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    My TB and I primarily do dressage and jumpers. ...

    My TB and I primarily do dressage and jumpers. However, I work on my family's cattle ranch and it turns out he's a pretty good cowhorse. Here we are practicing our sorting skills on some bulls. ...
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    I've had 2, the heavy Stormcheeta with the...

    I've had 2, the heavy Stormcheeta with the attached neck cover and the cheapest rainsheet they offer (totally blanking on the model name). I like them a lot. The sheet I used for a season and then...
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    Well, it's not an eventing photo but I captured...

    Well, it's not an eventing photo but I captured this special moment last weekend.

    Fat cowpony wants to know why fat TB is walking around with a bucket in his mouth. Also wants to see if they can...
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    I would start with a bib clip (chest and throat,...

    I would start with a bib clip (chest and throat, I also used to extend it between the front legs to just past the girth area). This cuts down on the sweat quite a bit and if you need to clip more,...
  5. I just use regular detergent with Oxiclean or...

    I just use regular detergent with Oxiclean or something similar, and then spray with waterproofing spray once they're dry. I do run them through an extra rinse cycle to get all the detergent out. ...
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    I was just thinking about this the last time I...

    I was just thinking about this the last time I did hillwork with the cowpony I ride. As quick as he is, he doesn't have a very good gallop. He will flatten out, kind of, and doesn't pull or get too...
  7. Check in time! So just when I got into a good...

    Check in time!

    So just when I got into a good jumping groove with the TB, it started raining. My jump area hasn't been useable for over a week and it's raining again right now. :no: It hasn't...
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    I remember that class. I was the one on McLain's...

    I remember that class. I was the one on McLain's capybara. I even have a picture.
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  9. How I acquired my first horse: Vet was at the...

    How I acquired my first horse:

    Vet was at the barn I used to manage on a Thursday. He did a lot of work at the track and he mentions to my boss that he knew a nice horse that needed a home. My...
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    Let me go on the record as saying that if your...

    Let me go on the record as saying that if your big guy ever wants a home as an unconventional cattle horse he can come live with me and my TB in South Dakota. People here think I'm crazy for working...
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    I prefer minimal to no knee blocks......but I'm...

    I prefer minimal to no knee blocks......but I'm also 6' tall and am used to my knee hanging over the flap in lots of saddles. Plus the highest I jump is about 3' and my horse is pretty easy to stay...
  12. Bit gets wiped off after every ride, and scrubbed...

    Bit gets wiped off after every ride, and scrubbed when I do a take-apart clean of my bridles about once a month. I let the bits sit in a pan of hot water while I clean the bridles and they come out...
  13. I bought a Uvex on Helmet Awareness Day and I can...

    I bought a Uvex on Helmet Awareness Day and I can feel the wind on my forehead. Which is WEIRD to get used to but fantastic.
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    I think your position is nice for that small of a...

    I think your position is nice for that small of a fence. I find it difficult to properly fold over anything lower than about 2'6. What helps me is thinking about squatting over the horse. I like...
  15. Mine goes in a Stubben Siegfried CS Extra, size...

    Mine goes in a Stubben Siegfried CS Extra, size 31 which translates to a MW. He has a fairly high, long wither and substantial shoulder. They can be found used for a very reasonable price.

    If...
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    OMG YES! I've started trimming my own horse's...

    OMG YES! I've started trimming my own horse's feet because I live in one of those "black holes" where good farriers don't seem to exist. Honestly, if I were rich I would fly my old farrier in from...
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    The cowpony I ride isn't very comfortable. Baby...

    The cowpony I ride isn't very comfortable. Baby dressage and a ThinLine pad have helped, but he'll never be the Lexus my TB is. It does make a difference when they're soft and supple over their...
  18. It's cool, my freebie goes around in a Five Star...

    It's cool, my freebie goes around in a Five Star Tack bridle that was roughly 250x what he was supposed to cost (technically he was $1, his breeder gave it back to me for "gas money" :lol:). I told...
  19. Brand new Smartpak thinsulate turnout that's gone...

    Brand new Smartpak thinsulate turnout that's gone through 5 winters..... $35 out of my pocket (50% off sale plus $25 gift card).

    $10 hunting breastplate that I found in a consignment shop. Now on...
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    I do it all the time. Downsides include lack of...

    I do it all the time. Downsides include lack of pockets and the inner thigh/crotch tends to wear through a little faster. I don't notice much of a difference re: seams. The shiny ones are rather...
  21. My standards are similar to King Creole's, and...

    My standards are similar to King Creole's, and the second set I made don't have any issues with rocking. I made the first set with scraps for feet, and 8" definitely isn't long enough :lol:. The...
  22. Me, too! Complete with Diet Coke-wielding...

    Me, too! Complete with Diet Coke-wielding "gentleman friend"......she told me one day when I mistakenly called him her boyfriend that at her age she wanted a gentleman, not a boy. :lol:
  23. Here's another Flipside story.......... When I...

    Here's another Flipside story..........

    When I was teaching, I gave a few private lessons to an older (maybe 80ish?) woman who'd ridden extensively in her youth and told me all kinds of great...
  24. Most suited to middle-distance swimming (swam...

    Most suited to middle-distance swimming (swam year-round as a kid, not too surprising), triathlons (yes to swimming and running, I don't care for cycling), and middle-distance cycling (um, no).
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    My 16.3 TB carries me just fine--I have no idea...

    My 16.3 TB carries me just fine--I have no idea what I weigh, but I'm 6' and a size 14/16. I did all of his off-track schooling and he's never had an issue jumping or doing low level dressage or...
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