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    My advice to you is to worry less about the exact...

    My advice to you is to worry less about the exact position of the horse's head and neck and ride him from behind. Get him pushing off his hind end and lifting up through his back and his neck and...
  2. I always save a little money through Smartpak...

    I always save a little money through Smartpak over Dover. But that doesn't always keep me from buying from them! Love the look of the GP breeches, does anyone know how they fit?
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    That's my horse's grandpa, haha!! LOVE this...

    That's my horse's grandpa, haha!! LOVE this video, thank u!
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    I understand wearing breeches and boots out in...

    I understand wearing breeches and boots out in the real world because I do it all the time but HELMETS?! Even I would give you a funny look and I ride!
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    It's actually very common. If you are really...

    It's actually very common. If you are really talking the big big eq, be prepared to be asked 40g to lease a horse for finals though if not more.
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    Don't be so surprised about lunging on blacktop....

    Don't be so surprised about lunging on blacktop. Tons of European sale barns do that during winter vettings when they need to lunge on hard ground but everything else is too icy. I know most people...
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    Do not vet the horse for them. Do not drop your...

    Do not vet the horse for them. Do not drop your price by 25%! Unless, they potential buyers vet the horse and find a significant problem. Avoid these people, I would! Next time someone approaches you...
  8. Thread: Jumping leg?

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    Knee- never the right thing.

    Knee- never the right thing.
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    If your indoor is big enough to be an actual...

    If your indoor is big enough to be an actual indoor arena, then it is big enough. Watch a World Cup video, notice how small their turns and approaches to the jumps are and how large some of the...
  10. It bothers me so much when I see people over the...

    It bothers me so much when I see people over the age of 7 wearing PJ pants over their breeches! Come on people are you really that messy?? I have never actually seen people ride in them though, that...
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    I have never ridden at a show barn with a...

    I have never ridden at a show barn with a strict/written dress code. However, if you wear something inappropriate to a show barn, expect to be asked not to wear it again. For example: bra straps...
  12. Thread: paul valliere

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    Here is my two cents and usually I try to avoid...

    Here is my two cents and usually I try to avoid these train wrecks buuut
    elite: many people may argue that he is/was a fabulous trainer, however, I think it is safe to say that as a result of...
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    Virginia Gentleman!! Such a good book!!

    Virginia Gentleman!! Such a good book!!
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    Poll: One of my previous barns charged $45 for a group...

    One of my previous barns charged $45 for a group (3-4 riders) for an hour and $45 for a 45 min private. My current barn and last two trainers both charged $60 for an hour long private. Another...
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    IMHO, ask your vet. Splint injuries vary in...

    IMHO, ask your vet. Splint injuries vary in severity. Although a lot of cothers may offer you good advice, when it comes to rehabbing from an injury it is best to stick to what your vet and trainer...
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    Poll: Everyone, please go watch the DVD "If Horses...

    Everyone, please go watch the DVD "If Horses Could Speak" It's even better than the book it is designed after. It demonstrates exactly what occurs anatomically to horses when rollkur is used. Yes...
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    Hahah, It is not dorky. However, open front boots...

    Hahah, It is not dorky. However, open front boots are preferred because being jumpers, if a rail is hit you want it to sting. Lots of people show in polos but technically, open front boots are ideal,...
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    I skipped through most of the posts on here but I...

    I skipped through most of the posts on here but I assume they mostly say no stirrups and pole work and stuff like that. Although this will definitely help most people, I used to have this problem and...
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    WOW I wish I could stumble across someone's...

    WOW I wish I could stumble across someone's backyard horse as gorgeous as yours!!! So cute!!
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    What's more concerning to me is the actual...

    What's more concerning to me is the actual pressure put on some riders by their trainers to lose wait for the equitation classes. Sadly, I know people from very competitive show barns that have...
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    If that was supposed to be a joke, I really don't...

    If that was supposed to be a joke, I really don't think it was funny. A rider with "skills" would probably have enough appreciation for the sport to never take part in a "joke" like that. Yes,...
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    an 8 yr. old horse with no history of consistent...

    an 8 yr. old horse with no history of consistent work but with this many mysterious issues, I would pass. The daughter may love this horse but I am sure that she will love the next horse she tries...
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    I kind of agree with mvp. I think that if a horse...

    I kind of agree with mvp. I think that if a horse or rider is anywhere near jumping at a show, even cross rails, they should at least be competent at the canter. However, they do have cross rail...
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    Also if you want to volunteer but can not or do...

    Also if you want to volunteer but can not or do not want to make a financial commitment, you can also email them about projects. The email for volunteer applications is...
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    To get an application send an email to the...

    To get an application send an email to the address given on the website with a brief bio about yourself and why you are interested/how you heard about it. They will reply with an application...
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