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    Nope. They are exactly the same width from the...

    Nope. They are exactly the same width from the edge of the boot rim to the extreme outside of the gaiter attachment. Exactly 1/2 inch for both. I took a micro-ruler out to my barn and measured a 00...
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    I was referring to the classic easyboot with the...

    I was referring to the classic easyboot with the old style ski cables and latch when I mentioned tightening down the cables. In the next sentance I am talking about the Glove. No cables, just a ...
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    In my experience, yes, they do stay on. Tightly,...

    In my experience, yes, they do stay on. Tightly, and without shifting. The one time that I accidentally went through a thick deep life-sucking bog - and freaked myself out that we would emerge minus...
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    Yes, any boot with a gaiter uses it to help...

    Yes, any boot with a gaiter uses it to help stabilize the boot on the foot. But not all gaiters are made equal, and some do more harm then good and can actually be dangerous <cough Gloves cough> if...
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    I will now only use Renegades. They are FABULOUS...

    I will now only use Renegades. They are FABULOUS and they are anything but clunky. AAMOF they are made to move with the foot and joints so they act as a fluid foot protection. I have found with my...
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    I noticed they did all have different sound! ...

    I noticed they did all have different sound! Some sounded very modern, and I had to look carefully to see the props, and others were so obviously vintage that you could hear them coming from miles...
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    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I thought about it, I really,...

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I thought about it, I really, really did..... then decided I would just stand and watch and be amazed - which I did, and was.

    Honestly, it will be a long time before I forget...
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    BTW - we are under a W-E flight path into Dulles...

    BTW - we are under a W-E flight path into Dulles (rarely used now since 9/11 as it has been quietly shut down (nearly abandoned) for very obvious reasons) and I saw only two very high altitude...
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    The entire - and I mean ENTIRE!!! - flotilla (or...

    The entire - and I mean ENTIRE!!! - flotilla (or whatever it is called) flew right over my front field and house on their way to DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
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  10. This is what opened the floodgates. The sheer...

    This is what opened the floodgates. The sheer fraud, the sheer middle finger to playing by the rules was too flagrant to turn a blind eye. The FEI had to do something, or go down in flames. Horse...
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    Because any rider who has had the very real need...

    Because any rider who has had the very real need to live off the grid and substitute DC power from self contained solar and battery for a weekend at a time - think endurance riders out in the...
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    Make her solid on BIG puddles first. Something...

    Make her solid on BIG puddles first. Something she can't step around, something that splashes for several footfalls, not just one.

    You'll need to do this entire process in steps, like climbing a...
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    First of all - you don't need another horse. ...

    First of all - you don't need another horse.

    You get off your horse's back, put on your wading boots, pack carrots or cookies in your pocket, make a big puddle somewhere with a running hose and a...
  14. Best. video. EVER! :D

    Best. video. EVER!

    :D
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    ACTHA is not an Endurance organization. As a...

    ACTHA is not an Endurance organization. As a matter of fact they have nothing to do with distance riding at all. So toss that name off your list.



    The organization that is the official...
  16. Your daughter is correct. The more time you have...

    Your daughter is correct. The more time you have to condition SLOWLY, the better your horse will adapt to the workload and the rest periods between the conditioning rides is just as important as the...
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    She does sound lovely. :) How old is she? 7-8??

    She does sound lovely. :) How old is she? 7-8??
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    So sorry to hear this. :( Too bad about...

    So sorry to hear this. :( Too bad about Martin's, too. That sucks.

    China Doll - A scooter wouldn't work at Martin's - the place is CROWDED and where the carriages are up on the block behind sold...
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    1. "ME" is probably metabolic - which means the...

    1. "ME" is probably metabolic - which means the horse was NQR (not quite right) in some form or matter - either low or non-existent gut sounds, weak vitals, not recovering to set parameter, etc....
  20. Knightrider - I also live in rural Loudoun, but...

    Knightrider - I also live in rural Loudoun, but more rural than you. No cable out here. If people want pay-for-view they had to install dish antennas. I never went that route. I've always had free...
  21. RPM - he was a 14.1 7/8h (AHSA carded)...

    RPM - he was a 14.1 7/8h (AHSA carded) Welsh/Arabian cross bred by Baileywick Farm in Wisconsin. His Arabian dam was from performance and halter winning lines; his Welsh Section B sire from hunter...
  22. My Decade Team partner was 9 when I started him...

    My Decade Team partner was 9 when I started him in Endurance, and had already been a champion carriage driving horse prior. For the next 13 years he foxhunted (whipped in for 4 years initially) with...
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    No. None at all. It's someone's nonsense...

    No. None at all.

    It's someone's nonsense masquerading as "real".
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    Firefox, or any other browser for that matter, ...

    Firefox, or any other browser for that matter, will throw up a default screen "we can't find this webpage" if your internet connection is too slow or times out before the browser has a chance to...
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    Another vote for the limited distance. You have...

    Another vote for the limited distance. You have far more freedom to do whatever you like - walk alongside your horse, stop for longer periods of time, lay down on the trail and take a nap, or ride...
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