario last year with another type of helmet (OneK), and the way I solved it (with the help of the tack shop involved) was that a friend of mine who needed a helmet (much more...
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    The trend for years has been toward very bulky...

    The trend for years has been toward very bulky saddles with padding and blocks that make it very hard to fit a variety of riders using a range of stirrup lengths. Custom has been a widely promoted...
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    In reality, it doesn't take a horse show to...

    In reality, it doesn't take a horse show to prepare a rider to jump "regulation height" or difficult exercises.

    It takes a good trainer, nice jumps, and a capable horse, along with a highly...
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