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  1. I've always been thrilled to see when top horses...

    I've always been thrilled to see when top horses are retired to the "good life" - it's so nice to see after all they do for us.

    Hoping Warum Nicht recovers well enough to be able to enjoy it...
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    I totally disagree. Upper level dressage (any...

    I totally disagree.

    Upper level dressage (any dressage, really) is judged on the horse's performance first and foremost. The mark for rider's position and effectiveness of the aids is a very tiny...
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    Bogie is super-knowledgable. Really good info. ...

    Bogie is super-knowledgable. Really good info.

    Paula, have you looked at saddles specifically designed for the shorter, curvier backed horses? Black Country makes a really nice one called the BCS...
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    I would have to say something. A trainer I...

    I would have to say something.

    A trainer I used to ride with once told me that her body is how she makes her living, so she has to be careful with it. This was in relation to difficult horse that...
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    I'll bet you don't get those big white pads and...

    I'll bet you don't get those big white pads and white breeches in hunters, and they're getting blown out. You should probably stop down the exposure a tad. Also, maybe adjust the white balance as it...
  6. A lady here in AZ told me that while she was...

    A lady here in AZ told me that while she was riding, somebody cranked up her trailer and took the towing ball mount and ball (whatever you call that combination) off of her truck. When she got back,...
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    I bought a used Passier and when I emailed the...

    I bought a used Passier and when I emailed the serial number they emailed the same day with all the details about it. They're great that way. I love my Passier. I have a friend with one 20+ years old...
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    Ah, fantastic! I do all kinds of work in the...

    Ah, fantastic! I do all kinds of work in the Epics, glad to hear the Renegades are up for it.

    Thank, irish_horse, I'll also look up previous threads…
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    Renegades - who's used them?

    My Epics are coming up on retirement status, so I'm considering whether I should buy a new set for my horse, or switch to something different.

    I'm especially curious about Renegades. Has anybody...
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    I absolutely think that a quality saddle, if you...

    I absolutely think that a quality saddle, if you know the size and model that fits you and your horse, is well worth the savings buying used.

    I'm riding in a Passier that fits me and my horse,...
  11. Great photo. I saw a pic of the sole of one of...

    Great photo.

    I saw a pic of the sole of one of his hooves on FB and it looks like that could definitely be the case. It's so pared out you can easily see the bruising. I cringed just looking at...
  12. Exactly what I was thinking! Just for the time...

    Exactly what I was thinking! Just for the time being...

    Also, I whole-heartedly agree that even tender-footed, ouchy, and in that terrible sale barn, he is just plain a QUALITY horse. What a...
  13. Also done! :)

    Also done! :)
  14. LOVE! :D

    LOVE! :D
  15. OK, the tears are flowing. I am SO happy to see...

    OK, the tears are flowing. I am SO happy to see that he's safely in FH's hands now. I was holding my breath, I have to admit, waiting to know he was "officially" rescued from his situation. PHEW and...
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    Oh yes, I google beforehand, too. Googling after...

    Oh yes, I google beforehand, too. Googling after the fact is never a good idea… lol.
  17. I think that's a great idea. If she updates us as...

    I think that's a great idea. If she updates us as to what's going on with his vet care, I'm sure there are people (myself included) who would be happy to contribute. Even if it was just $20 each for...
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    The pony clubbers idea is great. Then you can get...

    The pony clubbers idea is great. Then you can get yourself whatever noseband you want! Win-win :)

    I've found that TOTD requires lots of restraint. I make sure I am clear on just what I need/am...
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    I'm fine with the boots if she wants to boot up...

    I'm fine with the boots if she wants to boot up her horse, and the awesome retirement is just fantastic. THAT is how we should reward our horses for all that they give to us over the years. Bravo!!!!...
  20. This whole thing has been amazing. I love the...

    This whole thing has been amazing. I love the photos, and I am so happy for everybody - both human and equine. He deserves to retire with love, comfort and dignity, and thanks to this board, he will.
  21. Woooohoooo! So happy to hear it! You are both...

    Woooohoooo! So happy to hear it!

    You are both fantastic.

    Of course, we will all be eagerly watching for your updates. :)
  22. Is it high or low ringbone, from what you saw? A...

    Is it high or low ringbone, from what you saw? A lot can be done with shoeing to help the breakover and reduce stress on the area. Horses with ringbone can still be rideable. Working with...
  23. Me too. Mine is 18 and I've had her for 11 years....

    Me too. Mine is 18 and I've had her for 11 years. She has earned as much comfort as I can provide for her throughout the rest of her life, which I hope will be a long and happy one. Paying full board...
  24. Have you thought of sending tracings to Trumbull...

    Have you thought of sending tracings to Trumbull Mountain? They have a fantastic trial program and are absolutely experts at helping fit saddles to both horse and rider. Plus, they have an amazing...
  25. Sexy Rexy is a totally appropriate name. He moves...

    Sexy Rexy is a totally appropriate name. He moves beautifully!!!

    You know what you need to work on. I think you're off to a great start.

    Thanks for sharing :)
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