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    Dover sells the cheapy composite knock-offs- the...

    Dover sells the cheapy composite knock-offs- the Compositi- in a regular and a wide tread. I have the wide tread with the tiny amount of give in the footbed, through springs. These have been a...
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    I've seen a lot of the five-point breastplates,...

    I've seen a lot of the five-point breastplates, the ones eventers use for XC. Ear bonnets with bling. European-style jackets, and even some of the European, brightly-colored shirts, lots of Animo...
  3. If the horse is game and trainable, there are a...

    If the horse is game and trainable, there are a few different options they may want to try, as others have suggested. Jumper classes these days are available at all sorts of different heights....
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    Yeah, 8 isn't young for most horses, mentally. He...

    Yeah, 8 isn't young for most horses, mentally. He may be immature, but honestly, it sounds like he was in a regular program that suited his temperament and such and now he isn't. So you just need to...
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    Creative Seahorse (she has a FB page and one on...

    Creative Seahorse (she has a FB page and one on Etsy) is fabulous to deal with- she will make square edges, customize whatever you want, is not expensive, and has a lot of fun patterns.

    For...
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    I like sock bottoms (and I cannot lie). (sorry,...

    I like sock bottoms (and I cannot lie). (sorry, bad joke)

    I have both, but like Squirt I have bony little ankles and the velcro bottoms NEVER fit, so I have a lot of extra fabric- sort of like a...
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    From my own little vantage point (on a young...

    From my own little vantage point (on a young horse currently doing the Adults), I see the vast majority of jumpers at shows as pretty happy in their jobs. The lower level ones are often saintly...
  8. I have had to leave two trainers, both of whom I...

    I have had to leave two trainers, both of whom I was personally close to, and it was a trainwreck both times because of that aspect of it. However, I am now with a brilliant trainer who I ship over...
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    I would be fairly pissed off if my horse was sore...

    I would be fairly pissed off if my horse was sore for even a second after trims, much less a week. I often ride my two both right after they are trimmed and reshod. The last time a farrier made my...
  10. You can also look in the eventing world-...

    You can also look in the eventing world- sometimes there are horses who don't love XC the way they need to, have a bit too much hang time, etc., that will generally be substantially cheaper than...
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    Good for you for being so cheerful about it- that...

    Good for you for being so cheerful about it- that is the key to showing, I think. If you take yourself too seriously it's going to be that much worse when the inevitable screw up happens.

    I got...
  12. At the risk of having someone come on here and...

    At the risk of having someone come on here and scold me (which happened a couple of months ago), I would suggest a few dressage lessons to better figure out how to use your leg and other aids. If you...
  13. Chiming back in to say definitely look at...

    Chiming back in to say definitely look at whatever comes your way- if you are on a budget then casting your net wider makes sense. And, it may end up getting you something unconventional that...
  14. What eclipse and ladyj79 said- 3-4 year olds with...

    What eclipse and ladyj79 said- 3-4 year olds with the goods/brain/etc. to potentially do the A/Os will be in the $35-50k range here in the States. There are some excellent Canadian breeders with...
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    Since this spring I've been trying to get to one...

    Since this spring I've been trying to get to one big show (AA) a month, and then throw in a smaller A or even a B (Swan Lake has B-rated jumper shows that are fabulous) if I can swing it. So, 1-2...
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    My friend got her guy through them a few years...

    My friend got her guy through them a few years ago, in PA. They were easy to deal with and super-nice, and she ended up with a superb event horse.
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    Baltimore-Harford County area, MD Stall board:...

    Baltimore-Harford County area, MD

    Stall board: $550-700/month in the area, for barns with an indoor; at my barn this includes turnout (day in winter, night in summer), includes grain and as much...
  18. Woodhills has a great post. Check in with the...

    Woodhills has a great post. Check in with the ingate person and (if they are good) you will be able to keep track of where you are, and then they will know who you are and if you are by yourself....
  19. I imported one from Argentina. I was able to get...

    I imported one from Argentina. I was able to get my horse shipped from his stable to Buenos Aires to Miami to MD for about $9000, and even with that cost added to his purchase price he was an...
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    We all know there are pretty much no industry...

    We all know there are pretty much no industry standards, and therefore there are a lot of individual practices and standards going on which themselves may be relative to all sorts of other things:...
  21. Spiraling in and out is a great exercise. I also...

    Spiraling in and out is a great exercise. I also like to do quarter line serpentines at the canter (without changing lead), and counter canter in general. I'm not sure if you need this much...
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    Exactly what LH said about buying an unbroke...

    Exactly what LH said about buying an unbroke horse. When I lost my previous jumper a wonderful friend gave me her coming-3 year old, who was 3/4 Dutch WB, 1/4 TB and very tall but relatively...
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    Gorgeous, LH!! Definitely a great find!

    Gorgeous, LH!! Definitely a great find!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    My last horse shopping adventure involved being...

    My last horse shopping adventure involved being very picky, because I don't have the funds for more than one competition horse and because my trainer is SUPER picky and shot down almost everything I...
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