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    Dr. D, thanks a million...we try so hard (both of...

    Dr. D, thanks a million...we try so hard (both of us! He is NOT a packer, not not not...and yet he DOES pack me when I lose it a bit and he has to step up for both of us. I don't know what more you...
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    Oh and PS...

    Two more things I want to mention....

    SADDLE. Makes so much difference. I was all but incapable of jumping with remote effectiveness in my last saddle, which was a very poor fit (way too big and...
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    THANK YOU!

    All, thank you so much for the many thoughtful, interesting replies! I am printing out this thread to think on some things, try to commit some of the (funny AND helpful!) visualizations to memory to...
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    Not even *remotely* classist and no idea why that...

    Not even *remotely* classist and no idea why that would come to mind from "all sorts?"

    It is an incredibly busy place with all SORTS of people, just as yellowbritches said. Lessoners, boarders,...
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    Thanks all for the great suggestions!! ...

    Thanks all for the great suggestions!!

    Janet, that makes sense and I'll pay close attention to that as well. I can see how overcompensating would work in that situation.

    VCT, great ideas and...
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    Because it would be dangerous. When they get...

    Because it would be dangerous.

    When they get wet from the water, if the catch on a jump, etc. I've seen a horse who got heavy, recently watered/dragged sand in their polos and one came undone,...
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    You're over simplifying a good bit, and I can say...

    You're over simplifying a good bit, and I can say as someone who is competing their first season at recognized BN...

    YB has a good description. I would also add, accuracy as very best you can...
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    I don't know anything about their WS program...

    I don't know anything about their WS program personally, but that said, at the barn itself, they cater to a market that may or may not be up your ally. It is a very busy sort of place with all...
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    Please forgive my wordy replies...it's great to...

    Please forgive my wordy replies...it's great to have so many suggestions, thoughts, and ideas! :)



    Thanks, cranky, now that several people have suggested that, I think I'll go up a couple of...
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    I don't have any photos that illustrate it well...

    I don't have any photos that illustrate it well from the correct angle, but here are photos from HT we attended last weekend...
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    Thanks for the advice. Luckily though my...

    Thanks for the advice. Luckily though my position needs a lot of work, my lower body is quite stable and it's very very rare that I hit him in the mouth or ever pull him in front of the jump. I...
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    Jeanette, thanks, this is great...I also wonder...

    Jeanette, thanks, this is great...I also wonder about the length of my stirrups. I DO ride a little longer than I probably should...my guy is a spook and does have a stop, so I think it's a comfort...
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    We bring in and leave in, or keep in if it's a...

    We bring in and leave in, or keep in if it's a threat at night. Sometimes it stinks because they might have had a night of turnout. However, there's no run-ins in my farm's pastures, and no trees. ...
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    Suggestions for improving jumping position

    Hello all, looking for some suggestions or exercises to help improve my jumping position. Even things I could work on while flatting or hacking, because we all know successful flatting makes for...
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    Yes, I do, flatting, jumping, piddling around bareback (oddly enough when my wired pony is at his quietest!). I didn't used to, and switched for no particular reason, but now it feels very odd...
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    We are in Poolesville, so maybe so! Will see if...

    We are in Poolesville, so maybe so! Will see if I can find out...it sounds like the whole visit is a great experience.
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    Does Tina come to Maryland, do you know? Our...

    Does Tina come to Maryland, do you know? Our chiro/massage pro seems to no longer be in the business and I would really like to get my horse started on massage...
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    Next time I will :) Waved and said hello, but...

    Next time I will :) Waved and said hello, but was in a bit of a hurry to get back to the farm and finish up when I realized the time! :)
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    One Day Soon, glad you are okay! Remembering...

    One Day Soon, glad you are okay! Remembering your post, I thought about my studs more, especially after I walked...thanks for the PSA, though wish it had not come the way it did! Hope you're right...
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    We'll be there Sunday afternoon/evening in...well...

    We'll be there Sunday afternoon/evening in...well the predicted storms as well, haha. How...dramatic! ;)

    We're in BN-C, and Slim is a short, sorta round little bay TB with a 'tude. ;) Come say hi...
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    We have one at our farm that has gone Prelim. ...

    We have one at our farm that has gone Prelim. He's very, very nice and an athlete, if an opinionated soul in the tack. On the ground, beautifully easy and a sweet, funny horse. :)
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    YB, these are great points that you and many...

    YB, these are great points that you and many others are making, and you know I almost always agree with you on things. :) That said, I will say there are a few exceptions to the situation...but I...
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    Middleburg, I really like the vaseline idea as...

    Middleburg, I really like the vaseline idea as well and have not tried that! I think I will as we're at that time of year again. I have also bitted up a little to a Wonder Bit for XC (he has a lot...
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    I notice this problem myself in hot, humid,...

    I notice this problem myself in hot, humid, sweaty weather...my little guy's lips peel a bit right where the bit would hit the lips. We don't tend to have this problem in the cooler weather, though....
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    Now THAT'S a couple of good finds! Here's to...

    Now THAT'S a couple of good finds! Here's to their future use! :yes::D

    So sad about the Surrey. I should go by one last time this weekend to visit. :sadsmile: I will miss it a great deal. ...
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