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  1. No, you don't. But you will have to pay an extra...

    No, you don't. But you will have to pay an extra fee.

    I leased a horse for a weekend at Ocala this spring. When I went to the office to do her paperwork, I had to pay an additional fee because...
  2. Thanks, amanda and supershorty. SS - did Nikki...

    Thanks, amanda and supershorty.

    SS - did Nikki have the bowed tendon while she was showing in the conformation hunters?

    I got a new mare and am considering the division for her. She has a...
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    Bummer. Too bad they couldn't reschedule for...

    Bummer. Too bad they couldn't reschedule for early fall. I bet it would be beautiful there with the leaves changing color.
  4. bump hello? anyone?

    bump

    hello? anyone?
  5. That is such an awesome idea! I just dropped...

    That is such an awesome idea!

    I just dropped off a pair of too-small, mocha-colored Ariat breeches at Goodwill this weekend. I figured someone might use them in a Halloween costume.

    And such a...
  6. Me neither. I was all 'oh geez, another sappy...

    Me neither. I was all 'oh geez, another sappy story'. Felt very stupid and humbled after I read it, as I wiped away my tears.
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    I clicked on your link, feeling all sarcastic and...

    I clicked on your link, feeling all sarcastic and waiting to see something sappy. Instead, I found my eyes welling with tears. Thank you.
  8. How could you NOT buy him???? He's perfect!!!!

    How could you NOT buy him???? He's perfect!!!!
  9. Tell me about your experience with conformation hunters

    Anyone shown (or had their trainer show) in the conformation hunters?

    Did your horse have any noticeable blemishes or conformation flaws?

    How perfect do they need to be, conformationally?
    ...
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    From your sig line: Hunnicutt :) I'm partial...

    From your sig line: Hunnicutt :)

    I'm partial to 'Lake' names....are there any lakes you like?

    Lake Placid
    Mirror Lake
    Winterset

    Since his name is Oliver, any inspiration from Oliver...
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    You said it yourself - because they are lovely. ...

    You said it yourself - because they are lovely. :-)
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    Like skipollo, I rely mainly on my inside leg at...

    Like skipollo, I rely mainly on my inside leg at the girth and just lightly support with my outside leg behind the girth.

    I've developed this habit of using a little inside rein to get a slight...
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    Someone told me recently the average life...

    Someone told me recently the average life expectancy of a horse in the wild is five years. Five!

    It gave me new perspective. And made me realize that these are pretty fragile creatures.
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    Because not everyone has the same circumference...

    Because not everyone has the same circumference around their lower leg.
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    I prefer the velcro for one reason....after I'm...

    I prefer the velcro for one reason....after I'm done riding, I can undo the velcro and fold the bottom of the breeches up. It helps me cool off in the summer.
  16. I would work that angle through your current...

    I would work that angle through your current barn. Fig's suggestion is a good one, You can also mention to your trainer that you're interested in hacking - maybe he or she knows someone who has a...
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    Since you're relatively new to posting on COTH,...

    Since you're relatively new to posting on COTH, I'll explain what's happening.

    You can edit or delete your posts. But you can't edit or delete other people's posts. The people above are quoting...
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    I stick to very conservative colors (navy and...

    I stick to very conservative colors (navy and black) and have only left the hunter ring once.

    But, yowee, I would leave hunterland for that dreamsicle!!!!!! Love it on the grey horse. And that...
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    Because ears are funny-looking.

    Because ears are funny-looking.
  20. A clinician told me this once and it helped me. ...

    A clinician told me this once and it helped me.

    The lead change has three steps. They are, in this order...

    1. SLOW DOWN!
    2. Move the horse's shoulders to the outside.
    3. Apply the aids....
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    Me too!!!!! Thanks to those who've already...

    Me too!!!!!

    Thanks to those who've already posted links.
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    Anyone live in an equestrian community?

    I keep seeing all these ads for equestrian communities in COTH. It sounds heavenly - but wondering what it's really like.

    Anyone live in an equestrian community? Care to share?
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    For those of you suggesting spanx or a spanx-like...

    For those of you suggesting spanx or a spanx-like alternative, the OP says it will be 95 degrees.

    Aren't you concerned with spontaneous combustion?

    OP, since it's a schooling show and you're...
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    Have you looked online at sales websites? Check...

    Have you looked online at sales websites? Check out bigeq.com amd exchangehunterjumper.com and search for the type of horse you're looking for. Those sites will give you a good idea of the price...
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    One third to one half of the prices quoted above.

    One third to one half of the prices quoted above.
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