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  • Sandy M's Avatar
    Jul. 10, 2014, 07:20 PM
    FWIW, a friend showed 2nd level at a 3*** show wearing black breeches. Her first time at 2nd level. She got 64% I don't think the judge cared that...
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    Jul. 10, 2014, 02:31 PM
    I think that was just for his USDF Lifetime Registration. For All Breeds competition they usually want the papers, and if the horse has more than...
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    Jul. 10, 2014, 11:26 AM
    If you want to do All Breeds, you also need to submit your horse's registration papers to USDF.
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    Jul. 9, 2014, 04:55 PM
    OMG! Wild Horse Valley. Went once with a friend in her rig. Two BIG horses: 17 hand TB and 16.3 big-boned App (mine, of course). We called the...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 04:01 PM
    Back in the early '70s, a guy I knew towed standard Miley two horse with his kids' two horses with his Lincoln Continental. Certainly had the...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 01:50 PM
    Many years ago, my then-trainer was loading her stallion into her stock trailer. She went to fasten the (slant) divider, and he blew up. Normally a...
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    Jul. 7, 2014, 10:40 AM
    While I go along with the reason for breeding them in Europe being the romanticized version of the "Old West" that some Europeans (may) have, let's...
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    Jul. 3, 2014, 02:06 PM
    My instructor will answer some (not all) calls or texts during my lesson - BUT - she extends my lesson by the time spent on the phone. I just take a...
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    Jul. 3, 2014, 12:07 PM
    Ya gotta be SMART to train a mule, so mule riders would seem to be "smarter than your average..." ;o)
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    Jul. 2, 2014, 04:09 PM
    There was an older woman who qualified for the NFR some years back who wore a helmet, and said she had to set an example for her grandkids. Don't...
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    Jul. 1, 2014, 04:55 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread I can't believe - HYPP in Off Course
    ApHC is a AQHA clone show/breeding wise; should just become an appendix to AQHA,stop pretending they are promoting the Appaloosa breed. They even...
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    Jul. 1, 2014, 04:35 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread I can't believe - HYPP in Off Course
    Hard to tell. He's not that overmuscled, but he might have been halter-worthy (yuck) as a baby. As a mature horse, he looks like a nice...
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    Jul. 1, 2014, 03:42 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread I can't believe - HYPP in Off Course
    No, things have gotten worse, not better. You see some good types in classes like the Camas Prairie Stump Race and the Steer Daubing, Team Roping,...
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    Jul. 1, 2014, 01:38 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread I can't believe - HYPP in Off Course
    You KNOW that's the way I feel. I can't stand how they've turned our lovely Apps into "Quarterloosas." That's not what an Appaloosa is supposed to...
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    Jul. 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
    Sandy M replied to a thread I can't believe - HYPP in Off Course
    My complaint is more along the lines of "Why is anyone taking a chance breeding a (possible) N/H horse." This particular horse may, indeed, test to...
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    Jun. 30, 2014, 07:15 PM
    So, idly searching for a nice go-down-the-road horse for a friend and found an ad for a youngish (8) Appy gelding. Decent looking, near-leopard...
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    Jun. 30, 2014, 07:07 PM
    Definitely. I wasn't in a chair seat, but I was struggling with position. I knew where I SHOULD be, but damn it was hard to "sit" that way...I was...
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    Jun. 26, 2014, 06:00 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Ridiculous horse names in Off Course
    I always thought a GOOD name for a reliable jumper would be "Don't Think Twice," but,....um.....honesty in a jumper is good, but stupidity, not so...
    125 replies | 4470 view(s)
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    Jun. 25, 2014, 06:39 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Carl Hester Autobiography in Dressage
    More philosophy than specific methods, per se, but it is an autobiography, so there's a lot about his childhood on the channel island of Sark (a bit...
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    Jun. 25, 2014, 06:00 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Ridiculous horse names in Off Course
    Please tell me the sire's name was Westley. LOL
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    Jun. 25, 2014, 05:10 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Ridiculous horse names in Off Course
    Wiggly Tail (TB) Doc's Dik Dik (humungo QH stallion) - a dik dik is a teeny teeny African antelope Mindy's Cherry (bred by someone named Mindy...
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    Jun. 25, 2014, 01:52 PM
    I just finished reading Carl Hester's autobiography, "Making It Happen," and he mentions a dinner/celebration in the weeks following the great...
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    Jun. 19, 2014, 07:02 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Mini rant! in Off Course
    Well, I think there are two points of view on this - those who call English riders "sissies," and those who look at my 16.2, hot Arab/Appaloosa (or...
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    Jun. 19, 2014, 06:11 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Parelli quote. WTF? in Off Course
    Yeah. I am often perplexed/bewildered by the whole western show thing (apart from reining/cutting/team penning where they actually DO something)...
    69 replies | 4164 view(s)
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    Jun. 19, 2014, 01:13 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Parelli quote. WTF? in Off Course
    Awwww... don't be a wet blanket. It's been a long time (it seems) since we've had a nice Parelli trainwreck thread. Remember - all that rein...
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    Jun. 18, 2014, 02:48 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread "In a frame"-- grrr in Off Course
    Sort of off topic, but my horse is NOT a good trail horse. He starts out okay, but gets wound up very easily, usually when we're headed home*, and...
    36 replies | 1617 view(s)
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    Jun. 18, 2014, 02:05 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Wake Up, Dover!! in Off Course
    One of the joys of the internet, I have now found, is that - except for their house brands - I can now find pretty much ANYTHING Dover sells...
    68 replies | 3744 view(s)
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    Jun. 18, 2014, 02:01 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread "In a frame"-- grrr in Off Course
    Yeah. If somebody refers to a "frame," I evaluate the phrase in the context of who the speaker is. If they are someone I know trains/rides...
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    Jun. 17, 2014, 01:54 PM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Wake Up, Dover!! in Off Course
    Amen!
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    Jun. 17, 2014, 10:42 AM
    Sandy M replied to a thread Wake Up, Dover!! in Off Course
    Sorry, but I've mailed (regular mail) things MUCH heavier than a pair of gloves, and the cost was nowhere near $10, let alone $20. Again, you're...
    68 replies | 3744 view(s)
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