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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition--Therapeutic Riding Center!

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  • #41
    It starts at 8pm my time,so i am going to go ride now.........................supper is in the crock pot and all i have to do is relax and watch the show when it starts.
    mm

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    • #42
      I'm LOVING the house they're building... can't wait to see the barn.
      Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA

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      • #43
        Ok, did anyone else think the house and barn were actually not that bad to begin with? I mean, compared to the other places the show has repaired.

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        • #44
          Does anyone else think the house is a bit much? I'm sorry, but if I were up at 5:30 every morning and in bed at 11, I don't know I'd want a house that big to look after
          Do you think maybe it comes with a Molly Maid, too?

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          • #45
            Ok I have to ask: When he was talking about the new tack room did he say girdles insted of girths? haha

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            • #46
              He definitely said girdles. My roommate and I have been laughing through the whole show. Don't get me wrong, I love that they're helping people out, but it just doesn't always seem practical. The homes always seem waaaaaay over the top for me.

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              • #47
                he did! i am so glad you heard it too... my DH said i just heard him wrong. maybe he was trying to say bridles and girths and got them mixed up.

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                • #48
                  My horse could use a girdle.
                  Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Honu View Post
                    Ok I have to ask: When he was talking about the new tack room did he say girdles insted of girths? haha
                    HE DID, we were laughing too...
                    Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA

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                    • #50
                      That's ok. Ty just called the indoor a "rink".
                      "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."

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                      • #51
                        Did anyone else notice the walkway of rubber bricks going around the indoor ring? That would drive me crazy! I totally agree with the house being over the top. Nice house, just HUGE! Their mudroom is nicer than my entire house!
                        There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by Ibex View Post
                          That's ok. Ty just called the indoor a "rink".
                          That kept making me laugh! That and catching horses is apparently "wrangling". I never knew!

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                          • #53
                            Originally posted by crazy_horse1095 View Post
                            Did anyone else notice the walkway of rubber bricks going around the indoor ring? That would drive me crazy! I totally agree with the house being over the top. Nice house, just HUGE! Their mudroom is nicer than my entire house!
                            I wondered about those bricks too... But that's an indoor "rink" you know - just ask Ty!

                            House is way too big - but I would love to have that mudroom!

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                            • #54
                              I was wondering about the huge house too, but then Ty said that Renee likes to have all of the families over of the folks they serve, and couldn't do it in their old house.

                              I don't get the rubber pavers on one side of the indoor either.

                              BUT, it was totally cool, and Renee totally deserves it. What a wonderful program!
                              Member of My Balance is Poo Poo Clique

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                              • #55
                                Originally posted by SmallHerd View Post
                                I was wondering about the huge house too, but then Ty said that Renee likes to have all of the families over of the folks they serve, and couldn't do it in their old house.

                                I don't get the rubber pavers on one side of the indoor either.

                                BUT, it was totally cool, and Renee totally deserves it. What a wonderful program!
                                Perhaps the pavers help those riders who arrive in wheelchairs.
                                It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....

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                                • #56
                                  isnt that place going to be really expensive to upkeep? i know they where givin a 50k check for the house but what happens when that runs out? do they have enough funds coming in to keep it payed for? a 4000+ sq foot house is huge and expensive i think its a wee bit over the top. but overall i enjoyed the show
                                  MIDWAY SOCCER 08' First Season!!!!!!

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by Fallbrook View Post
                                    Perhaps the pavers help those riders who arrive in wheelchairs.
                                    True, but aren't the mounting areas in another part of the barn? So theoretically wouldn't they already be on the horses?
                                    There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

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                                    • #58
                                      Although a part of me really worries about the cost of taxes, upkeep, etc. for this family, like everyone else, I'm really thrilled for them. The crew did an amazing job within a week timeframe! And I don't know about anyone else, but I was really moved and touched by the guy (Mike, I believe) who they interviewed on horseback. I think he and Renee really exemplified what it's all about for us crazy horse people, in that no matter what the obstacles may be, we've got to pick ourselves up and get right back on. Kudos to everyone involved with this!
                                      "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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                                      • #59
                                        Originally posted by elmerandharriet View Post
                                        isnt that place going to be really expensive to upkeep? i know they where givin a 50k check for the house but what happens when that runs out? do they have enough funds coming in to keep it payed for? a 4000+ sq foot house is huge and expensive i think its a wee bit over the top. but overall i enjoyed the show
                                        The article NeverTime linked to said it's even bigger: 5,000 sq. feet. That is a HUGE house for 3 people, having people over or not. In the comments linked to that article, even the President of the riding center (which is a 501(c)3 corporation) admitted the house is over the top.

                                        Maybe now they can do a lot more - I'm thinking with so many, many maimed soldiers at Walter Reed - maybe they could come.

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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by crazy_horse1095 View Post
                                          True, but aren't the mounting areas in another part of the barn? So theoretically wouldn't they already be on the horses?
                                          Sorry - I don't know. I just recall seeing that they put a covered drive outside
                                          the arena and mentioned in bad weather they could go right into the indoor.
                                          It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....

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