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    I'm a sun shirt junkie and currently coveting the...

    I'm a sun shirt junkie and currently coveting the long sleeve polos from Lo Ride. The biggest thing stopping me from buying right now is I can't find sizing/fit info anywhere. Does anyone have any...
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    I always ride with my reins too long and my...

    I always ride with my reins too long and my trainer keeps threatening to put rainbow reins on my bridle. I tell her only if I can bust out my clackity petal bell boots, full fringe chaps, and polly...
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    This. I have ridden my share of fresh ones and...

    This. I have ridden my share of fresh ones and young ones who don't have full brakes/power steering installed to know that a little sympathy from other riders goes a LONG way.

    I was actually...
  4. Please consider donating your horse! CC, I rode...

    Please consider donating your horse! CC, I rode in the region where you are located and it is full of lovely horse people who care about the horses, try their best to be effective and compassionate...
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    Ring Etiquette - Let's all get along!

    Winter has come to California and brought with it some much needed rain! At the barn I ride at (relatively large mixed-discipline boarding facility) the outdoor footing just cannot stand up to all...
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    Thanks everyone! I would have gladly accepted...

    Thanks everyone!

    I would have gladly accepted that arena as my "ring." On the non mirrored end is the viewing room, complete with space for 100 people and full restaurant kitchen :eek: And the...
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    I know I've been off the board forever, but... ...

    I know I've been off the board forever, but...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/129248986@N05/15591964509/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/129248986@N05/15157840904/in/photostream/
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    Whoops, foursocks beat me to it.

    Whoops, foursocks beat me to it.
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    Martingales and belly guards have two separate...

    Martingales and belly guards have two separate unrelated purposes, so no the use of a martingale would not generally have any influence over the need for a belly guard. The purpose of the martingale...
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    Thanks everyone! I am happy nervous too! ...

    Thanks everyone!

    I am happy nervous too!

    Gray Horse - you have my full permission ;)

    I mean, its not like I've been doing premature research and discovered that the winery in question has a...
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    Thank you NurseHorsey! I will definitely post...

    Thank you NurseHorsey!

    I will definitely post pics :)

    I'm trying not to over think the outfit situation and am just really excited to see him on a horse :yes:

    Clearly these are first world...
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    Ponies, wine, and shiny objects :)

    So I'm pretty sure BF is going to propose. On a horse. In a vineyard.

    Clearly the man is a genius, because ponies + wine = yes. (caveat: we've been together for 7+ years, which is why I...
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    I'm 5'4" and my Beval 48" are the perfect length...

    I'm 5'4" and my Beval 48" are the perfect length with maybe 2" of bight beyond the keeper. Is it safe to go off other stirrup maker's lengths? I followed jn4jenny's suggestion and also got 48", but...
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    Thanks everyone! So far I've put a healthy dose...

    Thanks everyone! So far I've put a healthy dose of olive oil on the saddle and it is looking beautiful! The girth was a little grimy so I mixed some face wash with water and gave it a bit of a scrub....
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    Unconventional Tack Cleaning

    So I recently rescued my Devoucoux saddle and CWD girth from the closet at my dad's house, but forgot to go dumpster diving in my old trunk for any tack cleaning supplies. Any suggestions for...
  16. My hairdresser talked me into getting bangs at my...

    My hairdresser talked me into getting bangs at my last haircut (which I love) and he does no charge bang trims in between full on cuts/trims. I usually tip $20 for the $80 hair cut, should I tip on...
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    I ended up staying firmly planted in my desk...

    I ended up staying firmly planted in my desk chair. Called DH back and told him that if he wanted to brave the craziness of the grocery store to get flowers (that she wouldn't appreciate anyway), he...
  18. Another vote for Nespresso! I LOVE mine. I...

    Another vote for Nespresso! I LOVE mine.

    I worked at Williams-Sonoma in college and bought myself one as a graduation present right before I left. Everyone I worked with has one and swears by...
  19. My pumpkin cheesecake is in the oven right now!...

    My pumpkin cheesecake is in the oven right now! It has bourbon in it, which may or may not have made its way to my glass. You know, for quality control purposes :yes:

    Also on the menu:

    Baked...
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    We live with SIL/BIL and are having...

    We live with SIL/BIL and are having pre-Thanksgiving with them tonight as they are traveling 2 hours to BIL's huge family Thanksgiving tomorrow (oh darn we can't go ;)). I am in law school (finals...
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    I was riding at an 'A' rated H/J show a couple...

    I was riding at an 'A' rated H/J show a couple years ago and one of the trainers would literally climb up to stand on the wood railing of the jumper ring and scream at his riders as they went around...
  22. Thread: Eiki Boots?

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    How/where/through whom do you order them? The...

    How/where/through whom do you order them? The website seems to show many of the base models, but doesn't have info on the more detailed customizations.
  23. Willamette University is a well regarded small...

    Willamette University is a well regarded small liberal arts college located in Salem, Oregon. I have a couple family members that went there and loved it, plus there are lots of A circuit H/J barns...
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    Thanks SweetMutt! I've seen on a couple other...

    Thanks SweetMutt! I've seen on a couple other posts that clients are really happy with Vintage Lane.

    You're right, the Silicon Valley crowd should be a little more tech-savvy then the average...
  25. - Section 1 (II.1 or 2.1) is a straight timed...

    - Section 1 (II.1 or 2.1) is a straight timed speed class with no jump off.
    - Section 2(a) is a timed first round with a jump off where you leave the ring after the first round and return for the...
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