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    Keep on Going

    I am pushing 65 and retiring. One of the things I am looking forward to doing is getting in shape and riding my horse again. I have osteoarthitis from the waist down from my many falls in my 50s...
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    It is not just the Ladies

    I have the fortune/misfortune to be married to a stay clean person. We both clean equally dirty horses and I look like something the cat drug in and left and he is pristine. It does not matter what...
  3. Back In the Dark Ages

    When I was in high school, I owned and rode a Morgan mare. I got a call one week and the gentleman who looked after my mare called to tell me that Maude had been running around loose for a week and...
  4. King's Saddlery (I think)

    If I have the name right, King's Saddlery in Sheridan, Wyoming has a tack museum with all sorts of tack on display. The shop is known for its ropes at rodeo's so someone should know if I am right...
  5. Large Party

    I was talking with a friend today and she told me a story about when she waitressed. She had a large party of 15 and they ordered everything. She was delivering the deserts and when she reached the...
  6. Beverly

    Correct. My husband and I bought Hank and Gotham shortly before Anne retired. Hank will be 28 in January and Gotham, who knows. We can't read his tat.
  7. Saxy

    Many years ago when I rode the Seneca Valley String of hunt horses regularly, they had a Saddlebred named Saxy. He jumped like a deer and his extended trot was faster than most horses could canter. ...
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    My Barn

    uses Bobbi Jankauskas to do their blankets. She picks them up, washes them and does whatever else you need or want done to them. I think she is reasonable. You can reach her at jankj@citink.net.
  9. Thread: Treed Fox

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    Treed Fox

    Hunter's Rest took a fabulous picture of a gray fox that the Old Dominion Hunt treed on January 3rd. I certainly didn't know that fox could climb trees, but her picture shows us that fox can indeed...
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    Over the Years

    My husband and I have "rescued" a number of dogs. If they have tags, we take them home. We found one Corgi barking at cars in the middle of a very busy road, at night when it was raining. All the...
  11. Thread: Warrenton Hunt?

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    Whicker, If you are in Orlean, I think you are in...

    Whicker, If you are in Orlean, I think you are in Old Dominion territory. However call Wateryglen, she can give you the info. The Warrenton Hunt website is not up now or I would give you the URL.
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    Rent some goats. There is an article in the May...

    Rent some goats. There is an article in the May 14th Washington Post about one of the localities renting goats to clear the thick brush on a property. The goats will eat everything up to 6 feet...
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    another way

    Like many others, my horse is tall (17HH) and I am older. I do both legs out of the stirrups and swing off, but I grab the right stirrup leather as I do and use it as a brake and something to keep...
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    Back in the Day

    When I was young and limber, my mare would grab the bit and go. At 5'8" and 115 lbs, there was no way for me to out power her. What I would do is relax the pull on the reins, she would relax her...
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    It depends

    Aa lot of how much you should weigh depends on what makes up that weight. I would like to lose 60 lbs or so and it will not take me down to the 135 range and I am 5'8"ish too, but I carry a lot of...
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    Horses and History

    On your way between Warrenton and Middleburg, don't forget to tour the Bull Run battlefield. Others know it as the battlefield for the 1st and 2nd Manassas fights where Stonewall Jackson got his...
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    PM her Address

    War Admiral would you send me her address in a PM. I would love to have a similar portrait of my old divo, Hank. He thinks he is the best horse around and I have to agree with him. He may be 24,...
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    Old Dominion Races This Weekend

    Don't forget that the Old Dominion Point to Point Races are Saturday April 9th and the Hunter Paces are Sunday, April 10th. Come one, come all.

    I am sure Hunter's Rest and Wateryglen will be...
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    A Tale of Two Horses

    My husband and I each own a horse. My hubbies horse has a very full mane and tail. He prefers them long and full, but does try and neaten him up every so often. Neither of us knows how to pull a...
  20. Thread: Equi Therapy

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    Equi Therapy

    I am trying to find out if there is a good equi-therapy group around the Alexandria/Mt. Vernon area. I know about Movern Park and Rock Creek park, but not others that would be closer to the...
  21. Thread: Truck whore...

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    Working My Way UP

    I started in trucks back in 1986 with my little Nissan Hardbody pickup. It is totally tricked out and even has a sun roof. My husband thought I was crazy at the time, but that baby is still running...
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    Cider Vinegar Rinse

    For the final rinse after washing, put a cup of Cider vinegar in a bucket and rinse them with the mixture. will make coat very shinny and I think it helps with flies too. Works well for human hair...
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    Health Food stores

    Whole Foods, Weggmans, I-herb all carry peppermint oil and spearmint if you prefer it. Don't get the straight stuff on you, it is too strong.
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    It is Fun too

    I have fun chasing the squirrels away from my bird feeder using a super Shooter squirt gun. I have a blast chasing them down the street, the super shooter has a range of around 30 feet. Add the...
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    Another Job

    I saw a show about Bernese Mountain dogs that were trained as draft animals. One farm hitched the Bernie to a cart and used the dog to haul bales of hay to the horses. They can haul the manure...
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