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  1. I have a customer who also is very very involved...

    I have a customer who also is very very involved in english Quarter Horses. In their world they have something called a slot class. To enter the horse must meet very specific criteria - say a 3 year...
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    The depo should work. BUT you have to make sure...

    The depo should work. BUT you have to make sure to start it when your mare is completely out of heat and therefore not ovulating (about 5 days after she's out of heat) and then give her 10 cc s...
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    Buy any of the Horseware Products - they FIT.

    Buy any of the Horseware Products - they FIT.
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    From a judge. . .be immaculately clean, neat and...

    From a judge. . .be immaculately clean, neat and tidy and have your horse clipped - ears, muzzle, feathery legs etc, etc,

    Pretty jacket, but if you are going to wear the also pretty but...
  5. Its very expensive to nominate. . .

    Its very expensive to nominate. . .
  6. the Mattes pads are the best

    the Mattes pads are the best
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    We'd love to help you - we are in Acton, MA. ...

    We'd love to help you - we are in Acton, MA. Feel free to check us out on our website and contact me if you are interested.

    Best,
    Dina
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    Love my Voltaire. I have it and an older Butet. ...

    Love my Voltaire. I have it and an older Butet. Both fit 95% of the horses I ride, but the Butet doesn't fit the very wide shouldered ones and the Voltaire doesn't fit the thoroughbreds - too wide.
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    How much turnout does he get? and does he...

    How much turnout does he get? and does he actually do anything? or is it too icey? I can tell you all my tbs at my barn are looney tunes at the moment despite all day turnout. Once they go for a...
  10. Dr. Gaby at Essex is a lameness expert and does a...

    Dr. Gaby at Essex is a lameness expert and does a great job - bedside manner is a bit inconsistent but worth it.
  11. We have 2013 filly by Epsom out of a...

    We have 2013 filly by Epsom out of a Libero/Voltaire/Sandro mare. She was a premium foal and Foal of Distinction at the Oldenburg Inspections at Keenridge. We think she is a fantastic foal, but you...
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    Let me speak to this problem of coaching from the...

    Let me speak to this problem of coaching from the rail or the ingate from a judge's perpective. Its abnoxious and annoying at best. I can and do penalize for outside assistance - as provided for in...
  13. Go to Eastern Mountain Sports - they are online...

    Go to Eastern Mountain Sports - they are online too - and buy the lightweight, stretchy base layer. Breeches slide right on over them, they add enough warmth, and your tall boots still fit. Add...
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    Is this a trainer that is driving to your...

    Is this a trainer that is driving to your facility, and is late showing up? Or is this a trainer that is teaching many lessons in row and by the time she gets to you is running 10, 20 minutes late? ...
  15. At our barn, we have limited stalls in a high...

    At our barn, we have limited stalls in a high cost area. We make no money off of board, (in fact I think we lose money) and it is not cheap. So we have a "service requirement" of X dollars that...
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    As a trainer and rider here is my perspective. ...

    As a trainer and rider here is my perspective. You have given me 30 days notice that you are leaving. Fine. Now you would like me to ride the horse so you can make a great video and use it to sell...
  17. mirrors, no stirrups, and a friend to watch you...

    mirrors, no stirrups, and a friend to watch you from behind and tell you when your are straight - they dont even have to be horsey. Straight will feel crooked until you relearn "straight"
  18. I wanted to chime in here with a judges...

    I wanted to chime in here with a judges perspective. I am a USEF judge who judges a lot of IEA shows in the winter. IEA is run in the same format and same model as IHSA. I have to say, first and...
  19. I have owned and ridden in a most of the various...

    I have owned and ridden in a most of the various high end French saddles. Currently I have a Voltaire with a 17 " seat and AA panels, and the pro tree. I love it. But it does not fit 2 of the many...
  20. Thought the test was hard but fair except for the...

    Thought the test was hard but fair except for the 2 changes of lead in what used to be the the bending 5. It was all just a mess and I'm not sure what the judges were "testing". I almost thought...
  21. go to the fabric or craft store and buy some felt...

    go to the fabric or craft store and buy some felt and cut and stick between saddle and saddle pad - works great. You can also get 10mm dense foam and cut shims out of them too.
  22. From a judge's perspective the single most...

    From a judge's perspective the single most important thing is that you place the horses in the correct order - that your "stagger" is right. I find that the earlier the horse goes the more...
  23. I do very brief bits of canter as well. Maybe I...

    I do very brief bits of canter as well. Maybe I will use it on one that cant collect very well, or has a rude, rooting mouth, or flings its head in the air during transisitions or at jumps (although...
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    I have put auto changes on many horses who were...

    I have put auto changes on many horses who were confirmed non lead changers, so it is possible. But it took a lot of pro rides - you have to put the haunches in, shoulder in, half pass and counter...
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    you need to set yourself up with a zipcar account...

    you need to set yourself up with a zipcar account - it will solve all your problems :-)

    And you could come and check us out www.fairharbourfarm.com
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