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    Sunflower... How long have you had him?...

    Sunflower... How long have you had him? Racehorses are taught to lean on the bit. It is the opposite of what we do... did you ever do ground work with him? Long line or ground drive? Also, some Tbs...
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    WOW , you guys have been busy. I do not know...

    WOW , you guys have been busy. I do not know where to start!
    For anyone thinking about a switch to dressage, if you jump dressage is key to being able to rebalance and collect your horse. So it...
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    Well, it seems that old man winter has come back...

    Well, it seems that old man winter has come back again! 40 mph winds and 30 degrees and SNOW for tomorrow! Did anyone tell the calendar that it is almost spring!
    Anyway, I did ride one day this...
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    Sammi take a deep breath even when you ride!...

    Sammi take a deep breath even when you ride! Relax and enjoy it. That is what this is all about. Non of us are professionals and need to remember why we do this. My only concern is that a thin Tb...
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    Well, I think I own the most accident prone horse...

    Well, I think I own the most accident prone horse in the world. Hurdle has had stitches everywhere (even in his eyelid!) and has been a pasture puff for over 5 years due to his antics causing an...
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    Well, once again no riding this week for us. This...

    Well, once again no riding this week for us. This weather has got to go before I kill someone! Does anyone want a ton of snow? It is in my driveway..and on the roads and on the roof of our indoor!...
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    Sammicat sounds just like Meri except he is...

    Sammicat sounds just like Meri except he is older. He does everything and loves to trail ride too! I will say it again.. Look for a more advanced eventer or an older training level packer and it...
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    I have a L'Apogee that I adore. I have had it for...

    I have a L'Apogee that I adore. I have had it for about 9 years and it holds up great. Comfy and great service. Fit 3 out of 4 horses. Some with shark fin withers too. The only one it did not fit is...
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    I love our barn but they only do FEI sports.....

    I love our barn but they only do FEI sports.. Jumpers, dressage and now some eventing. If jumpers are your goal they are awesome. They are a little different as they are both from Europe so the...
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    The idea having to please someone else or...

    The idea having to please someone else or worrying about what someone else will think about what discipline you ride is crazy. It is an expensive sport and you have to have FUN! For me, it is my...
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    Sammi and Bergen . may I make a suggestion......

    Sammi and Bergen . may I make a suggestion... Both of my last two horses, Meri and Tyler, were eventers who were stepping down. As we all know I have serious confidence issues. Both had competed...
  12. If you really like to jump and are liking the...

    If you really like to jump and are liking the dressage why not try your hand at eventing.. It is the biggest challenge of all. I would agree to spend more time on the flat, dressage type lessons then...
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    Bergen, sorry it did not work out but there is...

    Bergen, sorry it did not work out but there is another on the horizon somewhere. I wish I could lease every horse I bought before I bought them! Sometimes having to sell a horse after is not easy.
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    I have not found a Passier that has the white...

    I have not found a Passier that has the white padding without a crank noseband.. Will checkout Kieffer and Jerry's harness too.
    I am going to the Rolex three day event and Passier generally has...
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    Zippers installed

    I know I asked before but I cannot find the thread.. I got My DD a pair of field boots but want to have zippers with an elastic gusset put in. Does anyone know someone in the down state NY area...Not...
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    Seeking a dressage bridle

    My DD would like a nice dressage bridle. We are presently using a black hunt bridle. We would like one with white padding but no crank noseband, really we do not even need a flash. Our horse has a...
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    Faye- great about the lesson! Love different...

    Faye- great about the lesson! Love different approaches until I found the one that works for me... Maybe if you think about what Denny Emerson says to his riders about jumping.. chin up, hips back,...
  18. I have both major medical and mortality...the big...

    I have both major medical and mortality...the big thing that drives the cost is the mortality pay out...
  19. I am not a H/J rider but I bought a 16 year old...

    I am not a H/J rider but I bought a 16 year old eventer that was stepping down.. He had spent many years at prelim and was a second level schoolmaster.. He was a no more jumping horse which was fine...
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    Sammi- we own a very sensitive reactive horse but...

    Sammi- we own a very sensitive reactive horse but he is the sweetest thing in the world and he puts up with us! He is a forward thinking Trakehner. It has taken me a long time to get where I am for I...
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    Sammicat- Both Hurdle and Meri it took about two...

    Sammicat- Both Hurdle and Meri it took about two years before our personalities melded together. Each horse is very different and shaped by their own past. Even though one was a racehorse and the...
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    SuzieQnutter. I may just have to come and visit!...

    SuzieQnutter. I may just have to come and visit! Grass? what is that? It is buried under a think blanket of white stuff...
    The temps here are still awful and we are expecting more snow...UGH.
    Love...
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    There is so much to catch up on! Oy vey... Well...

    There is so much to catch up on! Oy vey... Well Bergen we have you beat.. the storm of the century left us with 6 inches and the other 12! It is supposed to be 1 degree tonight without the wind and...
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    pumula horse transport, Rowan is amazing....does...

    pumula horse transport, Rowan is amazing....does a lot on the I95 corridor..
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    we are trying to stay warm here.. fortunately, we...

    we are trying to stay warm here.. fortunately, we had the blizzard that never happened but I am tired of the cold. I just want 40 degrees... will try and catch up tomorrow so much going on..... just...
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