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    Dear designers of breeches, Please put pockets...

    Dear designers of breeches,

    Please put pockets of a useable size and shape on your products. Those of us who ride with our phones on us would greatly appreciate it. Bonus points if the pockets...
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    Does anybody else find this thread funny in...

    Does anybody else find this thread funny in comparison to the two over in H/J about riders' heights vs. their horses' heights? Where there are a few riders who are 5'3-5'6ish wondering if they dwarf...
  3. Pancakes--I like to do lots of quick schooling...

    Pancakes--I like to do lots of quick schooling figures to get the horses stretching long and low. Serpentines of varying sizes, reverse turns, loops, anything but straight lines. I am also a fan of...
  4. I've been known to put the 16.3 TB in a ditch to...

    I've been known to put the 16.3 TB in a ditch to mount. Or next to the ATV or tractor or pickup or whatever........he's become quite tolerant of odd mounting "blocks" and I'm creative.

    When I...
  5. I used to teach beginner group lessons, and...

    I used to teach beginner group lessons, and having others riding was a HUGE help for visual learners when learning things like diagonals and leads. I rarely had anyone who didn't get diagonals in a...
  6. Yes and yes. I got the tip about Ivory soap from...

    Yes and yes. I got the tip about Ivory soap from my equine dentist. Blue dabby stuff is also useful for thrush if your horse steps on your Thrushbuster bottle and you really, really want to treat...
  7. I feel like the real issue is that his saddle and...

    I feel like the real issue is that his saddle and bridle don't match. And EVERYBODY knows Real Riders don't use running martingales, for they control their horses through Jedi mind tricks alone.
    ...
  8. Grooming bag (it's pretty big): Baby wipes Hoof...

    Grooming bag (it's pretty big):
    Baby wipes
    Hoof pick with brush
    Hoof dressing (Hooflex, Horseshoer's Secret or Farrier's Formula), Thrushbuster
    Cactus cloth
    Rubber curry
    Rubber curry mitt
    Shed...
  9. I'm 6' with a 35" inseam and my horse is a 16.3...

    I'm 6' with a 35" inseam and my horse is a 16.3 slab-sided TB. I also ride a 14.1 QH who is super wide (they both wear size 78-81 blankets). I look OK on the TB and pretty stupid on the QH.

    Me...
  10. Well, my answer is to only ride one horse a day...

    Well, my answer is to only ride one horse a day so that probably won't help you! I bring my tack out to the horses' pasture and I can't get 2 saddles on the trusty yellow ATV--of course they can't...
  11. I curry with either the Shed Flower or a regular...

    I curry with either the Shed Flower or a regular rubber currycomb and then go over them with the Sleekez. The Sleekez easily gets out the most hair, but it needs to be loosened first.

    Make sure...
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    I had a saddle long before I owned a horse...

    I had a saddle long before I owned a horse (minimalist Crosby Softride, love it and still own it). If it fit the horse with minimal extra padding, I used it. If not, I used whatever saddle was...
  13. 1) Hi, my name is Badger and although I've gotten...

    1) Hi, my name is Badger and although I've gotten much better about being caught every now and then I run away from the human just to keep her on her toes. I also spook at piles of hay and don't...
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    Congratulations! I used to teach out of a barn...

    Congratulations!

    I used to teach out of a barn that had a 40m x 20m indoor and if I was creative I could get a 7 jump course in there. Use landscape timbers and don't be afraid of skinnies. Our...
  15. Are you going for the winter Stormcheeta with the...

    Are you going for the winter Stormcheeta with the attached neck? That's what I have and it's super heavy--my unclipped TB only wore that when it was 15 or below and he is a cold wimp. It's pretty...
  16. My TB fits well in Weatherbeetas, Shires, and...

    My TB fits well in Weatherbeetas, Shires, and Rambo/Rhino Wugs. Not regular Horseware blankets; they fit his shoulder kind of funny. Horze Avalanche blankets also fit him really well, although they...
  17. Thread: Spurs

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    I have little 1/4" POW spurs, short necked...

    I have little 1/4" POW spurs, short necked rubber ball ones, and these nifty flip-up ones that are either 3/4" or 1". All my spur straps are cheap nylon ones.
    ...
  18. Love these! I don't have any show pics...

    Love these!

    I don't have any show pics scanned, but there have been some memorable ones. Such as the time I ate it when the horse refused an 18" vertical and yelled "oh s***!" at a mostly PC kids...
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    Mac123 now I really do love you! In both the...

    Mac123 now I really do love you! In both the creepy and non-creepy way, of course.
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    I sort of love you right now, Mac123. FWIW I...

    I sort of love you right now, Mac123. FWIW I think there's a lot to like about that picture. She's looking up with a nice relaxed expression, which is much better than my normal...
  21. I taught my grandma what an oxer was when we were...

    I taught my grandma what an oxer was when we were playing Scrabble not that long ago. It's in one of her dictionaries so we count it. Today I was bummed that I couldn't get away with the word bute,...
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    My fantastic, awesome, love-her-to-death mother...

    My fantastic, awesome, love-her-to-death mother is already on it. Thanks for all the offers! Now if only I could somehow turn the Walmart in town into a TJ's/Wegman's superstore I'd be all set. ...
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    DAMN ALL YOU PEOPLE RIGHT TO HELL. I moved from...

    DAMN ALL YOU PEOPLE RIGHT TO HELL. I moved from the land of Whole Foods/Trader Joe's/Wegman's to a place where I have to get my veggie burgers at Walmart. WALMART. And there is no decent...
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    My old barn in SE PA used Clay Hails and Leif...

    My old barn in SE PA used Clay Hails and Leif Sybesma. I highly recommend either one of them. Both do excellent work, both are very nice, and both are extremely professional. Prices for both were...
  25. My grandmother has pictures of both me and my...

    My grandmother has pictures of both me and my older sister asleep on one of their cowhorses while she grazed in their front yard. I was only 2 or 3 at the time, and my sister wasn't much older. ...
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