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    Oops, I actually meant in the spring, not winter....

    Oops, I actually meant in the spring, not winter. I went with a bunch of eventer friends to Aiken last spring but was thinking Tryon might be fun this next year.

    equisusan- that is good news about...
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    Culpeper has this footing and I was packing my...

    Culpeper has this footing and I was packing my jumper's feet every night over the five days we were there last month. It's so hard, I felt like we were jumping on ground up asphalt- and it stings...
  3. I'm a fan of County for shark fins. I have a very...

    I'm a fan of County for shark fins. I have a very leggy TB with a monster shark fin and he goes very well in my Innovation, which was originally built for an earlier, leggy, shark finned TB.
  4. Bows are never a deal breaker for me- I've had...

    Bows are never a deal breaker for me- I've had two with them and they were both competitive jumping horses. He looks like a nice prospect for what you want to do if you have the time to put into him....
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    I only use wraps when one of my guys has a cut or...

    I only use wraps when one of my guys has a cut or is stocked up and his boots would exacerbate or irritate that, but when I do wrap I use the Equifit T-sport ones. They are somewhat fragile in terms...
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    Yeah, it is peas and carrots comparing a big A...

    Yeah, it is peas and carrots comparing a big A show to anything else, and while it is busy the general atmosphere back in the barns/tents is fairly calm. I think it is the schooling ring and the...
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    I will also add that I'd much rather see a pro...

    I will also add that I'd much rather see a pro riding a horse to get it less fizzy and more confident than a nervous ammy trying to do the same thing- especially if I have to share a schooling ring...
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    Not to sidetrack too much, but sometimes...

    Not to sidetrack too much, but sometimes nervousness appears a lot more randomly. I have a six year old jumper who has shown a good amount, but there are some venues that psych him out more than...
  9. The Herm Sprenger Duo is the nathe-ish bit that I...

    The Herm Sprenger Duo is the nathe-ish bit that I use for my TB eventer, and my friend's event horses, who run Training and Prelim, do all three phases in it. She throws anything new that comes into...
  10. I am so happy someone else said this about the...

    I am so happy someone else said this about the reins- it is a big honking deal for me if they aren't arranged properly. I don't know why, but there it is, and I'm ok with that.

    As I grew up...
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    Right? I was feeling bad about bringing my...

    Right? I was feeling bad about bringing my plastic box to schmancy pants AAA shows until I remembered I usually have to unload by myself. A handle and wheels? Yes, please!
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    I have had both of those above and the Husky is a...

    I have had both of those above and the Husky is a smidge more sturdy than the Stanley.

    I actually have a Husky in my trailer that I use for a show trunk- I had Smartpak make a custom cover for it...
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    It really is the only thing I don't like about...

    It really is the only thing I don't like about the lightweight stirrups, but I have tried to go back to the Fillis and I just can't do it. I ride two horses 5-6 days a week and after three days of...
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    I have the very light composite stirrups, which...

    I have the very light composite stirrups, which are unfortunately the only ones that allow me to ride without knee and ankle pain, and I lost both of mine after a mother of a chip at a show. I...
  15. So, it isn't a valid argument to use the...

    So, it isn't a valid argument to use the insurance rates, which should put that one to rest but probably won't.

    I don't care what other people do with their own heads. We Americans are very...
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    Dover sells the cheapy composite knock-offs- the...

    Dover sells the cheapy composite knock-offs- the Compositi- in a regular and a wide tread. I have the wide tread with the tiny amount of give in the footbed, through springs. These have been a...
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    I've seen a lot of the five-point breastplates,...

    I've seen a lot of the five-point breastplates, the ones eventers use for XC. Ear bonnets with bling. European-style jackets, and even some of the European, brightly-colored shirts, lots of Animo...
  18. If the horse is game and trainable, there are a...

    If the horse is game and trainable, there are a few different options they may want to try, as others have suggested. Jumper classes these days are available at all sorts of different heights....
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    Yeah, 8 isn't young for most horses, mentally. He...

    Yeah, 8 isn't young for most horses, mentally. He may be immature, but honestly, it sounds like he was in a regular program that suited his temperament and such and now he isn't. So you just need to...
  20. Thread: Ear Bonnets

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    Creative Seahorse (she has a FB page and one on...

    Creative Seahorse (she has a FB page and one on Etsy) is fabulous to deal with- she will make square edges, customize whatever you want, is not expensive, and has a lot of fun patterns.

    For...
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    I like sock bottoms (and I cannot lie). (sorry,...

    I like sock bottoms (and I cannot lie). (sorry, bad joke)

    I have both, but like Squirt I have bony little ankles and the velcro bottoms NEVER fit, so I have a lot of extra fabric- sort of like a...
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    From my own little vantage point (on a young...

    From my own little vantage point (on a young horse currently doing the Adults), I see the vast majority of jumpers at shows as pretty happy in their jobs. The lower level ones are often saintly...
  23. I have had to leave two trainers, both of whom I...

    I have had to leave two trainers, both of whom I was personally close to, and it was a trainwreck both times because of that aspect of it. However, I am now with a brilliant trainer who I ship over...
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    I would be fairly pissed off if my horse was sore...

    I would be fairly pissed off if my horse was sore for even a second after trims, much less a week. I often ride my two both right after they are trimmed and reshod. The last time a farrier made my...
  25. You can also look in the eventing world-...

    You can also look in the eventing world- sometimes there are horses who don't love XC the way they need to, have a bit too much hang time, etc., that will generally be substantially cheaper than...
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