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    Right now I live in Alamogordo, but after...

    Right now I live in Alamogordo, but after Christmas I'm moving to Clovis. I think that's close to Albuquerque. I'm definitely going to look into both barns! I really appreciate the suggestions!
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    Hey y'all! I've been lurking on this post for a...

    Hey y'all! I've been lurking on this post for a while, so I figured I'd introduce myself so I'm not a complete creeper. I started riding when I was 10, I went through some terrible barns/instructors,...
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    I definitely heard all of these growing up! My...

    I definitely heard all of these growing up! My first trainer told us that cleaning your horses hooves upwards, instead of downwards, would instantly cause hoof problems. She also told us that there's...
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    Thanks for all the advice! JenEM, I LOVE...

    Thanks for all the advice!

    JenEM, I LOVE Patagonia! I have their fleece pullover and it's so soft and warm. The one you posted is sold out in small but I'll check back.
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    Yea, I didn't think about the fact that its...

    Yea, I didn't think about the fact that its probably not a good idea to use one jacket for lessons and every day life. I'm currently in southeast New Mexico and it's already getting down to the 30s...
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    Winter riding jacket?

    I tried using the search feature before posting this, but didn't find anything related to what I need.

    I just recently moved to New Mexico, where it actually gets cold! I'm going to start taking...
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    Idk if it's been suggested but Godewyn, it means...

    Idk if it's been suggested but Godewyn, it means good friend in Dutch.
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    Thanks but I don't ride western, and have no...

    Thanks but I don't ride western, and have no ambition to start.
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    Thank you so much for the info! I'm going to...

    Thank you so much for the info! I'm going to being moving, again - permanently, to Clovis in February. As far as I can tell there are no barns within 3 hours of there. Really missing the east coast!
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    Lesson programs in New Mexico?

    I'm getting ready to move to the Alamogordo, NM area in a month and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a hunter barn that has a lesson program? I don't have my own tack or horse, but I'm a...
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    Make it made?

    I have a friend who's horse tends to be naughty from time-to-time. Her way of fixing this problem? She proclaims; "he's not MADE, I can't help it if I can't afford a made horse!!". I've always...
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    Thanks! :) I think we'll stick to two next time....

    Thanks! :) I think we'll stick to two next time. He was fine with the work though, we pretty much used training 1 as a warm up. He's in really great shape, but three tests was definitely a lot of...
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    Thanks everyone! I was a little worried that...

    Thanks everyone!

    I was a little worried that I'd feel out of place on my ponies, like I do everywhere else, but everyone loved them! One lady actually told me it was nice to see someone short...
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    Thanks! Dressage is definitely a blast!

    Thanks! Dressage is definitely a blast!
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    Dressage newbie shows! (Pictures!)

    Today, I went to my first ever dressage show. I loved every minute of it! It's a huge change from hunters! Everyone was so nice, mostly older, but I made so many friends! People actually went out of...
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    Thanks so much! I used to be a hardcore hunter...

    Thanks so much! I used to be a hardcore hunter tipper. I rode very far forward, it's such a hard habit to break now. I'm trying to improve my posture all the time and it seems to be helping with...
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    First Dressage Critique

    A few days ago I finally managed to get someone to take photos of me and my pony hacking around. We starting doing dressage exclusively, I think sometime around March. I've posted a few topics...
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    Horses being unpredictable as they are, my pony...

    Horses being unpredictable as they are, my pony went lame at the beginning of the week. He's out of work until next week, after that who knows. If his shoulder is better on the planned schedule...
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    First Dressage Show!

    My pony and I are going to our first Dressage show ever, in 5 days. I feel completely unprepared, but it's OK. It's a one day, schooling show that doesn't count for anything but experience. On that...
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    I'm so excited to read this! My pony and I are...

    I'm so excited to read this! My pony and I are making our dressage debut at this show (and possibly the other events...) and it's awesome to hear that's its a great show! Can't wait!
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    Thanks everyone for the input! :)

    Thanks everyone for the input! :)
  22. "What would you do if your horse rolled in a...

    "What would you do if your horse rolled in a line-up" to; the discussion of whether or not IHSA is good for our sport.

    Way to stay on topic COTHers. :yes: (Not being sarcastic or mean, I truly...
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    Collegiate Saddles?

    Comments? Experience?
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    spmoonie, unfortunately my little guy has been...

    spmoonie, unfortunately my little guy has been retired from jumping due to an injury. I know that dressage can be just as stressful on a horse as jumping, but he's definitely fine for the lower...
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    Thanks everyone! :) We're both pretty ecstatic...

    Thanks everyone! :) We're both pretty ecstatic about our first real dressage lesson this week!!



    Not really reluctant, it's just a bittersweet decision. I'll miss doing the hunters, but I...
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