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  1. It is great practice to have to ride very, very...

    It is great practice to have to ride very, very consistently, because that will get good results - but this horse keeps riders honest.

    It's like the computer in the movie War Games that is slowly...
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    This is one of those times to decide who you know...

    This is one of those times to decide who you know and trust and ignore the rest. We all know how the internet is. :)
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    I remembered another one to add to the saga of...

    I remembered another one to add to the saga of “Where Do They Get The Nerve? Or The Games People Play Making Their Problems Your Problems”.

    I won’t use up COTH’s storage capacity with the entire...
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    Boy howdy, after reading this thread, I am going...

    Boy howdy, after reading this thread, I am going to spend the rest of my life checking attics !!! :eek: And any basements and remote cupboards ... :eek: :eek:
  5. Yep, can relate. I had to learn that "ride every...

    Yep, can relate. I had to learn that "ride every stride" didn't mean "have your hands and legs in the right place all the time", it meant RIDE and keep riding! I also came to realize that every small...
  6. I think these astute and insightful observations...

    I think these astute and insightful observations will help you zero in on what is upsetting her. Don't look on this sort of data as part of the mystery, look on it as evidence on the trail to the...
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    Love this story! :) Quite often a difficult...

    Love this story! :)

    Quite often a difficult transition leads to a better situation all around! :yes:

    Don't worry so much about trying to make sure the horse has a happy ending, OP, there is a...
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    OP, you seem to be a really good egg, and a...

    OP, you seem to be a really good egg, and a friend to horses you feel are in need. The world needs more like you! :)

    But ... beware those who latch on to good people like yourself, taking and...
  9. 100% agree with this. And keep her well in front...

    100% agree with this. And keep her well in front of the leg every step - gives you more control, and much less likely you'll come off.

    The show is a distraction to you as well as to her. I'm now...
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    And, re how people actually do things like this,...

    And, re how people actually do things like this, ... think of all those days this rep was on the phone with the strangers giving them the time and date, explaining at length how to get there ......
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    They must pay you IN ADVANCE for everything in...

    They must pay you IN ADVANCE for everything in any agreement you sign with them. Don't lift a finger until you have spendable cash in your pocket.

    You are unlikely to see any money again, ever,...
  12. Who else rides her, and how does she behave with...

    Who else rides her, and how does she behave with them?

    Does anyone else ride her on a regular basis, and is there a difference in her behavior between riders she is familiar with, and those she...
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    EN has this article on the statement from the...

    EN has this article on the statement from the family

    http://eventingnation.com/home/jordan-mcdonalds-family-releases-statement-on-recent-inquest/
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    Check the North Texas Eventing Association...

    Check the North Texas Eventing Association website business directory. You can find trainers and barns by location. (NTEA)

    http://www.nteventing.net/

    Depending on exactly where you are, you...
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    These people who want the money from the sale of...

    These people who want the money from the sale of their property, but don't actually want to move out ... :D ... what they need is a reverse mortgage. But I can see that a realtor doesn't want a...
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    It was not ugly. But if you think it was, it is...

    It was not ugly. But if you think it was, it is best you not try to do this again. You don't know how.

    Removing the posts gives me serious doubts it was ever true. Before that I was ready to give...
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    OP, I know you feel this way now and it is...

    OP, I know you feel this way now and it is perfectly understandable. Most people wouldn't feel great to see the family moving on so happily, when you feel you are picking up the pieces.

    But. You...
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    He might end up doing the whole barn, in your new...

    He might end up doing the whole barn, in your new barn. If he's good and he wants to come out. I had that happen once. A farrier was doing just my horse ... other people came up & saw his work ......
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    Oh dear, never thought about poop evolving into a...

    Oh dear, never thought about poop evolving into a living creature ... as if there weren't already enough going on in a barn that makes one yelp a startled "what the heck was that about !!!" :D
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    Signature required will back you up, legally, if...

    Signature required will back you up, legally, if you need it later. Do not dither about this point, or over-think it - this is in the "just do it" category. Not doing it could make you your own worst...
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    And having been as supportive as I can ... ......

    And having been as supportive as I can ...

    ... I would now like to see some evidence this horse owner and her horses really exist.

    This thread has whipped up a lot of emotion because so many...
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    I missed the remark that the horses 'aren't...

    I missed the remark that the horses 'aren't costing the farm owner any money'. Those horses are taking up income space on his farm. He could have a paying boarder - 4 of them, in fact - in their...
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    OK the son left behind in the basement has just...

    OK the son left behind in the basement has just been bumped down to second place on my pin list. :lol: :eek:

    For 4 years I lived in a rent house that clearly had squirrels in the attic. They were...
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    A Parable: Once upon a time a man got word...

    A Parable:

    Once upon a time a man got word that his house was in the path of a flood so high that drowning was certain for everything in its way. He was urged to evacuate immediately. But the man...
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    I give this one the win. :D Holy moly. Not...

    I give this one the win. :D Holy moly.

    Not only because of the stranger creep-factor, but because the mother actually called you to wake him up! I guess she thought you already knew and were fine...
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