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    The Cache Creek ride is right around the corner...

    The Cache Creek ride is right around the corner from you! Great ride, I've volunteered it and ridden too. Wonderful management, they'd be glad to have you. I went and stayed the night, took in the...
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    Another Nor Cal rider here too! (Auburn area)...

    Another Nor Cal rider here too! (Auburn area) Endurance has been the best, worst, coolest, scariest, bravest, most fun thing I've ever done. I've learned more about myself and my horse in a few years...
  3. I can only speak for my Hi-Tie, but I love it....

    I can only speak for my Hi-Tie, but I love it. Horse is content, but has also tested it (spinning around for an hour when his buddy left) and no problems. I do use a cotton rope, not the bungee thing...
  4. In my case it was just practice, practice,...

    In my case it was just practice, practice, practice. I worked with another horse and we'd trot until my horse was just gonna turn into an idiot, and then take a break, then do it again. Same with...
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    Oh, wow, I can't even imagine cold like that! If...

    Oh, wow, I can't even imagine cold like that! If you need a vacation, you can come visit. We're having a cold spell in my part of Northern California, I got snow for the first time in 5 years, and...
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    Use whatever tack and gear are comfortable for...

    Use whatever tack and gear are comfortable for you and your horse! I ride in a dressage saddle, no one looks twice, except if someone covets your saddle! I use running hiking shoes and half chaps, as...
  7. The seraonline document is great, but I know when...

    The seraonline document is great, but I know when I started it make me very nervous! I don't have the type of trails where I can average 8 MPH, since I am usually dealing with rocky cliffs with...
  8. I don't use the easyboots, but I do use...

    I don't use the easyboots, but I do use Renegades. I get about 600-800 miles out of a pair (one season), then they become backups. I have boots from 3 years ago that I can still use, probably 1200...
  9. Good thing you stayed on! I did not with my...

    Good thing you stayed on! I did not with my scariest thing: A Pterodactyl. Oh, wait, that was what my HORSE thought it was. It was a paraglider whose giant sail lifted off the trail right in front of...
  10. I love my Solstice. The leg position is more...

    I love my Solstice. The leg position is more straight, but not full-on dressage straight (if that makes sense). I think they say it is not for jumping because the stirrup bars are straighter maybe? I...
  11. I can't help you with western saddles, but I have...

    I can't help you with western saddles, but I have a super lightweight Wintec 2000 that I really like. Do you really need/want western? I found I was more comfortable/secure in something I already...
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    I ripped out my gross carpet and put down...

    I ripped out my gross carpet and put down linoleum floor, but I have a solid aluminum floor. Mats might work better if you have wood slats. I also caulked all the inside seams of the tack room with a...
  13. I have a 95 model 9416, (the not ramp version, I...

    I have a 95 model 9416, (the not ramp version, I think the 9518 also is a walk-through). You may or may not like the walk-though, it does restrict the horses head area, though the trailer is still...
  14. You can definitely train for Tevis by staying in...

    You can definitely train for Tevis by staying in the Bay Area. Or drive to the mountains too. But I'm not sure of that area of Texas having big hills, etc. Plus a bit longer drive. :winkgrin:
  15. It might depend on your goals too. I live just...

    It might depend on your goals too. I live just north of Sacramento, with access to the Tevis trail and more. Many Bay Area people like the convenience of coming a couple hours and training on the...
  16. I bought a full sheepskin cover and ended up not...

    I bought a full sheepskin cover and ended up not really liking it as it added too much bulk. Even that small amount made the twist feel wider (but I'm pretty picky about that). It was very soft and...
  17. There are so many options! I use Strava,...

    There are so many options! I use Strava, originally designed for cycling. I do keep my rides private so I don't show up on the leader boards, as people don't like when a horse completely beats their...
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    Since no one has answered, I'll give you my...

    Since no one has answered, I'll give you my opinion! I tried one out, with the shimming it was able to fit my horse great. Not so much for me. I found the twist too wide. I got an Arabian Saddle...
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    I had looked into Kombat Boots too, but found it...

    I had looked into Kombat Boots too, but found it just too pricey. I did some searching and asking around and people recommended either Yea Sacc or Diamond V Yeast as a less expensive option. There is...
  20. I trust mine pretty completely. We have a lot of...

    I trust mine pretty completely. We have a lot of gnarly, rocky trails, with drop offs, snake possibilities, etc. In the beginning I closely monitored what he did, worrying every inch. But as I got to...
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    Definitely not less than $50, but I have been...

    Definitely not less than $50, but I have been really happy with my Haf pad. Bought 3 years ago, use a dressage saddle for 50 mile rides. I do have replacement foam inserts (Equipedic foam I cut to...
  22. I have a 2-horse straight load featherlite. It's...

    I have a 2-horse straight load featherlite. It's an older trailer, so not quite as large as your specifications, but it has been a great way to go camping. Seems to have good ventilation, sturdy,...
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    I like it as well. I have recently also used it...

    I like it as well. I have recently also used it to clear up a small case of scratches on both front legs. Just poured a bit on, rubbed it in, cleared up in a few days. I hadn't tried it for scratches...
  24. great job! Clearing trail can be hard work. I...

    great job! Clearing trail can be hard work. I hope you didn't encounter too many pokey plants (in our area it is the dreaded poison oak). Volunteers are the lifeblood of this sport. I'm way on the...
  25. I am so disappointed about Google Reader (and...

    I am so disappointed about Google Reader (and iGoogle too!). I've been using Feedly on my iPhone. It took awhile to get used to it, but it is ok. I played with lots of settings, till I found...
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