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[07 Feb 2006|09:41am]

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hello! I am going to be in Florida for about a week from the 10th to the 19th I was planning on going to Wellington for the horse shows there, I know during this time Zada Enterprises is hosting a show for dressage and there will be bainbridge as well.

I wanted to know what all there is to do there, if anyone could give me advice about the shows or any information about wellington. is there anything else fun to do around there? what are some things going on at the horse show that you know of? ya know that kinda stuff, thanks for the advice and info in advance!


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MARE FOR SALE OR FREE LEASE [07 Mar 2007|10:31pm]

X posted *wildly*

I have a Trakehner/TB mare for sale or POSSIBLE lease/free lease.

Her name is "Java", she's about 15.3, bay, 6 or 7 years old (have to dig out my papers).  Got her a few years ago with EVERY intention of breaking her, training her, etc etc etc but really haven't had time or opportunity.  She is broke, trail rides, w/t/c and is fine on the ground with everything but mane pulling (hates it).

A sweet, yet slightly sensitive girl, she's very smart and needs consistency we can't give her.

She'd make a GREAT H/J horse or maybe event horse.  She is not registered at this time and I am not sure if she can be.  

She's green green green green green (cannot stress that enough), and basically turns, stops, walks, trots, and canters under saddle-- still learning her leads.  Java has been ridden probably 10-20 times AT MAX, and never consistently.  Soft mouthed, no vices.  

Java has been free jumped (once) and went up to 3' 3" with no problem.  Tight knees, great form.  

She's "older" yes, but that means she's more physically and mentally mature and READY TO WORK!

Asking 5k, but VERY motivated to sell/move her and so will consider ANY reasonable offer.  

MOre info and photos at www.heritageoaksfarm.com on the "sales" page.
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[14 Nov 2005|03:57pm]

I'm selling 12...count 'em TWELVE, items on ebay right now. I'm in dire need of money as I am trying to rescue another OTTB mare who is slaughter-bound. Below are links to the auctions:
*2 white show shirts, one long-sleeve, one short-sleeve. Size 14 kids...will fit average flat-chested or petite woman.
*2 Baker sheets, sizes 80" and 82" like new
*Lot of 4 stable blankets, 2 Rambos, 1 Macintosh, 1 Stateline Tack, ranging between 74" and 82"
*2 pairs size 8R Stateline Tack breeches, blue and black, NWT
*Lot of 3 breeches Millers, Tailored Sportsman, Prestige, 24-26
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KK Ultra Vienna show jumping bit? [01 Oct 2005|10:40am]

[ mood | curious ]


Any of you used this bit or a version of it before?
I’m debating it for my 10 yr old gelding, since we use the loose ring snaffle version for dressage and jumping right now. However, whenever we get back into jumping, we’ve 1-2 weeks of ‘discussions’ over what speed and how much to listen to me. I intensely dislike having to yank to get him to pull up and slow down, I’d much rather not use my upper arm strength to get him to listen. (and as an aside, once he’s into jumping again he’s good and goes primarily from the seat, so please, no training lectures here. This is just management-of-overly-excited-horse who loves to jump a wee bit too much).

Feedback? advice? Comments on the poll pressure? How have horses reacted? Etc.

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[29 Aug 2005|11:13pm]

HEY! I've got a horse for sale here in Lincoln Nebraska ok so if you're looking or know someone who is looking this is the sport horse for you!
15 yr old Irish Warmblood gelding
16 hands
2nd Level Dressage
can jump at LEAST 3'6 and can go higher
chestnut with flaxen mane and tail
$6000 (neg)
he's quite a looker and he is really an exception mount. He needs some tuning up but then what horse doesn't. The only thing is that he gets a lot of pent up energy if not ridden on a regualr basis and likes to spend that pent up energy by bucking. But, that problem is completely negated if he gets regular exercise.
post to this if you're interested or send it along if you know someone else who might be interested. It would me bundles to me if you'd pass this on!
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for those tack store junkies [23 Aug 2005|05:56pm]
dover saddlery is the most horrid company i have ever delt with.

we sent my boots to them two months ago when the zipper broke. prior to returning them we called them and they assured us that once they received the boots, a new pair would be sent. so we sent the boots off, along with a letter explaining what had happened. after about three weeks we still hadn't gotten the boots, we called them-excuse, called them again-another excuse, and again and again. my mom started emailing them and got more excuses. meanwhile, i am having to use my show boots (which is really irritating me). then yesterday my mother receives a package from dover-and wouldn't you know it, the SAME DAMN PAIR OF BOOTS THAT WE SENT IN TWO MONTHS AGO! with a letter saying we had mistakinely sent these boots back, but the funny thing was, the letter i sent them was gone.

this really ticked my mom off, and she immediately sent dover yet another email. and with no immediate response, she tracked down the boot supplier (mountain horse) and told them what was going on. and just a little while later she got and email from dover stateing how sorry they were and that they had shipped a brand new pair of boots.

next on my list is to get on dover about the paddock boots i ordered a month ago, that still haven't come in.
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[22 Aug 2005|03:18pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hey everyone :) I'm new to this community & it seems like a really cool place to talk about horses so thought I'd introduce myself (and apologise if this turns into a novel!)

My name's Sami, I'm from Australia, I'm 22 and have been riding since before I could walk. I owned my first pony at the grand old age of 4years old and haven't looked back since. I've had several wonderful horses, several psychotic horses & will always have a big soft spot for Arabians after a special little mare that came into my life.

I'm currently the proud mum of 2 beautiful thoroughbred boys.

I have a now 15yo 16.2hh chesnut gelding called Northern Park Jansz (Jimmy to his friends) who is schooled to Advanced level dressage and used to be a 2 star eventer. Sadly, he's currently on/off lame after receiving a nasty kick to his right hock almost 2 years ago. He's my superstar and we had a lot of success coming up through the pony club ranks. I'm now too old for pony club sadly but one day I hope to get Jimmy get going again.

My other little angel is a 6yo bay gelding, 16hh called Cruise Control (Baldrick or Baldy in the paddock) and he's a green little guy off the race track. Although he's only established in the basics in flat work, he's coming ahead leaps and bounds in jumping and is confidently clearing 2'6" showjump fences.

My background in riding was originally hacking/showing and riding show ponies for other people but around the age of 15 I got rebellious and switched disciplines to showjumping & eventing. I don't miss being a showie at all!

I'm currently hoping to get Baldy going for the start of the spring showjumping season.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope to make some more like-minded horsey friends.

Take care,

P.S - I will post some pictures of my boys at a later date as I don't have any pics on this computer :-)

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new [06 Aug 2005|12:04am]


Atlanta, GA
16 yrs old
riding for 12 years


Me and the Moon a.k.a Anna
Turn Key Stables
10 years old
16.2 bay hanoverian mare
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[01 Aug 2005|02:15pm]

Hey! I have the picture of Pride, just like I promised. Anyone wanna take a look and comment? Please do... this was the day we brought him home.

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[27 Jul 2005|10:41pm]

Today was soooo fricken hott but it was fun at my horse show...

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[05 Jul 2005|09:36am]


hey everybody its been a while but ive been wicked busy i justmhad 2 mares foal and one of the babies was born really early were wern't even on foal watch yet so she was born in a dirty stall and her ambilical chord is infected :( And we've had a quarentine in march and april for coggins but everybody was tested again and were all fine But were all gonna miss Flash

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[18 Jul 2005|08:16pm]

Hello everyone! My name is Kate and in the interest of making my friend's page a little more horsey, I decided to join a few more horsey communities. Sorry if you've seen my horse already in another community.

I'm 19 and live in Massachusetts. I will be a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island this September, where I'm majoring in Art and Marketing. I lease a connemara gelding named Dream Catcher (Dreamer for short), with whom I do hunters and jumpers, and I ride on the equestrian team at school.

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I'm new [20 Jul 2005|12:30pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Hey everyone! My name is Ashley and im 14 years old. I have 5 horses, was 6 but we lost one 2 days ago. Anyway I have a 21 year old AQHA, named Nifty, show name Nifty 250, and I am changing her show name. I have a picture attachted, but I cant think of any names. Comment if you have any suggestions!! Thanks!!!!!


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my intro...and diatribe [22 Jul 2005|04:29pm]

[ mood | glowing ]

hello all...
my name is burch and i currently live in olympia, wa. i am originally from northern cali. i work at the 3 Bridges Horse Farm.

i have been riding all of my life and showed hunter/jumper during high school. my first horse was an appendix off of the "a" circuit. he was rescued by my aunt who knew his owners through vets and friends. she bought him for an extremely low price when he was about to be sent to slaughter. his show name was shameless and his stable name was willy. my family and i rehabilited him with special shoeing and many supplements. i was able to show him eventually and won first in a few amatuer shows, schooling shows, and county fairs. he's now 20 years old and lives with my younger cousin as a schooling horse.

this past tuesday i adopted my second horse. he's almost a twin to my first; 13 yr. old, 16 hand, chestnut thoroughbred, off of the track. he was saved by a northwest drill team called cowgirl spirit. they bought him at an auction for $125.
they noticed he was marked for slaughter and being bid on by a local slaughter house and out bid them. they kept him for 4 months and had him checked by vets and farriers. he is sound and in very good conition. he has good ground manners, ties, clips, bathes, loads, stand for a farrier and loves to be scratched in his itchy spots. he does flinch whenever you move quickly around him and is afraid of pitchforks. he has had some bad abuse from some one. there is no reason this horse should have been put down, let alone slaughtered.
i am starting his retraining this week. i've already seen that he loves to jump and go on trails :)

i urge any one that's looking into buying a horse, for simple pleasure or even for advanced work or showing, to do some research about rescue horses. horses have become a commodity. beautiful horses of all breeds and backgrounds are going to slaughter everyday because there aren't enough homes to go around. please consider adopting a horse before you go looking for a breeder or that expensive perfectly trained jumper. it may mean that you'll have to pay for a bit of retraining before you can get to showing . . . but you have provided a home for a being that may have otherwise become meat.

you should also look up PMU efforts. the PMU industry is slowly shutting down and mares and foals are getting sent to slaughter every day.

some sites you can visit:





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[27 Jun 2005|10:01am]

Okay, so the new barn is going up, SLOWLY. but it'll probably be done by the end of the summer. 20 stalls .. too tempting to fit more horses. We just got 2 1/2 new horses; fresians from Holland. one is pregos haha ANYWAY, their names are Swaan and Cyborg. if i could remember their paper names i'd write them but they are really long. Can anybody think of any good names for them ?

In other news, my friend just got a Shire/Percheron X .. it's HUGE .. but can jump REALLY well. and when i say really well i'm talking it can pop over 5 1/2 feet like it's nothing. maybe that sounds normal to you but i didn't know a horse this big could do something like that. in all honesty, this horse is a shithead. he's as bratty as they come, and his size just makes it even better. she called me up to ride him, cause she couldn't. i got on and immediately he started bucking and rearing .. then he took off galloping. yeah this was the first time riding in like .. two months, what a way to come back !! i stopped him, and once you show him that size does not matter, he is an angel. we decided to jump, and started at 2 ft and worked our way up. i thought i was gonna die every time we landed, we were so high up. it was amazing. final jumping height ? 4'3". damn it feels good to be a gangsta COW GIRL
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[26 Jun 2005|10:26pm]

hey :). i was here a while back but changed lj's. anyway, im back :-D. question though. LIVERPOOLS! AH! whats the best approach to introducing that to a hot horse? AH how i hate them so! Anyone else have a problem with them? My horse freaks easily. Hes good over everything (except roll tops) but I don't want to scare him bad. Any tips?
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Im new [11 Jun 2005|09:30pm]

Hey. I'm new.

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neww [03 Jun 2005|12:53am]

-i own one horse, maxx, 3/4 arab & 1/4 thoroughbred. i like to refer to him as my "hot blood".
-i've been riding for thirteen years, and i've recently decided that my horse is the only man i really need in my life. i do mostly hunter/jumper, though my trainer likes to torture me from time to time with dressage, to keep our form up. i'm riding a mostly arab horse in a warmblood/thoroughbred world, and i'm kicking ass & taking names. my horse before maxx was a purebred, registered QH named cody, and everybody told me i could never compete in hunter's with him, either. i'd like to say i like to push the envelope.

i've watched this community for a while, and i already know some people in here, but i finally decided to join tonight, at about 1AM, for no particular reason. anyways, i'll leave you with some pictures of me and my horse, maxx. :)

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recently i've been having a lot of trouble with fakers.. so i tag most of my pics.
NOBODY BETTER FAKE MY HORSE. not funny, i know. anywayyys. night guys!

OH PS, my first show of the summer is on sunday! can't WAIT.
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New [12 May 2005|04:28pm]

[ mood | cold ]

Hi guys. My name is Rose. I've been riding for about 6 years now. I currently ride and work at Pferd Stables in Ohio where I lease a horse name Hank. Hank is a 12 year old Thoroughbred and together we do dressage and show jumping. I currently show Novice Jumpers(2'6)but I'm hoping to move up to Training Jumpers(3') by mid-summer. My eventual goal is to become a Grand Prix rider and it's something I've wanted to do since I was very young.

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[05 May 2005|01:53pm]

I need some instructions for making my own jump standards. My dad is quite handy with tools, and my instructor gave me the go-ahead to start using them (I did my very first jumps today!!!) so I'm not going to go out and pay oodles of money for something that I know that my dad can make for me. Thing is, I can't find anything online, so I was thinking that maybe someone here would know where some instructions are? Please?

Thanks oodles :)
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