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    I have found that riding at 6 or 7am can be...

    I have found that riding at 6 or 7am can be hotter than riding at 8 or even 9am.

    At dawn (and dusk) there is very little air movement and lots of humidity. But, if there is to be a breeze that...
  2. I have thought of this idea, too. But, to me,...

    I have thought of this idea, too. But, to me, the better (and cheaper) solution is white 5 gallon buckets from Lowes or HD. They cost under $3 each, with a $2 lid, a can of white spray paint to...
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    I thought that the take-away from Normandy was...

    I thought that the take-away from Normandy was that WEG is an anachronism which no longer works. And yet, TPTB in Canada think that the lessons learned in Normandy do not apply to them.

    Even 8...
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    Taking the summer off?

    I have been to 2 shows so far in July, with one more scheduled for the 30-31. But after the heat today (which will be increasing for the next 6 days) I am throwing in the towel and giving my horse...
  5. I have some from the early 80's, but most of them...

    I have some from the early 80's, but most of them are long gone. I sure wish I had kept them
  6. Before deciding on a saddle with a forward flap,...

    Before deciding on a saddle with a forward flap, she should ride in it and trot/canter around, in a half seat. As a saddle fitter said when I questioned his choice of a saddle size for me, "How much...
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    Trying to download the NBC Sports app/extension...

    Trying to download the NBC Sports app/extension is proving to be harder than I can easily do. I can download it to my cell phone, but not to my computer.

    Viney, I wonder if you got Apple or Hulu...
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    Watching the Olympics

    I have found every station which will be carrying Olympic coverage, but Equestrian is not mentioned anywhere.

    Does anyone know about Equestrian coverage?

    I may have to increase my Dish Network...
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    Having read the last 2 pages (I had read the...

    Having read the last 2 pages (I had read the first 2 before posting) I am gobsmacked at the comments.

    How can anyone sitting here possible know exactly what was going on between the rider and the...
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    In jumpers, galloping forward away from the last...

    In jumpers, galloping forward away from the last fence is very important. When time allowed in the first round and jump off times are measured by the 100th of a second, a jumper has to learn to land...
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    I am sure that working on your core muscles will...

    I am sure that working on your core muscles will help, but a quick check when you are riding is to make sure your shoulders are square and you are sitting square on both seat bones. The weighting of...
  12. Teeny half chaps. Many brand make small ones,...

    Teeny half chaps. Many brand make small ones, but I love these for really little kids
    https://tuffaboots.com/childrens/childrens-chaps-gaiters/shetland-amara-childrens-half-chaps
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    I don't know..... The first horse has its mouth...

    I don't know..... The first horse has its mouth open, even without a bit.

    :D :D :D
  14. What if none of this ever happened? Maybe the OP...

    What if none of this ever happened? Maybe the OP made it all up and fooled everyone....


    Muhahahahaha :D :D :D
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    ULine was expensive compared to other places. ...

    ULine was expensive compared to other places.

    CrowdControlStore.com has them lots cheaper (I think -- I did not write down all the prices; I just noted the cheaper stores.)

    This store also has...
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    Seems to me that the current discussion is...

    Seems to me that the current discussion is concrete v. sandy soil.

    What about setting a post in crusher run which is well watered and tamped down? That should certainly be more stable than sandy...
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    Why don't the selectors announce 5 rider/horse...

    Why don't the selectors announce 5 rider/horse teams but leave the decision of team members v. traveling reserve until after this event?

    I'm not saying that the 4 top scores should automatically...
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    I looked on the site and all it said was that it...

    I looked on the site and all it said was that it was a "proprietary mixture of fatty acids". This sounds like voodoo to me.

    I am using (on alternate days) DERFEN fly spray (very expensive and...
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    Yes, in Nations Cup competition there are 2...

    Yes, in Nations Cup competition there are 2 rounds and the high score in each round is the drop score. Frequently, the same horse is not the drop score in both rounds.
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    LOOLOL Obviously the announcer does not realize...

    LOOLOL Obviously the announcer does not realize he has forgotten to turn his microphone off. So far, I have heard the F word at least 3 times --- to say nothing of his opinion of the scorekeeper (a...
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    Thanks, Highflyer --- Obviously I was...

    Thanks, Highflyer ---

    Obviously I was remembering (waaay) back to my pony club days.
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    Confused....

    I have always thought that the discard score was the highest score in each separate portion. So the highest score in dressage is discarded, then the highest in x/c, even if it is a different...
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    LOL. My thread has arisen!! Since it is here,...

    LOL. My thread has arisen!! Since it is here, the update is that Da Goobs rarely 'gwooks' anymore. He may start out gwooking at a show when he is tense, but the noise stops as he relaxes.

    It...
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    When you say he is losing "mass", do you mean...

    When you say he is losing "mass", do you mean muscle mass or fat?

    If, despite being in work, your horse is losing muscle mass, I would think along the lines of EPM or Lyme. With that possibility...
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    I am too lazy to do 2 tail straps up each time I...

    I am too lazy to do 2 tail straps up each time I blanket/unblanket.

    So, I take the tail straps (the through the back legs kind) off all my blankets and sheets and use them as "from-side-to-side...
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