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  1. I would definitely have her show the pony...as...

    I would definitely have her show the pony...as long as there are no soundness issues, I'd go!
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    I really liked this one a lot. He has a lovely...

    I really liked this one a lot. He has a lovely trot...
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    I LOVE my full chaps...they are custom from...

    I LOVE my full chaps...they are custom from Journeymen in Middleburg. I went to Beval to be measured. They are 10 yrs old + and still look great. I paid $600+ back then. They are a lighter chocolate...
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    I have a mid 80's model (yes, that old!) and a...

    I have a mid 80's model (yes, that old!) and a 2004. I love them both...the newer one does have more fragile leather in the seat, so no jeans as the seams can leave a mark...the older one never had...
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    I was going to suggest Jay Shuttleworth in...

    I was going to suggest Jay Shuttleworth in Westchester County, NY. He makes custom bits, but the picture of the bit you posted sure looks like one of his...but you could try him anyway. Not sure of...
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    And I think the breeches look very nice!

    And I think the breeches look very nice!
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    I thought she looked thinner too (not that she...

    I thought she looked thinner too (not that she was heavy!) and taller overall on her horses...maybe he lengthened her stirrup too? She looked fantastic any way and she's such a lovely rider; a real...
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    You have a very limited time to make a first...

    You have a very limited time to make a first impression...over fences, ride out the ends of the ring, using the corners well. Remember to breathe :) and be straight to the jumps. And again, remember...
  9. One with a bit of a higher frame would be ideal...

    One with a bit of a higher frame would be ideal as an eq horse. Your girl looks like it should be an easy transition. I for one like one with a higher head as long as it is not in the clouds...makes...
  10. Does anyone know who the judges were? Just...

    Does anyone know who the judges were? Just curious.
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    Right, I would do as supershorty628. I would...

    Right, I would do as supershorty628. I would never tie to a trailer. Ever.
  12. I knew his trainer. I don't feel as you...

    I knew his trainer. I don't feel as you suggested, Oceanmountain, that it was a a money issue...
  13. I had the honor of meeting him a few times. Such...

    I had the honor of meeting him a few times. Such a nice person, friendly, approachable etc...I first met him when he came to try a horse at our barn. I saw him again at the farm where he rode where...
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    Sometimes change is good...with as much talent as...

    Sometimes change is good...with as much talent as Tori has, she'll go on to do great things no matter who she rides with.
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    I have an old Butet (20 + yrs) and also a...

    I have an old Butet (20 + yrs) and also a 2004...I too ride several horses with different builds with no issues with either one. One horse I ride with a gel pad and the other with just a saddle pad....
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    Love Akene - not just for my Butets, but my...

    Love Akene - not just for my Butets, but my bridles as well.
  17. It would never occur to me to over tighten boots...

    It would never occur to me to over tighten boots so they pinch...
  18. I have a group of retired horses but I still want...

    I have a group of retired horses but I still want the manes to look good. Most don't love to have their manes pulled so I cut them.

    They look really good. It just takes practice...I keep combing...
  19. Another case of no set rule...there is nothing in...

    Another case of no set rule...there is nothing in the USEF rule book about adding strides in the under 3' divisions...and again your round, with the added stride was likely the best of the...
  20. This is correct. For Hunters, it's a no-no... ...

    This is correct. For Hunters, it's a no-no...
    In the EQ as Ammy says, it is a different story.
  21. I think a score of 40-45 is commonly used for a...

    I think a score of 40-45 is commonly used for a rail or trot, circle or other major error. At least I do...It is hard to say if the score for her round would have been 85 without seeing her trip.
  22. When I judge, adding a stride to me in the lower...

    When I judge, adding a stride to me in the lower height divisions, even at an A show (pre-children, pre- adult, short stirrup, 2/2'3 low hunters etc) does not close the door on a good ribbon, as...
  23. I believe it was due to the 2013 finals where the...

    I believe it was due to the 2013 finals where the Pre-Greens jumped 2 trips on the same day. Many horses to jump twice was mentioned, when splitting it over 2 days would be a better format...
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    And the Horse Show world is not welfare. Owners...

    And the Horse Show world is not welfare. Owners are not obligated to buy horses for those riders that can't afford it; talented or not...

    Tori Colvin is probably one of the most talented juniors...
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    When watching a few recent videos, I find it...

    When watching a few recent videos, I find it interesting, although I LOVE the horse, that he makes a noise...not a big deal in the EQ, just a comment. I had not heard him do so before...

    The new...
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