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  1. Mattes, all the way.

    Mattes, all the way.
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    I luuuuuuurrve the KL Select and Red Barn...

    I luuuuuuurrve the KL Select and Red Barn bridles. I splurged and got my guy a RB 3 years ago, and after daily use all that time it is still more than nice enough to go to the fanciest of shows.
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    They'd better not!!!! Oddly enough, there are...

    They'd better not!!!! Oddly enough, there are rules that judges must abide by... they can't just dock you points because they want to. That's the whole basis of this discussion - it doesn't MATTER...
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    I have the same hair that MelanieC has, just in...

    I have the same hair that MelanieC has, just in blonde, so mine is FINE and thick and heavy and slippery. Most of the more reliable hair-taming contraptions out there will catch one or two teeny...
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    I have a K&M dressage (leather version of the...

    I have a K&M dressage (leather version of the Tgood), and it's one of the most comfortable saddles I've ever ridden in. Definitely the most comfortable I've owned. If you do get one, I would go for...
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    I love navy!! And you are seeing it much more...

    I love navy!! And you are seeing it much more often in the dressage ring these days. You don't have to get a navy helmet, the black looks great. However if you want to color coordinate, IRH makes...
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    ^^This^^ All three very nice brands with lots of...

    ^^This^^ All three very nice brands with lots of fitting options at exceptionally reasonable prices.
  8. Meh, it's just a song. I don't see why people...

    Meh, it's just a song. I don't see why people get so verklempt about it on a daily basis. I always try to be respectful, but I show my patriotism in other ways that I think are more meaningful. I...
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    The quality of the walk gait is always judged at...

    The quality of the walk gait is always judged at the free walk. The horse should use its entire body, swinging through its back. Look for a clear, even 4 beats with a large overstep... the lateral...
  10. Another vote for the Kent & Masters... hi-wither...

    Another vote for the Kent & Masters... hi-wither models are great for TBs, changeable gullet, velcro knee/thigh blocks, adjustable girthing. Get the "S" series for an upgrade in leather quality - it...
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    Generally speaking, I wouldn't even consider a...

    Generally speaking, I wouldn't even consider a schooling show that doesn't have "L" grads or higher for judges. I suppose MAYBE I would think about it if I was showing a greenbean that had zero show...
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    Is she straight/are you straight when attempting...

    Is she straight/are you straight when attempting to yield? It is very easy for a horse to get "stuck" in lateral movements, especially when learning them, because their body is not properly aligned....
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    Bitting for a newbie - help!

    Hi All,
    I'm looking to get my older TB back into some jumping, and I need some help choosing a slightly stronger bit. He has evented thru Prelim, but wasn't in great condition when I got him, so we...
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    Either Duett or a cob/broadback Thorowgood.

    Either Duett or a cob/broadback Thorowgood.
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    Two 20+yo geldings at my barn (including my own)...

    Two 20+yo geldings at my barn (including my own) started Previcox several months ago and are looking like a million bucks! They've both put on a lot of muscle in all the right places, and have had...
  16. Thread: Victory Canter

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    Another dissenting voice here - I've ordered from...

    Another dissenting voice here - I've ordered from them multiple times and don't think I had a single order without a problem. They are very slow to respond, and good luck if you need to exchange or...
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    Then I would say that either you've ridden very...

    Then I would say that either you've ridden very infrequently in those 25 years, or you don't know how to recognize a sore back ;)



    ^This^ My trainer has a mare who is both a...
  18. Well, you DO need to have some measure of uphill...

    Well, you DO need to have some measure of uphill balance before you can add impulsion. Otherwise you are just driving the horse down onto the forehand/running along in the gait. And just because...
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    Several people at my barn have purchased Duett...

    Several people at my barn have purchased Duett saddles within the last year for their wide, flat horses and have been extremely pleased with them.
  20. Thorowgood or Kent & Masters high wither.

    Thorowgood or Kent & Masters high wither.
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    6:30am, 11:30am, and 4:30pm, with extra hay in...

    6:30am, 11:30am, and 4:30pm, with extra hay in between feedings as needed.
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    I'm another K&M devotee... loveloveLOVE mine! ...

    I'm another K&M devotee... loveloveLOVE mine! Amazing fit for my horse, incredibly comfortable and functional for me, and it looks really sharp. :D Not sure they would be in the OP's price range...
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    I had a 17 inch prestige that fit like a roomy...

    I had a 17 inch prestige that fit like a roomy 17.5/small 18, and I ended up buying an 18 when I went to a different brand with a deeper seat that fits more true-to-size. Last time I checked...
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    Totally agree with this, only instead of Wintec I...

    Totally agree with this, only instead of Wintec I would strongly suggest Thorowgood. Wintecs have some issues with gullet shape and those CAIR panels can cause problems. When you are talking about...
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    My 22yo usually needs a more generous warm up (5...

    My 22yo usually needs a more generous warm up (5 mins of light lunging before I get on really helps), and I make sure to give him ample walk-out time, but that's about it. He's in better shape in...
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