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    foam deflects the shock back into the horse- not...

    foam deflects the shock back into the horse- not good
    wool will help absorb the shock - good
    foam is heat inducing- not good
    wool will not produce heat- good.
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    As near as I can tell, most of these...

    As near as I can tell, most of these breech"designers" don't ride and have little concept that riding actually involves physical activity and skill.
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    The whole NH fad makes me ill but just points...

    The whole NH fad makes me ill but just points out how gullible the public can really be. They would rather play with carrot sticks and giant beach balls than actually lose 50 lbs and learn to ride...
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    the bigeest issue I have had with the larger...

    the bigeest issue I have had with the larger horses on trails is getting my knees
    scraped between trees.
    I have never heard of a warmblood competing in endurance;that sport seems to be dominated by...
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    love it !

    love it !
  6. Thread: Custom Blankets?

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    http://www.thealpacahorse.com

    http://www.thealpacahorse.com
  7. I bought mine as a 3 yr.old. He never raced but...

    I bought mine as a 3 yr.old. He never raced but was in training at the track. I got to Prix.St George I-1
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    sloppy,imo.

    sloppy,imo.
  9. Thread: Low rise breeches

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    Poll: Hate them beyond all hate. Wear Tropical Riders...

    Hate them beyond all hate.
    Wear Tropical Riders now almost exclusively.
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    we just got a 36cm Duett for one of our schoolies...

    we just got a 36cm Duett for one of our schoolies and I can describe it as "a coffee table with stirrups". Impossible for anyone who knows anything to ride in.
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    define "school halt"

    define "school halt"
  12. Thread: Foam vs. wool

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    wool - all the way.

    wool - all the way.
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    I agree- a black dog and pepper spray -or a tazer

    I agree- a black dog and pepper spray -or a tazer
  14. hmmm- sounds like the modern day German Shephard...

    hmmm- sounds like the modern day German Shephard dog...high front end,lower angulated hind end... = hock,si injections early on.
  15. as explained by Exploding POny_ READ THE...

    as explained by Exploding POny_ READ THE RULES,folks, before offering an opinion. The rule book is on line. Go to the Dressage Section.
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    Any horse can "do" dressage;it is a question of...

    Any horse can "do" dressage;it is a question of how well and to what degree(level).
    IMO, her hind leg is too straight from the stifle through the gaskin. You want good angulation in that area.
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    Buy and feed your own extra hay, if you can.That...

    Buy and feed your own extra hay, if you can.That way you know your horse is getting it. Don't assume that "they" will feed "their" hay as extra hay.I have had to do this for years until recently.The...
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    Ballet dancers(ie, humans) have a lot more muscle...

    Ballet dancers(ie, humans) have a lot more muscle in their lower legs.The les warmers are for the muscles. Horses are nearly all tendon and ligaments from the knee down.
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    lemme see- Poltroon,you're from California,...

    lemme see- Poltroon,you're from California, right?... well here in the Northeast we appreciate ANY insulation, as it really does impede the wind.
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    AND you could put INSULATION !! inside the...

    AND you could put INSULATION !! inside the pallets and cover the inside and outside walls with cheaper(is such a thing exists) plywood. I think it is a great concept- esp. for hay,pasture pony,goats,...
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    Wraps do not provide support. If they did, you...

    Wraps do not provide support. If they did, you would have to wrap them so tight you would"bow" a tendon. But they do offer a cushion against some interferring. I use good quality polos but may go yo...
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    Just got my Toasties last week and I have worn...

    Just got my Toasties last week and I have worn them every day.Hate to even take them off when I am home. They do run a little big(what a pleasant change !) but I don't care. I put on my fleece lined...
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    I have a Passier Baum that I bought new in 1977...

    I have a Passier Baum that I bought new in 1977 and I still ride in it daily. It can fit a myriad of horse types. Think of it as a close-contact dressage saddle..
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    Tropical Rider Toasties Clarino full seat. Luv...

    Tropical Rider Toasties Clarino full seat. Luv them !!!!
  25. Middleburg Tack Exchange, Middleburg, Va....

    Middleburg Tack Exchange, Middleburg, Va.
    Extremely honest people.
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