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  1. Sure have! A few years ago, I was riding with a...

    Sure have! A few years ago, I was riding with a friend along the creek that borders our farm. It was late March, and the creek was full of water with a strong current. Even though I knew that it was...
  2. You don't want to know. Can you spell, Expensive!

    You don't want to know. Can you spell, Expensive!
  3. Thread: Age

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    Older than Dirt

    I guess I have to chime in here about myself. I am still actively riding training, and showing Jumpers at the age of 71...well, almost 72 now. I have toned down some since my prime, when I competed...
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    Interesting issue, But.....

    Having raised and sold quite a few horses in my forty plus years as a professional, I have grappled with the "full disclosure" issue many a time. Of course, I tell prospective buyers about any known...
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    Riders over 60

    :D That's me! I will have my 70th birthday in October, and am still an active professional. I do have lower back issues, but by marshalling my resources, I am able to ride and train 3-5 horses a day....
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    Spooner's Eq over Fences....

    :confused:Those of you who have the temerity to make critical comments about Spooner's lower leg (over massive jumps in International GPs, no less) did not enjoy the privilage that I had to judge his...
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    Buy a horse with history of OCD chip removal?

    If your vet is OK with current films, why not? I had a very nice filly a few years ago who came up lame behind after a fall. X-Rays showed a chip from an OCD lesion in the stifle. I had the surgery...
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    Another consideration....

    when you look into the pasture board situation in the SF Bay Area is a charming (:winkgrin:) feature of Northern California called "Adobe". Adobe clay is the predominate soil (if you can call it...
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    USHJA Convention

    I go every year. This is an important event, and essential for anyone who really cares about our sport. Bitching at the back gate doesn't change anything, but speaking up at meetings gets people's...
  10. Going from Turn-out to Pony Prison

    I live in an area where I am fortunate in that all my horses get to be outside all day in the cool months and all night in the hot summers. As a professional, selling the horses that I breed and...
  11. I am well past 60, and I am still going to jump...

    I am well past 60, and I am still going to jump through the hoops that will get me certified. Why not! I for sure, will learn some things at the clinic in Buffalo, and I understand that as applicants...
  12. Therapeutic drug use for competition horses?

    Portia....You Go Girl!

    For those of you who squirm at the cost of showing horses these days...Just imagine how much it would cost to buy or campaign the few horses that could compete in a true...
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    A-A-R-R-R-G-G-H-H-H-

    :mad::mad::cry::no::mad::confused: I went to the site, watched the commercial, the Thomas & Mack Arena was there in all it's glory...and then, a horse cantered into the ring. From that point on, all...
  14. Sueing a feed company...

    Several years ago, may husband and I had a devastating loss when we lost our best Jumper and two boarders from ingesting a toxic wildflower that was found in a load of hay that had been delivered the...
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    I did just that

    ten years ago. I ordered my Devoucoux through the Nor Cal rep, and then he arranged for me to pick it up in Biarritz ( at my request), as we were planning a trip to France and Spain. Just before...
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    Using just the last element of a combo in a jump-off is done all the time.

    In fact, it is a fairly common question for Course Designers to ask. In classes where riders come back for the JO, the CD may or may not remove the first part(s) of the combo. for the JO. In classes...
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    To set the record straight

    Jer...I did not "fly to France to pick up my saddle back in 1998. I ordered the saddle in the US, through their rep here, but since my husband and I were planning a trip to visit friends in Northern...
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    Devoucoux Rocks!

    I bought my Devoucoux in 1998, and my every dealing with the company has been fabulous. I had arranged to pick up the saddle at the factory in France, as I was vacationing in Northern Spain in...
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    Me too...Me too!

    I would be interested as well. I have a project going, and have published some poetry in the past.

    And like many of you, I need a kick in the butt to keep me working. Riding a good horse vs. hard...
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    A Post from the Older Than Dirt crowd!

    What a great childhood I had, growing up in Barrington, Illinois, and riding my horses everywhere...if I wanted to go over to play at a friend's house, I just hopped on my Not-So-Trusty pony, Rocket,...
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    I have been "on drugs" for years...

    :yes: but that's the only way that I can ride...or run my training business. About ten years ago, I began having debilitating lower back pain when I was riding. I had been very fortunate...as a...
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    For those of you with your knickers in a knot....

    I have been following this thread with some bemused interest as many of you advocate that the disenfranchised hoards of recreational exhibitors should storm the barricades and "bring down" the...
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    Erin has done a great job

    ME TOO !!


    :yes: :yes: :yes:
  24. At last!

    I have been preaching the notion of Full Disclosure(to mostly deaf ears) for years. Speaking as a Trainer and as a Breeder,I believe that the requirement of full disclosure in sales will benefit...
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    On the observation that "There is Trouble Right Here In River City".

    The intentions of those of you who feel that as parents, you are duty bound to try to protect all children from sexual predators are honest, correct, and worthy of attention. However, I think that...
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