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    My braider HATES a knob top. I had one like that,...

    My braider HATES a knob top. I had one like that, called this lady:

    customtails.com

    She gave me a credit from my old tail toward a new one of my choosing.
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    Consider hunters like figure skating. There are a...

    Consider hunters like figure skating. There are a minimum number of elements that must be completed cleanly before style comes into play. It doesn't matter one bit of peanuts if your horse jumps the...
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    Either way, placed below a horse with changes and...

    Either way, placed below a horse with changes and the step.
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    For just board? This number includes lessons...

    For just board?

    This number includes lessons from my experience.
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    Yup, you need to seek out the Wicket and Craig...

    Yup, you need to seek out the Wicket and Craig American Leather specifically. It is not their "top of the line" oddly enough. They come new with the same look as a new edgewood (raw leather).
    ...
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    For a price conservative figure 8, I'd go Ovation...

    For a price conservative figure 8, I'd go Ovation Wicket and Craig American leather figure 8. Lining my edgewood next to my ovation, you can hardly tell a difference.

    I tried out SP bridles a few...
  7. Surely you don't have 10 years on me! I know...

    Surely you don't have 10 years on me! I know reading this thread I was feeling a little like the old lady on the porch shaking my stick and yelling to "get of my damned lawn."
  8. Eau de cow not your thing?

    Eau de cow not your thing?
  9. I think Waco would quickly be abandoned for...

    I think Waco would quickly be abandoned for Austin if the opportunity arose.
  10. Good intel. But I'm talking a multi-ring A...

    Good intel.

    But I'm talking a multi-ring A show type facility.

    dreams, all dreams
  11. Congrats on getting the contract!!! Biggest...

    Congrats on getting the contract!!!

    Biggest thing we are lacking is a show facility. If we had a real show facility in the Austin area it would be a game changer.
  12. It actually just recently opened up, maybe right...

    It actually just recently opened up, maybe right before Christmas. I haven't been in yet, as I am so slammed at work, but I'm not far, so need to stop by.
  13. Marleta died just over a year ago (I think)....

    Marleta died just over a year ago (I think). Kersten has taken full ownership of the business and has created a new barn name, Esoteric.

    I've said this before on here and have been contradicted,...
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    Exactly. Literally coming out of college I...

    Exactly. Literally coming out of college I specifically pursued a career that would eventually lead to the flexibility to allow me to horse show. I did not become a doctor or a vet for the only...
  15. A few months ago, it's a beautiful place based on...

    A few months ago, it's a beautiful place based on pictures.
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    Hey now, I'm not like stripping or anything!...

    Hey now, I'm not like stripping or anything! hahahahahaha

    I work for a major world wide consulting firm, long hours, hard work, lots of travel. I've worked my way up over the last 14 years into a...
  17. Jen is now in Burnet, Heather Davis is at that...

    Jen is now in Burnet, Heather Davis is at that barn now.
  18. http://www.cthja.com/resources-links/ It's so...

    http://www.cthja.com/resources-links/

    It's so rider specific and what their goals are, where they're located, how long of a commute they're interested in.

    First one that comes to mind is...
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    Cat is out of the bag. No going back now. Can't...

    Cat is out of the bag. No going back now. Can't email Molly and say NEVERMIND I'M DUMB I TAKE IT ALL BACK.

    Cue panic card.
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    I am so hotly debated!

    I am so hotly debated!
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    100% agree, but that is my form of "cutting"...

    100% agree, but that is my form of "cutting" costs....all of the above. So when asked how I make it work my response is...

    Flexible Job to stay in Welly (damn you work for flying me elsewhere...
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    Funny enough, when I alluded several times on...

    Funny enough, when I alluded several times on here that I felt like the only "working" rider in the world, I got lambasted about how many working riders there are. So my experience directly is not...
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    Me. I do have flexibility to work from...

    Me.

    I do have flexibility to work from basically anywhere (until they put me on a plane for a client), but no trust fund, no supplemental income. I do lease my black horse but that's only a small...
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    I am hesitant to share my numbers exactly, but 4...

    I am hesitant to share my numbers exactly, but 4 weeks in welly world is budgeted under 5 figures for me.

    I did 3 weeks last year and came in under budget.
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    So, based on the responses here I have honestly...

    So, based on the responses here I have honestly been afraid to respond myself, given that I am a person who has chosen to spend my dollars on going to WEF.

    For me?

    I drive my own horse, take my...
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