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    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in...

    That has to be a typo. It is either a mistake in the ad or the seller is delusional. I vote mistake.
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    The old style is designed to be right below the...

    The old style is designed to be right below the cheekbone. The new style goes more in the middle of the cheekbone, so either type should be comfortable if it is positioned correctly.

    I prefer the...
  3. It's a tool and as others have said, should be...

    It's a tool and as others have said, should be used knowledgeably and judiciously. I do think less bit and better flatwork is a good first default choice, but I've used just about every type of bit...
  4. I was going to add what the last poster on the...

    I was going to add what the last poster on the previous page said: shorten your stirrups when you jump! My trainer has me put my flatting stirrups up 4 holes sometimes on my guy. I do the jumpers and...
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    What vfx111 said. My saddle fits my young...

    What vfx111 said.

    My saddle fits my young horse perfectly, so when I'm jumping him big I add an Ultra Thinline or ride in one of the Contender II combo pads (saddle fitter gave the ok), and that's...
  6. I will add another vote for increase your core...

    I will add another vote for increase your core strength and you will be fine.

    My young horse (WB) has an incredibly powerful hind end. He is a big, bouncy tank of a guy and when I first got him I...
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    Black shirts and red jackets. HAH HAH...

    Black shirts and red jackets.




    HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!

    (I've been reading the boring white shirts thread and couldn't resist).
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    yellowbritches suggested a nathe- can you borrow...

    yellowbritches suggested a nathe- can you borrow one of those and see if it helps? I use a HS Duo on my TB, who is SUPER fussy in any other bit. It is the only bit he will go well in- and he hated...
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    Yeah, except I balk at paying $215 for a shirt I...

    Yeah, except I balk at paying $215 for a shirt I will undoubtably get horse slobber on AND the white part being all one can see is still boring.

    I'm a jumper rider so I'm not bound by hunter...
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    I don't know- colors and patterns for shirts and...

    I don't know- colors and patterns for shirts and coats and even breeches have come and gone in the hunter world for decades and I don't think there has been a problem with the horse not standing out....
  11. Thanks! I sort of like the breastcollars, too....

    Thanks! I sort of like the breastcollars, too. Hmmm. Well, I appreciate the input and I'll go shopping with a bit more confidence now!
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    I started when I was 8, rode until about 19. I...

    I started when I was 8, rode until about 19. I started showing hunters and eq at 9, and spent the last several years as a junior doing the A circuit in the Large Juniors and equitation. I wasn't the...
  13. Thank you!! Those both look great.

    Thank you!! Those both look great.
  14. Preferences for different breastplate styles (jumper)?

    I have read past threads about breastplates for jumpers but I'm still somewhat unsure of what style to go with, so I would appreciate it if people wouldn't mind weighing in with their preferences.
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  15. Poll: One was given to me by my trainer (who had...

    One was given to me by my trainer (who had rescued the horse originally- his story was in COTH :)), when I had to unexpectedly put down my former horse.

    The other I bought from friends in...
  16. I was also thinking about fitness- I have a...

    I was also thinking about fitness- I have a coming 17 year old who simply needs to be in regular work or he gets creaky.

    He events now and so we mainly do dressage in the winter but I jump him...
  17. What a lovely boy- you are a very nice pair. I am...

    What a lovely boy- you are a very nice pair. I am not great at this, but given that over some of the bigger jumps he doesn't get his hind legs as high up in the air as he needs and lightly raps...
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    It stinks that that happened to your horse, but...

    It stinks that that happened to your horse, but leather halters do break and any halter can get caught on something and put a non-breakable part of the halter into the horse's skin.

    Both of mine...
  19. I am currently using the same saddle on both of...

    I am currently using the same saddle on both of my horses, even though my older guy needs a narrower tree. Until I find the exact one I need for him in a used model (which is proving to be difficult-...
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    Definitely compensate for the weaker side by...

    Definitely compensate for the weaker side by shimming, but I just learned about this interesting fact: their hair is more brittle in the winter, so if they swing in their back they can get the hair...
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    I am not sure about saddles in that range, but I...

    I am not sure about saddles in that range, but I can tell you (as someone with long thighs), to look for forward flap or forward/long flap combos.
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    I was pretty excited about the one I bought but,...

    I was pretty excited about the one I bought but, as with the Ecogold pad I got several years ago, I was underwhelmed at best. I keep coming back to sheepskin and/or Thinline for both my horses, and...
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    I bought an Ogilvy halfpad to help a saddle fit...

    I bought an Ogilvy halfpad to help a saddle fit better, but then realized my other horse's saddle fit this horse perfectly and I didn't need it anymore, so I sold it to a friend who loves it.

    I...
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    Yeah, other than showing and the SmartPak...

    Yeah, other than showing and the SmartPak discount (which is TOTALLY worth it!) I would not have joined.
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    OneK helmets are nice and not expensive. I use...

    OneK helmets are nice and not expensive. I use mine for schooling, but I wouldn't mind showing in it. I have a tiny pin-head and the small is a little big since I cut my long hair off, but adjusting...
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