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  1. Well, see, that's what I meant when I said you...

    Well, see, that's what I meant when I said you have to get the (a) proper type, (b) proper color and (c) proper amount of crystals, all hung at precisely the proper length.

    Then your really fat,...
  2. I can just see some Ben K. Green-type cowboy...

    I can just see some Ben K. Green-type cowboy selling her a REALLY FAT old gray gelding and telling her that the horse was already carrying a unicorn and almost ready to foal....All you need is the...
  3. This just happened to me day before yesterday....

    This just happened to me day before yesterday. Was standing there talking to my husband. Mid-conversation he says "The doorbell just rang" (as in: go answer it). I didn't hear a thing and was...
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    I have done it for several years now and am quite...

    I have done it for several years now and am quite happy. I get to control my feed (amount and quality) and their care. I get to supervise, feed, lifestyle, farrier work, vet work, etc. Exactly how I...
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    There isn't much at all. Patty Sadler at...

    There isn't much at all.

    Patty Sadler at Premier Park has clinics with Joanie Bolton a few times a year. Joanie is good...I have never done lessons with Patty herself, but it's a place to start:...
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    Well, actually I was doing an FEI test, so I...

    Well, actually I was doing an FEI test, so I didn't have that particular hurdle to jump. I just wanted to report on the usage experience (which was v. good!)

    They do seem to offer all levels, so I...
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    Just an update. I actually used...

    Just an update.

    I actually used www.dressageanywhere.com after it was posted above. I selected their "training class" option as I had a video of me riding a test, and was looking for scoring to...
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    Is there any online judging anymore?

    I live a long way from shows. For the past several years, I used www.horseshow.com's online judging service....ride a test, get scored, and I knew where I was and what to work on before making a long...
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    Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming! :-) ...

    Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming! :-)

    There are a number of votes for a TR3 (http://www.abiattachments.com/arena-drag/tr3-rake-arena-groomer/) ... does anyone know offhand how much a new one...
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    Help me find an arena drag

    So I am embarking upon a lifetime dream of my own farmette! I am pretty excited, but with this comes questions.

    I am looking for wisdom about arena drags and appreciate advice.

    I have 5 acres,...
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    Well, depends on the facilities. In my neck...

    Well, depends on the facilities.

    In my neck of the woods, haul in for the reining show (one horse at a time, like dressage) is $30/day.

    Dressage show (again, same general area, different...
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    Some appendix QHs have a lot of TB blood. An...

    Some appendix QHs have a lot of TB blood.

    An appendix, as defined by AQHA, is a registered Thoroughbred crossed on a registered American Quarter Horse. The resulting foal is placed in the Appendix...
  13. Incidentally, they have a new (?) version: ...

    Incidentally, they have a new (?) version:

    http://speedsilks.com/

    I read about them in the lead-up to the KY Derby. There were several horses with them. Didn't help 'em catch California...
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    I do it during the hot (spring/summer/early fall)...

    I do it during the hot (spring/summer/early fall) season. I am at the barn by 5:45.

    It is VERY HARD to wake up that early. But if I can roll myself out of bed (and there have been times I...
  15. Thread: Skype....

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    I've been doing live lessons via Skype for years....

    I've been doing live lessons via Skype for years.

    You could use your phone, but I think the video quality would be difficult for the instructor to deal with (except in a pinch).

    We use a...
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    Just sell it yourself. I hear the...

    Just sell it yourself.

    I hear the frustration, but at this point it is unfair to try to return the saddle -- ridden in for more than a month, scratched up, etc. -- it is not the seller's problem.
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    Acknowledge that jealousy is a basic human...

    Acknowledge that jealousy is a basic human emotion. You have it and everyone else has it. Then remember your blessings, all of the things you listed, and remember that someone is jealous of you, too....
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    You're shaping HOW you want the horse to move, so...

    You're shaping HOW you want the horse to move, so you're clicking positive variations in the canter. You have to figure out what criteria you're using to define "calm" canter. Head down? Increased...
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    Yes, I think it’s possible, if you’re looking to...

    Yes, I think it’s possible, if you’re looking to compete at a “fun” level vs. the highest levels.

    I actually own the horse you’re describing. I compete him in reining/cow events, dressage and...
  20. The western clinics I've attended has everyone...

    The western clinics I've attended has everyone together at once. The clinician discusses Concept A, explains the whys and wherefores, then demonstrates Concept A. Then the clinic attendees attempt to...
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    At first you complained because they were late...

    At first you complained because they were late and because you were having to supervise tacking/untacking, costing you time. Totally reasonable complaints on your part.

    Now they're on time and...
  22. I use the Manna Pro Bite-Size nuggets...

    I use the Manna Pro Bite-Size nuggets (http://www.mannapro.com/products/equine/bite-size-nuggets/) They are convenient to carry and the perfect size for him to eat.

    I also carry peppermints as...
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    Trail Blazer is good! Not a huge fan of Trail...

    Trail Blazer is good! Not a huge fan of Trail Rider.
  24. I school in paddock boots/half chaps. I only...

    I school in paddock boots/half chaps.

    I only wear my tall boots to show in. I did break the tall boots in, though, and got used to them for awhile. They're not terribly uncomfortable to wear at...
  25. Look to see if he startles at loud noises...maybe...

    Look to see if he startles at loud noises...maybe wait til he's in his stall and bang on the door (make sure there's no visual stimulus for him to startle at). The coloring associated with Gunner...
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