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  1. Another vote for the clinic. Allison is fabulous...

    Another vote for the clinic. Allison is fabulous and I find her lessons to be invaluable.
  2. I've been beating the life out of a Pessoa Legacy...

    I've been beating the life out of a Pessoa Legacy Event XP with an adjustable gullet for about 6 years now and other than the leather being faded from the elements and use and the wool needing some...
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    Oh, I'm totally with you about getting there...

    Oh, I'm totally with you about getting there early! I'm all for that, but a couple times I've done this, the courses aren't even finished being set until after my dressage time, so that doesn't work...
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    1-day events with inconsiderate timing between...

    1-day events with inconsiderate timing between phases. On more than one occasion, I've had to learn my stadium course and make an educated guess about striding and turns based on watching other...
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    :rolleyes: You know you're on the internet when...

    :rolleyes: You know you're on the internet when people resort to passive aggressively correcting your grammar when that had 0 to do with your point.



    I can understand this perspective. To play...
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    I don't see why it's the business of anyone other...

    I don't see why it's the business of anyone other than Maya, the Dofelmiers, her coaches, and her close supporters & friends as to the specifics of what's up with Cody. Unlike a security hack where...
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    I've had success with Pessoa and Prestige jumping...

    I've had success with Pessoa and Prestige jumping saddles and Kieffer, Albion, and Thorowgood dressage saddles on my TBx large pony, all in my regular 17" size.
  8. As someone who absolutely loves the process, I...

    As someone who absolutely loves the process, I will almost always be in the green horse camp! Since you sound like a knowledgeable, capable rider, my vote would be for a young prospect with nice...
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    Talk to me about Town Hill (HT)

    I'm looking at my end of August options and am considering making the trek down to Town Hill. I did a search on COTH and only found threads 6+ years old, but some referenced the course being pretty...
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    I really wanted to go this year, but had a prior...

    I really wanted to go this year, but had a prior weekend commitment that couldn't be rescheduled :( My coach and a bunch of my friends went and had an absolute blast. I will be going next year for...
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    I've had the best luck with the cheapy bell boots...

    I've had the best luck with the cheapy bell boots from Dover in the gum color: http://www.doversaddlery.com/easy-stretch-bell-boots/p/X1-0410/

    no rubbing and they're pretty hardy! My guy wears...
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    Do you ride with an experienced eventing coach?...

    Do you ride with an experienced eventing coach? When I started eventing, I relied on my HJ background and did not get proper XC lessons. Once I finally did, I was embarrassed by how improperly I was...
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    I'm obsessed with my Royal Riders (unjointed)...

    I'm obsessed with my Royal Riders (unjointed) with the cheese grater pads. I rode in plain fillis for many, many years and scoffed at the wide footbed/composite stirrup trend, until I tried a horse...
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    Frank Baines tends to have deeper rear gussets...

    Frank Baines tends to have deeper rear gussets and fit a number of TBs well.
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    Honestly, this is the part that bothered me most...

    Honestly, this is the part that bothered me most in the COTH write-up:



    I don't compete at these levels, so pardon my ignorance, but isn't part of the ground jury's job to assess situations and...
  16. Thread: Lets Talk Bits

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    First off, what a gorgeous horse!! And you are a...

    First off, what a gorgeous horse!! And you are a lovely rider. I definitely see how he has a tendency to get long and flat and bear down on the forehand between the fences and once you ask him to...
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    There is an open yard between my neighbor and I...

    There is an open yard between my neighbor and I and the property line splits it almost in half. We both mow to the marker and leave a line. It would be excessive for either of us to mow the other's...
  18. Thread: Dressage Test Panic

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    I used to have MAJOR dressage test anxiety, which...

    I used to have MAJOR dressage test anxiety, which always made my horses tense up and go yucky. A real self fulfilling prophecy! I recently started riding with an excellent dressage instructor who...
  19. When I broke my leg, I volunteered as a scribe :)...

    When I broke my leg, I volunteered as a scribe :) scoring would be another good job! Some places have jump judges in pairs, so if you were paired with a person who could run to fix things/flag folks...
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    Is Be Mine the same one Buck couldn't get into...

    Is Be Mine the same one Buck couldn't get into the start box at Fair Hill last fall? That horse looks like a handful when he's decided he doesn't want to play the game anymore!
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    Sensitive horses often hold a lot of tension....

    Sensitive horses often hold a lot of tension. With horses like that, you need to be careful to not overpace them when trying to get them connected or else they will never give over their back. Be...
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    I completely understand this! I was recently...

    I completely understand this! I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and have started medication which has helped a lot with my irritability. But there are still some days where I know it would be...
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    I rode in an Albion SLK for several years and...

    I rode in an Albion SLK for several years and really enjoy its minimalist design and good balance. I recently purchased a Frank Baines Pirouette and I am OBSESSED with it. The design is more secure...
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    These exactly! Perhaps it's just the former HJ...

    These exactly! Perhaps it's just the former HJ rider in me that's programmed to call jumps, but I call my jumps to give a heads up to others of my intended path AND I continue to be highly aware of...
  25. Thread: Majyk XC boots?

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    I have the original Majyk XC boots and adore...

    I have the original Majyk XC boots and adore them. My only gripe is that the strike plate on the front boots is a bit tough to work with. Glad to see they've improved the design in the Gen 2 boots! I...
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