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  1. I have the Contourbloc and really like it....

    I have the Contourbloc and really like it. They're not huge blocks, but are very steadying...in my opinion. I got my saddle a few years ago and since then 4 more people at my barn have bought the...
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    Oh, I have no doubt (after all the positive...

    Oh, I have no doubt (after all the positive feedback here and in general) that NV is an honest organization!! I know they want to place horses in good partnerships. I'd personally feel weird hauling...
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    Thanks again for everyone's input!! I didn't...

    Thanks again for everyone's input!! I didn't realize I could not test ride horses from New Vocations. That's quite disappointing as I'd hate to bring home a horse that I might not "click" with. I...
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    THANK YOU all for these terrific suggestions. I...

    THANK YOU all for these terrific suggestions. I included KY to my region since that is the heart of TB breeding. I will keep all of these referrals at hand. I'm not looking for the next Rolex...
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    Thank you Findeight. Yes, this is exactly the...

    Thank you Findeight. Yes, this is exactly the type of referral I'm thinking of. I know the prices will be higher than buying from the track, but I expect that as they're doing the "heavy lifting"...
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    Trusted OTTB resellers in Midwest/KY?

    I hope to start my OTTB search in a couple months. I'm in N. IL and am willing to travel (if needed) to WI, IN, KY, OH, MI for a sound OTTB that has been let down, introduced to small jumps and XC,...
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    The thing about using a belt, would the stitching...

    The thing about using a belt, would the stitching and hardware be as strong as a stirrup leather or purpose-made jump strap? I envision grabbing onto a cheap belt and having it come apart as I put...
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    HF: at this link you'll see instructions and...

    HF: at this link you'll see instructions and photos. There's also a YouTube video how-to link in this as well!

    http://www.thorowgood.com/features/11-changeable-gullet
  9. Thread: Bling my bat?

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    Bling my bat?

    Has anyone come up with clever ways to tastefully jazz up a plain jumping bat? I have a plain black Shires bat that is 22" long. My colors are light blue and gray and trying to add a little color or...
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    Saw an online product review along with photos of...

    Saw an online product review along with photos of this girth on a couple different horses. It says the girth should NOT gap along the front and be tight along the back edge. If this happens, the...
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    Weight is in the seatbone into the direction...

    Weight is in the seatbone into the direction you're going.
    LY tracking right = weight L seatbone. Left leg slightly behind the girth.
    SI tracking right = weight L seatbone. Left leg slightly behind...
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    I recently got this girth for my jumping saddle....

    I recently got this girth for my jumping saddle. It didn't keep my saddle from creeping forward and it also fit oddly. Front edge of the girth sagged when I bent over to look between horse's legs,...
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    I've resumed jumping lessons since the Fall and...

    I've resumed jumping lessons since the Fall and haven't been able to get comfortable in typical jumper length stirrups. I've tried for the past 6 months and sometimes my guy way over jumps, other...
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    Glad to know I'm in good company noticing this...

    Glad to know I'm in good company noticing this difference :) As a jumper - dressage - now dabbling jumper rider again, I like to know the reason behind why we do what we do. I know Europeans spend a...
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    Why do European BNRs jump with long stirrups?

    Hey all,

    As a returning adult jumper, I'm still trying to find my comfort zone stirrup length-wise. I tend to like a slightly longish stirrup, tho my trainer and old masters Michael Page, George,...
  16. You must be on Cloud 9 !!! Great job!

    You must be on Cloud 9 !!! Great job!
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    Actually I think the glue in my IRH Elite fell...

    Actually I think the glue in my IRH Elite fell off. I heard rattling around and little chunks fell out and then I noticed the vents moving around a little. I got an Uvex helmet as a replacement.
  18. Think of sitting on your back pockets when you...

    Think of sitting on your back pockets when you piaffe so he never gets to stay in place when piaffing. Piaffe steps should move forward 1/2 hoof print for the horse who tends to get anchored in...
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    I have been riding in mine and I like it. For the...

    I have been riding in mine and I like it. For the price, it is a good value. It took a bit to figure out which gullet I needed, etc. Everyone thinks it is a leather saddle, it is lightweight esp....
  20. Lightening the front end gets the same approach...

    Lightening the front end gets the same approach at any gait: Lateral work.

    Upward transitions from W to T to C in shoulder-in. Do the downward transitions in shoulder-in as well. Maintaining the...
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    It's better to replace the bad habit with a new...

    It's better to replace the bad habit with a new one vs. telling yourself NOT to do the old habit. Maybe braid a bright red ribbon/yarn piece in your horse's forelock near his poll or neon colored...
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    Looks too curvy from front to back and sits a...

    Looks too curvy from front to back and sits a little too low in front :(
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    Never mind. Found a great thread about this over...

    Never mind. Found a great thread about this over on the Eventing page :)
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    Dumb questions about using a neck strap

    I'm returning to jumping after a loooong hiatus, but I have been riding all along. My horse isn't green/young, but is new to jumping. For those "uh-oh" moments, I've gotten a jump strap so I don't...
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    Follow your gut...and NO one else's. Not even a...

    Follow your gut...and NO one else's. Not even a respected trainer knows the mare (and you) as well as you do!
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