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A great idea for AECs !

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    A great idea for AECs !

    I had this really cool idea for AECs, maybe it'd be useful for other big shows too....

    How about ... Don't Bring All Five of your dogs in the first place !

    And then, if you didn't bring them, you wouldn't have to have left them In My Stable, so that when I arrive, after 6 hours on the road, I have nowhere to put my pony apart from a stall filled with small dogs and small dog poo.

    Here's another idea ..... put Your Stuff outside Your Own Stable, because, you know what ... I'm going to have Some Stuff too and I'm going to need to put It somewhere!

    Seriously. Ack. Ack. Ack.

    "If you've got a horse, you've got a problem"



      Hey, at least you have a sound pony and get to be there! I'd take an annoying stablemate at this point


        One of the number one reasons I don't rent stalls for day horse trials. Don't have much choice, however, at the big ones. Oh and I would be willing to bet it's some big owner with lots of money and a gigantic motorhome parked just 20 feet away whose at the bar drinking something frilly with a little umbrella in it, dahling, I just couldn't find the dog pen in the trailer so I left the little dear ones in that empty stall next door, oh it's just so crazy at these things, don't you know....

        The worst part is the pitchfork can't get the little dog poo, it falls thru, and you step in it and track it into your automobile, and smell it for the next three or four days.

        I wish a thousand fleas to infest the rich owner's motorhome and may her horses throw shoes in warmup and her trainer get drunk and miss his dressage time and may she have a flat tire on her BMW, run out of gas on the interstate 15 miles from the nearest gas station, a beehive start in the corner of her horse trailer, and lose her wedding ring in the hotel room, leave her purse in the restaurant and get sunburn!
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          WOW! We got us an AEC smack down agoin' on!
          Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.


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            Well we needed a replacement smackdown, because the awesome Battle of the Little Old Ladies got cancelled when one of them (me) inadvertently sent my entry in for the wrong division. So there will be no duelling handbags down here at BN between Debbie and me after all. (she whupped me for the $75 top prize at River Glen )

            Bizarrely, though, for anyone following our story, Debbie and I will not ride Against each other today, but we do trot down the center line in adjacent arenas at EXACTLY the same time this afternoon How weird is that !


              You could leave them a Pooch Paddock business card and brochure. Perhaps they haven't seen us here in the lower vendor village. We are happy to help alleviate your stress!




                It sounds like the five darlings have been abandoned. It looks from the map like you are in Fayette County, the number for Fayette County Animal Control is 770-631-7210. Don't know what kind of fee it might take the owner to get their darlings back;-)

                Have a great ride!


                  It seems like the "Destination" Events are a destination for dogs! We had the same problem at Richland, dogs everywhere even after announcements asking to keep them leashed. Ditto on the motor homes.
                  1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


                    Originally posted by KateWooten View Post
                    Well we needed a replacement smackdown, because the awesome Battle of the Little Old Ladies got cancelled when one of them (me) inadvertently sent my entry in for the wrong division. So there will be no duelling handbags down here at BN between Debbie and me after all. (she whupped me for the $75 top prize at River Glen )
                    Inadvertently? Ah, come on, Kate - you can admit it. You were scared

                    By the way, trying to explain the ongoing tale of the Battle of the Old Ladies* to Debbie at dinner? Hilarious yet awkward. I think I might have to copy and paste or print things out for her... oops.

                    I'll be down to cheer you both on for Stadium on Saturday - no trying to jinx her now that you're in different divisions!

                    *This is YOUR phrase - don't flip out on me. I'm not calling either of you old!
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