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    Don't worry so much about the entry date, email...

    Don't worry so much about the entry date, email Christy Warrington (email on the site) and see if she'll still accept your entry. Normally they are great about letting you register late, and I know...
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    I am on occasion paid to braid...so I suppose...

    I am on occasion paid to braid...so I suppose that technically that makes me a "professional" braider...but I wouldn't really say that. :)

    I was taught to do hunter braids, but they're so tiny,...
  3. I tried almost all the boots on the market,...

    I tried almost all the boots on the market, including custom swiss horse boots..and I couldn't get *anything* to stay ON MY MARE when she cantered or jumped. :(

    That having been said, I later...
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    I'm sorry, but LOL! I feel your pain, but it's...

    I'm sorry, but LOL! I feel your pain, but it's just so funny to see it written. ;)

    I too live in humidity central Tennessee, and this is what I've found works:
    - baby powder or gold bond...
  5. Thank you so much! I had never thought of...

    Thank you so much!

    I had never thought of lunging in just that context, but it's so true! So long-lining will be much more effective for her development, it sounds like. I've long lined...
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    To me, the money is secondary to the *turnout*. ...

    To me, the money is secondary to the *turnout*. If my horse doesn't have 8 hours of turnout a day, I'm not going to board there. And not tiny little paddock turnout, big enough fields that she can...
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    It is the MOST fun thing you can do in harness. ...

    It is the MOST fun thing you can do in harness. :) My mare and I have been driving for seven years, and we went for the first time last fall, and had and absolute *blast*. :) I'll go to the...
  8. "Sidereins even with the rubber insert pieces,...

    "Sidereins even with the rubber insert pieces, just don't give like your hands do. You can't do the constant adjusting of reins in movement, give to the head. We found we needed these to communicate,...
  9. Thanks! I am definitely very hand's off when I'm...

    Thanks! I am definitely very hand's off when I'm on the lines...to the point that I tend to have the reins too loose and the contact too light to really get her down and onto the bit. :) She's...
  10. Okay, first off, I agree with you, I in no way...

    Okay, first off, I agree with you, I in no way intended to come across as saying that this is a problem solely of my horse's. By no means is it her problem, it's MINE! I am having trouble...
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    Ribbon Browbands?

    I do the old fashioned ribbon browbands if you're interested in one of those. :) Here's a link to some examples:
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  12. Vienna Reins (triangle reins, training reins) lunging for balance

    (also posted in driving forum, but cross-posted here, as it's more of a basic dressage question than a driving question...it just happens to be with a driving horse. :)

    I have a question.
    But...
  13. Vienna Reins (triangle reins, training reins) lunging for balance

    I have a question.
    But first, a bit of background.

    I have a 13-year-old mare with a club hoof on her right front. She's sound with shoes and regular work for being driven and for being...
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