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    I'd never get a saddle with gel on the underside....

    I'd never get a saddle with gel on the underside. That's just going to cause all sorts of problems, and likely defeat the whole purpose of a tree.
  2. I'm pretty sure that's the same one I got the...

    I'm pretty sure that's the same one I got the other day. I deleted it. If I get another I'm unsubscribing.
  3. Aliceo, I'm in my second summer with my green...

    Aliceo, I'm in my second summer with my green mare, and I needed to read your post. It makes me feel somewhat better knowing I'm just going to have to suck it up for awhile yet.

    I'm with the...
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    I'd let him look for several seconds, gently ask...

    I'd let him look for several seconds, gently ask him to go forward and reward with a rub on the neck. You might have to initially let him look for awhile so that he's more ready to go forward when...
  5. I hand walked mine a lot in the beginning last...

    I hand walked mine a lot in the beginning last year, our first year together. This year she seems to be more spooky at times, so when the bugs die down I will be doing more hand walking. It sure...
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    It's personal preference. I prefer no horn, but...

    It's personal preference. I prefer no horn, but finding what fit the horse took priority, and it has a horn. They're handy for hanging the bridle on, and occasionally grabbing. But I rode in a Bob...
  7. Yes, I think it was the comment where you...

    Yes, I think it was the comment where you strongly insinuated that only mediocre riders wear helmets that started all the "pearl clutching". I am a mediocre rider. So what? Nobody pops out of the...
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    Buck Brannaman's 7 Clinics DVDs. They aren't...

    Buck Brannaman's 7 Clinics DVDs. They aren't necessarily going to teach you how to lunge, but they will help you with getting a better feel on the ground and under saddle. They will give you some...
  9. Knock on wood, I haven't had issues with the...

    Knock on wood, I haven't had issues with the several horses I've issued them on, without covers. It does depend on the factors above. I love my mohair cinches.
  10. I guess this is me. Until I drag myself out of...

    I guess this is me. Until I drag myself out of mediocrity, which will likely not happen in my lifetime, I'm condemned to wear a helmet. Plus, I'm working on my project mare, so until she is...
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    And does the angle of the bars match the horse? ...

    And does the angle of the bars match the horse? If not, then you can't shim, because it's going to dig in either at the bottom or the top of the bars. And if it has too much curve to the bars...
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    Why do split reins suck? I love mine. I think...

    Why do split reins suck? I love mine. I think they are more versatile than closed reins. I do agree with using whatever tack fits horse and rider. I've been known to ride in an English saddle...
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    Posting pics is a pain, or I would have done it. ...

    Posting pics is a pain, or I would have done it. Our internet is painfully slow. I borrowed a Crates and the pad didn't budge. I don't feel that the Crates is a great fit, either. It seems a...
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    Hmm, if anything I think it has too much rock. ...

    Hmm, if anything I think it has too much rock. And doubt it's too wide. But I still think it's a saddle fit issue of some sort. She's a solid Arab/Paint X with a pretty straight back. Things tend...
  15. Congratulations! She sounds perfect!

    Congratulations! She sounds perfect!
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    Saddle pad/saddle fit

    My 3/4" 5 Star pad does not stay put when used with my Big Horn Evolution saddle. I'm suspecting the saddle does not fit, but is there any other reason it could be doing this? It doesn't take much...
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    I've used that and the Freedom 45. Most...

    I've used that and the Freedom 45. Most noticeable effect is on ticks. Do not apply where saddle would go. My friend's mare recently had a reaction to it and she couldn't ride her for a couple...
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    I love the 7 Clinics series. I watched them...

    I love the 7 Clinics series. I watched them while I was laid up after got surgery. I think (hope) they helped improve my feel and timing. I know I'm more conscious of it. I did get a stubborn...
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    At that point, I wonder if it matters. ...

    At that point, I wonder if it matters. Obviously, checking tack and new equipment like you did is a good idea. I was on a ride where a friend dismounted, her horse got away and the last we saw as...
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    I'm trying to figure this out too. I need good...

    I'm trying to figure this out too. I need good trail riding, showing definitely not a concern at this point. DH is getting very sick of cold snowy winters. I don't like heat/humidity. I don't...
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    See, it's not so bad?! Mine likes the drop and...

    See, it's not so bad?! Mine likes the drop and turn as well. Ugh. As she's turning I'm wondering, "where did my horse go?" Last time I slid off and landed on my feet. I wish that happened all...
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    Haven't people had better luck with vanilla to...

    Haven't people had better luck with vanilla to repel gnats? Or is that B.S. too?
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    I agree that the human is in charge. But it...

    I agree that the human is in charge. But it really isn't fun for a forward, gaited horse to be back behind a pokey QH for very long. Some horses tolerate it just fine, but others don't. Some do...
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    Ahh, are you riding with non-gaited horses? This...

    Ahh, are you riding with non-gaited horses? This can be a problem. I don't think it's fair to expect a fast-walking horse to have to poke along, at least not for very long.

    If you're talking...
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    What do the cashiers think when someone buys 30...

    What do the cashiers think when someone buys 30 toddler potty chairs? :eek:
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