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  1. 1.3m is not a really big fence. Medium pony...

    1.3m is not a really big fence. Medium pony jumpers show over 1.2 in Europe all the time. Just because I takes 2 years of pre-green and 2 more baby green and a couple years of modified before you...
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    I can almost( but not quite) get behind a horse...

    I can almost( but not quite) get behind a horse showing at the 1m-1.10 m level going to the greens, but I'm told that, while crossing the Atlantic, these horses are getting renamed, re-aged and made...
  3. 24 replies and only one suggested a TB. 1.30 is...

    24 replies and only one suggested a TB. 1.30 is 4'3. Piece of cake if you're willing and able to do the work yourself. Young, broke, athletic, seen everything at the track. Cheap. Find a...
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    Danny, no one is saying you have to run your 4*...

    Danny, no one is saying you have to run your 4* horses every 6 weeks. You can run all of yours as often as you wish!
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    4*'s are not what they used to be with the short...

    4*'s are not what they used to be with the short format. XC day is now 4+/- miles instead of 17-19 with steeplechase. Big difference.
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    As yellowbritches pointed out, this horse is...

    As yellowbritches pointed out, this horse is showing much more pace than we usually see . He's going about the speed that first year greens used to go over here.
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    Remember, though, it's 5 years OR one crash.

    Remember, though, it's 5 years OR one crash.
  8. Thread: Bridles?

    by Madeline
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    If you aren't actively showing, you can go to Big...

    If you aren't actively showing, you can go to Big Dee's and pick up a nice nylon race headstall for $16. Add a cavesson for $10 more and a set of leather reins (you don't want race reins- they're too...
  9. Plus he looks really rideable.

    Plus he looks really rideable.
  10. American Pharoah would be nice. Then see where...

    American Pharoah would be nice. Then see where his talents take him. GP Show jumper? Eventer? Maryland Hunt Cup/English Grand National double?
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    I think it's great that the Bafferts donated a...

    I think it's great that the Bafferts donated a big chunk to charities, especially TB ones. But I did read that BB was paid $200k to have the Burger King King standing behind him...
    That's not quite...
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    I've been involved with these scoring a large...

    I've been involved with these scoring a large (3500) running event. The strips we used are not wide enough to be any problem for the horses, though I would worry that horses with studs might be...
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    OK. I've been only sorta paying attention, but...

    OK. I've been only sorta paying attention, but where are the Monster Girls?
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    Harrisburg, Washington, Elkridge HArford Hunter...

    Harrisburg, Washington, Elkridge HArford Hunter trials. Hunting with Harford and Green Spring. Local shows, interschool shows. Lots going on. But that was 50 years ago.Glad to see that things are...
  15. I like him. We had one who had terrible ("tie him...

    I like him. We had one who had terrible ("tie him to a tree and go get the trailer if you lose a shoe") feet and paddled wicked. He hunted 17 seasons, went around the Maryland Hunt Cup three times...
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    The above advice is good- accuracy, line over...

    The above advice is good- accuracy, line over speed, efficient over pretty.

    Then you can enjoy knowing that success is up to you and your horse. It doesn't matter who your trainer is. Doesn't...
  17. Plus, as I recall, the $40 helmet kicked butt in...

    Plus, as I recall, the $40 helmet kicked butt in that test.
  18. This. Plus the approved helmet that fits...

    This. Plus the approved helmet that fits correctly without hair stuffed under it and has the chinstrap done up snugly is going to be best, regardless of cost
  19. Just keep changing her name and she can be...

    Just keep changing her name and she can be evergreen...
  20. I will confess that the last time I went to a...

    I will confess that the last time I went to a show I wrapped the one white foot..
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    You're my era. Field boots were brown, dress...

    You're my era. Field boots were brown, dress boots were black. Coats were also often white or tan linen in the summer. Or Seersucker. Very few black or navy coats except at night or indoors. Ties or...
  22. If the serious professional shippers prefer bare...

    If the serious professional shippers prefer bare legs, that's good enough for me. Almost. We have a stock trailer, so I use bell boots.
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    Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just go for...

    Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just go for it.

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    Ogilvy Baby Pad

    I bought this pad and so far it seems really nice. The backing is suede-y and the non-slip feature works. My question: Did anyone read or keep the washing instructions? I don't want to mess it up....
  25. Thread: Perfect Eq

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    The vast majority of all horses and ponies can...

    The vast majority of all horses and ponies can hop around 4' with no problem It's the riders who would have problems with their "scope!"

    And imagine the angst of the trainers. What if the clients...
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