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    I personally have not but I am very familiar with...

    I personally have not but I am very familiar with a fellow boarders' lease to buy arrangement. Im this case, a student was moving for college and sold (through a lease to buy) to another student....
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    We (my trainer and I) do it one of two ways...

    We (my trainer and I) do it one of two ways (depending on where we want the lines to run). Option 1: surcingle over saddle - depending on the saddle, sometimes we run the stirrups up, sometimes we...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Need help finding reins!

    Can anyone help me locate a certain brand/type of reins? I've been borrowing a pair from a fellow boarder that I absolutely love. They are black dressage reins with martingale stops and buckle...
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    Make sure you dress in layers and remove some...

    Make sure you dress in layers and remove some when you start getting warm. The reason you were cold again as soon as you got off was partly because you were not moving as much, but mostly because you...
  6. question about requirements for pas de deux test

    A friend and I performed a pas de deux last month at a schooling show. We decided we might want to ride it at a recognized show this coming summer, but can someone clarify the required movements for...
  7. Thank you for your response! I have the same...

    Thank you for your response! I have the same opinion you do, though I may be biased as I am the second rider having trouble with the sitting trot on this specific horse.

    The problem with...
  8. Posting or sitting - which is better for this specific situation?

    I have my own opinion on this, but I'd love to hear other's thoughts.

    Which makes a better test? Which will a judge prefer?

    Background: Pas de Deux test - one horse is currently schooling...
  9. My barn is mostly a lesson barn with several...

    My barn is mostly a lesson barn with several boarders (who also take lessons and compete). My trainer events, but teaches (and offers to go to shows) in several disciplines (eventing, dressage,...
  10. Thank you everyone for your replies! I was not...

    Thank you everyone for your replies! I was not riding the horse at the time of the above incident (she is not mine, so I am not the only one who rides her), but I do ride her 4-5 days a week usually...
  11. Hmm, I think the spurs I'm using are longer than...

    Hmm, I think the spurs I'm using are longer than yours (the bars). I wonder if that has anything to do with why they won't stay in the correct position?
  12. I have not looked into the Ovation boots, but I...

    I have not looked into the Ovation boots, but I will definitely check them out! I'm currently wearing my spurs under my chaps (they fall directly above the spur rest on my boot this way), but when I...
  13. Spurs under half chaps? Or half chaps for larger calves?

    I have really wide calves, and the best (smooth leather, I don't prefer suede) chaps I have found are the Perri's Professional half chaps. However, because they have the flap of leather that covers...
  14. Horse refuses to go forward - what do you do?

    Looking for advice on the following situation:

    Horse is asked for a specific movement (in this case, haunches in/shoulders out on a circle with slight outside bend, or more like a slight leg yield...
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    Unfortunately not going this year (first time in...

    Unfortunately not going this year (first time in 8 years!) but either last year or the year before there were two bourbon chicken/red beans & rice places...the best one is the Louisiana Grill (which...
  16. The Fork or FENCE in April - best prep event for Heart of Carolinas 3 Day?

    Trying to help a friend decide which event to go to. She's running Novice at Southern Pines March 7/8 and will be doing the Heart of Carolinas Novice 3 Day the last week in April. She's competed at...
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    Thank you for the clarifications!

    Thank you for the clarifications!
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    Thank you for the reply! Will I need to submit...

    Thank you for the reply!

    Will I need to submit a list of the movements at all (bring them with me to the show)? Or is the judge going to use only the test score sheet?

    It says that the...
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    Pas de Deux questions

    A friend and I are riding a pas de deux we've been working on for the past year at a local dressage/CT schooling show. My barn started a drill team at the end of last year so we have two quadrilles...
  20. Thanks for all the advice! I agree that too many...

    Thanks for all the advice! I agree that too many rules/constrictions isn't a good idea either. I'm collecting all the info you've given me and will be passing it along after she has some time to...
  21. A horseperson's worst nightmare came true today - trailer accident

    I'll preface this by saying that somehow, everyone (horses and riders) all managed to walk away from this accident with minimal injury (almost all superficial). I do not know all the details as I...
  22. Thank you all for the replies. I will certainly...

    Thank you all for the replies. I will certainly pass them along!

    I should probably clarify about the lesson cancellation/rescheduling due to weather: if the weather makes it difficult to get to...
  23. What's your trainer's lesson cancellation/rescheduling policy?

    My trainer's currently in the process of rewriting her cancellation/rescheduling policy for the lesson program and is looking for examples of how other trainers handle this. I do a lot of her...
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    For FEI events (or maybe just Rolex specifically)...

    For FEI events (or maybe just Rolex specifically) are the riders assigned specific jumps to jump in the stadium warm up? I watched the first 10 horses or so warm up for stadium and once they were in...
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    What level are you looking to ride/compete? I...

    What level are you looking to ride/compete? I know of a lesson barn just outside Raleigh (7 miles east) that does eventing, but the trainer does not let you compete above beginner novice unless you...
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