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    Another vote for the pressure treated landscape...

    Another vote for the pressure treated landscape timbers. Light enough to carry around easily and more stable as ground poles.
  2. Thanks all. Sincerely. I found a trainer and...

    Thanks all. Sincerely.

    I found a trainer and she's better than I had hoped. Hope it continues to work out well.
  3. Know a good trainer for just-backed horses? Charlottesville VA

    Actually in the Gordonsville, Orange area.

    I have 2 young horses, 1 stallion and 1 mare, both coming 4. They have just been backed but I need a quiet, confident, competent trainer willing to come...
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    I have 3 Friesians and have tried a LOT of...

    I have 3 Friesians and have tried a LOT of different kinds of saddles. From my own experience with the 2 XW ones, for saddles with wide twists: Laser 747, Albion Original Comfort XW. Med twist:...
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    It sounds like you have already had a...

    It sounds like you have already had a conversation with the powers that be. Just write up a contract in the way you understand it and run it by the manager and see whether s/he has anything to add....
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    It really helps if you know you need a narrow,...

    It really helps if you know you need a narrow, med or wide twist... A saddle that one person absolutely adores will cause intense dismay and pain to another. :)
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    RE-read Liz Steacie's reply, #31? It's full of...

    RE-read Liz Steacie's reply, #31? It's full of ODG wisdom.
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    You have a PM.

    You have a PM.
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    Note to self: Never buy a Wintec or Bates.

    Note to self: Never buy a Wintec or Bates.
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    Some of these breeches are good if you are long...

    Some of these breeches are good if you are long waisted, if you are not they are definitely not good. The way they fit your body is very important
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    Use it all the time! And to keep it safe from...

    Use it all the time! And to keep it safe from kitties, I toss a saddle pad on top of it.
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    I don't know about Pikeur breeches but I know...

    I don't know about Pikeur breeches but I know that the TC sizing (UK) is one size up from US sizing, i.e., if you wear a 30L in US size, you'd want a 28L.
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    This is from Podhajsky's Art of Dressage his...

    This is from Podhajsky's Art of Dressage his last book. He attended the 1972 Olympics and in the book he critiqued every ride. The book also blasted the then-current state of dressage. Also...
  14. I had a Rondo once. Fit the horses great! For me,...

    I had a Rondo once. Fit the horses great! For me, I instantly hated it.

    I second Laser saddles.
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    What is it about the Ariats that you hate? Do...

    What is it about the Ariats that you hate?
    Do you like knitted or woven fabric -- like tights or less form fitting?
    Full seats or knee patch?
    Leather, deerskin or synthetic?
    Are you skinny, so...
  16. The Cashel Tush Cush has been around for many...

    The Cashel Tush Cush has been around for many years:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/productclass.aspx?productclassid=3667
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    I have a york rake and I believe that is not the...

    I have a york rake and I believe that is not the right tool for the job unless you have, say, every other tine removed to keep the stuff from getting wadded up and moving around too much. That's the...
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    I don't have GGT, but I got Eurofelt for my...

    I don't have GGT, but I got Eurofelt for my indoor right after the Athens Olympics. I got 1-1/2" sand, 1-1/2" Eurofelt for the square footage of the arena. I had the sand dumped, I dragged it. Then...
  19. Thread: Kottas Academy

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    There seems to be a lot of that going around....

    There seems to be a lot of that going around. Hmmm.. that would be a great spin-off thread: Who's been bamboozled by a dressage trainer?
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    A lot depends on what you already know. Seunig's...

    A lot depends on what you already know. Seunig's book is great but it's a lot to slog through, wherever you are in your riding career. That said, it is definitely one to put on your bookshelf.

    I...
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    You have a PM.

    You have a PM.
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    My guys (Friesian, Holsteiner, TB) all wear the...

    My guys (Friesian, Holsteiner, TB) all wear the cob size. Contact the seller and ask what the browband measurement is and what the hanger measurement is. Sometimes they will mix and match for you....
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    Check out this listing on eBay...

    Check out this listing on eBay on the eBay UK site. I now have 3 Rhinegold bridles because they're so nice.

    Someone who boards at my barn admired one of them one day, as she was fondling it...
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    eBay has a bunch -- this person seems to have a...

    eBay has a bunch -- this person seems to have a lot of very bright ones: http://shop.ebay.com/tis2good/m.html
  25. Duh. At my barn riding and longeing don't mix. If...

    Duh. At my barn riding and longeing don't mix. If you are going to ride, there's no longeing. If you are longeing, there's no riding. Simple.
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