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    I bought a pair of Sanita paddock boots, and...

    I bought a pair of Sanita paddock boots, and swear they are like the old Danskos.
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    Sanitas! They used to manufacture Danskos, and...

    Sanitas! They used to manufacture Danskos, and have tons of styles.

    Look on www.clogoutlet.com for some good sales.
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    What did you buy? Congrats!

    What did you buy? Congrats!
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    Yes. Even hilltopping can be a workout, and you...

    Yes. Even hilltopping can be a workout, and you won't be able to control the pace while hunting to keep him cool. Picture yourself miles into a territory with a horse that is overheating because he...
  5. I agree with reaching out to stallion owners. I...

    I agree with reaching out to stallion owners. I bought a weanling in 2013 from Edgar at Rainbow Equus Meadows. Like you, I was looking for something I could bring along myself with some...
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    PS - I don't recommend sizing up unless you're...

    PS - I don't recommend sizing up unless you're really between sizes. As the owner of a (maybe) 14hh Arab who wears an 18", I speak from personal experience, and a lot of wasted money on girths that...
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    I had a horrible experience with Delfina where I...

    I had a horrible experience with Delfina where I paid for an anatomical girth, was told it was backordered, and I never got it, despite repeated calls/emails. I had paid through PayPal, but stupidly...
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    I had a saddle fitter tell me to try it, as it...

    I had a saddle fitter tell me to try it, as it would even out pressure front to back on the saddle. This is when everything seemed to fit my no-withers, wide shouldered, short-backed Arab, but the...
  9. Thread: Hoof boots

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    Appsolute - Renegades have a cut-back option,...

    Appsolute - Renegades have a cut-back option, where they'll take off the extra length to better fit a round hoof. You really can't tighten down the extra length.

    It's not an issue for most...
  10. Thread: bits

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    Have you tried the Dynamic RS WH Ultra? It has a...

    Have you tried the Dynamic RS WH Ultra? It has a bit of a curve, and a single roller in the center. My fussy Arab goes well in it, and it's now legal for all dressage classes w/a snaffle (was just...
  11. Thread: Hoof boots

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    For a round hoof, you will likely need the...

    For a round hoof, you will likely need the original Old Macs, not the G2s (unless they've changed their sizing since EZ Boot bought them). My Arabs have round feet, and I used to use the Old Macs,...
  12. Thread: MDC stirrups

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    I found the jointed ones had too much give for...

    I found the jointed ones had too much give for dressage, and switched to the non-jointed swivel ones. I have an old knee injury, and taking away the twisting pressure makes a huge difference.
  13. What's your price range? Otto Schumacher has a...

    What's your price range? Otto Schumacher has a few options, and with the exchange rate you may be able to get one from Europe at a good price.

    Example here -...
  14. What's your price range? Otto Schumacher has a...

    What's your price range? Otto Schumacher has a few options, and with the exchange rate you may be able to get one from Europe at a good price.

    Example here -...
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    I made this mistake with my grey. Unfortunately,...

    I made this mistake with my grey. Unfortunately, black (even really high quality sheepskin) will continue to bleed. I doubt it's noticeable on any other color horse, but my guy was stained a faint...
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    Even Mattes will bleed. Sorry! For a grey, you...

    Even Mattes will bleed. Sorry! For a grey, you may want to consider grey fleece, which could go with a darker pad color.

    They're saying black, red, and royal blue are the colors to be concerned...
  17. Thread: What girth?

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    Riding Warehouse has 15% through today (April 24)...

    Riding Warehouse has 15% through today (April 24) only. Code is FLASH15.
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    Dover Saddlery to be acquired

    Dover is being acquired by an investment firm, and taken private.
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  19. Thread: What girth?

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    If you like Mohair, and just want to swap the...

    If you like Mohair, and just want to swap the rigging, an endurance girth would be a good choice. You can special order them with 1.5" buckles, or get 1" English rigging.
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    The Hunter bridle? ...

    The Hunter bridle? https://www.smartpakequine.com/mobile/pt/8643

    You can't see it in this picture, but it has a removable flash.
  21. I really like the Charles Owen vest with the gel....

    I really like the Charles Owen vest with the gel. JL9, or something like that? It takes a bit to warm up, then it's very flexible.
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    Lesson junkie - You can get the tree re-sized if...

    Lesson junkie - You can get the tree re-sized if you want. Call SW, and download the wither tracing templates from their website. It'll run you @ $200.
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    FYI - if you can go to $1500, this is available...

    FYI - if you can go to $1500, this is available in 18.5 & 19.5". http://www.smithworthington.com/index.php?p=product&id=162

    Smith Worthington will adjust it to your wither tracings before they...
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    I've had excellent experience with them, and...

    I've had excellent experience with them, and their customer service is terrific.

    I have a Danzig dressage, and a Beaufort CC. Neither is specifically on a hoop tree, but they can adjust them...
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    I use Renegades as well, and typically only boot...

    I use Renegades as well, and typically only boot the front for "normal" trails. I do go with all four for very rocky/gravelly footing. For example, when my husband and I go to Acadia on vacation,...
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