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    I've ridden everything from race horses to...

    I've ridden everything from race horses to hunters to jumpers and now western. I always ride everything along the lines of classical dressage, as do most of the good riders and trainers I know,...
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    I only ever put hinds on a horse that needs them....

    I only ever put hinds on a horse that needs them. My last show hunter had textbook perfect form and the best lead change ever, with no hind shoes. She was just an awesome naturally well balanced...
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    Cute boots! I find, though, they all tend to...

    Cute boots! I find, though, they all tend to look the same when covered in barn dirt and mud. I still wear the LL Bean types for barn work, and switch in to my Kroops for riding.
  4. True, when looking at premium senior feeds, it's...

    True, when looking at premium senior feeds, it's splitting hairs. OP, how much senior feed are you feeding? Is it according to the label on the bag?
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    No you are making an very very incorrect...

    No you are making an very very incorrect assumption. I know the purpose of the curb strap, and galloped horses at the race track for over a decade, and each and every race horse went to the track...
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    LOL, I'd probably shoot myself!

    LOL, I'd probably shoot myself!
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    Whatever you do, do NOT blow to pieces my...

    Whatever you do, do NOT blow to pieces my precious "King of the Wind" book!!! I believe in every last bit of it, down to the kitty cat.
  8. Another vote for TC Senior, and she is very lucky...

    Another vote for TC Senior, and she is very lucky to have you!
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    Welcome! What types of western riding do you...

    Welcome! What types of western riding do you plan on doing? There are different types of western saddles depending on if you want to do trail riding, showing, cutting, reining, etc. The best place...
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    Why would you think a curb strap bothers me? What...

    Why would you think a curb strap bothers me? What bothers me is people pulling a bit through a horse's mouth. You tend to make an awful lot of assumptions about people and then go on to write...
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    I agree, and to turn theory into fact, you need...

    I agree, and to turn theory into fact, you need studies. Cuz sometimes even really smart people are wrong, and don't connect the dots correctly. When the study does not prove the hypothesis, there...
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    Good points. It's not unusual for an equine or...

    Good points. It's not unusual for an equine or large animal vet to get a little tired of the hours and travel, and opt for the more conventional schedule and office setting of a small animal...
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    Another vote for TC Senior, and all the hay he...

    Another vote for TC Senior, and all the hay he can eat.
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    Again, why would anyone get on a colt without...

    Again, why would anyone get on a colt without doing the requisite groundwork??? That's not the way I roll.
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    OK, I've never heard of leg position in relation...

    OK, I've never heard of leg position in relation to the inseam. In fact, I think that my English breeches did not have inseams, the seam was on the outside of the leg. But as I sit here in my...
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    In theory LOL! Most of the time we end up on our...

    In theory LOL! Most of the time we end up on our butts.
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    I define "my space" as the point that a horse...

    I define "my space" as the point that a horse walks up to me and I feel pressure to move away to avoid being stepped on. If they get to close to me, the horse gets driven out of MY SPACE. If I get...
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    ALWAYS keep the baby well away from the horses in...

    ALWAYS keep the baby well away from the horses in case something goes wrong.
  19. I rock the pink Schmidt bibs on a daily basis!

    I rock the pink Schmidt bibs on a daily basis!
  20. Do You Wear Nice, Cute, Pricey Clothes to the Barn?

    I love this jacket but can't imagine wearing it to the barn!!!

    http://shop.gooderider.com/p/couture-jacket

    I choose most of my barn wear with the conditions that they have to be washable and...
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    Another thought - not sure where you are, but my...

    Another thought - not sure where you are, but my ring has a frozen spot where a tree's shadow never really goes away. So if you are in a northern area, maybe think about how high the hedge will grow...
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    I'd really crunch numbers, especially if you are...

    I'd really crunch numbers, especially if you are hoping to retire in 7-12 years. And if you have a farm, you never really retire!

    Also check stable licensing laws in your state, in mine, you...
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    Whatever you budget per horse per day for hay.

    Whatever you budget per horse per day for hay.
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    'good for you It's completely legal to show in...

    'good for you It's completely legal to show in that bit two handed in WDAA, so feel free to enter at A any time you're ready

    (I like Billy Allen's, too)."

    LOL it's ski season!
  25. It's a flax-based soy-free vitamin mineral...

    It's a flax-based soy-free vitamin mineral supplement. I use it on my horses, as I had one that I thought was a little soy intolerant. Have since sold that horse, and I am looking around for a less...
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