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  1. I've wrestled with the demon of perfectionism...

    I've wrestled with the demon of perfectionism most of my life. What helped me most was this saying: "Progress, not perfection". I would say it to myself before and after every ride.

    Paying...
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    The real question is: who would want one like...

    The real question is: who would want one like this?
    There are good solid citizens out there. I don't ever want to buy another horse who isn't well seasoned and nonchalant about commonplace sights...
  3. One of the reasons I've let horses go for the...

    One of the reasons I've let horses go for the time being is that I've never had a huge budget for boarding, and usually can only afford to board someplace where there are Major Flaws. Like...the...
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    I agree; if you are already calling this horse...

    I agree; if you are already calling this horse Mr. Wonderful in your heart, you might ought to buy him. Not all horses will evoke that response.

    Also: this thread is useless without...
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    Photo isn't ideal; it'd be best if she didn't...

    Photo isn't ideal; it'd be best if she didn't have those boots on, and if she was absolutely square to the camera. But from this angle, my impressions are:
    Over-built front end
    Under-powered hind...
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    OK, here's the update! I texted my husband and...

    OK, here's the update!

    I texted my husband and daughter and let them know I am fostering a dog. They want to see pics, I sent pics. My husband doesn't kick up any fuss about it, and my daughter...
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    That isn't necessarily so, in my experience. I...

    That isn't necessarily so, in my experience. I went to look at a horse which had a video of it being ridden double in a halter, being stood on, and all kinds of other tolerant-seeming stuff.

    I...
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    lol, great minds thinking alike there Miss Anne...

    lol, great minds thinking alike there Miss Anne Thrope! I just sent him a text that I am fostering a dog, now we'll see how things go.
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    I haven't mentioned it yet. I still have a while...

    I haven't mentioned it yet. I still have a while before I have to make a final decision.

    My husband is always trying to clap a lid on pets, somehow...though he interacts nicely with them, seems to...
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    Bumping because I would like opinions...keep?...

    Bumping because I would like opinions...keep? give back? What would your spouse say if you had an extra dog when they came home?

    They say they'll re-surrender the dog to the local Humane society...
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    Oh, I'm in trouble probably (dog related!)

    ...I looked on Craigslist. Big mistake!
    I saw a giveaway dog that looked so much like two of my previous dogs - I had to email the owners and ask a few questions.

    Then I had to meet her. Then I...
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    Holy crow, didn't think I was that much of a...

    Holy crow, didn't think I was that much of a thread killer! Someone take pity on me, please :)
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    Can you give a post number for that, or quote it,...

    Can you give a post number for that, or quote it, please?

    ...or....(shifty eyes) someone please send me the PM, lol
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    I can't imagine why you'd wish a 'difficult...

    I can't imagine why you'd wish a 'difficult ride', 'hot and cranky and "bolty"', on your future kids. Or your current kids, if you have any.

    If you can't afford a horse right now, working with...
  15. Putting in a word here for Horse Isle 2 - Life...

    Putting in a word here for Horse Isle 2 - Life Cycle. It's free, nice genetics breeding and competition game, and there is so much to see and do in the environment, you never run out of things to...
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    They're not always. If there are a couple of...

    They're not always. If there are a couple of riders who are working at pretty much the same level, my trainer will do a split lesson. And many clinicians will do split lessons under the same...
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    Three thoroughbreds in a row have bloomed on my...

    Three thoroughbreds in a row have bloomed on my weight-gain formula of alfalfa pellets soaked in canola oil. I found they could maintain, after getting up to a proper weight, on about 6 lbs of these...
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    I get a different impression from this than you...

    I get a different impression from this than you did, Jumper_girl221. What I heard was someone commenting that someone _else_ thought the horse was an ugly mover - not that she herself thinks it. She...
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    So, the resolution was, they're lending me one of...

    So, the resolution was, they're lending me one of their saintly horses and I'll go out with them gladly that way, rather than on my guy. Looking forward to it.

    For all who took umbrage at my...
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    I used to ride hell bent for leather myself. But...

    I used to ride hell bent for leather myself. But I think I've gotten too old to be comfortable doing it. That was ...oh, hell. A long time ago! About 20 years!
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    Scared to trail ride..with certain folks

    I have an OTTB who's been in retraining for about nine months. Granted, he's got a really good temperament for an OTTB, but he's not made of stone.

    BO wants me to trailer out and do a trail ride...
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    I didn't see another reply mentioning tack fit....

    I didn't see another reply mentioning tack fit. But for a horse that gets anxious while being tacked up, I would take a very good look at that.

    This seems obvious (to me!) but I've known many...
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    Add me to the roster of people who wouldn't...

    Add me to the roster of people who wouldn't appreciate someone 'riding the horse down' earlier in the day I try them. Or if it was ridden, I'd appreciate that fact to be fully disclosed, so the...
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    When I half-leased, we split the board 50/50. I...

    When I half-leased, we split the board 50/50. I paid all expenses for showing, gave them the ribbons and kept the tests (dressage horse in this instance). They did not charge me an extra fee for...
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    I had an OTTB like this. Big, charismatic,...

    I had an OTTB like this. Big, charismatic, glamorous horse, without an honest bone in his body. He had a pirate's heart and attitude. I could not build a partnership with him, and after trying for...
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