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    I really like the suggestions of watching the...

    I really like the suggestions of watching the horses walking loosely in the paddock or on a loose rein/in a free walk. The over-exaggerated walk is definitely to be avoided, as it's always important...
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    How to find a good WALK!

    I'm starting to really get into looking at conformation and movement, and I am having trouble seeing a good walk. I know that you can improve trot and somewhat the canter (depending on conformation,...
  3. Have a routine! For me I do the exact same...

    Have a routine!
    For me I do the exact same thing every time I get to the barn: catch, tie, groom, tack. If I'm in a bit hurry, I do the cheat groom (zip on flame suit) - groom only where tack...
  4. I love Ryders and MEC brand sunglasses, but I...

    I love Ryders and MEC brand sunglasses, but I always try on a ton before I find the right pair. It's kind of like goldilocks - keep trying any pair on that you think would work and you like. ...
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    My mountain horse boots are the Venice Field...

    My mountain horse boots are the Venice Field boots. I do not take care of these boots as I should, but love them to pieces and when I do clean them up they look great!
    Keep an eye out on ebay if...
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    I love my mountain horse field boots! Have been...

    I love my mountain horse field boots! Have been showing and schooling in them for over 3 years and are still going strong! One zipper replaced after a major clothing jam (always wear boot socks,...
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    2014 Training Goals 1) School big (for us!)...

    2014 Training Goals

    1) School big (for us!) oxers. Just do it
    2) Canter the entire xc course
    3) RELAX IN THE SAND BOX!!!
    4) No-stirrup work
  8. updated scores are available here: ...

    updated scores are available here:

    http://scoring.rk3de.org/leaderBoard.html
  9. Please let us know if it works with expat shield!

    Please let us know if it works with expat shield!
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    Thanks Sharon, I'm actually in Canada so FEITV...

    Thanks Sharon, I'm actually in Canada so FEITV will do for me! Will just have to resist checking standings before I get to watch it :)
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    can you watch the event after the fact on FEI TV?...

    can you watch the event after the fact on FEI TV? I'm tied up at a Pony Club Clinic all Saturday and will miss XC Day!
  12. I have the F-350 and absolutely LOVE hauling with...

    I have the F-350 and absolutely LOVE hauling with it. So stable, easy, eats the hills like they're nothing!

    Congrats on the new rigs :)
  13. Thread: Do you blog?

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    I blog! More frequently in the warmer months,...

    I blog! More frequently in the warmer months, but try to keep it as current as possible :)

    Link is in the signature
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    I've done both. I used to live in the maritimes...

    I've done both. I used to live in the maritimes where 1-day events were all that was offered, and now live in Alberta where it's 2-3 days for events. It took some getting used to, the switch from 1...
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    A nice belt in her cross country colours would be...

    A nice belt in her cross country colours would be a nice gift, or gloves! Nice quality, refined, and still fun :)
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    I was in the same boat as you, but with a very...

    I was in the same boat as you, but with a very minimal budget last year. I found mine through word of mouth (thanks COTH!) and he was being used as a lesson horse! Well started, safe, easy going...
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    But what would we call a chinchilla merkin for...

    But what would we call a chinchilla merkin for men? Or are theirs made of capybara...
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    I am a big fan of the Stubben Siegfried,...

    I am a big fan of the Stubben Siegfried, particularly for the uses you're listing. I agree with Kitt, if you can't get a saddler out to get their hands on it, make sure you can trial the saddle or...
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    I just took my gelding schooling this past summer...

    I just took my gelding schooling this past summer and we saw our first ditches. We did a couple BN/N size ditches, then a smaller training size ditch. My gelding would do the stop, stare HARD at...
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    I completely agree as well. Particularly the...

    I completely agree as well. Particularly the last bit about surviving "wrecks" at the smaller level, you get those reflexes and learn that yes you CAN ride through them and it builds confidence. ...
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    I have an extra wide ainsley all purpose for...

    I have an extra wide ainsley all purpose for sale, if you're interested (asking below your budget point). It is very wide, MUCH too wide for my guy!
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    You're not the only one! I do the same, boot...

    You're not the only one! I do the same, boot with open fronts for jump schools, and woofs all around for cross country or galloping with studs in. I'd never actually heard of booting for flat...
  23. This sounds absolutely perfect from my point of...

    This sounds absolutely perfect from my point of view! You'll be fine, just make sure you have all the details in place for yourself, your homestead, and your horses :). I currently live in a hamlet...
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    Beautiful photo, perfect moment to capture!

    Beautiful photo, perfect moment to capture!
  25. Is it possible to get a different scent (like...

    Is it possible to get a different scent (like Starla's Sugar and Spice) instead of the unscented in the christmas sampler pack?
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