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  1. I second the back off and let her grow some more....

    I second the back off and let her grow some more. I have 16.2hd 3 year old that I am continuing to allow to be a pasture ornament until next spring/early summer. He's a July baby, end of July as a...
  2. Gonna have to check out Guardians of the Galaxy. ...

    Gonna have to check out Guardians of the Galaxy. Saw Lucy and was underwhelmed. So enjoyed The Fifth Element more (same director).

    Is Noah good? Was thinking of renting it.
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    Recently Finshed: Written in My Heart's Own...

    Recently Finshed: Written in My Heart's Own Blood (Love the Outlander series); The Martian by Andy Weir which is excellent; The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness and concludes her A Discovery of...
  4. Marriage is hard but I think parenting is even...

    Marriage is hard but I think parenting is even harder; or maybe it's parenting on top of marriage. Anyway, for the longest time I did not want kids partly because my husband was such an adolescent. ...
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    Gah! Marriage is stinking hard. My husband is...

    Gah! Marriage is stinking hard. My husband is emotionally distant and comes by it naturally as his parents are as well. We're opposites. I'm outgoing and he's introverted. We've been married 22...
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    Exactly. I *knew* as a very young child that...

    Exactly. I *knew* as a very young child that horses were absolutely wonderful. Even when they were pitching me into the dirt, I still wanted back on.

    I've been putting my daughter up on...
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    Great post pacific_jumper. Thank you for your...

    Great post pacific_jumper. Thank you for your perspective!
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    Yep. I suspect we've got the same going on here...

    Yep. I suspect we've got the same going on here and she will ride him the minimum to justify keeping him not because she's really into to but because she just doesn't want to give up a possession. ...
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    Meh, for me it's been more about sharing the joy...

    Meh, for me it's been more about sharing the joy of something I love and find very enriching; not playing fantasy dress up. And for the record, we never did leadline. I'm just trying to give her...
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    Heh! :lol: Not exactly. She must keep riding...

    Heh! :lol: Not exactly. She must keep riding her pony in order to justify keeping him. If she wants to keep helping with the horses regardless of keeping and riding a horse herself, that's...
  11. Love how she's talking to her horse. I would do...

    Love how she's talking to her horse. I would do that as well if it wouldn't ruin my footing!
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    Thank you and you are probably right. Whether or...

    Thank you and you are probably right. Whether or not she keeps doing it, she will always know her way around the horses and will be able to pitch in and help. I'll support whatever she does as I am...
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    Gah! Girls and their drama. Change of tune,...

    Gah! Girls and their drama. Change of tune, dear daughter has reconsidered and now does want to keep riding in addition to cheerleading. She brought it up to me last night at the barn. Seems she's...
  14. I have both an ECP non-slip contoured jump pad...

    I have both an ECP non-slip contoured jump pad and the dressage pad for my rubbery skinned draft crosses and they stay put perfectly. Love them and I am not using any other padding. Am planning on...
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    Thanks! That worked. Wonderful interview!

    Thanks! That worked. Wonderful interview!
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    Cool. For some stupid reason I am blocked from...

    Cool. For some stupid reason I am blocked from EN at work but will check it out when I get home.
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    Yes, you encapsulated it perfectly. I am kind of...

    Yes, you encapsulated it perfectly. I am kind of mourning what is not meant to be. :( And we've got a great little group of adults and kids all riding and showing with our coach, but again, it's...
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    Nice filly! Yes, you do have to be vigilant that...

    Nice filly! Yes, you do have to be vigilant that summer babies don't lie down in the sun and cook themselves by keeping them in and underneath fans on the really hot days. I've just AIed my TB mare...
  19. $600 on average for shipped fresh semen per cycle.

    $600 on average for shipped fresh semen per cycle.
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    Thanks. Got it.

    Thanks. Got it.
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    I wish, but she's got cheerleading on the brain...

    I wish, but she's got cheerleading on the brain right now. Otherwise, my Friesian/Percheron would be perfect for that but he's for sale too darn it.
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    I am now offering him to lease as well as for...

    I am now offering him to lease as well as for sale.

    Question: In a lease arrangement, who pays for what in the way of routine care (shots, worming, farrier) and vet care, if required?
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    Thank you! Joey is my heart horse.

    Thank you! Joey is my heart horse.
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    Thanks. He is definitely one super dude. He's...

    Thanks. He is definitely one super dude. He's been shown at Devon in hand and was even an ad model for State Line Tack while Charlie Moorcroft had him in Wellington, FL doing small children's...
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    But alto she's had both opportunities and she's...

    But alto she's had both opportunities and she's still ambivalent. We trail ride and she likes it fine, but again, isn't enthusiastic about it. I coach her at home between lessons and you can just...
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