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    Saddle- Arabian Company Solstice saddle Saddle...

    Saddle- Arabian Company Solstice saddle

    Saddle Pad- Haf pad, but also use a woolback and skito as the fancy strikes me.

    Bridle- Hought biothane snap on bridle, on a rope halter.

    Reins- I...
  2. Looks like you are getting plenty of suggestions...

    Looks like you are getting plenty of suggestions on shirts. As far as gloves, I've had really good luck with SSG all weather glove. They are very cool in the summer, but still protect my hands.
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    I second the horse grooming forums,...

    I second the horse grooming forums, endurance.net, and bits and bridles. I have bought and sold stuff on all 3.

    One additional site (also free) is bayequest.com I have bought a LOT of stuff of...
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    I know lots of people are adament that you should...

    I know lots of people are adament that you should use specially formulated electrolytes but....I've had good luck with just the cheapie stuff you can get at any feed store. Just make sure that it...
  5. Great topic! Ah yes - many humbling moments,...

    Great topic!

    Ah yes - many humbling moments, but 2 in particular just recently.

    Rode a schoolmaster HUGE 17+ hand horse in lesson. I'm used to my 14H arab. The school master moved MUCH...
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    If anything all those hours and years on the...

    If anything all those hours and years on the trail HURT our riding because trail riding without any previous dressage instruction doesn't do a whole lot for riding correctly....
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    When I first got into Dressage I could RIDE. ...

    When I first got into Dressage I could RIDE.

    One poster said:

    "Trail riding one to three hours a day six days a week for several years would be a much better foundation than a walk trot...
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    BTW I've seen some used Berkley's in the...

    BTW I've seen some used Berkley's in the $1200-1600 range.
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    Try a Lovett and Ricketts Berkley dressage. I...

    Try a Lovett and Ricketts Berkley dressage. I ride in their Solstice model, which is not a dressage saddle (it's an endurance model) but it's built on their dressage frame/tree. It's in your price...
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    Very interesting post as I'm about the same level...

    Very interesting post as I'm about the same level as you are (just getting started with my T-1 test and will be showing it for the first time in early May).

    I would agree with most of the...
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    I use reins with clips so that I can easily...

    I use reins with clips so that I can easily unclip the reins and use them as a leadrope.

    I used to ride with a leadrope and it always irrated me because it swings back and forth and isn't as quick...
  12. Gloves: SSG all weather Tights - I have a...

    Gloves: SSG all weather

    Tights - I have a ton of used ones and they all work about the same. Make sure there's no inside seam. I love my "EQ" tights the best. "Just Horsin' around" makes...
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    I tried the easy ride stirrups and HATE them. I...

    I tried the easy ride stirrups and HATE them. I stuck with them for a couple of years, but last month at my first 100, at mile 65 I gave up and went back to my aussie stirrups with the leather pad. ...
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    You might be able to find something about Karen's...

    You might be able to find something about Karen's experience with pads and renegades by going to her site - enduranceridestuff.com
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    Karen Chaton has tried pads in renegades and...

    Karen Chaton has tried pads in renegades and reported that they don't stay in well (REALLY have to glue them in) and they DO alter the fit of the boot. If you do decide to glue pads in, make sure...
  16. I second endurance.net I found my current...

    I second endurance.net

    I found my current horse on bayequest.com so that might be another (free) option.
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    As long as horse has done SOMETHING and has been...

    As long as horse has done SOMETHING and has been fit, I don't see a problem starting endurance at 15
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    I usually don't use a seat saver......but when I...

    I usually don't use a seat saver......but when I do, it's a full cover (goes over flaps). I've used it:

    1. on the 4th day of a 4 day multiday, when I thought I my achilles was going to rupture. ...
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    my aunt rides in one and loves it. Absolutely...

    my aunt rides in one and loves it. Absolutely adors it. It seems to fit on *most* of her horses, although she's looking at the thicker pads for her current mount. that being said, she has...
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    IMO a lot of blood sweat and tears were put into...

    IMO a lot of blood sweat and tears were put into that DVM and MD and they deserve to be recognized for that.

    I would never dream of going up to a vet who wasn't working and asking him to look at...
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    regarding helmet replacement - be aware that how...

    regarding helmet replacement - be aware that how you use a helmet affects the replacement rate.

    For example - I do endurance. Sunlight breaks down plastic MUCH faster than if you just ride in the...
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    I wear a Troxel schooling cheapie for everyday...

    I wear a Troxel schooling cheapie for everyday schooling and hacks. Believe it or not this helmet fits me the best of ANY thing out there. I HATE dial systems and refuse to buy them so this is one...
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    I took a friend out for a trail ride. Where he...

    I took a friend out for a trail ride. Where he grew up there were no trees - just grass land. This was his first "real" trail ride (ie - done at endurance speed....) after bashing through brush and...
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    In case anyone out there is still trying to make...

    In case anyone out there is still trying to make up their mind of whether Renegades really work....I just finished a 100 mile race in them last Saturday in the crappiest, muddiest, sandy footing you...
  25. I switched my arab over with similar motives (was...

    I switched my arab over with similar motives (was fine in the snaffle,but I wanted to get out of her mouth if I could on the trail, especially now that we do dressage in the arena) and it wasn't too...
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