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    I only ride in schooling shows at the moment, so...

    I only ride in schooling shows at the moment, so I want a fair judge (equally tough on all competitors) with helpful comments as I tend to focus on the comments (showing me what to focus on when I go...
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    My young horse used backing as an evasion so I...

    My young horse used backing as an evasion so I avoided teaching/practicing it under saddle until forward from a halt was so solid I forgot the last time she backed after a halt. She also found it...
  3. IME, chomping is more bit related than bridle...

    IME, chomping is more bit related than bridle related, while head tossing/fussiness is more likely bridle related (but, of course, YMMV!). Most of my horses have preferred a single joined bit or a...
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    I also use the Fox Village software and, while it...

    I also use the Fox Village software and, while it is hugely better than doing everything on paper, it has absolutely none of the settings you describe. As someone else mentioned, I have to input...
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    Yes, I have done this with my schooling shows too...

    Yes, I have done this with my schooling shows too when I couldn't resolve issues by moving the entire class. It is a hassle so a last resort, but totally doable.
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    I would totally try to accommodate you if you put...

    I would totally try to accommodate you if you put that note in with your entry (even if I was a recognized show secretary). If I couldn't, the refund would kinda depend. I can be more lenient at...
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    I am the show secretary for 4 schooling dressage...

    I am the show secretary for 4 schooling dressage shows per year. I use software, which is easier than pen and paper, but still doesn't remove the need for me to actually look critically at the...
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    I will add another vote for the right greenie. I...

    I will add another vote for the right greenie. I was in your position last year with basically the same short and longer term goals. My budget was under $5K. I looked at "older", more experienced...
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    Annaharvey Farm is easy to get to via train and...

    Annaharvey Farm is easy to get to via train and it has fabulous cross country training. I really enjoyed the week I spent there a few years ago. http://www.annaharveyfarm.ie
  10. For dressage, in the winter, I use a Back on...

    For dressage, in the winter, I use a Back on Track pad under sheepskin half pad (shimmable but with no shims at the moment). In the summer, just a plain quilted cotton pad under the sheepskin half...
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    www.hastilowusa.com has several nice leather...

    www.hastilowusa.com has several nice leather girths to choose from. I have one of their balding dressage girths hopefully arriving tomorrow - I was so excited to find one in a dressage length (they...
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    I have my own trailer and typically travel to...

    I have my own trailer and typically travel to shows on my own and may meet with friends at the show. I've never had anyone come along for grooming/photos/etc. and I usually don't have a coach at the...
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    I already ride her in a correctly fitted Micklem...

    I already ride her in a correctly fitted Micklem bridle, which she definitely prefers to "normal" bridles.

    I will try the pantyhose nose net idea next time I ride and I will also try keeping a...
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    I also use the Safestyle Stirrup...

    I also use the Safestyle Stirrup (http://www.safestyle.nl/index.php?lang=en) in original, not carbon, style (with the one side open so you can't get dragged) and love them. They are super comfortable...
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    LOL, I completely understand this! I have...

    LOL, I completely understand this! I have recently had to get a little more strict about boundaries in other areas of our riding - she was telling me things were "difficult", so I backed off....which...
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    I was thinking about a nose net after reading...

    I was thinking about a nose net after reading some other threads about them. Which ones do you use? The ones I liked were nearly $70, which seems an expensive experiment!
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    My coach suggested a standing martingale too, but...

    My coach suggested a standing martingale too, but I am very nervous about them on green horses as there is no release so if they go up, they can flip over.

    I actually don't worry about the...
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    I did have her eyes checked at her spring vet...

    I did have her eyes checked at her spring vet check so I don't think eyesight problems are the cause. It is interesting your comment about how they visualize jumps. She is doing it on the entire...
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    I don't think so, although I board so don't see...

    I don't think so, although I board so don't see her often in turnout. She certainly wasn't today either before or after I rode. I have never allowed her to rub her face on her legs while bridled but...
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    Head tossing - just a phase?!

    I have a green, young horse I just started jumping in March. She is going through a phase of testing her boundaries, and I am hoping this is part of that phase and will eventually disappear. However,...
  21. I would very much like to know where the OP got...

    I would very much like to know where the OP got one! I have one with sunglasses that I completely love and I had no idea they were discontinued. Like Xanthoria, I would love to buy a new one for when...
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    Wow, confirms my thoughts that our local facility...

    Wow, confirms my thoughts that our local facility is above average for cost to school, especially given that we are in a lower income/cost of living area than most of the other posters. It is $55 and...
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    My horse much prefers the Micklem bridle to...

    My horse much prefers the Micklem bridle to standard bridles (including bridles with no noseband, or only a loose cavesson noseband). She is much steadier in the Micklem and easier to bridle. I have...
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    I run the local GMO schooling shows and they do...

    I run the local GMO schooling shows and they do very well and most are filled with a waiting list. The key for us is picking good dates (try to minimize conflict with other local events, and being...
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    Poll: I agree, more bang for the eventing buck buying a...

    I agree, more bang for the eventing buck buying a TB (with a vet check!) and you are more likely to get what you see. IMHO, a young WB is more of a gamble - it may decide it doesn't like eventing, or...
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