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  1. If you could train with anyone for 10 days, who would it be?

    I'm going to get 2 weeks all to myself this summer. So very excited!! I've decided to treat myself to a short extended learning experience with my horse. However, I'm having a tough time deciding who...
  2. saddle fitters at rolex (or near that area)?

    Will there be any saddle fitters going to rolex? Or any suggestions for experienced saddle fitters in the area? I might need to get some reflocking done on my jump saddle, and might as well take...
  3. is high reactivity desireable in eventing?

    Yellowbritches, I've come across the same cenario too. A friend of mine has one that's brilliant on cx. But he's a very reactive horse in general. He seems to notice every little thing in his...
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    Help: Bridles and Bits . . .

    I thought I knew about bridles and bits. But reading the article in 'sustainable dressage' (http://www.sustainabledressage.com/tack/bridle.php) has opened up a can of worms.

    1. How tight do you...
  5. Thanks for all the comments. I can't wait until I...

    Thanks for all the comments. I can't wait until I start shopping for my next project!! Won't be for a while yet, but one can never start too early when it comes to horse shopping! :D
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    I'm not sure I understand the physiologic...

    I'm not sure I understand the physiologic benefits of icing. Actually, I feel that icing too much might even be detrimental. Wouldn't icing decrease circulation to the area that ice is applied?...
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    I've also heard nothing but good things about...

    I've also heard nothing but good things about her. Is she still actively teaching? Does she have any clinics coming up? I stumbled upon her website a while ago, but things don't seem to be up to date...
  8. How to spot if a horse has eventing potential

    Are there behavioral or physical "tests" that can be done to better determine if a baby or OTTB might make a good eventer? (kind of like those puppy personality tests, but for horses)

    Are there...
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    CX vest questions ...

    I'm in the market for a new cx vest. My questions are:

    1. Do vests need to be replaced after a certain amount of time? (like helmets)

    2. I've been borrowing a friend's Tipperary (which I...
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    US Rider Motor Plan???

    How many of you that trailer regularly have this plan? What has your experience been with this company?

    I'm traveling quite a bit more this year, and reading/hearing reports of tire blow-outs and...
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    Thanks for the links! :) I read through all of...

    Thanks for the links! :) I read through all of the threads, but didn't find much about the prestige bridle specifically. Anyone know if they run big/small? Online shopping is so difficult!!
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    Your Favorite Figure 8 Bridle??

    I'm on the hunt for a figure 8 bridle, but am a bit lost at all the options. Currently at the top of my list is the Prestige Figure 8. I find the 'monocrown' construction attractive. Anyone have any...
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    Prestige Figure 8 Bridle ?

    Anyone have the Prestige figure 8 bridle? It has the 'monocrown' construction, with throat latch, cheek piece, and noseband all coming from a single padded crownpiece.
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    A friend of mine with a 6 yo competing at novice...

    A friend of mine with a 6 yo competing at novice started this regime (legend, massage, UGard, supplements++ etc) as a 5 yo competing at BN! Makes me feel like I'm not doing enough for my horse. But...
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    Thanks so much for all your thoughts and...

    Thanks so much for all your thoughts and comments.

    As far as my goals, I'm hoping to move up to training at some point in the near future, but that depends on how solid we feel at novice at these...
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    Eventing back-to-back weekends...too much?

    Am curious about everyone's opinion. Horse eventing at Novice/Training level. Would 6 events in 2 months be too much (several would be back-to-back weekends, with a couple weekends off)?? I don't...
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    Saddle Pad "Etiquette"

    For showing, is it customary to use white pads for dark colored horses and black pads for grays? Or are both white and black pads ok regardless of the horse's color?
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    That's too bad !! I just wrote my check for this...

    That's too bad !! I just wrote my check for this event right before reading this :( It seems like quite a few have been placed on the waitlist already. What's the policy on waitlists? Not sure if I...
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    Chattahoochee April HT

    I'm thinking about entering the April event. Anyone know of the status of their cx since the floods? Will there be permanent stabling for the April event? This will be my first time ever at Chat. Can...
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