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  1. You just have to make it a priority. My horse...

    You just have to make it a priority. My horse doesn't get as much turn out as I would like (land is just too damn expensive in California!), and I don't have a trainer to ride for me - so I HAVE to...
  2. Yep - ditto the no chatting! Its hard to do, but...

    Yep - ditto the no chatting! Its hard to do, but usually once I say "sorry need to grab my tack - you can talk with me while I walk" they either learn to walk BRISKLY or catch me another time.
    ...
  3. Yep, my first thought was "fat"!! It contributes...

    Yep, my first thought was "fat"!! It contributes to it no doubt. They have to have the breeding, correct riding etc - but if these horses were upper level eventing fit - I bet much of that crest...
  4. Like others have said - she needs to go to a DR...

    Like others have said - she needs to go to a DR and get a diagnosis. I know someone who broke a bone in their wrist - had no idea how, it just started swelling and hurting...

    I know the timing...
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    In the last year I have lived in the "county"...

    In the last year I have lived in the "county" (redwood forest) and City (San Jose - 10th largest in US).

    Country - NO GARBAGE PICK UP - Haul to transfer station. Recycling drop off was free, a...
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    "It depends" I bought a horse that failed a PP...

    "It depends"

    I bought a horse that failed a PP and was passed up on by two buyers - he had arthritis in his fetlock. 8 years old at the time, in medium work - I was planning on eventing him.

    I...
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    And we wonder why "trainers today" are turning...

    And we wonder why "trainers today" are turning out RIDERS and not HORSEMEN.



    I guess I was very luckily in that I was young when I was in a training barn (perhaps people aren't so willing to...
  8. I would also suggest gray tones. My old house...

    I would also suggest gray tones.

    My old house (one I rented) was "in the woods" and my landlord painted all of the houses light gray, with dark gray trim - windows were white vinyl, and doors -...
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    Oh I LOOOOVE stick shifts

    First, I am jealous. I really wanted a BRZ when I was living in the mountains - FUN way to zip around our roads [yep lived off of this one] (settled on older Acura Intregra that we dropped a Honda...
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    My gosh, they are very very cute!! Around that...

    My gosh, they are very very cute!!

    Around that age I got an appaloosa that changed my life forever :)
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    Sooo... is your horse in "full training" and or...

    Sooo... is your horse in "full training" and or "full care"? Are you paying out the nose for a top of the line facility?

    See, I don't run into issues with not knowing what my farrier thinks about...
  12. "Roan out" is a commonly used term in Appaloosas...

    "Roan out" is a commonly used term in Appaloosas for VARNISH roan, which is different than the roan color you see in AQHA - those roan foals are born the same colors as they will be as adults.
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    Hunting specific ones? Smith Worthington often...

    Hunting specific ones? Smith Worthington often has good deals in this clearance section.

    http://www.smithworthington.com/index.php?p=product&id=435

    Flat hunting bridle for $100 (including...
  14. yes, over grown or "laid over" bars, can be...

    yes, over grown or "laid over" bars, can be observed laying over the sole.

    Usually a nice place for thrush to hide. Can lead to flaring of the hoof wall etc.

    Proper trims is all that is needed...
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    Who are these professionals? Farriers? Trainers?...

    Who are these professionals? Farriers? Trainers? Barn Owners?

    There are others who are more experienced than I am, but I have had horses for almost 30 years now. From working in the big show...
  16. There is real science / studies behind this. ...

    There is real science / studies behind this.

    Women tend to be able to mulitask more freely then men. Able to listen to one thing, watch another etc.

    It is thought this has to do with the...
  17. Come to the Northern California coast ;) I...

    Come to the Northern California coast ;)

    I don't know if there is anywhere else in the continental US with cooler summers. No humidity. NO BUGS.

    Think you can handle a summer high of 72...
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    This is California. Factor in another 10% for...

    This is California. Factor in another 10% for state income taxes.
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    ^^ hum, haven't worn them with half chaps, but...

    ^^ hum, haven't worn them with half chaps, but "back in the day" we all wore them under our full chaps - which were custom with fitted ankles. The 6" inch ones aren't much more bulky than paddock...
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    Have you done any basic neurological exercises...

    Have you done any basic neurological exercises with him?

    http://www.equinewobblers.com/diagnostics/neurological_examination.html

    I am not one to rush to the vet for every little thing. I am...
  21. These are high fiber, very low calorie snacks. I...

    These are high fiber, very low calorie snacks. I would be looking to add more protein and healthy fat to your diet. Rice crackers aren't much more than "filler". They provide a small amount of carbs...
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    Poll: You know, our society celebrates big breast - but...

    You know, our society celebrates big breast - but as someone who grew up riding (and still does of course!) - tiny tatas can be an asset :) Its kinda nice to be able to ride, or jog or run down the...
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    Glad you passed - those feet are very concerning,...

    Glad you passed - those feet are very concerning, thats a significant club foot. Might have been fine - might have been endless vet bills and heart break.
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    Yep, as a working student in the early 1990's - I...

    Yep, as a working student in the early 1990's - I wore "duck boots" day in and day out, and it was common place to ride in them.

    They are NOT built like sneakers - and in my opinion do NOT have...
  25. And after reading the post above - I would say...

    And after reading the post above - I would say this is not the horse for you. This horse does not respect you, and you have to have the timing, and physical ability to make it VERY CLEAR to the horse...
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