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  1. Contact Libbie Johnson for info about the...

    Contact Libbie Johnson for info about the Foothills area (Tryon, Columbus, Saluda, NC and Landrum, Campobello, SC).

    www.tryonhorsecountryhomes.com

    She's a wonderful lady. A realtor, but also...
  2. Herm Sprenger makes the "Max Control" line....

    Herm Sprenger makes the "Max Control" line. Single or double joints that "lock" into a curved Mullen-like mouthpiece when enough pressure is applied.
  3. Coastal bermuda hay is very fine-stemmed and can...

    Coastal bermuda hay is very fine-stemmed and can be a factor in impaction colic.
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    For the horse: no difference. For the rider: the...

    For the horse: no difference.
    For the rider: the Isabell has larger blocks and the flap is molded over the blocks, so the feeling under the leg, especially initially, is closer contact. The Isabell...
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    I've had an Ansur Classic since 2003 and have...

    I've had an Ansur Classic since 2003 and have used it on many horses for both dressage and trail riding. When the fit is correct (it does not work for horses with high withers), I've never had a...
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    You owe me a keyboard. :lol:

    You owe me a keyboard. :lol:
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    If you mean "will Samshield create a shell size...

    If you mean "will Samshield create a shell size just for me?", the answer is no.

    Are you in the largest size?
  8. It won't hold the stretch... it'll go back to...

    It won't hold the stretch... it'll go back to "normal" without pressure on it.
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    The Prestige trekker saddles are available in...

    The Prestige trekker saddles are available in only one tree and seat size. The seat is separate and elevated from the panels... if you're used to close contact, this is the very opposite. ;) They're...
  10. Terrific story. Please keep coming back to keep...

    Terrific story. Please keep coming back to keep us updated!
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    The overall shape of the helmet/how it looks/fits...

    The overall shape of the helmet/how it looks/fits on your head is similar to the SpeedAir. I don't mind the plain styling, but I prefer larger vents.
  12. The ThinLine Trifecta will take a bridge shim....

    The ThinLine Trifecta will take a bridge shim. Pad is about $135 and shims another $25.

    If there's a big gap, the Cashel Swayback pad works well.
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    If it helps, my 2000 TrailEt New Yorker cost...

    If it helps, my 2000 TrailEt New Yorker cost $11,500 (new). Two horse straight-load with dressing room.
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    I haven't ridden in one, but have gone through an...

    I haven't ridden in one, but have gone through an in-store demo to see all the parts and how the pieces interchange. Very comfortable to sit in and the leather quality and workmanship is very good....
  15. Facebook group: Fans of flex panel saddles

    Facebook group: Fans of flex panel saddles
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    Welcome. :) Your enthusiasm is wonderful.

    Welcome. :) Your enthusiasm is wonderful.
  17. Lots of different consignment policies out there....

    Lots of different consignment policies out there.
    At the Farm House, we almost always get used saddles photographed and up on the site within 3-4 days. We require that they're dropped off clean to...
  18. Where are the new pics? Just FYI, Prestige...

    Where are the new pics?

    Just FYI, Prestige saddles are made on composite trees. They need to be heated to be altered. On the east coast, La Selleria (US distributor in NJ) has a machine. So does...
  19. I've read somewhere that the two kids involved...

    I've read somewhere that the two kids involved (the one who did the taping and the one who was asked to hand the trainer a different whip) have been banned from the facility.

    I'm very proud of the...
  20. Yes, you may bring your own food and drink. No...

    Yes, you may bring your own food and drink. No glass. GAS stoves allowed, but no open flames.
  21. Congratulations on your new job. :) Contact...

    Congratulations on your new job. :)

    Contact the folks at the Foothills Riding Club. They publish a directory with nearly 100 pages of barns, trainers, services, etc. in the area and I'm sure...
  22. It's much easier to judge saddle fit if the...

    It's much easier to judge saddle fit if the saddle is on, girthed, but without any padding between horse and saddle.

    In general, I like Prestige saddles for this type of back.

    Yes, tree is...
  23. Before you do any type of repair... If you...

    Before you do any type of repair...
    If you purchased them less than a year ago, return them to the retailer (or send pics) and ask them to contact Ariat. They're very good about replacing stuff...
  24. Patty Minter at Patusan Farm in Clarksburg is...

    Patty Minter at Patusan Farm in Clarksburg is within an hour, north of the city. Beautiful farm with indoor, outdoor, xc fences, trails, pasture and full board. Patty is a wonderful person and the...
  25. I agree you will be safer if you can find a...

    I agree you will be safer if you can find a professional willing to deal with this very dangerous issue. But if you can tell us more about the horse and what's happening when he chooses to rear, we...
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