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    If it were a Devoucoux or something, I'd agree...

    If it were a Devoucoux or something, I'd agree with you. But the OP describes it as a "billion year old pancake-style Crump." That's probably not worth saving, at least not as a riding saddle.
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    I'd find a local leather worker and ask to have...

    I'd find a local leather worker and ask to have it upcycled, either for myself or for resale. The flaps could easily be converted into leather journal covers, checkbook covers, mouse pads, luggage...
  3. Just for the sake of being thorough, know you...

    Just for the sake of being thorough, know you have other options that meet this description--especially if you're willing to flex on the monoflap thing. There's the PDS Showtime XCH Monoflap, the...
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    Yes, they exist. They're not super duper common....

    Yes, they exist. They're not super duper common. Antares' used-saddle division has some in stock. My theory, based on how much Voltaire inventory they suddenly acquired earlier this year, is that...
  5. I've scribed for judges for whom standing...

    I've scribed for judges for whom standing up/sitting down is a major physical hardship. And if you're judging while sitting in a truck or car, standing up is basically impossible.

    Anyway, the nice...
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    Another vote for Britta Rizzi. Well trained,...

    Another vote for Britta Rizzi. Well trained, great reputation, nice work, very professional. Mary at M&M Tack Shop is very good too, but as her association with M&M suggests, Research Triangle is her...
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    Lots of good advice given already. I do think...

    Lots of good advice given already. I do think you'll have more luck with Sporthorse Nation than most other venues...the buyer you need is an eventer who is schooling and competing straight through...
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    Pro tip from a fellow baker: Stop worrying about...

    Pro tip from a fellow baker: Stop worrying about the cookie recipe and start worrying about the packing method. :yes: This packing method from America's Test Kitchen will keep almost any cookie moist...
  9. For the job you're describing, I'd be looking at...

    For the job you're describing, I'd be looking at portable rechargeable flood lights, not headlamps. Like this, maybe....
  10. Yet another testimonial: About 8 weeks ago, I...

    Yet another testimonial: About 8 weeks ago, I started catch-riding a horse whose owner uses Lexol conditioning wipes to clean her Bobby's bridle. I couldn't stand the glossy, greasy, stiff feel that...
  11. Just FYI, that's a pretty conventional trial...

    Just FYI, that's a pretty conventional trial period for most brand-new English saddles. In fact, a three-day trial period is even more common. That said, if you are concerned and want more...
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    Athleta is definitely the winner for various fits...

    Athleta is definitely the winner for various fits and robust waistbands that stay up well, but it's pricey stuff, and even if you're on their mailing list, 20% off is about the most you could hope...
  13. More elegant than the towel but basically the...

    More elegant than the towel but basically the same idea as using a towel:

    https://www.smartpakequine.com/smartpak-convertible-spur-rub-saddle-pad-10754pb
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    You can buy Horsemen's Pride knockoffs of the...

    You can buy Horsemen's Pride knockoffs of the pricey Blox system in pairs. If I were looking to buy some, I'd wait for a "no FOB charges" sale at Big Dees, which happens now and again (especially in...
  15. I bought the UA bag a few weeks ago, and I like...

    I bought the UA bag a few weeks ago, and I like it so far. I'm sure there are better gear bags at higher price points, but I was on a budget, and this one gets the job done.

    It's actually just the...
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    I've never ridden in an Eq class, so someone like...

    I've never ridden in an Eq class, so someone like vxf111 will have to comment on suitability for the Eq...but I wonder if the Arc de Triomphe Single Laced Reins would work better for your hands than...
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    If I live din Hampshire, UK, I'd probably be...

    If I live din Hampshire, UK, I'd probably be looking at something that I would almost never recommend to American consumers: a Heritage custom saddle. Well within your stated price range, built...
  18. Thread: Full Chaps?

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    I wrote about mine in this post:...

    I wrote about mine in this post: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?60308-Womanly-sized-riders-unite!&p=7846628#post7846628

    You're right to be mindful of how stretchy they are, as I...
  19. We bought from Whole Foods last year. I am...

    We bought from Whole Foods last year. I am usually the family cook for Thanksgiving, but I was 6+ months pregnant and wasn't feeling up to it. The Whole Foods meal was fine and competent. I made my...
  20. Thread: Full Chaps?

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    For everyone complaining of "permanent...

    For everyone complaining of "permanent shrinkage": http://chapinserts.com/

    I ditto someone else's advice that Kat should borrow some full chaps before taking the plunge. Kat, you may not like...
  21. Depending on the buckle design, maybe you could...

    Depending on the buckle design, maybe you could use a chest extender designed for horse blankets? Google Images will gladly show you what a "horse chest extender" is so that I don't have to try and...
  22. Try switching to this one. It turns out better...

    Try switching to this one. It turns out better with frozen bananas than with fresh bananas, IME. If using defrosted frozen bananas, which are already pretty watery, you can skip the microwave step...
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    This will probably ruin your day, but better now...

    This will probably ruin your day, but better now than later...for at least the last few years, saddles have been excluded from the VTO Black Friday sales.
  24. Yes, but it's a different flat rate. AnySoldier's...

    Yes, but it's a different flat rate. AnySoldier's FAQ talks about this at some length, along with advice about how to pack your stuff. Excerpt:
  25. ...who said that? ;) Dehners last forever. Vogels...

    ...who said that? ;) Dehners last forever. Vogels last a long time. I've heard mixed reports on Sergios, probably because Sergio Grasso builds a lot of boot models out of calfskin. But I think they...
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