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  1. Try Christie Britt at Bit-By-Bit Farm in Suffolk...

    Try Christie Britt at Bit-By-Bit Farm in Suffolk VA
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    If you're trapped by another polar vortex this...

    If you're trapped by another polar vortex this weekend and need some entertainment, please find her story about riding the horse no one else could ride and getting hit by a car and landing in a ditch...
  3. Thread: Fake Show Tail

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    Custom Tails is the absolute best!

    Custom Tails is the absolute best!
  4. Western dressage is becoming more popular and...

    Western dressage is becoming more popular and there are some nice saddles being designed. Maybe a google search would turn up something that would work.
  5. Thread: Concealed Carry

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    I have had one in Minnesota for 10 years--did it...

    I have had one in Minnesota for 10 years--did it because MN passed a law making it possible and I was bored and thought it would be fun. Took a class, passed, bought a gun and the next time I saw the...
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    I just bought SleepPhones for all the grandkids...

    I just bought SleepPhones for all the grandkids for Christmas. They are a soft headband with speakers. www.sleepphones.com
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    I sent a saddle with fittings to our local tack...

    I sent a saddle with fittings to our local tack shop on consignment, and they told me they would not include the girth or the leathers and stirrups, citing liability issues. So I took them home and...
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    Focus. The ability to tune out everything but the...

    Focus. The ability to tune out everything but the matter at hand
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    Thats usually just another way of saying "it's...

    Thats usually just another way of saying "it's gonna cost you" I would sit down with her 5 minutes ago and get everything straightened out.
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    I think you misunderstand what an "entry" is at a...

    I think you misunderstand what an "entry" is at a QH show. From this information, I read that 2,156 horses from the USA and 9 other countries, entered 3,629 classes at the World Show.
  11. I just returned from the AQHYA world show and it...

    I just returned from the AQHYA world show and it sure didn't look like the bling is going away. KC Montgomery will have proofs from the show up soon--just check the classes you're interested in to...
  12. The best way to find results is through the shows...

    The best way to find results is through the shows themselves. If it's one of the bigger circuits, try mane-events or Mark Harrel horse shows. If it's a smaller show, try the website of the state...
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    Thank you for that DMK. Thats my favorite show...

    Thank you for that DMK. Thats my favorite show the poster was taking a swing at. Great competition, people and horses stepping up at the right moment, the chance to shine on "their" day, not to...
  14. It sounds like you've only left yourself a 12x48...

    It sounds like you've only left yourself a 12x48 space for feed, tack, grooming. That doesn't seem like enough room if that is also your barn aisle. And I wouldn't do narrower than a 4' people door,...
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    Our AQHA group was doing the Huntfield Derby in...

    Our AQHA group was doing the Huntfield Derby in Rolex stadium during the carriage exhibition. We stopped our show for 45 minutes to enjoy these beautiful carriages!
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    Years ago I bought a pony that was a Trakehner...

    Years ago I bought a pony that was a Trakehner (Mikado) and POA cross. But that's not all --- the POA had been bred to Mikado, had a stud colt that was not weaned, and yes, bred its dam and she then...
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    I'm at a horse show in Iowa and the tornado...

    I'm at a horse show in Iowa and the tornado sirens went off about an hour ago. Since we're in a camper, we went to the nearest shelter. It looks to be moving fast and is already east of us, with a...
  18. I live in Sarasota for part of the year, and if I...

    I live in Sarasota for part of the year, and if I had my horse there, I would keep him at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, which is about 20 miles south. The board is reasonable, turnout pretty good, and they...
  19. Thread: Mouse problem

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    The most effective method I've used is a bucket...

    The most effective method I've used is a bucket of water, with a 1 x 4 "ramp" up to the rim. Smear peanut butter a few inches under the rim, just about where they have to stretch to reach it. They...
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    Tothenines--The organizers of the Huntfield Derby...

    Tothenines--The organizers of the Huntfield Derby are considering opening entries to all breeds at the NSBA world show in Tulsa this summer.
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    That is Hey Hotshot. He's Proud Shot (tb) on the...

    That is Hey Hotshot. He's Proud Shot (tb) on the top and Leo/Three Bars bred on the bottom, so pretty much bred to be a barrel horse :). His owner made the trip from Rhode Island to Oklahoma City...
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    Best: Dr. Reiner Klimke clinic at Bernie Traurigs...

    Best: Dr. Reiner Klimke clinic at Bernie Traurigs farm in Wisconsin. I was a dressage newbie and drove 300 miles to audit. I wish I'd known enough at the time to really appreciate what I was seeing,...
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    Texan, I think it's less about outing a barn that...

    Texan, I think it's less about outing a barn that isn't a good fit, and more about trying to tell the OP that most horse communities are small and that one can get enough of a reputation among BO's...
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    There are so many levels of crazy with this wacky...

    There are so many levels of crazy with this wacky wannabe and her houseguest, that its just sad.
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    I would politely tell the Dad that you will only...

    I would politely tell the Dad that you will only teach his daughter if he stays in his car while he is on your property. Chances are he will not agree, then the decision will be his to fire you!...
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