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  1. Lots of rails were falling at Groton House on...

    Lots of rails were falling at Groton House on Saturday. I think only one or two prelim riders made it around double-clear. In that case, though, I wonder how much the grass arena is an issue; my...
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    They do stay put, though you should check them...

    They do stay put, though you should check them every few rides.

    My BO is a rep for one of the UK saddle companies, and she strongly advises buyers to get velcro blocks on their new saddles, as it...
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    We are both in New England, and my vet strongly...

    We are both in New England, and my vet strongly recommends Oroquin over Marquis. The EPM organism varies and the one that's most prevalent in our area responds better to Oroquin.
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    The volunteer shortage was especially a problem...

    The volunteer shortage was especially a problem once show jumping started. That's why I played whistle b*tch for a while rather than jump judging. But everything turned out well.

    I just want to...
  5. Same here. In fact, vets are quite happy to work...

    Same here. In fact, vets are quite happy to work *with* the better equine dentists, because many vets don't really like floating teeth and if there's an expert they can work with, that's better. ...
  6. Thread: half halt

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    Hee! We had that at the first jump I fenced...

    Hee! We had that at the first jump I fenced judged at GH yesterday ... a simple coop with a log on top, dark to light transition into a HUGE field. But, it came on a curve, and we wanted the horses...
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    Well bless your heart.

    Well bless your heart.
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    And I was thrilled to meet FA too! It's a good...

    And I was thrilled to meet FA too!

    It's a good thing they reorganized -- it poured all night long and I can only imagine the mud ... Everyone was SO cool about it, too.

    I have introduced a new...
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    A bit more financial confidence among the people...

    A bit more financial confidence among the people who can still afford horses. People taking early retirement if it pays out enough, and having more time to do things while still healthy enough to do...
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    I also learned to ride in old-fashioned saddles. ...

    I also learned to ride in old-fashioned saddles. My instructor had Stubbens for the horses, and something built for cobs for the ponies, and that was *it*. We also used Pelhams, sometimes with...
  11. If you are boarding, check with the BO to see if...

    If you are boarding, check with the BO to see if s/he has any special requirements. Also check whether there is an extra cost for blanket changes. The barns I have been in included two changes per...
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    OP, good luck, and it's great that you're putting...

    OP, good luck, and it's great that you're putting time and energy into this horse.

    My mare came to me very well-mannered about picking up her hooves, but now, some years later, when she jerks her...
  13. We just went the other way a few months ago with...

    We just went the other way a few months ago with my mare, switching her from about 3 pounds of Poulin Carb Safe to 3/4 pound of Poulin MVP Supplement, which is basically a ration balancer. She had...
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    What division are you in? I will keep an eye out...

    What division are you in? I will keep an eye out for you. As of right now, expect some wet weather, especially on Friday.

    I'm really happy to see the number of entries this year. Groton House...
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    Read carefully. LM said that the KB feedlot is...

    Read carefully. LM said that the KB feedlot is in Shippensburg, PA, which is about 90 miles away.
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    I'm going to side with LockeMeadows here. There...

    I'm going to side with LockeMeadows here. There is NO secondary market for a barely halter broke, 1100 pound QH except slaughter, especially not when you can get a trained one for $1000-2000 (or...
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    Jingles! Very scary possibilities here; I hope he...

    Jingles! Very scary possibilities here; I hope he ends up with something less complicated.
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    I think the market is better now -- especially...

    I think the market is better now -- especially for ammy-friendly, "packer" types or any horse with a "great brain." Some buyers don't seem to get this in that they want something very specific...
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    Groton House: who will be there?

    I'm really looking forward to Groton House this year. After several years of schedule conflict, I am finally able to go again. I will be a dressage ring steward on Friday morning, and jump judging...
  20. I bought my filly, Josephine, when she was 12...

    I bought my filly, Josephine, when she was 12 days old last year, as my 50th birthday present to myself. It was kind of an impulse purchase, but one I am now very pleased with.

    She is with her...
  21. I talked to my insurance agent. The only people...

    I talked to my insurance agent. The only people allowed to drive our truck with the horse trailer attached are me and DH. Doesn't matter whether there are horses in it or not, or whose horses......
  22. Thread: Mean Mare!

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    As others said -- slow feeders are your friend. ...

    As others said -- slow feeders are your friend. Gives her something to do besides dream up ways to torture the geldings, and if she's not terribly smart you can give her one with smaller holes so...
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    I had a little trouble editing the quote, but...

    I had a little trouble editing the quote, but this bears repeating.

    In my mind, I make the distinction between small-w wbs and large-w WBs, with the latter being the purpose-bred for generations...
  24. It's a standard tactic on the right these days --...

    It's a standard tactic on the right these days -- don't say anything about race, and then when someone brings race up -- usually a liberal or centrist sort -- accuse them of racism or race baiting. ...
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    I've been there and may be headed there again......

    I've been there and may be headed there again...

    My mare had surgery on a chronically inflamed rear suspensory ligament over 5 years ago. The rehab was long and complicated, and during that time...
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