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  1. Fair Hill April Intermediate--what to expect?

    I've done one intermediate (fairly solid one) with my gelding and am planning on doing a prelim and then moving back up if all goes well this spring. How is the April Fair Hill OI? It says...
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    SEPowell, there's a difference between high...

    SEPowell, there's a difference between high quality feed and high octane feed. Always feed high quality of course, but not every horse needs high energy grain, such as ones with a high level of...
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    I walk my guy on the pavement. I'm like...

    I walk my guy on the pavement. I'm like Yellowbritches, it makes me nervous, but I have to do some pavement to get to our gravel roads. He's shod in front with studs in winter, barefoot behind. I...
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    Where to board/stay in Southern Pines?

    I have a group of 6ish riders and 11ish horses headed for SP in February, but I'm not sure where to look for stalls and human lodging. Any places or websites anyone can recommend? (I already have a...
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    Denny: "Puke off the side, not on the neck." I...

    Denny: "Puke off the side, not on the neck." I use this in all my sport psychology workshops :-)
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    Jump it like you jump a vertical in stadium. ...

    Jump it like you jump a vertical in stadium. Eyes on the top of the bank, hocks under, front end up, bouncy canter.
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    LOVE the head tilt!! I do it all the time...I...

    LOVE the head tilt!! I do it all the time...I tried not to the other day while I was teaching on a circle and I got kinda dizzy :-)
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    ANOTHER horse pricing question

    Coming over from eventingland, have NO idea how to price things in the h/j world, so what would be a reasonable asking price?
    8 year old, 15.3h chestnut TB mare (yeah, I know!) 4 white sox and a...
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    If your friend wants to resell if he doesn't work...

    If your friend wants to resell if he doesn't work out as an eventer, then you're probably selling to the hunter world, yes? I recently took my lovely but non-xc-loving chestnut mare to a hunter...
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    Susan Merle-Smith's High Wind Farm in Monkton, VT...

    Susan Merle-Smith's High Wind Farm in Monkton, VT has 4 different ditches and 2 trakheners, all very user friendly. Maybe a little far for you but great if you want to do a bunch in one day. She's...
  11. Thread: Does this exist?

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    At the winter festival in Wellington I once saw a...

    At the winter festival in Wellington I once saw a team competition where the dressage riders had to do a 3'6" showjumping round and the showjumpers had to do a 3rd level dressage test--they swapped...
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    H/J sales barns in the Northeast?

    I have a nice mare who doesn't want to event and would make a lovely eq or jumper horse. Can anyone give me names of reputable sales/consignment barns in the northeast? I'm way out of my element...
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    Groton House acceptance list?

    Anyone have any idea when it will be posted? We're past closing date, I called the secretary but haven't heard back. Could it be that EVERYONE actually got in? That doesn't seem possible...or at...
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    My favorite image: drop your shoulder blades into...

    My favorite image: drop your shoulder blades into your back pockets. That way you're engaging the correct muscles, not hunching your shoulders and pulling your elbows back. Works like a dream.
  15. Thread: gallop position

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    "Straight leg" is not "knees and ankles locked." ...

    "Straight leg" is not "knees and ankles locked." Nowhere in Jennie's article does she say anything about locking joints. Neither do the O'Connors, at least not in the clinics where I've ridden with...
  16. "People who claim that money doesn't buy...

    "People who claim that money doesn't buy happiness clearly don't know where to shop."

    AMEN! :D

    And I'm all for the horse lorry. Is that thing really only $50K? ("Only" being totally relative...
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    [QUOTE=Dawnd;4597979]I was surprised how much I...

    [QUOTE=Dawnd;4597979]I was surprised how much I enjoyed watching the jog. I have the most stunning picture of WFP looking right at my camera, as if it was a personal portrait.


    She's right about...
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    A groom is definitely a must-have in the 10...

    A groom is definitely a must-have in the 10 minute box. You can't do everything that needs to be done yourself. Yes, people are there and will be helpful, but that's technically not their job. ...
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    Charles Owen hat deodorizer works great and...

    Charles Owen hat deodorizer works great and doesn't have an icky smell like Febreze, and it won't irritate your skin.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-36143&ids=586284994
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    I used to own a mare named Leapin' Lizzie. At...

    I used to own a mare named Leapin' Lizzie. At the end of one test, I saluted and just burst out laughing. The judge laughed too and said, "Well, that's what you get for naming her that."
    BTW, I...
  21. He has a horse entered at Rolex--I hope they make...

    He has a horse entered at Rolex--I hope they make it--would love to see him ride in person! I've been on "stall rest" and just finished his autobiography...lots of "if I knew then what I know now, I...
  22. Given that Mark Todd knows pretty much everything...

    Given that Mark Todd knows pretty much everything there is to know about the sport in both formats (along w/ showjumping, steeplechasing and flat racing on his resume), I think his opinion is...
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    Sorry, but if your horse is going to be...

    Sorry, but if your horse is going to be "confused" by being asked to travel in different frames, then he has no business being an event horse. The whole point of three phases is to have your horse...
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    Denny & others w/experience weigh in:

    How are your conditioning programs the same or different for eventing vs CTR or Endurance? I mean for your current eventers, doing horse trials, not CCIs.
  25. The owner of the facility has a right to expect a...

    The owner of the facility has a right to expect a cut of any income made at that facility. While it's true she's not taking up any space, your jumping trainer is, technically, using your other...
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