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    Building a barn: need advice

    We are just starting to do the research to build our own barn. We're looking for a 12-14 stall barn with all the necessary amenities (eventually, auto waterers in 12 of the stalls, wash rack, tack...
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    Spike, well said.

    Spike, well said.
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    Why volunteer?

    There is a fundamental flaw in this entire discussion. The argument that, if you have criticism you need to join CWHBA and make change suggests that these people aren't actively involved in...
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    A buyers prospective

    I am not a breeder. I am a rider and do quite a bit of shopping for quite a few people. I am both excited by what is being produced in Canada, and incredibly frustrated. As my coach once fumed "The...
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    Condolences

    Condolences to everyone at October Hill.
    I gave my beautiful Coconut Grove/Cassini I gelding a 5 apples after I rode today. I fell especially lucky to have him today.

    There is a video of Coconut...
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    Selection trials - Pedigrees?

    Does anyone have the order of go with pedigrees listed for the USA Show jumping selection trials? Pre-emptive thankyou!
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    Pedigrees and Video

    I have also decided to enter my 2005 Coconut Grove/Cassini I. Very excited. Haven't put together my application yet though.

    Curious as to how the judgements on the "quality" of the horse are being...
  8. I've been checking this thread 3-4x per day (yes,...

    I've been checking this thread 3-4x per day (yes, I know it's only been up one day) and I'm itching to hear some interesting feedback.

    I've met this exciting mare a number of times (here's my...
  9. Not yet, but getting excited

    I'm from about 3hrs north of Calgary (spruce meadows), so won't be showing for a bit. But I will finally get to show my 2008 Holsteiner mare that I bought in 2009! It's been a long slow wait for this...
  10. This is my horse (and my poor video...taken on my...

    This is my horse (and my poor video...taken on my phone!) I purchased Chagall in the spring from flightwithoutwings farm. I bought him off the videos she sent me. I knew I could do something with him...
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    Yes, I have to admit I've been very lucky running...

    Yes, I have to admit I've been very lucky running into/ working with Lindsay Wendt. When I purchased my 2 fillies from her in 2009, she was planning on getting out of breeding all together. But, due...
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    Exactly my thoughts Patty, though I recognize...

    Exactly my thoughts Patty, though I recognize some people don't have the stock to be as accommodating as Lindsay. It would be good if people tried to "make it right" when things go wrong though.
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    Thank you Holsteiner Breeder

    I have to shout it out. Lindsay Wendt of Grandview Performance Horses (www.grandviewhorses.ca) has saved the day. I bought a great young filly from her two years ago. Due to unfortunate circumstances...
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    Opinons on Bruno Delgrange/ CWD saddles

    What type of horses are the best known for fitting? Do either work on a blood type horse with a thoroughbred-y whither?
    REcommendations for upper level jumper in terms of "deep, half deep, shallow"...
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    He's coming home to Sherwood Park, Alberta. Just...

    He's coming home to Sherwood Park, Alberta. Just outside Edmonton. I WISH I could get a shipping company to bring him sooner! This is taking so long!
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    A Story for all you breeders!

    With A Happy Ending
    I am in the process of buying a fabulous young gelding from a holsteiner breeder in Virginia. He is a Coconut Grove/Cassini I/LancerI 6 year old. I am VERY excited!

    This was a...
  17. Thread: Coconut Grove

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    Thanks PatO, I'm so excited. He is out of an...

    Thanks PatO, I'm so excited. He is out of an incredible Holsteiner mare line too. Basically the exact mare I would want to put CG on. Tuesday can't come soon enough!
  18. Thread: Coconut Grove

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    UPDATE! Wish me luck

    Well, through all my research, all the videos the seller has sent me, and through all the conversations I've had with various people I trust, I have decided to vet the coconut grove youngster. This...
  19. Oh to add, I would be pretty upset if my BO...

    Oh to add, I would be pretty upset if my BO refused to let me take feed that I had already paid for through my board to the shows. Switching hay/feed is hard on a horse and no athlete should switch...
  20. Nope, never once been charged. I show a lot and...

    Nope, never once been charged. I show a lot and my barn owner provides my feed. I pay for it as part of my contract to board there. If I had to also buy extra feed 2-3x per month my board wouldn't be...
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    "I am a bit confused about what you are talking...

    "I am a bit confused about what you are talking about regarding putting stallions on EVERYTHING. Do you mean drugs for the hunter ring or joint supplements or injecting hocks, etc or what?
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    "This is exactly what I was saying, as was...

    "This is exactly what I was saying, as was MaggieF. There are tremendous breeding assets on circuit right now, both mares and stallions. Many of the competition stallions were purchased for top $$$...
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    It says on the website horses need to be paid in...

    It says on the website horses need to be paid in full within 3 days of the sale. So, I don't think they'll be any payment plans. PLEASE correct if I'm wrong.

    Also, did these guys come over from...
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    I bought a samshield and rode in it at Spruce...

    I bought a samshield and rode in it at Spruce Meadows last fall. Great fit. I can't wear the GPA's cuz I look like a ridiculous mushroom. I have a very small head and it's narrow. I look terrible in...
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    MaggieF Didn't you say that your approved...

    MaggieF
    Didn't you say that your approved home-bred stallions are out of imported mares and imported semen because you wanted "a good base".

    We are so quick to give advice and point fingers....
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