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    Our 16 y.o. paint eventer is in his prime, in my...

    Our 16 y.o. paint eventer is in his prime, in my opinion. I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that he was not ridden hard until he was 6-7 years old. He had time to physically mature. I...
  2. I have had a gypsy cob/paint for a couple of...

    I have had a gypsy cob/paint for a couple of years now. Did not specifically look for one, but there he was, and he is wonderful! He is sweet, willing, sane and sturdy. And apparently I got him for a...
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    Legal bits for 2014

    I have been trying to find a site that details legal dressage bits for eventing, and I am having no luck. Can someone direct me? I heard a rumor that Dr. Bristol bits may be illegal this coming...
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    My daughter is 5'8" with freakishly long thighs....

    My daughter is 5'8" with freakishly long thighs. She events a 15'1 1200 lb paint. After trying many saddles that could not accommodate her leg and his back, we ended up with a Philippe Fontaine...
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    I just went on my first trail ride with the...

    I just went on my first trail ride with the Waterloo Hunt Club last Sunday! The people I met were really nice, and they accommodated my scaredy-cat riding. Neither I nor my horse have ever hunted...
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    Perfect name! My daughter chose my boy's show...

    Perfect name! My daughter chose my boy's show name- Chunky Monkey. Trust me, it suits him!
  7. Talk to your farrier. They always know what is...

    Talk to your farrier. They always know what is for sale, what kind of temperament they have, and how well they are cared for. Also, hay sellers seem to have connections. My daughter's first pony was...
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    Way cool!! She is a big, beautiful woman! I...

    Way cool!! She is a big, beautiful woman! I previously also rode OTTBs, and was ready for something draft-ish, since I also do not bounce the way I used to. I now have a Paint/Gypsy Vanner cross...
  9. If this is the farm that I think it is, (starts...

    If this is the farm that I think it is, (starts with a C) I want to heartily thank you for the hospitality you give me and my daughter every time we visit. We have trailered in for lessons, cc...
  10. Bumping this up- still looking.

    Bumping this up- still looking.
  11. Yes, she has her own horse (currently competing...

    Yes, she has her own horse (currently competing BN together), and yes, we expect to trailer out for lessons, although someone coming to us would also be great.
  12. Looking for dressage lessons in SE Michigan

    My daughter wants to take some dressage lessons to help her improve her scores and fill in some blanks in her training. Anyone have any suggestions for a teenager-friendly trainer within 50 miles of...
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    I second "The Show Gypsies" by Leigh Brown. It is...

    I second "The Show Gypsies" by Leigh Brown. It is the only book I own that will never be leant out- it would be too hard to replace!
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    Fern Michaels needed to be shot for the...

    Fern Michaels needed to be shot for the horrendous Kentucky series!!! To say there were gross inaccurancies to to put it very mildly! She claims she took some "creative" license- she should be...
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    I really don't know what advice to give you about...

    I really don't know what advice to give you about the horse, so I won't even try. I would, however, get a police escort ASAP to accompany you to retrieve your tack and equipment. Don't wait for her...
  16. Two compliments come to mind: 1. I was warming...

    Two compliments come to mind:

    1. I was warming up my backyard hunter at a large show when, to my utter shock, Rodney Jenkins rode into the warmup arena. He said hello and told me my horse was a...
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    I attended Va Tech about 20 years ago, and my...

    I attended Va Tech about 20 years ago, and my father-in-law works there now. He was in Burrus Hall, one building down from Norris, when the shootings happened. He heard the gunshots, and then saw...
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    Well, thanks to this thread, I have about 4 used...

    Well, thanks to this thread, I have about 4 used books coming from Amazon! Thank you!
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    Has anyone found their horse yet? Any successes?...

    Has anyone found their horse yet? Any successes? I eagerly check my PMs when I log on, even though I know the chances are slim.
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    I just read "God of Animals" It was well written,...

    I just read "God of Animals" It was well written, a fast read, nice enough horsey stuff, though a bit vague. However, it was one of the most depressing books I've read in a while. I usually buy any...
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    I'd love to know where one of my old horses ended...

    I'd love to know where one of my old horses ended up. Dark bay OTTB mare with a star, a big and bulky 17hh, 1990 model. Her barn name was Willow, her registered name was Nuraristic. I traded her to a...
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    I just read "The God of Animals", and I give it a...

    I just read "The God of Animals", and I give it a mixed review. Nice enough story, good writing, decent horse stuff, but the story is very depressing. I finished it in 2 days, and was unsatisfied...
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    My paint gelding Zak is the half brother of the...

    My paint gelding Zak is the half brother of the main horse in "Hidalgo". Does that count? (of course not much actually riding being done in this weather lately.)
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    Just want to chime in and say my farrier is...

    Just want to chime in and say my farrier is awesome! He shows up EARLY 90% of the time, and just gives me a call and patiently waits. He is so patient with my elderly pony who has stifle issues. We...
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    Posting this again: RIDERLESS HORSE IN SE...

    Posting this again:
    RIDERLESS HORSE IN SE MICHIGAN

    My daughter is losing interest in her pony, and he needs some riding. He is an aged morgan gelding, a stout 13.3 hh. "Parade" is an angel, is...
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