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  1. Thread: Illinois?

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    Thanks, everyone!

    Thanks, everyone!
  2. Thread: Illinois?

    by lmlacross
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    Illinois?

    Hi All,

    After getting married and having two babies (the youngest of which is 4 1/2 months old), I am looking to dip a toe back into horses again. I last rode regularly about ten years ago before...
  3. Thread: Dog Name?

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    Thanks, all!

    Thanks, all!
  4. Thread: Dog Name?

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    Dog Name?

    Needed: equestrian name for a black lab puppy. Our older lab is Derby, an eight year old female.

    Go!
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    HOTEL Tip

    For those contemplating a spur of the moment trip, I Pricelined a room this morning for Friday and Saturday nights. $89 per night, and it landed me at the Hyatt Regency. Priceline's star class is 3...
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    Hunting for Friday and Saturday hotel room...

    ...of the sub-$100 variety. If you're not making the trip and need to unload a reservation or cancel one, LMK by PM or email: lea dot fortkamp at gmail.

    Thanks!
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    Best shipping option for tack trunk?

    My mother had a beautiful hardwood trunk made for my toddler son (to be used as a toy box, but the same design as a medium-sized tack trunk). Currently, it's sitting at her home in Massachusetts...
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    Raised dog collars?

    Looking for a new raised leather collar for my lab. I see them in SmartPak for $35. Does anyone know of another source (apart form Dover)? Thanks!
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    I guess I find that heartening, then. Annoying,...

    I guess I find that heartening, then. Annoying, perhaps, to see a judge whose scores are so out of whack, but affirming in that it's not symptomatic of some greater "blue collars need not apply"...
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    Is it a judge playing Santa, or are parts of the...

    Is it a judge playing Santa, or are parts of the country--by virtue of having a high number of talented, well-backed pros--becoming more like the AA hunter ring, where one can only be competitive by...
  11. Why couldn't you diplomatically tell her as much?...

    Why couldn't you diplomatically tell her as much? "If she were my daughter, and it were my purchase to make, I'd run the other way," then explain why, citing the example of the other pasture...
  12. I just wouldn't. I, like many, have bought a...

    I just wouldn't. I, like many, have bought a wonderful horse on the cheap only to never enjoy him due to soundness issues that presented themselves after I'd already taken him into my care. For...
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    I like the BBQ at Ramsey's and like a nice dinner...

    I like the BBQ at Ramsey's and like a nice dinner at Jonathan's at Gratz Park downtown. Breakfast at the Keeneland track kitchen.
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    If they "got away with it," then how do you know...

    If they "got away with it," then how do you know about it? We know that some in high places embezzle and run afoul of the law in investing only because they're held accountable for it. We may not...
  15. As an admirer...

    ...of the sport more than a competitor in it, the situation the new qualification process has created--and the subsequent willingness of some outfits to bow to it--reminds me too much of the place...
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    In reading just a couple of your most recent blog...

    In reading just a couple of your most recent blog posts plus what you've shared here, it seems that you don't have a very supportive, productive relationship with your coach. You don't trust her...
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    I discontinued my print subscription long ago...

    I discontinued my print subscription long ago because they couldn't get me issues until several weeks after their release date--sometimes two and three at a time. Just not worth it to me.
  18. OP, I so wish I were in a position to help. Not...

    OP, I so wish I were in a position to help. Not all that long ago, I played the odds on a horse with a sesamoidean ligament tear. I'd fallen in love with him when he was a sale horse. I'd been...
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    adhock, if, as previous posters mentioned, SCAD...

    adhock, if, as previous posters mentioned, SCAD is competing IHSA rather than NCAA/NAIA, Walk-Trot is as "legitimate" as any other division in that the points a W-T rider earns for her win are...
  20. Riders yes, horses, not necessarily. Isn't it...

    Riders yes, horses, not necessarily. Isn't it fair to say that the presence of the steeplechase and r&t would require a greater balance between dressage and endurance, and that some horses who can't...
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    I think what some are having a difficult time...

    I think what some are having a difficult time understanding is what possible above-board benefit the seller derives from electing not to post prices on FB. I agree with Isabeau that FB seems no...
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    I've had good luck with my Treadstep suede half...

    I've had good luck with my Treadstep suede half chaps. They're nice and soft, with lots of fit options. I don't show in mine, so suede is my preference. About the only knock I have on them is that...
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    I would agree with those who called the ProFit a...

    I would agree with those who called the ProFit a slightly deeper-seated Hunter or Equitation saddle. The flap--even if "forward"--was never forward enough for me (long femur)-- same with the...
  24. IZS- What is "it"? Brought what up? Are you...

    IZS- What is "it"? Brought what up? Are you referring to the suggestion that a 2010 model may still be growing into herself?

    And I really don't know-- what are we looking at in these two pics? ...
  25. While I don't have a horse-centered website, I do...

    While I don't have a horse-centered website, I do maintain a personal blog on Wordpress. If you're interested in seeing my setup, feel free to click here.
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