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    No, but it sounds like what OP wants is a horse...

    No, but it sounds like what OP wants is a horse that is not going to get offended when she makes mistake. A horse that consistently tolerates mistakes without retaliating. That is not unreasonable....
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    McLain Ward is one of the riders that comes to...

    McLain Ward is one of the riders that comes to mind as the Grand Prix rider who uses snaffles the most frequently - of course that doesn't mean the mouthpiece is plain, but HH Azur, Rothchild, and...
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    Velvet, you might be thinking about McLain being...

    Velvet, you might be thinking about McLain being disqualified from the World Cup in 2010 for hypersensitivity, which possible could have been from something being put in the horse's boots. It was a...
  4. Thread: Going Pro

    by Rel6
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    I haven't read all the responses, but I wanted to...

    I haven't read all the responses, but I wanted to chime in with my personal experience.

    I completely understand where you are coming from. I was never passionate about anything besides horses and...
  5. Sloane Coles is in The Plains, VA about ten...

    Sloane Coles is in The Plains, VA about ten minutes outside of Middleburg.

    ETA: Her farm/business is called Spring Ledge LLC (https://springledge.wordpress.com/)
  6. Thread: Pony Jumper

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    Is the pony good outside of the ring? On trails,...

    Is the pony good outside of the ring? On trails, cross country, etc?

    Unfortunately the American show jumping market is not overly fond of ponies. I've seen a very nice pony jumper sit for months,...
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    I agree with other posters who say go WB,...

    I agree with other posters who say go WB, although I wouldn't shy away from a nice thoroughbred that looks the part for the jumper ring.

    Personally, I wouldn't sink my whole budget into the...
  8. Just so you know, this is absolutely not true. ...

    Just so you know, this is absolutely not true.

    http://equinelegalsolutions.blogspot.com/2009/02/entering-into-contracts-with-minors.html
  9. As I said, I had no idea if that was true. But...

    As I said, I had no idea if that was true. But the horse was a forward ride whose ad said that it needed a fair amount of turn out. I was looking for something with blood and more "go" than "whoa"...
  10. When I was 16 I started a horse search for myself...

    When I was 16 I started a horse search for myself after my trainer said she couldn't find me something. I wanted a 3'6'' jumper to lease for 6 months. I perused bigeq.com, found some I liked, and...
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    One reason I've seen is that some of the very...

    One reason I've seen is that some of the very nice hunters need to get in the ring in the morning and see the fences. They are not going to be the horse than hand gallops bravely up to a trappy,...
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    This. I've literally seen students tell a trainer...

    This. I've literally seen students tell a trainer a schoolie is missing a shoe and the trainer says "what have I said about interrupting lessons? The pony is fine." So then how does the student know...
  13. While I agree in this case it could definitely be...

    While I agree in this case it could definitely be pain related, I have also seen a lot of horses do this in reaction to a rider grabbing at the bridle a few strides out. The rider grabs, and the...
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    Joyful, you would be okay in boots and half chaps...

    Joyful, you would be okay in boots and half chaps in the jumper ring. Even at bigger AA shows (including WEF) I've seen people show in the Freejump paddock boots and half chaps, the Parlanti half...
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    I was definitely going to suggestion dressage...

    I was definitely going to suggestion dressage tests. When I was working towards a horse trial, I rode that dressage test on every single horse I flatted. It helped them all so much and really shows...
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    Yea, I was going to ad that this is not...

    Yea, I was going to ad that this is not restricted to Europeans OP. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rich Fellers yet!

    I think seeing perfect equitation with the leg right at the girth with the...
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    I don't think so. I think if you went up to...

    I don't think so. I think if you went up to someone whose horse was for sale, and that sale was being handled by their trainer, they would say something along the lines of "yes he is! His name is...
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    I've seen many people walk up to complete...

    I've seen many people walk up to complete strangers and ask "I just saw your round/saw you go the other day - your horse is lovely. Is s/he available for sale?"

    If the answer is yes, yay! If the...
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    OP, quick question: If you are struggling with...

    OP, quick question:

    If you are struggling with how to tell your friend no she can't ride your new horse without you there, how comfortable are you going to be with telling her to get off if things...
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    A friend did Air BnB and stayed in a bedroom in a...

    A friend did Air BnB and stayed in a bedroom in a condo in a gaited community. Nice place, the guy was never really home but super friendly and not sketchy. It was pretty cheap too - under $100 a...
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    Agreed! To me the biggest alarm isn't his...

    Agreed! To me the biggest alarm isn't his conformation or maintenance, but the price.

    I've seen horses that sound identical sell for six figures (yes, pigeon toe and all.) Doing 3'3'', nice...
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    Hi SpicyMonarch, As a young professional in...

    Hi SpicyMonarch,

    As a young professional in the equine industry, you might want to refrain from making gossip-y type posts about another's business when I happen to know you have never personally...
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    What exactly are you looking for? Leg Up Stables...

    What exactly are you looking for? Leg Up Stables in Geneseo has an amazing trainer who specializes in training young horses and retraining horses that have picked up some naughty habits along the...
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    I think it is much more nurture than nature. ...

    I think it is much more nurture than nature.

    I think maybe 75% of the time, a hot forward riding horse is that way because of nurture and not nature.

    I have seen so many horses come to my...
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    This is pretty standard for anything you want to...

    This is pretty standard for anything you want to resell as ammy/kid friendly over fences, I would think. Both my OTTBs projects, once they were started over fences, routinely jumped with me getting...
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