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  1. Some cautions: Be very cautious about using...

    Some cautions:

    Be very cautious about using staples, plastic that tears, or rope, or other such temporary stuff as stall doors. I have shown horses for many, many years, and there is always an...
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    I loved Surefire, it was a great event to compete...

    I loved Surefire, it was a great event to compete in. I think I went twice. Rugby won an embroidered saddle pad which I never used, and hung in the tack room; when he died, I buried it with him....
  3. Poll: As a point of clarification: Course designers...

    As a point of clarification:
    Course designers are not course decorators. The designer, in my experience, works with the organizers and sponsors as well as with the general type of event, spectators,...
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    Looks to me like the snap is upside down. I think...

    Looks to me like the snap is upside down. I think the snap was attached to the breastplate/breastcollar/martingale piece of tack.

    I've used a lot of snaps in tacking up all sorts of horses...
  5. Sky Classic is the damsire of my Nice Guy. ...

    Sky Classic is the damsire of my Nice Guy.

    Dances With Ravens is the sire of my hunt's 2015 TIP Awarded best Green Field Hunter of the year, Afternoon Treat. Both big rangy horses with big stride...
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    Most of the eventers in central area of the...

    Most of the eventers in central area of the Delmarva peninsula have their own places and there aren't any barns that I know of with eventing trainers in Delaware any more.

    Glendale in Easton has a...
  7. I really like my Majyk Equipe boots.

    I really like my Majyk Equipe boots.
  8. A three star and a four star track would still...

    A three star and a four star track would still have to be built. Yeah, this is pretty much appeasement and jacking around with the sport. But the hold point is well correct. Holds tend to give unfair...
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    Wow - that is a blue hen for sure!

    Wow - that is a blue hen for sure!
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    Hey if we had four riders at WEG with 60 who made...

    Hey if we had four riders at WEG with 60 who made it we would have had a 240 and gotten Olympic qualification.
    ........ I am so damn sick of the diss. I was watching the jumping warmup Sunday...
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    Taking funny pictures of friends at the end of...

    Taking funny pictures of friends at the end of the tailgate. See the gif on my FB page for proof.
    Bourbon in coffee at 8am. Yes. It works well.
    Seeing all my friends - and some on horses on cross...
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    I was out at the Hollow when the drone operator...

    I was out at the Hollow when the drone operator was trying to figure out how to send the drone over the cross country jumps, and this was being done while Kyle Carter was giving a course walk.
    To...
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    Thank you Lori! A COTH'er has an exhibition in...

    Thank you Lori! A COTH'er has an exhibition in the Walnut Ring very close to that time (Em [xcountrygirl] on her Gin Joint for the OTTB's)....
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    The whole thing feels like it's being viewed...

    The whole thing feels like it's being viewed completely from a cloistered European sport-TV perspective, where anything less than large full stadiums of wildly partisan fans is a complete failure for...
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    Will have an HJU post outlining some things...

    Will have an HJU post outlining some things related to this question but it's not scheduled until Tuesday, sorry! Too late to really plan anything, I know.
  16. Even if it doesn't rain it is still damp from dew...

    Even if it doesn't rain it is still damp from dew in the morning and parking is always in grass as is the course. I love the trail running goretex shoe idea. I am shopping for something today (in...
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    I am more concerned by the horses that run with...

    I am more concerned by the horses that run with injuries that they carefully manage in order to cover up and get by the exams and jogs so they can run - why? who knows - that's the ultimate ego trip...
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    I was just going to add this. I KNOW for a fact...

    I was just going to add this. I KNOW for a fact horses heights CHANGE. When a horse fills its lungs with air at top speed their barrel expands up to 6 inches! Why wouldn't the height change? Of...
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    It's more than a nice gesture, it's required -...

    It's more than a nice gesture, it's required - they may NOT keep drug fees if the horse does not compete. Many people don't get those back but you shouldn't have to ask for them, they should be...
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    I also disagree about the food, it's much...

    I also disagree about the food, it's much improved, many good choices, salads and wraps, excellent chicken, red beans and rice to die for, many other healthy choices, don't need to eat fried all...
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    I have a blog covering this subject a bit coming...

    I have a blog covering this subject a bit coming up, keep checking HJU, it will be up.... I need a Micklem bridle and I have this on my list.
    Highly recommended:
    Elation breeches - Top Rail Tack...
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    I think the flow looks as it does because I am...

    I think the flow looks as it does because I am under the impression the horses I am watching are fairly green to the level. I am not familiar with a lot of the names I am hearing so I think it there...
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    This is a terrific story! It looks like her horse...

    This is a terrific story! It looks like her horse did the Amazing Race to get here! Everyone should check out my entries blog at HJU, I mentioned her incredible journey from NJ. This is not a horse...
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    And that's for dressage. I am cheering for the...

    And that's for dressage.
    I am cheering for the same for Cross Country! :)
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    I've got some stalk video from that! I learned a...

    I've got some stalk video from that! I learned a LOT from that course walk.
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