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  1. Best cart option for me? (back problems + desire to do CDE)

    I've had to reevaluate some of my horse goals due to a prolonged back injury, likely stemming from a bad SI joint. While I'm healing/going to docs, I am missing some vital horse time (which is spent...
  2. OK, first, thank you all for your great...

    OK, first, thank you all for your great suggestions! I took them to heart.

    I want to clarify that she is fantastic long lining, lunging, free lunging. Knows all her verbal commands and is always...
  3. Crooked/jigging ground driving help/Am I doing the right thing?

    I have encountered something I have never encountered before ground driving. I have fairly limited experience ground driving, so I haven't seen everything there is to see, but I have driven a number...
  4. I use marine grade roped fishing net (1" holes)....

    I use marine grade roped fishing net (1" holes). It's extremely durable and it cost about $15 and I've made 3 large nets (that hold about 5 flakes each) and 2 smaller ones that held about a flake...
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    I fed it for less than two months because my very...

    I fed it for less than two months because my very laminitic mare (not an IR horse, but is sugar intolerant, tests for nothing) would eat it fine for 3 days and then not eat for 2 days and then fine...
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    Dani, you wouldn't happen to have the initials...

    Dani, you wouldn't happen to have the initials DD, would you??? At Moss Creek? It's Lindsay, and yes that's Red and me!

    What are you up to? How'd you get to Colo?
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    Oh yes, I'm taking advantage of the free tattoo...

    Oh yes, I'm taking advantage of the free tattoo look up! (I was saying "back in the day" when I owned him I never bothered to look up his race record/registration name because it either cost money...
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    Meet 1978 ottb "Red"!

    Red no longer belongs to me. I owned him when he was 23-26. He's now 35 and doing very well for an old guy. He has a fat, very young girlfriend who he adores and is completely retired living with the...
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    Oooohh!! Thank you all!

    Oooohh!! Thank you all!
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    Those were all the links I posted in the OP — but...

    Those were all the links I posted in the OP — but I appreciate the spirit of helfulness!
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    Simkie, I thought at one point I had found what...

    Simkie, I thought at one point I had found what tracks my mare had raced at before, but now I'm not finding where I discovered that information to replicate for the sire. Can you point me in the...
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    Thank you, Charing! I'm absolutely smitten with...

    Thank you, Charing! I'm absolutely smitten with her. I've been riding her for nearly 2 years for a friend, and I knew it would just kill me if my friend ever sold her — so I took her for myself!
    ...
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    Finding Race Photos for OTTB

    My newest acquisition is a 2000 ottb mare (JC "Estrokal"). I know her races were ... well ... low stakes and she never finished higher than 3rd, so odds of her having race photos are low....
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    Given (she just became mine March 1!!! I've been...

    Given (she just became mine March 1!!! I've been riding her for nearly 2 years for a friend)

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0NXrjIayTbg/T8yYToWcmxI/AAAAAAAAGxs/bpGIcu8wjeY/s690/FDD9.jpg
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    Both horses came from friends and I had started...

    Both horses came from friends and I had started riding the horses for them. Both horses I had been riding for ~2 years before I made the purchase.

    I am consistant lol
  16. Going against the grain (dangerous since I'm an...

    Going against the grain (dangerous since I'm an eventing newbie and haven't done my first HT yet!). Although I guess this is for the happy medium, just leaning toward chicken than brave.

    I...
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    I wore my first ever XC vest on my first ever XC...

    I wore my first ever XC vest on my first ever XC excursion in September on a 100°*day. Yeah, I was hot. But I don't think I was any hotter than if I wasn't wearing one.

    Pic proof!:...
  18. I agree with everyone who didn't get the...

    I agree with everyone who didn't get the reference but thought it was a cute name. My stock mare has the name As You Wish, and not everyone is a huge Princess Bride fan, but those that are get it...
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    I audited a Lucinda Green clinic a few months...

    I audited a Lucinda Green clinic a few months back and her advice: Don't follow fads, and if you're going to try to emulate a rider, make sure the rider is the same sex as you.

    She said female...
  20. Indeed! You're just lucky you're in eventing :)...

    Indeed! You're just lucky you're in eventing :) Even showjumpers, which you would think is considerably less catty than hunters, is super catty compared to eventing! I've been really loving coming...
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    My motivation: correct clothing + knowing there...

    My motivation: correct clothing + knowing there are only 365 days a year to ride.

    I've never been a fair weather rider, but I've been more and more reluctant to ride when it's below 50 and...
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    What's wrong with my tb? She's on 24/7 turnout...

    What's wrong with my tb? She's on 24/7 turnout with option of a stall. She sits in the stall 23 hours out of the day! Walks out to roll and get ridden ... that's about it!
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    My suggestions: -Ulcers. Causes unpredictable...

    My suggestions:

    -Ulcers. Causes unpredictable behavior that varies day to day. You can feed tums throughout the day for a few weeks to see if his behavior levels out. If it does, treat for ulcers....
  24. Oh I can't resist a picture request! Most of...

    Oh I can't resist a picture request!

    Most of the pictures I have are carefully taken to make her look her best in an attempt to reflect her true quality:
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  25. And I think I failed to mention, I like all four....

    And I think I failed to mention, I like all four. I hope you didn't think I was beating up on anyone.

    That's probably why I thought her hocks looked funky if there's scar tissue.

    Interesting...
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