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    Start times ... omg start times CAN'T be...

    Start times ... omg start times CAN'T be under-rated as a perk!
    Funny people, drinks, and the ability to actually plan your day? Its a fabulous part of the horse world
  2. I like my Equissentials in Moleskin. I have a...

    I like my Equissentials in Moleskin. I have a pair of Ariat knee patch breeches in the Schoeller fabric that are a godsend in humid weather if you can get past the price and the zipper. They are...
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    Clothing blocks the sun but not all of the UV-A/B...

    Clothing blocks the sun but not all of the UV-A/B rays depending on the thickness of the material and the tightness of the weave. And solar radiation blocking gets further diminished by wetting.
    ...
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    I got a UPF 50 hoodie from UnderArmor that is...

    I got a UPF 50 hoodie from UnderArmor that is incredibly light but covers to my fingertips in the sleeves. When I'm not riding but in the sun for a long time, I put up the hood and add a hat or...
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    Funny thing. This entire post applies equally to...

    Funny thing. This entire post applies equally to almost every non-top level pro I've ever met in the horse world.
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    I got a new one this week. Come around the...

    I got a new one this week.

    Come around the indoor to the back door that the big mare is suspicious. Mare drops a foot out from underneath me, flees backwards at high speed and proceeds to crap...
  7. You mean this one? ...

    You mean this one?
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?467481-Most-ridiculous-spook

    There are some great stories and laughs on this one.
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    I'm seriously considering getting the blocks on...

    I'm seriously considering getting the blocks on mine converted to velcro. I would love to be able to switch block position/size, especially since I'm working with a green horse
  9. This morning it said "Are not" They have...

    This morning it said "Are not" They have corrected the line since
  10. I'm sure the problem is the saddle tree. Trees...

    I'm sure the problem is the saddle tree. Trees are fixed and therefore cruel.
    Have you tried a treeless saddle flocked with vintage cashmere wool? It must be vintage as the fibres in modern...
  11. Hmm. Good idea, draw reins of silk with rubber...

    Hmm. Good idea, draw reins of silk with rubber handstops! When woven to similar thickness as leather, the strength of the rein would be infinitely stronger than leather.

    Draw reins of silk (pat....
  12. Rollkur ... rollkur ... isn't that what you do in...

    Rollkur ... rollkur ... isn't that what you do in that trot stretch circle thing in dressage tests? :D
  13. How many pot-stirring dressage buzzwords can we use in one thread :D

    So, my classical artist trainer recommended that I use draw-reins, flexions and petit arrets to teach my Tazmanian WB to become more through and rhythmical ... Discuss
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    This is part of why I compared him to George...

    This is part of why I compared him to George Morris (even if that sounds like a bit of heresy) Both are infinitely patient with the horse's learning, demanding but patient.


    With people? Not so...
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    Sascha, I've seen differently from him. I saw...

    Sascha, I've seen differently from him. I saw an amateur who had done 'everything right'. She was a re-rider who had bought the horse with confirmed mid-level training. She tried her hardest to...
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    Well, your horse knows that the corn is...

    Well, your horse knows that the corn is listening, whispering and plotting
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    I used to be at a barn with pigeons. All the...

    I used to be at a barn with pigeons. All the kids were winding each other up over the horses getting spooked by the pigeons. I put a $20 bounty on the pigeons, escalating $10/month. First kid to...
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    Oh it made me angry too. Cleared for first...

    Oh it made me angry too.

    Cleared for first day of strength training? My program for that = 10-15 min walking under tack on FLAT GROUND then increase by 5 min/week for 3 weeks. Adding in 5 min...
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    Not including the protective plate on the horse...

    Not including the protective plate on the horse itself, so likely another 50lbs or so. :)
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    "1. Total weight of rider plus tack must not...

    "1. Total weight of rider plus tack must not exceed 250 lbs. There is no horse alive, of any breed, any build, anywhere, that can go more than a few minutes with more weight on its back than this....
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    Highly suspect opinions, not facts. Consider the...

    Highly suspect opinions, not facts. Consider the statement (#5) about western and the 155 lb recommended maximum. There is an entire population of western riding men who would be scratching their...
  22. I really like my Eidelweiss Deluxe. Grippy, nice...

    I really like my Eidelweiss Deluxe. Grippy, nice balance, supportive without getting in my way and a nice looking saddle.

    The Deluxe models have a doubled leather, soft and grippy but not delicate
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    If you want to move up the jumper levels, be...

    If you want to move up the jumper levels, be prepared to 'ride to lose' in the lower levels. Ride clean and smooth with efficient but safe turns.

    To quote a great jumper coach I knew "Fast...
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    What a manipulative, gaslighting snot bag! Good...

    What a manipulative, gaslighting snot bag!
    Good for you for finally putting your foot down
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    As a fellow anxiety sufferer, I can tell you that...

    As a fellow anxiety sufferer, I can tell you that YES medication has gotten better and that it is a good and valid option.

    Part of mental health is behavioral but part is also chemical. Its very...
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