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  1. Thread: trainers insurance

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    My experience as well. Easy and a chunk of...

    My experience as well. Easy and a chunk of change, but worth it if you have any assets to lose.
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    Of course. Hard to tell which is the CatThing...

    Of course. Hard to tell which is the CatThing you'll be wearing.

    FWIW, any time I see someone's picture of something they are selling, and it has been photobombed by a cat, I want it. It could...
  3. Good for you, OP! I do think that if someone...

    Good for you, OP! I do think that if someone from Hunter World knows how to school a good-quality equitation horse, they probably know something about correct, dressage-built-in flat work.

    Again,...
  4. True... just because changes are taught earlier...

    True... just because changes are taught earlier to the Hunter (and BTW, I think good pros do want clean, if "flat" flying changes), doesn't mean anyone thinks that one easy change means the horse can...
  5. And another thing! Here are words that are NOT...

    And another thing!

    Here are words that are NOT SYNONYMS.... in any context, and especially when it comes to CATS, where people claim they are.

    Sassy.... Attitude.... Free Will and Sovereign or...
  6. How do you say minnu? Like the U in "menu" and...

    How do you say minnu?

    Like the U in "menu" and the I in "minnow"?
  7. I get it. And the...

    I get it. And the flea-induced-scratching/attack, too. That's so German: To create a single word that folds in so many concepts.
  8. My cat does that. Didn't know it was A Thing.......

    My cat does that. Didn't know it was A Thing.... a certain joie de vivre..... a lightening of the spirit after taking a big dump. Eeww. Don't want to think about it.
  9. I'd leave "expression" alone. Get "anyone can...

    I'd leave "expression" alone. Get "anyone can get a clean change"-rideable, and uphill. One man's expression is another man's explosion/"Yikes, he'll run away with me next"....particularly if Man 1...
  10. You might try Bob Hubbard. I'd put them just...

    You might try Bob Hubbard. I'd put them just about on par with Brookledge for customer care (people and horse), but they aren't limited to the Eastern Seaboard quite so much.
  11. Horses like yours used to be the dressager's...

    Horses like yours used to be the dressager's OTTB, maybe with a little more money involved if the horse was a good mover.

    If you want to DIY, the things you need to create are a horse who will go...
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    A National Show Horse is half-Arab,...

    A National Show Horse is half-Arab, half-Saddlebred. I think they were created in order to produce a taller, heavier framed Arabian for the riding classes in Main Ring divisions.

    Oh, and about...
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    Aww... I'm getting all misty-eyed, you guys. ...

    Aww... I'm getting all misty-eyed, you guys.

    Thank you for taking the time to tell me that I had described this horse well.

    The gelding I ride is such an unsung hero and he always will be. ...
  14. OMG, I'd be crying tears of happiness because...

    OMG, I'd be crying tears of happiness because someone would pay me for my first saddle.

    But I do remember the first saddle I owned, and the first new one I bought. Those were big events in my kid...
  15. Flatching scree. Perfect. Was "flatching" a...

    Flatching scree. Perfect. Was "flatching" a cross between Scratching and Flailing? And Scree.... because "spree" doesn't capture Scratching as well as Scree does?
  16. Indeed. Think how well the Cat-Reared child will...

    Indeed. Think how well the Cat-Reared child will do on the vocab section of the SAT? Do you think dogs require the same breadth and nuance of language that les chats do?

    Oh, and another phrase I...
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    I think the OP meant that, on average, the horse...

    I think the OP meant that, on average, the horse she buys off the track will be more "broken" than will a young horse who didn't race.

    Or so I inferred given that I shared her experience and...
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    OP, I was you as a young sprout (just out of...

    OP, I was you as a young sprout (just out of college) about 25 years ago. I had had OTTBs...tired of buying other people's broken horses/mistakes, not a lot of money so I couldn't write a check for...
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    The most trainable horse I have yet ridden is a...

    The most trainable horse I have yet ridden is a National Show Horse-- half-Arab, half-Saddlebred.

    He's not built to do dressage and had a history of bad training plus a wreck that makes this kind...
  20. a miniskirt won't help.

    a miniskirt won't help.
  21. Another C-Advented phrase: "Oh, hai!" That...

    Another C-Advented phrase: "Oh, hai!"

    That comes from the slight mispellings created by I Can Has A Cheezburger (sp?).

    I think it sounds like a cross between "Oh, hey" and "Oh, hi".

    It...
  22. And on the low falutin' end of the spectrum: ...

    And on the low falutin' end of the spectrum:

    "Get-the-f*ck-out.....get-the-f*ck-out, cat."

    It's used when the hysterical cat is meowing to go out... (or about something) and is being way, way...
  23. I don't have great luck with Stubben dressage...

    I don't have great luck with Stubben dressage saddles for very flat backs, even with gussets. But, OP, these are great, well-made, well-priced saddles. If you can find a way to try one and haven't...
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    OP, the bolded part is your answer. The horse's...

    OP, the bolded part is your answer. The horse's view of her soundness is the gold standard. And that's why your vet doesn't mind. Also, you sound as though you know your mare's personality well...
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    I have been on the lovely, receiving end of farm...

    I have been on the lovely, receiving end of farm owners who allowed haul ins with a "No muss, no fuss" style.

    Here's how they did it:

    A set of fees and rules were posted by a mailbox where you...
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