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    PETA trying to ban horseriding

    Oh, good, it is so much cooler to be a sofa ornament instead of a couch potato. :cool:
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    Splashing out on yourself

    I'm sorry, I don't know these reins. I just Googled them to see what they were. I did see some by Passier and some by Stuebben, both good brands IMO.
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    Splashing out on yourself

    I just Googled Eventa Reins and found various styles made by various brands.
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    Best work/ riding boots?

    Thank you! They sound like my old non-waterproof Ariats that I loved and want to replace with something waterproof.
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    Best work/ riding boots?

    Are they very heavy, say, compared to walking shoes, or to regular paddock boots?
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    Splashing out on yourself

    Oh, this makes me miss the days of real tack shops I could walk into and handle the leather. Try on the gloves and breeches. Sit in the saddles. Sigh. :)
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    Fear of horses taking off

    I think your plan sounds like a good, sensible one, and I hope it will work well for you. I spent decades pushing and pushing myself, believing everything was fine even while I could not understand why I wasnt. My mother (a very good mother) was always telling me, sympathetically, that...
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    Fear of horses taking off

    What all did they do when they checked you over at the hospital? It sounds to me like you were concussed. Did they do an MRI, cat scan, anything like that? I came l off a 3-year-old nearly 50 years ago and I think I had a mild concussion. I did not get back on the horse; my BIL took me to his...
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    Foal name inspiration needed!

    Myfanwy
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    Foal name inspiration needed!

    Melody Maggie (Magnanimity) Molly Majesty Miranda Milady Madeleine Mercy Mercedes Margo (because one of my favorite horse stories begins with a newborn filly who belongs to a girl named Margo)
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    Volume mix is horrible. I can't hear what she's saying over the music and the hoofbeats. :(
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    Hopefully the Internet is their outlet so that they DON'T turn on their horses.
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    But are all thse "vocal preople" really all that vocal? Or are they just posting all over the Internet because it exists and they can? Would they be heard if the Internet did not exis? I know we have to live with what is, and the Internet exists and probably isn't gonna go away in our lifetime...
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    20% of people don't like horse sport...

    No, because I would know they were wrong. I have never been one to bow to peer pressure.
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    Horse valuation help please

    No idea on price, just big hugs to you and him.
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    Being dragged into a really iffy situation

    I agree with what everyone else has said. And don't take the pictures either.
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    Yard rules

    Awwww .... ! Bless him. :)
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    Yard rules

    I've only seen posted rules at two barns. One had two ridiculous rules -- you couldn't ride bareback but you didn't have to wear a helmet. And the barn was closed on Mondays. With the gate locked. No way, if I'm paying you to board my horse I'm paying for 24/7 access to him at need. The other...
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    Royal Ascot

    Absolutely. Lovely color.
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    Royal Ascot

    Is that the ridden bay who is in the procession today, Saturday? Definitely amazing trot. :)
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    How hot is hot?

    :) I remember hating the swimming pool at one apartment I lived in in Alabama years ago because by the time I got home from work (around 5 pm) the pool was 2/3 in the shade of the trees that overhung the pool on the western side. I missed childhood summers of being able to swim when the sun was...
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    How hot is hot?

    Talking of the number 70, I will be 70 this summer and this is the first summer I've waited 'til the middle of June to switch to shorts from long pants. I just feel the cool more this year (can't actually call it "cold" in June!). Fortunately my AC is included in my rent, as is the heating in...
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    How hot is hot?

    Thank you. :)
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    How hot is hot?

    We used to have to decide whether to ride in the indoor arena (out of the sun) or in the outdoor (at least an occasional breath of air despite the high humidity). And we always to ride before 9 am. Southeast US.
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    How hot is hot?

    Your Caribbean houses sound like older houses here in the Southeast US. High ceilings, attics, deep porches, tall windows in every. single. room. In my childhood in the 1950s our then-new house didn't have high ceilings but did have windows in every room, and screen doors at the front and back...
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    How hot is hot?

    Interesting. I translated 20 and 15 into F and got 68 and 59. In the summertime I turn my AC down to 68 at night because I sleep hot, but when I wake up in the morning 68 feels like freezing. I usually keep the AC at around 72 (22C) during the daytime year round. It is interesting how...
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    Yard drama

    You need to do what's right for you, your pony and your baby. You've done more than your part, and if she loses the pony the pony may end up with a person who can actually afford to keep and care for him. I can't imagine any yard taking him in as a stallion unless it's a stud farm.
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    Website/Book Recommendations

    Great news! Thank you for your post. There is nothing like a "big stupid grin" ride and I am so glad you had one. I had a couple myself last year (not riding this year -- yet) and it's a wonderful feeling. My cat is often suspicious too when I come home. :D
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    Website/Book Recommendations

    Yay! Have a wonderful time. And please tell us all about it afterwards. :)
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    Website/Book Recommendations

    Congratulations on getting back into riding! I hope you can find a different riding school. Hopefully one that will put you up on a schoolmaster who can help your trainer teach you/refresh the good things you learned as a child. It sounds like your current instructor is letting you pay them to...
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