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  1. I also see her as a jumper, more than an eq...

    I also see her as a jumper, more than an eq horse. She is big and a bit heavy on the forehand, so it is going to take quite a bit of training to even begin to get her as smooth-going as she needs to...
  2. I will only speak to the layup question: Patricia...

    I will only speak to the layup question: Patricia Ramey, Hunt Ridge Stables at Blue Ridge Farm in Upperville. www.huntridgestables.com.
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    For hunting astride, we use or have used: Tad...

    For hunting astride, we use or have used: Tad Coffin, Hermes, PJ Delgrange, Butet or Antares - it just depends on what saddle fits the horse best. So flat or half-deep saddles. As others said, it is...
  4. Not related to a cell phone, but you can just get...

    Not related to a cell phone, but you can just get back d-rings added to your saddle. I had to do that on a Butet, several PJs, an Antares, and our Tad Coffins over the years. On those I sold, I...
  5. If all else was equal, then yes, the person w/o...

    If all else was equal, then yes, the person w/o the crust should be placed on top of the person who did have the crusts on their sandwich.

    That being said, it is generally judged 75% performance...
  6. For what specifically? I use/have used and...

    For what specifically? I use/have used and recommend all of the following, but some have specialities:

    Virginia Equine Imaging (diagnostic, lameness) http://vaequine.com/
    Harrison Equine...
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    I have not seen the show, but I am assuming that...

    I have not seen the show, but I am assuming that the lady was training for one of the charity races that are held at various race meets. A lady that I know won it the other year. Here is an article...
  8. Yes, please, a tracing would be wonderful. I will...

    Yes, please, a tracing would be wonderful. I will reply to your email today.
  9. No. The sandwiches are to be plain white meat on...

    No. The sandwiches are to be plain white meat on white bread, crusts removed, cut on the diagonal, wrapped in wax paper.
  10. I have some for sale in the size you need; some...

    I have some for sale in the size you need; some are not listed yet. Http://www.cherryblossomfarm.net/sidesaddle.html
  11. You misread my post. I was not attempting to...

    You misread my post. I was not attempting to justify anything. I was addressing the OP's contention that "the HJ barn [she is at] uses drugs [on their horses]" and that it was "not an isolated...
  12. In full disclosure, I do not use any calming or...

    In full disclosure, I do not use any calming or relaxation drugs on our show hunters (no perfect prep, ace, magnesium, etc). I have given some horses a bit of ace when they are staring out in the...
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    From personal experience: Aiken Show in the...

    From personal experience:
    Aiken Show in the Woods
    Keswick
    St. Christopher's
    Devon
    Upperville
    Loudoun
    Warrenton
    Harrisburg
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    All of our horses are A) fox hunters, AND B) show...

    All of our horses are A) fox hunters, AND B) show horses (hunters or jumpers). They trail ride/hack out, school x-c, do dressage, etc. They also get turned out in a mixed herd! They are happy horses...
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    When I use halfpads, I prefer natural, and as...

    When I use halfpads, I prefer natural, and as supershorty said, it is very hard to keep the white looking white.

    That being said, however, I prefer to match the half-pad to the girth (i.e., a...
  16. As others have said, take a break from showing....

    As others have said, take a break from showing. Ride your horses. Try some other disciplines. Go fox hunting. Just HAVE FUN.
  17. Re Virginia.... Yes, you have to wear a suit and...

    Re Virginia.... Yes, you have to wear a suit and rubber-soled shoes for the exam, but you may NOT wear sneakers - they will not let you into the testing rooms with them on. They have to be dress...
  18. You will be fine! I did the online BarBri prep,...

    You will be fine! I did the online BarBri prep, and treated it as my job for the study period before the exam. My schedule, M-F: get up, deal with dogs/horses, have breakfast, ride 1-2 horses, take...
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    BP's daughter (who is the best-mannered, most...

    BP's daughter (who is the best-mannered, most adorable child I have ever met, and I am so not a kid person!; seriously, I love running into her and her nanny (my neighbor) in town) rides, and has her...
  20. ^^^ Completely, completely agree with meupatdoes,...

    ^^^ Completely, completely agree with meupatdoes, RugBug, and Trixie. She is broke in the sense that she has some basics, but she is not broke enough for a child. Unless she is SUPER cheap, she needs...
  21. I like him a lot -- and WHAT a trot he has!

    I like him a lot -- and WHAT a trot he has!
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    Agree ^^ with Nickelodian. Please no rein...

    Agree ^^ with Nickelodian. Please no rein convertors. I think even little children should learn how to ride with double reins on a small pony if using a pelham, otherwise put a kimberwicke on the...
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    A friend of mine owns Simon ("In the Fog"). Here...

    A friend of mine owns Simon ("In the Fog"). Here is video of him, both as an eventer and hunter. http://horsejunkiesunited.com/?p=61405 He is a doll! One couldn't ask for a better eventer --> hunter...
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    Just to clarify - I NEVER said anything about...

    Just to clarify - I NEVER said anything about going to the base of xc obstacles!! Hunters typically show in a ring, so I was talking about jumping the horse in a ring. Some eventers may have to work...
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    Agree with the other posters - swap out the...

    Agree with the other posters - swap out the clincher browband for a plain black browband, and you will be fine.
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