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  1. I second GrumpyMare's suggestion. The Composite...

    I second GrumpyMare's suggestion. The Composite Reflex irons are fabulous and so cheap. There is just enough give in the footbed to provide relief to my knees and ankles without giving too much- my...
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    That is my go-to bit, too, Manni. My young horse...

    That is my go-to bit, too, Manni. My young horse (my eventual A/O jumper, hopefully) goes in it- he came with a very polite mouth but he can get heavy in front. Proper dressage work and fitness to...
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    Definitely try a duo/nathe, if you can. It is now...

    Definitely try a duo/nathe, if you can. It is now my go-to bit for a horse who doesn't like the loosering French link and is sensitive. My older guy now runs XC in it- no martingale, nothing- and...
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    My friend uses one (the nylon version) on her...

    My friend uses one (the nylon version) on her very cold- and tight-backed young horse and she thinks it really helps. He warms up much quicker and is less pissy when she uses it.
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    I clip both my guys and use a quarter sheet for...

    I clip both my guys and use a quarter sheet for flatting, hacking out, and jumping little stuff. If we are doing bigger jumps I take it off, just because it seems to be more in the way. I like the...
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    I think the post is pretty accurate, and points...

    I think the post is pretty accurate, and points out positives and negatives of both. My older horse events with a young trainer friend of mine and loves it, and I love going and supporting my...
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    TC Senior is great! NSC values are (basically)...

    TC Senior is great! NSC values are (basically) how much sugar is in the feed. More and more companies will now list the values- you want lower rather than higher.

    Anther one to consider: we began...
  8. I don't know- unless you like the way it looks I...

    I don't know- unless you like the way it looks I wouldn't worry a lot about having hunter hair! I have long hair and I find that if I braid it and tuck it up neatly with a good hairnet under my hat...
  9. I agree with RAyers- if I have no one there as...

    I agree with RAyers- if I have no one there as ground crew I try to establish myself in the schooling ring by figuring out who is doing the same stuff at the same time. I will call my fences but I'll...
  10. Can I ask a sizing question? Does everything...

    Can I ask a sizing question? Does everything still run really large there?

    I don't usually shop at Old Navy because I don't like supporting big box stores and I like to buy my every day riding...
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    At the very least if you have a brand or a tattoo...

    At the very least if you have a brand or a tattoo you can say: TB, or Hanoverian, or whatever. We have an older imported pony at our barn who has a brand, but it's not very clear. However, I am...
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    And, I would agree with harrisburg, too- I've...

    And, I would agree with harrisburg, too- I've worked in many, many barns and all of them have had show horses. Sometimes a horse or several is pulled out early in the morning before normal feeding...
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    I get that, mps, but (to clarify) at this place...

    I get that, mps, but (to clarify) at this place we weren't anywhere near the main barn, not once- we went down to the field, which is behind the several other fields AND a whole other barn (empty),...
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    My current one is a small place run by a good...

    My current one is a small place run by a good friend of mine and there aren't any hours. However, it is small (about 12 horses), we are all friends, and no one there would be out in the middle of the...
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    I did go down a size, actually- but it sort of...

    I did go down a size, actually- but it sort of depends on your billets, I have found. I got a 46 and it is fitting fine on the bottom two holes of the billets on either side, using my County. In my...
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    I like mine, but it is very wide. I use a County...

    I like mine, but it is very wide. I use a County anatomical girth on my big, narrow TB, and I use the Total Fit one on my wide little WB. I don't think I would choose it for the TB, although he has...
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    I absolutely agree- 10-15 minutes cold hosing, or...

    I absolutely agree- 10-15 minutes cold hosing, or with ice wraps on and then turnout is what I like best. However, my horses are in half the time and out half the time. If it is winter they are in at...
  18. Yes- look at the top jumpers in the world and you...

    Yes- look at the top jumpers in the world and you will see quite a lot of TB blood close up in many of them, and farther away in some- but they all have a good bit of blood somewhere. It is really,...
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    I have found that if I count eight or so strides...

    I have found that if I count eight or so strides out, focusing on not changing my rhythm, AND I breathe a stride or two out that things slow down nicely. If you are counting properly it is harder for...
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    Well, it depends on the liniment and the horse. I...

    Well, it depends on the liniment and the horse. I never put liniment on under a wrap without rubbing it in, but I use diluted liniment, or my arnica rub, which won't blister. I've been wrapping...
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    You can probably do a search for this, but...

    You can probably do a search for this, but insomnia has me so I'll help you out.

    First, wrapping well takes practice, so ask someone to show you, for sure. Bad wraps can lead to injuries if they...
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    It really depends on the trainers, and the...

    It really depends on the trainers, and the situation you are in (if you keep your horses at home or at a barn run by a trainer, etc.). I've been with trainers who have a whole program and want you to...
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    I have a couple of Countys, which I really like,...

    I have a couple of Countys, which I really like, and a Total Saddle Fit that I bought in desperation when I switched to a saddle with longer billets and I couldn't find a used County to fit my young...
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    Not to highjack, but are there requirements for...

    Not to highjack, but are there requirements for IHSA coaches, and how hard is it for them to be fired? I ask because one of our local teams just lost their coach and in desperation hired another one...
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    I like my OneK but the harness sits on the edge...

    I like my OneK but the harness sits on the edge of my chin. Obviously it depends on individual head shapes and such- I found it to be really annoying until the harness softened a bit. It is still...
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