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    "...and then I did some budget sudoku ..." ...

    "...and then I did some budget sudoku ..."

    OMG, Haiti, I LOVE that line! I'm going to use it freely and often!
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    My dear, departed muck boots will be waiting for...

    My dear, departed muck boots will be waiting for your jacket, 2dogs, on the other side of the muck bridge. They will welcome it with open arms.:no:
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    Ode to a beloved muck boot...it's gone.

    I made the awful discovery that my beloved 15-year old insulated muck boots had slogged their last mud puddle this weekend. As I was skating, sliding, squishing my way to the back pasture, I felt a...
  4. Don't know your location, but when you can, post...

    Don't know your location, but when you can, post what "big box" tack/livestock stores are near you so we can send gift cards! Tractor Supply, Farm and Fleet, etc...
  5. I love the "narrator." No matter what the...

    I love the "narrator." No matter what the language, horse talk is universal! Listen to his tone. Soothing, encouraging, calm. So interesting, and poor beasties!
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    Oh I shoulda let go... I was helping a friend...

    Oh I shoulda let go...

    I was helping a friend and her husband show yearling Haflingers at a draft show one year, and I was holding 2 of them at the in-gate so they could trade the horses in the...
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    I want to add another thought (which I learned...

    I want to add another thought (which I learned the hard way): If you are witness to a rapidly developing wreck involving human and horse, get the HUMAN to safety FIRST, then turn your attention to...
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    I wonder if they meant the competition flags, of...

    I wonder if they meant the competition flags, of which there are many at that venue? Those can be flown at half-staff.
  9. These are all great suggestions! Why don't you...

    These are all great suggestions! Why don't you make a list of things to do and either post it in your locker and review it before you get on, or keep a copy in your pocket (if you're forgetful like...
  10. OP, I am a little concerned about this "club" and...

    OP, I am a little concerned about this "club" and its rules that you seem to be viewing as law. You keep mentioning "the club" and its rules like it's a all-knowing, all-seeing organization. It's...
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    OP, even if all you can do at the end of your...

    OP, even if all you can do at the end of your indoor ride is walk around the barn outside once in each direction on a long rein, or go up and down the driveway once or a few times, that counts as...
  12. "My horse, I trust. The minis give me an eye...

    "My horse, I trust. The minis give me an eye twitch and make me miss cigarettes."

    :lol: :lol::lol: This is a CLASSIC line! Thank you, Frog Pond, for this LOL moment!!
  13. I love this thread! I'm smiling as I read this. ...

    I love this thread! I'm smiling as I read this.

    After putting down my saint of a retired eventer a year ago, I've had a nasty riding accident that put me back to square one in terms of...
  14. Oh boy. I like it for the little ones that are...

    Oh boy. I like it for the little ones that are frozen in the saddle out on XC without their support system, but geez, the poor jump judges (ME!) are going to get really confused about the rules when...
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    All the horses in our neck of the woods were UP...

    All the horses in our neck of the woods were UP and playful this weekend. Spooking at open doors in the arena that have been open all summer (sigh), leaves crunching, horses in the other field - all...
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    As a start, why don't you take the initiative to...

    As a start, why don't you take the initiative to organize an outing to a near-by event? See what happens! I bet you'll be surprised, make some new friends and strengthen relationships with others....
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    Toes up, NOT heels down. Makes all the difference...

    Toes up, NOT heels down. Makes all the difference in the world!
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    This was the most entertaining lunch hour I've...

    This was the most entertaining lunch hour I've spent in a LONG time! Thanks OP! I have 1/2 a sandwich available and a few left over carrot sticks if anyone wants 'em!
  19. Dime runs out.

    I've seen this happen before! Some horses are so well schooled that they know when the lesson is almost done, and thus just shut down. It could be an unconscious cue from the trainer, a lesson...
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    Not sure what is going on with Wundermaske as...

    Not sure what is going on with Wundermaske as Sharon White usually rides him, but he has one CIC3* under his belt so needs a CCI.

    Well, ummmm, cough, word on the street is that Sharon was riding...
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    I think people who have teams of horses that they...

    I think people who have teams of horses that they drive often have paired names. I know of a Frick and Frack team, and a team names Stop and Go!

    This is a great thread! Good topic!
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    I had a friend like this, and I finally looked at...

    I had a friend like this, and I finally looked at her one day with a big smile on my face and said, "Sally, tell me something good! I'm in a great mood and I want to hear what's good in your life!" ...
  23. Please don't walk your horse into the path of the...

    Please don't walk your horse into the path of the prelim riders XC galloping lane as you leave for your trail ride. YIKES!!!
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    Headlamps are really useful for finding things...

    Headlamps are really useful for finding things beyond the circle of light provided by an in-place lamp. Halters that have slipped off, bell boots that have gone walkabout, buckets, feedpans, blanket...
  25. Owwwey Mommy! Help!

    My daughter's OTTB is a weenie, so if he gets an "owwey" anywhere on a leg - bug bite, scratch, knocks himself with his own hoof, etc. - he will greet you at the door of his stall or at the pasture...
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