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  1. Risk is the dog that bites at our heels every...

    Risk is the dog that bites at our heels every moment of every day. We are lucky when we can stay ahead of him.

    We have chosen lives (having horses, not just eventing) that have packs of dogs at...
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    Events with trade fairs?

    I've been to the trade fair at Rolex, which really seems to love my wallet. Are there any other events that have shopping trade fairs that are worth the trip to watch and spend money on horse stuff?
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    Survey on Body Protectors

    Hi All!

    I'm doing some research about body protectors.

    And I've started a google docs for to start collecting data. Would you consider:

    A. Taking the form
    B. Suggest additional questions...
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    Ideal?

    I would be happy if the stars would align (footing, weather, daylight hours, work hours, health) and I could ride every AM before work and then again when I got home at night.

    This time of year,...
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    What friend doesn't call back? There are lots...

    What friend doesn't call back?

    There are lots of posts on this forum of people being uneasy breaking ties, cutting losses or telling people the truth. It's not hard to do and usually everyone in...
  6. Picture this: Two 13-year old girls taking a...

    Picture this:

    Two 13-year old girls taking a couple of school horses out for a hack. Instructor says, "Stay away from the jumps". We immediately head to the jumps.

    First jump, I kid you not,...
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    I can't offer any help but I spent some time in...

    I can't offer any help but I spent some time in St. Augustine once and thought that I could live there. I loved the big old houses.

    NO idea about what it's actually like and it has nothing to do...
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    Again it goes back to your goals as s65 stated. ...

    Again it goes back to your goals as s65 stated.

    If your goal is the development of the working relationship with your horse, waiting until it is you in the saddle, would be the more sound choice....
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    I did "big step - little step" game. Basically...

    I did "big step - little step" game. Basically got my horse to follow the size of my steps from really big to really, really small. And only getting her to do it by copying me as I said big step, big...
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    I feel like i murdered someone. I have a...

    I feel like i murdered someone.

    I have a hollow feeling before XC warmup that goes fades as soon as I head towards the startbox.

    It's the wait that kills me.
  11. It is a book that can be read every winter when...

    It is a book that can be read every winter when you don't feel like riding in 17 layers of long underwear.
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    When I watch a lot of jump rounds of a wide range...

    When I watch a lot of jump rounds of a wide range of horses, I think that it is easy to see when a horse might benefit from wearing a running martingale or attachment but much harder to tell when a...
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    My horse has a routine to eating dry cubes...She...

    My horse has a routine to eating dry cubes...She methodically bites each one in half but doesn't eat them, then bites them in half again. At this point she will eat half the batch saving a small...
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    What I seem to have a lot of...I have a LOT of. ...

    What I seem to have a lot of...I have a LOT of.

    Helmets, gloves, blankets, girths, saddlepads are the things that I seem to collect. It's not intentional but if I'm buying one thing at a store or...
  15. Thread: Early morning.

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    They DO know your name. It's Girl. Which means,...

    They DO know your name. It's Girl. Which means, you will never get old and you will always be the best person in the world.
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    I would prefer mine to have one of those...

    I would prefer mine to have one of those whirly-gigs on the top.
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    Poll: Vespucci for me! I love the two that I own.

    Vespucci for me! I love the two that I own.
  18. My horse taught herself. Prior to this she was...

    My horse taught herself. Prior to this she was difficult to load. Just would plant her feet and not move and if she got on she would bolt backwards before you could get the butt bar up.

    It was...
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    WFP makes me think of Gumby.

    WFP makes me think of Gumby.
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    He tells Waldo where to hide. (I admit, I saw...

    He tells Waldo where to hide.

    (I admit, I saw this months ago and am still laughing about it)
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    Thank you everyone for responding. Like I...

    Thank you everyone for responding.

    Like I said, I didn't have an opinion when I first asked the question and I think that what I was trying to get to is that Boyd is holding his own in...
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    It costs me, very little. It costs my husband a...

    It costs me, very little. It costs my husband a boatload! :D
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    Thanks Vic & Mustang! That's the response that...

    Thanks Vic & Mustang!

    That's the response that I was hoping to see. I mean the guy really steps up to the plate in the big games when it COUNTS. That to me is consistent (sure the lead up games,...
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    How is Boyd so consistent?

    I don't have any opinion, so do feel like you have to flame me or anything...

    But my first thought was:

    Why is he so consistent while others in the US seem inconsistent? (or perhaps even...
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    Sorry, guys. I probably just read a few posts...

    Sorry, guys. I probably just read a few posts with the wrong tone and funny-ha-ha became sort-of-weird-and-angry.

    Guess my funny bone is broken.

    I really love that an open forum gets people to...
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