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  1. My Morgan is a bit of a "princess" about bodily...

    My Morgan is a bit of a "princess" about bodily "messes", dirt etc. At a schooling show, the tests were in an indoor and we were trotting around the outside of the rails marking the dressage court. ...
  2. Thread: Cold Summer

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    It's definitely a cooler summer than usual in MA,...

    It's definitely a cooler summer than usual in MA, too. This summer we have run the A/C at night only 4 times. Some nights are cool enough that I'm using a light quilt, not just sheets as is normal...
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    Here is a link comparing cost of living in the UK...

    Here is a link comparing cost of living in the UK vs. the US. It is quite enlightening.
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    Jon-Sangala Drift is on allbreedpedigree, but her...

    Jon-Sangala Drift is on allbreedpedigree, but her parents aren't.

    He looks to be mostly Crabbet with a bit of Polish, Old Egyptian, and Davenport type breeding. And wow, I had forgotten how...
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    emipou --I was at the barn last night and was...

    emipou --I was at the barn last night and was listening to the young woman who rides a Friesian last night; another rider asked how she "keeps him on the bit so well." She said that it's an...
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    This one really should have a sticky...

    This one really should have a sticky...
  7. I think they are cooler, but ... Tailoring/sizing...

    I think they are cooler, but ... Tailoring/sizing to your personal body is necessary. And most do seem to be designed for taller, flatter-chested riders -- which I am not. They do not drape like...
  8. Standard where I've boarded has been to call the...

    Standard where I've boarded has been to call the vet to apprise them of the situation; part of the reason for doing this is that it alerts the vet that s/he might have to get to your barn in a hurry,...
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    I don't think Friesians were "bred for color" in...

    I don't think Friesians were "bred for color" in way those of us in the US normally think of it. OK, maybe many many decades ago the breeders wanted black horses and selected for that. There are a...
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    We have more critters this year, too. The...

    We have more critters this year, too. The groundhogs had babies... The babies were small enough to slip through the 2 by 4 inch wire mesh fence and EAT my cucumber plants... but they are now too fat...
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    I also got one a few weeks ago after...

    I also got one a few weeks ago after recommendations here. It does help... doesn't fix the sliding-forward problem completely (I am not sure any girth could do that, with her "pear shaped"...
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    So YOU survived it, but many others did not. Are...

    So YOU survived it, but many others did not. Are they all "lesser" than you because they didn't convince the company to keep them on?

    (This is one of the things that bugs me about this thread. ...
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    Everything is by check where I am, too. Farrier...

    Everything is by check where I am, too. Farrier gets his check after he's done with my horse. Vet -- depends on the vet, but I prefer to pay at time of service. Board -- the barn doesn't invoice...
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    That is a very unusual situation, to have that...

    That is a very unusual situation, to have that much notice from a private company. (I am in a similar situation because my position is largely grant-funded, and keep track of when grants will end,...
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    This is probably worth another thread, but there...

    This is probably worth another thread, but there is something very central here. Profits are going up and up, which benefits shareholders but leaves everyone else out in the cold. Salaries are...
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    And who gets to decide? And what happens to...

    And who gets to decide?

    And what happens to those who you or whoever determine are "that way" because of bad choices/mistakes? What person DOESN'T make bad choices along the way?
  17. The biggest problem I found with jumping my mare...

    The biggest problem I found with jumping my mare is that she wanted to jump crossrails like they were 3 foot jumps. (A trainer I know says she's never met a Morgan who didn't like to jump. Some of...
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    I have a 61 year old cousin in this exact...

    I have a 61 year old cousin in this exact situation. He graduated from high school, barely, and he was just a bit too able to get any special ed (this was when special ed itself was new, and quite...
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    Good point. The MOST expensive to fund public...

    Good point. The MOST expensive to fund public schools in MA are the Vo-techs. They do a good job educating their students but add in the extra vocational training (shops, equipment, land/facilities...
  20. Having just spent the weekend in the company of...

    Having just spent the weekend in the company of some wealthy enthusiasts of another hobby, several of whom are celebrities and some of whom are "1%" type wealthy, I would say these people are...
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    The purple stripe below the tree, right? But you...

    The purple stripe below the tree, right? But you are saying that the tree itself is too much of an upside down V rather than an upside down U ??? (Is this a case where widening the tree slightly...
  22. The rally today in Tewksbury was very well...

    The rally today in Tewksbury was very well attended. I drove all the way around it (which took a while as it was very crowded), but had an attack of the shys and didn't actually get out of my car,...
  23. vtdobes, thanks! She will hopefully be my new...

    vtdobes, thanks! She will hopefully be my new riding horse when Feronia retires. (F has had a lot of soundness issues, so I am patching her up for as long as I can... She's such a neat horse!)
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    Well that is an option to discuss with the...

    Well that is an option to discuss with the fitter, along with tree widening etc. The way the flaps and blocks are designed may make it hard to shorten, though.

    Looking at today's sweat pattern --...
  25. justhoofit, I agree that there was...

    justhoofit, I agree that there was miscommunication here. I did say the horse was small and to give less sedative... but I was thinking by the standards of my old vet, who doesn't use a twitch...
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