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  1. I have sprayed the insides of my TOTD DaVinci's...

    I have sprayed the insides of my TOTD DaVinci's with water out of a regular spray bottle a couple of times and that has seemed to help enough. I still can't zip my left boot very well, but my husband...
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    I didn't pay anything in customs. I bought from...

    I didn't pay anything in customs. I bought from the same seller that others mentioned.
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    I bought an AYR8 on ebay from the UK in 2012. I...

    I bought an AYR8 on ebay from the UK in 2012. I would still have the helmet, except I fell an got a concussion in it in February of 2013. I had a good experience, but that packaging wasn't great....
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    I've not been very impressed with JMR. The couple...

    I've not been very impressed with JMR. The couple times I have posted pictures, I didn't received any comments from the judges.

    I ride on my own a lot now and don't compete but in a schooling...
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    I almost always ride in my Tipperary Sportage in...

    I almost always ride in my Tipperary Sportage in the summer. I love it, I just wish it had more of a visor.
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    I should probably be embarrassed for posting...

    I should probably be embarrassed for posting this, but my helmet looks pretty matte in this wonderful selfie.
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    I bought one of the leather look AYR8 helmets...

    I bought one of the leather look AYR8 helmets last month and I love it. I'll find a picture. The AYR8 has better ventilation than the GR8, but it's still not great. From what I've heard the Samshield...
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    Nevermind. Read the USEF rulebook and got my...

    Nevermind. Read the USEF rulebook and got my answer. :)
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    Between flat and deep I'd choose flat. I don't...

    Between flat and deep I'd choose flat. I don't like feeling trapped in the saddle. Right now I have a Voltaire Palm Beach and it's half deep, which is my most favorite depth of saddle to ride in.
  10. I really like the shimmable thinline half pads.

    I really like the shimmable thinline half pads.
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    The problem with most of the helmet manufacturers...

    The problem with most of the helmet manufacturers is they will not let tack shops discount their prices. Some won't allow any discounts, others the discounts are very slight. So most of the time the...
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    I was very fortunate as a junior to have parents...

    I was very fortunate as a junior to have parents who gave me all of the opportunities they could. I came from a non horse crazy family and while I owned 2 horses, we couldn't afford nice enough...
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    That makes sense. Thank you. :) I was able to...

    That makes sense. Thank you. :)

    I was able to get my right boot zipped last week in my lesson but not my left, so my trainer had to help me. It took him a while, but he got it. I got my right boot...
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    I have a bit of a hard time getting mine zipped...

    I have a bit of a hard time getting mine zipped over the ankle, but beyond that, it's not too bad. I got 37 M Tall. They actually are somehow feeling tighter after a couple weeks of use, particularly...
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    I haven't had any issues with my spurs fitting.

    I haven't had any issues with my spurs fitting.
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    My Equifit gel bands are a life saver with mine

    My Equifit gel bands are a life saver with mine
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    They just came out with the Da Vinci stretch, so...

    They just came out with the Da Vinci stretch, so they're just closing out the old style without the stretch panel next to the zipper I believe. I bought a pair off TOTD and they're nice boots, but...
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    I use castile soap, Voltaire saddle soap and...

    I use castile soap, Voltaire saddle soap and their leather balsam. My Palm Beach is full buffalo and these products seem to work very well on it. The Voltaire balsam is my favorite out of all the...
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    Ever since I started paying for my own tack in my...

    Ever since I started paying for my own tack in my adult life, almost everything is used, or at the very least bought at the best price possible, which means I look for lots of ebay bargains and good...
  20. I would give him a bit of time. As others have...

    I would give him a bit of time. As others have said, the weather would be playing a part. Otherwise I would ride in a happy mouth and just let him go on as loose of a rein as possible and try to get...
  21. One more thing that I've found to be a very...

    One more thing that I've found to be a very helpful piece of information is that when you do condition or oil your saddle in particular, make sure the majority of the conditioner/oil is being applied...
  22. I have not personally used the Higher Standard's,...

    I have not personally used the Higher Standard's, leather soap, but based on all of the positive reviews it is definitely something that I would try.

    As far as the lederbalsam, I don't like using...
  23. I went to the grand opening of the only local...

    I went to the grand opening of the only local tack store in the area this morning who carries Wilker's fitted pads. Sadly they didn't have anything bigger than a 17.5". When they're not so busy I'm...
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    What would you compare the Wellfleet to in terms...

    What would you compare the Wellfleet to in terms of quality?
  25. Most of my riding career, I haven't had my own...

    Most of my riding career, I haven't had my own horse. In the 16+ years I've been riding, I've only owned 3 horses. I owned a horse from 1997 to 2003, then not again until 2010, as of 2012 I was...
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