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    If I could travel in time, I wouldn't need to...

    If I could travel in time, I wouldn't need to travel in space. I'd stay at Saratoga and watch as Kentucky and Ruthless won Travers'. I wait around a bit for Duke of Magenta and Hindoo whilst enjoying...
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    Seems that there are 3 general categories:...

    Seems that there are 3 general categories:
    First, sellers who are firm. They may be resellers (like JBRP) who have a model, know what to buy and have an established client base of trainers. They...
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    I agree with Eventer AJ. Rockport Harbor was a...

    I agree with Eventer AJ. Rockport Harbor was a very big 2yo when I saw him, somewhat typical of his sire. He did't had big foal crops but most of the ones I've seen were good looking and well built....
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    Gunner went in a Pelham and I was always taught...

    Gunner went in a Pelham and I was always taught that the curb rein should be inside the snaffle. Since I hate the feel of a rein between my ring and middle fingers, I held the snaffle outside my...
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    I come from the H/J world where trainers...

    I come from the H/J world where trainers generally expect students to be in their "program." I think that too many clients are overly reliant on trainers but there has to be an understanding. My...
  6. Not sure of your height but a friend of mine...

    Not sure of your height but a friend of mine tells me that "long" sizes often have a slightly higher rise than standard lengths. I cannot confirm but she swears by it. She's only 5'3 but often orders...
  7. Euro seats have a seam that mimics the placement...

    Euro seats have a seam that mimics the placement of the "full seat" but without the added layer.
    These Pipers are Euro seat....
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    If more buyers would be more upfront about their...

    If more buyers would be more upfront about their true budget, sales might be easier. I don't think that there is anything wrong with asking about how negotiable a seller is. If a horse has been...
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    Sounds like you made a good choice. The lunge...

    Sounds like you made a good choice. The lunge line is a great tool. It lets the trainer manage the horse while you manage yourself!
    I don't know why some places advertise that they take beginners...
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    I would think a technical riding shirt or polo...

    I would think a technical riding shirt or polo type shirt would be fine. Brand of breeches/shirt/helmet are irrelevant, clinicians don't care. What is relevant is that they fit you well so that the...
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    I saw plenty of them, and as the resident racing...

    I saw plenty of them, and as the resident racing historian, I like to talk about them too. I wasn't there for Ruffian's Spinaway but made my Saratoga debut for on Adirondack S day the following year....
  12. Love the pics and enjoyed the commentary in the...

    Love the pics and enjoyed the commentary in the latest CoTH.

    Nikki is such a lovely mare. I love seeing pics (and video) of her because her style is that of the "classic TB's" that I grew up...
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    It happens. Horse you are not familiar with, new...

    It happens. Horse you are not familiar with, new trainer, you with visions of your former self in your head adds up to stress and one iffy jump leads to another.

    My screen name reflects my...
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    Very good points. The OP may end up spending more...

    Very good points. The OP may end up spending more per year with her own rig. She needs to take a look at the costs and see if it is worth the freedom of being able to trailer on her own or be...
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    Justathought said it better than I could. I know...

    Justathought said it better than I could. I know several trainers who really try to provide a decent opportunity for people of modest means. Sadly several of them have ended up screwed over in the...
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    I would include the fact that the video is for...

    I would include the fact that the video is for exclusive use of X Farm while they are representing horses for sale and remain the property of X Farm.

    I consider it honest and decent of you to...
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    Hunters have never been judged on anything other...

    Hunters have never been judged on anything other than the style of the horse. At some levels (local for example) some judges might forgive a horse error caused by a clear rider mistake. At anything...
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    There is always an element of "luck" or being in...

    There is always an element of "luck" or being in the right place at the right time etc. You can enhance it by riding your best every single time because you never know who is watching. A boarder at...
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    If DD isn't quite up to the level of braiding for...

    If DD isn't quite up to the level of braiding for the AA's she might be able to braid for some lesser events where she isn't showing.

    Look into saving on hotels by sharing rooms. If a barnmate is...
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    OTTB's are sometimes like bicycles. They are...

    OTTB's are sometimes like bicycles. They are better balanced at speed. They do need some work to get a nice change at the canter. If this horse has mainly been earning is keep as a schoolie, maybe no...
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    Many locals allow trot changes in "super green...

    Many locals allow trot changes in "super green baby" divisions but... Most trainers with youngsters that they hope to sell work at establishing the change so it a.) becomes a selling point and b.)...
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    The "Derby" concept arose to try to bring back...

    The "Derby" concept arose to try to bring back some of the excitement that gradually faded from hunters after they left "hunt courses" and entered the ring. Sadly, I think that the Derbies are...
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    I agree that many trainers do assist riders who...

    I agree that many trainers do assist riders who might not otherwise be able to afford horses or showing etc. It is a great way to contribute to the sport and in the case of a BNT who may have a...
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    Sixty or more years ago, much of the TB breeding...

    Sixty or more years ago, much of the TB breeding was private and horses were bred to run for their owners. Elite outfits owned most of the mares from top sirelines (Sir Galahad III, Broomstick, War...
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    Thanks for the update! It sounds like you had a...

    Thanks for the update! It sounds like you had a great experience. I hope you have many more!
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