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    This echoes a comment I made on Denny's Facebook...

    This echoes a comment I made on Denny's Facebook post, and I agree whole heatedly. Without clearly defined goals if eventing and each of its phases, there are no guardrails to operate within or basic...
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    I think shorter horses are starting to make a...

    I think shorter horses are starting to make a come back. I'm 5'4" with a short torso and long legs and evented on my TBx large pony. I LOVE the sports car ride and it's so fun going from warmup where...
  3. I was in love with my Dubarrys for about a year....

    I was in love with my Dubarrys for about a year. Wore them daily and cared for them decently. Then the seams came undone behind the heel and around the sole of the boot and the leather cracked over...
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    I got a TSF long girth last fall for my TB with a...

    I got a TSF long girth last fall for my TB with a forward girth groove and big shoulder. The leather quality is very nice for the price and the girth has helped keep my saddle from pushing forward on...
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    I bought the Dubarry cleaner and didn't really...

    I bought the Dubarry cleaner and didn't really like it. Bensmom's saddle soap works great on them. I also periodically rub Effax Lederbalsam into the cracks in the foot part to try and prevent...
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    Man, that is one nice horse. I wonder why she was...

    Man, that is one nice horse. I wonder why she was sold into the H/J world. Seems like she would have been a nice one to keep in the sport?
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    I don't know, I think riding is just difficult in...

    I don't know, I think riding is just difficult in general. Aside from my lack of height (5'4"), I'm built the way I guess a rider "should" be: short torso, long legs with more of the length from the...
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    I ride dressage and stadium both in a jumping...

    I ride dressage and stadium both in a jumping coat. I have a short torso and look like an idiot in a long dressage jacket. I would HATE jumping in a long coat too; I don't know how people do it. I...
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    I have a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch that I use...

    I have a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch that I use for course walking and conditioning. I find it to be very accurate and I like it. It's been very helpful with learning to feel the different paces when...
  10. Eventing name: Semi-Automatic Hunter name:...

    Eventing name: Semi-Automatic
    Hunter name: Androscoggin

    He actually came with the "hunter" name. I found it heinous (there is a nasty river in Maine named the Androscoggin River. There is also an...
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    I don't braid my pony's forelock often. I think...

    I don't braid my pony's forelock often. I think he looks awkward with it braided...looks like a yearling.
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    Sadly, there are many manufacturer restrictions...

    Sadly, there are many manufacturer restrictions on pricing and allowed discounts. My friend started working at a local tack shop with a large online presence and I've become more aware of how serious...
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    I have a 42" Phillips and this corner stand from...

    I have a 42" Phillips and this corner stand from LLBean: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/56824?feat=506636-GN2&page=painted-cottage-corner-tv-stand The stand is very high quality and was easy to put...
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    This thread tempted me to practice braiding with...

    This thread tempted me to practice braiding with bands, which I've NEVER done before. Oh gosh, I could possibly become a convert! I need to practice securing the end of the braid with the band...
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    I was totally surprised he was into the...

    I was totally surprised he was into the single-jointed dee since it seemed totally counterintuitive. All I could think is that it being slightly small made it sit differently and he appreciated it.
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    My neurotic, ultra-sensitive, teeth clacking &...

    My neurotic, ultra-sensitive, teeth clacking & grinding horse prefered the least amount of movement possible. The best setups for him were a mullen baucher or a single-jointed racing dee that's about...
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    I scrub at mine with one of those Shout gel...

    I scrub at mine with one of those Shout gel brushes (http://www.shoutitout.com/en-US/Products/Pages/shout-advanced-ultra-gel-brush.aspx) before washing or just use the spray-on Shout and scrub with a...
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    She looks lovely, great job! And I agree, she...

    She looks lovely, great job! And I agree, she looks a lot like a warmblood!!
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    I sew my braids using waxed thread. I think it's...

    I sew my braids using waxed thread. I think it's quicker and easier than doing the h/j-style yarn braids. Yarn braids are easy to screw up and have them look awful, but it's generally pretty easy...
  20. Thread: Used albions?

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    Another suggestion for Ann at Equestrian Imports....

    Another suggestion for Ann at Equestrian Imports. I worked with her long distance to get my Albion SLK dressage saddle. It was custom ordered with a short flap, so I was a little nervous about it....
  21. Thread: Adequan

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    Yeah, it's on national backorder. I placed my...

    Yeah, it's on national backorder. I placed my order well over a month ago and it kept getting delayed. I didn't want to wait any longer so I'm trying Polyglycan instead.
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    A friend of mine owned a horse with a MAJOR...

    A friend of mine owned a horse with a MAJOR roached back. Seriously, he looked liked a hunchback and his name was Quasimodo. Luckily her saddle fit perfectly in the nook between his wither and hump....
  23. Thread: Why God, Why?!

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    I liked both the ones you posted too, OP....

    I liked both the ones you posted too, OP. Unfortunately my instructor is being the voice of reason and keeps stressing I should get one already let down, not directly off the track. Thank god I have...
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    I ride in the rain as long as it isn't also...

    I ride in the rain as long as it isn't also really cold (low 40s/upper 30s).
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    2004 F-350 6.0L diesel, Harley Davidson package...

    2004 F-350 6.0L diesel, Harley Davidson package (yeah, that's right, BIG ORANGE truck). I haul a 2012 Hawk BP 2H straight load with dressing room and side ramp.
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