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  1. I have very thin hair that I desperately want to...

    I have very thin hair that I desperately want to put into a bun when I finally get to wear my shadbelly. i've grown it out long enough to put into a bun snood, but it's such a pathetic little wad of...
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    What? No video?

    What? No video?
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    I was judged by Mr. Steiner many moons ago when...

    I was judged by Mr. Steiner many moons ago when he was judging hunters. He once even placed my Quarter Horse ahead of one of our BNT's -- which made my day, if not my whole career in the hunters. So...
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    I knew a pro rider in this state with an upper...

    I knew a pro rider in this state with an upper level (PSG?) horse who had a significant crookedness to one front foot. The pastern slanted inwards at a scary angle. I never asked her if it was due to...
  5. Absolutely! Until the horse I have right now, I...

    Absolutely! Until the horse I have right now, I used ranch horses who had no talent for ranch work, OTTB's, Grades, Arabs and Half-Arabs. Did all right, too. My Grade jumper was a competitive fellow,...
  6. I found my Albion Comfort at Trumbull Mtn (or was...

    I found my Albion Comfort at Trumbull Mtn (or was it Pelham?) for $700. it needed $200 worth of reflocking, but it's a very nice saddle for the price. Yes, they run WIDE! This one's a mw that fits...
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    I tried mine out yesterday during our walking...

    I tried mine out yesterday during our walking warmup. Traps started to feel very stiff and sore -- this is supposed to HELP the rider relax and drop the shoulders, right? I will try it again, review...
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    Have not had experience with this, but am...

    Have not had experience with this, but am intrigued. Seems it would interfere with little suppling half-halt type finger movements, may be a great device to use for a student on the lunge line...
  9. I think if you care about your horse, whether...

    I think if you care about your horse, whether he's a First Level packer or an upper level performance horse, you give him the best care you can afford. You observe how he responds to the work and...
  10. Ten minutes of walk to start out every ride....

    Ten minutes of walk to start out every ride. Longer if the horse has been stalled or the weather's cold. Gets the joint fluid moving. Gets ME moving.

    As much stretchy trot at the end of the ride...
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    I have not tried Valenas, but have had excellent...

    I have not tried Valenas, but have had excellent experience with Pelham-Ascot sport boots. Tack of the Day used to offer them from time to time, however, the last time I ordered what I expected to be...
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    I have a navy Tipperary and a black one. I love...

    I have a navy Tipperary and a black one. I love my navy show coat (Cavallo) and wear it with cream/ecru stock ties. Much better looking for my aging self!

    Figure either helmet would work with the...
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    If your area offers those weekend shows where...

    If your area offers those weekend shows where each day is a "new" show, your friend/relative could ride Training Level tests, say, on the first day, and you could ride your Second or Third Level...
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    I'm another one who thinks every horse needs a...

    I'm another one who thinks every horse needs a 10-minute walk at the very least as part of warm-up. Ingrid Klimke stresses this in her clinics. I think she knows what she's doing!

    Discuss your...
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    I have a Zip and believe it's pretty accurate. At...

    I have a Zip and believe it's pretty accurate. At least it gives me some relative ideal how active i am. Thinking about upgrading to the HR. I get no credit from the Zip for walking up the stairs at...
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    Viewing Whistlejacket was a religious experience....

    Viewing Whistlejacket was a religious experience. I wept. Michaelangelo's "Pieta" had a similar effect on me.

    Munnings was fantastic, too.
  17. Those headsets help. I think instructors get into...

    Those headsets help. I think instructors get into yelling because they want students to hear them over wind, ambient noise, other riders, etc. Yelling, no matter what, sounds "angry" and can be...
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    I'm another one who'd prefer a nice old Passier...

    I'm another one who'd prefer a nice old Passier to any synthetic.
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    NEDA offers awesome clinics and symposia. I'm in...

    NEDA offers awesome clinics and symposia. I'm in the Rocky Mountain West, but am a member because of their fabulous learning opportunities. Might be a bit of a drive for you from PA, but well worth...
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    OP, you've gotten excellent advice from women...

    OP, you've gotten excellent advice from women who've BTDT. Take your time, listen to your doctor, don't push it. They're right -- you do not want to return for more surgery, cause adhesions, etc. You...
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    There is no such thing as a "Flattering Helmet"....

    There is no such thing as a "Flattering Helmet". Find one that fits comfortably and call it good!
  22. I purchased a Rhinegold double bridle from the...

    I purchased a Rhinegold double bridle from the Scottish outfit and like it very much. I liked the crown design -- padded and the noseband & bradoon hanger thread over the crown, eliminating pressure...
  23. Does any one here remember when classes for older...

    Does any one here remember when classes for older riders were called "Jack Benny" classes?
  24. Everyone has to get older, but you can stay...

    Everyone has to get older, but you can stay immature forever!

    I'm 61, have an awesome "old lady's horse" who may or may not be my last one. He's for sure the best horse I've ever owned. I'm afraid...
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    Wish this had been around when I had my Evil Mare...

    Wish this had been around when I had my Evil Mare in work. Maybe it would have helped her. Nothing else did.
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