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  1. Exactly. I know riders who work hard, have good...

    Exactly.
    I know riders who work hard, have good technical skills, but have no 'feel'
    I would say they are competent riders but not 'good' riders.
    And I know riders who have such a good feel and...
  2. Thread: Cheap Breeches

    by BarbB
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    I use On Course with the front zipper and full...

    I use On Course with the front zipper and full seats for everyday schooling. They are very comfortable to wear all day.
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    I live south so not familiar with the stores in...

    I live south so not familiar with the stores in Longmont, but Fox Creek is in Boulder and the Tack Collection is in Lafayette, both excellent stores and not far south of you.

    edited to add: these...
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    You are not alone. I feed what I need to in...

    You are not alone. I feed what I need to in addition to the barn's feeding. Shrug and keep moving.
  5. Thread: Eventing Blogs

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    I was going to link to a few, but I am out of...

    I was going to link to a few, but I am out of time.
    Go to Nina's Story - link is my signature and look in the left hand column. There are over a hundred horsey blogs listed and about half of them...
  6. Thread: the jog, again

    by BarbB
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    the jog, again

    Horse Junkies United is reporting that the second jog will be open to the public at the Olympics.

    Horse Junkies

    Is this new news?
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    Yes. They got a chestnut colt. I remember...

    Yes. They got a chestnut colt. I remember seeing pics of him as a youngster but nothing since.
  8. Thanks, that was a more concise reply than I...

    Thanks, that was a more concise reply than I could come up with.

    OP, this is what struck me about your post. You have a bunch of goals, you bought a horse that you thought could do them and then...
  9. Thread: BM issues. WWYD?

    by BarbB
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    Mix some cayenne pepper into some vaseline and...

    Mix some cayenne pepper into some vaseline and smear it on likely grabbing spots on the mask. Make sure where ever you put it that it can't be rubbed onto your horse's skin, eyes etc. A mouthful of...
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    We have had temps in the hundreds for ...... oh...

    We have had temps in the hundreds for ...... oh it seems like forever.
    Riding becomes more walking, leg yielding, transitions, stretching.
    I am going to hose them off today before I tack up. ...
  11. Thread: Coolest helmet

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    Thanks for this reminder. I usually ride in an...

    Thanks for this reminder. I usually ride in an IRH, which is so comfortable on me, but 105? This thread reminded me that I have a vented Tipperary in my tack trunk. I will be digging it out this...
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    I think training and fitness are your two biggest...

    I think training and fitness are your two biggest culprits, but he could also be bored. Can you take him out on the trail and encourage him to fly at the trot and see if he wakes up and thinks it is...
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    Parker should be ok. They are on FB and have a...

    Parker should be ok. They are on FB and have a website.
    I would pull up the Estes website everyday and see what is going on.
    There were some big changes in these fires just today, including a...
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    At most barn where I have boarded lameness...

    At most barn where I have boarded lameness attracts the most attention and some advice. I have never had anyone tell me what 'I should do.' And if I don't want to hear their ideas all I have to do...
  15. I buy it in bulk at Vitamin Cottage. Whole Foods...

    I buy it in bulk at Vitamin Cottage. Whole Foods or any natural/organic grocery will have it. I give her about a teaspoon a day it seems to help keep her from getting stiff after a day of acting...
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    I had two TB geldings, one after the other. 17h,...

    I had two TB geldings, one after the other. 17h, plain bay with one white hind foot.
    Neither of them ever tried threatened to kill me, unlike my current, stand out in a crowd, sparkling black TB...
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    I use this on horses and stalls. One gallon...

    I use this on horses and stalls.

    One gallon container.
    1/2 gallon vinegar
    1cup Avon Skin so Soft
    healthy squirt of Dawn
    complete filling the container with water.

    You probably don't need...
  18. Paprika and Tumeric (that I use) can both test...

    Paprika and Tumeric (that I use) can both test positive for capsaicin.
  19. 18 yr old TB who thinks she is 2. Some natural...

    18 yr old TB who thinks she is 2.
    Some natural supplements from Whole Foods or Natural Grocers.
    Slippery Elm Bark (digestion)
    Nutritional Yeast (feet and hair)
    Tumeric (anti-inflammatory)
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    I agree. I have only attended (briefly) one CA...

    I agree. I have only attended (briefly) one CA clinic. He was doing a pretty good job of showing a captivated audience how to clean up a horse's face with clippers. I got bored and wandered around...
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    :D

    :D
  22. I love a banged tail, but about the time I decide...

    I love a banged tail, but about the time I decide that no one should ever mess with the top because most of them look 'barbered' I see one that makes me want to find out how to do it so nicely.
    ...
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    That hoof is awful and the shoeing job is nothing...

    That hoof is awful and the shoeing job is nothing to be proud of. Is that the before or after hoof???
  24. ++ for Four Winds

    ++ for Four Winds
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    I use MDC stirrups. I like a heavy stirrup and...

    I use MDC stirrups. I like a heavy stirrup and these are easy on bad ankles.
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