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    Railbirds. And trainers staking out a big section...

    Railbirds. And trainers staking out a big section of the warm-up ring (usually the part with the driest footing) and glaring at you if you dare enter their "part".

    Bathrooms that are too far...
  2. For my mare, rushing at the canter was definitely...

    For my mare, rushing at the canter was definitely a balance and strength issue. She was scary to watch and to ride. She still tends to rush sometimes on her more difficult lead until she gets into...
  3. For reference, here's the British Dressage page....

    For reference, here's the British Dressage page. See Rule 61:
    http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/news/show/1843-rule-changes-for-2014
  4. I believe I heard that British Dressage now...

    I believe I heard that British Dressage now allows the use of a neckstrap.
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    I got mine here and am very pleased with the...

    I got mine here and am very pleased with the quality (very soft, well-padded leather, I use it everyday and it is still good as new after 4 years). It is one of her plainer designs. You specify the...
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    I live in Canada and ride in an unheated indoor...

    I live in Canada and ride in an unheated indoor so, atlhough not outside, it can get very cold. Fleece breeches (Kerrits or Irideons), silk underwear and various technical tops, with a thin down...
  7. My mare has been on and off lame this...

    My mare has been on and off lame this summer--finally discovered the cause, the shoe was pressing into her heel and causing a bruise.

    That being said, her canter has improved leaps and bounds with...
  8. I did a little bit of riding as a kid (about a...

    I did a little bit of riding as a kid (about a year of bad instruction in hunter seat, riding neighbours' horses, etc.) but my parents were never keen on me riding. I started again at age 51 with a...
  9. Irideon Cadence full seats in darker colours....

    Irideon Cadence full seats in darker colours. Even the white ones are pretty good.
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    I laughed when Irish Rhythm gave a little paw at...

    I laughed when Irish Rhythm gave a little paw at the first halt. Raring to get through the dressage phase and get on to cross country.
  11. Drugstore brand personal lubricant for sheath...

    Drugstore brand personal lubricant for sheath cleaning. And as I typed this I realized that there are a few men (not to mention children) that might be going through my tack locker and/or grooming...
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    Always wanted to name a mare Fanciulla (from the...

    Always wanted to name a mare Fanciulla (from the opera Fanciulla del West), which means young girl in Italian. Minnie, the main character and whom the title of the opera refers to (could also be the...
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    Saw a couple of Barn Swallows in Montreal this...

    Saw a couple of Barn Swallows in Montreal this morning. The Tree Swallows have been back since Sunday.

    Although migration has of course been late this year, it seems like it is speeded...
  14. https://www.equitector-usa.com/ridingboots.cfm ...

    https://www.equitector-usa.com/ridingboots.cfm

    One of my calves is 17.5" and the other maybe 18.25". I just ordered my third pair to use as my show pair. My last pair is 5 years old and still...
  15. For my gelding, it's been letting him go barefoot...

    For my gelding, it's been letting him go barefoot (took a long time for his feet to toughen up) and isoxsuprine. I know the latter is not supposed to work but it does on mine and he is noticeably...
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    When I have both horses to get ready (either for...

    When I have both horses to get ready (either for me or someone else to ride) and I don't have much time, I'll put the two on adjoining cross ties, use curry comb on one, then the other, etc., etc. I...
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    I always do some kind of eggs, usually mixed with...

    I always do some kind of eggs, usually mixed with a carb but sometimes alone.

    Usually two fried eggs in a small, easy to clean non-stick skillet sprayed with olive oil. On top of a whole-wheat...
  18. Those two Jack Russells that barked every time...

    Those two Jack Russells that barked every time people clapped. Snort. The camera finally got a shot of them.
  19. As other people have said, take him out with...

    As other people have said, take him out with another horse (a steady eddy) or better yet have your trainer or someone else who is very confident riding out take him, either mounted or ponied off...
  20. My first horse came equipped with a Rolex cooler,...

    My first horse came equipped with a Rolex cooler, I'm sure it wasn't hers, but I was too novice at the time to realize what it was. Don't know what happened to it, it probably fell apart and I threw...
  21. For really cold days I like the SSG riding...

    For really cold days I like the SSG riding mittens (leather, with warm lining) but my hands don't tend to get very cold. Down to around 0F in the indoor, I'm fine with thin fleece gloves. I have the...
  22. I'm 60 and a timid rider. For me, resoundingly,...

    I'm 60 and a timid rider. For me, resoundingly, the right TB, particularly if you can find one with good feet. I love the TB brain. I've had three and the current two are pretty average doers (the...
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    Good atmosphere in the barn (the one bad egg left...

    Good atmosphere in the barn (the one bad egg left and a couple of really good ones came in). It makes the -15oC days in the indoor bearable. Seriously.

    I've noticed that it's much less cold in the...
  24. My 9 year old grey TB gelding: Machiavelli's The...

    My 9 year old grey TB gelding: Machiavelli's The Prince. Since he reached the age of majority, he has always been intent on conquering the (his) world. A bit of a pipsqueak physically (he's just 16...
  25. I'm an older, timid rider. My chestnut TB mare...

    I'm an older, timid rider. My chestnut TB mare was an angel for a couple of years and then figured out how to intimidate me under saddle (she has always been good on the ground). She would balk, kick...
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