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    I have a young nephew who got a ton of flak from...

    I have a young nephew who got a ton of flak from the other kids at school about riding. He was also taking ballet and he still does that, but he quit riding lessons. I am sure he also gets made fun...
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    Encouraging young boys to ride

    This isn't about gender imbalance in equestrian sports (there are so many male-dominated sports that I don't see this one being female-dominated being a problem), but about the fact that I have a son...
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    I have a pair of the Harwich half chaps from...

    I have a pair of the Harwich half chaps from SmartPak and I really like them. They are thinner and somewhat stretchy but have so far held up very well. They were the least expensive half chaps I...
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    Could be. I ride him in the mildest loose-ring...

    Could be. I ride him in the mildest loose-ring Myler (because that was the bit the tack shop recommended to me when I was buying tack for my first horse) and it has copper (?) insets that I guess are...
  5. My Arab gelding is 15.3hh, which is enormous in...

    My Arab gelding is 15.3hh, which is enormous in Arab terms. But in dressage-land, he's a cute little pony. That said, I'm 5'1" and he's more than big enough for me! I actually did want a pony when I...
  6. He is absolutely gorgeous and I love his...

    He is absolutely gorgeous and I love his description but at that price I'm surprised he's only 16hh. Is the trend toward ever-more-gigantic dressage horses reversing?
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    My gelding's mouth is foamy pretty much every...

    My gelding's mouth is foamy pretty much every ride, and he is definitely neither cranked in nor ridden in strangling contact. We are schooling lower levels and the amount of foam does seem to be...
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    Tipperary Sportage. I don't want to spend a lot...

    Tipperary Sportage. I don't want to spend a lot on my helmet that is most likely to need replacing because I ride in it the most. For showing I plan to buy a OneK. Fitting tip, I have a very round...
  9. Thread: Bling thing !

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    I wouldn't do this for a show, but what fun! I...

    I wouldn't do this for a show, but what fun! I like clothes and playing with fashion, and although the conservative look is very elegant I'll admit I find myself envying Western riders - for that...
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    I am 5'1" and 105# and a 29" inseam. My first...

    I am 5'1" and 105# and a 29" inseam. My first dressage saddle was a 16.5 and while it fit me well, no one else could ride in it (which is a problem if you have a trainer who is not equally as tiny as...
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    Hey, I recently saw an 18 Stubben Tristan Spezial...

    Hey, I recently saw an 18 Stubben Tristan Spezial in fantastic condition for sale on Horseclicks. I think it was something like $800 Canadian. 32 cm tree. I remember wishing it was an inch smaller....
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    Jaguars are curvy in the tree, is all I know. ...

    Jaguars are curvy in the tree, is all I know.

    I feel your pain. My Arab just outgrew his 32cm Stubben Tristan (which I love) by putting on dressage muscle. My saddle is newish (1990s or so - not...
  13. I have my Arab gelding in the mildest Myler loose...

    I have my Arab gelding in the mildest Myler loose ring snaffle and he likes it, but he isn't picky about tack at all. Makes it tough to narrow down sources of discomfort sometimes as he doesn't...
  14. Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    I would do it if the route is safe. Warm up along...

    I would do it if the route is safe. Warm up along the way. :)
  16. The suspense! Good luck!

    The suspense! Good luck!
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    Portland area traffic can be bad during rush...

    Portland area traffic can be bad during rush hours. It's not that the volume is so great as (IMO) Oregon drivers lack skills and major slowdowns occur for really stupid reasons (as well as for valid...
  18. I think she is lovely. If you like her attitude...

    I think she is lovely. If you like her attitude and personality, vet her.

    The saddle thing is no joke. I've spent a small fortune on my guy. And mine does have a slightly dippy back (but paired...
  19. I feel like you are where I was when I bought my...

    I feel like you are where I was when I bought my horse (the saga is archived here, actually), except that I personally had no experience starting or training horses. I was looking for a horse to...
  20. Oh, and my gelding WAS ridden in typical main...

    Oh, and my gelding WAS ridden in typical main ring style for an extensive show career before I bought him (he was a winning hunter pleasure horse) but somehow overbent/behind the bit was never a big...
  21. What Sunsets said. My Arab gelding would do...

    What Sunsets said. My Arab gelding would do something like what you described when we started really asking him to use himself. It is his way of saying "I don't understand" or "I'm not strong enough...
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    Lake Oswego itself isn't horsey. I live there....

    Lake Oswego itself isn't horsey. I live there. It's sort of your standard-issue suburb with single-family homes and good schools. There is one riding academy (Lake Oswego Hunt Club) but otherwise...
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    Just curious (this is a general question):...

    Just curious (this is a general question): obviously 16 or 16.5" is considered a very small seat size. How about 17? Is that still considered small? I will consider looking for a 17" Icon Flight, but...
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    http://www.zulily.com/p/fuchsia-black-flex-ii-full...

    http://www.zulily.com/p/fuchsia-black-flex-ii-full-seat-tights-women-plus-93147-12188802.html?ns=ns_004475229|1411419081699

    I thought about getting them too, but I bought the grey/black...
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    Portland is wetter than Seattle? Damn, I knew I...

    Portland is wetter than Seattle? Damn, I knew I was getting screwed somehow!

    I live outside of Portland and there are many, many options for training and boarding around here as well as an active...
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