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    Jan. 25, 2015, 05:53 PM
    I brought a 26 yo mare out of retirement to start fox hunting to pack my kids around. She wondered why I waited so long to show her such a fun sport.
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    Jan. 25, 2015, 04:14 PM
    I saw it at Sundance. I haven't yet heard how it will be distributed after the Festival.
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    Jan. 25, 2015, 01:14 AM
    Saw this today and it's terrific. And there is a bus.
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    Jan. 24, 2015, 03:21 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    1. My post was a sidebar observation (do you know what sidebar means?), made to a specific post by another poster. I'm mystified as to why you...
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    Jan. 24, 2015, 02:37 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    You remind me of a rental ride I took with my son and his girlfriend a few years ago. My horse's curb bit was hanging a good inch a a half below the...
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    Jan. 24, 2015, 02:33 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    Whoa there Gaitedincali, my post was a two paragraph response. Only the second was a question for you, the first responded to another poster who...
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    Jan. 23, 2015, 03:48 PM
    I have a fuzzy recollection of that as a poster. Maybe 80s or 90s, but like I said, fuzzy.
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    Jan. 23, 2015, 02:07 PM
    I'm off the all 4 or nothing camp, I suppose we are all swayed by our own experiences. Mine was the first mare I ever started from scratch, she...
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    Jan. 23, 2015, 02:00 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Name that horse! in Off Course
    Those are all good ideas. I think I'd vote for Alouette since yes, it's more familiar. Speaking as an erstwhile occasional show announcer,...
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    Jan. 23, 2015, 12:07 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    I suppose I've never had the issue because when I start them, I do the appropriate groundwork to give them the appropriate knowledge base to...
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    Jan. 23, 2015, 12:27 AM
    Beverley replied to a thread Name that horse! in Off Course
    Best horse I ever owned was a Sally. Hmmm, French names...Camembert if the color is right, or Chablis.Or maybe Brittany in lieu of Bretagne.
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    Jan. 21, 2015, 06:50 PM
    If your horse is going well barefoot, keep him barefoot, you'll find out soon enough if the workload is such that he does need shoes. Trainer is...
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    Jan. 21, 2015, 05:35 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Ireland 2015 in Hunting
    I have a Mobal phone as Equibrit linked to. Bought it in about 2005 or 2006 for $35, it's old technology but still works (only outside the U.S.),...
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    Jan. 21, 2015, 04:56 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread New to western - Tips? in Western
    1. Pretty generally correct. I usually use 17 inches English and 15 western. Some caveats though depending on saddle style and brand. Your...
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    Jan. 21, 2015, 04:47 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Rider position in Western
    As I sit here in my office chair visualizing... Yes, what you learned is right for English (Lendon Gray used to share a really good tip on...
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    Jan. 21, 2015, 03:26 PM
    May I make a suggestion on hunter hair, based on what I've done for foxhunting for 40+ years? If you put the elastic at the 'bottom' of your...
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    Jan. 19, 2015, 05:08 PM
    My first personal tow vehicle was a Chevy Impala wagon, but that's a whole 'nuther thread. My 1984 F-150 V8 was just fine for my two horse bumper...
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    Jan. 19, 2015, 01:42 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    Sherian, don't want to lead your thread astray, but there is in my experience a lot of mythology about the standing martingale as well. I've been...
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    Jan. 19, 2015, 11:15 AM
    White Horse NJ, Mustang OK, Hungry Horse MT, Caballo NM.
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    Jan. 19, 2015, 12:42 AM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    Both of my horses have an English bridle, with cavesson, and a western bridle with no cavesson. No difference in the action of the snaffle or ability...
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    Jan. 19, 2015, 12:27 AM
    Have skipped replies but to answer the OP question, no. Unequivocally. It is universal etiquette that you do not feed a treat to another's horse in a...
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    Jan. 18, 2015, 01:32 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread snaffle with a curb strap in Western
    In my opinion, it's a humorous legend, I haven't ever seen it happen and I've ridden more than my fair share of green or unruly horses in snaffles. ...
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    Jan. 18, 2015, 01:20 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Thoughts on this saddle in Western
    Well, it does for me, for that purpose, but it really is a matter of personal preference. For comparison, you might also want to sit in a barrel...
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    Jan. 18, 2015, 01:59 AM
    Beverley replied to a thread Thoughts on this saddle in Western
    Difference between saddle types includes the slope of seat and cantle, cantle height, range of motion of the stirrups and how they hang, width of the...
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    Jan. 17, 2015, 05:37 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Famous relatives in Off Course
    My OTTB went back to Bold Ruler on the dam's side if memory serves. I like that I can trace both current horses, QH and Appendix, all the way back...
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    Jan. 17, 2015, 05:32 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Thoughts on this saddle in Western
    If you aren't 'in love' with the seat, trust your instincts. Nothing wrong with a suede seat. If I were doing WD I'd probably go with a reining...
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    Jan. 16, 2015, 10:45 PM
    I found a few more snippets from the time of the Welsh National win: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/8432544.stm ...
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    Jan. 16, 2015, 02:37 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Mounting issues in Off Course
    Agreed, that's the end result, but you can't get there in one fell swoop with most horses. You have to set them up for success, and it comes in...
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    Jan. 16, 2015, 12:57 PM
    Beverley replied to a thread Mounting issues in Off Course
    You do have a quandary, since you are sharing. However, over time, horses being pretty perceptive, the horse can understand what 'you' want and...
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    Jan. 14, 2015, 03:24 PM
    LOL, I don't have a need to 'single you out' or 'pounce' on what you see. Funny that you thought I was being 'touchy,' maybe you should ask yourself...
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Sandy, Utah
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Federal government employee
Interests:
Foxhunting, trail riding, occasional eventing and 25 mi rides
Biography:
Live in Utah after 25 years in Virginia, been foxhunting since 1971, have owned horses for 40+ years. Currently 3 horses, 3 yo appendix QH, 11 yo Oldenburg/QH cross, 25 yo QH

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