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    I'd go with the 81. My horse wears an 81 in...

    I'd go with the 81. My horse wears an 81 in Horseware but a 78 in Weatherbeeta. The Horze sheet he used to have was an 81 and besides the belly straps being way too long it was a good fit.
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    I usually stick to flatwork if it's below 10F. ...

    I usually stick to flatwork if it's below 10F. I'll ride until about -10F and at that temperature it's just a glorified power walk. My horse will start being stupid on the ground if he's not...
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    I have a dark bay, and he looks great in black...

    I have a dark bay, and he looks great in black although I do prefer black with a brighter trim color. If I'm using his all black saddle pad I sometimes get "where's your pad?" comments. Unless it's...
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    Agree with the above posts. Keep your leg...

    Agree with the above posts. Keep your leg underneath you and engage your core muscles to hold yourself up off the horse's back. I also noticed in your video that you tend to drop your shoulders...
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    I agree with this 100%. A "broke" horse can...

    I agree with this 100%. A "broke" horse can still be green in another discipline. It's not really a term I use very often without some kind of classification like "ranch broke" or "green broke."
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    It's all in how well-maintained the tractor is. ...

    It's all in how well-maintained the tractor is. Not sure of the exact hours on the tractors I've driven, but I've driven some that are 30+ years old and still running well because they were...
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    I'm supporting a horse on around $30k/year before...

    I'm supporting a horse on around $30k/year before taxes. Not going to lie, it's hard. I live in a very inexpensive area for both rent and board and I'm budgeted to the last dollar. I rarely eat...
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    Mine is a coming 13 y.o. TB gelding. 16.3, dark...

    Mine is a coming 13 y.o. TB gelding. 16.3, dark bay with almost no white. Today is the 10th anniversary of his only win on the track. He's a lovely ride--forward and light but not overly so. ...
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    I have the Sportage, matte black XL. I...

    I have the Sportage, matte black XL. I previously had an IRH SSV in 7 3/8 long oval and a Uvex in their biggest size. My Tipperary fits fairly similarly to the IRH although it's not as attractive...
  10. IME your cleaning strategy depends on how dirty...

    IME your cleaning strategy depends on how dirty the leather is. The last super grubby thing I cleaned/restored was a ~40 year old Hereford western saddle that hadn't been touched since it was bought...
  11. I've seen my horse watch a combine and a herd of...

    I've seen my horse watch a combine and a herd of buffalo, but not a plane. Crop dusters just aren't interesting to him.
  12. Or you can do what I did with my first horse's...

    Or you can do what I did with my first horse's Rambo fleece and just take the straps off.....the longer sides that connect in the front are great for tucking yourself in.
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  13. My horse has 5 turnout blankets--2 no fill...

    My horse has 5 turnout blankets--2 no fill sheets, 2 mediums, 1 heavy with neck cover. He also has 2 stable blankets, 3 cotton sheets, 2 coolers, and 2 quarter sheets.......yes, I have a problem. ...
  14. High level competition horse?

    High level competition horse?
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    It really depends on your boarding options, I...

    It really depends on your boarding options, I think. I've never actually owned my own barn, but I've spent the last 15 years working in barns and handling livestock so I've had total control over my...
  16. How are his teeth? Also, what types of feed are...

    How are his teeth? Also, what types of feed are available in your area?

    I liked my hard keeper of a TB on Triple Crown Senior. Ultium is a close second. You might consider adding something like...
  17. Agreed on both counts, although Vetwrap and...

    Agreed on both counts, although Vetwrap and Absorbine seem to be more cost effective (really, just more effective in general) than the human counterparts. And your husband has the right idea about...
  18. Horse products that non-horsey people use

    Actual text from my non-horsey mother:

    "I'm out of Vetwrap. Can you give me directions to Rick's?"

    I've also introduced her to Absorbine liniment and those cheap pebble grip cotton gloves for...
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    I had a lovely ride in the indoor (too icy for...

    I had a lovely ride in the indoor (too icy for trails). No one else was at the barn so I sang along to my favorite Spotify playlist. It was cloudy but warm for South Dakota--above freezing, anyway....
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    I wouldn't. Hand stitching that will hold up to...

    I wouldn't. Hand stitching that will hold up to pasture play is really hard. It could also put the surcingles in a weird spot and you would probably have to shorten those as well. Does it fit your...
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    I clip the underside of the jaw and bridlepath...

    I clip the underside of the jaw and bridlepath religiously because I hate when the hair gets stuck in the bridle. Ears get taco'ed because my horse has plaques and I like leaving the extra...
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    Get back up to jumping 3' without wanting to...

    Get back up to jumping 3' without wanting to barf. I was jumping that earlier this summer but had a few bad jump schools and a fall that knocked my confidence a lot. Just a single fence would be...
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    These are my favorites. I hate gloves but since...

    These are my favorites. I hate gloves but since I live in South Dakota they're pretty necessary. Not too $$$ and give a nice feel of the reins.
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  24. Thread: Wind Chill?

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    I always blanket according to wind chill unless...

    I always blanket according to wind chill unless my horse is going to be inside. I have a TB so blankets are our friends.
  25. I spent the last 2 1/2 years riding exclusively...

    I spent the last 2 1/2 years riding exclusively outside in all kinds of weather (cattle ranch, no ring of any sort besides a flat area where I set up some jumps). So yes, this is important to me. ...
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