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  1. Yes, Rider's International!

    Yes, Rider's International!
  2. As an owner of 12 horses, I am an experienced...

    As an owner of 12 horses, I am an experienced bargain shopper! For schooling bridles I love the smartpak Plymouth bridles. They are inexpensive, hardworking and look nice enough for small shows (or...
  3. PM sent!

    PM sent!
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    Lets talk Grobs...

    We are building our derby field this year and I was think about putting in a grob as that would be a great source of dirt for use in our bank complex. My biggest concern is standing water in the...
  5. Agreed! You could also assume mistakes may be...

    Agreed! You could also assume mistakes may be from a young/immature horse lacking balance or strength (another major reason why horses get heavy/strong).
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    Agreed and agreed. Now what do I win for...

    Agreed and agreed.

    Now what do I win for killing this thread? ;)
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    There are far more warmbloods at that level than...

    There are far more warmbloods at that level than Tb. But yes, you are correct that not many make it to 1.60m. And that is exactly why you would want to stack the deck in your favor when selecting...
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    There are obviously some thoroughbred lines that...

    There are obviously some thoroughbred lines that could be used in modern breeding (if you so choose) but those are few and far between. That is the point. The holsteiner verband is allowing breeders...
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    [QUOTE=skydy;8065236]It is interesting (and for...

    [QUOTE=skydy;8065236]It is interesting (and for breeders, absolutely imperative) to study horses from "decades and decades" ago. Some WB breeders spend a great deal of time doing just that. (I refer...
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    Brilliant Invader has one maybe two direct...

    Brilliant Invader has one maybe two direct offspring (F1) currently competing. Everything else is F2 or further down, which is the point in using tb blood in breeding sport horsess.
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    The first was born in 1991, out of an ISH mare by...

    The first was born in 1991, out of an ISH mare by a Tb born in 1968. The second (also born in 1991) was out of a tb mare also born in '68. So unless you have some tbs hanging around the breeding shed...
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    They were generally larger framed with bigger...

    They were generally larger framed with bigger bone. They tended to be a bit more uphill and had better technique over the fence. I believe these were predominantly ottb (as are the vast majority)....
  13. How far are you looking to travel?

    How far are you looking to travel?
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    LaMarque offspring?

    Has anyone been able to see any of LaMarque (Lansing/Lord Calando/Lord) offspring in person? If so, what were your general impressions? I've been interested in this stallion but don't live near him...
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    In two of those examples, the tb breeding stock...

    In two of those examples, the tb breeding stock was from the 60s and the other from 1980. While those are closer to being relevant, they still aren't actually relevant. I personally think Tbs have...
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    I'm sorry if I missed something, but why are...

    I'm sorry if I missed something, but why are horses from decades and decades ago being posted as examples? Both our modern warmbloods and our modern thoroughbreds look/move differently than those of...
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    I think some people are over thinking things. I...

    I think some people are over thinking things. I would assume by allowing outside tb stallions, they are simply trying to make things easier for those very select, few holsteiner breeders that choose...
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    Thank you all for your advice! I will skip the...

    Thank you all for your advice! I will skip the website and just contact managers directly. Fortunately while I was learner judging, I made some good contacts with some very well respected "R" judges....
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    Skydy- I would obviously disagree. I know quite a...

    Skydy- I would obviously disagree. I know quite a few people that advertised as a 'r' judge while working towards their 'R' (a process which is time consuming and can be quite expensive), I just...
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    Thank you! This is what I was wondering about in...

    Thank you! This is what I was wondering about in terms of advertising/networking with show managers. I know several of the big show managers also manage some non-rated shows. I would love to judge...
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    Anyone use findajudge.com?

    I just received my "r" in hunters and equitation (yay!!) and am looking at some new ways to advertise. In the past, I have been getting judging jobs based on word of mouth which is great for local...
  22. I'm in Tulsa! PM me with the dates you'll be here...

    I'm in Tulsa! PM me with the dates you'll be here and I can see what we have available.
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    I'm from oklahoma too (hi!), and have both shown...

    I'm from oklahoma too (hi!), and have both shown in and judged hunter breeding classes. Tulsa and OKC can *sometimes* have decent entries in the HB division, it just depends on the year. Sometimes...
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    Welcome to Oklahoma!

    Welcome to Oklahoma!
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    I have tried several different saddle positions...

    I have tried several different saddle positions (and several different saddles). Interestingly enough, I used to ride in a medium tree and while standing the saddle fit like a glove. However, I...
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