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  1. Growing up I could never afford my own horse, but...

    Growing up I could never afford my own horse, but I was one of those kids who spent all her free time at the barn and as a result multiple horses were "given" to me to ride for free - mostly because...
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    I used BOT no bows on my horse the night between...

    I used BOT no bows on my horse the night between xc and sj at the Waredaca 3 day this year. This was after I iced him several times, of course. In the past, he has tended toward large wind puffs on...
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    Ha, fair enough. Again just my own experience as...

    Ha, fair enough. Again just my own experience as someone who has gone to Rolex as a spectator a few times and Fair Hill a few times, and been to both venues multiple other times for other events...
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    Point taken on FH vs. Rolex but I guess we'll...

    Point taken on FH vs. Rolex but I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I am not local to either event so as a non-local/visitor to the area, I just have to report on my experiences. It is much...
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    In addition to not really having the current...

    In addition to not really having the current infrastructure for a 4*, Fair Hill doesn't really have the other things that a place like Lexington has to attract and host all the spectators.

    While I...
  6. Do you have a humidifier in your bedroom? I am...

    Do you have a humidifier in your bedroom? I am from the East Coast but my parents live in Colorado... Whenever I visit, we run a humidifier all night in the room where I'm sleeping. It helps a lot....
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    My horse is usually in between sizes (his...

    My horse is usually in between sizes (his Smartpak Harwich bridle is cob size and adjusted to the last holes, and similar for his Micklem bridle) but wears a full/horse in the figure 8 NF bridle.
  8. If you have 2 horses with the exact same back...

    If you have 2 horses with the exact same back issues, I would probably look at the saddle you're using first...
  9. Sorry for what you're going through... just...

    Sorry for what you're going through... just wanted to post that I have a horse who was similar when he was young.

    OTTB, got him when he was 5, and he was and always has been cold backed. I loved...
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    I have a dual flap Vega I purchased after a very...

    I have a dual flap Vega I purchased after a very lengthy saddle search. I actually got it from the "scratch and dent" section online at Dover. I love that it is wool flocked and with some minor...
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    Not sure what the rule says specifically about...

    Not sure what the rule says specifically about riding the same horse in a warmup after being eliminated on that horse....but, I do know that I was eliminated on XC (not for falling off, mind you, but...
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    I know several people who have used the fall...

    I know several people who have used the fall Virginia HT as a move-up for both Novice and Training with success...no idea if the spring event is any more difficult. I do know VAHT is very hilly so...
  13. Baywood Farms is the best in the area for what...

    Baywood Farms is the best in the area for what you're looking for.
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    One of my former trainers who is also a judge...

    One of my former trainers who is also a judge says that she doesn't necessarily notice if a horse is not braided UNLESS the horse is fussy in the bridle. In that case, unbraided mane flinging around...
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    Just did the novice 3 day at Waredaca... phase A...

    Just did the novice 3 day at Waredaca... phase A was the same for both T and N at 3300 m and 220 mpm. They recommended we do it at 250 mpm so as to arrive a bit early for B, so appx. 13 minutes...
  16. Spinoff - Waredaca Classic Three Day Event

    I just wanted to start a separate post about the Waredaca 3 Day, which was also this past weekend. I just completed the N3D with my horse. Wow, what an amazing experience!!! Thank you so much to all...
  17. I live in Alexandria and ride/board in So....

    I live in Alexandria and ride/board in So. MD...it's a 40-50 min drive most days. I work from home AND have flex hours. Best time to go is early in the AM so it's a reverse commute. The Wilson bridge...
  18. Thread: Morven park

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    Do you think they will still have the schooling?...

    Do you think they will still have the schooling? I wish they would postpone it. I hate to not use my schooling pass but my horse is recovering from cellulitis and it will be too soon to risk the bad...
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    My trainer withdrew from the Intermediate because...

    My trainer withdrew from the Intermediate because of the footing. I jump judged the training.... it was a bit slick for them but the rain had mostly stopped by then so the ground was holding up a lot...
  20. I agree that it doesn't hurt to ask... but if...

    I agree that it doesn't hurt to ask... but if this is the show I think it is, what they offer for competitors is already very generous in general. I wouldn't complain too much about it. Hopefully...
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    Another vote for Passier.... I got a nice Passier...

    Another vote for Passier.... I got a nice Passier Nicole's Grand Gilbert for $600 this summer. Had the flocking adjusted slightly and it fits my TB perfectly. My saddle fitter commended me for the...
  22. Susie is not retired. She's seen my horse twice...

    Susie is not retired. She's seen my horse twice this year!
  23. Marlborough Horse Trials accepting post-entries

    Just wanted to put it out there that Marlborough HT is accepting post-entries until the 12th! For those of you who have never gone before, the event is held in Rosaryville State Park on the east side...
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    I wanted to bump up this thread because I just...

    I wanted to bump up this thread because I just competed at Hunt Club this past weekend at Novice.

    Overall, it was a GREAT event and I would definitely go back. Nice property and friendly people...
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    Thank you all for your tips and kind words. ...

    Thank you all for your tips and kind words.

    Vet will be there today and will be checking vision and pulling blood among other things. We'll see what he says.

    My trainer is going to XC school...
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