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    I can't speak for Newark so much, but big horse...

    I can't speak for Newark so much, but big horse country is definitely nearby! Fair Hill, MD is a mecca for eventers and you are close to southern Chester County (huge horse country in all...
  2. Do you need housing/compensation/board? Or are...

    Do you need housing/compensation/board? Or are you in a good financial position in which you can afford to take the time and learn without worry about the compensation, you just need a good...
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    I agree with a large portion of advice that says...

    I agree with a large portion of advice that says seek a trainer etc, so I won't add more there other than to say that I suspect that even though she may be sweet and friendly on the ground, she may...
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    I'm glad you posted the video, because it really...

    I'm glad you posted the video, because it really presents a different picture. What I see is the rider not following the horse with her body and hands over the jump, snapping back to too early, not...
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    In college I had two separate experiences. The...

    In college I had two separate experiences. The first was great. The college had built a lovely and surely expensive large, brand new, high end facility complete with large indoor. Many horses were...
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    Two suggestions for nice facilities in the...

    Two suggestions for nice facilities in the Malvern area. Both will be under the 1k range for basic full care.

    Reinbow's End Farm attends both rated/CCHSA shows with great success. Board will be...
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    What is your price range/farm spec...

    What is your price range/farm spec requirements/level of riding/showing interest? I may be able to make some suggestions in the area.
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    Is Malvern a reasonable driving distance for you...

    Is Malvern a reasonable driving distance for you if you live in Ardmore?
  9. My issue is that a lot of people loosely...

    My issue is that a lot of people loosely interpret the words "intermediate" and "experienced" rider.

    There are 14 year olds who can ride the pants off of any adult out there, and then there are 14...
  10. I have to say that it is my experience selling a...

    I have to say that it is my experience selling a very nice green horse that I've gotten plenty of kids or adults whose parents/trainers/etc say they are a great rider and "a green horse would be fine...
  11. Let me put it this way. I am barn shopping right...

    Let me put it this way. I am barn shopping right now. If I or anyone I know comes to your barn and either sees this horse being ridden being obviously lame or knows for a fact that horses in your...
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    This describes the horse that I was referring to....

    This describes the horse that I was referring to. Said mare was inconsistent in temperament, and senstive/tense in the tack. You had to ask her JUST RIGHT and just overall couldn't relax. I had...
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    I had one that I started that came from a...

    I had one that I started that came from a background of sitting in the field for a while. I think she had inconsistent training/handling. She was very friendly and agreeable, but the kind that if...
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    For me personally, the Pipers are a hair higher...

    For me personally, the Pipers are a hair higher in the rise than the Trophy Hunters, but not significantly. Maybe there is an inch difference?
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    They probably run a touch long but they fit me...

    They probably run a touch long but they fit me well, but I would say the length for me is maybe about 1-2" longer than my TS. They still fall above my ankle, but it is hard to tell with my socks on....
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    New Smartpak Piper Show Breeches (Review)

    Hi all!

    I bought a bunch of Pipers during the sale and when I had to return a pair, I couldn't help myself but to exchange them for the new side zip show breeches! ...
  17. I second a lot of people's suggestions of start...

    I second a lot of people's suggestions of start out with some schooling shows to get her practiced at being off the property and jumping at an appropriate height for her training level. Did I miss a...
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    I wrote a long thoughtful post that somehow got...

    I wrote a long thoughtful post that somehow got deleted. But in summary:

    1. I had a horse with chronic lymes and when they had the lymes episode, they were different on the ground as well as...
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    I zone 2 I would agree with this. If the horse...

    I zone 2 I would agree with this. If the horse is in category #2 and is EASY I would say 25-35k.
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    Depending on her reading level, I read those...

    Depending on her reading level, I read those books more around middle school 11-14 age, so might be a bit young.
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    Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen and its sequels:...

    Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen and its sequels:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/riding-lessons-sara-gruen/1100615959?ean=9780061241086

    Seabiscuit:...
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    I was going to suggest this. If you are a...

    I was going to suggest this. If you are a Smartpak customer you get 10% off and free shipping on sized items. They come to around $72. For the price I have yet to find a better schooling breech. ...
  23. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling confident! But...

    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling confident! But it sounds like you know the answer. Get a trainer with a quality made horse and tell them about your confidence problems. Also... there is no rule...
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    In the same zone as vxf111... for example I...

    In the same zone as vxf111... for example I bought for under 5k a green broke 3yo WBX that was green broke to ride after sitting in a field. She had some lunging and groundwork done at 2.5-3 but...
  25. A lot of suggestions I agree with (waterford,...

    A lot of suggestions I agree with (waterford, pelham etc). I would also do some reading up on the Myler bits, possibly the ones with hooks. They come in different levels, I use the Level 1 confort...
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