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    What you can't tell from the historical photos is...

    What you can't tell from the historical photos is that the pace, the fences themselves , and the terrain were different. Really, at Devon you jumped out of the ring and went down an incline, then...
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    You are confusing dress boots with dressage...

    You are confusing dress boots with dressage boots. As I said, dress boots are always correct. Very few actual field hunters use field boots during the regular season, as laces can catch on stuff....
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    Dress boots are always correct. Brown field boots...

    Dress boots are always correct. Brown field boots are correct for informal (think tweed) activities or if you are Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. As mentioned above, black field boots are a relatively...
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    That's what I noticed. The horse has wings. Hope...

    That's what I noticed. The horse has wings. Hope they find the magic key to unlock all that raw talent.
  5. Big Dee's Thoroughbred nylon race bridle....

    Big Dee's
    Thoroughbred nylon race bridle. $16.99. Noseband will set you back another$10 if you really need it. Stainless hardware. Indestructible. Machine washable. Great colors. How can you go...
  6. Thread: Names

    by Madeline
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    What's his real name? Why change that?

    What's his real name? Why change that?
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    Thank you. That's what I thought, but a "trainer"...

    Thank you. That's what I thought, but a "trainer" stuck my sister on this before.
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    Prepurchase conventions

    If the vet pulls the shoes for prepurchase xrays, who should bear the cost of putting them back on?

    (This is not an expensive horse, but farriers in the area are few and difficult to schedule)
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    Sometimes a Baucher is miraculous. Or this one,...

    Sometimes a Baucher is miraculous. Or this one, https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/reinsman-stage-a-trail-dee-stainless-double-five-snaffle-13131 which functions the same but doesn't look as silly on...
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    I think Jerry Bailey(?) nailed it. He said that...

    I think Jerry Bailey(?) nailed it. He said that Guttierez asked Nyquist to leave the gate aggressively then couldn't shut him down once he got to the front.
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    Or you could just put a nice log showing a true...

    Or you could just put a nice log showing a true groundline...
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    For the most part, rolling a log out in front of...

    For the most part, rolling a log out in front of the base to give a true groundline would work...
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    As long as there is not a false groundline,...

    As long as there is not a false groundline, tables should be just fine, but the article in EN showing "dangerous" fences showed a number of tables with deceptive groundlines. Those are just plain not...
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    Outside our system, Emily King, Zara Tindall....

    Outside our system, Emily King, Zara Tindall. Probably many more...
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    I wonder if the problems at the Vicarage Vee can...

    I wonder if the problems at the Vicarage Vee can be partially attributed to the conditions being too favorable. Perhaps the great going encouraged more competitors to take a stab at the short route....
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    Or, at the risk of sounding like a female...

    Or, at the risk of sounding like a female chauvinist pig, the top level women are better at recognizing which horses are really 4* material and not taking them where they don't belong...
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    I thought that Michael Jung and Lauren Kieffer...

    I thought that Michael Jung and Lauren Kieffer had the three best looking rounds of the day. I like Veronica, but I love Monte CArlo...
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    Really? Since when is .8 or 4.4 "a ton of time?"...

    Really? Since when is .8 or 4.4 "a ton of time?" And why is showing the leader not showing a combination that "might win?"
  19. Thread: Course walk?

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    Course walk?

    I haven't been able to find a good one with maps and alternate routes. Anyone seen one?
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    Lots of good suggestions here. When you're ready...

    Lots of good suggestions here. When you're ready to jump, start out (preferably) free jumping or ( second choice) on a lunge. If there is no rushing , then you know that it is a rider -caused (or...
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    See the thread about hair in helmets. Then get a...

    See the thread about hair in helmets. Then get a helmet that fits your head.
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    Who are you going to listen to? A helmet rep...

    Who are you going to listen to? A helmet rep whose only interest is in selling high end helmets to people who are seeking the approval of their coaches for whom "the look" is all, or a neurologist...
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    All it would take to make correctly fitted...

    All it would take to make correctly fitted helmets the norm would be for half a dozen or so uber BNT's ( Morris, Clark, Dignelli, Madden, Torano, KAppler, etc.) to have a session with this...
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    To preserve what's left of my "good name" I...

    To preserve what's left of my "good name" I should probably post this under an alter. I have a horse that shape and Wintec worked better for him than a lot of much "nicer" saddles... I guess you...
  25. On the plus: zip boots, rust breeches, light...

    On the plus: zip boots, rust breeches, light color coats in summer, helmets that actually work. On the minus: low rise breeches, especially when paired with shadbellies (which make even a 10 mover...
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