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    Thank you! Yes, that is what I meant.

    Thank you! Yes, that is what I meant.
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    When I first started showing A system, we were...

    When I first started showing A system, we were charged a set up fee, and a day fee. Day fee included rider schooling, stall cleaning, feeding & watering, etc. If your horses wasn't in training, you...
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    And the reason that people went berserk was...

    And the reason that people went berserk was because of the civil suit making the transcripts public. So for the first time, we actually got to see how the system worked. And I, for one, feel that...
  4. I saw that there are new standards making animal...

    I saw that there are new standards making animal cruelty a felony. Clearly this is in order to track the early warning signs of serial killers, but the trickle down effect is that the laws may have...
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    Yep. I agree. And unfortunately they are held...

    Yep. I agree. And unfortunately they are held up as the gold standard in Oregon. Plenty of good, ethical people around that have been mentioned, though.
  6. THIS! To patronize somebody who flaunts the...

    THIS! To patronize somebody who flaunts the rules so overtly really makes me question humanity. As a person, you become who you surround yourself with.

    I think of a big, successful barn that I'm...
  7. And this is the way we get rid of the...

    And this is the way we get rid of the unscrupulous trainers. So many good ones, struggling to make it, but can't because the rotten apples get the business because they win by any means possible. ...
  8. LOL! And there are people who would like to have...

    LOL! And there are people who would like to have just swept his crimes under the rug because of that very reason.
  9. There are enough other problems with that...

    There are enough other problems with that program, but again, people just keep there mouths shut, and the clients keep rolling in. Ethics and morality aren't as important as winning, apparently.
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  10. My vintage goes back aways, that's for sure! I...

    My vintage goes back aways, that's for sure! I grew up riding at Sterling Stables and Gold Creek in the 70s. I was pretty much just plugged into H/J, and then dressage for the last of my juniors...
  11. I'll have to go look for it. I've been...

    I'll have to go look for it.

    I've been essentially doing the same thing on Facebook. My friends (mostly H/J & Dressage people), that I've known for over 40 years, have come up and told me how...
  12. LOL! I had no concept of how hard it was to get...

    LOL! I had no concept of how hard it was to get the gait you wanted, and how to stabilize it, until I started riding Saddlebreds! It's an art of it's own.
  13. And he still does! I ride with Troy Corbett and...

    And he still does! I ride with Troy Corbett and both Les and Andrea are there at the barn quite a bit. Andrea is still riding.

    And the horses still listen for Les when in the show ring. It's...
  14. Sounds like so much fun! The horse I've been...

    Sounds like so much fun!

    The horse I've been riding is a 24 pinto by Chubasco, and bred by Michelle McFarlane. He's been owned by my trainer, or their clients since he was a yearling. He's very...
  15. You bring up something that I love about the...

    You bring up something that I love about the Saddlebreds. Generally, they are broke to drive first, and drive for a year before they go under saddle. This way, they get muscled up, they learn to...
  16. What an incredibly horrible thing to see. OP,...

    What an incredibly horrible thing to see. OP, I'm so sorry that you had to see that. I've seen a breakdown on the track as well, 3 horses tangled together, and it was one of the worst things to...
  17. First, the OP is inquiring about Saddleseat, not...

    First, the OP is inquiring about Saddleseat, not dressage.

    Second, I disagree with you about dressage.

    I rode dressage for years, and much prefer saddlebreds and Saddleseat. I got tired of...
  18. I spent over 40 years in the sporthorse world,...

    I spent over 40 years in the sporthorse world, owning mostly Thoroughbreds. At 50, I was searching the USEF network for the Hunter Derby Finals, and found the World Champion Saddlebred show and...
  19. Interesting. Frankly, I left the H/J and...

    Interesting. Frankly, I left the H/J and Dressage world after 40 years for the Saddlebred World because of the snake pit that H/J and dressage have become. It's a different look, but what I've seen...
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    Could you please post a link to the article?

    Could you please post a link to the article?
  21. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  22. Or in my case, didn't bother to watch. The handy...

    Or in my case, didn't bother to watch. The handy courses the first two years were amazing - unique and interesting (think circle of hay bales, farmyard scene with jumps in the fence line - nothing...
  23. The New Cavalry Bridle! I still have several. ...

    The New Cavalry Bridle! I still have several. First one bought in 1990, and several after that. I still use them, and they still get compliments. Best bridles I've ever used.
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    I'd agree with the Signature West recommendation....

    I'd agree with the Signature West recommendation. They are excellent.

    It really depends on what your cousin wants to do. Does she want to just take lessons and work into showing? How long has...
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    FYI, A 'Saddlehorse' is not necessarily slang for...

    FYI, A 'Saddlehorse' is not necessarily slang for Saddlebred. It can be, but I used it primarily as a 'type' of horse. A higher action type horse (Arabian, Morgan, Saddlebred traditionally), as...
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