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  1. Teacher meetings and cooperation

    My daughter, who is now a 23 year old middle school teacher, is visually impaired. I spent a lot of time pointing out to her teachers the things that she would find visually challenging. I let them...
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    Runkeeper

    I just tried Runkeeper - a free iphone app this weekend. We were scouting new driving trails by bicycle. Easy to change between kilometers and miles. I would recommend trying it. Keeps track of speed...
  3. Thread: Sprint Cart

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    Sprint Carts

    I have two friends who drive Sprint carts. One drives a mini and the other a Fjord. Both are very happy with them.
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    Carriage Driving Classifieds

    There is a Carriage Driving Classifieds group on Facebook too.
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    Renegade Fan

    I drive my pony in Renegades. Sunday we competed at a combined driving event. Barefoot for dressage and cones. Put on the Renegades for the marathon. Dirt roads with loose stones, steep inclines with...
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    Check out Combined Driving

    There are a lot of drivers that love eventing, but their bodies wouldn't let them continue.

    Combined Driving to the rescue. It's depressingly expensive, but a ton of fun!
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    Road Work

    I do a fair amount of paved road work with my barefoot 14.1h pony. Sometimes it's just 20 min segment of our work day, sometimes it's the entire hour. If it's just 20 min, I don't bother putting...
  8. Sprenger KK Conrad Ultra B Ring

    I found this on ebay a few months ago.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/hs-kk-conrad-ultra-b-ring-snffl/p/X1-01769/#ProductTabs

    I don't see it available in pony sizes. My 14.1 h Morgan goes in a...
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    Easyboot Epics

    I used Easyboot Epics on an 11.2 h pony. I found they slipped off when she cantered. I found that by wrapping her hoof in one layer of duct tape that they stayed on. I found them difficult to put on,...
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    CAA Proficiency

    I just listened to a presentation and picked up a syllabus. It's not designed to be a teaching experience. It's simply a test.

    I'm kinda with Trakehner on this. Nearly anyone can make it through...
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    Canadian Instructors

    Kirsten Brunner at Beaverwoods Farm in Hillsburgh would be worth checking out. She's a distance from you, but might be able to point you to an instructor closer to you.

    I started with a very safe...
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    Fit is key

    I drove an 11.2h pony on the roads and gravelly trails in Easy Boot Epics. They fit her pretty well. I found them difficult to put on, but there are not a lot of choices in her size 000. Her fronts...
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    Driving Videos

    I love Tim Maloy's videos on vimeo. Here's one of them.

    http://vimeo.com/3005369

    I had hip replacements and tried unsuccessfully to continue riding. A friend loaned me her schoolmaster driving...
  14. Good description of driving from the left hand

    http://www.coachmansdelight.com/CGuidePage.asp?pg=GUI25&k=27

    Andy has several articles on his website. If you're not in the area, ask about video lessons.
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    Scott Robinson

    Scott is wonderful with horses. He's got a natural way with them. He rides as well. He's in Ocala for the winter and can be reached at 603-387-1530.
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    Short term apartments

    I've stayed at Lexington Relocation apartments numerous times while in Lexington. They're great if you want some room to stretch out and would like to cook for yourself. They don't provide anything...
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    Heritage Winter Gloves

    I got some this fall and really like them. Sometimes it feels as if my hands get a bit sweaty in them, but they've stayed warm. I normally wear a 7 1/2 or 8 and I got them in an 8 so that I can wear...
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    One meal at a time

    I've also had some experience with weight loss. My best success came from redesigning one meal at a time. I started with breakfast and restocked my kitchen with Special K, oatmeal and other such...
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    Low vision eventing

    My daughter evented to Training with low vision. She did well enough to qualify for AEC's. As the mom, I worried alot! She found it relatively easy through Novice. At Training level, she would walk...
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    THR vs Resurf

    Based on what I've read and heard, if you're not an optimal resurf candidate, I would go with the THR. I was not an optimal PAO candidate and chose that route out of fear of THR. I ended up with a...
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    John Sarno books

    I've had lower back pain most of my life. I've got mild stenosis and an extra vertebra. During my first hip replacement in '06, I woke up from anethesia with burning pain down my leg. It took weeks...
  22. Hot Flashes

    I had that reaction to steriod injections too. I was told that it was the other ingredients in the "cocktail". It didn't last long.

    I've also spent a lot of time on naproxen. I sympathize with...
  23. Mallet Finger

    I broke my right index finger 8/09. I left it in a special "mallet splint" for about 8 weeks. Once out of the splint, I had physical therapy - massage, ultrasound, Iontophoresis etc. It's still...
  24. I turned to driving

    I had THR 4/06 & 6/06. Herniated disc L4-L5 during surgery. It's a risk. I was unable to do much of the recommended/necessary PT following the surgery. As a result, I've got a useless psoas muscle. I...
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    Riding after PAO/THR

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    My PAO was quite successful. My doc was Millis out of Children's - Boston. I would suspect that I'm probably part of his study regarding older women. He was honest with me - I knew THR...
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