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    What a great update - sounds like lots of fun at...

    What a great update - sounds like lots of fun at your farm!
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    She's lovely, congratulations! And welcome to...

    She's lovely, congratulations! And welcome to the mustang fan club - I love mine and I'm a little obsessed with him! You have great adventures ahead of you! :yes:
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    I'd say I mosey most of the time because those...

    I'd say I mosey most of the time because those are "active rest" or goof-off days after schooling in the arena at home. Or, I'm hanging out with friends and we want to chit-chat. Even though we're...
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    I do not drink and drive because I no longer...

    I do not drink and drive because I no longer drink. I will say that I have done it in the past, and I am thankful that I never got hurt or hurt anybody or ever had an accident or bumped into...
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    I also would never buy a horse started at two. ...

    I also would never buy a horse started at two. When I was recently horse shopping, I found a 3yo QH's ad and it said "finished horse!" WTH? How old was it when you started it that it is already...
  6. My horses had bad reactions this year (all three...

    My horses had bad reactions this year (all three of them!). One of them stocked up in his hind legs like you describe but seemed otherwise fine. One of them actually seemed mildly...
  7. Thread: Rearing :(

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    I've had a few isolated incidents of rearing over...

    I've had a few isolated incidents of rearing over the years. One was my TB a few years ago. It was SO unlike him, so out of the blue, that it really caught me by surprise. It was after we finished...
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    Thanks again, everyone - I'm pretty excited.:yes:...

    Thanks again, everyone - I'm pretty excited.:yes: I'm starting a blog for her!
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol:
  10. Cutie patootie - well done!!! :yes:

    Cutie patootie - well done!!! :yes:
  11. Oh no, I'm so sorry. It sounds like she will...

    Oh no, I'm so sorry. It sounds like she will rest in peace at you place. :cry:
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    Great question, because I just bought a...

    Great question, because I just bought a two-year-old! I'm thinking of all the little things I want to do with her over the next year+ before I actually get on her. There's lots to learn, and she'll...
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    Thanks, everyone! Mr. PoPo and I just got back...

    Thanks, everyone! Mr. PoPo and I just got back from a celebration dinner!

    What will I do with her? Everything! Dressage mainly, but I like to jump, so if she's game we'll do both (which means...
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    I got a new pony . . . from a COTHer!

    I consider myself fortunate that our very own exvet allowed me to purchase her lovely 3/4 Welsh Cob filly D'Lite. She's a 2yo by her stallion Pro A Resolute, whom I've been drooling over for a...
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    Wow, am I the only one who sees something wrong...

    Wow, am I the only one who sees something wrong behind? Aside from the footing, there's something I don't like about the way he moves with his hind legs. He's certainly very cute and has been...
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    I plan on riding for a very, very long time -...

    I plan on riding for a very, very long time - until I can't anymore! I'm in my mid-forties and have been riding since I was a kid. I have my horses at home and my life revolves around them. I'm...
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    It is such a big question, of course there's no...

    It is such a big question, of course there's no one answer. I was talking to Mr. PoPo about this last night, though. Not "Why are people angry?" but "Why do we reward people with bad behavior?" I...
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    I love to do everything with my horses -...

    I love to do everything with my horses - dressage, jumping, lots of trail riding, some fun cow stuff - I love it all! I think that part of keeping horses fresh and interested in their work (and...
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    I would agree that this is a symptom of something...

    I would agree that this is a symptom of something neuro going on. My husband's horse was neuro and had a walk like that. Best to call the vet and get a neuro workup done. Jingles for the pony!
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    The right saddle really can make a difference. ...

    The right saddle really can make a difference. In jumping saddles, I can ride easily and comfortably in a 16.5" all the way up to a 19" and feel just fine - not necessarily ideal, but good enough to...
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    I'm shopping right now and I like to see...

    I'm shopping right now and I like to see conformation shots: each side (so non-mane side so I can see the whole topline), front and back. I also like to see closeups of the feet from the front and...
  22. Hi Ann, not sure if I'm going to make it tomorrow...

    Hi Ann, not sure if I'm going to make it tomorrow or not, but for sure the week after!
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    I grew up doing h/j . . . switched to dressage ....

    I grew up doing h/j . . . switched to dressage . . . (bought my own farmette) switched to eventing . . . back to dressage . . . took two years off from showing and lessons and spent most of the time...
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    Squeeeeee - how exciting!!! Fingers crossed!

    Squeeeeee - how exciting!!! Fingers crossed!
  25. Shipper recommendation - western states?

    As I expand my horse search, I'm looking at states neighboring California. I've never shipped a horse before and am looking for recommendations (so, from Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada to CA)...
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