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    Good for you for being so cheerful about it- that...

    Good for you for being so cheerful about it- that is the key to showing, I think. If you take yourself too seriously it's going to be that much worse when the inevitable screw up happens.

    I got...
  2. At the risk of having someone come on here and...

    At the risk of having someone come on here and scold me (which happened a couple of months ago), I would suggest a few dressage lessons to better figure out how to use your leg and other aids. If you...
  3. Chiming back in to say definitely look at...

    Chiming back in to say definitely look at whatever comes your way- if you are on a budget then casting your net wider makes sense. And, it may end up getting you something unconventional that...
  4. What eclipse and ladyj79 said- 3-4 year olds with...

    What eclipse and ladyj79 said- 3-4 year olds with the goods/brain/etc. to potentially do the A/Os will be in the $35-50k range here in the States. There are some excellent Canadian breeders with...
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    Since this spring I've been trying to get to one...

    Since this spring I've been trying to get to one big show (AA) a month, and then throw in a smaller A or even a B (Swan Lake has B-rated jumper shows that are fabulous) if I can swing it. So, 1-2...
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    My friend got her guy through them a few years...

    My friend got her guy through them a few years ago, in PA. They were easy to deal with and super-nice, and she ended up with a superb event horse.
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    Baltimore-Harford County area, MD Stall board:...

    Baltimore-Harford County area, MD

    Stall board: $550-700/month in the area, for barns with an indoor; at my barn this includes turnout (day in winter, night in summer), includes grain and as much...
  8. Woodhills has a great post. Check in with the...

    Woodhills has a great post. Check in with the ingate person and (if they are good) you will be able to keep track of where you are, and then they will know who you are and if you are by yourself....
  9. I imported one from Argentina. I was able to get...

    I imported one from Argentina. I was able to get my horse shipped from his stable to Buenos Aires to Miami to MD for about $9000, and even with that cost added to his purchase price he was an...
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    We all know there are pretty much no industry...

    We all know there are pretty much no industry standards, and therefore there are a lot of individual practices and standards going on which themselves may be relative to all sorts of other things:...
  11. Spiraling in and out is a great exercise. I also...

    Spiraling in and out is a great exercise. I also like to do quarter line serpentines at the canter (without changing lead), and counter canter in general. I'm not sure if you need this much...
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    Exactly what LH said about buying an unbroke...

    Exactly what LH said about buying an unbroke horse. When I lost my previous jumper a wonderful friend gave me her coming-3 year old, who was 3/4 Dutch WB, 1/4 TB and very tall but relatively...
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    Gorgeous, LH!! Definitely a great find!

    Gorgeous, LH!! Definitely a great find!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    My last horse shopping adventure involved being...

    My last horse shopping adventure involved being very picky, because I don't have the funds for more than one competition horse and because my trainer is SUPER picky and shot down almost everything I...
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    Yes, organization and bins and such is the way to...

    Yes, organization and bins and such is the way to go! If you have the room using those Smartpak bins, or something like them, for storage is another way of keeping the tack trunk a bit less...
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    Most pieces of tack are simply tools. Some work...

    Most pieces of tack are simply tools. Some work well without much rider skill, some don't. I am not one for using lots of stuff, either, so I get it- I don't even use a martingale on my horses, and...
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    Yes, I was going to suggest trying both, too....

    Yes, I was going to suggest trying both, too. Neither of mine love their flashes, but they like them better than figure 8s, and for both of them it is a necessary piece of tack when competing.
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    I sent you a PM.

    I sent you a PM.
  20. I had a pair of gorgeous boots made for me that...

    I had a pair of gorgeous boots made for me that were so painful I lost feeling in both legs. They were from Argentina (and I am not) so it was not like I could go back and have the boot shop do...
  21. Here is a nice list of some of the higher end...

    Here is a nice list of some of the higher end bridge breastplates, which is what I would like to get, I think, if and when I decide to buy one:...
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    horseprerace.com, although it looks like they...

    horseprerace.com, although it looks like they don't have the big multi-dose tubes right now.
  23. My friends do an annual auction in Argentina for...

    My friends do an annual auction in Argentina for young horses (3-5 years, generally) where for a couple of months before the auction people can come to their stables and actually try the horses out...
  24. Thanks, everyone! I *love* the Five Star one- my...

    Thanks, everyone! I *love* the Five Star one- my show bridles are Five Star- but it is so expensive!

    I decided not to get a breastplate after all, actually. My saddle never slips with any of my...
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    I've been using 5mg a day of the generic...

    I've been using 5mg a day of the generic omeprazole paste for about two weeks now on my young horse and it made an immediate difference. I read the study about low dosages being effective so figured...
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