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  1. Adorable! Love the pic of her in the dressage...

    Adorable! Love the pic of her in the dressage ring with a huge smile on her face!
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    Love the Mary Poppins one as well! And I too have...

    Love the Mary Poppins one as well! And I too have always wanted to ride on the beach with my horse (photo documented, of course).

    *Sigh* I would love a fancy Fresian stallion that can do GP...
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    What about trying ear plugs instead? This calms a...

    What about trying ear plugs instead? This calms a lot of horses, and won't pose the dangers of limiting his vision while on the trail.

    Also, French blinkers (sheepskin rolls on the cheek pieces of...
  4. Thread: Spur Rubs

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    Oh, and as for healing the spot, MTG is great for...

    Oh, and as for healing the spot, MTG is great for skin and hair re-growth
  5. Thread: Spur Rubs

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    I have no hard evidence for this, but I think...

    I have no hard evidence for this, but I think horses do get more thin-skinned with age! My horse definitely got spur rubs more as he got older (he's now 28 and retired).

    I would suggest not...
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    I ride at Redfield with Ashley as well. I just...

    I ride at Redfield with Ashley as well. I just take lesson as I am living in NYC and in college.

    Ashley is the best and very accommodating with my sporadic schedule, and the horses used for...
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    But...girls don't poop! What blasphemy

    But...girls don't poop! What blasphemy
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    I would look into the specific event's rules to...

    I would look into the specific event's rules to find out what they say about it, but in general etiquette follows from common sense!

    I remember taking a school horse on a hunter pace when I was...
  9. The before and after shots are great, what a...

    The before and after shots are great, what a difference!
  10. I rode my horse in a clinic at the Equine Affair...

    I rode my horse in a clinic at the Equine Affair in Massachusetts. It was a dressage based clinic and, looking back on it now, I am really surprised how well my horse took the whole thing (fairly...
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    That is too adorable! :lol: poor pony

    That is too adorable! :lol: poor pony
  12. The trainer I worked with this summer and showed...

    The trainer I worked with this summer and showed in the jumpers with used this trick for remembering courses, and it was really helpful for me: when memorizing the course, remember the jumps in sets...
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    My horse (now retired) was a notorious dirty...

    My horse (now retired) was a notorious dirty stopper. From my experience I can give this advice:

    Even if you are astride a forward horse, always keep a supporting leg, often more than you think...
  14. Thread: spiders

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    Eeeeek, spiders are inexplicably terrifying (I...

    Eeeeek, spiders are inexplicably terrifying (I think it has something to do with all the legs...)

    I live in Western Massachusetts and found a spider the size of my hand (NO JOKE) in the...
  15. My horse did this exact thing, he would hold his...

    My horse did this exact thing, he would hold his neck like a llama and tilt his head so that it was practically parallel to the ground while opening and closing his mouth. It was not pain, he had his...
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    Yep. Speaking as someone who was wearing a tank...

    Yep. Speaking as someone who was wearing a tank top when she got bucked off into the arena wall, I can tell you that tank tops are not the best riding attire. My shoulder and back still have the...
  17. This is lovely!

    This is lovely!
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    :lol: I keep hearing "wake up my airplane"

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    I keep hearing "wake up my airplane"
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    This is how I got my dog, and I agree. A friend...

    This is how I got my dog, and I agree. A friend of a friend lived in Queens, NY and had to move to an apartment where dogs were not welcome. They were just going to dump him at the (overpopulated new...
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    My parents have a koi fish pond and up until...

    My parents have a koi fish pond and up until about two weeks ago had over 20 large koi and goldfish in it. Then, one morning, they woke up and there were only 4! Later that day they saw two huge...
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    That song Knee Deep by Zac Brown Band... It...

    That song Knee Deep by Zac Brown Band...

    It says "She got too close so I fought her" and every time I hear

    "She got too close so I farted"
  22. Perhaps changing your trailer ties to chains...

    Perhaps changing your trailer ties to chains would prevent him from chewing through them. What a cute (and mischievous-looking) guy!
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    Pervy, yes. Average, not so much. I think the...

    Pervy, yes. Average, not so much. I think the Song of Ice and Fire series are well written. And it always amazes me that someone can keep all of the plot lines straight, forward-moving, and...
  24. Hashtag is a legitimate word used to describe the...

    Hashtag is a legitimate word used to describe the # symbol in css programming (of course, I'm sure the kid was thinking something more along the lines of the #firstworldprobs sort of hashtag).
  25. After looking at the video from two weeks ago, it...

    After looking at the video from two weeks ago, it seems as if he isn't carrying *enough* pace to the fence. That sounds kind of backwards, but coming from years of jumping my rushy TB I can tell you...
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