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  1. Cut the helmet strap, though.

    Cut the helmet strap, though.
  2. I was one of the models for the original CB...

    I was one of the models for the original CB sports ladies large jacket. And I still have it. 1967
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    On the helmet you are about to toss, please cut...

    On the helmet you are about to toss, please cut the chinstraps off before you do. If it's too out of date for you, it's too out of date for everyone.
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    I haven't watched a lot of hunters flatting...

    I haven't watched a lot of hunters flatting lately, but I would expect A circuit hunters to be able to work on the flat with no martingale. I congratulate you and your trainer for not using...
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    I tHink that if you watched more "nice" hunters...

    I tHink that if you watched more "nice" hunters (or even worse, top level eq horses), you might edit that "most" to "some" or maybe even "a few". This is based on most recently watching an assortment...
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    Certainly. And too many of the jumpers are on e...

    Certainly. And too many of the jumpers are on e pudgy side as well...
  7. We skipped madras for white linen in summer. Bur...

    We skipped madras for white linen in summer. Bur what I really want is a pair of rubber-footed, canvas legged Newmarket boots.
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    Actually running martingales have always been...

    Actually running martingales have always been allowed. They slipped into the "unconventional" category for a while, but are now back on the OK list. They re not fashionable because you can't tie a...
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    If he hasn't been to the track and has no tattoo,...

    If he hasn't been to the track and has no tattoo, his breeding can be whatever you want. Just like an imported WB.
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    Who else are you going to blame? The greatest...

    Who else are you going to blame? The greatest course designers/course builders in the world can't make sure that the rider has the right distance and impulsion to succeed. You can blame the training,...
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    Derby on now.

    Derby on now.
  12. Thread: Hunter Derby

    by Madeline
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    Or you could do the training necessary to have a...

    Or you could do the training necessary to have a horse bold enough and confident enough to perform in a slightly strange environment. Like the first year greens used to. "Schooling classes" are a...
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    True. But only if someone is bothering to do...

    True. But only if someone is bothering to do random checking...
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    VSF has never charged me a haul in fee. And I...

    VSF has never charged me a haul in fee. And I know nothing about zone fees.
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    Here's what I found: To go to Vermont Summer...

    Here's what I found:
    To go to Vermont Summer Festival and show in 2 1meter jumper classes on the same day. No shipping, no groom, no trainer, no lodging, no stall.
    USEF Non member fee- $30
    USHJA...
  16. 1.3m is not a really big fence. Medium pony...

    1.3m is not a really big fence. Medium pony jumpers show over 1.2 in Europe all the time. Just because I takes 2 years of pre-green and 2 more baby green and a couple years of modified before you...
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    I can almost( but not quite) get behind a horse...

    I can almost( but not quite) get behind a horse showing at the 1m-1.10 m level going to the greens, but I'm told that, while crossing the Atlantic, these horses are getting renamed, re-aged and made...
  18. 24 replies and only one suggested a TB. 1.30 is...

    24 replies and only one suggested a TB. 1.30 is 4'3. Piece of cake if you're willing and able to do the work yourself. Young, broke, athletic, seen everything at the track. Cheap. Find a...
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    Danny, no one is saying you have to run your 4*...

    Danny, no one is saying you have to run your 4* horses every 6 weeks. You can run all of yours as often as you wish!
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    4*'s are not what they used to be with the short...

    4*'s are not what they used to be with the short format. XC day is now 4+/- miles instead of 17-19 with steeplechase. Big difference.
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    As yellowbritches pointed out, this horse is...

    As yellowbritches pointed out, this horse is showing much more pace than we usually see . He's going about the speed that first year greens used to go over here.
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    Remember, though, it's 5 years OR one crash.

    Remember, though, it's 5 years OR one crash.
  23. Thread: Bridles?

    by Madeline
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    If you aren't actively showing, you can go to Big...

    If you aren't actively showing, you can go to Big Dee's and pick up a nice nylon race headstall for $16. Add a cavesson for $10 more and a set of leather reins (you don't want race reins- they're too...
  24. Plus he looks really rideable.

    Plus he looks really rideable.
  25. American Pharoah would be nice. Then see where...

    American Pharoah would be nice. Then see where his talents take him. GP Show jumper? Eventer? Maryland Hunt Cup/English Grand National double?
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