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    my daughters horse got cast but upon hearing that...

    my daughters horse got cast but upon hearing that trainers voice managed to stand [likely ready to flee]
  2. Poll: I rather think the loss is but part of the story...

    I rather think the loss is but part of the story
    blame is likely the other part.
    as a club treasurer I have seen it all
    and once when one was at the making amends step
    a check shows up out of...
  3. well this is one of those situations that you...

    well this is one of those situations that you wont know until the noise test
    perhaps a draft cross horse not forward enough for the hunt
    the sort that takes a lot of leg to keep them moving
    one...
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    another old duffer responds new members; they...

    another old duffer responds
    new members; they are where you find them
    one of our master emeritus found me while on a hack at the local park
    I think it was 1989

    over the years I have observed...
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    buying a place where you can keep your horses at...

    buying a place where you can keep your horses at home
    ....................................OR...................................
    how to turn a modest fortune in to debt in just 20 years
  6. Poll: in town heavily wooded buffer between the road...

    in town
    heavily wooded buffer between the road and private horse barn with fenced pasture, entrances and fencing "posted" No trespassing
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    the best day in hunting is when that dim glow of...

    the best day in hunting is when that dim glow of equine intelligence glows a bit brighter, your horse realizes he is going where everyone else is going anyway, and comes back to hand without the...
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    I think when the Farrier charges extra for the...

    I think when the Farrier charges extra for the big shoes
    I'm the old duffer on the right on DWBxCLYDE
    http://www.pbase.com/lesliegra/image/103789742
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    cost comparison

    of course it varies by hunt but generally less expensive than showing depending...

    assume one has a trailer/towing vehicle,
    most of the needed tack and apparel, and
    a suitable horse

    here...
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    less is more

    horses are out door animals
    Ive hunted on some cold days and except for wet legs from creek crossings breaking through the thin ice [knee deep] he was never bothered much by the cold.
    [I was field...
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    like any change in feed

    watch their weight over the longer interval
    a richer hay in the same amounts will require more work or less grain
    if allowed they will over eat with the usual resultant troubles
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    experienced

    an experienced hunt horse or
    a calm horse you have a lot of experience on.
    [we boarded across from a public park with event cources]
    http://www.qpee.org/docs/home.html I just did novice jumps
    ...
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    in your search the more important question you...

    in your search the more important question you should ask is WHY is anyone one willing to sell a horse with that list of accomplishments for under $20K

    unless he developed those accomplishments in...
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    the saddle you use will make a big difference

    calf blocks are not uncommon to keep the pitching forward to a min.
    a one legged amputee in our hunt uses this.
    http://www.chaar.us/products/Prestige-Nona-Garson-Jumping-Saddle.html
    pricy but...
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    if they fear it its a problem. [flame suite on]

    once a horse of mine was stubborn about loading not in the morning going somewhere just for the ride home and way too big to push in.

    I went to a person who had never failed but when the usual...
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    errors and omissions

    close as I can guess from our mislocation is that it is based on the
    pre 2005 secretaries home address
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    stiff and dry thong

    once I opened the package I found the leather stiff and dry
    a cup of needs-foot oil and rubbing alcohol 50/50 with the thong into a zip lock
    bag
    flip occasionally for several days, drain, dry,...
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    not exactly as usual with things political,...

    not exactly

    as usual with things political, neither side is pleased
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    how long do you want it to last

    pulling a load puts extra wear on things
    the lighter things are to begin with the shorter the life
    you wouldn't put a pony hitch in front of a beer wagon, would you?
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    title 9 trolls

    I would be less concerned with the outward trappings rather than the function.
    in our club, of the 10 board members, the ratio [this year] is 2M/8F
    all the staff have 'em
    if those that don't...
  21. some can be a bit more of a challenge

    rains the night B4 left our creeks a bit high
    I went and looked at the most down stream crossing on the HP course.
    horse OK, but I would not try it on a short pony or in a truck.
    everyone finished...
  22. Talisman

    I once had the good fortune while visiting White Oak plantation to ride with the late Howard Gilman. he put me up on a retired show jumper and we went out on his XC course. all you had to do was look...
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    how bad is it ????

    after every show there is that bit of kvetching that the trainers do with the show management. what they liked and what they didn't.

    for about 50 years we have held this show outdoors and it has...
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    where are you located in IL

    we are north of st louis near IL

    www.bridlespur.com
  25. Thread: Hunt training

    by armandh
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    DIY advise

    lots of up hill and down dale esp very controlled slow down hill trot & canter to build the anterior muscles needed to slow and stop. lots of water crossing lots of riding in groups. quick sharp...
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