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    I think that with a rider with good hands, the...

    I think that with a rider with good hands, the bit choice is up to the horse. Most horses I've ridden have overwhelmingly chosen two-piece bits such as the Sprenger Training bit (14") once they've...
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    I really like 5/8" reins and I use this width for...

    I really like 5/8" reins and I use this width for my snaffle rein. Maybe these reins would be of liking to you?
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    Are you looking for a schooling helmet or a show...

    Are you looking for a schooling helmet or a show helmet?

    For schooling, Ovation has a M/L...I can't think of the model right now, but it's about the only schooling helmet that fits my long oval...
  4. Oh oh oh! Dear Magic rider. My best riding...

    Oh oh oh! Dear Magic rider. My best riding buddy showed Western and Western Dressage last year in split skirts and looked FABULOUS. If you PM me with your real name and an email address, I'll...
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    Thanks for the advice! I do have tall dressage...

    Thanks for the advice! I do have tall dressage boots but honestly, they'd cut the circulation off behind my knee if I rode in shorter stirrups. Wearing them while riding hunt seat really isn't an...
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    I've boarded horses for my whole life and in...

    I've boarded horses for my whole life and in multiple states from the East Coast to the West Coast West Coast and back again. I've never boarded in a facility that turned out horses with halters. I...
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    I used to scribe alot in Houston, where coats...

    I used to scribe alot in Houston, where coats were perpetually waived.

    Riders wore shirts of many colors, I've never known a judge to comment.

    Sure, ask the TD.

    Vests can be very slimming to...
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    Thanks! I have my preferences, but I'm willing...

    Thanks!

    I have my preferences, but I'm willing to expand my world view if people really like the newer trends/note that the newer trends are acceptable in the show ring. I just have no idea what...
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    Despite the subject, I think it is worth people...

    Despite the subject, I think it is worth people knowing that there ARE people who will "rent" a GP schoolmaster, film themselves riding them, and then claim that they are a GP rider. I do feel badly...
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    This is one of the best posts I've seen in ages.

    This is one of the best posts I've seen in ages.
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    decent but cheapish field boots?

    Hello,

    Wandering over from dressage land. I would like to start cross-training my primarily dressage horse with some jumping (we're talking smaller jumps). I have a friend who wants to attend...
  12. Honestly, I think if you're doing the backing up,...

    Honestly, I think if you're doing the backing up, leading, etc. exercises right, you'd be establishing your leadership with your horse.

    This is a guy I know who specializes in problem horses and I...
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    I agree with others, can you find a lease for...

    I agree with others, can you find a lease for her?

    My mare was quite depressed when "retired to breed" and was much happier when she found a lower level rider to teach. I know of a few other...
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    I have a nervous WB who has been a very hard...

    I have a nervous WB who has been a very hard keeper. I have found this to be the most effective *for him*:

    Nutrena Pro Force Fuel (or Fiber). High fat feed with nutrients and probiotics when fed...
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    Have you ever had a good chiro work on your...

    Have you ever had a good chiro work on your horse? You can rule out the more straightforward stuff if you had several vets working on your horse.

    I have a friend who has a younger horse who had...
  16. I have a very spooky horse right now. I worked...

    I have a very spooky horse right now.

    I worked with a dressage-riding cowboy to learn how to deal with him. One of the best things he did to get me out of "mind freeze" was teach me reflexes out...
  17. I have a very spooky and insecure horse. I think...

    I have a very spooky and insecure horse. I think there is alot of good advice here, but I would not recommend sitting on your horse unless your attention was 100% on your horse.

    Last year, I took...
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    Yes. IMO, all horses are "handed" to some...

    Yes. IMO, all horses are "handed" to some degree, and the point of riding is to make them more ambidextrous through strength and flexibility training. Most horses don't cross canter on the longe...
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    I used to own a 15.1hh pear! Point billets...

    I used to own a 15.1hh pear!

    Point billets helped alot. Also, I found that a Nun-Finer neoprene pad in between the saddle and the pad (cut to fit under the saddle) was immensely helpful in...
  20. Alternatively, drop your stirrups and see where...

    Alternatively, drop your stirrups and see where your legs go. Do your warm-up walk without stirrups and let your legs adjust. Pick up your stirrups after a good 10*15 minutes of good walk warmup...
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    My horse is anxiety ridden as well. If this...

    My horse is anxiety ridden as well.

    If this were MY particular horse, I'd first be looking at the behavior of the "neighbor". My horse, and I've known horses like this, are highly influenced by...
  22. To me, it sounds like your horse is confused, and...

    To me, it sounds like your horse is confused, and that your horse isn't understanding what you want enough to be engaged with you. I agree - I'd get a quality NH trainer (if that's what you're into)...
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    IMO (and not my preference, but my opinion for...

    IMO (and not my preference, but my opinion for your original question.

    1) many people prefer geldings (I love mares).

    2) color makes a difference, unfortunately. People are more apt to inquire...
  24. Thread: Best Saddle Pads

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    I actually really like the PRI pads. They have...

    I actually really like the PRI pads. They have small squares so the padding doesn't move or degrade much, they have a flannel lining, they aren't particularly thick or thin, and the billet straps...
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    And now you need to give more information,...

    And now you need to give more information, nourah.

    Where exactly are you located? What foodstuffs do you have access to? Why are you giving vitamin shots rather than feeding fortified feeds?
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