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    The place I use requires blankets to be clean...

    The place I use requires blankets to be clean before drop off. She has a handy arrangement with the nice local tack shop who is her drop off and pick up point. Cash only on collection.

    And of...
  2. I took on a big framed warmblood who was rather...

    I took on a big framed warmblood who was rather poor, about 6 weeks ago. He's really starting to pick up weight and condition now with good hay (grass/alfalfa mix) and a breakfast of a pound of...
  3. Thread: Saddle pad size

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    It really depends on the saddle... with upswept...

    It really depends on the saddle... with upswept panels, you might get away with it, but with broader panels, like my Trilogy or my Custom Advantage, I have to go for bigger. Get the actual...
  4. Thread: Retraining my body

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    Make it easier for yourself by making sure your...

    Make it easier for yourself by making sure your saddle not only fits your horse, but fits and is correctly balanced for you too. That's what made all the difference to me. I used to see myself in...
  5. They make excellent cat bed liners... Usually,...

    They make excellent cat bed liners...

    Usually, if they are favorites, when they get holes in them or get frayed round the edges.

    I'm trying to switch to all white for ease of laundering. I'm...
  6. Thread: Subaru's

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    We had 4 in a row between us, I had 3 and my...

    We had 4 in a row between us, I had 3 and my husband had 1. My first two were really great cars, good in snow, etc., etc.,. DH bought the turbo. It was royal fun to drive, until the turbo exploded...
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    I had a saddle made by Matt--I had very specific...

    I had a saddle made by Matt--I had very specific requirements for an English saddle to trail ride in--I wore the one I brought with me from England out, and I was darned if I could find one in the...
  8. I have the laying on your back kind on Tuesday. ...

    I have the laying on your back kind on Tuesday. Not exactly looking forward to it, but my doc has given menthe good drugs and my DH is forewarned that he will be doing chauffeur duty. If it finds...
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    After a visit to my doctor today, I am scheduled...

    After a visit to my doctor today, I am scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday.

    I've ridden in pain for the last 9 months, on and off, after rather too strenuously avoiding falling off and feeling...
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    I've lived here for 20 years now. I live up in...

    I've lived here for 20 years now. I live up in Summit County but I own a small business in Salt Lake.

    I don't think I've ever been approached by anyone except a Jehovah's Witness since I've...
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    Tied my horse more firmly to the trailer whilst I...

    Tied my horse more firmly to the trailer whilst I was changing so I didn't end up chasing the old fool across the showgrounds in my undies...
  12. Poll: This time, my trainer sent me to look at a...

    This time, my trainer sent me to look at a specific horse that she knew and that she thought would be perfect for me, that happened to become available at the time I had the need.

    I went and...
  13. Thread: saddle squeak

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    I used the talc, because it was what I had lying...

    I used the talc, because it was what I had lying around...

    The layer of hardened oil just rubbed off with some warm soapy water. Weird. It was like washing a cricket bat.

    Don't be over-oiling...
  14. Thread: saddle squeak

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    Tnavas for the win. I gave it a few good...

    Tnavas for the win. I gave it a few good spongings with dishsoap, rinsed it, dried it, doused it in baby powder, and we have silence... little poufs of white powder, but silence.

    Thank you!
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    We do not leave the cross ties without a...

    We do not leave the cross ties without a sugarlump... (I know, I know... spoiled rotten.. )
  16. Thread: saddle squeak

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    Tree is new, but I will get it checked out. The...

    Tree is new, but I will get it checked out. The sound is distinctly reproduceable by rubbing the flaps together.
  17. Thread: saddle squeak

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    That's what I had pondered , Drive NJ. I will...

    That's what I had pondered , Drive NJ. I will give it a go.
  18. Thread: saddle squeak

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    saddle squeak

    This is a new to me Custom Saddlery Advantage, one of the pre-monoflap ones.

    As far as I can tell, the underside of the padded flap is rubbing/sticking on the knee roll and making this loud noise...
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    I think you'd be hard pushed to find one that...

    I think you'd be hard pushed to find one that isn't in the elite leather, to be honest. I'm not sure I've ever seen one in the "normal" leather.

    I have an Amadeo Elite. Lovely, balanced...
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    It's not the lactose that's the problem, it's the...

    It's not the lactose that's the problem, it's the milk protein.
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    I'm in the same boat. I haven't found an...

    I'm in the same boat. I haven't found an adequate cheese substitute, I'm afraid. I do miss cheese.

    The "butter" substitute upset my tum rather dramatically, so watch out for that!

    I use a...
  22. Thread: Jodhpurs

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    You need your jodphurs to have strapping all the...

    You need your jodphurs to have strapping all the way down to the cuff if you want to prevent pinching.

    That is such a practical garb for hot summer hacking! Much cooler than tall boots or half...
  23. Thread: Poll: Riding Alone

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    Poll: I trail ride alone, but I make sure I've got my...

    I trail ride alone, but I make sure I've got my cell attached to me and that someone at least knows I'm out, if not the general direction I've gone in.
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    Building the top line

    I have a new horse in my care. He's a big 12 y.o. warmblood--a good 17 hands and looks as long as a bus at the moment as he's more than a bit on the light side.

    I'm pretty happy we've got his...
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    The ECP 4 pocket with sheepskin is a nice pad. ...

    The ECP 4 pocket with sheepskin is a nice pad. However, I've finally admitted I'm asking a bit much from a pad, so I've just sprung for a saddle with a narrower tree..

    Ah well, it's only money.
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