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    Sorry, OP, I just saw that you moved to Kirkland!...

    Sorry, OP, I just saw that you moved to Kirkland! The barns I suggested are a ways out.

    You mentioned Crooks Show Jumping. They are in Clearview. If you're willing to drive that far, Denise...
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    I've had a Pessoa GenX for about 15 years. It's...

    I've had a Pessoa GenX for about 15 years. It's held up well, fit lots of horses, and is by far, the most comfortable saddle I've ever had. I got it with padded flapps, but no knee blocks. New, I...
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    This would be more north, but Kylie Forst at...

    This would be more north, but Kylie Forst at Crest View would be an excellent fit for you. She's wonderful with OTTBs, and endlessly patient. She does the A System H/J, but is really open to...
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    There are many great barns in the area. It...

    There are many great barns in the area. It really depends on how far you want to drive. So, for jumpers, I'd suggest that you check out the following. But there are many, many more, and I'm sure...
  5. Yep. Absolutely. After 40 years A system H/J...

    Yep. Absolutely. After 40 years A system H/J and some pretty serious dressage in there as well, I realized I was completely priced out. Since I don't have acreage and have to board, the costs...
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    Or what all the people who import warmbloods from...

    Or what all the people who import warmbloods from Europe and don't want to disclose their prior show records. Call it a pony of 'unknown breeding', LOL.
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    Park Trot and Road Trot are show designations. ...

    Park Trot and Road Trot are show designations. Park Trot is high and airy, where as a Road Trot is forward and ground covering. Basically the type of trot depends on the type of class. Kind of...
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    I turned off the commentary. I also turned it...

    I turned off the commentary. I also turned it off when jimmy torano was commentating. "I sold that horse, etc". He's a terrible name dropped. I want a commentator to tell me about what's going on...
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    I like the idea of the top ribbon winners at the...

    I like the idea of the top ribbon winners at the top shows being re-measured as a matter of course.

    And frankly, what's with the permanent card? I've never understood that. It's just a way to...
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    I was howling on both of these. She did a great...

    I was howling on both of these. She did a great job! Very, very clever.

    Those who are getting their panties in a knot are maybe seeing a bit too much of themselves here? Truth hurts you know!
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  11. LOL. Well, that would explain what I saw on the...

    LOL. Well, that would explain what I saw on the screen for the three on-demand rounds I did watch!
  12. Well, whoever said that when COTH writes the...

    Well, whoever said that when COTH writes the wrap-up they would sing the praises of the course, and that is what happened, only it was Steve Stephens singing the praises of his own course, and his...
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    I have as well. I had a very nice, but very...

    I have as well. I had a very nice, but very difficult hunter, and over the years, had a couple of kids on him. He taught them that a very nice horse is not necessarily easy, and the ribbons don't...
  14. I did. I was H/J as a junior, then dressage. ...

    I did. I was H/J as a junior, then dressage. Then as an amateur went back to H/J Did that for 30 more years! However, I had a jumper that had been a prelim event horse. He was terrific. I took...
  15. I just logged on to write the same thing. So...

    I just logged on to write the same thing.

    So where was the circle of hay bales, the walk-through oxer, the low bank, the barn yard and lane scene? Basically all of the things that better simulate...
  16. ^This! I had a conversation on the racing forum...

    ^This! I had a conversation on the racing forum once, where somebody asked me why the H/J folks had their horses so obese. It just wasn't healthy at all! I had to laugh, because we were all trying...
  17. We still have one around. :)

    We still have one around. :)
  18. I have pulled all the blocks out of any of my...

    I have pulled all the blocks out of any of my saddles over the years. I like the deeper seat and padded flap of the modern saddles, but not the blocks. They're easy enough to pull out.

    As for...
  19. Amen to that.

    Amen to that.
  20. This thread is bringing up some very interesting...

    This thread is bringing up some very interesting points, and has made me think. The first point is that a lot of posters are commenting that a trainers 'ability to train and ride' are far more...
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    I remember the Classic when it was at Gold Creek...

    I remember the Classic when it was at Gold Creek Park. The first one was seating in your car at ringside. I didn't like it at Marymoor. The footing was hard as a rock, and it echoed as the horses...
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    Having ridden with a double bridle both when I...

    Having ridden with a double bridle both when I was riding dressage, and now, while riding Saddleseat, I'm finding that I really love them. As stated above, the finesse is wonderful. The turning...
  23. I agree with you. I read the original post, then...

    I agree with you. I read the original post, then read the responses. Um, wow, people. Legitimate question, and when she was asked for examples, she posted them. Now everybody's mad because she...
  24. WWGD? LOL. So true. And thank you! For...

    WWGD? LOL. So true.

    And thank you! For the comments about tank tops. The H/J barn I rode at for years banned them. No way you EVER rode in a tank top.

    I still can't bring myself to wear...
  25. Love this. So true. My H/J trainer was exactly...

    Love this. So true. My H/J trainer was exactly the same way, and added a broad brimmed straw hat in the summer. Always looked professional, and ready to step aboard a horse in the need arose. She...
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