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    There are no restrictions on the bits for the...

    There are no restrictions on the bits for the jumping phases.
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    Neither the Baucher not the...

    Neither the Baucher not the 3-ring-with-rein-on-the-snaffle-ring have ANY lever action.

    In order to have a lever action, you need a fulcrum that is at a distance from both force points.

    With a...
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    I was riding cross country in a gag back in the...

    I was riding cross country in a gag back in the late 80s.
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    In (US national) Eventing Dressage, the normal...

    In (US national) Eventing Dressage, the normal protocol is to check the bit BEFORE the ride. The rider can REQUEST to check the bit after the ride. But normal/default is to do the bit check first
  5. There are MANY thing that carry over directly...

    There are MANY thing that carry over directly from dressage to jumping, but there are some that do not. One that does NOT is the rotation of the leg.

    For jumping (with a shorter stirrup) your toe...
  6. There is only one time my instructor has asked me...

    There is only one time my instructor has asked me to "lock" my elbows. Music was using the reins to pull my hands out of position, so that she could go either above or below the bit . It was...
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    To me a hack is, by definition, something OUTSIDE...

    To me a hack is, by definition, something OUTSIDE the ring. So I can not help with that part.

    But I can help with the fitness part. Just like getting a horse fit, you want to use interval...
  8. Braiding doesn't make you a pro. Being paid to...

    Braiding doesn't make you a pro.

    Being paid to do ONE THING, and then riding or training horse FOR YOUR EMPLOYER, makes you a pro.

    Doesn't matter whether the "one thing" is braiding, mucking,...
  9. For rules purposes, the measured length includes...

    For rules purposes, the measured length includes EVERYTHING, including the "string" on the end.
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    There is no hassle in switcheing from amateur to...

    There is no hassle in switcheing from amateur to pro.

    The hassle in switchng back to amateur later is mostly getting letters (Saying you have not done any "pro" activites for a year) notarized.
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    Maybe you have beter footing in NZ. Here in the...

    Maybe you have beter footing in NZ. Here in the land of the red Virginia clay, aerovating tyhe footing is what allows events to run in July and August.

    Before that became common, Eventing in VA...
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    It may not sound like much, but I know that an...

    It may not sound like much, but I know that an apparently SMALL increase in the cost of toilets made the difference between making money and losing money for one event last year.
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    1) Personally I PREFER a car horn to a bell or...

    1) Personally I PREFER a car horn to a bell or whistle. With ANY signal, I hope the judge is aware enough not to sound it just as the horse is passing. That is indepenant of the type of sound.
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    I think this is backwards. If it were my...

    I think this is backwards.

    If it were my horse, I would ride in the field several days a week, without jumping, so that he becomes used to dealing with (both mentally and physically) THAT...
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    It would be fine. It happens quite frequently...

    It would be fine.

    It happens quite frequently in Eventing.
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    There have been times that I have thought that a...

    There have been times that I have thought that a young horse (going BN) went better when I sat.

    The judges generally did not agree.
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    I took a course design clinic with Linda Allen,...

    I took a course design clinic with Linda Allen, and she spent quite a lot of time on the effect of different colors on horses. I no longer remember the details , but the point was that, even though...
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    OK, I misunderstood your post. But the...

    OK, I misunderstood your post.

    But the question is still-
    Would YOU sell him for $2500?
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    I have one who can be like that. She has never...

    I have one who can be like that. She has never bolted, but there have been times when her only gaits were a jig, a sewing machine trot, and a porpoise canter. There are times she plants her feet,...
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    That is what you paid for him BEFORE he was a...

    That is what you paid for him BEFORE he was a packer. But I bet you would not have sold him for that once he ad shown he WAS a BN packer.
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    Yep. Of the 4 horses in my barn, only one was...

    Yep. Of the 4 horses in my barn, only one was ever advertised.

    I have bought several (for VERY reasonable prices) where someone called ME and said "Do you know anybody who might be interested...
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    Supply and demand determine price. Area II has a...

    Supply and demand determine price. Area II has a lot more Eventing riders, and thus more demand, than many other places. Looking at THOSE sources, 10K + for a BN horse is about what I would expect.
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    Sever facility should have an uninterruptable...

    Sever facility should have an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).
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    I had a 30 year old trailer. Not pretty, but...

    I had a 30 year old trailer. Not pretty, but functionally sound.

    I lent it to my SISTER.

    One of the horses she had in the trailer panicked. fell down, gots tuck.

    They had to use the "Jaws...
  25. Te Area II website usually has a pretty good list...

    Te Area II website usually has a pretty good list of the unrecognized competitions.
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