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    Reality is - down transitions are stinking hard!...

    Reality is - down transitions are stinking hard!

    Thank you Mystic! Thought it was just me ;-)
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    Favorite stable blanket?

    Please chime in on your favorite stable blankets :)
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    Well spotted furlong47, cutting the billets off...

    Well spotted furlong47, cutting the billets off would make more sense! I hope it is extra narrow or Xavier Nathan Roberts - ha.
    Thank you again, and is Theodore Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver?
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    Thank you Eclipse, I will do the tree test ~ And...

    Thank you Eclipse, I will do the tree test ~ And Sonesta - how cool would that be to have a saddle owned by your friend! I much prefer those good riding vibes to my immediate negative assumption :)....
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    " 5m loops with changes of bend are awesome to...

    " 5m loops with changes of bend are awesome to get them off the forehand, that would be my top movement for a leany tb."
    I needed this advice too, thank you Pipkin.
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    "XNR" Scratched on saddle; what does it mean?

    I am trying out an HDR event saddle (used) I noticed that someone had scratched, " XNR " on the flap near the billets. Is this some kind of code? I fear it means, " Do NOT RIDE " Perhaps I am...
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    Thank you ~

    Thank you ~
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    A bit over at the knee

    I bought an OTTB and he is just slightly over at the knee. What limitations can I expect? Suggestions?
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    Warm riding gloves?

    For hacking out, which gloves do you prefer for warmth and good feel of the reins? So often the warm ones are so bulky...
  10. I don't remember the name of the barn, could...

    I don't remember the name of the barn, could drive there - about 1 1/2 hours away...good idea to edit, thank you for posting
  11. Wish I had bought this horse - know where he is anyone?

    A few years ago I tried out an Arab/QH cross from a hunter barn in Cary NC. He was grey and his name was Dudley - my vet nixed him as a prospect for me, not b/c of anything wrong with him, just as a...
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    Manure Spreader...

    Can anyone suggest a manure spreader? We don't need anything large or fancy...
    Thanks!
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    She is a triathalete and very muscular and feared...

    She is a triathalete and very muscular and feared her muscles mass was making her grip - I guess that wasn't well stated. Yes, sitting trot and bareback are good ideas for her. I have a pony she can...
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    Execises for a strong leg

    I have a friend who is riding a new horse and a bit nervous. She is wanting to get "grippy" with her leg.

    Other than time in two point and working without stirrups to build a strong leg, what can...
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    Cheval, I had to laugh - I have that useless crap...

    Cheval, I had to laugh - I have that useless crap cluttering my brain too...haven't we all heard, " Do this, this and this, but don't think too much!" Ha!!

    I was tense! I remember thinking, "My...
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    Thanks again to the last two posters...I ride on...

    Thanks again to the last two posters...I ride on my own and really need your input!

    You're right - we don't fall in as much on the corners, which makes a very good point and a visual I can rely...
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    Thanks to those who replied - Yes, I do have a...

    Thanks to those who replied - Yes, I do have a problem with not enough or uneven contact. I am only riding training level so appreciate the practical help and suggestions. I am quite sure I'm not...
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    I was thinking as I read your post how lucky you...

    I was thinking as I read your post how lucky you are to have a saddle you are comfortable in!! As long as your horse is comfortable too...don't change!!

    If it ain't broke...

    It is sooooo hard...
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    Falling Through Rider's Leg on Circles

    This was a comment from a judge about my ride on Saturday. I am trying to put my leg on!! Help!

    Suggestions appreciated. The only thing I can think to add is that I'm short and wonder if my old...
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    leaning out at canter

    I can't believe I'm admitting this after all my years of riding, but I'm still leaning out a bit at the canter on a 20m circle (me, not my horse) I rode in a synthetic saddle and it was off kilter...
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    Pony-tude

    I call it "pony-tude."

    I have a sweet, pushy, Haflinger. Maturity and cosistency have both helped a lot! He WILL test a new rider, but now is very soft when he realizes they know what they're...
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    Oh, and my favorite new line when I mess up will...

    Oh, and my favorite new line when I mess up will now be, " es no bueno." Ha!
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    Thank you for the responses - I have my work cut...

    Thank you for the responses - I have my work cut out for me!

    I appreciate the time you all took to help :-)
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    Extensions 101

    How do YOU receive your finest trot extensions? I know it's difficult to be succinct, but would love to hear from some folks.

    ETA: Perhaps "achieve" would be more appropriate than receive...?
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    Happy Horsemanship - can't think of the author....

    Happy Horsemanship - can't think of the author. More hunter world, but correct and basic with cute illustrations
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