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    Thank you! Now everything's figured out and I am...

    Thank you!
    Now everything's figured out and I am leasing after all due to my great trainer making the $$ work.
  2. Right, I went with the First Lady because it had...

    Right, I went with the First Lady because it had a better shape for me than the Speed Air since I wanted to stick with GPA, but still not right. I haven't tried the Samshield on but I have tried on...
  3. GPA vs. Samshield Helmets (Poorly Fitted Helmet)

    I currently own a GPA First Lady helmet despite the fact that Dover Saddlery didn't fit me right.

    After purchasing the helmet in the correct size I didn't realize until my trainer said something...
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    No, I'm not. Im simply asking about the different...

    No, I'm not. Im simply asking about the different types of leather and how they wear since I'm going to go with something used
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    CWD Saddles: Leather preferences

    Hi, I was wondering if those of you who own CWD Sellier saddles could tell me the leather which they prefer most, how it wears etc. I was wondering about the grain vs. the full calf with the...
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    No, I have yet to start looking at colleges....

    No, I have yet to start looking at colleges. That's something to consider since my parents (my dad specifically) wants me to look at going down south!
  7. The base price for a new CWD with grain leather...

    The base price for a new CWD with grain leather is $4500 and for full calf it's $5,500. Not sure about Buffalo, but their used saddles are usually around $3500.
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    Thank you! After a night of balling my eyes out...

    Thank you! After a night of balling my eyes out coming to the harsh reality that I wouldn't be able to do what I really want to because my parents don't have enough financial backing, I've turned...
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    Thanks so much for the advise! Glad to know I'm...

    Thanks so much for the advise!
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who is in this position. Like you said it's only natural to want the things that the more advanced and lucky riders have- I do feel...
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    I'm sure that a feud could come out of something...

    I'm sure that a feud could come out of something like that; short of the long of it everybody's families are different and deal with situations differently. It can happen Im sure.

    Im aware that...
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    Right! I'm trying not to forget that once I turn...

    Right! I'm trying not to forget that once I turn 18, it isn't over. And for me that's pretty soon since I'm aging out in October.
    The trainer I'm actually with right who owns the barn focuses on...
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    Right! Which is why I'm thinking maybe my best...

    Right! Which is why I'm thinking maybe my best bet is to lesson, and ask to jump up more given that's really the best option for me where I'll get the most bang for my buck. Although I am not...
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    That's completely true, but as I said earlier, no...

    That's completely true, but as I said earlier, no way out of my parents pocket will they ever buy me a horse.
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    It is a possibility, depending on the student's...

    It is a possibility, depending on the student's level and the trainers comfort zone allowing them to do so.
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    At my current barn I am lessoning on their show...

    At my current barn I am lessoning on their show horses (as suggested by the barn owner so that I could get more out of my lessons than with the limited schooling horses), which are personally owned...
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    No, not onto of the $450.

    No, not onto of the $450.
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    About 8 lessons per month, 2 lessons a week.

    About 8 lessons per month, 2 lessons a week.
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    That's a good question--Board at the barn I used...

    That's a good question--Board at the barn I used to ride at is $900 per month, and they don't have a fancy show program but do go to shows like South Shore Horsemen's Council, Cape Cod Hunter, Field...
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    This lease would be different because it is not...

    This lease would be different because it is not the barn owner who owns the horse, it is a personal owner. I have never leased a personally owned horse, besides the horses owned by the barn owner.
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    Riding Expenses: Revised

    So, since my last post "Help: Handling riding expenses $$" got a lot of activity, I've decided to make another with revision.

    (If you're unfamiliar with that post, I'd suggest you go take a look...
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    I will ask around and look into it! And thanks,...

    I will ask around and look into it!
    And thanks, I will talk to my trainer about MHC and New Englands! I think that if I can show her that I really want this, then maybe she can help me with making...
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    Thanks so much for the advise! Now that you said...

    Thanks so much for the advise!
    Now that you said all that, it was a slap in the face (along with a lot of other posts on here) but you're right- I'm going to keep my perfectly fine show coat, and...
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    Whoops, well goes to show how much I know about...

    Whoops, well goes to show how much I know about eventing..
    Lessons are not what my parents are worried about- it's lease and show fees. As far as that goes yes, the barn employs students to help...
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    Thanks for the great advise, what you said in the...

    Thanks for the great advise, what you said in the first paragraph I am definitely going to do.

    Like I said earlier, I don't at all expect to make it to the Malays, my main goal is to get my feet...
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    No, it's something I haven't considered. I know...

    No, it's something I haven't considered. I know people who do Eventing but I just can't see myself in any other discipline than English.
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