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  1. When I purchased him as a coming 3 year old, my...

    When I purchased him as a coming 3 year old, my guy had (has) a 3-4 inch diagonal scar on his left fore pastern and a rather ugly scarred knot with radiating lines on his left hind cannon. I just...
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    Well, let me put it this way: when I go on...

    Well, let me put it this way: when I go on vacation, the only person(s) I feel safe riding him while I'm away are pros. I didn't plan that; he's an Araloosa, and I was figuring on Appy calm, but got...
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    Well FWIW, I will be 70 in July and work full...

    Well FWIW, I will be 70 in July and work full time and ride 5-6 days a week. Being that age doesn't necessarily mean you're feeble, tho doing that job alone would be chore for anyone.
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    Not a real estate sale, but certainly a case of...

    Not a real estate sale, but certainly a case of WTF? Newish boarder at our barn - she'd been there, oh, 3 months maybe? Sold the horse she'd moved in (too hot!); immediately moved in another...
  5. FWIW, I believe studies have shown there's no...

    FWIW, I believe studies have shown there's no difference, dark or white. My horse has two hind socks, dark hooves (well, striped Appy hooves) in front. He was barefoot until he was nine, then this...
  6. I picture Mark Harmon smacking Michael Weatherly....

    I picture Mark Harmon smacking Michael Weatherly. ;o)
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    My last horse before this one was Mr. Mellow...

    My last horse before this one was Mr. Mellow (lost my seat for a while because all I did was trail ride him for the two years before retiring him . So when I got the present Araloosa, there were a...
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    Yeah, I find lungeing him at shows because he's...

    Yeah, I find lungeing him at shows because he's excited just gets him....MORE excited. So now I just saddle up and get on early and walk and walk and walk until he calms down (most of the time).
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    My guy gets hay only and some grass hay pellets...

    My guy gets hay only and some grass hay pellets with rice bran to put his supplements in (Quiessence, vitamins, "just in case" joint supplement). I don't want to think what he'd be like if he had...
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    Ah, Snicklefritz, if it were only that easy. You...

    Ah, Snicklefritz, if it were only that easy. You followed a weedwhacker around? Yeah, good idea. Unfortunately my horse would be doing wheelies, not reluctantly following.

    Now, he's much better...
  11. I think it depends on where the arthritis is and...

    I think it depends on where the arthritis is and how severe. I had to retire my old horse to trail riding at age 20 when his stifles became arthritic. Any real "dressage" work became too...
  12. Thread: Thoughts on...

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    Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with that. My...

    Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with that. My impression from the OP was (a) this is more than she can afford/wants to give; and (b) that there was peer pressure to contribute.

    Our barn has...
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    Y'know, if you can afford to board/train two...

    Y'know, if you can afford to board/train two horses, it's odd not to have them insured. I'm past retirement age and still working full time, and my horse is insured. Sadly, not for his full value,...
  14. Not really a problem, especially for a schooling...

    Not really a problem, especially for a schooling show. I've ridden for my former trainer at a school show, and just a week ago, rode at a schooling show in front of a friend, an "L" program...
  15. I'll have to get that book. If you like that,...

    I'll have to get that book. If you like that, you'd probably like The Will to Win, about Jay Trump, the first American bred,owned and ridden winner of the Grand National. He was also a show hunter,...
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    Well, Appies and mules do have some...

    Well, Appies and mules do have some characteristics in common (*cough*stubborn*cough*)!!!

    (I say this with love, having had nothing but Appies since 1977.)
  17. I didn't watch the video, but if title is...

    I didn't watch the video, but if title is accurate, hardly original (this is the true classic Cowbys & Dinos):

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065163/
  18. And here I thought you might be talking about me,...

    And here I thought you might be talking about me, buying an unstarted 2.5 year old when I was in my 60s. ROFLOL Well, he IS pretty.... but soundness - unless you're buying a schoolmaster with...
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    Or you could say, "Well, she could pull the...

    Or you could say, "Well, she could pull the starting gate into position, but...."

    I believe it's at Santa Anita that they sometimes use a Clydesdale hitch to move the starting gate - maybe that's...
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    This was not a "duh" civilian with no equine...

    This was not a "duh" civilian with no equine knowledge, but a joke from someone who saw my old event horse at a big breed show: This horse was 16.3, near leopard Appaloosa, heckuva jumper. In breed...
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    That seems "discreet" enough for my taste, though...

    That seems "discreet" enough for my taste, though I assume you'd probably be getting navy or black rather than the bright blue pictured? I have a charcoal coat and it has piping on collar and...
  22. Okay. How's this? 70 years old (in July). ...

    Okay. How's this? 70 years old (in July). Riding HOT 16.2hh Araloosa. 12 year old truck, 22 year old trailer (probably will have to shell out for new/less used trailer next year). Boarding at...
  23. Bigger pony obviously a POA. Well, you know,...

    Bigger pony obviously a POA. Well, you know, with Appies, it's either amazingly tolerant or, in the alternative, "I'm outta here." Nice that it was the tolerant version! Two ponies worth their...
  24. My last four horses - 1977 to the present - have...

    My last four horses - 1977 to the present - have all been Appys, and I've called them all, affectionately, "fuzzybutt." The current one is an Araloosa, so I also call him "pretty boy" aka...
  25. I remember seeing, probably 30 years or more ago,...

    I remember seeing, probably 30 years or more ago, a pic of Mike Plumb and his then-wife Donnan, doing a pas de deux, with both riding sidesaddle. They each were in standard breeches and boots, but...
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