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**Official Thread of the COTH Adult Playdate. Come out and meet Brazilian Wedding!**

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    Originally posted by rttigrl View Post
    I'm happy to pick up plates and bowls on my way over. See you tomorrow!
    You rock...we got Soup n ham rolls dips n dippin stuff and what ever else comes thru door

    Beer Wine Soda Water Lemonade n Ice tea...

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      Ok...I made it through the night. Linny and Patterson are still asleep.

      But the brownies are ready and I'm dying to come see everyone!

      Emily
      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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        Beautiful morning....sun is shining bright! May be a bit on the cool side, but doesn't matter - it's going to be a great afternoon. So excited to see everyone too

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          Ok barn done, horses in, round bale delivered..check...soup in crock pot..check..house tidy...OK sort of...Ham in Oven check...dip made...check...and like all good horse people no one is here yet...breathing space hair still wet...

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            Just saw this now Wish I had seen it earlier, would love to come meet you all and play with ponees!!!! Have a great time and please post pics

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              I am soooo jealous!

              Wish I could be part of the fun! My consolation is that I am spending a wonderful Saturday with two grands I don't get to see often AND that you're all going to post lots of pics with COTH monikers! Hope you're enjoying as much sun there as we're having here in the NY Finger Lakes region!

              Suzanne, will you drop me a synopsis when you get a chance?! Lucky girl.

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                Retread where the H**are you we just chimed in unison!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  Sorry, work and family problem - could not get that far away. We've had two pets die this week, and the 2nd was today.
                  Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                  Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

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                    So sorry to hear about your pets Retread. We missed you. A good time was had by all I believe. Thanks to our hostess for a lovely day.
                    McDowell Racing Stables

                    Remarkable Leather Goods
                    Triple Stitched Halters, Hand Made To Order in US

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                      Retread I am sorry for you loss...Laurie it was a PLEASURE to have you come over...your Bread Rocked!!!!!

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                        Argh! I was so bummed that I couldn't make it today! I'm glad you all had such an excellent time! What a neat event and I had a saddle fitting that took forever. Grrr!

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                          It was a grand afternoon with some grand people!! Thanks so much to our hostess.

                          Retread - so sorry for your loss.

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                            Sooooo tired.....

                            From having SOOOOOO Much fun!!!!

                            Linny, Paterson and I are all dressed in fleece pj's and recovering from the most fun day ever!!!! There is wine present as well as left over brownies and various and sundry snacks.

                            Linny somehow thinks she didn't ride that well. LOL. She did so well. And I don't blame her for getting tired... Lad was more tired when I rode him too. So I know how lazy he can be... But he had good reason, what with trotting over 4'6" during the free jumping. Well... He'll sleep well tonight. Just like the rest of us.

                            Patterson is convinced we're all nuts... in the best way possible. And she says she aspires to "greater nuthood!" And she has so enjoyed our "wild" weekend.

                            Everyone here sends their utmost thanks to our great host Pat!!! We had a blast and appreciated everybody who came and was a part of our "playdate."

                            And of course many thanks for the kind words about Lad and Petey. It's always nice to hear that people outside of my "bubble" think so highly of my guys.

                            Retread,

                            We are saddened to hear of your losses. Please know all of us here are thinking of you.

                            ~Emily
                            "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                              We had a grand time! Thank you so much, JudyBigRedPony for the informative afternoon!

                              LaurieRace thank you for helping me find the breeding of my tb and the encouragement to delve further into the meaning of those names from the dim ancient past. Vineyridge will be hearing from me, I think.

                              It was fun to see the many types of tbs and how to look at their movement and motion over a free jump. We also got to meet Brazilian Wedding for a brief interlude from her vacation. I do love her intelligence and her ears.

                              Xctrygirl's demos of choosing a horse at the track and then the first training showed us what to look for. One of the trainers from the rrtp came by to try a couple of horses, so we got to met her and learn a bit more. Then there was the eventer who came by to take her new horse home. She had the most amazing British style horse van. It was on an ambulance chassis. I wondered if it could go cross-country, too.

                              The food was yummy, the camaraderie delightful.
                              We are looking forward to the next soiree...
                              Intermediate Riding Skills

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                                Just got back to Albany and have the warmest thanks to Judybigredpony who was a wonderful hostess and who clearly has got what it takes to find TB talent!!! Holy smokes the barn is stuffed full of lovely critters and JBRP is happy to share her knowledge.
                                A MONSTROUS thank you to Emily who was the hostess with more than mostest all weekend. How many friends let you ride their amazing, fabulous, broke, rhythmic and sensational horse all weekend?? Lad was all that I imagined and more. He is a testament to Em's training and good care. And speaking of same, Mr Petey Cap is no slouch himself. Only 7 weeks off the track, he jumped around at JBRP's, including doing his first ever combination. He is destined to be a star, he's a very special horse. (I did get to sit on hi for a time, so I can say that I knew him "when!")
                                Thank you also to those who turned out. You are a testament to the popularity of the TB. It was great to meet you all.
                                Just to show how fortunate we were to have been there, Kerry Blackmer from the trainer challenge showed up to look at a couple of horses and we got to watch her ride and free jump a couple! that was a treat. Kerry is a lovely rider and it was great to see her take a test ride on one of JBRP's your prospects.

                                I'm tired after the weekend and the travel but I had such a great time!!!! Thank you to all!!!
                                F O.B
                                Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                                  Linny you come on back anytime now girl...we have a trail ride @ Fair Hill all picked out for you....

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                                    Don't forget me!
                                    McDowell Racing Stables

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                                      Originally posted by judybigredpony View Post
                                      Linny you come on back anytime now girl...we have a trail ride @ Fair Hill all picked out for you....
                                      Let me call and make sure my life insurance is paid up before I ship down. Your little *demons almost sent me into cardiac arrest! What happens on the far side of the front paddock stays on the far side of the front paddock!


                                      * Demon=pony. Former trainer calls ALL ponies demons. They are shorter and therefore closer to Hell.


                                      Laurierace, I put forth a motion that ALL Coth events must include that bread. It was amazing.
                                      F O.B
                                      Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                      Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

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                                        Originally posted by Linny View Post

                                        Laurierace, I put forth a motion that ALL Coth events must include that bread. It was amazing.
                                        I second that motion!!!! OMG Cheesy artichoke bread... YUMMMY!

                                        ~Emily

                                        PS: I am in for Fair Hill Trail Rides!!!
                                        "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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                                          Linny the big grey horse in my barn is bombproof, shotgun proof skeet shooting proof, deer proof snow plow proof.

                                          So if he's here he's your ride...........

                                          Laurie you bring the bread and a mount....tailgating 2 Fair Hill...

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