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    Congrats, twins! I stopped riding when I found...

    Congrats, twins! I stopped riding when I found out I was pregnant with my DS, I worked really hard for that pregnancy. With my DD (born a week ago) :) I jumped til about 15 weeks (just went down in...
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    Congrats!!! I think a lot of it is really what...

    Congrats!!! I think a lot of it is really what can you live with? If you could ride and not feel guilty if something happened to the baby, then get a second opinion. With my first pregnancy I quit...
  3. I was already nervous before having a kid, then...

    I was already nervous before having a kid, then after, the importance of my staying safe became all the more anxiety causing. I changed the horse I was riding to a horse that was much calmer andjust...
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    Your position fits the size of the jump, pretty...

    Your position fits the size of the jump, pretty well in my totally nonprof opinion. But I understand the tense hips, if they lock up you lose that ability to shock absorb. I usually have to actually...
  5. Not even tiniest bit an expert here_ so I think...

    Not even tiniest bit an expert here_ so I think getting a lesson with one is a great start. My horse needs a lot of leg initially over the little stuff. If she over- corrects and begins to rush, then...
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    I always feel just a half hole off in length. I...

    I always feel just a half hole off in length. I like your current length, but I tend to ride in a slightly longer length and the same for jumping as flat (albeit as jump height goes up I keep...
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    Congrats! I have an 6 y/o appendix out of Artful...

    Congrats! I have an 6 y/o appendix out of Artful Investment (Artful Move). She did AQHA stuff before me but is transitioning over very well to USEF hunter. She has a great stride. Have fun with your...
  8. I know lots of TB in Big D blankets that work...

    I know lots of TB in Big D blankets that work great. Also my 16h (very tb built) appendix has done well in a Schneiders and a cheapo clearance Saxon, no rubs and hangs well. If I had more $ I'd...
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    I totally get the mental comfort factor of...

    I totally get the mental comfort factor of riding a pony, my trainer had me look at them and I am over 18 and 5'5".That said, I did end up with a 16hh horse and I have mostly acclimated to the...
  10. Well, personally for me it also really depended...

    Well, personally for me it also really depended upon the horse. My Pessoa worked great for me on the lesson horses but (of course) when I bought my horse, she is a bit downhill and it no longer...
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    Maybe keep taking some lessons on this horse but...

    Maybe keep taking some lessons on this horse but lease a packer. That way you can have nice calm rides but still learn on this guy. Its too easy to get your here's ruined if your not ready for that...
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    Maybe try to encourage exercises like trot poles...

    Maybe try to encourage exercises like trot poles etc as a way to increase her horses flexibility and ability to work on her tricks? Sometomes with teenagers its all about the appriach. And maybe...
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    This. Its hard when you feel like you need to fix...

    This. Its hard when you feel like you need to fix everything in between jumps, but learning that its better to circle and regain control/pace then to approach the next jump wrong. It also gives you...
  14. ^Agree, if you don't want to return it, many...

    ^Agree, if you don't want to return it, many people around here would love to buy it!
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    You and Rissa515 are describing my mare. I find...

    You and Rissa515 are describing my mare. I find he can start more uphill then flattens out. My trainer has us do the extend down long/ collect on short side exercise which helps a lot. Also lots of...
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    My trainer had one, easy keeper, and honest...

    My trainer had one, easy keeper, and honest jumper. Little small, little stubborn but fun to ride.
  17. I'm still a greenie at jumping so now that I have...

    I'm still a greenie at jumping so now that I have a mare that's still fairly green, I do the flat work and a tiny bit of the jump training, then lesson one a week on a schoolmaster, then the WS etc...
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    Congrats, what a looker!

    Congrats, what a looker!
  19. Wow, if it wasn't for the markings on the saddle,...

    Wow, if it wasn't for the markings on the saddle, you'd never know it was the same. I will have to keep this post around for reference.
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    I think if you are riding the same couple school...

    I think if you are riding the same couple school horses, then you could buy your own saddle. I bought a used Pessoa AP for fairly cheap and its fits most of the lesson pony's I ride well enough for...
  21. OMG love the two lines + circle of death idea!...

    OMG love the two lines + circle of death idea! That would be great for the horse that assumes he knows what's next.
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    Walmart actually has some for $8-10 that have...

    Walmart actually has some for $8-10 that have held up well, aren't bad in hot weather, and they are a little stretchy, sometimes come in more than just uniform colors.
  23. congrats, she's a looker!

    congrats, she's a looker!
  24. Ha, I would have loved to have seen his look too....

    Ha, I would have loved to have seen his look too. Admittedly I work in the ER and I get lots of eye rolls when a patient comes in post fall, and I digress into what breed, activity, etc during triage...
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    He's adorable, congrats!

    He's adorable, congrats!
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