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  1. Emailing stallion owner as a prospective breeding client

    I am looking to breed my mare next spring. I'm an amateur owner who's handling most of the legwork with the breeding contract, etc. with some arm's-length assistance from my trainer and vet.
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  2. Thread: WEG team?

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    McLain Ward, @KentFarrington, Lucy Davis, and...

    McLain Ward, @KentFarrington, Lucy Davis, and Beezie Madden.

    The Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team for #WEG2014 ???? http://ow.ly/AiGWh
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    ETA: Oops, sorry Secret...
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    OP - I feel you. I really do. I know it's hard to...

    OP - I feel you. I really do. I know it's hard to imagine right now and I know every time you look in the mirror, all you see is fat, but losing 15 pounds is not the answer.

    When I was in high...
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    I have an 08 Mazda3 and I love it. Dogs, horse...

    I have an 08 Mazda3 and I love it. Dogs, horse show junk, rubbermaid bins, you name it - it's been in the back seat of that car and I've never had issues with space. Plus, it drives great.
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    Ice boots, Sore No More liniment, standing wraps...

    Ice boots, Sore No More liniment, standing wraps any time we do an excessive amount of work/at shows.

    For reference, horse is a 13 y/o 1.20-1.30 jumper with 9 consecutive show seasons under her...
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    I'm also confused. I was sure that 18 was the...

    I'm also confused. I was sure that 18 was the last FEI eligible year. I was just at Spruce for Summer Series and talked with some people who are pretty in the know who were lamenting that it would be...
  7. Thanks for all the advice! I don't have suuuper...

    Thanks for all the advice! I don't have suuuper fine hair, but it's certainly not coarse. It is quite long and all one length - I dye it blonde but it's naturally brunette, so having dark roots also...
  8. My hair hit puberty 10 years ago...and never left

    Exactly as the title says. When I hit my early teens, I experienced the typical stuff that comes along with puberty, including a new-found grease that seemed to seep from my scalp if I didn't wash my...
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    I'm not sure which Equifits you have, but I have...

    I'm not sure which Equifits you have, but I have these (with snaps):
    http://www.equifit.net/products/t-boot-originals
    and put them through the washing machine probably once every two weeks. I...
  10. It's pacific. 45 minutes out.

    It's pacific. 45 minutes out.
  11. Agreed with the above. To me, a horse that jumps...

    Agreed with the above. To me, a horse that jumps hard really pats the ground in front - i.e., sets itself up very sharply and launches itself off the ground quickly and with great force. They can...
  12. It will depend a bit on your local show, but the...

    It will depend a bit on your local show, but the lines in pony-specific classes should be set according to USEF's prescribed pony distances, as found here:...
  13. Thread: Buying horses

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    When you say "big leagues", how big are you...

    When you say "big leagues", how big are you talking? Because I'm pretty sure that pony is never going to jump a grand prix.
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    Microsoft Photosynth app. Look no further.

    Microsoft Photosynth app. Look no further.
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    Be very careful in circling through the middle if...

    Be very careful in circling through the middle if there are jumps in the ring. I always try to make a mental note of which horse/rider combination belongs to which trainer/groom on the ground, so I...
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    I did the equitation with cheese grater stirrup...

    I did the equitation with cheese grater stirrup pads, penalty-free. The trick is to get a set of pliers and really meld them into the Fillis iron once you pop them in. It stops the clanging noise...
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    FWIW, I cannot carry my bight on the right. Like...

    FWIW, I cannot carry my bight on the right. Like a previous poster mentioned, it just feels so wrong to me. I competed pretty succesfully in the big equitation and went to indoors all the while...
  18. Thread: GPA Sizing?

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    I spent a good deal of time talking with GPA, as...

    I spent a good deal of time talking with GPA, as I was looking for a First Lady in a size 61. They informed me that they just have 4-5 shell sizes, then pad them accordingly and I couldn't get a 61...
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    Pretty sure you can't haul in. They own a good...

    Pretty sure you can't haul in. They own a good part of that land around there, and it's bordered by a highway on one side, a housing development on the other. It's not exactly the same feel as...
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    I'm doing Summer Series (only two weeks) this...

    I'm doing Summer Series (only two weeks) this year for the first time in a long time and Masters for the first time ever. Last time I did Summer Series it was $400 a week and I thought THAT was...
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    I do PR for a non-profit air ambulance...

    I do PR for a non-profit air ambulance organization by day, and cover the Edmonton Oilers for a couple different online publications by night (aka - whenever I can find a spare moment). :)
  22. Eh. I actually prefer an oxer to start on as...

    Eh. I actually prefer an oxer to start on as well. I always crawl to a vertical if it's jump one, but an oxer forces me to get going early. I also don't agree that the first fence should always be...
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    Thanks everyone for all of the great advice. I...

    Thanks everyone for all of the great advice. I have not a lot of other professional work experience/office environment experience to compare against, so this was uncharted territory for me and I...
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    Help me avoid being the office jerk

    I'm coming up on my first anniversary at my job - my first real, professional position since finishing my degree. I love the work and all the people I work with, so I'm pretty happy after hearing...
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    I know that horse. ;) I second this.

    I know that horse. ;) I second this.
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