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  1. I've tried reins with leather stops. Can't feel...

    I've tried reins with leather stops. Can't feel the difference. Needs to be a bigger difference. The martingale stop might be enough. I'll give it a try. Thanks Hoopoe.
  2. Can you ride with a knot in your reins in a dressage test?

    Any specific rules regarding this? I have little feeling in my left hand due to breaking all the bones from my fingers to my shoulder and nerve damage. So I can't feel that rein and it slips unless...
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    Born and raised in Watertown . . . . .

    It has changed alot since I was there, still the main industry is the health care field which might work with your skills. The northern NY people embrace the winter, they snowmoblie, go ice fishing,...
  4. Best advise I ever received . . .

    Make sure you love, love, love your music. You're going to be hearing it alot!
  5. Many good experiences

    I've free leased four wonderful mares and three geldings, actually won a contest to lease one of the mares that was posted here on the board. I had the honor of taking care of Savannah V whose owner...
  6. Can this be done? making a freestyle using iMovie and GarageBand on my iPad?

    My desktop is dying, trying to decide whether or not to replace it with a Mac.
    In the interim, has anyone put together an audio track using GarageBand on their iPad!
    Also, has anyone used iMovie...
  7. Thread: HRT guilt

    by redpony

    I'm a hippocrite . . .

    And a proud owner of a PMU baby, also said I could never do Premarin for all of the reasons stated here. She's well bred, microchipped and trained to the gills by her previous owner. I guess I would...
  8. new hashtag

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    Don't drop the _ right rein!
  10. a question for Pipkin

    I looked up the Mark Todd fleece lined boots and only found a UK site. Is that how you got yours. The site also had more breeches for men than I've ever found here.
    Thanks in advance, Donna
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    Well then here's your quote of the day . . .

    "If we did all of the things we are Capable of doing,
    we would literally Astonish ourselves" - Thomas Edison
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    4 years out

    Before my TKR, I did all the research and blogs, including videos of the operation. In retrospect, that was probably not a good idea. (the videos). It's a pretty barbaric procedure. I think in the...
  13. German martingale

    My husband uses a German Martingale for everything but dressage. Control when you need it without changing the bit he likes. Easy to detach to if you decide you don't want to use it and keep riding....
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    I'll throw this out there . . .

    The last dressage test this horse ever did, it was raining so hard I couldn't see. We needed one more qualifying score for a championship. We won the class and got the score we needed. We had been...
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    Standlee Hay from Tractor Supply?

    Has anyone tried this hay? Looking for a source that would be reliably consistant. If you have, could you tell me if it's true to weight? I was thinking of using it a flake or two at night in the...
  16. Try this

    Paint the post of a pair of earings with nail polish. (Let it dry) It worked for me.
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    Happened to me . . .

    Resisted going to look at this "free gelding" for months. After a rough day of haying I finally broke down and went to see him. Drop dead gorgeous, 16.2, Trakx, great breeding (cousin to Totilas),...
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    Digital scribing

    I'm interested in finding out more about digital scribing. Does anyone have good links to websites?
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    A question for the rules gurus

    In a recognized Horse Trials, does every ride have to be equipment checked by the ring starter? Or just 1/3 of the rides in the class like dressage shows.
  20. Sticky: We have a 15.3 gelding that needs work. near...

    We have a 15.3 gelding that needs work. near Mystic Ct, Would trade for cost of his shoes (front only) about $80.00 every 6 weeks and barn chores. Email me at for pics and video...
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    The rule

    During the test, the judge at C can stop, check and eliminate the horse and rider for the "Blood Rule". After the test is over, during the post check ride by the ring steward, if anything seems...
  22. are you near Ocala? I bought mine there for...

    are you near Ocala? I bought mine there for around $100.00.
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    I have one . . .

    Getting dusty in my tackroom. Fit me and my heart horse beautifully. He died of a heart problem 4 years ago and I'm can just now thinking about putting it up on ebay. Most comfortable saddle I ever...
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    One easy thing . . .

    to watch is, since the tests are a pattern and you see the movements in both directions (left and right rein) try to see whether one direction looks easier for the horse and rider and then ask your...
  25. Interesting discussion . . .

    "SOme judges do score too low, too. They are good judges and I agree with what they say, but it's too low. I scribed for a judge who I think is good and did a very fair job (And I respect her as an...
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