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    Jul. 19, 2014, 08:43 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Aachen starts today in Dressage
    Crackpot, just because his family can afford to buy one of the top horses in the world doesn't mean he can't appreciate the horse and also his good...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 07:57 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Aachen starts today in Dressage
    I noticed that remark as well. He seems to really appreciate his horse. I would love to see Totilas and Valegro develop a rivalry with both of them...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 01:44 PM
    I agree, the H/J disciplines need more people like you instead of those horrible clients who only care about winning at any cost. It seems to me...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 01:34 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Aachen starts today in Dressage
    Well I am very happy to see Totilas doing so well and I have great admiration for Matthias Rath, who was willing to take on the ride on such a famous...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 01:25 PM
    A good friend has a second home in the city and when she is there she rides at www.GrandPrixEquestrian.com. You would need a car though, but my...
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    Jul. 18, 2014, 12:23 PM
    That is so sad. I only knew him by reputation but I know it is a great loss to the equestrian community, as well as his loved ones. It seems we are...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 04:27 PM
    As nice as the Hampton Classic? Those are in air conditioned trailers that flush, running water in the sinks, full length mirrors and nice soaps. ...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 04:22 PM
    I never saw any mounting blocks, but I have not been there in about 5 years. Every barn brings its own stepstool or plastic mounting block. But the...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 04:10 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Aachen Live Feed in Hunter/Jumper
    Sometimes you are just stunned, I wouldn't be too critical, although I was not watching.
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 03:51 PM
    Did they send you the CWD Cream Conditioner? Its better than oil for the saddle IMO, and based on my conversations with CWD I think they use it...
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    Jul. 17, 2014, 01:21 PM
    If you didn't specify, they will not oil/condition it for you. As you oil the flaps you gently roll them (sort of like a taco is the best way I can...
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    Jul. 16, 2014, 09:45 PM
    BAC replied to a thread My new saddle is here!!! in Hunter/Jumper
    Congratulations! Enjoy your new saddle, I was 53 when I got my brand new CWD. I was still riding in my 1969 Stubben Siegfried at the time. I'm sure...
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    Jul. 16, 2014, 12:54 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Used saddles.com?? in Hunter/Jumper
    Have you tried fineusedsaddles.com? Patricia gave me an estimate based on my email stating the condition. Of course, that assumes I was truthful,...
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 01:10 PM
    BAC replied to a thread Horse hair jewelry in Eventing
    Solenaro Designs does beautiful work, so does TwistedTails.com and if you really have money to spend check out SuzanneStorms.com.
    20 replies | 467 view(s)
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    Jul. 15, 2014, 11:34 AM
    An accent, cute or otherwise, would not convince me to allow a horse of mine to go out on trial. I agree with RugBug, you are making the process a...
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    Jul. 14, 2014, 03:30 PM
    BAC replied to a thread RIP Joey Darby in Hunter/Jumper
    What a great loss.
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    Jul. 14, 2014, 01:25 PM
    You need a break, for as long as you feel like it. Your horses will probably be happy to take a break as well, especially if they can have all day...
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    Jul. 14, 2014, 01:09 PM
    I agree with showidaho, unless your trainer has a relationship with a sale horse's trainer, a trial is unlikely and not for two weeks although there...
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    Jul. 14, 2014, 12:05 PM
    I love TBs and my first horse was an OTTB, I had a lot more experience than you do and while it was an overall positive experience there were many...
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    Jul. 12, 2014, 01:00 PM
    I think you are right. His statement is a nicely worded declaration of guilt.
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    Jul. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM
    BAC replied to a thread THIEF CAUGHT! in Hunter/Jumper
    Wonderful I hope she stays in jail!
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    Jul. 12, 2014, 08:17 AM
    It sounds that way but there is always the possibility Ben just wanted to get the entire incident over with and out of the press so he settled on...
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    Jul. 9, 2014, 11:40 AM
    So did Covertside, a foxhunting publication, several years ago. I recently came across it when going through old magazines that I had saved in the...
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    Jul. 9, 2014, 09:28 AM
    BAC replied to a thread Who was this rider? in Hunter/Jumper
    Yes, she has been around for ages, her story is well known, I have great admiration for her. I have a friend who is legally blind, she does low...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 10:03 PM
    i would eliminate Knoll Farm in that case although it is across the street from the train station. And commuting to LI sucks anyway, I think you are...
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    Jul. 8, 2014, 01:55 PM
    Until she got noticed by Scott Stewart, and then BP, Tori was one of those kids with lots of talent but not much money, she comes from very modest...
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    Jul. 7, 2014, 04:10 PM
    $1 million would be my guess, I doubt Andre would let him go for less than that. If the reason that BP bought Clearway was because she is upset Tori...
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    Jul. 7, 2014, 01:10 PM
    It would have to be an offer so big he couldn't refuse. When you figure out how much that horse can earn per season being leased, and how many years...
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    Jul. 3, 2014, 01:07 PM
    When I was selling my CWD on ebay I opened a special account to be linked and I never keep more than about $35 dollars in it. And that was before...
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    Jul. 2, 2014, 04:46 PM
    I just googled it since I have not seen it in person but I see no reason why it would not be acceptable, its beautiful, and elegant, I love the small...
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