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    The auditor fee is set by and goes entirely to...

    The auditor fee is set by and goes entirely to the USDF, not the hosting GMO.
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    This has been some fascinating reading! :yes: I...

    This has been some fascinating reading! :yes: I had no idea things were run so differently, mainly as regards "stalling" and turnout. I was expecting it to be basically the same - indoor box stalls,...
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    boarding in California

    Winter is setting in for real here in MN, and I'm fantasizing about packing up my gang (husband, two kids and two horses) and relocating to the west coast. :lol:

    What does it cost to keep a...
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    No ideas about it's origin, but what an awesome...

    No ideas about it's origin, but what an awesome heirloom! It looks like it's in great condition, too.

    Could it be a steeplechase saddle? That's the first thing that came to mind when you said...
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    I can give you an example! I have always ridden...

    I can give you an example! I have always ridden my 4yo in a regular cavesson, but I inherited a nicer dressage bridle than the one I was using, and it had a flash. My trainer suggested we give it a...
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    slc2, can you elaborate on why?

    slc2, can you elaborate on why?
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    Lisamarie, I LOVE it! :yes: For those that are...

    Lisamarie, I LOVE it! :yes:

    For those that are curious, my sister's horse was an OTTB. She took him from the track to their first * in 5 years and was even hoping to put a move on Rolex before he...
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    Kelly, what a wonderful tribute! ...

    Kelly, what a wonderful tribute!

    Inquisitive, I really like the partnership idea, because that really was what their relationship was all about. We could do it nomination style (a third party...
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    memorial award ideas

    My sister, who lost her beloved eventing partner last week, would like to sponsor a year-end award within our GMO in his memory, and we're looking for ideas. What other types of awards do you see...
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    RIght on, slc2.

    RIght on, slc2.
  11. My barn is open (no in-house trainer). We have...

    My barn is open (no in-house trainer). We have about 5 trainers that do the majority of the lessons (I would estimate that ~20% of the entire barn clientele take lessons), and 3 or 4 that only work...
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    And other barns. My barn is open, and there are...

    And other barns. My barn is open, and there are always new flyers posted for clinics and schooling shows at other area barns.
  14. I realize that in dressage a higher degree of...

    I realize that in dressage a higher degree of balance and correctness is expected for these types of movements, but coming from a saddleseat/western/4-H background, I'm still amused that certain...
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    Thornhill saddles?

    I'm pretty sure that they will be a good fit for the horse, once we figure out the correct tree size, now I need to determine which model is best for *me*. ;) Germania vs. Zurich vs. Vienna II? ...
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    http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2010/08-DR....

    http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2010/08-DR.pdf

    I don't have much of a dressage library myself, but a former instructor gave me the USDF Guide to Dressage, which I enjoy reviewing quite a...
  17. I love this response. Describes my horse exactly,...

    I love this response. Describes my horse exactly, and how I ride him, much better than I could. :yes:
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    I got my boy as part of a twofer - bought the...

    I got my boy as part of a twofer - bought the mare in foal to a stallion whose pedigree we liked, and crossed our fingers. :winkgrin: My original intention was to do driving/saddleseat/show hack on...
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    Put him on a horse, make him trot for an hour. ...

    Put him on a horse, make him trot for an hour. :lol:
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    Holy trot, batman. :eek: Love it. :yes:

    Holy trot, batman. :eek: Love it. :yes:
  21. I'm not a judge, but IME there is a difference...

    I'm not a judge, but IME there is a difference between unevenness of stride and lameness.

    OP, when you say "uneven", can you elaborate on what people are seeing? Is she not tracking up with the...
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    Love this. :D My horse is not only pinto,...

    Love this. :D

    My horse is not only pinto, but Arab/Saddlebred to boot. He has killer gaits and a fabulous work ethic. I can't wait to see how far we'll go together. :yes:
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    I have a Wintec (not one of the new models) on my...

    I have a Wintec (not one of the new models) on my wide-shouldered NSH. We get an *okay* fit with the medium-wide gullet plate and a Mattes pad. I'm looking at the Duett for our next saddle (as soon...
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    BTW...these half chaps: ...

    BTW...these half chaps:

    http://www.aretesaddlery.com/tack/apparel/chaps/iberian-ii-plus-sizes/prod_218.html

    Does anyone know...are these considered "smooth" for USDF recognized show purposes...
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    Sublimequine, I think I love you. :winkgrin:

    Sublimequine, I think I love you. :winkgrin:
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