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  1. I've had a pair of FITS Beka Jumpline breeches...

    I've had a pair of FITS Beka Jumpline breeches that I wear 3-4 times a week and they have help up great. They're comfortable, with a nice low rise/side zip, and a very cool hidden tummy panel inside...
  2. I haven't ridden in anything else, so I guess I...

    I haven't ridden in anything else, so I guess I am spoiled by the Butets. ;) I'm confused about what I feel in the Butet and wonder if I can find a similar feel in a less expensive saddle. My legs...
  3. Yes, another saddle thread...need help...

    So I'm in the market for a saddle, new or used, budget around $1500 or less (and this all depends on quality of course). A little history- I've been lessoning in 2 different Butets- one with pencil...
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    It looks great! You and your pony make a great...

    It looks great! You and your pony make a great pair too! Thanks for the help, it seems like a very comfy saddle and I can't wait to ride in it!
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    Beval Gladstone color after oiling?

    Does anyone here have a Beval Gladstone saddle? Can you tell me what it looked lik after oiling? I have one out on loaner right now and I'm curious if the seat/knee flaps are significantly different...
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    Of course all riding is fun, be it schooling at...

    Of course all riding is fun, be it schooling at home or showing. As nearly all of you have said, why would any of us do this if it wasn't fun? I actually find that the kids and teens are the most...
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    To clarify, by snobby I mean this- I am 40, an...

    To clarify, by snobby I mean this- I am 40, an adult re-rider. I took up the sport again after a 25 year hiatus because I never forgot how much I loved it. I have only been riding now for 7 months....
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    Does anyone here ride just for fun?

    Just curious, but does anyone here ride hunt seat just for fun? For the thrill of learning and pushing yourselves to get better just for your own sake/goals? Without the need to go for the gold, blue...
  9. I have found that the only way to cure the hunger...

    I have found that the only way to cure the hunger pangs is to eat protein only. Eggs, low fat, nitrate free lunch meats, grilled chix breast, fat free cheeses and cottage cheese, fat free Greek...
  10. I had tons of trouble with wonky ankles and numb...

    I had tons of trouble with wonky ankles and numb toes when i first started riding so i took to wearing ankle braces for about 4 months until (i thought) my ankles got strong enough again. 3 weeks ago...
  11. I wonder if maybe i should just buy my own irons...

    I wonder if maybe i should just buy my own irons and stirrup leathers. Is that a dumb idea? I don't have my own saddle (obviously) or my own horse, but I'm all for making a small investment in...
  12. knee pain, switched from fillis irons to Sprengers?

    Hi all,

    I've been riding for the last 6 months in a schooling saddle that had regular fillis irons, and last night had to use my instructor's saddle which has sprenger irons. Halfway through my...
  13. Hate to resurrect an older thread, but I just...

    Hate to resurrect an older thread, but I just wanted to provide an update - I've read and reread this thread before my last few lessons and everyone's advice has been SOOOOO helpful, I have been able...
  14. Thank you all, you've given me some really great...

    Thank you all, you've given me some really great advice! Next time I ride, my brain will be in overdrive trying to accomplish all of this!
  15. That's a good point, this is so helpful! So i...

    That's a good point, this is so helpful! So i should be feeling a stretch down the back of leg/hamstring and down my calf muscles at the back of my calf. I felt this when i first started riding but...
  16. Ok, rotating from the hip sockets is something i...

    Ok, rotating from the hip sockets is something i can visualize - makes perfect sense. I must be trying to wrap my legs around by rotating my hips outward (and therefore my knees) so that i'm wrapping...
  17. Yes, that makes perfect sense to me. It's just a...

    Yes, that makes perfect sense to me. It's just a matter of my body doing what my mind is telling it to do! When I squeeze, whether with my calf or my entire leg, those darn heels start creeping up....
  18. That makes sense, about contorting and not...

    That makes sense, about contorting and not getting the position I want. But when I try to relax and just let it happen, my instructor starts telling me to SQUEEZE with my calf to get a more forward...
  19. Beginner question - heels down, calf on, weight in heels

    Hi all, I have a "beginner rider" question, one that I am sure is very common for newbie riders. What is "weight in your heels" supposed to feel like? I don't have alot of trouble keeping my calf on...
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    I just got a pair of the dark demin knee patch...

    I just got a pair of the dark demin knee patch breeches several weeks ago and i LOVE them! Very comfortable, stretchy and flattering. I actually find that the darker wash is more flattering than the...
  21. Sticky: horseless rider in Columbus OH

    Anyone out there willing to give me a little extra saddle time to a beginner? I rode as a teen (2-3 yrs) but have just returned to a lesson program after a 28 year hiatus (been riding about 4 months...
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    If it's as basic as you are asking- trainer finds...

    If it's as basic as you are asking- trainer finds you a horse to lease, you lease horse, you ride horse, then yes- you would be paying full board (and possibly a lease fee to the owner of the horse...
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    CHT- that's a good idea about the lease share, i...

    CHT- that's a good idea about the lease share, i am still learning the ins and outs of how this business works. next time i have a lesson, i will ask about this and what they would plan to do if this...
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    So, here's another question (joiedevie99, your...

    So, here's another question (joiedevie99, your reply made me think of this) - if the trainer does know of a suitable horse for me to lease, they would have to obtain it for me and move it to their...
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    Thanks Centaurian, i am sooooo happy to be back...

    Thanks Centaurian, i am sooooo happy to be back in the saddle after 28 years, i feel like a kid again. :)

    The barn is a great place and they take very special care of their horses. I am just so...
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