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    Walking around with zips half done puts a strain...

    Walking around with zips half done puts a strain on them; not keeping the zippers oiled; forcing the zippers up all contribute to zipper fail as does lousy zippers!
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    During travel bans, only essential traffic is...

    During travel bans, only essential traffic is allowed and I would think feeding and watering animals qualifies as essential!
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    I use black or brown braiding bands-wrap around...

    I use black or brown braiding bands-wrap around the cheek piece then slide the runner up over it. works quite well. Better than getting rid of the bridle!
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    word of mouth has worked best for me but also an...

    word of mouth has worked best for me but also an ad in the local paper. That may bring a bunch of useless and poorly done resumes but weed thru them as there may be a gem amongst them. Just state in...
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    Chains over the nose are like choke chains on...

    Chains over the nose are like choke chains on dogs: benign when all is well, a control method when things get edgy. Not cruel by any means-horses are far stronger than we are and sometimes we need...
  6. Showing without a trainer is quite doable, IF,...

    Showing without a trainer is quite doable, IF, you are well in control of your horse and you know what is going to be asked. Many people actually do go out there solo and do just fine but like...
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    Cantering from ring to ring or jumping from ring...

    Cantering from ring to ring or jumping from ring to ring is not the same as entering the ring at the canter, it is part of the course. "Back in the day" it was quite common to start your hunter round...
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    Pelham in NY?

    Pelham in NY?
  9. I agree that we tend to get way to anal on...

    I agree that we tend to get way to anal on breeches, boots, coats, bits, saddles etc. These are basically things that a judge really can't read the label on and as long as they fit nicely and are...
  10. if I buy , say a car, off someone and all the...

    if I buy , say a car, off someone and all the paper work seems in order yet later on down the road it is discovered that the car had been stolen. Too bad for me, I am out the money spent as well as...
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    word of mouth has worked best for me but also an...

    word of mouth has worked best for me but also an ad in the local paper. Emphasize that it is for barn work, no riding. You will get a pile of replies, many of them useless as some people send resumes...
  12. I hunted on Boxing Day with the Quorn and my...

    I hunted on Boxing Day with the Quorn and my goodness, the amount of people who came! It was not a great day as far as actual hunting but all the pomp was fun.
  13. HGTV did a pretty good job with the horses-both...

    HGTV did a pretty good job with the horses-both Property Brothers were raised on a ranch so no dumb horse comments from them. They had their Twitter feed running and many people said how much they...
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    If you are showing hunt seat equitation, one does...

    If you are showing hunt seat equitation, one does not need to look at the judge to start. When your number is announced you move forward and begin. You might want to glance at the judge to be sure...
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    If the tack is all legal according to Canadian...

    If the tack is all legal according to Canadian rules then there should be no official problem. You will get some strange looks and comments but if your guy lays down a nice trip all will be well! We...
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    the Arabian sport horse division is a rapidly...

    the Arabian sport horse division is a rapidly growing one and very amateur friendly. Many DIY folks have gone on to national titles in hunters, jumpers, dressage, and driving.
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    Glad to hear all this as we just bought a brand...

    Glad to hear all this as we just bought a brand new 2+1. haven't used it yet but it is a good looking ride!
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    amongst my favorite prizes have been halters. One...

    amongst my favorite prizes have been halters. One was a leather grooming halter and another was a biothane halter with a nameplate saying champion. Both have been used a lot. a leather shank with...
  19. If a trainer has their own facility and program,...

    If a trainer has their own facility and program, travelling around to other barns to teach can be a losing proposition. Travel time and waiting for rider to get on can involve much more time than...
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    Awning is a nice feature with a patio mat...

    Awning is a nice feature with a patio mat underneath-extends your living space on nice days! I second using the horse box as an entrance and to hang extra stuff or to s[pread things out to dry. Sweep...
  21. Wow, this is intense! Our place is small and...

    Wow, this is intense! Our place is small and somewhat exclusive and for the reasons above! As BO/BM I will not tolerate this kind of behavior and offenders will be corrected once, asked to leave the...
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    One should have the skill to approach a jump form...

    One should have the skill to approach a jump form a deeper seat as well as the half seat. Not what we want for hunters but often a good place to be for some of the big fences in the jumpers. My rider...
  23. It is kind of sad that there are so many young...

    It is kind of sad that there are so many young people who do not know or appreciate what those old people accomplished when they were younger! You can love or hate George and his methods but the man...
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    I guess my next question would be why is this...

    I guess my next question would be why is this taught? Why be different than the norm? In my riders case, they are acutally asking her to lean forward over her hands. (To be fair there may be a...
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    boosma47, good thought but the mare is a bit...

    boosma47, good thought but the mare is a bit goofy and tends to do the spook with anyone that rides her!
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