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    Always the gentleman. Perfectly dressed and...

    Always the gentleman. Perfectly dressed and well-spoken. I only knew him though USHJA conventions, but he always had something to say that was in the best interests of the horses, horse shows, and...
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    Hunter judges look for consistency, rhythm,...

    Hunter judges look for consistency, rhythm, balance, and some brilliance. The trot must not have too much break in the knee, and the canter has to go somewhere. You say he has a ground-covering...
  3. Thread: Setbacks

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    Seen on Facebook: Run toward what scares you. ...

    Seen on Facebook: Run toward what scares you. Unless it's a bear. Don't run towards a bear. Run to the end of the ring that scares you. Calm your horse and yourself. There is no bear there.
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    Not really illegal, but in a beginner class not...

    Not really illegal, but in a beginner class not recommended. In the higher classes, as outlined in the above responses, you might see an oxer as a stand alone first fence, but this would be for more...
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    The OP did not state the canter was at speed. ...

    The OP did not state the canter was at speed. That would definitely be a factor because no judge wants to place an unsafe round. It is always nice to watch a correctly started and finished round ...
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    I judge this type of class at least 6-8 times...

    I judge this type of class at least 6-8 times each year. It is very hard so I have developed some guidlelines. A very good judge once said "we jump at the canter". so keeping that in mind, the...
  7. USEF rule book says 30 days.

    USEF rule book says 30 days.
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    We will all really miss Shelby. She was the one...

    We will all really miss Shelby. She was the one who told it straight. And Bill threw her under the bus at the convention.
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    As a judge, I don't mind the Kimberwick at the...

    As a judge, I don't mind the Kimberwick at the local level in SS. At a rated show, I would not like it at all. The Myler with the hooks is really a no-no at the rated shows. I would go with the...
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    Try this: put them on your hands. Wash them with...

    Try this: put them on your hands. Wash them with saddle soao (assuming the gloves are not clean) then take them off. Place flat on a towel and roll the towel up flattening as you go. Press as much...
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    A hard class to judge. I want the horse to use...

    A hard class to judge. I want the horse to use the corners and maintain the initial pace. If the horse/rider trots the whole course at an even pace, that is better than trotting to the pole and...
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    Are your paddock boots zippers? I have the lace...

    Are your paddock boots zippers? I have the lace ups and they work well with half chaps. Perhaps the zip style is shorter than the lace ups. Hard to know without comparing. Or perhaps you might...
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    Pre-Children/Adult-for those of us who still ride...

    Pre-Children/Adult-for those of us who still ride curled in a fetal ball...
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    Farmtek timers are the best, great support and...

    Farmtek timers are the best, great support and well-made equiplent. It is not inexpensive however. Maybe check with them to see if they have any used. You can upgrade at a later time.
  15. Dates for the winter series are printed on the...

    Dates for the winter series are printed on the inside of the November Prize list. Dec 5-9 and 12-16, Jan 2-6 and 9-13Feb 6-10 and 13-17, March 20-24 and 26-30.
    Go to the website...
  16. If you make the cut for the handy, expect one or...

    If you make the cut for the handy, expect one or more lead changes from fence to fence. Also the hand gallop was mentioned, the last one I saw had a hand gallop to a fence close to the end gate. ...
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    Very odd. It has my horse listed as active, me...

    Very odd. It has my horse listed as active, me as inactive. I have a life membership, so that is just not right.
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    Since I've only been to Stockholm, it was wrong...

    Since I've only been to Stockholm, it was wrong to assume winter might be like the one in "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (remember the frozen look on Daniel Craig's face?) but my Swedish grandparents...
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    Absolutely lovely. You will freeze your a$$ off...

    Absolutely lovely. You will freeze your a$$ off in the winter. However, if you have enough money to buy this spot, you will obviously have enough money to go to Spain in the winter.
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    My trainer wears breeches if he thinks he has to...

    My trainer wears breeches if he thinks he has to get on a horse. Otherwise he wears clean jeans and a clean polo. It's been over 100 degrees here most of the summer. We don't want anyone to faint...
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    Ooooops...
  22. Not sure of the dates, but there may be St. Louis...

    Not sure of the dates, but there may be St. Louis entries at Capital Challenge. Would this be before the St. Louis National?
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    Consignment is tricky. You have to have a good...

    Consignment is tricky. You have to have a good system of tracking sales and reconciling to the consignees. You will also find people bringing in every piece of junk they dug out of their attic. ...
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    You might have better or more current information...

    You might have better or more current information posting on the Hunting forum, but I am a long time member of several hunts although I no longer hunt. Typically a Hunter Trials are in a large...
  25. Thread: Julie Winkle

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    Her last name is spelled Winkel.

    Her last name is spelled Winkel.
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