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    As far as I'm concerned, I'd be happy to compete...

    As far as I'm concerned, I'd be happy to compete with everyone in one large group (open, rider, horse divisions). Then it really means something if you win. I never understood the gripes in the...
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    I wish more people followed these practices.

    I wish more people followed these practices.
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    :yes:

    :yes:
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    I didn't! In fact I started informally looking at...

    I didn't! In fact I started informally looking at new places the 2nd time I found the dry buckets. It's not always easy to find a new place :no: And I wanted to make sure I wasn't going from a bad...
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    No, not every BO. But from my limited experience...

    No, not every BO. But from my limited experience (and probably my bad luck), most I have come across have not been the most honest people I've dealt with. I cannot stand the ones that appear to bend...
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    I was at one place where I constantly found dry...

    I was at one place where I constantly found dry water buckets (horse had 2) in the AM. I had approached the BO several times as non-confrontational as I could...each time she promised to keep an eye...
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    Should have read throught this first. Couldn't...

    Should have read throught this first. Couldn't agree more :yes: Even at some of the most expensive places in the area I've boarded in the past, have experienced the same thing (I was hoping that...
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    I was under the impression that horses should...

    I was under the impression that horses should have either hay or pasture available to them at all times :confused: And that it's not good for their digestive health to go too many hours without...
  9. Minuses: No fitter in my area I've been...

    Minuses: No fitter in my area

    I've been eyeing this saddle for a while too. Where did you get one to try? The only Albions I've ridden in are jump saddles (both I've loved). The comment you made...
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    Saddles that don't hinder shoulder

    I'm having a really tough time finding a dressage saddle that doesn't interfere with my horse's shoulder muscles. Horse has a fairly large stride and shoulder pushes back on the saddle with each...
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    Feed before ride? or after?

    I like to ride first thing in the morning, but have been feeling guilty about riding before my horse gets his breakfast. For those of you that are also early riders, what's your routine? Is it bad...
  12. "cowboys" for breaking/despooking horses?

    Saw another thread on the merrits of cowboys and their ability to despook horses. I'm just wonder what exactly they do differently than "regular" eventing trainers. Do they simply have more...
  13. Thanks for all the replies. I still have a lot of...

    Thanks for all the replies. I still have a lot of things I need to make sure of before I dive into this endeavor. Are there any good books on the subject of raising a young horse? Something that...
  14. A youngster to "play" with?...thinking about getting a baby

    I will be going back to school full time starting this winter. I'm probably not going to have enough "free time" to stay in competition shape. I'm wondering if these next 2-3 years will be a good...
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    Thanks for the responses. I think I'm leaning...

    Thanks for the responses. I think I'm leaning towards Aiken :D

    Since this will be my first time there, I really don't have any contacts in the area. How did you set everything up the first time?...
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    Is Aiken cheaper at the expense of some...

    Is Aiken cheaper at the expense of some significant benefit that Ocala has? Is the weather better in FL? Better trainers? ?
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    going south for the winter

    I'm thinking about heading south with my horse for the winter for 2-3 (maybe 4 if I can come up with the time) weeks. This will be my first winter south, and I need to gather as much info as...
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    :D Thanks for all the replies! and all positive...

    :D Thanks for all the replies! and all positive :)

    I'm a bit worried about the "maxed out" comments. I've only done a few novice events, but all the cx has been pretty uneventful (and I'd like to...
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    Pine Top Thanksgiving HT ?

    I'm thinking about going to Pine Top this year. Anyone know anything about the venue? The good, the not so good, etc? What's the cx course like? Footing? Terraine (steep, rolling, flat) ? Are all...
  20. Photographer?

    Does anyone know who the photographer was at MTPC?
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    Does anyone have more info about this? I searched...

    Does anyone have more info about this? I searched the area III website, but didn't see anything about the clinic.
  22. How do you change your ride between stadium and CX ?

    One of the posters on another thread mentioned that they ride stadium completely differently than they do cx...and I've heard that from various people many times before, just never explored it in...
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    Questions about hay

    Might need to be buying my own hay this winter (for 1 horse) and am wondering how to shop around for the best quality hay? Where do most people buy? What is the average cost? Are there any reputable...
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    Horse Vacation for Eventers ??

    Grandma+mom+dada+me will be taking a 7-10 day vacation this winter for my grandmother's b-day. Everyone has agreed that they would be fine with me doing some horse stuff during the vacation. Only...
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    I think it's supposed to increase circulation,...

    I think it's supposed to increase circulation, which might help reduce edema. Not sure about the cooling of legs...
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