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  1. Let me edit my response and my apologies to the...

    Let me edit my response and my apologies to the OP if I came across as flippant, as that was not my intent. You got some great advice here, and please come back for more. I've crossed over to fox...
  2. If your horse is only 2, I'm not getting the math...

    If your horse is only 2, I'm not getting the math here.

    I'd be more concerned about being out in the field with a correctly behaved horse than my jacket.
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    In our area, the understood rule at Hunter...

    In our area, the understood rule at Hunter Paces/Pace Events/Paper Chases is to slow down to Walk or Trot when you come upon rider(s) ahead. Ask to ride through, and then you can pick up your pace...
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    Wow. So let me get this straight...this woman is...

    Wow.
    So let me get this straight...this woman is "working" for this barn? If so, then as an "employee" of sorts, she is causing distress for a paying boarder. The Barn Manager should step in and...
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    Possibly, during cubbing season. Once the season...

    Possibly, during cubbing season. Once the season starts you really need a black wool coat. Your show coat could get ripped to shreds with your first foray into thickets, bramble and getting whacked...
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    Most hunts won't care...the important thing is...

    Most hunts won't care...the important thing is sanity, manners and handiness of the horse out in the field. Some folks hunt mules. As long as you are both clean, tidy, have the proper tack and are...
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    I've used both & they're both good products. ...

    I've used both & they're both good products. I've had better success with NuImage as it gets eaten. The Omega HorseShine tended to settle and clump in the bottom of the bucket and harden as my guy...
  8. A barn should be clean, well maintained &...

    A barn should be clean, well maintained & orderly. It doesn't have to be the newest, the biggest or have all the amenities, but it needs to be CLEAN & SAFE, especially one that caters to lesson kids....
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    I agree that you should probably go out on a...

    I agree that you should probably go out on a staff horse the first time...OR start cubbing/roading with the hounds with your horse. Brilliant jump or not, it's a different energy out in the hunt...
  10. Congrats! A few things come to mind: 1. Buy...

    Congrats!
    A few things come to mind:
    1. Buy good tack and blankets. You'll actually save money in the long run.
    2. Keep it simple. That goes for feeding regimens, grooming, etc.
    3. Try new...
  11. Thanks, keep the comments coming. We run a 2nd...

    Thanks, keep the comments coming. We run a 2nd ring with the S/S thru Pre-Adults...and the schooling breaks are manageable in that ring. It's the main ring that tends to get crazy. The exhibitors in...
  12. Hunter Schooling: Blue/Red Open Card vs Scheduled Breaks

    Would like your thoughts on using a Blue/Red class run as an open card all day for schooling versus having traditional schooling breaks.

    We run a local "C" show and would like to speed things up...
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    Hunter paces are great fun. You can certainly go...

    Hunter paces are great fun. You can certainly go ride in your dressage saddle, assuming you don't want to jump. I would bit up and go with a steady-eddie partner. Schooling attire is fine. We get...
  14. The answer is simple. Which one barn will you be...

    The answer is simple. Which one barn will you be more comfortable at once you pull into the driveway? Which one will allow you to sleep at night without worrying? Which one will let you answer your...
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    I don't get it really...why would you use a GPS? ...

    I don't get it really...why would you use a GPS?

    Our paces have eventers, steeplechasers, foxhunters, endurance, backyarders, trail riders, icelandic horses, just about everyone shows up at...
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    There's your answer, right there. Steer clear....

    There's your answer, right there.

    Steer clear. She's a "friend", not a family member, and this has become a toxic friendship.

    I too had someone I was very chummy with, enjoyed her sharp wit...
  17. I just recently started with Twitter to keep...

    I just recently started with Twitter to keep abreast of a certain news story that is of great interest to a group (on Facebook) that I am a member on.

    Our 23 year daughter set me up on it. It's...
  18. Insert the phrase "Stay At Home Mom" trying to...

    Insert the phrase "Stay At Home Mom" trying to return to the work force after rearing her kids....would you suggest that she does not face the same obstacles?
  19. As a parent (altho our daughter is in her 20's...

    As a parent (altho our daughter is in her 20's now) I would recommend that you not encourage contact with this minor. If this were my minor daughter, and she was contacting an adult in this fashion...
  20. LCHSA schooling show on Saturday, July 7th at the...

    LCHSA schooling show on Saturday, July 7th at the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds.

    Perfect for academy/lesson kids/adults, project ponies, OTTB's being retrained for the show ring & greenies...
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    Rider is fine, slight concussion. No other...

    Rider is fine, slight concussion. No other injuries. I assume pony is okay as it jogged off sound. The family has been invited to stay for Grand Prix night with comp box tickets. Check the Devon...
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    In addtion to the above, first & foremost - your...

    In addtion to the above, first & foremost - your horse MUST BE QUIET, POLITE AND MANNERLY IN A GROUP. It must be good around the hounds & not raise a hind leg to one. It must stand quietly at...
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    To answer your question, it should be a stress...

    To answer your question, it should be a stress release, not a crutch.

    Same as golf, tennis, quilting, volunteering, animal rescue, whatever.

    This is good that you and your boyfriend discussed...
  24. In our area....at least 5-6 miles over varied...

    In our area....at least 5-6 miles over varied terrain at a good hunt pace. Should take about 2 hrs, 15 minutes....with about 10 -12 good jumps.

    Jr, Sr & Mixed divisions available, with option of...
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    $75,000 is still a lotta money...papers or not.

    It would be nice if the OP came on and gave us a rough idea of what Zone she was in & what she plans to show this gelding in...it would give us an idea if the price tag is reasonable.

    And any...
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