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  1. The sport ponies certainly are not priced low-nor...

    The sport ponies certainly are not priced low-nor should they be in my opinion. Do people really think a smaller horse should be priced significantly lower than an equal larger horse? It takes the...
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    I'm curious. Nowhere does it say a throatlatch...

    I'm curious. Nowhere does it say a throatlatch is required. It does specifically say a "combined noseband - no throatlatch" but is it actually required when you use a standard noseband (such as a...
  3. Also a current comment: Horse advertised as...

    Also a current comment: Horse advertised as "year, description MARE". Several e-mails back and forth to my trainer asking about details of x-rays and more specifics of her training etc. Final...
  4. No smoking anywhere on property - all you have to...

    No smoking anywhere on property - all you have to see is the result of ONE barn fire...
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    Dara James will make anything you want!

    Dara James will make anything you want!
  6. I agree we do sometimes see ponies with riders...

    I agree we do sometimes see ponies with riders that are too large for them, but not nearly as frequently as petite riders on horses WAY to large for the rider. I love to see a well matched pair! ...
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    Hi Ocean - interesting question about genetics. I...

    Hi Ocean - interesting question about genetics. I have seen no real studies, but certainly have seen multiple family members afflicted with early onset DDD. Reports are really observational, I am...
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    Used Thompson's from BC. They were great to work...

    Used Thompson's from BC. They were great to work with.
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    I am a neurosurgeon with 50 years of riding...

    I am a neurosurgeon with 50 years of riding experience. I CAN ride in almost any saddle, I PREFER my deep seated saddle which does NOT restrict back mobility in any way. Since I am a rider and a...
  10. I have both webers (leather) and the Prestige,...

    I have both webers (leather) and the Prestige, both were tough to get through the stirrups the first time, and I had sleeve problems with the Prestige at first as well. Both problems disappeared...
  11. I remember watching too many tears with my...

    I remember watching too many tears with my daughter (now grown) and her evil pony (I know, that is redundant). I finally said I couldn't watch, left just for the lesson (reading in car), came back...
  12. I run them up as above, ends up just like running...

    I run them up as above, ends up just like running up regular leathers. Wont ever go back to regular leathers.
  13. Poll: Ground level feeder.

    Ground level feeder.
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    Front gussets on dressage saddles

    What fit issues are front gussets generally useful for? I have a horse that is a saddle fitting dream, had a saddle made nearly three years ago and loved it from day one. It has only required...
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    I don't think you can generalize about the upper...

    I don't think you can generalize about the upper level schoolmasters. I have one I showed to I-1 until he told me that was enough. I have several friends who have ridden him, some very new to...
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    Oh my Fred, now I have to explain to my...

    Oh my Fred, now I have to explain to my co-workers why I'm crying!
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    Also an Adult Ammy - please don't omit me. It is...

    Also an Adult Ammy - please don't omit me. It is another personal goal (Type A to the max). It is NOT the be all and end all, and I doubt anyone will use it as such. Interestingly I have more...
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    Monoflap! I'll never go back.

    Monoflap! I'll never go back.
  19. They are stunning. I think they would look bad...

    They are stunning. I think they would look bad with narrower ankles.
  20. So agree with the whole "Bombproof" thing. I...

    So agree with the whole "Bombproof" thing. I have a horse for sale currently, when answering an e-mail I said the horse had "some" spook manifested as tension. Reply was "as soon as I saw some...
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    Its Dara James. They are awesome, really...

    Its Dara James. They are awesome, really unlimited choices!
  22. Vandenbrink and netg, I have one of those as...

    Vandenbrink and netg, I have one of those as well. Right now she overpowers her front end, but I have seen at times what is in there. I think it will be worth the wait! From your comments, I am...
  23. I also have used a PS of Sweden - very curved...

    I also have used a PS of Sweden - very curved crown!
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    I have a mare who is always up and slightly open...

    I have a mare who is always up and slightly open in the throatlatch, never behind the vertical, but riding her on a windy day slimes your clothes! And she blows amazing bubbles. My soft gelding...
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    True about RPSI, I did know that, but still,...

    True about RPSI, I did know that, but still, historically in the US they accepted a lot of so-so horses in my opinion. My YH project is going well, again as is so true in Warmblood registries, the...
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