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    Yep, it all depends on....well, all sorts of...

    Yep, it all depends on....well, all sorts of things! Your comfort level, how the horse moves, how it is built, what you are doing, your own conformation, the horse's conformation- everything!

    I...
  2. I think that if everything is fully disclosed...

    I think that if everything is fully disclosed then clients are able to make an informed choice- and that is the way to go, like Jsalem does it. Where I have been ticked off is when I have gotten...
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    Sounds like a good plan! I hope it goes well! ...

    Sounds like a good plan! I hope it goes well!

    I really don't understand why people cannot separate out the difference between someone complaining about paying certain show fees to their trainer...
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    It seems really up for grabs- my large, round WB...

    It seems really up for grabs- my large, round WB hated the TSF I bought for my jumping saddle, and my friend's narrow TB hated the one she bought for her dressage and monoflap jumping saddles. I also...
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    I am with Lord Helpus- I couldn't afford to show...

    I am with Lord Helpus- I couldn't afford to show much if I had to pay any of those fees, so they all sound high to me!

    But it is relative- I have my own rig, I don't need anyone else to school my...
  6. I ride and show in the Tuff Rider Sierra...

    I ride and show in the Tuff Rider Sierra breeches. They are under $70, and you can usually buy them for even less. They are the only ones other than Pikeur$ that fit me well, and they are great. I do...
  7. I ride with mine at least 3 or 4 longer for...

    I ride with mine at least 3 or 4 longer for flatwork on my young one. My trainer is very dressage-focused, and trains in a more German or Dutch way than American, but he has me jack up my stirrups...
  8. I don't know if you are up to trying this but I...

    I don't know if you are up to trying this but I dyed both my show bridles and my girths using warmed olive oil and a pastry brush. One coat, let sit, another coat, let sit, rub off excess, and Bob's...
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    I am not a breeder, I am a rider, but I have long...

    I am not a breeder, I am a rider, but I have long been interested in this subject. I have a TB and I have a WB, and I feel like the two of them exemplify many of the good and bad stereotypes of both...
  10. Can you forget about cantering for a while until...

    Can you forget about cantering for a while until she is stronger and steadier at the trot? It's often easier for them to canter when they are unfit. Lots of cavaletti- raised, not just poles on the...
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    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in...

    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in the ad or the seller is delusional. I vote mistake.
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    The old style is designed to be right below the...

    The old style is designed to be right below the cheekbone. The new style goes more in the middle of the cheekbone, so either type should be comfortable if it is positioned correctly.

    I prefer the...
  13. It's a tool and as others have said, should be...

    It's a tool and as others have said, should be used knowledgeably and judiciously. I do think less bit and better flatwork is a good first default choice, but I've used just about every type of bit...
  14. I was going to add what the last poster on the...

    I was going to add what the last poster on the previous page said: shorten your stirrups when you jump! My trainer has me put my flatting stirrups up 4 holes sometimes on my guy. I do the jumpers and...
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    What vfx111 said. My saddle fits my young...

    What vfx111 said.

    My saddle fits my young horse perfectly, so when I'm jumping him big I add an Ultra Thinline or ride in one of the Contender II combo pads (saddle fitter gave the ok), and that's...
  16. I will add another vote for increase your core...

    I will add another vote for increase your core strength and you will be fine.

    My young horse (WB) has an incredibly powerful hind end. He is a big, bouncy tank of a guy and when I first got him I...
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    Black shirts and red jackets. HAH HAH...

    Black shirts and red jackets.




    HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!

    (I've been reading the boring white shirts thread and couldn't resist).
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    yellowbritches suggested a nathe- can you borrow...

    yellowbritches suggested a nathe- can you borrow one of those and see if it helps? I use a HS Duo on my TB, who is SUPER fussy in any other bit. It is the only bit he will go well in- and he hated...
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    Yeah, except I balk at paying $215 for a shirt I...

    Yeah, except I balk at paying $215 for a shirt I will undoubtably get horse slobber on AND the white part being all one can see is still boring.

    I'm a jumper rider so I'm not bound by hunter...
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    I don't know- colors and patterns for shirts and...

    I don't know- colors and patterns for shirts and coats and even breeches have come and gone in the hunter world for decades and I don't think there has been a problem with the horse not standing out....
  21. Thanks! I sort of like the breastcollars, too....

    Thanks! I sort of like the breastcollars, too. Hmmm. Well, I appreciate the input and I'll go shopping with a bit more confidence now!
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    I started when I was 8, rode until about 19. I...

    I started when I was 8, rode until about 19. I started showing hunters and eq at 9, and spent the last several years as a junior doing the A circuit in the Large Juniors and equitation. I wasn't the...
  23. Thank you!! Those both look great.

    Thank you!! Those both look great.
  24. Preferences for different breastplate styles (jumper)?

    I have read past threads about breastplates for jumpers but I'm still somewhat unsure of what style to go with, so I would appreciate it if people wouldn't mind weighing in with their preferences.
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  25. Poll: One was given to me by my trainer (who had...

    One was given to me by my trainer (who had rescued the horse originally- his story was in COTH :)), when I had to unexpectedly put down my former horse.

    The other I bought from friends in...
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