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  1. I am currently using the same saddle on both of...

    I am currently using the same saddle on both of my horses, even though my older guy needs a narrower tree. Until I find the exact one I need for him in a used model (which is proving to be difficult-...
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    Definitely compensate for the weaker side by...

    Definitely compensate for the weaker side by shimming, but I just learned about this interesting fact: their hair is more brittle in the winter, so if they swing in their back they can get the hair...
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    I am not sure about saddles in that range, but I...

    I am not sure about saddles in that range, but I can tell you (as someone with long thighs), to look for forward flap or forward/long flap combos.
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    I was pretty excited about the one I bought but,...

    I was pretty excited about the one I bought but, as with the Ecogold pad I got several years ago, I was underwhelmed at best. I keep coming back to sheepskin and/or Thinline for both my horses, and...
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    I bought an Ogilvy halfpad to help a saddle fit...

    I bought an Ogilvy halfpad to help a saddle fit better, but then realized my other horse's saddle fit this horse perfectly and I didn't need it anymore, so I sold it to a friend who loves it.

    I...
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    Yeah, other than showing and the SmartPak...

    Yeah, other than showing and the SmartPak discount (which is TOTALLY worth it!) I would not have joined.
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    OneK helmets are nice and not expensive. I use...

    OneK helmets are nice and not expensive. I use mine for schooling, but I wouldn't mind showing in it. I have a tiny pin-head and the small is a little big since I cut my long hair off, but adjusting...
  8. Ah, that was so cool- I love him. I also love...

    Ah, that was so cool- I love him.

    I also love Myself de Breve and Marie Hecart. Lovelovelove that little mare- it looked like Marie gave her neck a rub after that triple combination, which is...
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    Awesome! Um- how do they fit? It says they run...

    Awesome! Um- how do they fit? It says they run small, but I'm pretty....underendowed, let's say, and usually wear a S or XS in shirts. I'll measure before I order, but thought I'd get some input....
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    Oooh, I love those Cheval shirts! I think I've...

    Oooh, I love those Cheval shirts! I think I've found my next shirt....
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    I've developed a hatred for show and everyday...

    I've developed a hatred for show and everyday shirts made entirely of synthetics. In my experience they stain too easily, they stink and are hot and then the fabric sticks to your skin, and they...
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    I agree with paw- sit down with your trainer and...

    I agree with paw- sit down with your trainer and express your concerns. If *you* don't feel prepared, that is going to affect your performance. If your horse doesn't feel prepared to you, ditto the...
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    A mullen mouth or a nathe might work well. My TB...

    A mullen mouth or a nathe might work well. My TB hates metal bits, so he goes in a HS Duo and loves it.

    It is a long process with one like yours- mine was the same way. You have to reward by...
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    I would focus on fitness quite a bit- I have a...

    I would focus on fitness quite a bit- I have a coming 17 year old TB who events and we do a lot of hill work and hacking out (not trail riding, but actual working hacks, including galloping and...
  15. I recently looked into this for both of my...

    I recently looked into this for both of my horses- in the winter their hair is more brittle, so if you have a horse with a swingy back your pad may be giving it rubs. I am now using only sheepskin...
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    I bathtubbed my customs, since I couldn't wear...

    I bathtubbed my customs, since I couldn't wear them otherwise, and it worked amazingly well. I had a bit of a panic attack when I stepped into the bathtub but it was 100% worth it!
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    I am moving up from the Low AAs to the Highs with...

    I am moving up from the Low AAs to the Highs with my young horse this year, and will probably get his shoes drilled when we start showing outside again. When we ship out to my trainer's during the...
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    I love mine. I actually ride both my horses in...

    I love mine. I actually ride both my horses in it, although one is a TB who needs a N (an XN in an Innovation), and the other is a tube-like WB who goes in a Medium (a Narrow in an Innovation). The...
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    I had a young horse who paddled fairly badly, but...

    I had a young horse who paddled fairly badly, but had good legs. I changed my farrier and it pretty much went away.
  20. They are fun shows, and the jumper day goes...

    They are fun shows, and the jumper day goes faster than the hunter day, usually. I think I'll be there, too. :)
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    My trainer told me I should try to get down to FL...

    My trainer told me I should try to get down to FL this winter, which caused me to laugh so hard I hurt myself. I actually have the horse (which is why he suggested it), but I don't have the money or...
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    I just ordered a custom one with a zip-off padded...

    I just ordered a custom one with a zip-off padded lid from Smartpak for my Husky trunk, which is a slightly sturdier version of the Stanley that one can get at Lowes. You put in the measurements,...
  23. I use Contender II pads at home- I love them. I...

    I use Contender II pads at home- I love them. I would show in one, too, but I have embroidered pads so I just throw a Thinline on top of one of those to show. The Contender pads are genius, though,...
  24. I love doing the jumpers for many reasons, but...

    I love doing the jumpers for many reasons, but definitely one of them is that I can use whatever tack I like. On the other hand, I'm sort of a minimalist so I don't like adding extra stuff just for...
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    Wait, why is SendenHorse being scolded for simply...

    Wait, why is SendenHorse being scolded for simply reiterating what GM was talking about? He has long harped on the lack of a dressage foundation in our side of the sport- it is one of his main...
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