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    Help with vest sizing please?

    I am in the market for a new vest, on a very tight budget, which pretty much leaves me with the Flex Rider vest, so here's my problem - looking at the sizing chart I would be a L in chest, a M in...
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    Wow, lots of interesting replies! Thanks! So,...

    Wow, lots of interesting replies! Thanks!

    So, the general consensus is that no stirrups work is most productive when done at the sitting trot and canter? That attempting to post without stirrups...
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    a(nother) no stirrups question

    Ok, so in an attempt to improve my riding I am focusing on no stirrups work this winter. I usually ride 3-4 times a week and am currently doing 5 mins of no stirrups each ride. I want to up this to...
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    More Bill Bryson love! I just finished rereading...

    More Bill Bryson love! I just finished rereading Notes From a Small Island :) it made me homesick for England though... now I'm reading his African book, I never saw it before and grabbed it at the...
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    I have a manual transmission Ford Focus :) I did...

    I have a manual transmission Ford Focus :) I did learn to drive stick when I was 17 (my mom made my brother and I go to this parking lot with a really steep hill and we had to be able to stop and...
  6. I would want to know. I think it's only fair that...

    I would want to know. I think it's only fair that you disclose as much as you know about the horse's behavior to the trainer - "fair warning" so to speak. From your post, it is difficult to tell if...
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    Oh then maybe I don't mean the Rex, Roxanne is...

    Oh then maybe I don't mean the Rex, Roxanne is that one? It was a lesson saddle and I know it was a Stubben R-something (this several years ago, when I was a teen, but no I don't think I ever fit...
  8. I used a 3 ring elevator on my horse for cross...

    I used a 3 ring elevator on my horse for cross country with reins on the "snaffle" ring and the ring right below it. My horse had a tendency to barrel around on his forehand and lose all awareness of...
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    Thanks for the advice - can you educate me a bit...

    Thanks for the advice - can you educate me a bit about the sizing of Stubben trees? (For instance I have seen several online that are 31 cm trees - would that work almost as well as a 32 for my...
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    First of all, yeah I am obviously aware of...

    First of all, yeah I am obviously aware of padding not working if the tree is too narrow for the horse... So I had even thought of going with a wide, but (and here is where your post shocks me...
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    I hate my saddle

    I feel like it's out to get me... It seriously tilts my pelvis forward which causes my legs to slide back... it's a Collegiate CC with that fancy changeable gullet system that has NEVER fit a single...
  12. Darien Powers. I watched my VHS of him at the...

    Darien Powers. I watched my VHS of him at the 2000 Olympics so many times I can pretty much play back all three phases in my mind at will :)

    Currently I like watching Henny and Neville Bardos go...
  13. Agree with early Saddle Club and Thoroughbred...

    Agree with early Saddle Club and Thoroughbred series - I devoured them as a kid and once you get hooked you keep reading even when they get a bit, um, crazy...

    Also recommend Patricia Leitch -...
  14. Winter ideas for conditioning work/weak stifles?

    I am interested in some ideas for what to do this winter to keep my leased pony conditioned and to help him build up strength in his weak stifles. This summer has been a lot of trot sets and hill...
  15. WOW - Five Blessings is one gorgeous hunk of...

    WOW - Five Blessings is one gorgeous hunk of horse... I bet he gets snapped up pretty quickly.

    I love the look of Beauty by George, what a stunning face......
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    I'm currently reading Patrick O'Brien's Master...

    I'm currently reading Patrick O'Brien's Master and Commander - how I have never read this before is beyond me, I love adventure stories and sea stories!

    I also started The Decameron a month ago...
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    I like this a lot - I think I tend to be 'all or...

    I like this a lot - I think I tend to be 'all or nothing' and if horse is fighting me about something then I tend to totally back off and say 'ok, just trot around calmly and we'll be done' rather...
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    I'm currently half leasing a horse and it's...

    I'm currently half leasing a horse and it's worked out really well IMO. His owner is an old friend of mine so I felt comfortable knowing that she wasn't going to be a psycho owner nor would I have to...
  19. I agree with QHDQ - If I was looking to lease a...

    I agree with QHDQ - If I was looking to lease a horse (not a lease-option to buy, just a free lease, which is what it sounds like you want to do), I want a horse that knows more than I do, so I can...
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    When you have a bad ride...

    When do you end it?

    I had a bad ride today... it was unbelievably humid (I didn't realize quite how much so until I got on and was walking around and sweat was just pouring down my face under my...
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    my original dream horse: 16.2 hh dappled gray TB...

    my original dream horse: 16.2 hh dappled gray TB - got him and still miss him everyday!

    other dream horses: a dun ranch horse type, a fjord, big liver chestnut TB with lots of white... :)
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    Basically like someone else said, make him go...

    Basically like someone else said, make him go through water (even if it is in the form of puddles - natural or man made!) EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. If you can't get him through with you on his back,...
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    As a person who looks at barn sites as a...

    As a person who looks at barn sites as a potential student/boarder/client whatever, I can tell you I love lots of pictures! Not just of the horses, but also of the facility... I want to see the barn...
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    If you're seriously considering being a...

    If you're seriously considering being a professional and you have years of working student experience under your belt, why don't you think of riders in your chosen discipline that you would ideally...
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    She's gorgeous! I can't wait to hear updates on...

    She's gorgeous! I can't wait to hear updates on her progress :)
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