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    Her Michigan eventing family drank a toast of...

    Her Michigan eventing family drank a toast of margaritas to her tonight, shed a few tears and laughed ourselves silly telling stories about our Seema. She was a member of our Cobblestone family...
  2. You can purchase your ticket at the park; no need...

    You can purchase your ticket at the park; no need to buy one online. There is no limit on Saturday as there is no reserved seating. Get there early to get a good parking spot and pack plenty of...
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    Dental work! That's it, s/he needs dental work! ...

    Dental work! That's it, s/he needs dental work! Straight from the horse's mouth...
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    About that glued-on dirt/sweat hard-as-rocks...

    About that glued-on dirt/sweat hard-as-rocks mixture that adheres to the leather like glue - I get it nice and wet with saddle soap, let it "soak" while I wipe down the not so dirty bits, then scrub...
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    Wait! Wait! No one has mentioned barefoot. ...

    Wait! Wait! No one has mentioned barefoot. Please make him barefoot. That solves everything.
  6. A woman in our barn was searching high and low...

    A woman in our barn was searching high and low for gloves to put on so she could put Surpass on her horse. When she finally stopped searching and stopped to ask the assembled boarders if anyone had...
  7. All those horses standing outside the...

    All those horses standing outside the porta-potties are....wait for it...potty trained!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Sorry, haven't had my coffee yet this morning!
  8. At my old barn, BO plowed about 1/2 of each...

    At my old barn, BO plowed about 1/2 of each paddock (3+ feet of snow on the ground, plus 6-8 inches per storm on top) and then threw hay into the unplowed section to have the horses trample down the...
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    Try scrubbing with bleach to lighten the stains....

    Try scrubbing with bleach to lighten the stains. Former BO did it a couple of times a year and it worked pretty well. She also had a rule that any poop on concrete was picked up immediately and the...
  10. 21F here yesterday and it felt like 80! Did town...

    21F here yesterday and it felt like 80! Did town errands in a sweatshirt, washed the car and was confident it wouldn't freeze shut in 10 minutes, and managed to free up most of the ice under the...
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    Managing a woodlot can be as labor intensive as...

    Managing a woodlot can be as labor intensive as you want it to be. You will need to clear deadfall occasionally, possibly do a controlled burn to replenish the forest floor and clear out growing...
  12. I just bought some for wearing around town and I...

    I just bought some for wearing around town and I like them well enough. The leather is pretty cheap, but for the price, I'm not surprised.
  13. Sporthorse Saddlery in New Hudson, Michigan has...

    Sporthorse Saddlery in New Hudson, Michigan has an excellent consignment record, and Albions sell well in this area with the eventers. PM me if questions!
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    There are so many different brands now, and each...

    There are so many different brands now, and each fits differently. My huge oval head is a Samshield fit, but not a Charles Owen. Make sure she tries on several!
  15. January Jones in Mad Men! Fresh as a daisy and no...

    January Jones in Mad Men! Fresh as a daisy and no helmet hair! Sigh...
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    I'm curious about the OP's farm insurance policy...

    I'm curious about the OP's farm insurance policy being able to stand up to the antics this mare is exhibiting. Does OP understand she could lose her farm/livelihood if anyone is injured by this...
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    Large field trip of Amish teens at the Kentucky...

    Large field trip of Amish teens at the Kentucky Horse Park during an event. The kids lined up along a fence to watch dressage, girls on one side, boys on the other. My daughter came out if the ring...
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    So peaceful and cute. I loved the furry pony butt...

    So peaceful and cute. I loved the furry pony butt too! Thanks for sharing your little slice of horsey heaven with us!
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    Enell enell enell! 'Nuff said!

    Enell enell enell! 'Nuff said!
  20. Oh I feel ya Larkspur, right in the left thigh...

    Oh I feel ya Larkspur, right in the left thigh and knee! My whole leg is black and blue from a freak fall off a big bolting Irish TB. He went right, I went left into the wall, broke my crop and...
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    Quick story: I had the great pleasure to attend...

    Quick story: I had the great pleasure to attend one of the early Barbary Castle events in England some years ago and at lunch I fell into conversation with one of the competitor's father. We traded...
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    Nicely done! Very steady and quiet. Thanks for...

    Nicely done! Very steady and quiet. Thanks for the demo!
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    Can't help much except to say you described all...

    Can't help much except to say you described all this wonderful veterinary mysterious ness and didn't post any pus pictures? You should know better!
  24. Hugs!

    Hugs!
  25. I just put my ancient gelding down due to colic,...

    I just put my ancient gelding down due to colic, and know how hard your decision is going to be. You are very, very brave to know it's time, and there is no shame in considering the money factors....
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