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  1. If a saddle doesn't fit then it will be hard on...

    If a saddle doesn't fit then it will be hard on the horse's back. Regardless of brand. As for Voltaire particularly?...Beezie Madden doesn't think so! Also, I wouldn't take opinions of Voltaire as a...
  2. My horse gets BioFlax20 in his Smartpak...

    My horse gets BioFlax20 in his Smartpak supplement. Super cheap and simple ingredients (mainly a flax base, which will give your horse the shiny factor). His hooves look great and my wallet is happy...
  3. Push yourself at home be conservative at shows....

    Push yourself at home be conservative at shows. Challenging yourself isn't always in terms of fence height either. Practice what is hard. Be sure to have good guidance in a trustworthy trainer and a...
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    Check the Dover "slightly blemished" saddles in...

    Check the Dover "slightly blemished" saddles in their catalog! My friend got the Dover Circuit Eq (I think that's the name) saddle for $1000 and the only thing wrong with it was a VERY SMALL oil...
  5. Check the USEF rulebook for the differences...

    Check the USEF rulebook for the differences between the tables. Also, if you are unsure ask! The jumper crowd is typically very friendly. Eventers crossing over to the jumpers is very common so you...
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    Ivory, Head and Shoulders, and Mane&Tail for...

    Ivory, Head and Shoulders, and Mane&Tail for conditioning the mane and tail (great product name :P)
  7. I will treat myself like an athlete just as I...

    I will treat myself like an athlete just as I treat my horse as one. I plan to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and maintain a food/exercise journal.

    I will ride less with my hands

    I will...
  8. McLain Ward rides in an ecogold hunter pad ;).

    McLain Ward rides in an ecogold hunter pad ;).
  9. Wtf. I swore I clicked the 2015 thread. My iPad...

    Wtf. I swore I clicked the 2015 thread. My iPad is freaking out gahhhhh
  10. Anyones on demand not working?

    Anyones on demand not working?
  11. Can't tell from the video...is that a Voltaire...

    Can't tell from the video...is that a Voltaire Palm Beach? If it is and it's from 2014 it will likely be a tree problem. They tried using a different tree during 2014 which obviously didn't work out...
  12. My barn manager feeds her horse the Purina...

    My barn manager feeds her horse the Purina Senior. She rides about 3 times a week. Her horse is a thoroughbred so he is naturally a bit spunky but he is always relatively quiet when I watch him go....
  13. Try setting up canter bounce poles on a straight...

    Try setting up canter bounce poles on a straight line. Start out at 9' between the poles and graduate shorten them to 7'. I like to put 2-3 poles at 9' and then go down in 1/2' increments every pole....
  14. That was epic! Shows you how important tight and...

    That was epic! Shows you how important tight and efficient turns can be!
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    I don't like the idea of jumper mileage not...

    I don't like the idea of jumper mileage not counting for the pre-green...MAYBE that would be a good idea for the 1st year and 2nd year green divisions? But not the 3' pre-greens IMO
  16. When do people call themselves a...

    When do people call themselves a trainer?...usually too soon (because the time they should is never :P)
  17. Are you talking about the long sleeve sun shirts?...

    Are you talking about the long sleeve sun shirts? Strange time of the year for such a thread! (And if you are in a warm place where staying cool and out of the sun is actually a concern I am giving...
  18. Currently I am in West Lafayette, IN. $500/month...

    Currently I am in West Lafayette, IN. $500/month gets me full care, all day or all night private turnout with grass year round (unless there is snow on the ground), on-site barn manager AND on-site...
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    Doooooo it! :lol: Everyone always tells me...

    Doooooo it! :lol:

    Everyone always tells me that my horse is an equitation horse....to which I respond "Well he's mine and I am 23 so no he's not". And then I continue to equitate around the...
  20. Amateurs do this for fun. I do this for fun. If...

    Amateurs do this for fun. I do this for fun. If competing 3'6 isn't fun but doing a lower height is, then show in the lower height! If you enjoy jumping 3'6, then jump in the 3'6 section. Regardless...
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    I would use a gag with two reins. If the horse is...

    I would use a gag with two reins. If the horse is really well schooling on the flat I would prefer to have a snaffle rein and then only engage the extra leverage/breaks when needed. Hopefully that...
  22. Different brand saddles same tree?

    I did find one thread on this subject, but there was a limited number of replies...Does anyone know where the majority of the high-end French brand saddles get their trees from? I have seen...
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    I tried the zig-zag pattern tonight in the...

    I tried the zig-zag pattern tonight in the indoor. Love it! My guy even bounced through at an angle easily on the first try. I made sure to actually walk the angled line I planned to ride to make...
  24. Thanks for the insight findeight! I shall shoot...

    Thanks for the insight findeight! I shall shoot for getting m guy for enough for the March and April shows there!
  25. Eeeeek! So excited! I moved to IN from NC this...

    Eeeeek! So excited! I moved to IN from NC this past year so am excited to attend some of the Country Heir winter shows come Feb and March. It looks like a great facility with great new footing. With...
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