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  1. Northrun Ashland- the original you can get with a...

    Northrun Ashland- the original you can get with a flat seat. You may also be able to find an ancient Hermes without breaking the bank. They are indestructible.
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    How much do you give? My guy has terrible...

    How much do you give?

    My guy has terrible sweet itch May-August, I'm so glad we've had lower than usual temps on the east coast this month. It's REALLY helped his skin calm down. I would love for...
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    Well, that's sad! And while I know plenty of...

    Well, that's sad! And while I know plenty of riders that have gotten great opportunities that ARE thankful, I know many riders that have gotten great opportunities that AREN'T thankful.

    One young...
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    While it would be great to always receive a...

    While it would be great to always receive a detailed bill, I would say a majority of trainers don't do this. My barn has a meeting before the bigger away shows so that everyone fills out...
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    Get it. They don't pop up too often. I have the...

    Get it. They don't pop up too often. I have the original with the cutback. Runs a little narrow. So comfortable!! Great leather.
  6. No experience with Barnsby...however: I friggin...

    No experience with Barnsby...however: I friggin love my Ashland :D

    I've had two, both originals and one of my clients just purchased a brand new II about a year ago. I had an Ashland in my junior...
  7. There is truly nothing more annoying than this....

    There is truly nothing more annoying than this. Not only is it totally unsafe and defeats the purpose of even wearing a helmet...it looks dumb.
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    I keep all clean saddle pads in one of my trunks...

    I keep all clean saddle pads in one of my trunks at the barn. Once towels/pads are deemed "dirty enough" they go in the back of my jeep. I was a little self conscious that maybe my jeep smelled like...
  9. When my trainer encouraged me to start teaching,...

    When my trainer encouraged me to start teaching, I started charging for training rides. I now run a beginner program with some older adults thrown in and do training rides for several of my own...
  10. I have seen it go both ways, honestly. The...

    I have seen it go both ways, honestly. The important part is finding a barn/trainer that really makes the effort with every horse they have come in. Ask them what their success rate is for finding...
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    I absolutely believe in supplements if you are...

    I absolutely believe in supplements if you are using the correct ones for your horse. My guy is 17, in great shape and still an active 2'6 horse (schools higher at home occasionally). He has great...
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    We have some gorgeous paint and paint crosses...

    We have some gorgeous paint and paint crosses that show at the big shows around here. I ride one of them! Judges love her.
  14. Yes, I personally would check around the barn, or...

    Yes, I personally would check around the barn, or friends of friends to lease the horse out for free for the circuit and have them pay the showing bills (or you pay stall and lessons, they pay...
  15. The trainer I work with completed the program. I...

    The trainer I work with completed the program. I think she feels it was worthwhile. It's really nice to have the credential as a trainer being as there's no "standard" and pretty much any joe-schmoe...
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    My horse is just like this. An old pro in the...

    My horse is just like this. An old pro in the spring/summer/fall but as soon as the cooler weather starts: leaves crunching, limbs cracking, snow sliding, wind gusting he acts like a 3 year old. He's...
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    My head trainer is getting everyone natural...

    My head trainer is getting everyone natural bristle brushes with their horse and name painted on them. I know everyone will go ga-ga over them :) Last year everyone got a hat with her logo and their...
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    This is my life. I highly recommend Ashlands!

    This is my life. I highly recommend Ashlands!
  19. Why not offer a different boarding solution?...

    Why not offer a different boarding solution? Offer them a low price boarding option, saying you'd love to have pony around again...they own the pony, make the decisions, farrier/vet care-- like a...
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    I rode in IHSA shows from 07-09, yes- you fill...

    I rode in IHSA shows from 07-09, yes- you fill out the questionaire but your coach is ultimately the one that decides what "level" you will show at. Any major dispute between the paperwork and...
  21. Flourish & Blotts is awesome!

    Flourish & Blotts is awesome!
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    sent you a PM

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  23. Ashland all the way! Get a long flap, mine has no...

    Ashland all the way! Get a long flap, mine has no blocks underneath, and I love it to death. Seriously :) it may take you a little while to find one but you can definitely get one between $600-$800....
  24. I was wondering the same thing, she's in very...

    I was wondering the same thing, she's in very nice condition overall. Looks bright and alert, her coat is nice, mane pulled. Maybe owners had a bad financial situation and needed to sell asap. The...
  25. My Valena's have lasted approximately..forever. I...

    My Valena's have lasted approximately..forever. I bought them..8 years ago? They dry fast in the sun and I get tons of compliments on them. They were the first pair of boots I bought for my horse and...
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