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    I don't know if it is a protocol thing for FEI...

    I don't know if it is a protocol thing for FEI jogs - and I definitely understand the don't block the view thing - but I was taught early on that you should always turn the horse inside of you - so...
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    Honestly? Not much other than the price. Which...

    Honestly? Not much other than the price. Which is substantial. $125 with a 110% money back 30 day guarantee. I didn't look at the County or Prestige in person so I can't comment on the quality...
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    I feel your pain - I have no hips at all - no...

    I feel your pain - I have no hips at all - no matter my weight. As uncool as they are - the higher waisted breeches have been much friendlier to me. Even if they slide (I would never really...
  4. My So ended up in ER with what became a ruptured...

    My So ended up in ER with what became a ruptured appendix. Among the crazy charges we got billed for was a out of network anesthesiologist. To the tune of $10k. We waited for 8 hours before he got...
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    I just got a Total Saddle Fit girth about a month...

    I just got a Total Saddle Fit girth about a month ago. Have been very satisfied with the results so far - my saddle stays put behind the shoulder blades now. My horse has pretty long, sloping...
  6. OP - just for clarification - currently in...

    OP - just for clarification - currently in dressage, there is no requirement at any level to show competency at the previous level before moving up. You can choose to enter any level you would like....
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    I seem to remember that happening in Kentucky as...

    I seem to remember that happening in Kentucky as well. At the end of the first week, there was very little in the way of official merchandise and what was left was not very attractive and very small...
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    I take my show pads and white polos, fill a...

    I take my show pads and white polos, fill a rubbermaid tub with water and oxyclean or something similar and put it outside in the sun for the afternoon.

    Scotchgard on the saddle pads after washing...
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    I don't know anyone who is just "eh" about...

    I don't know anyone who is just "eh" about Mundial. They either love 'em or hate 'em, depending on their personal experience. My trainer - got the right boots that fit in the time frame promised. ...
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    I was taught by two different BNT clinicians to...

    I was taught by two different BNT clinicians to use the develop HI on a diagonal method.

    I have found that once a horse learns that leading with the haunches makes it easier, that can be a tough...
  11. You're probably going to be more comfortable in a...

    You're probably going to be more comfortable in a flatter style saddle to start - think an older Stubben. I like a ridiculously narrow twist and I have been most comfortable in Albions and some of...
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    Which in theory is a totally lovely idea. But...

    Which in theory is a totally lovely idea. But until you have to make the geometric/algebraic equation that is show stabling requests work, you truly have no idea what it involves.

    First step -...
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    I would also see if you can try her in a...

    I would also see if you can try her in a different types of trailer - stock & straight.

    It might just be that she does not like a slant (and I know most horses are fine, but those bigger ones...
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    The snarky show manager/secretary in me says - it...

    The snarky show manager/secretary in me says - it most often has to do with wanting to slop all over the end of the stall and using it as a defacto tack stall without paying for one.
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    Another vote for the more time you can take off...

    Another vote for the more time you can take off the better. A good surgeon should tell you that following post-op instructions will not guarantee no complications, but not following them will...
  16. Poll: While I am on board with the rest of your policy...

    While I am on board with the rest of your policy - it is not your place to manage my financial arrangement with the vet or farrier, and quite frankly - I'd be pissed if they were sharing that...
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    Yes, totally normal. Stifle & hock injections...

    Yes, totally normal. Stifle & hock injections are not a instantaneous cure. I usually hear 10-14 days for the full effect. Remember as well, your horse has probably been compensating for the the...
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    My horse was diagnosed with degenerative joint...

    My horse was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease at 9 in the left stifle. Was going 3rd at the time. For the first 18 months I had it injected every 6 months. He turned 11 this spring. Last...
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    The answer is it depends. For just a lift/or a...

    The answer is it depends. For just a lift/or a small reduction I believe that they do leave it attached and just move it up. For a larger reduction, they can do what is called a "free nipple...
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    I think if you are talking about a small amount...

    I think if you are talking about a small amount of subtle color - go for it if you like the look. I would be less enthusiastic about all of the piping being done in a bold color. It may be "the...
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    I know it is legal for recognized dressage shows,...

    I know it is legal for recognized dressage shows, I have seen a couple worn in the past year or so, and quite frankly I would be shocked to hear of a score being affected because someone chose to...
  22. Mine gets spooky, and over-sensitive to leg aids...

    Mine gets spooky, and over-sensitive to leg aids - particularly in the tempis.

    I can't say it is one side or the other in particular - as he has a weaker left stifle so there is more effort in one...
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    Having a signed lease agreement is good....

    Having a signed lease agreement is good. Especially if the lease to purchase option and dollar amount is listed on the agreement.

    The situation that I was a bystander for was a situation where...
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    x2. We had a sale go bad in my barn between two...

    x2. We had a sale go bad in my barn between two boarders. Never wrote a bill of sale and the seller "changed her mind" after the last payment. It took the buyer 18 months to collect the money...
  25. That's good to hear about ex-trainer. The...

    That's good to hear about ex-trainer. The original post did not necessarily read that you were on good terms with her. Though distinctly possible that I am just reading into a situation based on how...
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