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  1. I could't do the jointed stirrups - too much...

    I could't do the jointed stirrups - too much movement for me. The RR being a plastic base has a bit of give with support but the wide foot bed with the cheese grater pads gives me a lot of stability...
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    Some horses just have thin tails and it does look...

    Some horses just have thin tails and it does look better to have the fake tail in. Braiding may cause thinning but as I said in my post one of my horses issues was more from catching it on a bucket....
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    That sounds strange. I have a 17 hand WB - I...

    That sounds strange. I have a 17 hand WB - I took a photo of his tail, sent it to them via email they shipped me two tails to try. Kept the one I liked and returned the other. $150.00 natural loop...
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    In the beginning of the show season my horse had...

    In the beginning of the show season my horse had a good enough tail I didn't need one but after so much braiding he didn't seem to have much tail left so I broke down and got him one at Show Pen. ...
  5. I love my Royal Riders. Can you find a barn mate...

    I love my Royal Riders. Can you find a barn mate that has them and put them on your saddle to try first? That's what I did before buying some.

    Or you can call Royal Riders and see if they would...
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    Yes.. SHE'S adorable!

    Yes.. SHE'S adorable!
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    Beezie's horse Coral Reef needs to be my...

    Beezie's horse Coral Reef needs to be my hunter... He is adorable.
  8. Depends what it is. I keep a black and silver...

    Depends what it is.

    I keep a black and silver Sharpie in my trunk. Using the black for light colored items and the silver for darker things. Mark them on the underside and use my first initial...
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    :) I put this video up and said this is what...

    :) I put this video up and said this is what every girl wants for Christmas! I want this horse so bad.... coveting too!!!
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    ...computer problems = double post.

    ...computer problems = double post.
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    ^ This..... Especially the bolded part. This...

    ^ This..... Especially the bolded part. This happened to one of my horses.

    I also agree with jlphilli about not being able to back the toes. Some of the lameness issues you see in horses is from...
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    The topic of counting strides ventured off into...

    The topic of counting strides ventured off into today's Hunter vs a more forward Hunter... which I think should happen especially in the pro classes... however I ran across this video of a AO rider...
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    I had my horses on a oat, wheat, barley mix that...

    I had my horses on a oat, wheat, barley mix that they loved. The older ones got alfalfa with it and the younger ones got Timothy with it. They did really well health wise. Shiny coats, good...
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    Check your stirrup length. :) I too did Hunters,...

    Check your stirrup length. :) I too did Hunters, then Dressage and back to Hunters.. It took me some time to get back to sinking through and weighting my heels. And allowing your hips forward for...
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    I have the same problem... I am thinking back to...

    I have the same problem... I am thinking back to my days of riding Dressage with some amazing trainers (from Portugal) and they would tell me to pretend a mosquito bit you on your rump cheeks and you...
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    Things change that's for sure - Here is a video...

    Things change that's for sure - Here is a video of Bernie Traurig in the late 60's in a hunter class.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukuWzkw8iHI
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    I thought so too. I had a horse that was a...

    I thought so too. I had a horse that was a tongue hanger.. and ran across a few horses that he was related to that were tongue hangers as well.

    I still think cribbing could be combination of...
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    Sure high stressed horses will genetically pass...

    Sure high stressed horses will genetically pass down their stress gene.... but other horses in the barn will for sure pick cribbing up especially if they are high stress horses too. I have seen it...
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    Interesting study.... one thing that I think is...

    Interesting study.... one thing that I think is frustrating is cribbing can be established in a horse by seeing another. There was a newborn filly at my barn; the horse next to her cribbed. I asked...
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    I think your post comments have a lot of good...

    I think your post comments have a lot of good things to think about. I left in what I thought was the most valid points to consider.

    I ride Hunters. But I would love it if I could be competitive...
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    IMHO a competition world has been created for...

    IMHO a competition world has been created for those that have 17 hand + horse with a huge stride.

    My guess for this would be it looks more appealing to watch a big Hunter with a big stride vs a...
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    I feel like I have been trying to get to the show...

    I feel like I have been trying to get to the show ring for 20 years..... I read your post and my heart breaks for you. It sounds like you love your horse sooo much. I understand because I am...
  23. I think the below is a good protocol... including...

    I think the below is a good protocol... including the advice of the use of a boot.



    I thought Shammy Davis' entire post was a good one.
  24. LOL - Very comfy :) Horses probably think so...

    LOL - Very comfy :) Horses probably think so too.

    I'm wearing my fluffy Isotoners now......
  25. I think I would be very cautious for sure. I...

    I think I would be very cautious for sure. I suppose it would depend on the OP and since this was a new farrier doesn't know him. And if she knows the vet and has a history that may make the...
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