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    Originally posted by Mardi View Post

    What does this mean ?
    I think it was a typo. I think jvanrens meant "the horse that wouldn't pace a lick without hopples will under saddle." The horse was a pacer, a Standardbred used for racing. Pacers wear hopples, a loosely-fitting bit of harness on their upper legs that encourages them to stay in a pace and not break into a trot (or a gallop, I would assume). I think of it as a martingale for the legs. So the horse in question would not maintain the proper gait even while wearing hopples until they started riding it, at which point, it paced naturally under saddle.

    jvanrens Did I get that right?
    "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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      A pacer wearing hopples:

      https://eliteequestrianmagazine.com/...r-of-the-year/

      "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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        Originally posted by hairystockings View Post

        Oh God, why would he do such a thing? That's horrying. We all know but we don't need to see it in data form...
        He was not a horse person. And was a data/CIO type of person.
        The Evil Chem Prof

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          Originally posted by Peggy View Post

          A friend's husband made a pie chart of their expenses. Horses were an alarming chunk of that pie.
          I actually projected something like this before we married. I wanted DH to see what he was getting into because no way was I giving up the horse after marriage, and I saw too many of my friends asked to do just that.

          The number surprised even me. As people have pointed out, as a percentage of wealth, I am way more spendthrift than KJ.

          DH (bless him) was and always has been fine with it.

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            Originally posted by Peggy View Post

            A friend's husband made a pie chart of their expenses. Horses were an alarming chunk of that pie.
            I actually projected something like this before we married. I wanted DH to see what he was getting into because no way was I giving up the horse after marriage, and I saw too many of my friends asked to do just that.

            The number surprised even me. As people have pointed out, as a percentage of wealth, I am way more spendthrift than KJ.

            DH (bless him) was and always has been fine with it.

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              Originally posted by PeteyPie View Post

              I think it was a typo. I think jvanrens meant "the horse that wouldn't pace a lick without hopples will under saddle." The horse was a pacer, a Standardbred used for racing. Pacers wear hopples, a loosely-fitting bit of harness on their upper legs that encourages them to stay in a pace and not break into a trot (or a gallop, I would assume). I think of it as a martingale for the legs. So the horse in question would not maintain the proper gait even while wearing hopples until they started riding it, at which point, it paced naturally under saddle.
              Hobbles. They're called hobbles. I know what they are and what they do.
              "Hopples" threw me.

              ps. I've attempted to add a smile twice, but it's not showing.

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                Originally posted by Mardi View Post

                Hobbles. They're called hobbles. I know what they are and what they do.
                "Hopples" threw me.

                ps. I've attempted to add a smile twice, but it's not showing.
                No, they are called hopples. Hobbles are a different thing, used instead of tying a horse and as you know, worn very differently. Great Scrabble word, don't you think?






                Jacks brand Hopples with Trainers, from the BidD tack store site
                https://www.bigdweb.com/product/code...yABEgIrtPD_BwE




                Hobbles from the BigD
                https://www.bigdweb.com/search.do?query=hobbles

                "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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                  Originally posted by Peggy View Post
                  He was not a horse person. And was a data/CIO type of person.
                  My parents are both data people. I never knew how much my mom had become a horse mom, for my sake, until I found out that she was splitting up horse expenses in Quickbooks in creative ways so my dad wouldn't realize just how much of their income was going to horses! It horrified her when she saw it all lumped together.

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                    Originally posted by Mardi View Post

                    What does this mean ?
                    It's supposed to be pace, ugh, autocorrect. It tried to change pace to peace while I was typing this response. Moe wore pacing hopples when he raced or trained to keep him on gait.
                    ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                      Originally posted by PeteyPie View Post

                      I think it was a typo. I think jvanrens meant "the horse that wouldn't pace a lick without hopples will under saddle." The horse was a pacer, a Standardbred used for racing. Pacers wear hopples, a loosely-fitting bit of harness on their upper legs that encourages them to stay in a pace and not break into a trot (or a gallop, I would assume). I think of it as a martingale for the legs. So the horse in question would not maintain the proper gait even while wearing hopples until they started riding it, at which point, it paced naturally under saddle.

                      jvanrens Did I get that right?
                      Perfect! Thank you. 🙂
                      ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                        Originally posted by Mardi View Post

                        Hobbles. They're called hobbles. I know what they are and what they do.
                        "Hopples" threw me.

                        ps. I've attempted to add a smile twice, but it's not showing.
                        It's often pronounced hobbles depending where you are, but it's spelled hopples. Weird huh?

                        I can see your smiles, there's two of them! 🙂🙂
                        ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                          I just saw an article about how Twitter was apparently outraged that she would buy such an extravagant pony during hard times like this. I think that’s absolutely the wrong attitude. For 1) It’s her money and she can spend it however she wants. 2) Her buying a fancy pony means more business for a vet, a ferrier, a trainer, a barn manager, a groom, barn staff, a shipper/ hauler and more all of whom are people that could probably be struggling during these times. This is a good thing for those people.

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                            Originally posted by Equkelly View Post
                            I just saw an article about how Twitter was apparently outraged that she would buy such an extravagant pony during hard times like this. I think that’s absolutely the wrong attitude. For 1) It’s her money and she can spend it however she wants. 2) Her buying a fancy pony means more business for a vet, a ferrier, a trainer, a barn manager, a groom, barn staff, a shipper/ hauler and more all of whom are people that could probably be struggling during these times. This is a good thing for those people.
                            A trainer friend once said that spoiled rich girls keep a lot of people employed.

                            Not saying that this child is necessarily spoiled; just repeating the quote as originally stated.
                            The Evil Chem Prof

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                              Hopefully it gets a long term loving home and is well cared for and isnt dumped somewhere after a year or two because the toddler got tired of it. These are people who think stuff is disposable just like money

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