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    I found this video about Tad Coffin...

    I found this video about Tad Coffin saddles...very well worth watching! This is exactly the experience I had last spring when Tad evaluated my pony.

    https://vimeo.com/144774083

    You may think,...
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    This is a discussion forum...people are allowed...

    This is a discussion forum...people are allowed to express a variety of opinions.

    If these two people had been killed by a drunk driver, can you imagine the outrage we would see on here?
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    Thankfully no other vehicles or people were...

    Thankfully no other vehicles or people were involved in the crash, with others killed due to driving under the influence.

    I feel terrible for the grieving family and friends. They wouldn't be in...
  4. Thanks! And yes, he is a cutie! Here he is on...

    Thanks! And yes, he is a cutie! Here he is on Saturday...I've been out of the saddle for a month due to pneumonia and just started hacking at the walk last week. Saturday was our first day of trot...
  5. Thanks everyone! He doesn't grind his...

    Thanks everyone!

    He doesn't grind his teeth...it's like he relaxes his jaw and lets his teeth click together. It's the strangest thing! He only does it at the trot, and literally clicks to the...
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    I have a small torso but heavy "girls"! I wore...

    I have a small torso but heavy "girls"! I wore the Enell for years as it was the best bra I'd found for riding, but then I bought the Panache bra in the link above and LOVE it! Would not go back to...
  7. Gumbits? Do they work? And if so, how much and when?

    I rode in a clinic with an upper level trainer in November and this person recommended that I use Gumbits for my pony who "clicks" his teeth at times.

    The clicking has never really bothered...
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    To answer one of your original questions, if the...

    To answer one of your original questions, if the helmet feels "perched" on your head and it's putting a lot of pressure on your forehead, then it is definitely too small. I purchased a helmet that...
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    Doing my first classic format three-day ~ the...

    Doing my first classic format three-day ~ the Training Level Three-Day offered by GMHA in 2005!

    I was so nervous about doing all 4 phases and remembering all my markers, times, etc, but once we...
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    Can you please read for comprehension?! The cover...

    Can you please read for comprehension?! The cover has a mesh center that allow the air to flow through it ~ it does NOT block air flow! That's why it comes with its own cover that accommodates the...
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    Read the description for this CO skull cap...it...

    Read the description for this CO skull cap...it has ventilation:

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/charles-owen-pro-ii-skull-cap/p/X1-3676/

    You're welcome to buy any brand of helmet you like...no...
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    I apologize in advance as I have not read all the...

    I apologize in advance as I have not read all the replies...

    However, my pony went through over a year of what we initially thought were stifle issues; then back issues. Had joint injections done...
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    Charles Owen has both "regular" helmets and skull...

    Charles Owen has both "regular" helmets and skull caps that have ventilation. I recently got an ARY8 and love it!

    FWIW, I was bucked off a horse in August, while wearing a Charles Owen skull cap,...
  14. Thank you all for the advice! It is very much...

    Thank you all for the advice! It is very much appreciated!

    LAZ ~ That's what I've heard about Texas Fuel. That's what I love about this colt--really good breeding on both the Welsh and...
  15. Thanks Timex! So glad your boy is being a good...

    Thanks Timex! So glad your boy is being a good boy! :)

    We are lucky here in that we also can accommodate a stallion, with double fencing between pastures and a great gelding for him to go out with...
  16. I really appreciate the feedback and agree with...

    I really appreciate the feedback and agree with everyone!

    I'm approaching it as "let's see how it goes" because the one thing I've learned about young horses is that you never can make plans with...
  17. We've officially high jacked the thread! :lol: ...

    We've officially high jacked the thread! :lol:

    We come down to Sally Lofting's (she's at Heritage Farm across from New Bolton right now and then moves to True Prospect once Phillip goes south for...
  18. Love your boy! We are suckers for bays with...

    Love your boy! We are suckers for bays with chrome! I have to say, though, that we're liking our "little" chestnut horse as our trainer calls him. :)

    Yes, he has filled in a bit this year but is...
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    I use brown tack (doing USEF/USDF dressage shows...

    I use brown tack (doing USEF/USDF dressage shows currently) and use a white swallowtail pad with black trim. My pony is a bay roan with four white feet, so the white looks very sharp on him. If I had...
  20. Here is an album of photos from this year! Be...

    Here is an album of photos from this year! Be prepared, there are a lot, but I love chronicling each little stride in training (no pun intended!).
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  21. I agree BFNE! Aaron and I always say a good...

    I agree BFNE! Aaron and I always say a good stallion makes a great gelding.

    I meant that, if you had time, I'd love your thoughts on his TB dam line. :)
  22. So happy for you! It is so much fun to bring them...

    So happy for you! It is so much fun to bring them along and see them grow up!

    My husband and I have a 3-year-old Dutch harness horse, who will eventually drive, but we backed him this past year....
  23. Vineyridge ~ Do you have any comments on his dam...

    Vineyridge ~ Do you have any comments on his dam (TB) line? I know you are our resident expert in this area! Or anyone else? I know BFNE is also very knowledgeable. I'm learning but still have a lot...
  24. Thanks Lucky Bunny! I'm embarrassed to say that...

    Thanks Lucky Bunny! I'm embarrassed to say that he has a FB page! I tag him in the photos and updates I post to my own page so those who want to keep up with him can do so easily. The breeder,...
  25. Thank you so much Ironwood! I would not be...

    Thank you so much Ironwood!

    I would not be doing it for the money, but am interested in seeing more purpose bred sport ponies in the US, especially for adult amateurs. From my little experience,...
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