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    If you know exactly the size you're looking for...

    If you know exactly the size you're looking for in each brand (and it sounds like you have a pretty good idea), keep an eye on eBay. When I was searching for my saddle, I set up an eBay alert that...
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    I also have this belt, the Fancy Stitched Belt,...

    I also have this belt, the Fancy Stitched Belt, in black. It does the job just fine, but I found the sizing to be totally off. You'd think that since they're in inches, you'd just order the size of...
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    Soma Intimate's vanishing edge underwear have...

    Soma Intimate's vanishing edge underwear have changed my life. They have all kinds of sizes-bikinis, hipsters, boyshorts, briefs, etc- in either microfiber or cotton. The brilliant part is that the...
  4. So I watched Schleese series on the 9 points of...

    So I watched Schleese series on the 9 points of saddle fitting (a great series, thanks Bogie for pointing me to them!) and my saddle is a pretty good fit on the leased horse. The balance of the...
  5. Thanks all for your replies. I'll take a look at...

    Thanks all for your replies. I'll take a look at the YouTube videos and a good evaluation of my saddle on the horse w/o any pads. I appreciate it!
  6. Help me fit my saddle to a leased horse.

    I just started leasing a horse and I want to be sure my saddle is fitting him well enough. The saddle is a Devoucoux Oldara, medium (4.5) tree. He is a 16.3 hh warmblood, a little on the pudgy...
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    Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to try...

    Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to try some of the suggestions, especially the using the inside of the thigh one since I've read about it multiple times. But I guess the bottom line is that I...
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    Crazyhorses and WBmare, what exactly did you to...

    Crazyhorses and WBmare, what exactly did you to do teach yourself to keep your toes more forward? Just worked on keeping your ankles rotated? Or was it more of a hip, thigh, or knee adjustment? ...
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    I grew up showing in the Arab breed shows, which...

    I grew up showing in the Arab breed shows, which often follow the AQH trends, for western classes at least. A lot of what you see can be chalked up to the fact that you're being judged subjectively...
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    Fixing a rider's turned out toes.

    I have a major "confirmation flaw" in that I have fallen arches that cause my toes to turn out when I ride. I wore orthotics and did extensive physical therapy as a kid to be able to walk...
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    I grew up showing as junior rider (and a year as...

    I grew up showing as junior rider (and a year as an adult amateur) in the arab show world in Texas/Region 9. It's been about 10 years since I've competed, but yes, at arab shows we're a little more...
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    I wasn't there on Sunday, but I was out there...

    I wasn't there on Sunday, but I was out there last Wednesday and again this Tuesday dropping off supplies and helping to feed, water, and walk to the rescued horses. Truly an amazing group of people...
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    It just baffles me that any human being can tie...

    It just baffles me that any human being can tie up an animal out of reach of food and water and leave them there knowing that they will starve and die. I'm glad she's in safe, caring hands now.
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    Yes, clear signage is extremely important. Some...

    Yes, clear signage is extremely important. Some of the drivers of the trailers who helped evacuate livestock said that they would get lost and get delayed because their directions would amount to...
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    [QUOTE=cowgirljenn;5839837]Make sure your horses...

    [QUOTE=cowgirljenn;5839837]Make sure your horses are catchable, halterable, leadable and know how to load. QUOTE]

    I heard this as well from the folks at the Elgin rodeo arena who helped evacuate. ...
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    Horse Wildfire Preparedness

    I've been following and assisting in the large animal evacuation and rescue efforts in Bastrop, TX and the number of stories I've heard of animals being trapped, injured, and worse makes my heart...
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    When I sold my Devoucoux on eBay, I took off the...

    When I sold my Devoucoux on eBay, I took off the leathers and stirrups and wrapped the whole saddle in a few layers of bubble wrap to prevent any scratches or dings. Then I put a layer of bubble...
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    Does the bathtub help SHRINK the calf...

    Does the bathtub help SHRINK the calf circumference of boots? Or only stretch them? My new boots are about 1/4 inch too large in the top 1/2 of the calf (even though they are the slim size). If the...
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    I'm in the market for a new hunt coat, and I'm...

    I'm in the market for a new hunt coat, and I'm running into the problem that I have no idea what size/style/brand fits me best, and I'm hesitant to use my local tack shop just to try stuff on and buy...
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    [QUOTE=Foxtrot's;5806713]I was told by a Western...

    [QUOTE=Foxtrot's;5806713]I was told by a Western trainer that "Whoa" means whoa right now - a religous word.
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    That's what I learned growing up too. Whoa meant stop right now. The horses...
  21. I haven't shown at a state fair before, but I did...

    I haven't shown at a state fair before, but I did go to a show (an Arab breed show) at the Houston Livestock show a few times as a junior rider, and OMG what a mess! The masses would would swarm...
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    This is so awful! I have friends who once had...

    This is so awful! I have friends who once had their horses with that barn, and I hadn't heard that this had happend. Thanks for posting, I will contact them to see if their horses are OK.

    I...
  23. Thanks everyone for posting your Arab loves! I...

    Thanks everyone for posting your Arab loves! I grew up riding Arabs and showing in the breed shows. I switched to H/J about 10 years ago, but I'd love to some day get an Arab (purebred or cross)...
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    I recently had SmartPak ship me a pair of the...

    I recently had SmartPak ship me a pair of the Tredstep Donatellos and a pair of Mountain Horse Venice (both in the mid-$200s). Unfortunately neither of them fit me right, so I'm going to send both...
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    I'd like to know the best way to get a coat...

    I'd like to know the best way to get a coat tailored by a non-horsey tailor as well, since I'll need to get it done sometime this year. I assume that the shoulder also would fit differently than in...
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