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  1. Another enabler here. Arty looks like an insane...

    Another enabler here. Arty looks like an insane amount of fun. More is good as long as you have the time and some oops money...
  2. Highflyer, good point. My current horse does...

    Highflyer, good point. My current horse does exactly that. Hops over narrow water rather than go through, but happily canters (or jumps, as he has started schooling T) right into xc water.
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    OK, thanks for that link. I think that trak might...

    OK, thanks for that link. I think that trak might be asking a lot within a month of now...
    and that water crossing at 2 -- that's what got all the prelim folks the year I tried to move up there (for...
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    And Winding Down, Wintergreen would be awesome...

    And Winding Down, Wintergreen would be awesome but it is such a long and unpleasant drive from us that I haven't been in a long time....
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    Hmm. Food for thought everyone. I am based at...

    Hmm. Food for thought everyone. I am based at Waredaca so can school everything there. Marlborough might indeed be friendlier. Pony loves the water.
    Thanks all! I will consult the omnibus and my...
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    Area II peeps: Loudon (fall) training?

    So, beginning the process of moving up from Novice- did the Training at Full Moon's unrecognized yesterday (mostly - went HC and did not quite conquer the trakhener, choosing to move on instead)....
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    I think that's really it. What do you want,...

    I think that's really it. What do you want, within the context of what you have (that is, current horse and x dollars)?
    Among your options are selling this horse to increase your budget, keeping...
  8. I suspect their response to heat is part genetic...

    I suspect their response to heat is part genetic and part conditioning - certainly gradually increasing their exposure and exertion in summer helps a lot, but some will always be more sensitive than...
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    For anyone reading this - it can progress. I had...

    For anyone reading this - it can progress. I had a friend who had this happen to her horse. It got worse and worse despite antibiotics, Eventually a necrotic piece of vein had to be surgically...
  10. I had a draft cross on the market 3 years ago -...

    I had a draft cross on the market 3 years ago - 17 h, 9 years old. NO maintenance, NO sioundness issues. Super sweet on the ground and an uncomplicated ride in every way. Showing 2nd level and well...
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    I think they mean on a controlled substance...

    I think they mean on a controlled substance solely for the purposes of "regular work" and not to treat an actual medical problem.
    Making a young horse "more focussed" using drugs isn't fixing a...
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    It mostly matters to you - if it bothers you...

    It mostly matters to you - if it bothers you enough to make it all match, make it all match. It won't matter in competition...
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    Yep. I had the absolute horse of a lifetime for...

    Yep.
    I had the absolute horse of a lifetime for 10 years, until I lost him at 20 to a pasture accident this spring. He was someone else's gorgeous horse-I-dreamed-of ...that she just couldn't ride....
  14. Better thick than thin....

    Better thick than thin....
  15. I should note that among the people who love the...

    I should note that among the people who love the mohawk (see the most recent pic in my "little brother" link) are the dressage judges I've ridden for at events. Plus NO BRAIDING FOR SHOWS. If he has...
  16. Or roach it. My draft cross is sporting a little...

    Or roach it. My draft cross is sporting a little mohawk right now and everyone loves it :D
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    I'd give them a call. Generally you get a quote...

    I'd give them a call. Generally you get a quote based on percentage of value - say 3% of value for a dressage horse, 4% if eventing Prelim or higher, etc (I made those numbers up, but it does vary...
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    Yep. Volunteer, and groom (grooming basically...

    Yep. Volunteer, and groom (grooming basically means helping the rider prep for each phase - gives you a great idea of how the day flows and what the sort entails).

    Do find an eventing instructor....
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    EMO is another company, based in Warrenton VA,...

    EMO is another company, based in Warrenton VA, that does a lot of business with horse owners. They are all horse people.
    This is a little bit of a personal decision - I have had horses who never...
  20. Staff can also include groundskeepers or...

    Staff can also include groundskeepers or facilities managers - at our events our facilities manager is on hand to tow people out of a muddy parking field with the tractor, head out on course in a 4...
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    I have used EMO and been very happy. I have now...

    I have used EMO and been very happy. I have now had 2 mortality claims over the past 10 years, and they've been good to deal with.
  22. Well, first of all they run BN-I, which is pretty...

    Well, first of all they run BN-I, which is pretty unusual. In addition to attracting riders at all those levels it is a draw for upper level riders running I who may then bring students.
    Then there...
  23. I think Winding Down gave you really good advice....

    I think Winding Down gave you really good advice. My young horse was a super hot tamale in the ring and on XC when he was greener and we spent a year doing lots of very quiet trotting of small...
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    I've had 2 pairs of the dover pro ones for a...

    I've had 2 pairs of the dover pro ones for a zillion years. Hold up very well, easy on, easy off, fit lots of different horses.
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    My saddle fitter recommended a Thorowgood for my...

    My saddle fitter recommended a Thorowgood for my retired horse (who needed a sort of all purpose saddle once he was no longer doing serious work). It's very nice for the price, well balanced and well...
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