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  1. I agree with Grasshopper, Marsha is exactly who I...

    I agree with Grasshopper, Marsha is exactly who I was going to recommend. I have a friend who sends her babies down there to be started under saddle, and she has always been thrilled with the results.
  2. www.sporthorsenation.com gets a lot of traffic.

    www.sporthorsenation.com gets a lot of traffic.
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    I love the Kerrits Crossover fullseat breeches....

    I love the Kerrits Crossover fullseat breeches. They're plenty grippy for me, and they seem to be very flattering on a variety of body types.
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    My guy is 17.2 but is mostly legs and is not...

    My guy is 17.2 but is mostly legs and is not super deep through the girth area. I'm only 5'4" and don't feel too small on him.
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    I'm not a huge fan of either of the training...

    I'm not a huge fan of either of the training level tests. I've never understood why in Training Test B they ask for a canter lengthening into a stretchy trot circle into a trot lengthening. It seems...
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    FWIW, my accident happened on a completely clear...

    FWIW, my accident happened on a completely clear day, in the middle of the afternoon, and we hadn't had rain in awhile so the roads were completely dry. I was also on a busy interstate in between the...
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    My initial reaction is no no no. I had an...

    My initial reaction is no no no. I had an absolutely horrific accident pulling a 2 horse Featherlite with a Tahoe. It was one of those situations where it wasn't a problem until it was. I had the...
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    I'm another one that's going to vouch for...

    I'm another one that's going to vouch for cllane1!! She's super insightful and would be a great connection to have. If you ever need a change of pace we have a great event barn just down the...
  9. I was going to suggest the polo wrap, but...

    I was going to suggest the polo wrap, but baxtersmom beat me to it. It works great for the ones who are slightly lazy with their hind ends by reminding them to keep bringing those legs forward.

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  10. I agree with whoever said the Happy Mouth gives a...

    I agree with whoever said the Happy Mouth gives a completely different feel. My guy just leans on the Happy Mouth but goes beautifully in either the Duo or the Nathe. In my opinion the Duo is...
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    My hands down favorite place is King and Duke in...

    My hands down favorite place is King and Duke in Buckhead. It's not specifically southern, but their pimento cheese hush puppies are to die for!! They also have a burger called "The Duke", and I...
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    You definitely still have horsey friends in...

    You definitely still have horsey friends in Bama!! :yes:
  13. The mare has nothing on her usea record so I'm...

    The mare has nothing on her usea record so I'm assuming this was her first event. Novice seems like a good place to start!! It must have been a stunning test. Congrats to her!!
  14. Love love love the one from Bobby's!!

    Love love love the one from Bobby's!!
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    According to his USEA record he's a '98 model...

    According to his USEA record he's a '98 model which would make him 17 this year not 15. They also have his sire listed as Idol and not Ideal. :confused:
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    I believe the OP is in Australia where...

    I believe the OP is in Australia where Preliminary dressage is roughly equivalent to our Training level. Anyways, an 81% at any level is fantastic. Sounds like it was a lovely test!!
  17. We don't ship our horses loose, but our Adam's...

    We don't ship our horses loose, but our Adam's 2+1 trailer is configured for the horses to ride backwards. They load up the side ramp and then enter the stalls facing out the back of the trailer....
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    Jimmy Wofford has a wonderful book called "Modern...

    Jimmy Wofford has a wonderful book called "Modern Gymnastics". It's fabulous and has lots of grid exercises.
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    http://www.valhallatrakehner.com Valhalla is in...

    http://www.valhallatrakehner.com
    Valhalla is in Wellborn, Florida.
  20. Thread: Quintus 54

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    It looks like he was dabbling in the jumpers last...

    It looks like he was dabbling in the jumpers last year. The last show recorded with the USEF was in October of last year.
  21. In terms of flexibility in the bit, I find the...

    In terms of flexibility in the bit, I find the nathe to be the most flexible. I ride my guy in one every now and then when I want to encourage him to seek a more even contact. He and I have a left...
  22. Have you considered spending a few days in...

    Have you considered spending a few days in Ireland? It's a quick, cheap flight from England and the place is crawling with super nice horses. I may be biased though as this is what we did and where...
  23. Love love love the Cocosoya!! They make a...

    Love love love the Cocosoya!! They make a powdered form that my horse gets in his smartpaks. I've heard that the powder isn't as good as the oil, but it keeps weight on my guy and his coat is slick...
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    I agree with PonyPenny. Either he's hurting...

    I agree with PonyPenny. Either he's hurting somewhere or has just decided it's ok to ignore you. If you've ruled out pain as the cause then it's time to start looking at training issues. It sounds...
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    You guys look like a great team and I think...

    You guys look like a great team and I think everything your coach said sounds right on!! You look pretty solid in the tack from what I could see. The only suggestion I might have is to stretch up and...
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