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    Vet recommendations for Central NJ?

    Hi all,

    New to the Princeton area-- horse is in a barn in Wrightstown (approx 40 min southeast of princeton), and just possibly tweaked something in his RH running in the pasture (sigh, of...
  2. Thanks SnicklefritzG! Ill do!

    Thanks SnicklefritzG! Ill do!
  3. emailed Carol, no availability. I'll check...

    emailed Carol, no availability.

    I'll check out Debbie, thanks!
  4. Also should say- depending on the direction (and...

    Also should say- depending on the direction (and where I end up getting a job) I'm willing to drive farther away for something that checks all the boxes and is cheaper!
  5. Central New Jersey/Princeton area eventing barns?

    So, I'm moving from Chapel Hill, NC to the Princeton area-- I know there is plenty of good eventing up there, but still sad to leave!

    I'm looking for recommendations for trainers and barns, don't...
  6. Thread: Triple Crown

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    Yep, count me with the criers. Can't explain it,...

    Yep, count me with the criers. Can't explain it, but it happens every time. Sitting at work, here, again, crying. Knew it would happen when I clicked the link to watch it again, and it did.
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    I have my guy hard-keep TB (running upper level...

    I have my guy hard-keep TB (running upper level eventing) on 2.5 quarts Ultium and 1.5 quarts Cool Stance (measured dry, then soaked thoroughly) twice a day, and he does GREAT on that. REALLY Shiny...
  8. hopashore, she used her address to map it, and it...

    hopashore, she used her address to map it, and it is indeed 50 minutes. She is also well acquainted with TTC, and we have a friend there. We can ask her about other leads, too, and will- thanks. ...
  9. Turns out she's going to be living near...

    Turns out she's going to be living near Pfafftown, and is apparently 50 min from TTC, so that's out.

    She would honestly prefer something that is a small, family barn and not a commercial...
  10. Thanks everyone! Definitely am familiar with...

    Thanks everyone! Definitely am familiar with TTC, I guess I didn't realize it was so close to Winston-Salem (I am geographically challenged). I have a friend who boards there now and can ask her...
  11. Small, economical barns near Winston-Salem, NC?

    Have a student moving there who will, due to changing circumstances, be on a pretty tight budget and trying not to have to lease or sell her horse (though may have to... not decided yet).

    Anyone...
  12. I did my first ever Intermediate there two years...

    I did my first ever Intermediate there two years ago and it was great- straightforward for an Intermediate; big substantial tables and appropriate technical questions, but not super hard for the...
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    I have a contour and love it! If you get one, be...

    I have a contour and love it! If you get one, be sure to also order the headband holder. Here's a sample of one of the videos taken with it:
    ...
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    Trainer speaking here- I know, I know, no one...

    Trainer speaking here- I know, I know, no one likes giving gift cards, you want to make something personal and meaningful... but personally, as a cash-poor trainer who ALWAYS has something I need to...
  15. Ditto the thanks, Patricia! And thanks to High...

    Ditto the thanks, Patricia! And thanks to High Time Photography for providing great photos, too!
  16. Not sure if the above is meant cynically, or...

    Not sure if the above is meant cynically, or semi-cynically or straight- but I'll offer a potential response to a straight interpretation. There are plenty of trainers out there that can talk the...
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    Just want to add a fall anecdote, while we're...

    Just want to add a fall anecdote, while we're sharing anecdotes.

    I wear an EXO. I had a bad fall recently- not rotational, but I fell HARD. Hard enough, on my back, that even with a properly...
  18. Congratulations on your thoroughbred! I...

    Congratulations on your thoroughbred!

    I second everyone's advice to find a good trainer with experience transitioning racehorses from the track to riding horses. Money well spent in the long...
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    My students would really, really like to do this...

    My students would really, really like to do this event- but timing unfortunately makes it impossible. It is not a good weekend with high school/college/grad school exams. :( I really wish they...
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    Speak for yourself! For me, everything is an...

    Speak for yourself! For me, everything is an issue with a hangover! :)

    No actual advice on Mattes pads here, just being a troll.
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    Have you tried trotting ascending oxers with...

    Have you tried trotting ascending oxers with placing poles? Once he understands that exercise (leaving the ground from the correct spot, not rushing) you can gradually make it bigger and wider until...
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    oooh, black horse, some chrome, brown tack-...

    oooh, black horse, some chrome, brown tack- sounds nice! :)
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    Do you have two saddles? If so, my personal...

    Do you have two saddles? If so, my personal preference if you've only got one bridle is to match the dressage saddle. Both my saddles are black, and I use the same black bridle, no frills, for all...
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    For me, it's really about the SEAT. If I can...

    For me, it's really about the SEAT. If I can get a good half halt with my seat, and not my hands, keeping my leg on, then my horses rebalance themselves without tensing up in their back and...
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    I just ordered mine! If my guy likes it, I...

    I just ordered mine!

    If my guy likes it, I guess I'll just bring it to events and ask the TD ahead of time if its OK. Unless anyone can resolve the question of their legality for dressage in...
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