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    You've gotten great info already, but just wanted...

    You've gotten great info already, but just wanted to add my experiences.
    My fabulous AO hunter mare started life as an eventer (was purpose bred for it and did one year with a decent 3-day trainer...
  2. I had issues with that a few years ago with a...

    I had issues with that a few years ago with a green (but not young) wb mare. Turned out she was more comfortable launching off with the one hind leg than the other, and it was primarily a...
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    we're moving to Southern Pines, NC in about 2...

    we're moving to Southern Pines, NC in about 2 weeks. We found a lovely ~10-acre farm with a 3-stall barn and room to add. The property is in an equestrian community, so we can hack down the road to...
  4. I love Edgewood bridles/girth for high-end tack....

    I love Edgewood bridles/girth for high-end tack. A girth is in the $200-300 range, less on ebay. A used Edgewood bridle can be found on ebay for $200-300 (with reins). A bit more for them new...
  5. some good points in above posts. I have a 9yo...

    some good points in above posts. I have a 9yo hanno gelding who had the tie back surgery almost 4 years ago. He was purchased at 2 without any noticiable signs of a problem, but when asked to work a...
  6. If she's willing over trot poles undersaddle,...

    If she's willing over trot poles undersaddle, introducing jumps should be no problem. Just trot a series of poles, then put standard on either end of the last pole which is set a little farther away...
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    Like Sugar Cubes, I found that having two trunks...

    Like Sugar Cubes, I found that having two trunks is the way to go.

    For one, I have the small/light Phoenix West one that Inca linked to. No bandage lid, but it's the perfect show trunk. It's...
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    mine too! I just get that look like it's trying...

    mine too! I just get that look like it's trying to reload or buffer, but it's been 10 mins.... sad face
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    I have nothing new to add, but just to add my...

    I have nothing new to add, but just to add my name to the roster...

    I'm a 30-something (getting uncomfortably close to 40....)
    I'm married but have no kids. Most of the riders at my barn are kids...
  10. CROSSPOST: looking for affordable board near Ft Bragg, NC

    I'm moving to North Caronlina in early/mid July. We'll be living somewhere in the Southern Pines/Raleigh/Raeford/Fayetteville area. I'm looking for something in the aforementioned area with a...
  11. Looking for hunter trainer near Ft Bragg, NC. On a mere-mortal budget.

    I've seen some threads from a few years ago and wanted to see if anyone had any updated information.

    I'm moving to North Caronlina in July. We'll be living somewhere in the Southern...
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    1) would make me pause. For something that's...

    1) would make me pause. For something that's showing at/above the level I want to show at, I *might* consider it. But for something I even might have to resale, no.
    If the horse was in the mid...
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    Surgery went well. The biceps tenodesis was the...

    Surgery went well. The biceps tenodesis was the most significant part of the procedure. I'm wearing the sling only when I'm out of the house or moving a lot. I go back to work on Monday. Thanks for...
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    thanks, both of you! I do have a cold/ice...

    thanks, both of you!

    I do have a cold/ice machine so I do plan to use that (although I hate to be cold).
    I know I will lose general fitness during the recovery period. I'm sure jogging would put...
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    I'm resurrecting this thread! I'm scheduled...

    I'm resurrecting this thread!

    I'm scheduled for (right) shoulder surgery next Tuesday. I have multi-directional instability, some labrum deterioration, and damage to both my RC and biceps tendons....
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    hard to work on this on the lunge. Once he's...

    hard to work on this on the lunge. Once he's getting ridden, it may be easier: depending on how broke and how safe he is, going on on trails with another horse can do wonders for "forward". They're...
  17. I'm almost 5'1 -- in paddock boots My...

    I'm almost 5'1 -- in paddock boots

    My current horses are:
    15.3 big-bodied oldenburg (profile pic) who I do the AO hunters on
    17.3 hanoverian gelding who luckily isn't awfully wide though I...
  18. Most of my tricks have already been stated by...

    Most of my tricks have already been stated by other posters, but I do sympathize! My gray mare is my profile picture.

    I keep her her clipped
    I keep her white tail up in a bag at home
    For...
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    I hugely prefer straight load, for the reasons...

    I hugely prefer straight load, for the reasons many stated above

    1) more head and neck room: my 17.2 wb got crammed in his head and neck when smushed into my old trainer's slant.
    2) easier and...
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    1) a lunge (free or with line) on windy days or...

    1) a lunge (free or with line) on windy days or when you think he might be fresh (I'm a big fan of preemptive lunging, lol)

    2) a grab strap (either attached to the saddle or even a stirrup leather...
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    great news!

    great news!
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    I agree w/ TWH in that every lease situation is...

    I agree w/ TWH in that every lease situation is different, and can be tailored to what works best for the leasee and leasor.
    Here are some generalities though:

    leasing or half leasing a school...
  23. I'm a Matchy Matchy Hoarder. Also a bit of a...

    I'm a Matchy Matchy Hoarder. Also a bit of a Monica....

    wish I were the amazing rider. Funny list :)
  24. I'm 5'1 -- in paddock boots :) My current...

    I'm 5'1 -- in paddock boots :)

    My current horses are a 15.3 big-bodied oldenburg who I feel very comfortable on. And a 17.3 hano gelding who luckily isn't awfully wide. He's a bit long and...
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    My boy was a roarer. He had the tieback surgery...

    My boy was a roarer. He had the tieback surgery almost 4 years ago. He's never had any issues with choking, aspirating, or recurance of the issue. We're careful to minimize his exposure to dust, but...
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