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  1. I used to get knee pain and numb ankles when I...

    I used to get knee pain and numb ankles when I would do a lot of 2-point work in my regular fillis irons. I'm someone who tries to stick to traditional tack as often as possible, but after riding in...
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    If you like the balance of the Ashland, you'll...

    If you like the balance of the Ashland, you'll likely like the balance of a Pessoa. For a more forward flap, look for a Legacy Event XP (has the interchangeable gullet plate). Super comfortable...
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    Totally up to you! My horse has one bridle (brown...

    Totally up to you! My horse has one bridle (brown Micklem) that he wears with both his black dressage saddle and faded to heck brown jumping saddle. My jumping get up is all mismatched browns. I'm...
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    Yes, the long flap is too long. The projection...

    Yes, the long flap is too long. The projection (forwardness) fits, but the length does not.
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    Because dealers only have certain sizes and...

    Because dealers only have certain sizes and configurations available for test rides.
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    Prestige saddle flap projection

    So I've finally found a saddle that fits my horse almost like a glove and fits my leg quite well! The Prestige Sinead (aka the X Advanced). The test ride saddle is a 17" with a +2 long flap. The flap...
  7. Thread: Scandalous Bit Type

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    same!! haha

    same!! haha
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    I use higher standards soap on mine and to...

    I use higher standards soap on mine and to polish/shine them up before shows I've used black Leather CPR.
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    Your needs for a saddle for low level eventing...

    Your needs for a saddle for low level eventing should not differ from your needs in a saddle for your jumper activities. Since you already jump, you likely already have preferences about seat depth,...
  10. Website for Eventing Professional - What do you want to know?

    I am assisting a professional eventer friend in rebuilding her website. Her business is primarily instruction and coaching and less about sales horses. The website will be used to give standard...
  11. I entered the Scarlet Apple Horse Trials in Mass...

    I entered the Scarlet Apple Horse Trials in Mass all online and it was SO nice and easy!! They accepted payment through PayPal and had the ability for you to upload a scanned version of your Coggins...
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    I wonder if that was my friend. She withdrew her...

    I wonder if that was my friend. She withdrew her horse after warming up for dressage and him feeling just a bit nqr. She's a fantastic horse woman who has been doing this long enough to know it's...
  13. Thread: Toughest phone case

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    Back when I had an iPhone, I had a Lifeproof and...

    Back when I had an iPhone, I had a Lifeproof and it was great. The Otterbox always got too much dust and crap inside the case and I was constantly taking it apart to clean it. I will echo the comment...
  14. I donated my horse to UNH in 2007. While I've had...

    I donated my horse to UNH in 2007. While I've had some regrets over the years (she was a really nice horse, but I was going through a rough period in life and I didn't know how to ride her worth...
  15. Forward flap saddle suggestions (I hate saddle shopping!!)

    So, much to my dismay, I am saddle shopping again. Last fall I purchased a brand new Albion Kontrol (flat forward model) for my new OTTB. It has full front gussets and fits him beautifully. Me? Not...
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    I work full time, care for 4 horses "at home" (my...

    I work full time, care for 4 horses "at home" (my grandparents' barn 6 miles down the road), and ride my two boys 5-6 days/week. In the winter I was riding 3-4 most days, but quickly learned it's...
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    This echoes a comment I made on Denny's Facebook...

    This echoes a comment I made on Denny's Facebook post, and I agree whole heatedly. Without clearly defined goals if eventing and each of its phases, there are no guardrails to operate within or basic...
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    I think shorter horses are starting to make a...

    I think shorter horses are starting to make a come back. I'm 5'4" with a short torso and long legs and evented on my TBx large pony. I LOVE the sports car ride and it's so fun going from warmup where...
  19. I was in love with my Dubarrys for about a year....

    I was in love with my Dubarrys for about a year. Wore them daily and cared for them decently. Then the seams came undone behind the heel and around the sole of the boot and the leather cracked over...
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    I got a TSF long girth last fall for my TB with a...

    I got a TSF long girth last fall for my TB with a forward girth groove and big shoulder. The leather quality is very nice for the price and the girth has helped keep my saddle from pushing forward on...
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    I bought the Dubarry cleaner and didn't really...

    I bought the Dubarry cleaner and didn't really like it. Bensmom's saddle soap works great on them. I also periodically rub Effax Lederbalsam into the cracks in the foot part to try and prevent...
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    Man, that is one nice horse. I wonder why she was...

    Man, that is one nice horse. I wonder why she was sold into the H/J world. Seems like she would have been a nice one to keep in the sport?
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    I don't know, I think riding is just difficult in...

    I don't know, I think riding is just difficult in general. Aside from my lack of height (5'4"), I'm built the way I guess a rider "should" be: short torso, long legs with more of the length from the...
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    I ride dressage and stadium both in a jumping...

    I ride dressage and stadium both in a jumping coat. I have a short torso and look like an idiot in a long dressage jacket. I would HATE jumping in a long coat too; I don't know how people do it. I...
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    I have a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch that I use...

    I have a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch that I use for course walking and conditioning. I find it to be very accurate and I like it. It's been very helpful with learning to feel the different paces when...
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