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  1. Alright, I'll take a stab at these ones. I am in...

    Alright, I'll take a stab at these ones. I am in no way, shape, or form an expert on conformation so take my opinion with a grain of salt!


    I like this one a lot. Nice neck and shoulder...
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    I like big ol' floppy donkey ears. Like so: ...

    I like big ol' floppy donkey ears. Like so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuFJl71fw9E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I remember reading a book by Linda Tellington-Jones where she analyzed...
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    My horse has jumped a goat and a German Shepherd....

    My horse has jumped a goat and a German Shepherd. Neither one of them was on purpose. On the plus side, this is great for your confidence regarding spooky jumps. If your horse will jump a peacock...
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    Word of warning about these--I have them and I...

    Word of warning about these--I have them and I cannot for the life of me get them to stay put on my TB who has relatively long cannon bones (wears 14" standing wraps in front, 16" in back). I've...
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    It's a toss up for me between hay baling...

    It's a toss up for me between hay baling equipment in use (we actually stopped and chatted with the farmer--my TB was 6 at the time and on his third trail ride ever) and buffalo. The neighbor's...
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    My TB spooks at other horses. And donkeys. And...

    My TB spooks at other horses. And donkeys. And the bull we used to have that sounded just like a donkey. And the other day he spooked at a blanket I'd laid on the ground to fold. This is a horse...
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    I use a breastplate with my uncle's western...

    I use a breastplate with my uncle's western saddle......no, I did not get the terminology wrong, I use an english hunting breastplate with a western saddle. I ride on a lot of terrain and the...
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    Just imagine what you get to hear babysitting for...

    Just imagine what you get to hear babysitting for the stereotypical Main Line mothers. At least I made good money.
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    I can't like this post enough. How are you...

    I can't like this post enough. How are you supposed to know you can't afford something unless you have an idea of how much that something costs?
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    My 12 y.o. TB lives out 24/7 in a pasture in...

    My 12 y.o. TB lives out 24/7 in a pasture in South Dakota. He's happy and sound and looks the best I've ever seen. Shiny, fit, and barefoot. So it is possible to keep TBs successfully on pasture...
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    When I get nervous my go to is singing. It...

    When I get nervous my go to is singing. It started because I tend to hold my breath while jumping, and I still sing to my horse on trail rides when I get tense. I even do it when driving the...
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    Once upon a time I was mucking a stall when one...

    Once upon a time I was mucking a stall when one of the poo balls took flight when I tossed the forkful into the wheel barrow.

    It was actually a bat. Not manure.
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    I've seen one snake so far this season. OF...

    I've seen one snake so far this season. OF COURSE it was a cranky rattler that I nearly ran over with the ATV. OF COURSE.

    I hate snakes. I can deal with most spiders but snakes are just...
  14. I had to put down my first horse due to impaction...

    I had to put down my first horse due to impaction colic after I'd had him for about 5 months. He was only 5 and on his way to becoming a very nice quiet hunter type. I'd nursed him through one bad...
  15. 1. The lesson barn I used to manage had a lot of...

    1. The lesson barn I used to manage had a lot of adjustable tree saddles, almost all Wintec and Collegiates. There were a few old Stubbens, a Dover, and a Crosby that everyone but me hated. Saddle...
  16. I'm so stinking jealous! I already have a horse...

    I'm so stinking jealous! I already have a horse crush on Cotton and now you have another awesome looking guy. Congratulations and have fun with horsey kindergarden!
  17. "How tall is the rider in the pictures/video?"...

    "How tall is the rider in the pictures/video?"
    --purely because I'm a big, tall woman and lots of people don't list the horse's height correctly in the ad.

    "How experienced is the rider in the...
  18. My first saddle love was a Crosby Softride...

    My first saddle love was a Crosby Softride Olympia. I've also ridden a fair amount in a Prix des Nations and Mark VIII. Love me a Crosby with no real knee roll to get in my way.

    I've liked every...
  19. I can't help with the makeup because I rarely...

    I can't help with the makeup because I rarely wear any. I do use sunscreen religiously, and my favorites are from Neutrogena.

    This is my winter one, which never irritates my skin even when it's...
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    I just looped a braiding band around the strap...

    I just looped a braiding band around the strap and banded it to a section of mane. I figured his mane needs pulling anyway, and, you know, two birds, one stone.......
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    Yeah, I figured if neck straps are good enough...

    Yeah, I figured if neck straps are good enough for the likes of William Fox-Pitt and Sinead Halpin they're a-ok for me and my 2'6 jumps! I liked it better than grabbing mane because I could put my...
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    Real riders don't need helmets. Wearing a helmet...

    Real riders don't need helmets. Wearing a helmet means you're a wuss/you don't know what you're doing/your horse is crazy.

    Horses don't need water in the winter. They can just eat snow. And...
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    Jumping with a neck strap

    Please forgive me my silly questions, it's been a while since I used one and that was under supervision from a knowledgeable friend. However, I desperately needed the reminder that hands go forward,...
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    I'm actually ashamed that I haven't come up with...

    I'm actually ashamed that I haven't come up with a brilliant limerick for the cowpony myself. Nicely done.
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    My uncle's cowpony has a thing for cows (shocker,...

    My uncle's cowpony has a thing for cows (shocker, I know). When the cows are turned out next to the horses I often find him grooming them. His favorite is cow #232.
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