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    Jul. 27, 2015, 09:35 AM
    You are confused. They are two different lists and USEF has not adopted them at USEF licensed competitions - they defer to them for FEI licensed...
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    Jul. 24, 2015, 12:06 AM
    Its so amusing how quickly you can go from being the naive new worker at a barn asking questions about why one would put a gelding on depo to being...
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    Jul. 23, 2015, 07:24 PM
    Wow! Really? I have never heard of that. Is that common? What about mares who have documented hormonal problems? (As in one mare I used to ride who...
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    Jul. 23, 2015, 06:16 PM
    A lot of the time the horse the kids are doing the one day shows and qualifying on aren't their maclay finals mount. They either save it for bigger...
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    Jul. 23, 2015, 06:02 PM
    Okay I'm going to address the depo issue: did you ever keep him on the depo while you had him? Or have you never had him on it and just were told...
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    Jul. 23, 2015, 05:45 PM
    A lot of horses show in fuzzy and neoprene girths even at the highest level, and a lot of those horses warm up in draw reins, so I feel like it makes...
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    Jul. 21, 2015, 11:37 PM
    Charles Owens! I never loved how my GPA looked but it was soo comfortable and fit me the best. I don't understand how everyone seems to fit in to the...
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    Jul. 20, 2015, 11:04 PM
    I think "leg into hand" is a great start to explaining how to get a horse soft, supple, and on the bit - its a huge step in the right direction....
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    Jul. 19, 2015, 11:49 PM
    Does your daughter carry a crop? Without spurs, a crop is the go-to aid to back up your leg if a horse isn't responding. I would have you daughter...
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    Jul. 19, 2015, 11:39 PM
    One reason is that if your martingale is already on a tighter hole, adding a clip would make it unable to go tight enough if the slack isn't being...
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    Jul. 19, 2015, 11:32 PM
    BlackNWhite, it sounds like you have a position that you are very unhappy in and that you receive absolutely no compensation for. OP, that is not...
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    Jul. 16, 2015, 10:07 PM
    Regardless of whether or not there should have been oxers to begin with, I'm curious as to why you wouldn't just drop the back rail in every single...
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    Jul. 14, 2015, 09:57 PM
    Or you know, you could just work on solidifying your flat work and getting your horse more experiences off the farm until he/she gets a little more...
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    Jul. 14, 2015, 07:45 PM
    If your martingale is holding your horse in a "hunter frame" is definitely WAY too tight. The point of a martingale is to keep the horse from...
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    Jul. 13, 2015, 12:12 PM
    Thirding the chicken, you can chop it up and make a chicken caesar salad with it too. Or roll it up in a tortilla wrap and have a chicken caesar wrap...
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    Jul. 9, 2015, 03:57 PM
    Rel6 replied to a thread Show As A Pony Or Horse in Hunter/Jumper
    It sounds like your schooling show series needs to remind some of their exhibitors about appropriate conduct. Even at a schooling show, I have NEVER...
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    Jul. 7, 2015, 12:06 AM
    Rel6 replied to a thread Hunter Derby in Hunter/Jumper
    The top level derby horses are DEFINITELY out there being led around. Them more than most. The junior's eq horse with a jumper background she is...
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    Jul. 6, 2015, 12:57 AM
    Rel6 replied to a thread Hunter Derby in Hunter/Jumper
    I think the answer to your question is that no, a fair amount of horses at the international derby level of competition do not actually need to see...
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    Jul. 5, 2015, 07:54 PM
    Rel6 replied to a thread Hunter Derby in Hunter/Jumper
    I will say I think the deference to the idea of bold hunters being rewarded in the derbies is that a lot don't let horses actively school over the...
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