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  1. I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and...

    I have the Wellfleet wide noseband bridle and love it. My one gripe is the noseband is a tad larger than it should be, I had to put an elastic on it. So... May work perfectly for your guy!

    It...
  2. Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that...

    Not at all. Now, if there was lameness in that same area, different answer, but not a superficial scar.
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    My mare arrived chipped. I might do it for my...

    My mare arrived chipped. I might do it for my retiree, actually, just in case...
  4. Agreed. Obviously not right.

    Agreed. Obviously not right.
  5. Thread: Galoubet Video

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    Really cool. I have a Baloubet daughter. She got...

    Really cool. I have a Baloubet daughter. She got the hind end, but thankfully not the attitude.
  6. Nice job, and thanks for the update!

    Nice job, and thanks for the update!
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    The judge clearly should not have gossiped about...

    The judge clearly should not have gossiped about the test to the other judges/within earshot. I don't see anything wrong in writing that the rider should be showing at a lower level.

    While...
  8. Thread: Eskies vs T Boot

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    Eskadron, hands down. And, yes, I have both.

    Eskadron, hands down. And, yes, I have both.
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    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25...

    Hopefully he does well barefoot. My retired 25 year-old gelding has navicular. I wish I had just pulled his shoes and thrown him in a field for 6 months. As it was, I put him in eggbar shoes and he...
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    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I...

    I've hired tons of people and fired my share. I can truly say that an honest and non-emotional explanation is the one thing that can really help somebody identify and fix an issue, if they are so...
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    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25....

    I had a Chipotle bowl. With Guac, it was $12.25. NY Guac and ponies are expensive. But it was sooooo good.
  12. I disagree. Different expectations would have...

    I disagree. Different expectations would have been resolved when the OP initially voiced concerns. Assuming the OP has tried to talk to the trainer, tried to book lessons at reasonable times, etc,...
  13. Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case...

    Wow. I'm all for giving notice EXCEPT in the case of major, major issues such as fraud or abuse. This is fraud. Leave. Without paying another dime, assuming you have paid for April and can move by...
  14. My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson. My...

    My mare would call me Fatty McFatterson.
    My gelding would call me My Angel or Servant, depending on the mood.
    And they would both call my DH Pez Dispenser.
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    The head trainer changed but it's still managed...

    The head trainer changed but it's still managed by the same people. Some people make do and pay extra for hay, for better grain, for more turnout, etc to make sure their horses get better care. And...
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    I have direct experience. I bought one of my...

    I have direct experience. I bought one of my horses while I was there. When I left, I promised him I would never take him back. Ever.

    ETA: my poor horsey lived in a standing stall with no...
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    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a...

    Add me to the list of folks who think there was a big fat miscommunication here. I think the true lesson learned is that PO has an obligation to do what she feels is right for her animal, no matter...
  18. The less cotton, the better. I find Trophy...

    The less cotton, the better. I find Trophy Hunters wear like iron. (Except for the higher cotton older model, though you would probably not find those anywhere.) I'm actually just now replacing a...
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    We live in NYC and my DH years ago caught a nasty...

    We live in NYC and my DH years ago caught a nasty parasite, he thinks from the water. He keeps us in bottles now.

    The pipes in our co-op sometimes release red particles into the water, perhaps...
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    Wow. You're me. At least the not so good parts....

    Wow. You're me. At least the not so good parts. Really. I have an issue because I'm uneven so I generally lean more on my right stirrup. I see that in the canter depart as well as jumping. And, as is...
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    Eggs and potatoes always work! With tea or...

    Eggs and potatoes always work! With tea or coffee.

    Yogurt is good, too, but not as satisfying as eggs. And by yogurt it should be REAL yogurt with live cultures. Hopefully low in sugar without...
  22. Thread: What would you do?

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    I would absolutely be offended. If they made a...

    I would absolutely be offended. If they made a special trip down to the barn from a few towns over, maybe. That price is meant to be offensive, or they're complete morons who figure they should just...
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    NP is telling you what kind of person she is by...

    NP is telling you what kind of person she is by her actions. She is telling you she's not as nice a person. Believe her.
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    I really do wonder about the relationship between...

    I really do wonder about the relationship between allergies/sensitivity and bladder issues. I had interstitial cystitis for years and maybe urge incontinence. It flared up worse with allergies...
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    I'm 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a good day and it was a...

    I'm 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a good day and it was a real adjustment to go from a Hony (15.1) to a large horse (17.1). OK, the horse is larger, more powerful and more athletic, not a compact type build....
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