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  1. I've always carried a racing bat, which is more...

    I've always carried a racing bat, which is more like 30 in. than 18--but the truth is, you use it more to keep the horse's attention when you square him up then you do to make the horse jog up. If...
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    Around here, it's not uncommon to run multiple...

    Around here, it's not uncommon to run multiple divisions on different schedules. For example, here's MCTA's schedule from last year:
    Thurs: CIC3* Competitor dinner & briefing 6:00 pm. Cross‑country...
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    I agree with keeping the rules in place--although...

    I agree with keeping the rules in place--although I would love to have a white polo always be an option for dressage. It would be fantastic if things could also be cheaper--but I'm not really sure...
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    We have a Northern Dancer broodmare :) She's 25...

    We have a Northern Dancer broodmare :) She's 25 (born in 1983) and she had a healthy live foal last year but slipped this year and so is thankfully going to be retired. She's very much a grand old...
  5. I'm an amateur who's aware of this rule and has...

    I'm an amateur who's aware of this rule and has taken advantage of it. I'm not sure exactly why it's "unfair" if only people who are aware of the rules take advantage of it. Isn't this kind of...
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    "That was certainly the fastest dressage...

    "That was certainly the <i>fastest</i> dressage test we've seen today." (With my old OTTB mare. She could outtrot a standardbred.)

    Of course, when a client asks me what I think of their horse...
  7. Chest wounds heal really well, if that's any...

    Chest wounds heal really well, if that's any consolation :) We had a mare a couple of years ago that got double barrelled out in the field--two big, nasty, wounds that swelled up like boobs. But...
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    While there are certainly horses with special...

    While there are certainly horses with special needs, and certainly some TBs in that category--I sort of doubt that they're really as delicate as most sporthorse people think. Swing by one of those...
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    I don't know about CA, but in MD I think it would...

    I don't know about CA, but in MD I think it would be problematic not to have your dog vaccinated regularly for rabies, unless it never left your property. I would never in a million years sign a...
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    My experience has been (at least with displaced...

    My experience has been (at least with displaced palates in racehorses) that it's very hereditary. We have had a number of horses (5 generations at least) of homebreds owned by the same client, and...
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    Poll: We do them. My brother and sister are always put...

    We do them. My brother and sister are always put to work, too, so it goes much quicker with 5 people than 3. I've worked at places that just picked them, or didn't do them at all--it just makes the...
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    I have a couple of pairs of those HH britches. ...

    I have a couple of pairs of those HH britches. They are gorgeous (way prettier than white) and really comfortable. I wear a 16 or an 18 in jeans, and mine are a 36 and more than big enough.
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    Those who put colored tape on EVERYTHING. If you...

    Those who put colored tape on EVERYTHING. If you really have to tape your boots so that they'll stay on at BN, maybe you need new boots. If you don't need to tape them, don't. I saw someone this...
  14. Hey, that's what I was going to say! I do...

    Hey, that's what I was going to say!

    I do think it takes a special type of person. My ex climbs mountains for a living. My mom breaks racehorses and (at the age of 56) did her first Prelim event...
  15. We also let them go to war and drive tanks and...

    We also let them go to war and drive tanks and pilot fighter jets at 18. I'm just sayin'.

    Young Riders may or may not have more experience than adults; they probably don't have as good a...
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    I think it depends on how generous a size you...

    I think it depends on how generous a size you need, with the protective vests. I'm an 18 on top, with a big chest. I have the Tipperary Eventer in the XL, and it fits me, but there's a pretty good...
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    It sucks when it happens to you, of course, but...

    It sucks when it happens to you, of course, but keep in mind that if you event for long enough, it will balance out. I've been scored for stops I didn't have, and not scored for ones I probably...
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    Thanks for the tip about RJ Classics, whoever it...

    Thanks for the tip about RJ Classics, whoever it was that posted it! I just got my $50 clearance coat yesterday ( I only ordered it Saturday, so wow, fast shipping) and it's very nice, and big...
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    We went through this a couple of years ago with...

    We went through this a couple of years ago with two horses who were badly misdiagnosed by a vet hospital in southern VA (a bruised stifle that turned out to be a broken pelvis, and a bruised fetlock...
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    If you can find them, I got some Harry Hall...

    If you can find them, I got some Harry Hall britches at the Rick's Heritage PA sale last fall that are gorgeous. They come in at least 34, 36 and 38, and I think they might have come in 40 as well. ...
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    Target has coolmax polo shirts for $18--but they...

    Target has coolmax polo shirts for $18--but they only have men's. I wear a 16-18 on top and the medium fits me perfectly except for the sleeves being a tiny bit longish. I couldn't find anything in...
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    I think I'd quit with him now, because...

    I think I'd quit with him now, because realistically I would never be able to trust him to any degree again. MAYBE he did it because of testosterone, and a couple of months as a gelding will cure...
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    Like BarbB, I've been a member off and on in the...

    Like BarbB, I've been a member off and on in the past, but I'm not at the moment. I have a green horse, and since money is a huge issue for me, I can't really justify joining or running him at...
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    Interesting idea. The NSA actually does this...

    Interesting idea. The NSA actually does this with their jumps--they have their own trailer and pay a guy (who happens to be the commercial hauler we use for horses) to maintain it/ drive it to race...
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    Couldn't it often be accomplished by overlapping...

    Couldn't it often be accomplished by overlapping the courses? Flag a couple of the harder (max) Novices and easier (smaller) Prelim fences on the Training course as options? At most events these...
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