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  1. I actually find them incredibly irritating, and...

    I actually find them incredibly irritating, and ended up getting the $10 "old fashioned" one to replace the fancy schmancy one the new Sprenger bit I ordered came with. I'd like to think I'm at least...
  2. I also have destroyed Ariats in 6 months or less,...

    I also have destroyed Ariats in 6 months or less, and the Petries lasted about two years (which is quite good, for me). I am riding every day in a VERY EXPENSIVE pair of Vogels that I've just had to...
  3. I had a client ask her husband if he'd prefer she...

    I had a client ask her husband if he'd prefer she took up tennis, requiring regular lessons with the hot male tennis pro instead. That ended that.
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    Thanks, lorilu! iPhone fail. The WiWi is more...

    Thanks, lorilu! iPhone fail.

    The WiWi is more expensive than the piece-of-garbage Simultalk, but much cheaper than the Comtek, and much lighter and easier to wear around. The Comtek unit is...
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    I cannot say enough great things about the...

    I cannot say enough great things about the Equuscom WiWi system. No complaints from any of my clients about their ears :)
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    18! horses, including five for me to show. Omg.

    18! horses, including five for me to show. Omg.
  7. I'm in northern Virginia, and depending on what...

    I'm in northern Virginia, and depending on what she needs we might be able to lend her a horse, maybe in exchange for a weeks' worth of work as a working student? I helped get my assistant trainer...
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    At CDIs, you can ride the Grand Prix and the...

    At CDIs, you can ride the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special, OR the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Kur, but you can't ride all three. The rider choses which s/he'd like to ride.
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    Rubber pavers outside, on a slope?

    Do any of you have rubber pavers like these, or similar, either outside and/or on a slope? The lovely bluestone walkway to our indoor arena, which is at a slight decline, washes out everytime it...
  10. Attwood Equestrian Surfaces not only offers a...

    Attwood Equestrian Surfaces not only offers a huge range of products, across all price points, for both indoor and outdoor use, they're also incredibly competent and nice to work with. I have just...
  11. Ditto. I am a hefty 5'10" and I wear the large in...

    Ditto. I am a hefty 5'10" and I wear the large in the FITS Zephyr, so you'd definitely want to stay in the smaller sizes, but they do not get any cooler than that. And it is cut quite fashionably...
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    I'm taking mine with me to NAJYRC in Kentucky in...

    I'm taking mine with me to NAJYRC in Kentucky in JULY to wear as a blazer, so I can look like Ms. Professional when I'm coaching, and not die. :)
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    I'm a huge advocate of helmets, but I do hope...

    I'm a huge advocate of helmets, but I do hope that the social-media-activists bear in mind that there are lots and lots of riders - myself included - who have much-beloved photos of us competing in...
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    I also can't say enough nice things about my...

    I also can't say enough nice things about my Dameron stocks. They wear like iron, and are idiot simple to put on.
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    We put my farm logo into my fellow for last...

    We put my farm logo into my fellow for last year's USDF National Championships. Not the best photo of it, but:...
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    I'm not sure what coat you're referring to, but...

    I'm not sure what coat you're referring to, but Beth at The Horse Of Course does custom Grand Prix coats - both short and tails - and they are STUNNING. Wool is an option, but so are tons of colors...
  17. The FITS breeches are extremely thin below the...

    The FITS breeches are extremely thin below the knee; they're a mesh material.
  18. If you're squeamish about putting liquid bleach...

    If you're squeamish about putting liquid bleach in with the whole load, I use Soft Scrub with bleach - the bathroom cleaner - on all of my white show stuff so I can apply it just to the schmutzy...
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    There are shows virtually every week at both...

    There are shows virtually every week at both locations. GDF's got a national show this weekend, Saturday and Sunday only. Get one of your friends who knows the area to show you how to get into both...
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    I just got a Grand Prix in the TechLine fabric...

    I just got a Grand Prix in the TechLine fabric from Beth at The Horse Of Course and it is INCREDIBLE.
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    He belongs to a student of mine, and is a PRINCE....

    He belongs to a student of mine, and is a PRINCE. We love him!
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    The eartec is garbage. We've got a bunch of...

    The eartec is garbage. We've got a bunch of units, all of which have developed skunky connections between the headset parts and the unit itself. And the batteries are very difficult to replace
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  23. Thank you all VERY much for the advice! And yes,...

    Thank you all VERY much for the advice! And yes, sorry, saddle, not seat. ;) I'm learning, I'm learning!



    Road bike, fit by professionals, so I feel good about that. It's just the seat. I will...
  24. Any serious cyclists? Bike seats for the equestrian

    After two super-fun and successful triathlons, I just ordered my first road bike. Woo! But the seat is AWFUL. And both it and the seat on my starter-bike seemed to hit me in the seat bones and, as a...
  25. The Horse of Course tack shop, which travels up...

    The Horse of Course tack shop, which travels up and down the East Coast, has a killer sale on them, and the turnaround time was quite quick on mine. If you're in the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains,...
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