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    Mar. 29, 2015, 11:53 PM
    I took on a big framed warmblood who was rather poor, about 6 weeks ago. He's really starting to pick up weight and condition now with good hay...
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    Mar. 29, 2015, 11:05 PM
    atr replied to a thread Saddle pad size in Dressage
    It really depends on the saddle... with upswept panels, you might get away with it, but with broader panels, like my Trilogy or my Custom Advantage,...
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    Mar. 27, 2015, 12:03 AM
    atr replied to a thread Retraining my body in Dressage
    Make it easier for yourself by making sure your saddle not only fits your horse, but fits and is correctly balanced for you too. That's what made...
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    Mar. 25, 2015, 01:50 PM
    They make excellent cat bed liners... Usually, if they are favorites, when they get holes in them or get frayed round the edges. I'm trying...
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    Mar. 23, 2015, 10:49 PM
    atr replied to a thread Subaru's in Off Course
    We had 4 in a row between us, I had 3 and my husband had 1. My first two were really great cars, good in snow, etc., etc.,. DH bought the turbo. It...
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    Mar. 21, 2015, 03:20 PM
    atr replied to a thread Very wide saddle on a budget? in Dressage
    I had a saddle made by Matt--I had very specific requirements for an English saddle to trail ride in--I wore the one I brought with me from England...
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    Mar. 21, 2015, 12:08 AM
    I have the laying on your back kind on Tuesday. Not exactly looking forward to it, but my doc has given menthe good drugs and my DH is forewarned...
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    Mar. 19, 2015, 12:15 AM
    After a visit to my doctor today, I am scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday. I've ridden in pain for the last 9 months, on and off, after rather too...
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    Mar. 14, 2015, 10:27 PM
    atr replied to a thread Any Utah-ians here? in Off Topic
    I've lived here for 20 years now. I live up in Summit County but I own a small business in Salt Lake. I don't think I've ever been approached...
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    Mar. 12, 2015, 03:10 PM
    Tied my horse more firmly to the trailer whilst I was changing so I didn't end up chasing the old fool across the showgrounds in my undies...
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    Mar. 11, 2015, 05:04 PM
    This time, my trainer sent me to look at a specific horse that she knew and that she thought would be perfect for me, that happened to become...
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    Mar. 11, 2015, 03:41 PM
    atr replied to a thread saddle squeak in Dressage
    I used the talc, because it was what I had lying around... The layer of hardened oil just rubbed off with some warm soapy water. Weird. It was...
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    Mar. 11, 2015, 12:13 AM
    atr replied to a thread saddle squeak in Dressage
    Tnavas for the win. I gave it a few good spongings with dishsoap, rinsed it, dried it, doused it in baby powder, and we have silence... little poufs...
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    Mar. 8, 2015, 12:41 AM
    We do not leave the cross ties without a sugarlump... (I know, I know... spoiled rotten.. )
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    Mar. 7, 2015, 01:49 PM
    atr replied to a thread saddle squeak in Dressage
    Tree is new, but I will get it checked out. The sound is distinctly reproduceable by rubbing the flaps together.
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    Mar. 7, 2015, 12:07 AM
    atr replied to a thread saddle squeak in Dressage
    That's what I had pondered , Drive NJ. I will give it a go.
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    Mar. 6, 2015, 09:45 PM
    atr started a thread saddle squeak in Dressage
    This is a new to me Custom Saddlery Advantage, one of the pre-monoflap ones. As far as I can tell, the underside of the padded flap is...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 05:48 PM
    atr replied to a thread Trilogy Dressage Saddle in Dressage
    I think you'd be hard pushed to find one that isn't in the elite leather, to be honest. I'm not sure I've ever seen one in the "normal" leather. ...
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 09:13 PM
    It's not the lactose that's the problem, it's the milk protein.
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    Mar. 3, 2015, 06:40 PM
    I'm in the same boat. I haven't found an adequate cheese substitute, I'm afraid. I do miss cheese. The "butter" substitute upset my tum rather...
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    Mar. 2, 2015, 07:32 PM
    atr replied to a thread Jodhpurs in Off Course
    You need your jodphurs to have strapping all the way down to the cuff if you want to prevent pinching. That is such a practical garb for hot...
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    Mar. 2, 2015, 07:18 PM
    atr replied to a poll Poll: Riding Alone in Off Course
    I trail ride alone, but I make sure I've got my cell attached to me and that someone at least knows I'm out, if not the general direction I've gone...
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    Mar. 2, 2015, 12:21 PM
    atr started a thread Building the top line in Horse Care
    I have a new horse in my care. He's a big 12 y.o. warmblood--a good 17 hands and looks as long as a bus at the moment as he's more than a bit on the...
    2 replies | 170 view(s)
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