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  1. I grew up on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley. It...

    I grew up on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley. It has always been my dream to get married on our farm. My mom was like Martha Stewart with landscaping. Our house actually sat on top of the mountain...
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    As suggested below, I would try a variety of...

    As suggested below, I would try a variety of saddles to really see what fits both. I will say that I am not as tall as you but have a very long femur. I actually had purchased a saddle, custom, a...
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    I have both the front zip and back zip. I had...

    I have both the front zip and back zip.

    I had the toughest time with the back zip. Ironically enough when I first tried them on it took the attempt of two people and it just wouldn't go over my...
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    I'm a Project Analyst for a top 5 CRO (Clinical...

    I'm a Project Analyst for a top 5 CRO (Clinical Research Organization). I financially manage multi-million dollar clinical trials across the globe.

    Went to school for Business Management and got...
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    This was my first year doing USEF sanctioned...

    This was my first year doing USEF sanctioned shows and wouldn't you know I got tested at my first one. I had no problem with it. the tester came up to me after I had just completed a class and told...
  6. I've run across this feeling many times...

    I've run across this feeling many times throughout many local shows in VA. I am with you finally feeling confident to show the 1.0m classes and its hard to be competitive at local shows. So much so...
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    Sprucing up a show coat

    So while I LOVE the Grand Prix jackets, there is just no way I can afford anything like that at this point. So my question is, has anyone taken a show coat and added pipping and color for a bit of...
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    I have the same issue you have. I have a fairly...

    I have the same issue you have. I have a fairly long femur. I am 5'7 but have the same problems with saddles. I got a Stubben Roxanne 2 years ago and loved it. It fit my horse wonderfully and at the...
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    Bunch of enablers all of you! :p After reading...

    Bunch of enablers all of you! :p

    After reading this thread yesterday I immediately went and bought some Higher Standards leather care (got the vanilla lavender scent)!! :) Excited to have it...
  10. Horsehal301 - yes that is a big "I don't know" in...

    Horsehal301 - yes that is a big "I don't know" in my book that crazy shipping!! I keep hoping that maybe someone on Etsy would start making them, probably find a solid market for it!

    My Ogilvy pad...
  11. Shedrow Memory Foam pad covers for Oglivy pads?

    So I bought an Oglivy pad and LOVE it but really want to save the current cover for shows and find something for schooling, and maybe even a cheaper way to change the covers for my shows. I know I...
  12. Breastplates and the differences...

    So did some research and couldn't really find the answer I was looking for, more opinions on what everyone liked. So I thought I'd ask now.

    What are the differences between the following:
    3-point...
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    No experience with Mikmar Comfort Girth either...

    No experience with Mikmar Comfort Girth either but my jumper loves to blow up when putting his belly guard on. I actually really like one I got of Schneiders. Found it to be a great deal for the...
  14. I love the M. Toulouse leathers. They go great...

    I love the M. Toulouse leathers. They go great with my Voltaire and are super soft and durable and stay under the $100 price tag!
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    I am actually in the exact same position as you!!...

    I am actually in the exact same position as you!! Well the horse changing shape part. I have been riding in a Stubben Roxanne for the last 2 years and LOVED it but as my horses body has change so has...
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    I used it for a month, but more to clean out his...

    I used it for a month, but more to clean out his system and get everything back to normal levels. My boy at the time was severely underweight, Anemic and malnourished. It worked great to get his...
  17. For me (Jumper land) I love the Smartpak Piper...

    For me (Jumper land) I love the Smartpak Piper breeches, though my white pair are Ariats. As for show coats I have the Horseware Competition coat in Navy and an RJ classics charcoal coat.

    For any...
  18. Thanks fordtraktor! I definitely looked at the...

    Thanks fordtraktor! I definitely looked at the website, but Ill look at those specific saddles!

    I am back in my older Stubben, an Artus, which is a 17.5 seat and I would be completely content...
  19. Since everyone loves another saddle thread....looking for options in a price range...

    Okay so I have been a Stubben lover through and through and if I had the money I would upgrade to a newer one that would fit what I do, Jumpers, but alas I am not in the financial position at this...
  20. I'd have to say the zipper route as well. There...

    I'd have to say the zipper route as well. There is no way I could get a pull on on my left ankle. Both pairs I have have the zippers and is a life safer!
  21. My now retired TB has one, its a grade 3. Did...

    My now retired TB has one, its a grade 3. Did just about every discipline until he was 25 (jumping then too) and never had a problem with it. Definitely not something that I would be concerned about...
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    My last fall involved a bucking bronco in which I...

    My last fall involved a bucking bronco in which I thought I could hold on and get my balance but resigned myself to the fall. I believe I said something along the lines of " Well hell...." and just...
  23. This is where the difference between a hard eye...

    This is where the difference between a hard eye and a soft eye come into play (at least in my experience). A hard eye is the focal point to which you are looking at directly and a soft eye is your...
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    I think that is terrible and would be annoyed as...

    I think that is terrible and would be annoyed as well

    While email and texting are nice things to have people are so overly dependent on them. I mean in all seriousness how long does it take to...
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    Darn missed the sale! Yeah they are fantastic and...

    Darn missed the sale! Yeah they are fantastic and I have also had the same experience with the heritage ones as well. They feel like they are SUPER low-rise! Enjoy! :D
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