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post #21 of 24 Old 08-03-2016, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Oh well, I just need a foot-stand to avoid breaking my back each time I trim my horse... Thinking of doing it myself with some material I have in my accumulated stuff.
Normally, I am not a "doigts percÚs" person, but... We'll see.

And I definitely don't have any maternal instinct, but horse instinct yes. Hum not sure what this could mean x)

SwissMiss, yeah definitely 400 mi are MUCH MORE than 3h. So it is so worse for me!
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-03-2016, 02:17 AM
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You can also check out meetup.com to find an equestrian group in your area. There's one in San Diego County here in Southern CA and they do trail rides once a month or so. It's a good way to meet horse people and find new places to ride. I haven't gone on a ride with them yet because I don't have a trailer and they trailer to all the rides.
You can also find groups on just about every subject. I'm sure you can find some Francophiles who would love to hang out with you and practice their French!
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-03-2016, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well, yes I found few Francophile groups nearby, but I have to drastically improve my English skills in order to work, so for now I try to be immerged in the local culture!
For equestrian groups, I didn't find any of them on meet-up for example, and I don't have a trailer neither so same as you, I won't be able to trail my horse.

By the way, I am still stuck with my technical equestrian words in French and can't figure out how to learn (and where to find) the precise translations in English. Some advice for that?
It is a bit frustrating for me to not be able to explain things in English as long as I have an opinion but not the right way to communicate about it (I am in horses since I am really young, 5-years-old, and I read a lot of veterinarian and ethological studies on horses in general but still don't know how to use words and their subtilities in English.)
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post #24 of 24 Old 08-04-2016, 01:07 AM
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Well, yes I found few Francophile groups nearby, but I have to drastically improve my English skills in order to work, so for now I try to be immerged in the local culture!
For equestrian groups, I didn't find any of them on meet-up for example, and I don't have a trailer neither so same as you, I won't be able to trail my horse.

By the way, I am still stuck with my technical equestrian words in French and can't figure out how to learn (and where to find) the precise translations in English. Some advice for that?
It is a bit frustrating for me to not be able to explain things in English as long as I have an opinion but not the right way to communicate about it (I am in horses since I am really young, 5-years-old, and I read a lot of veterinarian and ethological studies on horses in general but still don't know how to use words and their subtilities in English.)
If you google "french to english riding terminology" you will get a few sites although I don't know how useful they are.

If you have a truck you can rent a trailer. Or if you make trail-riding friends they might be able to give you and your horse a lift. Almost all trailers are for two horses or more.

I just arrived on the trail-riding scene myself, and it is taking me awhile to find trail buddies, although I belong to two local clubs and have my own truck and trailer. It just takes persistence, I think.
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