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  1. As a boarder I really appreciated decent sized...

    As a boarder I really appreciated decent sized lockers (also makes the barn look neater if everyone's stuff is stored out of plain sight and in uniform lockers) and good places to tack up (prefer...
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    Eggbut french link. I have a couple of Stubben...

    Eggbut french link. I have a couple of Stubben ones the horses seem to really like.
  3. As others have said, you have to be the right...

    As others have said, you have to be the right kind of rider (able to work on things on your own and independently structure you rides and problem solve), but I think you also need to have the right...
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    Not refunding the stall and admin fees is usually...

    Not refunding the stall and admin fees is usually pretty standard in my experience. I was actually shocked when I had a show once refund my stall fees (was a non-profit/club run show at a facility...
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    I have been super happy with these:...

    I have been super happy with these: http://www.macwet.com/products/buy-climatec-long.php

    While not waterproof per se, they stay warm when wet. I ride in them up to -20C and have yet to have cold...
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    I have the memory foam version

    I have the memory foam version
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    I needed room in my tack room so i put it in my...

    I needed room in my tack room so i put it in my trunk outside (Canadian prairies). It wasn't ice hard, but like a well frozen gel pack. Definitely a different consistency.

    Mine was custom ordered...
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    It's gorgeous but to be honest, I don't love...

    It's gorgeous but to be honest, I don't love mine. Compared to my sheepskin half pad, I find it too springy and I feel it really sits me up on top of the horse instead of making feel wrapped around...
  9. What great ideas!

    What great ideas!
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    I wouldn't be so quick to rule out an older...

    I wouldn't be so quick to rule out an older broodmare. I know a fair few breeders in my area and many of their broodmares are broodmares because they are breeders, not riders. Sure some are...
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    ride a plan

    Besides all the advice already given, I would say practice riding a plan. I like to make a really good plan for my jump of when I walk ie. turn inside this jump, hug that standard, angle this jump,...
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    Thanks for the input! And wow Punkie, what a...

    Thanks for the input! And wow Punkie, what a great tack room!

    We're planning one wall of saddles and bridles and girths. Thinking of a shelf above the bridles for helmets, spurs etc.

    On the...
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    What's in your tack room?

    Hi all,
    We are in the process of finishing our tack room and have a good idea as to what we want but I thought I'd reach out to fellow COTHers for their thoughts. We show h/j and have a small...
  14. Thread: Canada Questions

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    When we dealt with horses sold from Canada to the...

    When we dealt with horses sold from Canada to the US, we needed health papers and coggins. They were done by our local vet and signed by the CFIA vet. We've done it twice (with two different local...
  15. I second the cheap fuzzy girths, but if you're...

    I second the cheap fuzzy girths, but if you're looking for a belly girth, I recommend eBay. I have bought both a Childeric and a Beval (both VERY lightly used) from eBay for less than $150.
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    We have an NT Deluxe and it's awesome. I have a...

    We have an NT Deluxe and it's awesome. I have a lonely calf skin Devocoux too but I find I actually ride better in the Stubben, it feels really well balanced and I feel secure and effective.

    Only...
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    I know people who have used John Parker Intl to...

    I know people who have used John Parker Intl to get horses to Canada
  18. Thread: Pan Am coverage?

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    Pan Am coverage?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows if eventing coverage from the Pan Ams will be available live for Canadian residents?

    Thanks
  19. Armstrong (KWPN) anyone know much about him?

    Hi,
    We have a AES mare out of an Armstrong (KWPN) mare and I was wondering if anyone can tell me anything about him?

    Cheers
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    Down! (and some different clothes)

    I have one of these too, and it's great!! My husband found a similar thin Smartwool toque he wears under his helmet.

    I wear a down coat on top of everything which is lightweight. I second the...
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    I think so

    We live in Canada and I can get him through a couple of places dealing in Team Nijhof semen.
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    Which issue of COTH?

    Can someone tell me which issue of COTH the story was in?

    Thanks
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    I have a Beval one I love. Have had it since...

    I have a Beval one I love. Have had it since 2003 on a horse that is pretty hard on it and looks great. I personally like the strap and stud closure it has to connect to a martingale best (no need...
  24. Thread: Tack shops in NY

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    Hmm, that doesn't sound too promising!

    Hmm, that doesn't sound too promising!
  25. Thread: Tack shops in NY

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    Tack shops in NY

    Hi all,
    I'm going to New York City this August and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good tack shop?

    Looking for anything in particular to buy, more to browse.

    Thanks!
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