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    RugBug, that comment was NOT directed at you. I...

    RugBug, that comment was NOT directed at you. I have clear recall of a rider at the barn where I learned to ride 40+ years ago nearly slamming her junior hunter into me on a lesson horse, learning...
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    Barns that do lessons are dependent on trainers...

    Barns that do lessons are dependent on trainers to set the bar high for arena behavior.

    The assumption is that a certain percentage of those in the ring are some version of beginner and those...
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    I have considered becoming a steward since my son...

    I have considered becoming a steward since my son will be off to college in a couple of years and thus I will have the ability to travel more. Several of my friends who are judges have told me that...
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    I agree with the poster above. Get him used to...

    I agree with the poster above. Get him used to contact. Ground work is great. When you are riding, use leg to push him into contact, when he accepts the bit, even for a stride, it's a step in the...
  5. Thread: saddle search

    by Linny
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    A friend of mine has had luck with Smith...

    A friend of mine has had luck with Smith Worthington for her Irish Cob who has a flat back but fairly high withers.
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    Perri's has a nice halter for $60 or so at Dover.

    Perri's has a nice halter for $60 or so at Dover.
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    I wish the race was still on Saturday. I have...

    I wish the race was still on Saturday. I have Saturday off but am working on Sunday.
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    Aren't stewards supposed to assure compliance...

    Aren't stewards supposed to assure compliance with the rules?
  9. Not all "traders" or "dealers" are unethical and...

    Not all "traders" or "dealers" are unethical and not all "trainers" are ethical.
    Stories of higher end trainers selling drugged or patched up or unsuitable animals are legion.

    Traders generally...
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    Boarding barn owners may be ammys but only if...

    Boarding barn owners may be ammys but only if they don't teach or ride client horses.
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    Poll: I grew up riding at a barn where when we were in...

    I grew up riding at a barn where when we were in the indoor, the faster gaits had the track and walkers stayed inside. Picture h/j barn with a track and then jump course just inside it. (No jumping...
  12. At a show using USEF rules, you are eliminated...

    At a show using USEF rules, you are eliminated once you have fallen. Eliminated means you have to leave (as soon as it is possible) so that the next competitor may proceed. The ring is not yours to...
  13. Take your lumps and walk the walk of shame to the...

    Take your lumps and walk the walk of shame to the gate. Get back on at you discretion or on advice of trainer. Even at a small show, it is discourteous to take the time to mount back up (much less...
  14. Thread: Helmet Spin-off

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    I'm a free range parent. My son is now 16 and...

    I'm a free range parent. My son is now 16 and pretty responsible. I've always allowed him to explore and set out on his own, within reason. For his part, he's always come home when expected and...
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    It still seems highly improper for a judge to...

    It still seems highly improper for a judge to discuss with an exhibitor any other rider's placing or score. If the trainer was there, any discussion of the OP's child's rides should have been between...
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    Dover has Tailored Sportsman shirts (not show...

    Dover has Tailored Sportsman shirts (not show shirts though) for $70.
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/ts-ice-fil-zip-top/p/X1-200575/

    Great fabric and colors. Lightweight but not sheer.
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    Higher level claiming races offer opportunities...

    Higher level claiming races offer opportunities for the non stakes horses. Since no secretary I know has ever written a race for "Non winners of 6 other than.." the claiming ranks are the way to go...
  18. IMO, if you can zip them yourself the first time...

    IMO, if you can zip them yourself the first time you put them on, they are not tight enough if you want a "show boot" look. When you twist to zip them you change the shape of the calf, making it...
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    Dover has Mountain Horse Venezias on sale for...

    Dover has Mountain Horse Venezias on sale for $199.99 and the slim is pretty slim.
  20. IMO, as a judge, you should be held to a higher...

    IMO, as a judge, you should be held to a higher standard. You are in essence, representing the USEF in everything you do in the equestrian world. You cheat your local tack shop? You engage in a shady...
  21. Typically the very top of the market is skewed...

    Typically the very top of the market is skewed but for the most part, the marketplace gets it right. The upper middle of the market is where most of the top horses come from. Remove the top and...
  22. What someone asks and what someone pays are not...

    What someone asks and what someone pays are not always the same. Sellers are sometimes negotiable based on circumstances. I might take a lower price if I were more comfortable with the buyer or if I...
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    As much as I'd like to see the grass roots...

    As much as I'd like to see the grass roots represented, the fact remains that in any national organizations, by the time you have made a name for yourself enough that you are considered to run the...
  24. The services should be billed to someone who used...

    The services should be billed to someone who used them.

    As an aside, does anyone else think that far too many independent contractors are willing to bill for cancelled services? If you book me...
  25. So few horses truly earn the status of "legend"...

    So few horses truly earn the status of "legend" but Fred certainly did. Far too short a life for a legend.
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