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    May. 20, 2016, 08:40 AM
    I can't speak to the comfort or suitability of the Abetta saddles, but I rode up until about two weeks before my son was born in an English saddle,...
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    May. 19, 2016, 12:01 AM
    That's tough. It's been a similar story around here. Lost my 21 year old mare to colic a couple months ago, lost one cat to kidney failure in...
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    May. 18, 2016, 09:16 PM
    I'm actually really okay with that. Summer is nice for riding, but come fall I usually have a lot more free time. My son is back in school, barn is...
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    May. 18, 2016, 07:29 PM
    Awww, what a good friend you are RJC! One of my friends gave me a 11hh pony a few years ago. He's absolutely darling, but has Cushing's and...
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    May. 18, 2016, 03:47 PM
    Yep, shouldn't be too hard. I'm in a couple of local facebook groups (including that one), I'm just starting out being a totally miserly cheap skate...
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    May. 18, 2016, 11:15 AM
    I think y'all have helped me decide to pass on the paint. While he might be okay for me to ride alone, one of the things that I really loved about my...
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    May. 18, 2016, 08:17 AM
    Maybe so. There is a mouthy paint gelding that I'm debating having a look at. Sounds like he has lots of trail miles, a bit of a "make me" attitude,...
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    May. 18, 2016, 08:09 AM
    The TB was ridden barefoot, out 24/7, did some jumping, some hacking, and was shown in dressage. Owner had a baby a year or so ago and has basically...
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    May. 17, 2016, 12:24 PM
    I have it. The best advice I can give you if you might have it, but are not currently having any pain and/or joint problems, is to make sure that...
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    May. 17, 2016, 11:45 AM
    I'm really loving all the wonderful Standardbreds and other fun, easy types that are showing up on this thread. So, anyone have any thoughts...
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    May. 17, 2016, 11:36 AM
    That's a really good point. I think I tend to read ads and talk to sellers while thinking about what I *could* do, which is not necessarily what I...
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    May. 17, 2016, 11:29 AM
    Haha, that's for sure. You are so right about both the horses and the arms. High fives in spirit, though, LOL!
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    May. 17, 2016, 11:26 AM
    Aww, thank you! I'm sorry to hear that you won't be able to pursue your bronze with her, but she sure sounds like a pleasure to have around.
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    May. 16, 2016, 11:59 AM
    Oh, and the owner of the horse that I was going to look at called and told me she's decided that she really likes him and has decided to keep him....
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    May. 16, 2016, 11:56 AM
    Thanks! I'm very fond of Arabs, and have owned a few over the years. There are a couple of organizations for endurance and competitive trail in this...
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    May. 16, 2016, 11:48 AM
    Yes, I think with any adoption organization I'd have to discuss those sorts of things ahead of time. I'm a worrier, and I hate putting horses...
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    May. 16, 2016, 10:37 AM
    I'd love a mule! Longears goes in the "want" column instead of the "need" column, though. :)
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    May. 16, 2016, 10:35 AM
    A friend of mine adopted from them and seems very happy with his horses. I'm sort of on the fence about the horse belonging to them for 5 years. At...
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:50 AM
    My husband works in IT (used to be a programmer, now in management), and Madison, Wisconsin is still a hotspot for IT work, apparently. Across...
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:40 AM
    I'm a odd one, and I absolutely love, love, love trotting. So nothing gaited, or at least nothing gaited that can't also trot. And nothing with that...
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:33 AM
    I think the point was just that some of them do have quite a lot of training, though not necessarily in the areas that I'm looking for. Though...
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:26 AM
    Oh yeah, I used to ride a lesson horse, even before I owned a horse of my own, and he was fantastic in the indoor arena, and a stark raving lunatic...
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:18 AM
    That's a good idea. Around here people pay a lot more for color, so most of what I've been browsing are relatively nondescript chestnuts and bays....
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    May. 16, 2016, 08:07 AM
    Some of the most reliable horses I've owned and worked with were the ones that I got as youngsters, so I can totally see how that would work. I think...
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    May. 16, 2016, 07:58 AM
    This is really good advice, particularly as I do tend to keep my horses until they pass. Thankfully, I'm not in any hurry. I'll actually probably...
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    May. 16, 2016, 07:46 AM
    They are all so pretty! If I had to pick one by looks, I really like Scott, but looks are the least important part of the equation in this case. :lol:
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    May. 16, 2016, 07:41 AM
    Thanks, I do hope so, but I'm open to all sorts of types as long as they're safe. Well, as safe as horses can be, anyhow. And I imagine it would...
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    May. 15, 2016, 09:46 AM
    Thanks. I'd love to find something like that, a been-there-done-that kind of horse that's ready to step down to an easier job. Which is probably...
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    May. 15, 2016, 09:43 AM
    Thanks shiloh! Yes, I'm obviously being very tongue in cheek with the term "boring" - I suspect that I'll actually have a very nice time if I find...
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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
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