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  1. Thread: Bit Help!

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    Thank you for the link to that other discussion!...

    Thank you for the link to that other discussion! For some reason the search feature wasn't working for me yesterday, so couldn't find any previous topics.
    After finally being able to search threads...
  2. Thread: Bit Help!

    by kbear
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    Bit Help!

    I have a very lovely 5yo hunter gelding, who has come along very nicely. He is super soft, supple and easy when flatting, but can get a touch strong once we start jumping. 80% of the time he is soft...
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    Its not a test to simply see if people are...

    Its not a test to simply see if people are cheating, the FEI is saying it is a test to see if the animal is "fit to compete with no harm". So even if it is a nick that wasn't caused on purpose, they...
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    He's a normal-sized horse, with a normal stride....

    He's a normal-sized horse, with a normal stride. It will be outside, so the we will be on a flow.

    I have heard that you should cut the landing/take off distance in half, but keep the striding the...
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    Striding for smaller fences

    Quick question:
    What would be the proper length (in feet) of a 2, 3 and 4 stride line for fences that won't be set above 3 ft?
    I'm used to walking/setting for jumps 3' plus, and am having a bit of...
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    Tipperary does. I fell off in the winter, and...

    Tipperary does.
    I fell off in the winter, and my tack store told me to call Tipp directly. I called and emailed them a copy of my receipt, and that same day they sent out a new helmet for a...
  7. Charlie was in an FEI class. OP mentioned USEF. ...

    Charlie was in an FEI class. OP mentioned USEF.

    Seems USEF holds trainer/owner responsible and not rider, while FEI holds trainer/owner/rider responsible.
  8. Considering that Andy has been out of human...

    Considering that Andy has been out of human contact for so long and has changed to a "wild" mentality as the experts say happens to runaways, what happens when Andy is returned to his owners? Will he...
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    Don't you just love those days?? :)

    Don't you just love those days??
    :)
  10. Do you need the boots on in the first place? I...

    Do you need the boots on in the first place?
    I am a huge fan of leaving legs bare as much as possible, unless it is absolutely necessary. If boots are necessary, I dont like to use Neoprene, as it...
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    My 4yo TB is currently learning to use his back &...

    My 4yo TB is currently learning to use his back & hind end, plus other basic flat work. Rounding up at the canter was a bit of an issue with him, but last week he decided it is much easier than...
  12. I just posted in the other helmet thread about...

    I just posted in the other helmet thread about this helmet.
    I have a black T2, and i LOVE it. It is comfortable, lightweight and keeps my head cool. (I am also going to be showing the A circuit...
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    I have the black T2 and Love it! I am also a...

    I have the black T2 and Love it!
    I am also a Hunter rider, and will be showing in it this summer on the A circuit.
    I've also seen a few pros in my area wearing it as they bounce from hunter ring...
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    USEF Network says it starts back up at 7pm EST...

    USEF Network says it starts back up at 7pm EST tonight :)
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    Is Charlie Jane's Athena a pony?? She looks tiny!

    Is Charlie Jane's Athena a pony?? She looks tiny!
  16. Thread: Proud Mom!

    by kbear
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    *Update*

    I am so excited about the potential with this guy!! He's really started to round out, and he is moving like a little daisy cutter!
    We have been taking the jumping thing very slow, and keeping them...
  17. Thread: When to clip?

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    Awesome...thanks! Looks like I'll be clipping...

    Awesome...thanks! Looks like I'll be clipping whenever I get the time (and motivation) to do it

    :)
  18. Thread: When to clip?

    by kbear
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    When to clip?

    When would be the best time to clip for the Spring? (I'm from Ontario, Canada).
    My horse doesn't have a big heavy coat, as he was clipped at the beginning of winter and has been pretty heavily...
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    I have a long ovals shaped head, and have the new...

    I have a long ovals shaped head, and have the new T-Series helmet (T2). It is SO comfy and so breathable...i love it!

    You should definitely try one if you haven't already!
  20. Thread: GPA vs IRH

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    Another affordable helmet you can try is the new...

    Another affordable helmet you can try is the new T-Series helmet. I have the T2 and it is awesome!
    Super breathable (I can literally feel the air coming in through the vents as I ride!) and is by...
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    Baby Green Eligibility

    Does anyone know what divisions won't effect a horse's Baby Green eligibility for the next year?
    I have been told many differing things, but can't seem to get a straight answer.
    Is there anywhere...
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    Thanks! That seems to be more geared towards...

    Thanks!

    That seems to be more geared towards the time directly after surgery? He is about 2 months post-op, and everything is healed - i.e the incision healed with these hernias poking out.
    Will...
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    Hernia Belly Band

    A friend of mine's older horse (22) recently had major colic surgery.
    His stomach and incision have healed, but ultrasound showed earlier this week that he has some major hernias along the incision...
  24. Thread: New Helmet Rule

    by kbear
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    New Helmet Rule

    I have scoured the rulebook on usef.org, but cannot find the new US regulations for helmet use in Dressage competition?
    Is it that a certain level and under have to wear approved helmets?
    I know in...
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    Did not call the vet, as it seemed to be...

    Did not call the vet, as it seemed to be something minor. We put him on Apo Sulfatrim, as that is our normal protocol for minor infections. I've experienced things like this before and the vet always...
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