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  1. Go without the pro ride and see what you get. I...

    Go without the pro ride and see what you get. I would want to know if my horse was getting the ride he needed or not, and I would also want to know if I had holes that meant the pro ride was...
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    Oh, yes- if you are tall or have a long torso it...

    Oh, yes- if you are tall or have a long torso it will be too short! I have a super-short torso so most coats are too long on me. That is why I like the shorter European styles, which the Horseware...
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    I have a couple of them. I use them for regular...

    I have a couple of them. I use them for regular jumper classes (not Classics) and they are good looking coats if they fit well. The small size fits me *perfectly* so it's great, but because the...
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    I'm confused, too. What else is going on here? ...

    I'm confused, too. What else is going on here?

    The last thing I considered when I was shopping for my current jumper was looks. What my trainer wanted me to find was scope, good mind,...
  5. My BM/lesson buddy represents Voltaire, and I...

    My BM/lesson buddy represents Voltaire, and I really like the saddles she has from them (a dressage and a XC model), so I've had Andy B. out to fit me and my jumper. I put off buying the Stuttgart we...
  6. Seriously- if one's horse and oneself are both...

    Seriously- if one's horse and oneself are both miserable with the atmosphere at WEF- well, don't show there or lobby for some changes. As Mardi says, this is all a management issue and competitors...
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    I think that is because the competition year...

    I think that is because the competition year actually starts 9/1, and therefore if those juniors are aging out that year they won't be able to compete in the medals the following year, anyway.
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  8. This, exactly!!!

    This, exactly!!!
  9. I am an ex-HP so when I got my jumper a couple of...

    I am an ex-HP so when I got my jumper a couple of years ago I was all aghasted that I couldn't get his mane to lay on the right side. Then I thought: Well, we're jumpers, so who cares? *I still cared...
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    And, there is a big difference between pulling...

    And, there is a big difference between pulling shoes when horses are on vacation and keeping them barefoot while in work. Even then, it should depend on the individual horse, not a preconceived...
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    Lots of good advice here! For me, like PNWjumper...

    Lots of good advice here! For me, like PNWjumper and a few others have commented, it is all about the horse I'm on, and what I've been doing with it. My young guy is mad scopey, loves to jump, and is...
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    Bad customer service is so annoying, especially...

    Bad customer service is so annoying, especially when it's over expensive tack.

    I'll second Five Star- Jamie is fantastic to deal with, the leather and the design is consistently lovely, and both...
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    Eskadron and Veredus are my two favorites for...

    Eskadron and Veredus are my two favorites for schooling and show, although I have a set of really nice all-leather Kentaur boots that I use on my young horse during the warmer months.

    For...
  14. I've tried a bunch of different types over the...

    I've tried a bunch of different types over the years and found, like many, that the bendy ones bend too much for me, especially jumping big stuff. I went back to the old school fillis for a bit but...
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    Well, but I don't think the discussion is really...

    Well, but I don't think the discussion is really about those once a weekers who will never do more than that- they are fine because they are getting what they want. It is about not properly teaching...
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    Excellent post overall, anmoro, but I highlight...

    Excellent post overall, anmoro, but I highlight this quote because this is one part of the problem in the H/J world. I keep my horses at my friend's barn- she is a young event trainer and her kids...
  17. The Dover one stinks- it is very cheaply made. I...

    The Dover one stinks- it is very cheaply made. I bought one years ago trying to save money and returned it after putting it on my horse and thinking I could do better to build one myself.

    I love...
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    I keep trying to come up with something erudite...

    I keep trying to come up with something erudite to say to this, but I think "lol" pretty much covers it.

    Well, no- that is rude. So, equibrit: given that probably 99% of the GP riders wear spurs...
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    I thought he handled it fine, actually. The...

    I thought he handled it fine, actually. The outrage was/is coming more from his fellow competitors than him, which says something to me. Whatever the decision ended up being, the way the officials...
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    Given that most DIY-ers are in that category...

    Given that most DIY-ers are in that category because we can't afford full care I'm not sure where this perceived feeling of superiority comes in.

    Yeah, I'm proud that I can do so much by myself...
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    I totally agree with this- I think partial DIY is...

    I totally agree with this- I think partial DIY is a bad model and I would never expect a trainer to divvy up the costs to that extent. The reason I wrote the above post, though, is that a lot of...
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    I'm lucky with my current horses because they...

    I'm lucky with my current horses because they flat and jump in exactly the same thing- my TB, who events, goes in a loose ring HS Duo and my jumper goes in a loose ring French link with an aurigan...
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    Right, except that a well-run operation will have...

    Right, except that a well-run operation will have a show manager who can explain what is and is not acceptable. It's not like a horse show is a scene of anarchy and chaos, where no one has any...
  24. Well, but there are a number of rules that people...

    Well, but there are a number of rules that people need to know about before they show up at a recognized show, and which they should be aware of when they register. If one reads the prizelist for any...
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    Yes, I agree that clients who are DIY and not a...

    Yes, I agree that clients who are DIY and not a pain in the butt are necessary to make this model work for everyone. I don't think I am an anomaly, but I'm sure there are people who are DIY and not...
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