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    Fun! There are some really nice horses in...

    Fun! There are some really nice horses in Eastern Europe, I have no experience with Czech Republic so can't help - did do some riding in Poland though. So exciting! One thing you probably know...
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    Scheduling is most important, just as someone...

    Scheduling is most important, just as someone else said.

    Effectively married (living together for 5 years), no kids, 1 older small dog (easy to care for), 2 horses. Horses are boarded at full...
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    Fun thread! Reminds me of writing to horsey pen...

    Fun thread! Reminds me of writing to horsey pen pals when I was about 13, LOL.

    Horse 1 - 20 year old bright bay 16.1HH Thoroughbred gelding. Got him when he was about 13 as a retraining project....
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    Haven't all the German brands (Pikeur etc) been...

    Haven't all the German brands (Pikeur etc) been doing the contrast thing for years? Or is that only full seats?
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    Aside from the injury - Are you planning to...

    Aside from the injury - Are you planning to return to the US after graduation? Have you looked into what would be required for importing from Canada, and what it would cost you? Just something to...
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    She doesn't really want to sell the horse,...

    She doesn't really want to sell the horse, possibly, or at least, that's the impression I get. Wishy washy seller!!
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    Depending on how long it takes for her to...

    Depending on how long it takes for her to recover.....and how well she recovers.....

    Sorry, I don't think the chances are high. Somebody with little kids to ride her will want her rideable now ,...
  8. I have two of these - no issues so far other than...

    I have two of these - no issues so far other than mild arthritis with the 20 year old (that raced and won until 5, then ran for chuckwagons until 11), and some current body/muscle soreness with the...
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    Kerrits Sit Tight N Warm Winter breech are my new...

    Kerrits Sit Tight N Warm Winter breech are my new favourite winter purchase. Fleece lined, very cozy and comfortable to ride in!
  10. It sound like you know what you have to do. The...

    It sound like you know what you have to do. The fact that you have a friend that you trust to take your horse on is a bonus! Selling your first horse is really hard, and you will miss him, but its...
  11. Thread: Butt high 4yo??

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    Is the "butt-highness" really extreme? If he's a...

    Is the "butt-highness" really extreme? If he's a bit downhill it might not matter - one of my TBs is built slightly downhill, but is so freaking athletic it doesn't matter, at least for jumpers. ...
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    Where in NW BC?

    Sending you a private message - got a taste of eventing in Northwestern Alberta last year and have since moved to Central Interior BC, kind of wondering if we are in similar places and can compare...
  13. This - if she's only riding 2-3 times per month,...

    This - if she's only riding 2-3 times per month, why buy a young horse?

    Wait until the fence is up, like somebody else suggested, I think.
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    So good that you are still going!! You will...

    So good that you are still going!! You will probably get more out of it than you think, and clinicians usually have seen it all and are very accomodating - the good ones just want riders that really...
  15. Thread: Working Student?

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    Working 4 hours a week to get an extra lesson...

    Working 4 hours a week to get an extra lesson hardly seems like taking advantage to me! It's good horsemanship experience - I feel so lucky that when I was a kid (like starting at age 11/12), my...
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    Might not be the reason for bucking, but the...

    Might not be the reason for bucking, but the losing balance thing has happened to me with a couple of different horses - so I thought of it as soon as I read your description :)
  17. OP - I am in a cold climate too, so cannot really...

    OP - I am in a cold climate too, so cannot really cold hose in the winter (indoor arena, but no heated barn/wash area). I highly recommend ice vibe packs. I don't have the ice vibe boots (super...
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    Why not a Portuguese or Spanish sounding name...

    Why not a Portuguese or Spanish sounding name like Fernando or Sergio?
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    Is he possibly losing his balance when you try to...

    Is he possibly losing his balance when you try to circle, after going at a higher speed on a straightaway? Some horses will buck when they feel like they are losing their balance and about to...
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    As with Petrie, you can order tall/wide half...

    As with Petrie, you can order tall/wide half chaps from Cavallo and Koenig.

    I have fairly long calves - I've had Ariat Close Contact and Franco Sarto half chaps that looked good
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    Depending on what your riding goals are going...

    Depending on what your riding goals are going forwards, and how much you mind riding with other disciplines - possibly look at barns that are more western/reining focused but also have some jumps...
  22. Wow! Did you have I-1 in mind when you bought...

    Wow! Did you have I-1 in mind when you bought the horse? Did you look for anything specific conformation wise? Just curious, as I just bought a new off track TB with eventing in mind, but since I...
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    Thanks for all the feedback - appreciate all the...

    Thanks for all the feedback - appreciate all the comments!
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    I don't think I explained myself properly...

    I don't think I explained myself properly regarding straightness - i should have said "not overly bent to the right" - totally get what everyone is saying about true straightness being too hard. ...
  25. This - my old TB gelding is the same way. And if...

    This - my old TB gelding is the same way. And if she goes better with very light/ no contact, what is wrong with riding that way, especially because she is learning? She might always have to be...
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