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    You can report to USEF without paying the fee but...

    You can report to USEF without paying the fee but you will then not be kept in the loop but you will not have your name out there
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    Just finished being there so know how you feel! I...

    Just finished being there so know how you feel! I too get easily distracted and jump from thing to thing but having things to jump to helps. I am not at all crafty but I did find some things that...
  3. Lead her on, and back her off before she decides...

    Lead her on, and back her off before she decides to do it herself. Lead her part way in and back her off before she decides. Multiple times and stay patient. Have a helper to get the butt bar up for...
  4. Sell lessons in a block that need to be paid...

    Sell lessons in a block that need to be paid ahead of time. Buy 4 , 5th one is free type pricing. Lessons block must be used in a certain length of time; Reschedules must be made up in a certain time...
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    My job as a trainer is to make the horse a good...

    My job as a trainer is to make the horse a good ride for it's owner. I would feel I was failing if the owner could not get on and at least make a decent ride! Your trainer has a definite...
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    It is very important to make sure you have a few...

    It is very important to make sure you have a few minutes between lessons so you can grab a bite, bathroom, check on the barn etc. Keep a water bottle with you. Snack onhealthy stuff like fruit and...
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    I so agree with pat9! Research and reseach and...

    I so agree with pat9! Research and reseach and research because nothing kills a book for horse people than those glaring mistakes that we see all the time in books , movies , and tv!
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    Novice in horse show terms means a horse or rider...

    Novice in horse show terms means a horse or rider who have not won 3 blues in a division. Novice is also a generic term for one with limited skills or experience
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    After over 40 years in this business and a good...

    After over 40 years in this business and a good many as a manager or owner I have a lot of stores to tell!
    Word of mouth is often the best way to find help. Putting an ad in the local paper just...
  10. I got my first one in the 60's and have one of...

    I got my first one in the 60's and have one of the earliest ones. My early ones were well played with but I collected a bunch of others when a friend gave me hers. Didn't buy new until my daughter...
  11. I have the best farrier ever! Not only is he good...

    I have the best farrier ever! Not only is he good at his job but he arrives on time on our scheduled days or will call if he is going to be late. Usually I am there but if for some reason someone...
  12. I had a pair and I loved them but the entire sole...

    I had a pair and I loved them but the entire sole on both totally deteriorated with very little wear and they could not be repaired or replaced!
  13. I agree that the seller needs to be the first to...

    I agree that the seller needs to be the first to ride-if the horse has some quirk about mounting I want to know it first! Friend of mine, an excellent rider, was hurt very badly when trying out a...
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    I show my crew in working hunters so pulled manes...

    I show my crew in working hunters so pulled manes and inch bridle paths!
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    Littlest Outlaws was the one about the little boy...

    Littlest Outlaws was the one about the little boy stealing the jumper. I watched International Velvet yesterday on TMC and oh my gosh, was it silly ! I am surprised that actors of the quality of...
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    I did check IMBD for Brandon de Wilde in a horse...

    I did check IMBD for Brandon de Wilde in a horse movie and he wasn't so it must have been some other kid.
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    Yes, Brandon was in Shane but he was also in a...

    Yes, Brandon was in Shane but he was also in a horse movie which for the life of me I can't remember. Need to head over to Imbd!
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    Creekside Stables in Blairsville has a ride a...

    Creekside Stables in Blairsville has a ride a test in October check their website. There is actually quite a few eventers in the area and you will discover them as you search around for things to do.
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    At the VA Horse Center they give you a slip that...

    At the VA Horse Center they give you a slip that they have already put your phone number on that is to be put on the clip that is on each stall. I carry index cards and a sharpie with me and we tape...
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    What we old folks have over you young whipper...

    What we old folks have over you young whipper snappers is we saw all these movies on their first release and we still remember them! April Love was the PB movie and I also remember the Home in...
  21. a friend is living down there for two years while...

    a friend is living down there for two years while her man is finishing his Marine duty and she says it is pretty much a horse desert down there!
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    I grew up on those Sunday night Disney shows and...

    I grew up on those Sunday night Disney shows and was so happy when there was a horse one! "Horse of the West" about QH, "Littlest Outlaws" about a jumper in Mexico, "Run Appaloosa Run" "Miracle of...
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    Central PA Horseman slides into the Pittsburgh...

    Central PA Horseman slides into the Pittsburgh area sometimes and there are some that would travel to a tack swap. Where I live there seems to be NO horsey stuff!!!
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    Lots of hotels near KHP but not right on top of...

    Lots of hotels near KHP but not right on top of it. A short drive either way on the highway there are plenty and not hard to get to. Go to the KHP site and I think they have links.
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    Don't put it on until the last minute wrap...

    Don't put it on until the last minute
    wrap yourself in plastic
    have a groom so you never actually touch your horse except when you are on it
    have two or twenty coats
    do jumpers
    IMPOSSIBLE to...
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