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    by Speedy
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    I think you should forget about YR and focus on...

    I think you should forget about YR and focus on learning to ride and train a variety of horses. One of the really great things about eventing is that you may age out of YR, but you don't become...
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    I don't think that they should divide the...

    I don't think that they should divide the divisions up to begin with. I would be very happy to ride in a division of 45 horse/rider combinations, rather than in a small division with 6-10...
  3. This is so true, it bears repeating. Please,...

    This is so true, it bears repeating. Please, think about this - not with the excitement and optimism that youth brings, but as an adult who will have to face the challenges and responsibilities...
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    I don't disagree at all with the posters who say...

    I don't disagree at all with the posters who say that this may be a great horse. He may well be. And there will be a lot of folks who will have had great experiences in bringing one just like this...
  5. This is a rider fence and it's all in your head. ...

    This is a rider fence and it's all in your head. This question actually mirrors one that you regularly face in hunters and jumpers - this question is a vertical with a ground line - the vertical...
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    A 9 or 10 year old OTTB is not a prospect (for me...

    A 9 or 10 year old OTTB is not a prospect (for me anyway). It is a horse that has a failed career that you are looking to restart in a new career - and, if he doesn't work out for you, he will have...
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    People have (unfortunately) different views on...

    People have (unfortunately) different views on what constitutes abuse or dangerous riding. Some cases are a little like pornography - you know it when you see it - but other cases fall into a more...
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    I have the Tipperary and the solid foam CO; the...

    I have the Tipperary and the solid foam CO; the Tipp is custom made and the CO was fit by a CO rep.

    Regardless of whatever the standards might be, I feel much safer in the Tipperary - it fits far...
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    I like to say that I can ruin my own horse just...

    I like to say that I can ruin my own horse just fine on my own - I don't need someone else's help to do it! So, for me, leasing isn't an option even with an FEI trainer.
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    I don't mind if folks are going mostly clean...

    I don't mind if folks are going mostly clean around SJ and XC and agree that it should be possible or even desirable at Novice - BUT - some Novice riders are trying to move up and actually want more...
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    I know someone who was exercising a race horse in...

    I know someone who was exercising a race horse in bandages. Professional jockey, professionally applied bandages, I might add. Anyway, horse clipped itself, bandage came unravelled, horse's legs...
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    All I can say is that, as an eventer, I hope to...

    All I can say is that, as an eventer, I hope to do the Hunter Derbies one day. It is absolutely amazing that horses/riders can make a 4 ft. round look so easy, on such a consistent basis.

    Much...
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    I think the underlying point is the same, in that...

    I think the underlying point is the same, in that tastes in saddles often evolve, one way or the other, as you evolve as a rider...it isn't likely that the saddle you love on Day 1 is going to be the...
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    I know a bunch of people (myself included) who...

    I know a bunch of people (myself included) who loved a deeper seat with ginormous knee blocks when beginning dressage (basically, due to the support this offers and the position that it 'puts' you...
  15. If you are tired and bored of the endless...

    If you are tired and bored of the endless routine, your horses probably are as well. Hacking out, doing dressage in your hay field instead of in your arena, hill work and gallop sets,...
  16. It sounds like he is not forward. Put your leg...

    It sounds like he is not forward. Put your leg on him instead of worrying about the front end...and then use a proper half halt when you need it. A lot of people think that a horse that feels...
  17. Never in a million years would I change a horse's...

    Never in a million years would I change a horse's tack without discussing it with the owner first.

    A baucher isn't a bit that every horse will go well in, but it isn't what I would consider a...
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    Spellbound loved the mud - she was extremely...

    Spellbound loved the mud - she was extremely confident in mud. Smidgen is exactly the opposite - happy as a clam if it is hard, much less so if it is muddy, and she absolutely hates wearing studs...
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    I rode with him last fall for 3 days. I think...

    I rode with him last fall for 3 days. I think you'll have a great time if you remember to do what he says when he says it, look him in the eye when he speaks to you, ride like you mean it and have a...
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    I can't see myself driving that far, no matter...

    I can't see myself driving that far, no matter how nice the facilities are. I said the same for Chicago though. I just hate the risk of driving more than 3 or 4 hours with a trailer in tow - the...
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    One of my horses had a suspensory. I had two...

    One of my horses had a suspensory. I had two different vets (both of whom regularly work on four star horses) tell me to stay far, far away from the SMBs and to forget about using any boot for...
  22. Get a Barbour...hands down, the best. Will last...

    Get a Barbour...hands down, the best. Will last you for years and years. Mine is going on 20 years. It needed a new zipper once and has been re-waxed from time to time, but that's it.
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    I'm on a break too! I am pregnant (8 months...

    I'm on a break too! I am pregnant (8 months now!!) and decided when I found out that I wouldn't compete again until after the baby arrives in November. I live in the DC area and I don't go south...
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    It won't work. Forget about it. Are you...

    It won't work. Forget about it.



    Are you serious? I don't want to be mean, but, honestly, after everything you've described, the writing was on the wall. And you knew what was happening, or...
  25. I am an attorney - and if I treated my own...

    I am an attorney - and if I treated my own clients in the way that some trainers treat theirs, I wouldn't have a legal practice. No one (I promise) is ever going to say, "Gee, Speedy is such a GREAT...
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