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    Jumper So_Cal, I too am a former HCer and I am...

    Jumper So_Cal, I too am a former HCer and I am deeply saddened to hear of this. Your ponies were sweet and you did love them very much. What happened to your old man? Hopefully he wasn't involved in...
  2. Why is it "weird" for a trainer to show at his...

    Why is it "weird" for a trainer to show at his own show, but it's NOT weird for a trainer's students to show at a home based show? Trainer is paying the judges to judge his or her own students as...
  3. I agree RugBug. Many people go up and down in...

    I agree RugBug. Many people go up and down in divisions with their UL horses just depending on the day/show/etc. Often times they do lower classes so that they can school through some issues without...
  4. Must go to PADD Tack Shop in Paris! I love it! I...

    Must go to PADD Tack Shop in Paris! I love it! I bought a couple of saddle pads from there, and some ear bonnets. I wish we had one here!
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    What's more important to you: 1.) A horse...

    What's more important to you:

    1.) A horse that can win ribbons.

    2.) A horse that will build your daughters riding ability and her confidence.

    If it is 1. then you may have to get something...
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    Seabreeze Farm, hands down the best IMPO :)

    Seabreeze Farm, hands down the best IMPO :)
  7. Get the word out to the local trainers, send them...

    Get the word out to the local trainers, send them pictures, a dvd, and a flier with all the information. They will be your best bet for good quick networking! Make sure to send it down ot OR too :)
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    To where are you headed? You're not giving us any...

    To where are you headed? You're not giving us any information to go on regarding location. The Northwest includes 3 states, and possibly NorCal too. Do you have any idea of where you'd like to be? Do...
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    Definitely sounds like depression to me! Get...

    Definitely sounds like depression to me! Get thee to the doctor!
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    My marriage may come first, but guilt tripping...

    My marriage may come first, but guilt tripping and then acting like a spoiled brat upon returning is not okay no matter what. I would not be allowed to do it to my husband, and I expect him not to do...
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    Well I have the Tredstep Pro Gaiters and I really...

    Well I have the Tredstep Pro Gaiters and I really like them. They fit me perfectly and haven't stretched out even with the brutal schedule they keep. I have had them a year and I have tortured them,...
  12. I start kids with 4 to 8 hour lessons in which we...

    I start kids with 4 to 8 hour lessons in which we go over grooming, tacking and untacking, and they also spend about 25-30 minutes in the saddle. I have found that breaking it down into 2 lessons...
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    Samsung Woodstock was my favourite jumper in his...

    Samsung Woodstock was my favourite jumper in his time :) I thought he was the bees knees with that bridle setup!
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    I have used EE to ship my horses 2400 miles, and...

    I have used EE to ship my horses 2400 miles, and they walked off the trailer looking happy and healthy. I was very pleased! I did feel bad though that the driver who had picked them up ended up...
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    She is lovely!!!

    She is lovely!!!
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    How does the foot bed feel? Does it fit pretty...

    How does the foot bed feel? Does it fit pretty true to size? I am thinking to pick up a pair but not sure how the foot will fit =)
  17. I love the look of these boots and really want to...

    I love the look of these boots and really want to get a pair =)
  18. Poll: For the money, and if you're not looking for a...

    For the money, and if you're not looking for a resale prospect, I think you're fine. Pick a number you're comfortable offering, and then buy her with the knowledge that you might be the one paying...
  19. I have a khaki coat that I wear with a deep...

    I have a khaki coat that I wear with a deep orange or light blue shirt and it looks fine. Also pairs well with navy blue and deep green. I just wouldn't suggest a black coat :) Otherwise it should be...
  20. I have one and yes, that is the regular colour. I...

    I have one and yes, that is the regular colour. I love mine :)
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    In my experience, people lean too far forward...

    In my experience, people lean too far forward because their reins are not the right length and their hands are in their lap. Shorten the reins, get your hands to the base of your horses neck to help...
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    OTTBs often are going forward without energy and...

    OTTBs often are going forward without energy and control and balance. But hanging on their faces does not teach them to balance themselves. They are VERY good appearing to move forward without...
  23. I thought of this thread with a smile as I...

    I thought of this thread with a smile as I brought in my grey (white) mare from turnout yesterday, where she had spent a fair amount of time wallowing in the one mud puddle she could find. She looked...
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    You are likely focusing on the wrong thing. I...

    You are likely focusing on the wrong thing. I would wager that your base of support and core are weak, leaving you relying on your upper body for balance. Your elbows do not bend because you MAKE...
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    Rule number one with OTTB's: First, there must be...

    Rule number one with OTTB's: First, there must be FORWARD! Focus on FORWARD through simple exercises like circles and lots of changes of direction. Get him forward and pushing from behind, accepting...
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