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    Lovely ride by Michael Jung. I like how quiet...

    Lovely ride by Michael Jung. I like how quiet his legs are. I don't like the constant kicking/leg flapping style very much. There is an elegance in his test.
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    Vineyridge's post on page 5 of the "regular...

    Vineyridge's post on page 5 of the "regular thread" notes that MJ does not cross enter his eventing horses but rather has another string for jumping. She couldn't find any FEI dressage results. ...
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    Horses can be so humbling. No matter how high...

    Horses can be so humbling. No matter how high level the show or how skilled the rider, horses can have issues. It's not just a problem for the smurfs.

    Question for those watching....are you...
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    No, but the "emperor has no clothes" and somehow...

    No, but the "emperor has no clothes" and somehow we need to have an open discussion that our dressage scores have to improve to be competitive. It's not just the Jung standard; it's the top European...
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    The remarks are very kind and none of the tests...

    The remarks are very kind and none of the tests have been particularly good or likely to put the horse in a competitive position. They really aren't saying much about the US riders' dressage scores...
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    Watching and think the commentary is weak. The...

    Watching and think the commentary is weak. The first two tests were not particularly good ones, but they are passing out mulligans. I understand why they are being nice, but we all know that the...
  7. The key will be having enough land that is zoned...

    The key will be having enough land that is zoned for a separate house on it. You may not want to build it, but having the option is important. I assume this farm comes with some turnout space, so I...
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    It's too easy to buy the wrong horse. Some...

    It's too easy to buy the wrong horse. Some journey can be fun, other journeys can be less than steller. I like the stack the odds in my favor by knowing what i want to do with a horse first. Not...
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    If you own enough horses, there is financial...

    If you own enough horses, there is financial motivation to provide self care. That's not a big deal to me.

    I would not decide until I saw the place and understood how it would be managed. ...
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    Take lessons for a while. I have found that what...

    Take lessons for a while. I have found that what you think you want to do can change as you get back into riding. You'll have a better idea of what you want in a horse once you return to riding. ...
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    Same fee regardless of the horse's status.

    Same fee regardless of the horse's status.
  12. Move to another barn. This situation is unlikely...

    Move to another barn. This situation is unlikely to work out for you. If you give 30 days notice on 5/1, then be prepared to be very firm about wanting NO TRAINING in May. Nothing, nada, zip. I...
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    What browser are you using Carol? COTH does not...

    What browser are you using Carol? COTH does not play well with IE9. Try Firefox or Chrome. Generally when you are getting character messages, it is browser related.
  14. This is an MYOB situation. Seriously, as much as...

    This is an MYOB situation. Seriously, as much as you want to say something, this is between your stepgrandmother and her kids.
  15. I drive and I always tell people that driving a...

    I drive and I always tell people that driving a carriage is more dangerous than riding. It doesn't help when asshat car drivers are part of the equation. Serious jingles for the BO. It is harder...
  16. Let me get this straight -- the seller wants to...

    Let me get this straight -- the seller wants to place a grade horse of an unknown age, with spotty ground manners, and unsuitable for beginners or kids. Exactly what price does she expect? The...
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    I had a similar experience with a shipper. My...

    I had a similar experience with a shipper. My mare went on a bit of a tour but ended up arriving and being fine.
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    Glad you are avoiding muumuus, "slippers" (the...

    Glad you are avoiding muumuus, "slippers" (the local word for flip flops) and aloha wear. It's fine if you live in Hawaii, but not so great if you live elsewhere. It looks out of place on the...
  19. Have you said anything to the parents about the...

    Have you said anything to the parents about the lack of communication? I would say something like, "Parents, I have communicated with you by (email, text, whatever) and do not get a response from...
  20. Great idea! I wish we didn't teach riding...

    Great idea! I wish we didn't teach riding lessons on Saturdays!
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    I've had tenants want to leave early and I will...

    I've had tenants want to leave early and I will accommodate them. All they have to do is keep the house straight so that I can show it. I would let them out of the lease as soon as I found an...
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    Here's a suggestion for when you get your...

    Here's a suggestion for when you get your Coggins. Scan it and save it as a .pdf file. I have mine in various places, including in a folder on Dropbox. I also keep hard copy, but those scanned...
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    Question: Do you plan to support yourself off...

    Question: Do you plan to support yourself off the income produced by this barn. If so, seriously reconsider running a boarding barn. Even is you provide ALL the labor, I don't think you can make a...
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    I buy my Sprenger bits used on eBay. The horses...

    I buy my Sprenger bits used on eBay. The horses don't care if the bit is used.
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    Poll: My vet says that the cost of the photo Coggins...

    My vet says that the cost of the photo Coggins technology means higher prices for his clients. He does it the old fashioned way. Given that I have a farm with 20 odd horses on it, the cost savings...
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