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  1. Thanks everyone. I think the hard part for me was...

    Thanks everyone. I think the hard part for me was in 99.9% of the cases I can say my students falling was the result of rider error. This one case was a situation where I felt the horse was totally...
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    A friend did treasure hunts with her grandson....

    A friend did treasure hunts with her grandson. The would go on "pony adventures" and hunt his toys she has hidden around the farm. You could hide army men in the arena and practice steering, etc if...
  3. Has a student's fall ever shaken your confidence?

    I have been teaching lessons in various formats for a relatively long time, and riders fall, I have seen my students fall, dusted them off and made them get back on many times. I had a student fall...
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    Educate me: european show jumping style

    In watching the olympic coverage today, I found myself wondering, as I have in the past, about the more "european" way of riding in the jump ring- more deep in the saddle, what looks to me like a...
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    Tryon is also not a suuper long way from...

    Tryon is also not a suuper long way from Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. I could see spectators staying in those more metropolitan areas while competitors would be taking the accommodations that...
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    buying new jumps: opinions/ reviews needed

    The facility I teach lessons at is in the market for some additional jumps. They have given me a small budget and asked for some help buying them.

    I'm wondering if anyone has experience working...
  7. interesting. Thanks for doing some digging,...

    interesting. Thanks for doing some digging, Dani! :)
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    it doesn't look like you are interested in...

    it doesn't look like you are interested in crochet back gloves, based on your choices... BUT in case you are... ;) these are my all time favorite schooling gloves. I just think they look nice, a...
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    I wear the same size as you and I have a OneK...

    I wear the same size as you and I have a OneK Defender Pro. It was a little snug on me, but when I wear my hair down it fits fine. I also cut my hair short and I found if I pull the elastic part...
  10. Thanks Dani! (it's one of my favorite places in...

    Thanks Dani! (it's one of my favorite places in the world, Sea Pines is so beautiful!)
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    WOW I cannot believe how this thread has...

    WOW I cannot believe how this thread has exploded. Evidently this was a much needed feature on COTH ;) OP here- My twin boys are now 9 months old! Officially out longer than they were in :) DH...
  12. That it is, InTheAir! I'm imagining it might go...

    That it is, InTheAir! I'm imagining it might go back to a private facility- I think it was a "regular" boarding barn prior to the school program using it? Its an interesting set up- the riding...
  13. I shopped around for a liability policy and...

    I shopped around for a liability policy and pretty consistently saw $700 annually for a no-frills basic trainer policy. In my experience most barns have a similar no jumping outside of lessons...
  14. IRiding Academy in Hilton Head, SC closing- anyone know why?

    Just saw on their website that the International Riding Academy on Hilton Head Island will be closing after the 2016 school year. Anyone know why? Enrollment? Curious for professional reasons-...
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    Um, wine? :winkgrin: haha seriously you have...

    Um, wine? :winkgrin: haha seriously you have gotten a ton of great advice already. The only other thing I would add is when you get worked up about 3' vs 2'6" remember the difference is roughly...
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    You have gotten some great advice here already...

    You have gotten some great advice here already and I can tell from your post you are a thoughtful person. When I was your age (wow I feel old saying that) I was in a very similar situation. As...
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    YEARS ago I used to know the trainer at Sunrise...

    YEARS ago I used to know the trainer at Sunrise Farm in St Anne, IL. from the looks of their website, they still have a lesson program. It's about 45 mins from you.
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    Ha! Just saw the update. Good deal!

    Ha! Just saw the update. Good deal!
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    This. I don't think you need to comment on...

    This. I don't think you need to comment on whether daughter is good enough , or figures on tuition/ scholarships, etc. But rather point out what it takes to get to that level, that showing at that...
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    Vxf111 did you use a local car wrap place? Had...

    Vxf111 did you use a local car wrap place? Had they done trunks before? I have a trunk that just needs a new monogram and this would be perfect!!!
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    Mscho, congrats!!!! Drmgncolor, interesting...

    Mscho, congrats!!!! Drmgncolor, interesting about the MaterniT test. My insurance tried to deny it as well, saying it was not indicated for twins. (I am also of 'advanced maternal age') I called my...
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    Fergs you are so sweet! We are all doing great,...

    Fergs you are so sweet! We are all doing great, the boys were in the NICU for 12 days but have been home now for 2 weeks. They have gained over 2lbs in their first month of existence so they are...
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    Hey everyone! OP here! Just wanted to give you...

    Hey everyone! OP here! Just wanted to give you all an update, I was scheduled for a c-section 8/6 but baby A decided he wanted out early and broke his water on 7/17! So they were delivered via...
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    ooh haven't seen that one yet- have to pop some...

    ooh haven't seen that one yet- have to pop some popcorn and go check it out!
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    The only thing I would replace is helmet and...

    The only thing I would replace is helmet and maybe when you start showing again get a plain collar white shirt. The fabrics are so much more breathable and the cut/fit of the shirts is a lot better...
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