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    I can do either. Leaning towards pulling with...

    I can do either. Leaning towards pulling with tractor to get more power and versatility. I am just balking at the $3,000 plus price tags!!
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    True except that the ring already has a lot of...

    True except that the ring already has a lot of side to side pitch so with the footing built up in the middle, the pitch from there to the low side is too much!!
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    I think it is a bit of both. There is a decent...

    I think it is a bit of both. There is a decent pitch to the arena and I know we have lost material along the low side. However, I also believe footing has built up in the middle. (When first...
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    Arena drags and eliminating crowning?

    I have read most of the "arena drag" threads. Folks seem to love the Arena Rascal Pro and I am considering it. However, I want to do as much research as possible and see if there are less expensive...
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    Thanks everyone - I am pretty excited! We are...

    Thanks everyone - I am pretty excited! We are going to our next show in May and hope to improve. At least the ring will be outside and we wont have to ride right on top of the judge and various...
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    First Show With New Pony!

    So, I have not posted here since I finally made a decision and purchased a new pony about four months ago. I spent a long time looking and posted here on a number of prospects getting good feedback....
  7. Custom Saddlery Icon Coda and polyflex trees?

    Hello - Well, I found my sport pony prospect and not surprisingly, he does not fit my Haffie's ridiculously wide Black Country saddle. The owner of my trainer's barn had the CS fitter out so I tried...
  8. That's awesome! Congratulations!! I can feel your...

    That's awesome! Congratulations!! I can feel your excitement in your words. Its such motivation when you have those lightbulb moments and get positive feedback. I would love to see pics and/or...
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    Wow, what a game little girl and cool pony!! ...

    Wow, what a game little girl and cool pony!! Thank you for the link - made my day!!
  10. Awesome, thank you! Purchasing a horse is so...

    Awesome, thank you! Purchasing a horse is so stressful!! I am not from that area and cannot be at the vetting so I want to be sure I do my due diligence. Thanks again!
  11. Using New Bolton Ambulatory Practice for PPE?

    Hello - I am trying to arrange a PPE for a dressage prospect in Coatesville, Pa. I am considering using the New Bolton ambulatory practice (Dr Boyle or Dr Smith). I was just wondering if anyone...
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    You could try the Connecticut Equestrian Center. ...

    You could try the Connecticut Equestrian Center. http://www.connecticutequestriancenter.com/ The lead trainer there is an event rider so she teaches dressage as well as cross country jumping. Off...
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    Well, as a fellow nerve wracked AA, I can...

    Well, as a fellow nerve wracked AA, I can commiserate!! I don't have any great advice, but what I will try to work on are things that will make me feel more secure like my own fitness and practicing...
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    Well, as an AA who has tried to look for a well...

    Well, as an AA who has tried to look for a well started dressage prospect under 16h I have found it very difficult!! I think it is a combination of the fact that most purpose bred dressage horses...
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    You might want to check out...

    You might want to check out http://www.usdf.org/about/contact/certified-instructors.asp?regionpass=8&Typepass=Instructors for a list of USDF certified instructors in region 8. Also, if you go to...
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    Interesting discussion. I recently lost about 25...

    Interesting discussion. I recently lost about 25 pounds and am down to a size 4. I have much better stamina and strength now from all the exercise. I do notice that in some saddles, its like my...
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    I would be interested in recommendations on this...

    I would be interested in recommendations on this topic as well. You could try contacting Lendon Gray as she has been a big supporter of ponies in dressage.
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    I am not a Haflinger breeder (yet :) .....), but...

    I am not a Haflinger breeder (yet :) .....), but I do own an AHR registered Haflinger mare and have become very fond of the breed. I have a lot of respect for the AHR breeders who are working to...
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    Wow! Thank you all - there is great information...

    Wow! Thank you all - there is great information here and food for thought. I know many people are happy with home made chain link type drags, but as jimc mentioned, I have a hard time seeing how...
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    Arena Rascal, Riata Rake II, Handozer????

    We just brought in the sand for my outdoor and I realize that I really don't have a proper drag. It is a sand clay mix and after being pushed around by the Bobcat, it is packed fairly firmly. We...
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    That's what I thought! I don't have a lot of...

    That's what I thought! I don't have a lot of experience with the product, but I did think that they would come into heat within a few days of being taken off it. I guess I will just keep her on it....
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    Regumate - 2 weeks on, 1 week off?

    Hello! We decided to try my mare on Regumate this spring because she got very tense in her back as she started to cycle and more distracted in her work. It does seem to help. My vet said it can be...
  23. I think we are going to go with 6" stone dust...

    I think we are going to go with 6" stone dust after compaction, so it may start out as 7-8". SO, the idea is to strip off 8" of topsoil, lay down the fabric, bring in enough stone dust to end up...
  24. Outdoor arena plan - Does this sound right?

    I am looking for some COTH wisdom, advice. We are breaking ground on our outdoor arena (Big Yea!!) We are following a plan that was provided to us a couple years back by a contractor. This will be...
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    I have a Duett foxhunter saddle. As it settled...

    I have a Duett foxhunter saddle. As it settled in, I noticed it was moving around alot and just never felt right. I had a saddle fitter look at it thinking it just needed to be adjusted to my...
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