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  1. Grade horse with no papers? Call it a 'Warmblood...

    Grade horse with no papers? Call it a 'Warmblood of unknown breeding' and add a couple of zeros onto the price tag! LOL
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    Somebody already mentioned essential oils and the...

    Somebody already mentioned essential oils and the Spirit Bridle. Don't forget the Spirit Yoke! And you MUST get a really obnoxious saddle fitter for the latest French saddle de jour. You know that...
  3. What about teaching her to drive? Most horses...

    What about teaching her to drive? Most horses find it very relaxing. It's a great way to retain fitness, with very little impact.
  4. About 20 years ago, I had my fancy, picky,...

    About 20 years ago, I had my fancy, picky, persnickety, opinionated Thoroughbred at the Evergreen Classic, a large show AA show here in the Pacific NW. My trainer was riding him in the Thoroughbred...
  5. I read this and laughed! Years ago, a morgan...

    I read this and laughed! Years ago, a morgan trainer I knew let one of the kids trim the legs of her horse. He was in full winter coat (read yak). Kid didn't realize that the clippers had surgical...
  6. I have a few told to me by friends, that still...

    I have a few told to me by friends, that still amaze me.

    1) Girl gets made when mom makes her share pony with sister, so as sister is getting on, she surreptitiously unbuckles the cheek piece of...
  7. Best wishes and sympathy to you as well. From...

    Best wishes and sympathy to you as well. From one who has been through it a few times, and will again. Stay strong and know you're doing the right thing. Compassion is never a bad thing.
  8. As has been said before, horses are stoic. They...

    As has been said before, horses are stoic. They tend to deal easily with their lot in life. But with our retired mare, we just had a situation where I don't even think she realized she was in pain,...
  9. I'm not a woo-woo person, and I'm pretty down to...

    I'm not a woo-woo person, and I'm pretty down to earth, and I can't believe I'm sharing this on an open forum. But, here goes.

    When Trooper was put down, I wasn't there. That was the best...
  10. I'm crying myself for you and your buddy. But so...

    I'm crying myself for you and your buddy. But so much better for him than being miserable. Thank you for being a responsible owner and thinking of his needs. We see too many horses needing rescue...
  11. Amen.

    Amen.
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    This is cracking me up, because last night I...

    This is cracking me up, because last night I showed up to the new barn, and the horses were just being fed. Lets face it, how long does it take a horse to eat grain/pellets? I just puttered around...
  13. Nothing harder than letting them go, but I second...

    Nothing harder than letting them go, but I second what everybody has said. I'm a 'mine forever' type. I've had three put down over many years, and we have a 23 1/2 year old retiree right now.
    ...
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    LOL. Good point. I wasn't thinking about that. ...

    LOL. Good point. I wasn't thinking about that. I don't mind paying the drug fee, IF they would enforce the findings!!!!!
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    Frankly, I'm only going in two rated shows this...

    Frankly, I'm only going in two rated shows this year, and I'm considering just paying the non-member fee. I'll have to pencil it out.

    But really, if I'm this disgusted with the organization, why...
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    I resent paying membership to an organization...

    I resent paying membership to an organization that does not enforce it's own rules. When the drug rules show some teeth, and the measurement standards are upheld, then I might consider joining on...
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    [QUOTE=french fry;8019300] Oh, wow! I just...

    Oh, wow! I just caught up on this thread. Count me in on all fronts. I'm pretty fast with data entry!
  18. Regarding PH billing practices-my grandmother...

    Regarding PH billing practices-my grandmother used to give me a subscription to PH every year for my birthday. However, she used to renew it for 2 years at a time, every year. Then, she started...
  19. Same here! I loved Horse Play.

    Same here! I loved Horse Play.
  20. And I still have my copy of that issue, lol! I...

    And I still have my copy of that issue, lol! I loved PH, and had it for years. I dropped it about 15 years ago, for all the reasons stated.
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    I would like to see a searchable database of...

    I would like to see a searchable database of trainers and owners that lists any and all infractions.

    In addition, I'd like to see that any trainer/owner/rider with a drug infraction is...
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    Put some teeth into the rules. 1) If a...

    Put some teeth into the rules.

    1) If a trainer/horse/owner is sanctioned, then that trainer/horse/owner combination are not allowed to get a year end award during that competition year.

    2) ...
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    Sorry, OP, I just saw that you moved to Kirkland!...

    Sorry, OP, I just saw that you moved to Kirkland! The barns I suggested are a ways out.

    You mentioned Crooks Show Jumping. They are in Clearview. If you're willing to drive that far, Denise...
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    I've had a Pessoa GenX for about 15 years. It's...

    I've had a Pessoa GenX for about 15 years. It's held up well, fit lots of horses, and is by far, the most comfortable saddle I've ever had. I got it with padded flapps, but no knee blocks. New, I...
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    This would be more north, but Kylie Forst at...

    This would be more north, but Kylie Forst at Crest View would be an excellent fit for you. She's wonderful with OTTBs, and endlessly patient. She does the A System H/J, but is really open to...
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