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    Walnut Hollow in Amherst, NH may fit your...

    Walnut Hollow in Amherst, NH may fit your requirements. I don't know their policy on lessons and outside trainers, however.
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    I haven't seen this mentioned yet but, it may...

    I haven't seen this mentioned yet but, it may also just be that your horse isn't that strong yet. Carrying himself at a more compressed, shorter canter is hard work. Has your trainer worked with you...
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    And happier. A tired dog is a happy dog.

    And happier. A tired dog is a happy dog.
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    It's great Winter entertainment. Netflix and a...

    It's great Winter entertainment. Netflix and a good NP thread. Pour a cocktail, make some popcorn, party!
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    Or, perhaps someone else with a similar issue will read some of the great responses on this thread and find training advice that is very helpful to them.
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    I think this is my issue. My fitness is not where...

    I think this is my issue. My fitness is not where it was last year. I also had a bad fall in the late Spring that contributed to my lack of confidence, but I think the loss of fitness is the bigger...
  7. Great update and it sounds like you have an...

    Great update and it sounds like you have an awesome horse! Congratulations on a good show.
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    Well, you can start with a fake ditch. Two poles...

    Well, you can start with a fake ditch. Two poles with a tarp or even a garbage bag in between.
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    I don't have any real program-specific advice, I...

    I don't have any real program-specific advice, I will leave that to better riders and trainers than I. I would say, however, don't underestimate the value of hacking out with your greenie, both in...
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    Thanks for the offer, but I have a black bridle....

    Thanks for the offer, but I have a black bridle. I ordered them from Horseware though.
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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    Micklem Bridle - Replacement Pieces?

    I switched my horse to a Micklem for flat work last year and it has really worked out very well for her. I would like to get a couple of spare pieces for the bridle, however, particularly the leather...
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    Can I just say that I just LOVE this (proposed)...

    Can I just say that I just LOVE this (proposed) rule change? That's all.
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    Do you hack out, outside of the ring? Start with...

    Do you hack out, outside of the ring? Start with that. You might be surprised at how much you can gain with just a bit of hacking out in the woods, fields and whatnot.
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    I find that the Smartpak Solstice Winter paddock...

    I find that the Smartpak Solstice Winter paddock boot fits quite wide. I bought a pair of these over the Winter because my Ariats weren't keeping my feet very warm, and I just kept wearing them...
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    I rode in my new Royal Rider stirrups...

    I rode in my new Royal Rider stirrups for the first time tonight and I have to say that I'm in love! Jumping didn't hurt my ankle and my foot stayed put in the stirrups. The ankle was such a...
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    This thread popped up at the right time for me as...

    This thread popped up at the right time for me as I injured my achilles this Summer. Riding doesn't seem to make any worse, but it does hurt when I ride in jumping length stirrups. Between your...
  18. Thanks for the update! Can you provide the...

    Thanks for the update! Can you provide the Facebook link?
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    Well, you work up to the amount of stretch in the...

    Well, you work up to the amount of stretch in the video. The important thing with the stretch where your knee is on the ground below your chest is to move the stretch around from hip, to knee to...
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    I had been dealing with chronic hip pain (mostly...

    I had been dealing with chronic hip pain (mostly hip flexor) for the last few years. I thought it was just something I would have to live with. I tried massage and yoga, but what finally made the...
  21. It's a drag hunt.

    It's a drag hunt.
  22. Went hunting for the second time ever on Saturday and had a blast!

    I went with the Wentworth hunt in New Hampshire, who added a Spring cubbing season this year. It was so much fun, I don't know why I don't go more often when I'm invited. My horse had a blast too. As...
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    Thanks for the recommendation. If I ever decide...

    Thanks for the recommendation. If I ever decide to show again, I'm definitely going to buy something like this coat. I can't handle the heat either.
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    What has helped with my mare is to do a lot of...

    What has helped with my mare is to do a lot of our canter work before the real trot work. What this usually looks like is, Warm-up: some W/T/C on a long rein and some W/T transitions. And then we'll...
  25. Thanks for sharing your pictures, you look like...

    Thanks for sharing your pictures, you look like you're having such a great time. I love the coloring of your mare.
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