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    For gloves, I think these SSG ones are the best...

    For gloves, I think these SSG ones are the best when it's really cold out: http://www.doversaddlery.com/ssg%C2%AE-winter-training-riding-gloves/p/X1-3901/

    When it's not quite as cold, I use...
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    Waterproofing turnout rugs

    I just opened up all my blankets that I brought to be cleaned/waterproofed after last season, and realized one of them didn't get re-waterproofed. The blanket cleaner is a 2 hour drive away, so I...
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    Yikes is right! I just looked up a few other...

    Yikes is right! I just looked up a few other videos and they're all the same...and all with a lot of rails. Looks pretty dangerous!
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    I didn't think of these, but another reason not...

    I didn't think of these, but another reason not to do it!
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    The Saddle Network vs. Insurance

    Eventing Nation had a post about the Saddle Network yesterday and I wanted to see all your thoughts on it. http://eventingnation.com/home/introducing-the-saddle-network.html I think it's a good...
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    Definitely Priceline it! I got a 4 star hotel...

    Definitely Priceline it! I got a 4 star hotel right next to the Metro on New Years Eve last year for $109 on Priceline!
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    I think much of it could be to do with bang for...

    I think much of it could be to do with bang for your buck. To look at it from another perspective, if I'm an ammie and am spending a lot of money and time to go to a really big show, I want to ride...
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    I think you've gotten plenty of great answers on...

    I think you've gotten plenty of great answers on this thread coming from a lot of different perspectives. Many event horses have solid changes, many don't. Horses are marketed so that they get the...
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    To your last point, not at all. I expect them to...

    To your last point, not at all. I expect them to be the same, that's why I made the comparison of most lower level event horses with most ammie hunters because they would have similar pilots. ...
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    I could make the same argument that the fact that...

    I could make the same argument that the fact that most ammie hunter horses don't have a balanced counter canter, or a counter canter at all for that matter. Why don't most hunters have a balanced...
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    As faybe said, the footing was actually very...

    As faybe said, the footing was actually very good...surprisingly good! It helped that in anticipation, they spread blue stone over the grass about 15 ft. before and after most of the fences to help...
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    I ordered a bunch of stuff, but my favorite by...

    I ordered a bunch of stuff, but my favorite by far is the Pro Tec riding rug http://www.horze.com/Horze-ProTrek-Riding-Rug/24323,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_24323_color=BL&start=3&cgid=Riding-blankets. ...
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    Ok, thanks for the replies! One more...

    Ok, thanks for the replies! One more question...is it reasonable in a half lease situation where the person only rides 3 days/week to require weekly lessons? What's the normal protocol for this? ...
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    How much for a 1/2 lease?

    What is the going rate these days for a half, on farm lease? Half of board/farrier? Other? I haven't leased a horse for probably 15 years so have no idea!

    Background: I'm considering leasing...
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    I ordered a bunch of stuff yesterday, so will...

    I ordered a bunch of stuff yesterday, so will report back with a review :)

    I just got a "thank you for registering" email from them, and at the bottom of the email it says "You are also entered in...
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    I have the dressage style and use it with both my...

    I have the dressage style and use it with both my dressage and jump saddle. My jump saddle is an 18" with extra forward flaps, and it fits fine because the pad itself is so long.
  17. Where exactly are you looking in Area II? Are...

    Where exactly are you looking in Area II? Are you looking for an on farm or off farm lease? Full or half?
  18. Ok, thanks for the feedback! I found it strange...

    Ok, thanks for the feedback! I found it strange that the farm doesn't have a website and there isn't much info out there.
  19. Anyone ride with Ron Zohar in Medfield MA?

    I'm interested in finding out more about Ron as a trainer and his facilities. He was recommended by an acquaintance, but I can't find much info online regarding his barn (Shining Valley Farm),...
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    I read the article last night after reading much...

    I read the article last night after reading much of this thread yesterday. I thought the article was in pretty poor taste. Granted, much of it was true regarding the performance and disappointment...
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    I agree with the above posters that it is totally...

    I agree with the above posters that it is totally dependent on the horse. If it's a low level event and she goes better getting a lot of work, I'd try this first one just with your regular routine,...
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    WRT bit converters, they have their time and...

    WRT bit converters, they have their time and place. To use a pelham effectively, the reins need to be positioned in your hands pretty precisely so that you have the correct weight in the top and...
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    It is legal. In that description, they refer to...

    It is legal. In that description, they refer to that center piece as a "roller", but it is actually just a link and does not move. So it's basically just a french link w/ a different metal for the...
  24. I tend to agree with you. I don't think really...

    I tend to agree with you. I don't think really there was anything wrong with her comments, and I know she was trying to be funny, but I'm sure she works very hard so to make light of it is a bit...
  25. Riding with the Stars!!!! :D Each week they'd...

    Riding with the Stars!!!! :D

    Each week they'd have to master a different type of riding... dressage, show jumping, eventing, hunter, mounted games, endurance, side saddle, vaulting (!),...
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