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    I commute by public transit - 45 min/hr to...

    I commute by public transit - 45 min/hr to work/home (each way). From transit station to barn: 10 mins or less, from barn to home approx. 15 mins. From barn to trainer (aaargh) 45 mins. (once a...
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    Be careful re Charmacs if they have the...

    Be careful re Charmacs if they have the "composite" floor. Friends had her horse's foot/leg go THROUGH the floor in a nearly-new trailer. Fortunately, it was parked at the time! No sign of any...
  3. To each his own. I can't think of a nicer...

    To each his own. I can't think of a nicer afternoon than to go for a leisurely trail ride with a little radio and earbuds so I can listen to the ballgame as I ride. Go Giants! Beat L.A.!! ROFLOL ...
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    The equal but opposite version: Draft crosses...

    The equal but opposite version: Draft crosses advertised as "warmbloods." NO IT ISN"T. It's a ONE-OFF DRAFT CROSS Grrrrrrrr.
  5. Nothing wrong with the quality of the training,...

    Nothing wrong with the quality of the training, nothing wrong with the quality or even the prices of the horses. What is/was wrong is the high pressure sale tactics.
  6. True story: Friend took lessons up there. Got...

    True story: Friend took lessons up there. Got dumped a few times, but accepted that she wasn't the greatest rider in the world and the lessons were really helping, especially on horses trained far...
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    When I was eventing (prelim), my honkin' big Appy...

    When I was eventing (prelim), my honkin' big Appy eventer got all the hay he could eat and several pounds of grain. When he retired to being a trail horse, the only grain he got was enough to...
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    *shrug* Gal at our barn enamored of clicker...

    *shrug* Gal at our barn enamored of clicker training tried to train her horse to pick up its feet, to load in the trailer, click, click for everything - the horse did nothing. She spent a week -...
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    Tell me about it!! LOL Also, re stretchy circle,...

    Tell me about it!! LOL Also, re stretchy circle, true, it's better now that he's schooling a fairly solid 2nd level, but he IS half-Arab, not to mention ADHD. I know "everyone" says that...
  10. Well, darn, then I want a separate category for...

    Well, darn, then I want a separate category for Crabbet line horses, since my Araloosa's sire was a Crabbet line horse (Aul Magic). ;0) And then another category for "Foundation Appaloosas" as...
  11. I have been tempted to put "Native American...

    I have been tempted to put "Native American Warmblood." (Appaloosa) LOL
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    Hmmm. I tend to stay put unless something...

    Hmmm. I tend to stay put unless something happens to force the move. I've moved twice because my trainer moved. All within the County, I didn't have a trailer at the time, so I moved. Then I...
  13. Ah, you are so right!! I am so much an...

    Ah, you are so right!! I am so much an "Appaloosa" person that I didn't even look at the Arabian ranking. My BAD!! And ditto the "who cares," though we are going to attempt the leap to 2nd level...
  14. LOL!!! So, my purpose bred for dressage horse...

    LOL!!! So, my purpose bred for dressage horse ranks 33rd (Appaloosa).....and 87th (Appaloosa cross). He's ahead of both Knabstruppers and Friesian crosses, not to mention Selle Francais (? guess...
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    FWIW - Once, when I was juuuust about ready to...

    FWIW - Once, when I was juuuust about ready to move from TL to 1st on my old horse - we're talking circa 1995/96, I showed a couple of TL tests at a 3*** show. My horse performed really well and got...
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    West Coast too: You want a good score - horse...

    West Coast too: You want a good score - horse should look well prepared to do 1st level when showing training/2nd level when showing 1st, etc. There are exceptions, but most judges want the...
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    Dear OP - I think perhaps it was just your...

    Dear OP - I think perhaps it was just your phrasing. Saying "you don't have the time" does make it sound like you're hoping a horse - any horse - Friesian or otherwise - will just "do it" without...
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    ? I've seen Trakheners from 15. 2h.h. to 17.2...

    ? I've seen Trakheners from 15. 2h.h. to 17.2 h.h., most in the 16 hands to 16.3 range. I've seen Hanoverians pretty much in the same range. Granted, there is historically more Arab and TB in the...
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    Just think, I was 62 when I bought mine as an...

    Just think, I was 62 when I bought mine as an unstarted 2.5 year old. 7 years, one strained MCL (his) and one broken arm (mine) later and we're showing 2nd level, but um.....it's been an adventure. ...
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    Okay. So I'm a little warped: Even my truck's...

    Okay. So I'm a little warped: Even my truck's vanity plates are HT4SPTS (Hot for Spots).

    I've owned pure TB, appendix QH (7/8ths TB), I've ridden Arabs, WBs, (large) ponies, TWHs,...
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    I'd guess she didn't need to put on spurs! LOL

    I'd guess she didn't need to put on spurs! LOL
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    My first event horse never really showed his age,...

    My first event horse never really showed his age, but was euthanized by his then-owners at age 25, when he went blind in his one remaining eye. He had been hunted the fall/winter before and the vet...
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    One eye, yes. Totally blind, no. I had an...

    One eye, yes. Totally blind, no. I had an eventing schoolmaster (he'd been rated at Intemediate), with whom, when he was 16, I won a Preliminary Level horse trial. A few weeks before the event, his...
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    I'm embarrassed I can't remember her name, and I...

    I'm embarrassed I can't remember her name, and I know she had a rough go at the Atlanta Olympics, but there was the gal who was on the US Team who had a good competitive record (obviously, to make...
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    On the other hand, I will be suffering through...

    On the other hand, I will be suffering through the summer, but the temps here in NoCal rarely reach the levels they do in the true South, where I understand their show season is more like Winter into...
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