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  1. I also let my lab go on Friday...it sounds like...

    I also let my lab go on Friday...it sounds like she had some good company as she crossed the bridge. Like you, I am devastated but know that it was time.

    My Sugar dog was 15 and lived a wonderful...
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    In my first IHSA show, I drew a huge 17.3h draft...

    In my first IHSA show, I drew a huge 17.3h draft horse (read: WIDE body, little legs). I am 5'1" in my boots. My heel barely reached below the saddle flap. I was doing the splits up there. Crazy BWTC...
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    Bosu exercises!

    I just started working with a Bosu with the encouragement of trainer at the gym (ie a people trainer, not a horse trainer). My favorites-
    1) Sit so your lower back is supported by the side of the...
  4. Does Jenn do lessons for people that don't own? I...

    Does Jenn do lessons for people that don't own? I am horseless right now but looking for quality lessons.
  5. I wore a vest for a few years after a very nasty...

    I wore a vest for a few years after a very nasty fall that ended up in a fractured vertebrae. Although I admit I don't wear one regularly now (I have when I'm on a green horse or trying something new...
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    Poll: If I didn't put my thick curly hair under my...

    If I didn't put my thick curly hair under my helmet, I'd have to wear a kid's sized helmet! It would also look terrible. So I put up my hair for every ride. I also like the neat and professional look.
  7. Is fostering rescue dogs considered a business?

    So here's the situation:
    My partner and I volunteered to foster dogs for a local, reputable rescue group. Since we rent a dog-friendly apartment, they had to check with our landlord who likes dogs...
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    I LOVE the Sister Jane books. What could be...

    I LOVE the Sister Jane books. What could be better than an awesome murder mystery filled with wildly descriptive passages of horses, hunts, and hounds?! I also love the wisdom from the animals.
    I...
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    Hawthorn Hill

    Check out Hawthorn Hill Farm and Jan Dually in Ann Arbor. Not sure what they charge for board. Great place with wonderful people. Decent sized indoor, big field, outdoor. Mostly H/J types. Fantastic...
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    I'll send you a PM sometime tonight...gotta to...

    I'll send you a PM sometime tonight...gotta to take the dog out
  11. Congrats on going to MHC! Its a wonderful college...

    Congrats on going to MHC! Its a wonderful college and has a great riding community, even if you don't board there. I myself am a Smithie but taught at MHC for the last 2 years and rode with the...
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    I was there today and it seemed like a regular...

    I was there today and it seemed like a regular busy horse show! The weather was beautiful but be sure to bring the sunscreen and re-apply throughout the day! I came home with lovely red shoulders...
  13. I have a huge amount of respect for George Morris...

    I have a huge amount of respect for George Morris and although I've never seen him teach in person, I have learned much from him through his books and Jumping Clinic column in PH. Like other posters...
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    Horseless Rider - Chicago, IL area

    I'm relocating to the Chicago area this summer and am looking to find a horse to ride regularly/half lease. I'm an intermediate level rider with a hunt seat background and some experience in...
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    Another shout out for Madeira! Although it has...

    Another shout out for Madeira! Although it has been mentioned many times, Madeira provides one of the best high school educations available, not just on an academic level but also on a personal one...
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    I lived in Ann Arbor for awhile and rode at...

    I lived in Ann Arbor for awhile and rode at Hawthorn Hill with Jan Dooley. One of the best barns I've ever been at. Great people, great horse care, great trainer. Its 10 minutes from the University...
  17. I just got a brown Grand Prix jacket for $320 off...

    I just got a brown Grand Prix jacket for $320 off retail thanks to this post! Thanks for sharing! I've never owned anything this nice before and it fits perfectly. I'll use it forever. Allyson was so...
  18. Look at The Madeira School in McLean, VA. It is...

    Look at The Madeira School in McLean, VA. It is all-girls but it has the top-quality academics you are looking for and a great riding program and a fantastic coach, Sue Wentzel. Madeira has a...
  19. Can someone explain to me the...

    Can someone explain to me the meaning/significance of the phrase "Come to Jesus Meeting?"
    thanks!
  20. I'm watching it with my trainer and her family...

    I'm watching it with my trainer and her family and SHE'S saying that to me!
  21. haha. Thanks. I will at a more appropriate time.

    haha. Thanks. I will at a more appropriate time.
  22. Yeah for riding musicians! I once went straight...

    Yeah for riding musicians! I once went straight from an IHSA show to a Verdi Requiem rehearsal for 800+ singers. Of course, the show ran late so the other singing rider and I marched in to this...
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    Madeira

    As a Madeira grad, I also highly recommend the school. Most of the riding is H/J but I know that some upper classmen do go out with some of the hunts at least once a year, possibly more. I also...
  24. OMG! I just rode there yesterday! My friend and I...

    OMG! I just rode there yesterday! My friend and I took out Nellie and Confetti on a great ride in Central Park and we're planning to go back in a few weeks to take a pre-graduation ride in the park. ...
  25. I've caught myself half-halting on the wheel of...

    I've caught myself half-halting on the wheel of my car and going into a slight half seat over speed bumps. Also, my dog is trained on clucks and whoas.
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