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    Can't help you with bloodlines, raising, etc. -...

    Can't help you with bloodlines, raising, etc. - but just wanted to chime in to say that we saw Shetlands being used quite a bit in Germany for the little kids. At one riding school, we watched a...
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    If they are on Centerlinescores.com, then USDF...

    If they are on Centerlinescores.com, then USDF also has them. Or you can check the USDF score site itself.
  3. Thread: Train Trips

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    My father and his wife did a train trip around...

    My father and his wife did a train trip around British Columbia some years back. They have traveled a LOT, and Dad thought that trip was one of the more memorable ones. I don't know what time of year...
  4. I am not sure how much that Russian couple is...

    I am not sure how much that Russian couple is worth, or where they got their wealth, but to folks worth "billions", a few million for a horse (even a gelding) is a drop in the bucket. It was probably...
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    If the bit is hanging too low in the horse's...

    If the bit is hanging too low in the horse's mouth, and the noseband is too loose, horses that get really active with the tongue can get it over the bit.

    We had an issue the other day where we...
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    Just chiming in to say that I heard Debbie...

    Just chiming in to say that I heard Debbie McDonald tell a rider in a clinic - "Sometimes those of us with short arms have to carry our hands a bit higher than is ideal."

    And it doesn't hurt to...
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    Now that I look at the photo again, it looks like...

    Now that I look at the photo again, it looks like her billets are somewhat on the short side. In other photos she posted (side view of horse in a purple saddle pad), the billets look longer (and...
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    I am not sure I am seeing the first photo...

    I am not sure I am seeing the first photo correctly - but is your girth fastened up beneath the flap? If so, it is too long. I have been told that, ideally, the buckles should fall just below the...
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    Schleese recommended their girth when I bought my...

    Schleese recommended their girth when I bought my saddle (2-1/2 years ago), but I already had a nice leather girth, so didn't get the Schleese girth. I thought about getting one when we started...
  10. OP - you might want to contact OHBS/GOV. Your...

    OP - you might want to contact OHBS/GOV. Your mare would be eligible for their pre-mare book II, and since Crown Affair was approved by them last year, you may be able to get registration papers for...
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    I had the same problem (saddle sliding forward)....

    I had the same problem (saddle sliding forward). I have a Schleese that is fitted regularly to my horse, so I was pretty sure it wasn't a problem with the saddle fit.
    I had been using the Ovation...
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    What a sow. :eek: As far as taking all the...

    What a sow. :eek:

    As far as taking all the free stuff - last year for Friends and Family night, our local Dover store set out buckets of "freebies" around the store. It was interesting to watch...
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    Thanks SO MUCH for all this info. It cheers me...

    Thanks SO MUCH for all this info. It cheers me greatly to know that I won't have to spend a few thousand on a new camera body. :D

    I think I am just going to get a 70-200 2.8 lens for now, and put...
  14. Agree it is about time. And super congrats to...

    Agree it is about time. And super congrats to Melissa for the success with her ponies, and for helping to drive acceptance/recognition with USEF and USDF.
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    Go Jay. Thanks for being receptive to...

    Go Jay. Thanks for being receptive to constructive criticism. :D
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    Sandro Hit became famous for his ability to...

    Sandro Hit became famous for his ability to improve type and movement (esp. trot and canter). Not to mention that he does not carry a red gene, so all his foals are black or bay (unless the mare...
  17. Thread: Pony cards

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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
  18. OHBS/GOV is an official arm of the Oldenburg...

    OHBS/GOV is an official arm of the Oldenburg Verband (not a daughter registry). Registration passports are issued from the Verband office in Vechta, Germany. There is full reciprocity between the two...
  19. Rhinelander (Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V) and...

    Rhinelander (Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V) and Rheinland Pfalz-Saar (Pferdezuchterverband Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar e.V) are different registries. Their "territories" are located next to each other in...
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    Hamp is from a generation that is fast...

    Hamp is from a generation that is fast disappearing. He is a kind and friendly "country boy", trusting and trustworthy, and it was always fun shopping there.

    I am so sorry to hear about the fire,...
  21. Thread: Pony cards

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    Pony cards

    Hunter folks, please forgive me if this has already been discussed. I spend most of my time in the dressage world, so am not up on the latest from the hunter world.

    I heard today that USEF is...
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    Digital Cameras - again

    Photography peeps, help me out.

    I am looking to upgrade from a Nikon D5000. I am a hobby photographer, and do most of my shooting at equine events. The great majority of my shooting is at clinics...
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    I don't do "the other board" anymore. Was...

    I don't do "the other board" anymore. Was Lizzardwoman on the attack against BOT there?

    And I see Ocean has conveniently ignored my earlier questions about her motive. I wonder which competing...
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    Fabric softener tends to make fabric less...

    Fabric softener tends to make fabric less absorbent. It is especially noticeable with towels.

    We only use dryer balls, but the last ones we purchased came apart after only a couple of uses. Each...
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    Not limited to WalMart. During a recent trip to...

    Not limited to WalMart. During a recent trip to Costco, I saw the following:

    Family walks out, loads their stuff in their minivan, then *unloads* empty fast food bags and drink cups, sets the...
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