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  1. raised figure 8 sized for elephant, and mine's a TB ...

    Asking here because no one does tack like you guys. Scored a beautiful bridle - a KL Select no longer made but new - and the figure 8 is sized for an elephant. Easy fix if it weren't raised. The...
  2. material aside, we used to fold them back at the...

    material aside, we used to fold them back at the front. Never worried about the end under the saddle back in the day, but sure would now. Maybe we were doing it wrong...
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    I just saw those pictures and am still sick, so...

    I just saw those pictures and am still sick, so sign me up in the freaked out column.
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    Second the "go slow" approach, and if you're...

    Second the "go slow" approach, and if you're worried about doing too much, don't feel like you need to do it all at once. I don't pull a section til it's a short as I ultimately want it. Instead, I...
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    And once more, with feeling.

    And once more, with feeling.
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    And on top of that, FT, no one had ever take a...

    And on top of that, FT, no one had ever take a green horse XC. Thanks for posting this. I needed it.
  7. Am I the only one who hates them?! Had one slip...

    Am I the only one who hates them?! Had one slip on a horse and the edge gave him a nasty rub - more akin to a cut. Ugh! No plastic for me, thanks.
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    Seems like I've heard or read that many prefer...

    Seems like I've heard or read that many prefer the ring style because it's easier to keep intact. The ends of the figure 8 section don't slip out of the loops on the crownpiece section. I admit...
  9. Huh, I'm not reading anything that sounds...

    Huh, I'm not reading anything that sounds remotely dangerous.

    Second lateral work but if you're not ready for that, the more transitions the better. Transitions between gaits, transitions within...
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    How long has this been going on? I've known more...

    How long has this been going on? I've known more than one horse who was solid and had no stop til sold and pushed too fast. They became stoppers - 1 was very dirty about it, too - and never got...
  11. Our local hunt does the occasional hunter trial,...

    Our local hunt does the occasional hunter trial, and there are classes for pairs (maybe pairs/ groups - it's been a while) as well as individuals, and you can run a couple of times. Lucinda Green...
  12. Not any help to you but curious to know the...

    Not any help to you but curious to know the benefits of this design. Seems functionally like rings to me, though a little less adjustable because the leather is more fixed.
  13. Well, I'm 5'7" with long legs and bought a 16"...

    Well, I'm 5'7" with long legs and bought a 16" used Stackhouse to ride in while I was waiting for my custom one to arrive, and competed in it at training (including dressage), so I guess you know how...
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    Best way ever to convince me to read a blog - and...

    Best way ever to convince me to read a blog - and I wasn't disappointed. Thanks for the laughs - and go you! (Also, will it ever after be DFP?)
  15. It's so rare that I disagree with BFNE, and I...

    It's so rare that I disagree with BFNE, and I don't know why I care all that much about this, but I did a little surfing about CO helmet anatomy and it confirmed that the padding around your head is...
  16. Not to dissuade you from buying a new helmet if...

    Not to dissuade you from buying a new helmet if that's what you want to do, but it looks like CO recommends replacement after 5 years after purchase or 2000 hours of use. See...
  17. Second Toklat - they fit my very forward flap...

    Second Toklat - they fit my very forward flap saddle perfectly, last forever, come in a zillion colors, and don't shrink (well, I air dry them).
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    well, since I arrived at one event without my...

    well, since I arrived at one event without my suit bag and boots (yep, I still rode - I get by with a little help from my friends and all of that), I'm pretty addicted to my personal list, which I...
  19. And that picture, Gypsymare, is one reason I've...

    And that picture, Gypsymare, is one reason I've drawn such a deep line in the sand for myself on this issue that I won't even look at the pictures: he's gorgeous. I'm sure I'd be more willing to...
  20. Reading "prospect" the way I use it - a horse...

    Reading "prospect" the way I use it - a horse that's not already doing at least what you want to with it - I'm kind of surprised that people are so willing to accept bows. With so many clean legged...
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    Agree with BFNE. I wonder if the clinic...

    Agree with BFNE. I wonder if the clinic situation explains part of it - e.g. horse needed a standing and was wearing a figure 8, and no other noseband was available - and that maybe there was some...
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    Yahoo for cocoa puffs!! Switching from my...

    Yahoo for cocoa puffs!! Switching from my beautiful navy jacket, shirt and stock tie - polka dotted and all - to a short sleeved seersucker shirt was one of my favorite competition ritual changes a...
  23. I'll chime in because I was just shopping for a...

    I'll chime in because I was just shopping for a prospect off the track and am one who didn't call on her, not because she's not cute - although she's a little older and a little smaller than I'd have...
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    Wish I had the solution for you - I've...

    Wish I had the solution for you - I've temporarily settled on a single jointed D in my similar search - but wanted to suggest that you borrow a myler before buying one. I bought the comfort snaffle...
  25. Just went through a search (successful!). I...

    Just went through a search (successful!). I looked at the usual suspects - Dreamhorse, Sporthorse Nation - but looked primarily on FB. Horses looking for homes was one, as well as event horses for...
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