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    I was given a bunch of small (like 2inx2in)...

    I was given a bunch of small (like 2inx2in) patches with an emblem and initialism on it. I was hoping to put them on my show pads (they are unobtrusive buy represent something important to me)....
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    I have Rheumatoid so different set of issues, but...

    I have Rheumatoid so different set of issues, but I also am starting to learn with my 4 yo mare.

    I get off kind of normally but like others have described, I usually lean forward onto my horses...
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    Thanks Csaper58 and dotneko I had the issues...

    Thanks Csaper58 and dotneko

    I had the issues last year and the year before until after the second time I just competed in "normal" reins and used the rope reins at home. Not ideal but I managed...
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    I know this thread is a little old, but I thought...

    I know this thread is a little old, but I thought I would share my experience since I used to show with rope reins like the OP is considering.

    I had my rope reins called into question twice at...
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    I guess I am pro-braiding (though I hadn't really...

    I guess I am pro-braiding (though I hadn't really thought about it that way before) for the reasons many people have already stated. It isn't so much that I braid to follow what others do or fit in,...
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    Thanks for the info everyone- I am really glad to...

    Thanks for the info everyone- I am really glad to hear that others have liked them and been helped by them. I know I have generally liked regular irons (I started in h/j and can still imagine what...
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    Composite Wide Track Stirrups?

    I may just need to break down and e-mail someone at USEF, but does anyone know if composite wide track stirrups are allowed for USEF/USDF dressage?

    Like these

    I read through the rules and they...
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    I have paid for some fence repairs in which the...

    I have paid for some fence repairs in which the break in the fence was caused by my horse running through it while playing with another horse.

    That being said my BO and I also addressed the issue...
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    I was diagnosed at 22 but my symptoms started in...

    I was diagnosed at 22 but my symptoms started in my teens. (the process of diagnoses took a few years for me unfortunately)

    I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. Sending lots of Jingles...
  10. I haven't been DQ'ed for it but I did a hunter...

    I haven't been DQ'ed for it but I did a hunter show a while ago (I mostly did jumpers at the time and now do mostly dressage) and I got a stern talking to regarding my use of brown rubber reins that...
  11. Thread: Riders Who Run

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    When I can run I am usually much fitter for...

    When I can run I am usually much fitter for riding then when I can't (I have rheumatoid disease so I cannot always handle the pain level involved.). Usually due to time constraints and balancing...
  12. For what it's worth: The scoring structure of...

    For what it's worth: The scoring structure of pentathlon is such that an athlete can ride very badly and still do well. That is why the equestrian phase is not as stressed in training. In general, if...
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    I met my guy the day he came off the track and...

    I met my guy the day he came off the track and worked with him briefly before he was given to a trainer (I didn't own him at the time). He and that trainer did not get along, so he was turned out to...
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    I have an OTQH that I have done jumpers with. We...

    I have an OTQH that I have done jumpers with. We are doing mostly dressage right now but he is very talented over fences.

    My guy is a pretty high percentage TB for what its worth. Amazing mind...
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    My off the track appendix is named "Strollin...

    My off the track appendix is named "Strollin Spirit." I hate it.

    I think it sounds as if a horse crazy young girl named him. Though, I suppose it kind of made sense with his sire (Coup de Kas) and...
  16. There is also generic human enteric coated...

    There is also generic human enteric coated omeprazole. Not crazy cheap for a horse sized dose but it can work in a pinch. I would assume that if they chew it the coating breaks down but it did have...
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    If there is anyone near you that does tack...

    If there is anyone near you that does tack consignments thatcan work too.

    I sold one of my saddles via a friend who does consignments and even with her commission I got more than I paid for it.
    ...
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    Smartpak has them:...

    Smartpak has them:
    http://www.smartpakequine.com/smartpink-and-smartblue-snuggle-neck-stable-blanket--seconds-7743p.aspx?cm_vc=Search
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    Thanks again for all the input. I think I will...

    Thanks again for all the input. I think I will try to find a cheap leather one to try- sounds like a good blend of convenience for me and durability. It would have the added bonus that as long as the...
  20. What @spectrum said :) My experience this year...

    What @spectrum said :)

    My experience this year as a competitor at my first show with multiple judges was that on the test where the judges scored me differently by about 10% (can't remember the...
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    Thanks for all the replies! Seems like there are...

    Thanks for all the replies! Seems like there are lots of options out there and I am glad to know what has worked for others.

    For those that have used leather, as long as it is cleaned and...
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    Silly Question about Halters

    I feel silly having to ask this, but is there a certain kind of halter that lasts well when left outdoors?

    Here is the background:
    My horse lives entirely outdoors on turnout and though I have...
  23. This was my first year really showing in...

    This was my first year really showing in recognized shows and I really appreciated some of the judges who took the time to give me clear, understandable, honest, and encouraging comments.

    Some...
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    This is my old guy this year- he is a 27 year old...

    This is my old guy this year- he is a 27 year old Morgan gelding.

    The rider in the pics is a teenager who learned to ride on him over the last year and a half.
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    I would suggest Custom Equine Works....

    I would suggest Custom Equine Works.
    I know many people that have them and they are very well made and absolutely gorgeous. As the title suggests she will do custom designs as well. I hope I can get...
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