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  1. Actually, that is probably driven by their...

    Actually, that is probably driven by their liability insurance. Some insurance companies provide a discount if no jumping occurs.
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    Poll always high, no matter what:lol: Or, poll...

    Poll always high, no matter what:lol: Or, poll high, back hollow!
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    I bought a bridle from them, buckle broke before...

    I bought a bridle from them, buckle broke before I ever put it on the horse. I was oiling the darn thing (leather is mediocre quality, pretty rough and stiff in places). Cost me $40 to send it...
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    Reality is, human nature - we love to hate a...

    Reality is, human nature - we love to hate a winner! I agree with the OP, the horses and riding in the show ring were incredibly good, even the "losers" were quality horses and riders. If we all...
  5. Didn't watch all of them, but did see the top...

    Didn't watch all of them, but did see the top group. Remember, scores are not JUST for the music, but also technical scores -and even with a few bobbles, Totilas' technical scores will be fabulous. ...
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    There is a retired S judge out here in CA that...

    There is a retired S judge out here in CA that got his Century Award riding a Warmblood/Quarter Horse cross ;-) Their combined age was over 100 (hence the Century Award)! In his younger years, the...
  7. If you are reaching back 10 to 15 years - don't...

    If you are reaching back 10 to 15 years - don't forget one of the first big Hanoverian breeders, Glenwood Farms. Judy Ehlers shared a LOT of information with a LOT of breeders, big and small, for a...
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    Tim, you may be right on hoof comes from pastern,...

    Tim, you may be right on hoof comes from pastern, but my real point is, pastern and shoulder aren't always related, nor is upright pastern necessarily a bad trot to ride, as so many claim. I agree,...
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    I haven't found this to be true - have worked on...

    I haven't found this to be true - have worked on a few breeding farms over the years and upright pasterns are not consistently related to upright shoulders, seems more related to upright hoof angles....
  10. Inside to the bend, ignore the rail. The goal is...

    Inside to the bend, ignore the rail. The goal is for the horse's hip to drop, articulating the joint more, thus more weight bearing. The bend creates that - which is why too much angle defeats the...
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    As PintoP says, for a schooling show, that is...

    As PintoP says, for a schooling show, that is fine. For a rated show, it is also fine except you must wear a jacket of appropriate color (dark, solid color is the easy answer if you don't want to...
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    Legally, all the T-L tests can be done in short...

    Legally, all the T-L tests can be done in short court or full court. Ride the tests, see which flow well for you and your horse. Pay attention to where the "tough" stuff is, like the canter...
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    Uh, yeah, my friend shows a pinto, and has run...

    Uh, yeah, my friend shows a pinto, and has run into the same thing with Burton - he is quite open in saying "colored horses are not dressage horses". In a couple of shows with two judges (C & B),...
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    IF this is a student that you enjoy working with,...

    IF this is a student that you enjoy working with, why not offer some kind of trade? She can groom for you at a couple of shows, or clip some horses, or something else that is useful to you in...
  15. Depends on the type and severity of the break. ...

    Depends on the type and severity of the break. Minor extensor processor fractures have a high success rate of horse returning to full performance - support shoes, and perhaps pads, and in some...
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    I took a 15 hand Morgan to 4th level. I know...

    I took a 15 hand Morgan to 4th level. I know someone who is showing an Arab cross, all 15.2 hands at 3rd and 4th level. Another friend got her bronze on a 15.1 hand Arab. Another friend on a 15.1...
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    This may sound funny, but I actually found some...

    This may sound funny, but I actually found some good Celtic music in the Target music display - the CDs they keep near the greeting cards! And they have a little sample you can listen too.
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  18. Thread: Toto

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    Spirithorse, obviously Toto would go much better...

    Spirithorse, obviously Toto would go much better in a bitless bridle, however...

    How can anyone truly dislike this horse and rider? Sure, he could have a bit more "behind" in the extended trot -...
  19. Why are some of the pictures so small, and others...

    Why are some of the pictures so small, and others quite a bit larger? I went to the rules, and they seem to require a uniform size, but that isn't what is posted? Some of the pictures are really...
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    Poll: I just realized why this poll is up - it is based...

    I just realized why this poll is up - it is based on a horse that is advertised as FEI potential. Many posters have explained why they selected the first option (which I also did) - it is generally...
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    Willy Arts is in Hanford. If you head to the...

    Willy Arts is in Hanford. If you head to the coastal area, there are quite a few good trainers in Central CA, but that is a bit of a drive from Visalia. Craig Stanley is in Clovis. If you are...
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    They did - into the Dutch Harness Horse books. ...

    They did - into the Dutch Harness Horse books. They didn't have a lot of luck adding that blood in.
  23. Can't go wrong with a dessert barn ANYWHERE. Esp...

    Can't go wrong with a dessert barn ANYWHERE. Esp one that serves chocolate and port.

    Southern Cali - for shows, LAEC, the Oaks in San Juan Capi, and of course, San Diego area. Hilda Gurney,...
  24. Are you aware that not all horse owners want a...

    Are you aware that not all horse owners want a warmblood? Not all horse owners want to ride dressage or jump? There are many different disciplines in the horse world, sport horse is just a very...
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    2nd saddlesthatfit.com in NorCal - they carry a...

    2nd saddlesthatfit.com in NorCal - they carry a lot of used saddles and are very helpful. Also Custom Saddlery carries used saddles. And you can have the saddle refitted later on when the horse...
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