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    I can't imagine wanting to give up riding after...

    I can't imagine wanting to give up riding after 40 odd years of it. But no one can walk in another's shoes. I live and breath horses and have since I can remember. Horses are a very real part of...
  2. Thread: 2016 Goals

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    I want to get my 6 year old Paint out to at least...

    I want to get my 6 year old Paint out to at least one Mountain trail show, several local shows western and English and lots of trail riding...hopefully some horse camping.
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    Very nice. I was there a couple of years ago. I...

    Very nice. I was there a couple of years ago. I found that the course walks were excellent. I went on one sponsored by Purina. It was great. Sign up early if you want to go. I was a bit...
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    ok...I'll bite :) How long have you been...

    ok...I'll bite :)

    How long have you been riding? Was on a horse at 2 years old but started with lessons at 13, so that's 40 years for me.

    Discipline: Dressage, Western trail riding...
  5. I get the..".god, you should be able to ride by...

    I get the..".god, you should be able to ride by now" look. I think it's funny that people think we would ever be good enough to ride without eyes on the ground. Most of the people who feel this way...
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    I want to join the century club!. I may not...

    I want to join the century club!. I may not ride as much or as hard as I used to, but not riding would be the end of me, I think. 53 now with a 5 year old Paint. I got him to be my old ladies...
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    I use a charger with D cells and tape. Step in...

    I use a charger with D cells and tape. Step in poles are the bomb. It has worked for me, but my horses are used to electric.
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    Oh yeah...take that said my horse!

    I came off during a team penning exhibition with about 50 spectators. We had just about penned our 3 calves in 30 seconds and they went in and out of the pen, with me in hot pursuit to turn them...
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    I would be inclined to add the screenings. It...

    I would be inclined to add the screenings. It would help firm it up. If you could scrape it add the screenings, tap it down and the put the sand back it would probably work the best.
  10. Best of luck. It looks very nice :)

    Best of luck. It looks very nice :)
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    Why not add rubber or limestone screenings to...

    Why not add rubber or limestone screenings to firm it up? My arena is total sand and because of the way it is naturally deposited from glaciation, it is very deep in one end vs. the other. I am...
  12. Wow...just wow. It looks great! You must be over...

    Wow...just wow. It looks great! You must be over the moon!
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    So sad because I thought it might be a fun group....

    So sad because I thought it might be a fun group. I was hoping to go to one of their events if they ever got close enough, but I guess I will look elsewhere. :( I have already run into some...
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    ACTHA and Parelli

    I am disappointed to learn that the new in hand classes at the ACTHA competitions are going to use Parelli guidelines and criteria for judging. There are many useful ways to work horses in hand. I...
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    ACTHA and Parelli

    I am disappointed that the new in hands classes at the ACTHA are using Parelli guidelines and criteria for judging. There are many ways to work a horse in hand. I disagree that someone using...
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    So sorry to hear this. It is such a hard thing,...

    So sorry to hear this. It is such a hard thing, yet it is the last act of kindness we can do for them. I hope your heart heals soon.
  17. Thread: Heart Broken

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    I didn't last very long :) We put a deposit down...

    I didn't last very long :) We put a deposit down on a Little JRT girl on the weekend! Puppy breath at the end of May! :D
  18. Thread: Heart Broken

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    Heart Broken

    I lost my little JRT last month. He was not doing well and was having breathing problems. It was the hardest thing to do having him PTS, but I wanted him to be pain free. I had him for 11 years,...
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    Thanks for the replies. I love the story of...

    Thanks for the replies.

    I love the story of the squirrel and the beet pulp!

    My immediate reaction when I read about the evils of beet pulp was "don't believe everything you read on the...
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    Beet pulp and all the recent hype.

    I have been feeding beet pulp for years. What does COTH think of the recent internet hype regarding toxins in beet pulp? I have heard the rant on Round Up ready sugar beets...why would round up be...
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    Good news. Just heard from Eddo, damage was...

    Good news. Just heard from Eddo, damage was minimal, no horses or people hurt. The fire was extinguished with fire extinguishers before the fire department arrived.
  22. Thread: Jodhpurs

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    I wish you could still get adult size jodphurs in...

    I wish you could still get adult size jodphurs in Canada. I had to get my last 2 pairs in the UK. I like wearing mine with paddock boots and full chaps.
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    Another Blow for Eddo Hoekstra

    At dinner time last night there was a barn fire at Eddo's. All of the horses were evacuated in time, but the person removing horses had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Not sure who that person...
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    I must be getting old. I remember if you wanted...

    I must be getting old. I remember if you wanted field boots, your only choice was brown.
  25. I love my Stanley tool box for a tack trunk...it...

    I love my Stanley tool box for a tack trunk...it has wheels and a handle! Keep the ideas coming!
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