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    Allowing your horse to get anywhere near your...

    Allowing your horse to get anywhere near your stirrups is somewhat dangerous, as if they grab the stirrup and then forget to let go, they can scare themselves and flip or fall down. Just like...
  2. Hot Hands or similar hand warmer in comfortable...

    Hot Hands or similar hand warmer in comfortable glove is THE answer. I've never found gloves that help without "chemical" intervention. I use them in my boots too, and my temperament is improved...
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    Sticky: I am thinking about offering my mare for a free...

    I am thinking about offering my mare for a free lease. What are people's experiences? PM me so I don't derail the conversation.
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    BFNE: The fact that so many were unaware that...

    BFNE: The fact that so many were unaware that this mare's breeders were still her owners and supporters speaks volumes to me.

    Been thinking this the whole time. I didn't know anyone else owned...
  5. 1.What levels do you ride/have you ridden at?...

    1.What levels do you ride/have you ridden at? Brought three horses to Intermediate level, currently have a five year old who did his first Training last month.

    2.Years at this level First...
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    Anybody remember a little article written by...

    Anybody remember a little article written by Sally O'Connor in 2008 called "What is Training?" http://usea.uberflip.com/i/85865/63. This isn't the sport I remember. I still enjoy it, but we are...
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    So here's the real deal on WEG ;-). Always have...

    So here's the real deal on WEG ;-). Always have TP.
  8. So I was looking up a stallion, and happened upon...

    So I was looking up a stallion, and happened upon this thread and all these horses that were bred in 2011 to foal in 2012 should have produced coming two year olds. My curious mind wants to know...
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    "As for the Americans, we do have pairs who can...

    "As for the Americans, we do have pairs who can be internationally competitive in the dressage phase (Arthur and MDC), they're just not doing it this year. I am a bit perplexed at Arthur's dressage...
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    I have the competition and the schooling one, and...

    I have the competition and the schooling one, and have managed to do it on both, putting the darn thing in the wrong place, but then I can be an idiot.
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    Because I've done this, make sure you are using...

    Because I've done this, make sure you are using the cheek piece ring to attach the bit, not the lower one intended for the bit clips.
  12. Probably a good research article should be done...

    Probably a good research article should be done for USEA covering where we started and where we are and the road traveled. What is seen as unnecessary paperwork and personnel all had a start...
  13. "Also, I think there is far too much sub-division...

    "Also, I think there is far too much sub-division in eventing already, why add more? I have always said that one of the great things about eventing is the ability to take your back yard horse in...
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    Black number white background=Novice White...

    Black number white background=Novice White number black background=Training Number with Green Background Prelim Red Background Intermediate Blue is Advanced. Keep the red flag of your number on...
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    Best way to get a real understanding of course...

    Best way to get a real understanding of course walking is to volunteer to help build one! And volunteer at several horse trials! And then my newest (now old) way to remember the course, walk it and...
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    http://eventingnation.com/home/simulated-drive-thr...

    http://eventingnation.com/home/simulated-drive-through-the-icy-hell-that-is-aiken/

    http://eventingnation.com/home/aikenites-struggle-to-care-for-horses-in-ice-storm-aftermath-photos/
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    Can you wait a couple more days? Facebook posts...

    Can you wait a couple more days? Facebook posts from friends indicate power may not be on in much of Aiken before Tuesday. I'm from Aiken, but living in Southern Pines. Not sure I can get out...
  18. Julie, I would have to get the stirrups first to...

    Julie, I would have to get the stirrups first to try this, I currently have the bendy kind that George doesn't much like ;-). And if a clinician shows you something, you try it. You try it at...
  19. From the EN article "Then back to the stirrups....

    From the EN article
    "Then back to the stirrups. We took a moment to adjust to our jumping lengths, and Boyd introduced a new concept regarding stirrup position. While the traditional position of...
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    Can't find the pic, but are you sure its a stick...

    Can't find the pic, but are you sure its a stick and not the stirrup leather looking like one?
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    "I think the saddest thing, and I've seen it...

    "I think the saddest thing, and I've seen it happen here locally, is that you have a solid basic instructor getting business pulled away because they refuse to lie about who they are. I mean, who...
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    Video?
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    Sorry Beowulf, I was asleep. I'm still unsure...

    Sorry Beowulf, I was asleep. I'm still unsure whether he gets his leads out in the field loose, ie unmounted, but it sounds like all is well.
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    Does he pick up both leads lunged and out in the...

    Does he pick up both leads lunged and out in the field?
  25. A good Muscular Integration person could help you...

    A good Muscular Integration person could help you a lot! http://www.rolfguild.org/
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