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    the grading scale is 1 through 4, from mildest to...

    the grading scale is 1 through 4, from mildest to the worst.
    A grade 1-2 is something that should be re-examined closely.
  2. the best hand creme you can buy !

    the best hand creme you can buy !
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    fedoras and ties- how can you go wrong? !

    fedoras and ties- how can you go wrong? !
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    It sounds like the saddle is too small in the...

    It sounds like the saddle is too small in the seat for you.
    I love them, and so does the Spanish Riding School.
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    current: MoMA, Kisa, Jinx the Cat ...

    current: MoMA,
    Kisa,
    Jinx the Cat

    former:Uncle Timmy
    Linda Lee
    Mags(Magnum Kitty)
    Cormac McCarthy(MacMac)
    KiKi
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    remember campers- it is not just the leather...

    remember campers- it is not just the leather quality but the quality of the BUCKLE. You really want a forged steel buckle, not cast.Want to know why I know this ??!!
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    foam deflects the shock back into the horse- not...

    foam deflects the shock back into the horse- not good
    wool will help absorb the shock - good
    foam is heat inducing- not good
    wool will not produce heat- good.
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    As near as I can tell, most of these...

    As near as I can tell, most of these breech"designers" don't ride and have little concept that riding actually involves physical activity and skill.
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    The whole NH fad makes me ill but just points...

    The whole NH fad makes me ill but just points out how gullible the public can really be. They would rather play with carrot sticks and giant beach balls than actually lose 50 lbs and learn to ride...
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    the bigeest issue I have had with the larger...

    the bigeest issue I have had with the larger horses on trails is getting my knees
    scraped between trees.
    I have never heard of a warmblood competing in endurance;that sport seems to be dominated by...
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    love it !

    love it !
  12. Thread: Custom Blankets?

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    http://www.thealpacahorse.com

    http://www.thealpacahorse.com
  13. I bought mine as a 3 yr.old. He never raced but...

    I bought mine as a 3 yr.old. He never raced but was in training at the track. I got to Prix.St George I-1
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    sloppy,imo.

    sloppy,imo.
  15. Thread: Low rise breeches

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    Poll: Hate them beyond all hate. Wear Tropical Riders...

    Hate them beyond all hate.
    Wear Tropical Riders now almost exclusively.
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    we just got a 36cm Duett for one of our schoolies...

    we just got a 36cm Duett for one of our schoolies and I can describe it as "a coffee table with stirrups". Impossible for anyone who knows anything to ride in.
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    define "school halt"

    define "school halt"
  18. Thread: Foam vs. wool

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    wool - all the way.

    wool - all the way.
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    I agree- a black dog and pepper spray -or a tazer

    I agree- a black dog and pepper spray -or a tazer
  20. hmmm- sounds like the modern day German Shephard...

    hmmm- sounds like the modern day German Shephard dog...high front end,lower angulated hind end... = hock,si injections early on.
  21. as explained by Exploding POny_ READ THE...

    as explained by Exploding POny_ READ THE RULES,folks, before offering an opinion. The rule book is on line. Go to the Dressage Section.
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    Any horse can "do" dressage;it is a question of...

    Any horse can "do" dressage;it is a question of how well and to what degree(level).
    IMO, her hind leg is too straight from the stifle through the gaskin. You want good angulation in that area.
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    Buy and feed your own extra hay, if you can.That...

    Buy and feed your own extra hay, if you can.That way you know your horse is getting it. Don't assume that "they" will feed "their" hay as extra hay.I have had to do this for years until recently.The...
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    Ballet dancers(ie, humans) have a lot more muscle...

    Ballet dancers(ie, humans) have a lot more muscle in their lower legs.The les warmers are for the muscles. Horses are nearly all tendon and ligaments from the knee down.
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    lemme see- Poltroon,you're from California,...

    lemme see- Poltroon,you're from California, right?... well here in the Northeast we appreciate ANY insulation, as it really does impede the wind.
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