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    You may just need to lower your bit a hole or...

    You may just need to lower your bit a hole or two. In a different position, he may not be able to chew it as easily (and may not want to). In general, I'm cautious about rubber bits - the extra...
  2. Horseware sponsored the $75k Grand Prix yesterday.

    Horseware sponsored the $75k Grand Prix yesterday.
  3. Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
  4. Patty Minter at Patusan Farm. Lovely facility...

    Patty Minter at Patusan Farm. Lovely facility with large indoor, outdoo, xc fences, trails, huge pastures. Top care and training. Clarksburg (about an hour from city center).
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    If you have a short video clip to show us, it...

    If you have a short video clip to show us, it would make giving advice much easier. :)

    The postural problems you noted definitely contribute to imbalance at the canter. There may be other causes,...
  6. Jingles and strength coming your way. And a {hug}.

    Jingles and strength coming your way. And a {hug}.
  7. Another vote for ThinLine. I have 4-5 different...

    Another vote for ThinLine. I have 4-5 different half pads (different horses, different reasons for the pads). And my back has taken plenty of abuse in a lifetime of riding. ThinLine makes a...
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    Browbands by Design :yes:

    Browbands by Design :yes:
  9. Thanks for the smile: PaintedHunter asking for...

    Thanks for the smile: PaintedHunter asking for dressage critique of an eventing test. I haven't even watched yet and I'm intrigued. ;)


    ETA: You and Ollie (he looks like an Ollie - how adorable)...
  10. My rottie didn't like going out in the dark when...

    My rottie didn't like going out in the dark when he was a puppy, and still takes time to check things out now before heading off into the night. Best advice: Put him on a leash and take a short walk....
  11. I used it on my ancient Sears Craftsman, with...

    I used it on my ancient Sears Craftsman, with great results and no problems.
  12. Jay... Prices went up May 1. :)

    Jay... Prices went up May 1. :)
  13. You can get a brand new Black Country Quantum...

    You can get a brand new Black Country Quantum with extra forward flap for $3150. Narrow twist, great materials and workmanship. Options for leather type and color, plus other fit options. :yes:
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    The inflexible tree/tree points is what causes...

    The inflexible tree/tree points is what causes pinching. If you make them wide enough for the shoulders to freely slide under, the shim pad material (flexible) allows for clearance without pinch.
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  15. The Farm House has them in stock. They drop about...

    The Farm House has them in stock. They drop about 1/2".
  16. Sent you a PM. :)

    Sent you a PM. :)
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    You've found the main limitation in adjustable...

    You've found the main limitation in adjustable tree saddles. They don't adjust enough of the saddle to really fit a lot of horses. :(

    Since yours is too narrow (the dry spots are from too much...
  18. The Prestige Roma Dressage (like its counterpart,...

    The Prestige Roma Dressage (like its counterpart, the Roma Jump) is built with panels that fit the horse with high/long withers and hollows behind the shoulders well.
  19. Depending on the horse, I've had lovely results...

    Depending on the horse, I've had lovely results at the 2 month, 6 month and 1 yr mark. Hang in there. Training is about patience and consistency, not quick results, no matter what breed you're...
  20. Double post. Sorry. Long day.

    Double post. Sorry. Long day.
  21. :winkgrin:

    :winkgrin:
  22. In my four years working with them through the...

    In my four years working with them through the Farm House, Black Country has consistently produced correct and beautiful saddles for us. But we're very careful to take extensive measurements, photos...
  23. Ariat still makes the All-Around in black or...

    Ariat still makes the All-Around in black or brown suede. Now also made with grain leather (pebble finish), suede only on the inner calf.
  24. Yep... perfect back for a Roma Jump. :yes: ...

    Yep... perfect back for a Roma Jump. :yes:

    From your overhead pic, I'll make an educated guess that a 34cm would work. *Maybe* a 35cm.
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    My current favorite for the horse with high/long...

    My current favorite for the horse with high/long withers and an upslope through the loin: Prestige Roma Jump. They're built with plenty of clearance (over and side-to-side) for the withers, without...
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