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    If you opt to look at consignment boots, you...

    If you opt to look at consignment boots, you might want to pay slightly less attention to size and depending on wear, they may have stretched. Try on anything that looks like it might fit. The key...
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    The "standard" look in the hunters is very fitted...

    The "standard" look in the hunters is very fitted boots and that is really only attainable with zippers and stretch panels. It is de rigeur in the show ring. The "stovepipe" leg look of dressage...
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    Any employee discount on products has no impact...

    Any employee discount on products has no impact on ammy status. The manufacturer isn't giving you the discount to promote their products, Dover (or other retailer is.) Dover displays pics of its...
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    (((((HUGGGGSSSS)))) May they be met at the...

    (((((HUGGGGSSSS))))

    May they be met at the Muck Bridge by my dear departed Ariat Brittany mid-rises and Riding Sport zip out 4-in-1 coat. :sadsmile:
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    I work for a tack store and am told that pre-2016...

    I work for a tack store and am told that pre-2016 models are grandfathered in. No existing helmets will be banned/disallowed from competition.
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    I work in a tack store, don't have one but sell...

    I work in a tack store, don't have one but sell them. If they fit well, they look great if not, they look.... well... not great.

    I've sold them to people looking for a coat to wear when they know...
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    If I were a member of the FB group, I'd simply...

    If I were a member of the FB group, I'd simply reply to the post with a comment indicating that I knew the horse... "Good to see him looking good..." or "He still has that sweet face..." and wait for...
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    Since a 13 yo girl I know recently bought a...

    Since a 13 yo girl I know recently bought a "lovely, kid friendly gelding" that apparently rears when a horse comes toward him face to face, I can't help but think that there must be a way to expose...
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    His offspring have been sharp sprinters almost...

    His offspring have been sharp sprinters almost exclusively, despite his sire. He looks more like the speedy side of his family and his foals resemble him. They are easily mistaken for Speightstowns...
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    I remember Jacques Who very well. He ran in NY...

    I remember Jacques Who very well. He ran in NY for almost a decade. He was solid and sound. Despite being a brother to Heavenly Cause, and a sound one, he didn't get much patronage at stud, mostly...
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    The discount off the new helmet depends on the...

    The discount off the new helmet depends on the age of the damaged one.
  12. I'm a safety nut and am not averse to telling...

    I'm a safety nut and am not averse to telling people that they are (or were) acting in an unsafe manner. If someone sat down in my horse's stall (and survived) I'd just tell them what a dangerous...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    There is a bank of TV's in the winter "lower"...

    There is a bank of TV's in the winter "lower" winners circle at the bottom of the stairs into the paddock. That is the staircase with the security guard at the top, to the right of the big windows...
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    I spent many a day at Aqueduct and most of my...

    I spent many a day at Aqueduct and most of my trainer friends either watch from the paddock (TV's at the bottom of the stairs, or in the little room between the 2 staircases to the upper winners...
  16. A friend of mine got one in fall and I rode in in...

    A friend of mine got one in fall and I rode in in a few weeks later and liked the way it felt. It seemed to fit her horse well and Dover was very accommodating after the first saddle she bought in a...
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    One would think.... Show was billed based on # of...

    One would think.... Show was billed based on # of PEOPLE (3) not # of horses...
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    Not saying anyone is hitting the lottery, but......

    Not saying anyone is hitting the lottery, but... Trainers "hiring" barnrats to groom for the show at the rate of "an extra hack a week" then billing each client $50/day for grooming. (They then...
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    This could be a case of a client "not knowing...

    This could be a case of a client "not knowing what she doesn't know." The person ordering a pizza knows the base price and because it is common knowledge, knows that there is some degree of upcharge...
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    I think the issue is that many of "of a certain...

    I think the issue is that many of "of a certain age" were barn rats and learned much of our horsemanship outside "lessons" but within the context of helping out. All those clients who paid for...
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    Dover has Treadstep DaVinci's on sale for about...

    Dover has Treadstep DaVinci's on sale for about $250 in latest catalog. Reguarly about $500 and a nice boot. They also have the Ariat Quantum for about $350. Both styles are being discontinued or...
  22. Wow, she looks like a lovely mare. My old horse...

    Wow, she looks like a lovely mare. My old horse was an old jumper and while he wasn't easy, he was a wonderful ride, once you figured out the controls. I wish I were shopping.

    Wonder if anyone...
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    Try interspersing the "work" through the ride....

    Try interspersing the "work" through the ride. Perfect those circles, create "courses" of trot poles on the ground, close your eyes and FEEL for straightness and balance. If the horse is pretty...
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    The less expensive JR8 has a very similar look...

    The less expensive JR8 has a very similar look but does fit a bit differently. That helmet is perfectly fine in any H/J ring and probably for most moderate level shows in eventing or dressage.
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    Another vote for the Grand Prix. They are about...

    Another vote for the Grand Prix. They are about $100 at Dover. Mine have lasted for years and I tend to wear them for barn work, so they are not on easy street.
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