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  1. Headed down to Ocala this weekend and next, Will...

    Headed down to Ocala this weekend and next, Will definitely do a trip in the 2'. Maybe 2. WHY BOTHER? Because I've been home working, horse has been in Florida and I haven't jumped it in a month....
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    There were 15 horses in the class, they each paid...

    There were 15 horses in the class, they each paid $50, with the $750 the class generated, how about giving a nice prize for first place.
  3. Hunter trainers with lesson programs on the North...

    Hunter trainers with lesson programs on the North Shore include Back Bay Farm in Ipswich (Robin Peterson) Evenstride in Byfield (the Laffeys).
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    [QUOTE 2) Can we promote local circuits so they...

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    2) Can we promote local circuits so they offer a good alternative, one that is affordable, safe, competitive, and conducive to good horsemanship? [/QUOTE]

    Of course we can, and the...
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    Here in the Northeast we are lucky to have a lot...

    Here in the Northeast we are lucky to have a lot of shows to choose from, but it's still very expensive. We have quite a few barns who offer 1 day Local and C rated shows (myself included). Average...
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    Spent $1400 to vet a gorgeous 17 Hand super quiet...

    Spent $1400 to vet a gorgeous 17 Hand super quiet WB looking TB. Flunked in every possible way. Spent $1400 to vet a gorgeous 3 year old WB. Passed with flying colors. Flawless in every possible...
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    I second Kareen. An FEI dressage trainer in my...

    I second Kareen. An FEI dressage trainer in my area uses her all the time and has several young ones in Germany with her, and every single one she has brought over is absolutely incredible. She is...
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    No. Former DH was kind enough to build a large...

    No. Former DH was kind enough to build a large barn from scratch with all the bells and whistles and we opted out for 3 reasons:
    1. It's a pain when it breaks
    2. You can't tell how much water a...
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    The Jumper Classic was originally scheduled for...

    The Jumper Classic was originally scheduled for July, but there was so much rain in New England around that time it was just too wet, so they moved it to the dates that Putnam Boston Jumper Classic...
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    We bought some cute 12'' gates last year. They...

    We bought some cute 12'' gates last year. They are super handy-you can put a rail on top to make a little 15'' jump for the short stirrup, put up for the 2 foot stuff, and then we "stack" them for...
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    Based on the number of scores below 50 with the...

    Based on the number of scores below 50 with the best horses and riders in the country, it's pretty challenging.
  12. Tell me about your indoor arena footing that you and your horse love to jump in

    We are re-doing the footing in our indoor and looking for recommendations. We are in the Northeast, but our arena is insulated and never freezes, so we can always water. High traffic ring- often...
  13. Pasture Board in Louisville/Lexington Area

    I will be traveling regularly to the Louisville area, so am thinking about moving my two pasture pets down there. I imagine it's less expensive than where I am in the Northeast, and I like the idea...
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    As a middle-aged working amateur, I am well aware...

    As a middle-aged working amateur, I am well aware of the "this is how many hours I put in at the office to spend 56 seconds in the ring" equation. And yes, A shows are staggeringly expensive, I...
  15. Try to go to a show where a rep from the company...

    Try to go to a show where a rep from the company is instead of having them done by a local tack shop.
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    If horses didn't like jumping they wouldn't do it.

    If horses didn't like jumping they wouldn't do it.
  17. What about Joe Forrest? He is great with young...

    What about Joe Forrest? He is great with young horses and does some AA shows.
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    Go for it. Trailers last forever if you buy a...

    Go for it. Trailers last forever if you buy a good one. It will pay for itself over time. And you will LOVE being able to finish your last class and hitting the road. We do some local shows where...
  19. What she said! After several years of putting my...

    What she said! After several years of putting my job and farm first, I decided to come to Ocala for the season and focus on improving my riding. Brought a horse down, plus leased another and have...
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    Is it black stirrups or black stirrup pads? Can...

    Is it black stirrups or black stirrup pads? Can you still use the grippy black pads?
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    Mountain Horse. So soft and comfy right from the...

    Mountain Horse. So soft and comfy right from the beginning and they look great. The leather is super soft, so they wear a little quickly, but for the price, who cares
  22. Need a lesson barn in Gainesville FL for a child

    Hi- Looking for a good lesson barn in Gainesville or nearby for my soon to be 4 year old pony obessed niece. Since I can't be a crazy pony mom, I am looking forward to being a crazy horse show...
  23. As an amateur exhibitor but also someone who...

    As an amateur exhibitor but also someone who secretaries shows, I agree the office should be as friendly and helpful as possible. That being said, there are definitely some days where it is harder...
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    Upon hearing that the horses were getting their...

    Upon hearing that the horses were getting their teeth done my husband responded "Oh good, they are awfully yellow, you should have them polished more often":D
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    There are lots of good stables within a...

    There are lots of good stables within a reasonable commute of London. I used to go over for business and hack in Windsor with a local stable near Bracknell (cannot remember the name of it!) I would...
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