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    UHH I've been to a ton of local shows, including...

    UHH I've been to a ton of local shows, including state fairs and have always always found them to be far more calm than A shows. We have two state fairs right near me that we show at. At state fairs...
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    She acted as Tori's trainer at Lake Placid last...

    She acted as Tori's trainer at Lake Placid last year when Tori brought horses without Scott Stewart (before she moved to Heritage.) She is a junior who can't sign her own entries, her mom sets her...
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    One of the girls at a barn I was at had...

    One of the girls at a barn I was at had "Playlist" and "Playbook." She named them both.
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    Tell her you think what she is doing is great and...

    Tell her you think what she is doing is great and you want to get involved as well - who can you contact?
  5. Thread: Orthodontics

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    OP, definitely get a second opinion. I was in...

    OP, definitely get a second opinion. I was in braces for 9 years as a kid. It was torture, expensive, and I hated it. And my teeth don't look any better. My orthodontist would say things like "well,...
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    I watch it religiously ever since stumbling...

    I watch it religiously ever since stumbling across it a year ago! I'm obsessed. He is just so spot on with everything he says yet without being castigating or isolating to the audience.

    I guess...
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    This actually happened to my friend at Vermont...

    This actually happened to my friend at Vermont last weekend in the hunters. There were 9 in the class, they pinned 8. I was 8th with a rail (green bean moment), she had a super nice trip and I told...
  8. Thread: Night Check

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    Do you mean per night? I don't remember how much...

    Do you mean per night? I don't remember how much the on site night watch people charged but it was definitely more than $10-12 a week.

    But you have to remember with those services the people are...
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    What about a new environment? Could you do a...

    What about a new environment? Could you do a hunter pace? Go cross country schooling? Doing something with low, inviting jumps outside of a ring where you might put a little less pressure on yourself...
  10. I've seen trainers specifically school square...

    I've seen trainers specifically school square rails at home for the reasons mentioned above.

    Also, isn't it entirely possible that the few square rails won't be the top rail on the jump? Maybe...
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    Just so you know, it is not just a tall rider...

    Just so you know, it is not just a tall rider problem. I'm 5'1''. I was always scares to jack up my stirrups because I already look ridiculous but it does make a huge different.

    Here I am with...
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    You are confused. They are two different lists...

    You are confused. They are two different lists and USEF has not adopted them at USEF licensed competitions - they defer to them for FEI licensed competitions. USEF licensed competitions go by USEF...
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    Its so amusing how quickly you can go from being...

    Its so amusing how quickly you can go from being the naive new worker at a barn asking questions about why one would put a gelding on depo to being lectured on an internet forum about how its use has...
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    Wow! Really? I have never heard of that. Is that...

    Wow! Really? I have never heard of that. Is that common? What about mares who have documented hormonal problems? (As in one mare I used to ride who had a cystic ovary and without depo would be in a...
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    A lot of the time the horse the kids are doing...

    A lot of the time the horse the kids are doing the one day shows and qualifying on aren't their maclay finals mount. They either save it for bigger shows or lease something for finals. So it may very...
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    Okay I'm going to address the depo issue: did you...

    Okay I'm going to address the depo issue: did you ever keep him on the depo while you had him? Or have you never had him on it and just were told that is what his program consisted of?

    In his case...
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    A lot of horses show in fuzzy and neoprene girths...

    A lot of horses show in fuzzy and neoprene girths even at the highest level, and a lot of those horses warm up in draw reins, so I feel like it makes a lot of sense for D rings on show girths to...
  18. Charles Owens! I never loved how my GPA looked...

    Charles Owens! I never loved how my GPA looked but it was soo comfortable and fit me the best. I don't understand how everyone seems to fit in to the weird oval shape of the COs. Then Samshields came...
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    I think "leg into hand" is a great start to...

    I think "leg into hand" is a great start to explaining how to get a horse soft, supple, and on the bit - its a huge step in the right direction. Anything to get away from the see-saw "hand, hand,...
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    Does your daughter carry a crop? Without spurs, a...

    Does your daughter carry a crop? Without spurs, a crop is the go-to aid to back up your leg if a horse isn't responding. I would have you daughter ask her trainer two things: what to do if she feels...
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    One reason is that if your martingale is already...

    One reason is that if your martingale is already on a tighter hole, adding a clip would make it unable to go tight enough if the slack isn't being taken up the girth. I've actually encountered that...
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    BlackNWhite, it sounds like you have a position...

    BlackNWhite, it sounds like you have a position that you are very unhappy in and that you receive absolutely no compensation for.

    OP, that is not the case for all positions. When I was a working...
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    Regardless of whether or not there should have...

    Regardless of whether or not there should have been oxers to begin with, I'm curious as to why you wouldn't just drop the back rail in every single person in the division at a schooling show doesn't...
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    Or you know, you could just work on solidifying...

    Or you know, you could just work on solidifying your flat work and getting your horse more experiences off the farm until he/she gets a little more confident and settled in new places. That works...
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    If your martingale is holding your horse in a...

    If your martingale is holding your horse in a "hunter frame" is definitely WAY too tight. The point of a martingale is to keep the horse from throwing its head up - not to keep it down in any way.
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