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  1. I couldn't afford that. But if I had your health...

    I couldn't afford that. But if I had your health issues and commute, I'd certainly consider it.

    I spend 2-3 hours in the car personally just to go to work and ride. It's exhausting. There are days...
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    If you like the horse, buy it on your own and...

    If you like the horse, buy it on your own and move. If you don't like the horse, look for other options anyway.
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    This is a topic that generally frustrates me. ...

    This is a topic that generally frustrates me.

    I had a job where I handled a multi-dollar dollar advertising and marketing budget for military aircraft programs. I designed the ads myself, wrote...
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    I try to at least complement the horse that I'm...

    I try to at least complement the horse that I'm riding. At least on the dark bay, most things match. The gray pony and the black one I'm riding above both look fabulous with colors like that. Since...
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    I have one quite similar to the one pictured. ...

    I have one quite similar to the one pictured.

    I love it. I'll be wearing my wool coats until I can afford to upgrade. They're still lovely.
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    My mother used to keep a tissue in her purse at...

    My mother used to keep a tissue in her purse at horse shows, or, really, most of the time. She'd wipe off my pony's slobber and then my boots with the same tissue. Then she'd tell me to smile like...
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    It's not that I don't try - my hair is ALWAYS in...

    It's not that I don't try - my hair is ALWAYS in a hairnet - but if I'm in a hurry, I'll grab what I can find. You can still be professional looking in full seats though. I figure if you dress well...
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    Of course. I've worn the ugliest things ever for...

    Of course. I've worn the ugliest things ever for schooling. Jeggings, breeches with holes in them, breeches that are also sweatpants, etc. For a lesson I try to step it up and wear a polo or a...
  9. First rides - pony rides at a fair...

    First rides - pony rides at a fair

    First show, on a former fancy show pony turned lesson pony. Note the velvet helmet cover. We jumped 2', I believe.

    Graduated to my large pony. Loved her, even...
  10. I find that my full seats don't actually do a lot...

    I find that my full seats don't actually do a lot for stick, but if you're going to get around the course with your butt up in the air (kind of) anyway, does it particularly matter? I'd think at that...
  11. Thread: Is it worth it?

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    Agree. Equine studies is pretty much useless. If...

    Agree. Equine studies is pretty much useless. If you're one of the .02% of us that can actually make it as a pro, you will. If you have a degree in something like business, that will help you...
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    It agrees with me too. I blame you for bringing...

    It agrees with me too. I blame you for bringing the PA weather here. There's a reason I avoided driving north in the winter.
  13. Basically, the idea is that if you need extra...

    Basically, the idea is that if you need extra stick, it tells the judge that the horse might not be an automaton and an easy ride - and to watch for that. Since the point of hunters is to make the...
  14. Come east. Lots of awesome restarted CANTER...

    Come east. Lots of awesome restarted CANTER horses in your price range with some basic training on them and quite a few people I know who will be dead honest about their potential. I'd assume...
  15. Hmmm. I've got mine out in a field, they're shod...

    Hmmm. I've got mine out in a field, they're shod for comfort (were barefoot for years, but are more sound with shoes), and my big horse is WAY HAPPIER with a job. I guess I'm a slave driver. This...
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    While I'm not personally a fan of the boots, I'm...

    While I'm not personally a fan of the boots, I'm really tired of hearing people announce that they would totally send someone back to trotting around over crossrails or going on the lunge line...
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    Actually, my large - a fancy but occasional wench...

    Actually, my large - a fancy but occasional wench with more advanced riders (I once looked down from the hayloft to see her throwing an experienced kid over a fence) was a complete gem with...
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    I was worried that they were going to picket when...

    I was worried that they were going to picket when a friend of mine was KIA in Afghanistan. Luckily, one of the nice things about having the ceremony at Arlington was if they were there, we didn't see...
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    I have an AYR8 and a Speed Air. I like them both....

    I have an AYR8 and a Speed Air. I like them both. I've definitely had some that make my head look weird, so try to find something that's flattering and fits. I'd rather see someone in something "less...
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    Growing up, my barn had some extremely fancy...

    Growing up, my barn had some extremely fancy ponies - some of whom did A shows fairly regularly - that did double duty as lesson ponies. Those ponies are gems.
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    Sadly, I can't seem to see your pic - but would...

    Sadly, I can't seem to see your pic - but would love to!
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    It was the usual. THIS RIDER WOULD BE JUMPING...

    It was the usual. THIS RIDER WOULD BE JUMPING CROSSRAILS IF HE WERE IN MY BARN UNTIL HE GETS A BETTER BASE OF SUPPORT, and all that nonsense.
  23. I would agree. That was tacky. Had you seen...

    I would agree. That was tacky. Had you seen Christopher Reeves ride? If not, why are you speculating that his fall was anything more than an accident that could happen to ANY rider.
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  24. I may have been doing this for 20 years and be a...

    I may have been doing this for 20 years and be a bit younger, but I found that when I had blocks in my current saddle, in nearly every photo my leg slid over fences. When I took the blocks out, my...
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    If anything, I never worry about knee patches. No...

    If anything, I never worry about knee patches. No one can see them from the saddle anyway, so as long as they're not messing up your ride, not a big deal to me.
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