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  1. I pin my number on my saddle pad as I hate having...

    I pin my number on my saddle pad as I hate having it on the bridle. Really ruins pictures if you get any.

    If I only have one number I put it on the side to face the judge at initial turn. If I...
  2. Thread: Muck boots

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    I love the look of the Bogs boots as they have...

    I love the look of the Bogs boots as they have such cute styles. However, I just don't find they hold up as well around the barn with heavy use. Depending on the style, they also tend to be heavier...
  3. Maybe not "well" into their 20's, but... ...

    Maybe not "well" into their 20's, but...

    deNiro
    Lancet
    Sandro Hit
    Hohenstein
  4. I definitely think think there can be huge...

    I definitely think think there can be huge variation in scores depending on where you sit. Interesting that judges at E and B, which would have generally the same vantage point, were pretty close to...
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    I have certainly made decisions in life that...

    I have certainly made decisions in life that seemed risky and paid off. Hence, I wouldn't tell someone to not chase their dream.

    Having said that twice I bought farms (once in CA and once in FL)...
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    I live in central NC, just SW of Chapel Hill. I...

    I live in central NC, just SW of Chapel Hill. I do have access to about 3 miles of trails as the neighbors allow riding. However, I just wanted to say even if you don't have direct access to trails...
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    Terrible News and my condolences to the team at...

    Terrible News and my condolences to the team at Hilltop.
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    I hear this often and wonder how this applies to...

    I hear this often and wonder how this applies to the two different mindsets in todays breeding: some want specialized horses: a jumper is a jumper, a dressage horse a dressage horse, etc., while...
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    I keep all my tack in the main barn. My arenas...

    I keep all my tack in the main barn. My arenas is adjacent to the main barn so it makes sense
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    I have both...a six stall "proper barn" with tack...

    I have both...a six stall "proper barn" with tack room, wash rack, etc. Have used it a handful of times in the last 8 years...and mostly because I felt I should since I spent all the money to build...
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    This just made me laugh as our AC is a totally...

    This just made me laugh as our AC is a totally useless organization and they would probably take my crap for themselves or give it to their Redneck friends.

    I have decided to give my tack to our...
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    This is depressing! No one can recommend a...

    This is depressing! No one can recommend a reputable rescue organization????
  13. Sadly the growth plate in the fetlock closes...

    Sadly the growth plate in the fetlock closes around 4-6 months so ability to manipulate that joint past that date is very limited. That includes trying to manage physitis.

    I too think it is...
  14. Thread: Diamo Gold

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    I bred my Davignon-Matcho_Garibaldi mare to him,...

    I bred my Davignon-Matcho_Garibaldi mare to him, foal due May 2015. I love his sire DiMaggio as he has been producing some really nice dressage horses in Europe. His dam line is so strong as has...
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    Equine Rescue Facilities

    I am writing my will and would like to put in there that all my tack and barn items be donated to an equine rescue. I have not worked with a rescue so am wondering if anyone has recommendations to a...
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    I haven't read all the posts but I have had my...

    I haven't read all the posts but I have had my saddle reflocked many times without me being there. I too have to work to afford my horse and accessories.

    If you just wanted him to look at the...
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    I'll be honest in that I used to wrap my horses...

    I'll be honest in that I used to wrap my horses legs every time I rode. I have used polos, SMBs and other similar types, eskadrons, etc. Have a whole cabinet full of boots! For the last 5 years...
  18. Regarding the 4yo blanket...do you wash them...

    Regarding the 4yo blanket...do you wash them annually? And then re-waterproof?
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    My friend in Denmark breeds Danish warmbloods and...

    My friend in Denmark breeds Danish warmbloods and has a SUPER 3 year old mare by Tailormade Temptation. She won a ton of in hand classes and I think is doing well under saddle. My friend did say...
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    I agree that long and low will do nothing for...

    I agree that long and low will do nothing for improved collection...may even encourage the hind end to go out behind.

    I also agree with some of the above posters that it is all about transitions...
  21. I totally understand where the OP is upset. ...

    I totally understand where the OP is upset. However, she might not be privy to the entire details of the other potential buyer. They might have had previous contact with the seller or made a very...
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    I got to see Finest this past summer at his home...

    I got to see Finest this past summer at his home farm. He was quite nice, nice temperament in hand, good hind leg. He was very pretty...lovely head and neck. He was however smaller and quite...
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    Improve half pass exercises

    Both half pass trot and canter are hard movements for my mare. She is not as laterally supple as she is longitudinally flexible/ compressible. They have improved a tom over the last year but at...
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    That is true. This is an interesting topic for...

    That is true. This is an interesting topic for me as a friend of mine kept her horse at my place for free board, but fed three nights a week (four horses in total, one being hers) and dragged the...
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    I have Never sat down and figured out kilowatt...

    I have Never sat down and figured out kilowatt hours, but it cost me somewhere between $100-200 per month to run my arena lights being used between 3-5 times pet week for about an hour or so each...
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