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    Slightly off topic, but Janet maybe you can help....

    Slightly off topic, but Janet maybe you can help. I thought a black polo shirt would count as appropriate dressage attire, but my trainer told me I'd have to ask the TD for permission as black is not...
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    Honestly, I would say its a combination of late...

    Honestly, I would say its a combination of late entries and LOW entries that is causing the smaller "local" events to fold. It sucks to get 125 entries for an entire weekend when the eventing...
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    If your horse is happy and sound doing her job...

    If your horse is happy and sound doing her job barefoot then power to you. I wish I could save that kind of money on farrier bills!
  4. Thread: Studs 101

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    Some "Idiots Guide" tips I learned from...

    Some "Idiots Guide" tips I learned from experience:

    Get 10 of the "H" studs from Bit of Britain. In good footing just slap those suckers on all the way around. They're also good if your horse has...
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    I think the numps and fings are responsible for...

    I think the numps and fings are responsible for all the missing shoes this summer :rolleyes:
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    Related: my big pet peeve is people who have a...

    Related: my big pet peeve is people who have a $1500 budget to buy a horse, and who plan on boarding at a facility that charges $500/mo. Here's a thought - if you wait three months and save the board...
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    You have got to be kidding me :mad: Have you ever...

    You have got to be kidding me :mad: Have you ever been to a horse trial? Plenty of events are held at facilities without stabling. I was at a horse trial last weekend. It was much cooler in the shade...
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    I kiss my horse on the nose after a really really...

    I kiss my horse on the nose after a really really good ride :eek: (not allowed)
    I have a tie-dyed saddle pad (sooooo not allowed)
    I jump questionable things while trail riding (not dead yet)

    :D
  9. Ditto. Some of their top ten lists are hilarious....

    Ditto. Some of their top ten lists are hilarious. I work with too many sailors to go all pearl-clutching over the F-bomb :lol:
  10. Loch Moy - the most popular event in Area II?

    I'm entered at Loch Moy this weekend. It's a fantastic venue and Carolyn has done amazing things in terms of footing, jumps, improvements, etc. It's really popular, but I don't think I realized how...
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    Honestly, if your horse is usually good about...

    Honestly, if your horse is usually good about jumping, you may need a LOT less warm up than you think. I agree with findeight that you may have overdone it. Personally, I flat 15 min, jump 3-4 jumps,...
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    Yeah, unfortunately there's no short cut for...

    Yeah, unfortunately there's no short cut for solid flat work. I compete my young ottb in eventing, straight dressage, and hunters. Nothing has been better for his hunter flat classes than dressage...
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    I can't imagine why it *wouldn't* be legal....

    I can't imagine why it *wouldn't* be legal. Hackamores are legal, any bit you can think of is legal... I think you're fine in the jumper ring. Pretty much anything goes.
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    My childhood horse came with the name Loves To...

    My childhood horse came with the name Loves To Tap. Sired by Fred Astaire :rolleyes:
  15. Thread: Jump bats/whips?

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    Possibly relevant, I recently picked up a Horze...

    Possibly relevant, I recently picked up a Horze dressage whip for $18. I love it and have already used it at shows. I am pretty picky when it comes to whips. If you find one you like then go for it.
  16. Airbnb has rooms for rent for decent prices. I...

    Airbnb has rooms for rent for decent prices. I just reserved a guesthouse, 1br and 2 bath for around $80/night I think. It would have been cheaper at a monthly rate. You can find stuff in the...
  17. *raises hand* I constantly fight mold in the...

    *raises hand* I constantly fight mold in the humid Maryland summer, please make this product! :D
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    "the AEC will also move to the Colorado Horse...

    "the AEC will also move to the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado, for one of the three years. While it is yet to be determined whether this will take place in 2017 or 2018, competitors can plan...
  19. Thread: Abprazole users?

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    My horse won't eat the pop rocks so I use the...

    My horse won't eat the pop rocks so I use the omeprezole paste from horseprerace.com. I've had good results.
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    Replacing leather halters once my ottb learned...

    Replacing leather halters once my ottb learned the "trick" of breaking them got old really fast. As did catching him as he pranced about venues naked. I now use a rope halter and loops of bailing...
  21. What if you got a bunch of these...

    What if you got a bunch of these and stuck them to your number. And then get a strip of...opposite?...velcro stuff and sew it on your saddle pad. Then stick the little velcro circles on the back of...
  22. Wow, you are in an eerily similar situation to...

    Wow, you are in an eerily similar situation to the one I was in, except the BO had escalated things WAY beyond what you're describing by the time I got my two horses out.

    Leave ASAP.

    You'll...
  23. I paid more for mine straight out of the stall at...

    I paid more for mine straight out of the stall at Bowie. It was a somewhat unusual situation (I sat on him before I wrote the check) but yeah. Sometimes the trainers know they have something special...
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    Ouch.

    Ouch.
  25. Thanks for sharing! I love the vending machine...

    Thanks for sharing! I love the vending machine analogy :yes:
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