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    short in the rise vs. short-waisted

    "Short-waisted" means that the distance from your natural waist to your neckline is shorter than average for your height/size. The OP (and me, and apparently many more people than I had thought) are...
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    some dogs would

    I am a geologist, and I used to do lots of fieldwork (which means, according to my mother, "traipsing around in the mountains all day").

    I left my rock hammer on an outcrop, and didn't notice...
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    I agree that music is distracting, and hearing...

    I agree that music is distracting, and hearing foot fall is useful.

    If you are selling an eventer, hunter or jumper that is at a certain level, show it jumping a course at that height, preferably...
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    Thoroughbred mare

    I love my OTTB mare. She is 15, has raced, been a pony club horse, evented to training, and was a trail horse. Whatever I ask her to do, she tries her heart out. She never spooks, bucks, or acts like...
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    maybe the OP really wants to know

    I know your answer is meant to be funny, but I live a long way from any recognized packs, and I know a bunch of cowboys who hunt bears and mountain lions with hounds. They aren't wealthy by any...
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    Thanks, judybigredpony

    Also, one of the things I liked about Oh My my Oh is that she started racing when she was two, and has raced five or six times a year every year. Is this the sign of a sound horse? There aren't any...
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    OP mare Oh My My Oh?

    :confused:I am confused-I'm the OP, and the mare I posted about doesn't have Unbridled in her pedigree. Is she one that has enough bone and shortish pasterns?

    The Oh My My Oh photos are bad,...
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    Thanks, every one. I am not ready for the off...

    Thanks, every one.

    I am not ready for the off the track journey, but I am trying to learn so that when I am ready, I know more than I do now.

    Re: Unbridled Pollyann-I have read the Mr....
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    What about this girl?

    I am a mare person. I showed this mare to one of the trainers at my barn. She didn't like her but couldn't tell me why. I think the mare looks useful, and I thought that turf horses were more likely...
  10. Registered names? Pedigrees? Race records?

    Registered names? Pedigrees? Race records?
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    Long format 3-day

    Ah, but then there would be no excuse for not having the long-format 3-day event, because they could use part of the endurance course.
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    Mounted archery

    I think it would be easier to teach a rider to shoot, than to teach an archer to ride.
  13. goats vs sheep

    I have had goats, and I have had sheep. I like sheep. The goats we have had were funnier, but much harder to keep in because they liked to climb and jump. I also found goats a lot harder to handle to...
  14. Thread: SJ Day 2

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    Courses?

    Are the courses posted any where? I'm watching the replays and while the camera work is really great, I would like to see a map of the courses,because I am too slow of brain to figure them out while...
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    Yes!

    Barrel racing! And mounted archery would be amazing.
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    A few late-night thoughts

    I am glad that there are many different countries represented in the equestrian sports, and I don't care if they bought high-level horses to get there. It helps keep those sports in the Olympics.
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  17. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

    THIS.
    Clayton Fredericks had a fall, for heaven's sake, and Lucinda had a runout. Mark Todd nearly had a miss on the last fence (since he's Mark Todd he didn't, but he could have). It was a tough...
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    And to Michael Jung!

    It was a great competition, and so much fun to watch.

    If I had a Patey hat, I'd wear it every chance I got.
  19. Thank you! That is exactly the kind of...

    Thank you! That is exactly the kind of information I need.
  20. Do white breeches that are not see through exist?

    In my continuing quest for proper turn out, I am looking for white full-seat breeches. I asked for suggestions in a previous thread, Ovation Euro-weave breeches were suggested, I found some on...
  21. Equissentials?

    I have never tried this brand, what do you like about them?
  22. I am going to my first dressage show in a long,...

    I am going to my first dressage show in a long, long, time, and I have decided to buy some full-seat breeches. Do I need to buy a larger size to account for the extra material? Since I only buy one...
  23. First time buying full-seat breeches-do I need to size up?

    I am going to my first dressage show in a long, long, time, and I have decided to buy some full-seat breeches. Do I need to buy a larger size to account for the extra material? Since I only buy one...
  24. check the floor

    When you go to see the trailer, take a big flathead screwdriver and a big flashlight with you. Pull up the mats, and poke at the floor with your big screwdriver. Check around the edges, especially by...
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    If the crotch of this brand of breeches is six...

    If the crotch of this brand of breeches is six inches lower than it should be, they are too long in the rise. Buy low or medium rise, or a different brand.
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