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    I've also owned both. I have had a few different...

    I've also owned both. I have had a few different iterations of the T Boots and they simply don't hold up as well as the Eskadrons. As everyone else has mentioned they also collect sand.

    I like...
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    I'm happy that he has his changes- that is really...

    I'm happy that he has his changes- that is really good news. Often those 1.8m jumpers don't have them yet.
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    Oops, unclear phrasing. The BO is the one who...

    Oops, unclear phrasing. The BO is the one who used the picture to market the operation, not a boarder.
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    The reasoning escaped me so I thought I would see...

    The reasoning escaped me so I thought I would see what other people thought. Now I have, and I see the rationale for this type of rule. I'm feeling sort of naive right now, I admit- none of the above...
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    Good points, everyone. On the other hand,...

    Good points, everyone.

    On the other hand, this same person posted a screenshot of a boarder's horse jumping and used it to advertise the barn and the BO's training, even though the BO had no part...
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    Interesting replies. Well, I can see the...

    Interesting replies. Well, I can see the reasoning in the examples given, but I'm not sure any of it applies here. On the other hand, misuse of social media is absolutely a potential liability to a...
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    Barn doesn't allow videoing?

    I used to board at a barn that I left for a myriad of reasons and I'm now at a great place. I learned recently through the grapevine that there is a new policy of no videoing allowed during a lesson,...
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    I agree- it is important for most horses to not...

    I agree- it is important for most horses to not be cold when they go in. But it really depends on the horse, the height of the jumps, and the pre-jumping flatwork, I think. My horse gets supple...
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    I've never liked jumping a lot of jumps in warm...

    I've never liked jumping a lot of jumps in warm up, on any of my horses, from hunters as a kid to jumpers now. It just seems like spending their energy for no reason instead of saving it for the...
  10. Thread: Barn Rules

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    Poll: I've never been at a barn with a "no jumping...

    I've never been at a barn with a "no jumping without a trainer" rule, and I couldn't be at one now because I don't board with my trainer (plus it would tick me off :lol:). Different rules make sense...
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    Yeah, I don't think there is a need for pearl...

    Yeah, I don't think there is a need for pearl clutching about horse welfare. The courses were not representative of what we usually see. These fences are definitely less dangerous in structure than...
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    Yep, it all depends on....well, all sorts of...

    Yep, it all depends on....well, all sorts of things! Your comfort level, how the horse moves, how it is built, what you are doing, your own conformation, the horse's conformation- everything!

    I...
  13. I think that if everything is fully disclosed...

    I think that if everything is fully disclosed then clients are able to make an informed choice- and that is the way to go, like Jsalem does it. Where I have been ticked off is when I have gotten...
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    Sounds like a good plan! I hope it goes well! ...

    Sounds like a good plan! I hope it goes well!

    I really don't understand why people cannot separate out the difference between someone complaining about paying certain show fees to their trainer...
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    It seems really up for grabs- my large, round WB...

    It seems really up for grabs- my large, round WB hated the TSF I bought for my jumping saddle, and my friend's narrow TB hated the one she bought for her dressage and monoflap jumping saddles. I also...
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    I am with Lord Helpus- I couldn't afford to show...

    I am with Lord Helpus- I couldn't afford to show much if I had to pay any of those fees, so they all sound high to me!

    But it is relative- I have my own rig, I don't need anyone else to school my...
  17. I ride and show in the Tuff Rider Sierra...

    I ride and show in the Tuff Rider Sierra breeches. They are under $70, and you can usually buy them for even less. They are the only ones other than Pikeur$ that fit me well, and they are great. I do...
  18. I ride with mine at least 3 or 4 longer for...

    I ride with mine at least 3 or 4 longer for flatwork on my young one. My trainer is very dressage-focused, and trains in a more German or Dutch way than American, but he has me jack up my stirrups...
  19. I don't know if you are up to trying this but I...

    I don't know if you are up to trying this but I dyed both my show bridles and my girths using warmed olive oil and a pastry brush. One coat, let sit, another coat, let sit, rub off excess, and Bob's...
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    I am not a breeder, I am a rider, but I have long...

    I am not a breeder, I am a rider, but I have long been interested in this subject. I have a TB and I have a WB, and I feel like the two of them exemplify many of the good and bad stereotypes of both...
  21. Can you forget about cantering for a while until...

    Can you forget about cantering for a while until she is stronger and steadier at the trot? It's often easier for them to canter when they are unfit. Lots of cavaletti- raised, not just poles on the...
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    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in...

    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in the ad or the seller is delusional. I vote mistake.
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    The old style is designed to be right below the...

    The old style is designed to be right below the cheekbone. The new style goes more in the middle of the cheekbone, so either type should be comfortable if it is positioned correctly.

    I prefer the...
  24. It's a tool and as others have said, should be...

    It's a tool and as others have said, should be used knowledgeably and judiciously. I do think less bit and better flatwork is a good first default choice, but I've used just about every type of bit...
  25. I was going to add what the last poster on the...

    I was going to add what the last poster on the previous page said: shorten your stirrups when you jump! My trainer has me put my flatting stirrups up 4 holes sometimes on my guy. I do the jumpers and...
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