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    FWIW, I used the term "leg into hand" for the...

    FWIW, I used the term "leg into hand" for the sake of brevity. It's obviously a lot more than that, but that wasn't the point of my post so I didn't elaborate much further. I'm not sure if this reply...
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    I disagree. I ride with a local BNT at a top A...

    I disagree. I ride with a local BNT at a top A circuit h/j/big eq barn and not a single one of our horses wears - or needs - a martingale while flatting. It's a large facility with boarders, sale...
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    That was my impression of the OP, too. I've seen...

    That was my impression of the OP, too. I've seen the phenomenon way too much on a lot of "horse welfare" facebook groups...people who have only a very rudimentary riding skillset specifically pull...
  4. Oh goodie, I was wondering when you were going to...

    Oh goodie, I was wondering when you were going to show up on this thread. :rolleyes:
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    No thanks. :lol: :lol: :lol: I love my barn...

    No thanks. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I love my barn and have happily recommended it to others via PM, but I'm disinclined to share it with such a negative person. I have nothing to prove and neither does...
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    Do you EVER stop with your...

    Do you EVER stop with your anti-Chicagoland-hunter/jumper speeches on these threads? Every single time I see somebody looking for a barn recommendation in the area, I sigh because I know you're going...
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    I second everybody's recommendations to pop into...

    I second everybody's recommendations to pop into one of the Ledges shows to check out some of the trainers. The indoor series is definitely much quieter than summertime shows, but you can still meet...
  8. Oh man, there is nothing better than coming home...

    Oh man, there is nothing better than coming home from the barn and discovering drunken houseguests gettin' weird on COTH! YAY!!
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    I've been riding in the Chicagoland h/j scene for...

    I've been riding in the Chicagoland h/j scene for over 20 years and this is plain and simply incorrect. There IS a variety of price ranges with a lot of quality programs that DON'T require full...
  10. Oh for Pete's sake. I was 16 and this was an...

    Oh for Pete's sake. I was 16 and this was an extremely quick, mouthy, grabby horse that would wait eons until you had a split second lapse in attention. I know some people handle their horses 100%...
  11. I have some weird hulking neck that the majority...

    I have some weird hulking neck that the majority of wrap collars don't fit. I can even clench my jaw and pop open magnetic collars, it's horrifying. I gave up buying shirts online, but I found that...
  12. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: That is something...

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    That is something has baffled me every time I've entered the hunter ring over the last, oh, 20-some years. Naked legs, sometimes over fairly large obstacles. After...
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    Same here. I purchased a really nice Vespucci...

    Same here. I purchased a really nice Vespucci hunter bridle on a sale from their outlet and the throatlatch keeper tore clean off during the FIRST use. The 37 noseband keepers (seriously, there were...
  14. So, I rode quite seriously and competitively in...

    So, I rode quite seriously and competitively in the h/j/eq world from 8 until about 18 years of age. I took 10 years off and started back up 4 years ago; once again in a fairly serious capacity...
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    Who cares? Let them show crossrails if they...

    Who cares?

    Let them show crossrails if they want. This sport is supposed to be fun and we're already struggling with an image that isn't attracting droves of new ammies. Why further criticize or...
  16. :lol: To think I've been in h/j-land for 20+...

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    To think I've been in h/j-land for 20+ years and I had no idea we were the cause of all things lameness. Oh the humanity! :winkgrin:
  17. I showed a TB (gasp) with no martingale (double...

    I showed a TB (gasp) with no martingale (double gasp) all last year at some of the biggest AAs in our zone and the freakin' horse won everything. We even went to zone finals and got champ in one...
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    Sure, unless you're an adult with a family, bills...

    Sure, unless you're an adult with a family, bills to pay, a demanding job with demanding hours...unfortunately, some people (myself included) have jobs and responsibilities that will FORCE them to...
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    Not that it really matters, but that's incorrect....

    Not that it really matters, but that's incorrect. A minimum of two direction changes is required - such as outside line-diagonal line-lead change-outside line-diagonal line-lead change; a handy...
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    When Small Junior Hunters became a USEF division...

    When Small Junior Hunters became a USEF division for horses at that height. :winkgrin:
  21. Is there an actual purpose to this thread or are...

    Is there an actual purpose to this thread or are you just here to chastise A circuit h/j competitors?

    I may not post here much, but lurking for years has taught me that lecturing COTHers about the...
  22. Requests sent. I'm mainly a lurker here but...

    Requests sent. I'm mainly a lurker here but followed that thread with great interest. Thanks! :)
  23. Hi! Popping over from h/j land because I saw your...

    Hi! Popping over from h/j land because I saw your title and groaned to myself at the memories. :lol:

    I cracked a few ribs last summer the week before zone finals. At that time, I was riding...
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    Pot, meet kettle. :lol: Your eye is not solid...

    Pot, meet kettle. :lol:

    Your eye is not solid enough to be jumping over 3'0. You could do some serious damage at 4'0 to a nice, honest horse that tries to jump his way out of some of those missed...
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    Oh puh-leeze. I just about never post here, but...

    Oh puh-leeze. I just about never post here, but I've been a lurker on the forums for years and I've also been riding in the Chicagoland area for 20 years. What you've been posting about the "northern...
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