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    Not sure if this was mentioned....

    I didn't scroll through every post, but in case this was not mentioned...

    I was at MayDaze as well. I kept my horse in the barns rather than trailer back and forth. I was a little worried he'd be...
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    Too soon. Especially for schooling shows I still...

    Too soon. Especially for schooling shows I still use my jump saddle for both dressage and jumping. I thought a dressage saddle might make a miraculous difference. It does make some movements a...
  3. Mine came yesterday!

    As previously reported, this soap does melt that grey scum off the reins and you can rub it off with very little effort. My worst problem was the sponge got very dirty quickly. And I wipe my bridle...
  4. Lexington KY

    Are you considering going to Rolex? There are a lot of nice horses close to Lexington that you could go see when you are here.

    Megan Moore has several nice horses that you would be able to...
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    Thanks, great ideas!

    Thanks a lot of great suggestions! I especially like the idea of getting one of the rambo separate liners. I buy the blankets a tic big to avoid shoulder rubs, so that might be just the trick!
    ...
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    Any reuse for blankets with shredded lining?

    I am now the proud owner of three relatively new (one has never actually been put on a horse) rambo blankets with shredded linings. The new one was a victim of a pony who pulled it off the blanket...
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    Riding a horse with an old suspensory injury

    I have a 15 year old Friesian/Standbred cross that is about 3 years post an upper suspensory injury/blind splint injury.

    after several bouts of stall rest (unsuccessful) he was retired and has...
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    Dressage Saddle, short backed horse

    I feel your pain! I recently went through trying at least 20 different saddles and three different saddle fitters (all disagreed with each other :D) for my wide, short backed horse. Add in longer...
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    Finding the pony in a manure pile

    As person who is a low level (I'm talking amoeba) eventer, I get (and seek!) a lot of advice. I also get a lot of unsolicited advice and I get a lot of comments that are outright insulting.
    ...
  10. Thread: Bog Spavin

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    Bog Spavin

    Looks like I am dealing with a bog spavin on the front of my horse's near hock.

    Will have the vet out to make sure no bony issues in hock. No pain, no heat but squishy bubble on hock is not...
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    grass releasing sugar at night?

    Ok, not to split hairs, but that just doesn't make sense.

    Doesn't most of the calories horses get from grass is through breakdown of cellulose in the gut? If the grass is making sugar, and it...
  12. Thread: Deep footing

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    Deep footing

    The footing in our arena is scheduled to be replaced, but for the moment it is fairly deep, and dense with a lot of clay.
    It is worked and watered frequently, the barn managers are doing the best...
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    Depends....

    I bought a horse without riding it, but saw a nice video, at all three gaits. It did not turn out to be a good horse for me, and it took me 18 months to find a solution. Fortunately we had a happy...
  14. Thread: Travel essentials

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    Travel essentials

    Very excited to be headed for a week of fun in Aiken, and some great coaching with Megan Moore.

    I have never packed for a week anywhere with my horse.

    Do you have a list of essentials? I...
  15. Thread: Bridle quality

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    Bridle quality...good plan but...

    So I ordered a Harwich and a Jubiilee bridle from Five Star. The plan was to try them both and only keep the one that fit my horse the best, and that I liked the best.

    For those out there who...
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    Thanks!!!

    Really great advice, Old Fashioned your post is a wealth of information!

    I ordered a five star and the harwich from smart pak. I'll use Old Fashioned's list and also see which fits my nice little...
  17. Thread: Bridle quality

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    Bridle quality

    Hi,

    I did a search on this topic and didn't find what I was looking for, although this has surely been discussed before. I apologize in advance if I am repeating.

    The last bridle I purchased...
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    Hauling to a clinic

    I have a chance to attend a clinic about 250 miles from me. Unfortunately I do not have trailer or truck, or the expertise to drive one!

    It's a five hour drive one way, and I'd need someone to...
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    Wrapping vs. turnout

    I guess I don't really understand the rationale of wrapping and poultice.

    If it is to prevent swelling and reduce heat in tissues which may have traumatic injury, why is it not nessecary to wrap...
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    Wow thanks!

    That sure does help!!!

    You don't by any chance know the numbers for the Power Ball Lottery (tomorrow..)? You are pretty good!

    Thanks very much.
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    How can I tell age of KN saddle?

    I am looking at a Karl Neidersuss symphonie dressage saddle.

    the stamp is

    96091061MK2 45

    Any way to know the year the saddle was made from this stamp?

    Any thoughts appreciated.
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    Thanks!!!

    Lots of great feedback. I guess I shouldn't dismiss a great solution out of pride (thinking I should be good enough to ride in anything).

    I've got a Karl Neidersuss being shipped to me, and will...
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    Fighting your saddle

    I have been riding for a while, but am one of those perpetual novices trying to get get better.

    Right now I am riding in Stuebben jump saddle, and am at the BN (on a good day) level.

    Last...
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    Inspiring message

    I did not know Mr. Sawin. But reading all of these posts is very inspiring. Life can be tragic and painful.

    But what a life! It's amazing what a positive influence he had. He accomplished what...
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    Eventing and Risk

    JER,

    I'm brand new to the sport, and I'm happy to see someone who says the sport is not all about adrenaline. i guess it can be for some people, but that sure isn't what I am looking for.

    I...
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