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  1. Saddle fit help/recommendations for rider with long femurs

    Recently realized that my saddle doesn't fit me correctly. The bars are too far forward for my extremely long femur. The Schleese website has a great article about the issue, which is apparently...
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    Some friends and I went a couple years in a row....

    Some friends and I went a couple years in a row. The last year we went we noticed a decrease in the quantity of vendors. There were also fewer freebies, samples, etc. Still a fun day, though, if...
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    Online eventing lessons?

    The barn where I board only has a h/j trainer (who is very sweet, but meh as a trainer), and I don't have a trailer which makes hauling in difficult. I can catch a ride here and there with eventer...
  4. Love his look! Someone should definitely check...

    Love his look! Someone should definitely check him out.
  5. Thanks, guys. Someone mentioned cavaletti. I've...

    Thanks, guys. Someone mentioned cavaletti. I've done cavaletti work before, but my trainer always set the grids/distances. This time around, I'll need to set them myself. Any ideas about good...
  6. Best exercises to teach/prepare a greenie to jump...

    I'm looking for some suggestions for exercises that will help prepare a greenie to jump. Horse has free jumping experience (very enthusiastic about it!), but none under saddle. This youngster has a...
  7. When shopping for my first event horse, I thought...

    When shopping for my first event horse, I thought I wanted something traditional--a TB or WB. I am tall with long legs, so I was looking for something 16h+. Wound up buying a tiny quarter horse x...
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    Thanks! Very helpful.

    Thanks! Very helpful.
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    Need a Lesson in TB Pedigrees

    Whenever I find myself oogling CANTER cuties, I click on the pedigree but realize I have no real idea of what I'm looking at. I understand sire and dam lines and can recognize famous racing names,...
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    Haven't gotten a horse yet, but still open to the...

    Haven't gotten a horse yet, but still open to the possibility.
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    That is not why I closed the thread. I felt like...

    That is not why I closed the thread. I felt like I had received enough solid advice from both sides to make a good decision. I love COTH advice, hence all the posting I've done along my horse...
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    This. The gal works at Starbucks and is already...

    This. The gal works at Starbucks and is already supporting a competition horse and is now facing major auto repairs. The project horse has to get off the bill ASAP.
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    Perhaps, but I went through the same thing when I...

    Perhaps, but I went through the same thing when I bought my first horse. I just need to weigh everything out really carefully and be super cautious at first. Then when I make the decision, I feel...
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    Just to be a stickler for accuracy, I've written...

    Just to be a stickler for accuracy, I've written 13 horse search posts in the past 5 months.

    But, no, I don't think you observation is snarky. I appreciate direct and honest feedback, hence all...
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    I was hoping to start shopping within six months...

    I was hoping to start shopping within six months of the baby, just depending on how demanding she is. However, it is a big goal of mine to maintain my interests and identity even after having a kid....
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    Don't think so, but am I delusional for thinking...

    Don't think so, but am I delusional for thinking that re-sale would be pretty easy? I guess he could break a leg tomorrow, but barring a major issue I was thinking that he could be a nice flip if the...
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    To add to the temptation, one friend offered free...

    To add to the temptation, one friend offered free hauling and another friend who is currently horseless will work him for me for as long as I'm not riding. Arggg.
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    I've looked at several dozen horses since mine...

    I've looked at several dozen horses since mine passed away last February, so I have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for. I think I'm so tempted by this particular one because he's so much...
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    I've heard some negative things about Storm Cat....

    I've heard some negative things about Storm Cat. I see him as a grandsire in the pedigree. The horse in question has a big shoulder (one of the complaints I've read about), but it fits the rest of...
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    FREE Horse Advice???

    Sometimes when you're not really looking, something amazing comes along.

    A friend of mine is up at an event this weekend and has a connection giving away a 4 y/o OTTB. Long story short, a...
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    I LOVE Dave Ramsey! Also, Suze Orman has some...

    I LOVE Dave Ramsey! Also, Suze Orman has some great advice (my fav is The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke)
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    Thanks! I think candid $ talk is encouraging and...

    Thanks! I think candid $ talk is encouraging and puts things into perspective. Loving the responses. :)
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    Pedigree Help Please

    Thoughts on this OTTB pedigree? I'm clueless. Thanks!
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    $$$ Money Talk $$$

    I am one of the few young (mid-twenties) professionals (teacher) I know actively involved in eventing who aren't being supported by their parents, a trust fund, or a wealthy partner. I'm always...
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    He's adorable! I love the way they've started...

    He's adorable! I love the way they've started him--obviously have taken their time. Seems very mellow. I'll inquire, but I wonder if he's $$$ since he's already so grown up.
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