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  1. Just remembered that Smith Worthington offers...

    Just remembered that Smith Worthington offers extended stirrup bars on some of their saddles, and will also install them on other saddles. I have never ridden in any of their saddles, but the brand...
  2. The Thornhill looks to have a curvier tree based...

    The Thornhill looks to have a curvier tree based on promotional photos. I have never seen one in person to confirm this suspicion, as the horse I was saddle-shopping for at the time got sold.

    The...
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    Def right hind. Not a mild lameness. :-( Fingers...

    Def right hind. Not a mild lameness. :-(
    Fingers crossed the vet finds something straightforward tomorrow.
  4. I'm sure this situation has been frustrating for...

    I'm sure this situation has been frustrating for you, but I don't see how video from 2 years ago can say anything about how your horse is/might be moving now, nor about what vets/judges saw at the...
  5. I also trialed one of the Test Ride saddles from...

    I also trialed one of the Test Ride saddles from VTO Saddlery. I think the website comments the OP is concerned about refer to their NON-Test Ride saddles. In other words, order one of those...
  6. Meant to add that I have used rubber martingale...

    Meant to add that I have used rubber martingale rings and running martingale rein stops as stirrup bar spacers. Works fine, but you want to make sure there's enough extra space on the bar.
  7. The forward balance saddles (e.g. Vega, Prestige)...

    The forward balance saddles (e.g. Vega, Prestige) work best for me, with jumping saddles at least. I still need models/versions with a custom extra-forward extra-long flap, but it is the basic...
  8. This sounds like a serious injury waiting to...

    This sounds like a serious injury waiting to happen. If you cannot control the horse with a chain over the nose at end of the line, IMO there is no point in working this horse on the lunge until you...
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    All of my shod horses live in the Davis velcro...

    All of my shod horses live in the Davis velcro boots 24/7. This has been the case for years, involving a wide variety of horses, and I have never seen a single pastern rub. For me they offer the best...
  10. You find it puzzling that someone is asking...

    You find it puzzling that someone is asking strangers questions on an internet forum? I find that rather puzzling myself! ;-)
    I will be doing all of the riding and training. I ride green youngsters...
  11. Thanks for your comments. I agree completely...

    Thanks for your comments. I agree completely about the possibility of pain/discomfort playing a role, and plan to look closely for this as we get to know one another.
  12. Yes he is hot, but not a puller from what I've...

    Yes he is hot, but not a puller from what I've seen of him prior to or with the recent rider. In the videos I've seen the rider was not hanging on the horse's mouth between fences or on the approach,...
  13. No, unfortunately. Have very little info aside...

    No, unfortunately. Have very little info aside from the fact that the previous rider didn't want to continue with the horse due to his inconsistent show performance. There was also some suggestion of...
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    +100 my number one thought. Especially if your...

    +100 my number one thought. Especially if your footing at home is soft and footing elsewhere is firmer. Even more so if the problem is getting gradually worse over time. This can be the issue even if...
  15. Experienced jumper now chipping frequently - thoughts on correcting?

    I am about to start riding a 10-year-old trained gelding that has jumped well and consistently in the past. Horse has done both mid-level jumpers and lower-level eventing; for the past 6 months has...
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    These threads are always interesting because...

    These threads are always interesting because everyone speaks through the filter of their own personal experiences. Please don't take it personally - none of us out here in the interwebs can see your...
  17. Thread: Fly Bonnets

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    I would not personally buy a blingy bonnet, nor...

    I would not personally buy a blingy bonnet, nor pay more than $30 for any bonnet. But I am a cheapskate, so def not your target market.
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    I have been a bit interested in this saddle, if...

    I have been a bit interested in this saddle, if you mean the one that looks like a Butet copy. With respect to the original problem, did you mean that the metal of the stirrup bar was insufficiently...
  19. I tried a Kent and Masters S-series jump saddle...

    I tried a Kent and Masters S-series jump saddle last year. It was not a good fit for me or my horse. Flaps not forward enough for me (long femur), balance point too far rearward for me, tree not...
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    +1 a bit of veg oil works fine, is cheap, and...

    +1 a bit of veg oil works fine, is cheap, and won't taste bad to your horse.
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    I don't really see that he's terribly "tied-in at...

    I don't really see that he's terribly "tied-in at the knee". In the second pic it looks like he has a bowed tendon - if so, that would be a much bigger consideration for me.
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    Love this thread, because loads of photos of pro...

    Love this thread, because loads of photos of pro riders on high level horses show the saddle positioned well forward of what is typically recommended! For fun I once googled "dressage grand prix"...
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    If you do not consistently enjoy your lessons and...

    If you do not consistently enjoy your lessons and see benefit from them in your own riding and your horse's performance, you should find a trainer that can help you to do as many of those things as...
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    +1 that transitions can be counter-productive in...

    +1 that transitions can be counter-productive in a hot horse, though I think we can hold a trained horse to a much higher standard in that respect. If you really think she may be unbalanced enough to...
  25. Super-cute, but looks off behind.

    Super-cute, but looks off behind.
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