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  1. $600 gets (in no particular order) a great...

    $600 gets (in no particular order) a great covered ring w/ mirrors along a short side, large jumping ring, amazing pasture, beautiful stalls that are rebedded daily, wash racks with hot water, heated...
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    Yes!!!! THAT'S the update I wanted to see :-)...

    Yes!!!! THAT'S the update I wanted to see :-)
    Best of luck to Diesel and his new person!
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    This is so not what I need! I have more than...

    This is so not what I need! I have more than enough beasties, but I keep checking. I really want to come back & read about the great home he's heading to.....
  4. It's going to be tough - for sure. It sounds like...

    It's going to be tough - for sure. It sounds like Hollins is preparing to welcome Sweet Briar students: https://www.hollins.edu/news/president-grays-statement-closing-sweet-briar-college/
  5. I just heard this from my daughter, who went to...

    I just heard this from my daughter, who went to Hollins. I have to say, it makes me sad....
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    What a cutie!! Someone has to want him.....

    What a cutie!! Someone has to want him.....
  7. I had a similar experience (trying on every boot...

    I had a similar experience (trying on every boot at Dover) with different take-away.

    I have a pair of custom Vogel boots that suddenly have become impossible to take off. I literally cried the...
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    My mother taught me that trick (not on purpose)....

    My mother taught me that trick (not on purpose). It's amazing how dense - and small - a wool sweater can get...

    If the weight is close to what you want and you're really going to try it, I'd start...
  9. Thanks! I always felt it was more of a fashion...

    Thanks! I always felt it was more of a fashion thing. Having gone from eventing to hunters, and now to hunting, I've seen what's popular in each.
    Though I love the saddle with square cantle that...
  10. Just curious jaybird660, why would you 'need' a...

    Just curious jaybird660, why would you 'need' a square cantle? I've ridden in both square and round and haven't noticed that makes a difference to me.
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    Thanks szipi, I'll keep that in mind! I've had...

    Thanks szipi, I'll keep that in mind!

    I've had some folks try to contact me and I have cleared some space in my mailbox for PM's.
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    Need videographer in Ocala

    Can anyone recommend a good videographer in the Ocala, FL area? I need some good video of my yearling filly.
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    Very pretty! I wonder if you washed that loose &...

    Very pretty! I wonder if you washed that loose & coarse wool if it would tighten up, or if you'd just end up with felt ;-)
  14. Small update - practice is going well. We've...

    Small update - practice is going well.
    We've been standing for periods when we hack out on the trail and I've also been making him stand in the ring while we watch others go ( about 15+ minutes...
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    If you don't mind my asking, what pattern are you...

    If you don't mind my asking, what pattern are you using?
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    Wow, thanks for bumping this up!

    Wow, thanks for bumping this up!
  17. I've often wondered about just how one goes about...

    I've often wondered about just how one goes about teaching a horse to ground tie. That sounds like another useful skill for my guy to learn!
  18. Interesting Foxglove! I know what you mean, and...

    Interesting Foxglove! I know what you mean, and I've seen it too. I've just never needed that kind of standing around before ;-)

    My guy generally stands well when I'm on the ground. I'm not sure...
  19. Hell, I would gladly have let him graze!! ;-) I...

    Hell, I would gladly have let him graze!! ;-) I even pointed him at some yummy stuff (when there was yummy stuff to be had)....

    We're going to be practicing just standing while mounted. I realized...
  20. I'll try to be more consistent with the slack...

    I'll try to be more consistent with the slack rein (tried it a couple times on Wednesday). He's got his own engine, but he's generally happy to go around with his nose poking out and I can usually...
  21. Thank you jawa! You have touched on a few of...

    Thank you jawa!

    You have touched on a few of the things we're working on.

    Saddle fit is not ideal. He's definitely one to let me know when he's not happy about saddle fit and not standing isn't...
  22. Please tell me your stories of horses who got better....

    ...about standing at checks.

    My TB and I have been out a few times now (we're both new to hunting), and in all aspects but one, he's been solid. That one has been a real pain; he doesn't stand at...
  23. This is very interesting to me! I am new to...

    This is very interesting to me! I am new to hunting myself, and only recently took my horse on his first hunt. Our hunt has a few (non-staff) members who carry whips, but they are in the minority....
  24. It's easy to tell someone you don't know to put...

    It's easy to tell someone you don't know to put down their horse. It's not easy to be the person facing a difficult decision!
    I'm sorry those of you who are so quick to say 'put her down' have had...
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    I use the Pony Club method: clean, condition,...

    I use the Pony Club method: clean, condition, protect. I clean with Kirk's castille soap, condition with Leather Therapy conditioner (sometimes add olive oil to it), and finish with a protective...
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