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    FYI: I plan to keep my horse's main vocation in...

    FYI: I plan to keep my horse's main vocation in dressage, so not intending to change careers, just adding in variety. Seems that LOW level eventing shouldn't be too taxing on his front legs. My guy...
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    Guess what? Today we did a line of bounces to...

    Guess what? Today we did a line of bounces to focus on rhythm and staying quietly balanced over the saddle. Started with little Xs to get comfortable and ended with them at 2' 3". Woohoo!!
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    Thanks Highflyer and subk! These things are...

    Thanks Highflyer and subk! These things are really helpful and maybe even more so than a program list. Partly because everyone who knows their horse is the best person to develop the program, but I...
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    Yes, we have about 60 wooded acres down the road...

    Yes, we have about 60 wooded acres down the road where we can trot/canter a big rolling loop. I often use it for 'conditioning days' in the warm months. I also ride around the farm and pastures to...
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    Training plan for dressage-to-event horse?

    For those of you who've taken dressage (or any other flatwork-only) horses to eventing, what training program have you found that has helped make the transition smooth and progressive? I know there's...
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    My Petries have the zipper up the front, NOT...

    My Petries have the zipper up the front, NOT inside front. Inside front zips may rub your saddle IF you ride with a very correct leg (toes forward/foot parallel to horse's body). If you ride toe-out,...
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    You may have to select a few equine candidates...

    You may have to select a few equine candidates you think have the aptitude to be re-schooled. Take them out of the "dude string", train them up and keep them reserved for the dedicated students who...
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    At my barn ALL saddles have rider's first + last...

    At my barn ALL saddles have rider's first + last name.
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    I got this same saddle (used) last year. Yes, it...

    I got this same saddle (used) last year. Yes, it is cheap, but the tree fits my horse's back and due to where I live, I only go on short 1-3 hr trail rides now and again. Saddle is fine for my needs,...
  10. Thames: This season will be my first showing with...

    Thames: This season will be my first showing with current horsie, so we'll only be doing schooling shows. Events my barn attends are big & well attended so I think my nerves are already getting the...
  11. We jumped today and our barn definitely decorates...

    We jumped today and our barn definitely decorates the fences, so that doesn't seem to be a problem. I have been a dressage-only rider for the last 15 years, so returning to jumping makes me feel...
  12. Thanks everyone. Last year I went to 2 lower...

    Thanks everyone. Last year I went to 2 lower level shows to watch or help a friend. The highest level was Training. At the spring show there were over 200 entries! Lots of their friends/family around...
  13. XC phase & spectators. How to acclimate horsey?

    I haven't evented in a looong time and hope to debut later this season on my current horse. Eventing has grown in popularity in my region, which is good. However I have never jumped XC with...
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    I've had a cat for many years. Always used...

    I've had a cat for many years. Always used regular Tidy Cat clay litter, mostly out of habit. I adopted a young cat last year and decided to try Arm & Hammer instant clumping litter. I bought one of...
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    Yes, the boots are basically some sort of...

    Yes, the boots are basically some sort of plastic/polymer, so putting them over a warm heat source (not hot) and gently flexing them open should do the trick.
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    Another vote for the Nunn Finer soft grip reins!!...

    Another vote for the Nunn Finer soft grip reins!! All my bridles have them.
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    Wintec dressage saddle with contourblocs. Has...

    Wintec dressage saddle with contourblocs. Has straighter panels from front to back and has changeable gullet system. Stirrup bars put you in a more correct position vs. chair seat. Great saddle...can...
  18. I went to the Neue Schule slimma curb last year....

    I went to the Neue Schule slimma curb last year. My horse has a small mouth and seemed slightly "busy" in a stainless steel mullen curb. Tried the NS curb since it's thinner and after a couple weeks...
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    She looks like a very sweet tempered horse. I...

    She looks like a very sweet tempered horse. I noticed when you were trotting towards the camera that her front legs plait slightly (swing towards each other). This may be a conformational trait or a...
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    Like the previous poster said, there is no single...

    Like the previous poster said, there is no single proven way to get over jumping fear. I have recently returned to jumping after decades long break. Plus I have a horse who has never jumped and it's...
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    RightHorse: thank goodness the Kingsland jacket...

    RightHorse: thank goodness the Kingsland jacket is way over my budget. I would have been sorely tempted to buy !!!
  22. After lots of online searching, and not wanting...

    After lots of online searching, and not wanting to pay over $100 for the KK one, I got mine from an English tack site. I can't remember which one, but if you google French link egg-butt bradoon for...
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    I have the Kerrits Koat on order in gray with...

    I have the Kerrits Koat on order in gray with white piping. My horse is light gray with some dapples. My shirt is white, helmet is silver, saddle/bridle is black and I have a white pad and a dove...
  24. Thread: Stirrups?

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    Stirrups?

    Never mind
  25. Thread: Rider position

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    I second BeaSting's post!!

    I second BeaSting's post!!
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