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    Thanks, everyone! His saddle is a little wide...

    Thanks, everyone!

    His saddle is a little wide for him in his less-than-fit state. It fits him well when he's in work. I padded it up today and also focused on not leaning forward like I usually...
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    His feet were done about a month ago. His toes...

    His feet were done about a month ago. His toes are maybe a little long.

    I'm hoping it's just lack of condition. He's not exactly older, but he's been away from work for a while.

    I doubt it's...
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    Stumbling in the front

    I rode my horse today for the first time in a while, and I noticed something I've never noticed before. He trips, five or six times in a half-hour ride. He's a 9-year-old gelding. He's otherwise...
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    For what it's worth, I attend a very small...

    For what it's worth, I attend a very small non-NCAA college that provides one or two full scholarships to IHSA riders. It's treated like a varsity sport here; we don't pay entry fees, travel fees,...
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    Okay. I thought it might cut down on the amount...

    Okay. I thought it might cut down on the amount of time necessary to draw, but now that I think about it, our ring is never empty because our draw table is excellent. We mostly lose time between flat...
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    IHSA California splitting fences

    My region always has between 30 and 40 novice fences riders, split into either 3 or 4 cuts. We draw for cuts as well as horses at the show. Does anyone have experience running IHSA fences in a...
  7. The theory is that walk/trot/canter in an arena...

    The theory is that walk/trot/canter in an arena has less risk than jumping things, so helmets aren't as necessary.

    Harder skulls is another reason; changing the rules for hunter pleasure would be...
  8. When I first got my horse, he was only...

    When I first got my horse, he was only comfortable in a western saddle too. I think the problem was too much pressure not spread out in my hunt saddle; even though the western saddle is heavier, it...
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    Camp staff and amateur status

    USEF rule 1306.13.b says that an amateur is permitted to "act as a camp counselor when not hired in the exclusive capacity as a riding instructor; assist in setting schooling fences without...
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    I don't have any problems keeping my butt in the...

    I don't have any problems keeping my butt in the saddle riding any canter. I think my problem is actually that I swing my hips too much to keep my butt in the saddle. I notice that when my coach says...
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    Following with hips, not waist

    This is probably going to get super long, and I apologize in advance.

    I started showing IHSA hunter and western at the beginning of the school year, and my hunt seat coach's biggest problem with...
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    There is plenty of shelter, along with lots of...

    There is plenty of shelter, along with lots of buddies to huddle with. I do have a sheet, but it's a show sheet with only one belly strap - it does have leg straps, though. He's not hard on his...
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    In or out in cooooold weather?

    I keep my horse at college, and he stayed there outside throughout winter break. He has a blanket that's on the heavier side of middle weight and is decently fluffy, but is a hard keeper without much...
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    I'm scared I don't have The Feel.

    I've been riding for 14 years, and for the last three or four I've been trying really hard to develop my awareness of what the horse is doing underneath me.

    I don't know if I can do it. I have a...
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    I bought some cheap nylon 1/2 inch line at Ace...

    I bought some cheap nylon 1/2 inch line at Ace and tied it to some nickel snaps with a bowline knot. That was more than two years ago, and they're still going strong after some fairly rough abuse.
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    I also pitch a tent! I recently upgraded from...

    I also pitch a tent! I recently upgraded from little two-person (read: one person sleeping diagonally with feet and head touching sides) to a very spacious six-person tent. Let me tell you, it is...
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    Solved for me!

    Solved for me!
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    Still not working for me. I'm using Chrome...

    Still not working for me. I'm using Chrome Version 27.0.1453.116 m on Windows 7 Ultimate. Hard refreshing does nothing, clearing the cache does nothing. Incognito browsing works.

    The only...
  19. Thread: Leg Position

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    If your BM comes from a saddleseat (or any breed...

    If your BM comes from a saddleseat (or any breed that includes saddleseat - Arabs, Morgans, Saddlebreds) background, that's how many of us ride pleasure horses. Personally, I think it's a good way to...
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    I am boarding at my trainer's place. During...

    I am boarding at my trainer's place. During summers, I work part of my board, but in winter, when hay prices get high, I pay full price. That isn't the only reason I'm staying. There are a variety of...
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    Already done! My routine is school, change...

    Already done! My routine is school, change clothes, barn. When I can't get out, I ask my trainer to lunge him. He doesn't go a day without doing something.
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    One of the issues is catching him, which is...

    One of the issues is catching him, which is slowly being resolved in the manner you describe. The other issue is that there are no safe turnout areas at the barn. As soon as the ground thaws and it's...
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    Not only do I not have access to a tiger, a tiger...

    Not only do I not have access to a tiger, a tiger would be a clear and present danger to anyone, and if I ever felt the need to approach a tiger with my prey animal, I would go through all the...
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    I don't want to be a know-it-all! How do I fix...

    I don't want to be a know-it-all! How do I fix it? Totally serious question, cross my heart and hope to die. What am I doing that is the hallmark of a know-it-all, because I genuinely want to change...
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    It was a joke - I know I'm young, I know I don't...

    It was a joke - I know I'm young, I know I don't know much in the grand scheme of things.

    I just did reread my posts; I believe I presented my opinion clearly and efficiently, and I provided...
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