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  1. Emailing stallion owner as a prospective breeding client

    I am looking to breed my mare next spring. I'm an amateur owner who's handling most of the legwork with the breeding contract, etc. with some arm's-length assistance from my trainer and vet.
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  2. Thread: WEG team?

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    McLain Ward, @KentFarrington, Lucy Davis, and...

    McLain Ward, @KentFarrington, Lucy Davis, and Beezie Madden.

    The Hermes U.S. Show Jumping Team for #WEG2014 ???? http://ow.ly/AiGWh
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    ETA: Oops, sorry Secret...
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    Ice boots, Sore No More liniment, standing wraps...

    Ice boots, Sore No More liniment, standing wraps any time we do an excessive amount of work/at shows.

    For reference, horse is a 13 y/o 1.20-1.30 jumper with 9 consecutive show seasons under her...
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    I'm also confused. I was sure that 18 was the...

    I'm also confused. I was sure that 18 was the last FEI eligible year. I was just at Spruce for Summer Series and talked with some people who are pretty in the know who were lamenting that it would be...
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    I'm not sure which Equifits you have, but I have...

    I'm not sure which Equifits you have, but I have these (with snaps):
    http://www.equifit.net/products/t-boot-originals
    and put them through the washing machine probably once every two weeks. I...
  6. It's pacific. 45 minutes out.

    It's pacific. 45 minutes out.
  7. Agreed with the above. To me, a horse that jumps...

    Agreed with the above. To me, a horse that jumps hard really pats the ground in front - i.e., sets itself up very sharply and launches itself off the ground quickly and with great force. They can...
  8. It will depend a bit on your local show, but the...

    It will depend a bit on your local show, but the lines in pony-specific classes should be set according to USEF's prescribed pony distances, as found here:...
  9. Thread: Buying horses

    by goodlife
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    When you say "big leagues", how big are you...

    When you say "big leagues", how big are you talking? Because I'm pretty sure that pony is never going to jump a grand prix.
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    Be very careful in circling through the middle if...

    Be very careful in circling through the middle if there are jumps in the ring. I always try to make a mental note of which horse/rider combination belongs to which trainer/groom on the ground, so I...
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    I did the equitation with cheese grater stirrup...

    I did the equitation with cheese grater stirrup pads, penalty-free. The trick is to get a set of pliers and really meld them into the Fillis iron once you pop them in. It stops the clanging noise...
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    FWIW, I cannot carry my bight on the right. Like...

    FWIW, I cannot carry my bight on the right. Like a previous poster mentioned, it just feels so wrong to me. I competed pretty succesfully in the big equitation and went to indoors all the while...
  13. Thread: GPA Sizing?

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    I spent a good deal of time talking with GPA, as...

    I spent a good deal of time talking with GPA, as I was looking for a First Lady in a size 61. They informed me that they just have 4-5 shell sizes, then pad them accordingly and I couldn't get a 61...
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    Pretty sure you can't haul in. They own a good...

    Pretty sure you can't haul in. They own a good part of that land around there, and it's bordered by a highway on one side, a housing development on the other. It's not exactly the same feel as...
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    I'm doing Summer Series (only two weeks) this...

    I'm doing Summer Series (only two weeks) this year for the first time in a long time and Masters for the first time ever. Last time I did Summer Series it was $400 a week and I thought THAT was...
  16. Eh. I actually prefer an oxer to start on as...

    Eh. I actually prefer an oxer to start on as well. I always crawl to a vertical if it's jump one, but an oxer forces me to get going early. I also don't agree that the first fence should always be...
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    I know that horse. ;) I second this.

    I know that horse. ;) I second this.
  18. I have these and I love them (and the price!):...

    I have these and I love them (and the price!):
    http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=web&strmdNumber=BOE2729&stricSKU=BOE2729

    On a horse:...
  19. Thread: Spurs

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    1" flat ended spurs with leather straps because I...

    1" flat ended spurs with leather straps because I have short legs and an inherently lazy horse that I encourage to jump higher than she'd probably like to if she was able to choose.

    Every horse...
  20. I have ridden at the same barn for 18 years and...

    I have ridden at the same barn for 18 years and have never been allowed to jump outside of lessons. It's a safety/liability thing, and to be honest, there's not much that you can learn jumping...
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    Without any further knowledge of you, might I...

    Without any further knowledge of you, might I suggest an older Bruno Delgrange PJ Original. Great saddle, great quality, known to fit a ton of different horse shapes, most definitely "cushy".
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    If you ever have the extreme misfortune of...

    If you ever have the extreme misfortune of finding yourself in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada area, I'll extend the same courtesy as SuperShorty! Hats off to you for being awesome.
  23. Hunterprincez - if you right click the photo and...

    Hunterprincez - if you right click the photo and select "copy image URL", they will be viewable without altering your privacy settings. :)
  24. She's probably thinking, good God, Kady. Did you...

    She's probably thinking, good God, Kady. Did you actually think we could leave from there!? Hold on, let me raise my head slowly so you can get back in the tack and for the love of all that is holy,...
  25. No, no, my dear friends. It is not the lowly 2'...

    No, no, my dear friends. It is not the lowly 2' hunters of the world that are ruining the traditions and foundations of this sport. It is I, the amateur rider who just last year, in my (count it)...
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