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        06-11-2013, 11:02 AM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
    Goode Rider® Jean Rider Breech | Dover Saddlery

    ^Why so expensive!?!?!?!?!? They just look like jeans.

    I guess somebody has to pay for that guy's abs...
    You're going to find out very quickly that the horse world can be expensive, even more so in the English side of things. :)
         
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        06-11-2013, 06:32 PM
      #22
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    Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
    You're going to find out very quickly that the horse world can be expensive, even more so in the English side of things. :)
    :( Maybe the government can subsidize it?
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        06-11-2013, 07:36 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Here. $29 for 2:

    Wrangler - Men's Regular Fit Jeans, 2 Pack Value Bundle: Men : Walmart.com

    If you need more attention in 'em, stuff a zucchini in the front.

    This thread is making me glad I'm old...
         
        06-11-2013, 08:16 PM
      #24
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by bsms    

    If you need more attention in 'em, stuff a zucchini in the front.
    You just made me giggle!

    Anything marketed to equestrians always seems to be marked up without any justification, it seems. However, there are cases where you do get what you pay for. Me, I compete in show shirts that a friend bought when she used to compete in the '70s. When it comes to clothing, if it's clean, fits, and is in decent shape, I'll use it. Save your money for buying well-fitting tack (and other aspects of comfort and safety for you and your horse), etc.
         
        06-11-2013, 08:21 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
    You just made me giggle!
    He just made me blow wine through my nose. Yesterday he made me blow milk through my nose.

    Note to self. "Do not drink anything while reading a BSMS post".

    Duly noted. Geesh, my sinuses are burning.
         
        06-11-2013, 08:54 PM
      #26
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    Thanks for the attire tips.

    I've decided to ride English.

    If anyone makes fun of me, screw that. They're probably just jealous that I'm a posh gentleman and they're plebeians.
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        06-11-2013, 09:11 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    I see your attitude is already changing for the better, futuredoctor! Any news from the trainer yet? It hasn't been that long, but it's worth an ask!
    Since you're just beginning, it might be better to head out to a local tack shop that sells riding attire so that you can try things on and get an idea of what you want and need, maybe talk to someone in person about it. Much easier than going over the internet, lol.
    And caglover, love that picture- you two make quite the gentlemanly pair!
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        06-11-2013, 09:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by soenjer55    
    I see your attitude is already changing for the better, futuredoctor! Any news from the trainer yet? It hasn't been that long, but it's worth an ask!
    Since you're just beginning, it might be better to head out to a local tack shop that sells riding attire so that you can try things on and get an idea of what you want and need, maybe talk to someone in person about it. Much easier than going over the internet, lol.
    And caglover, love that picture- you two make quite the gentlemanly pair!
    Still no response
         
        06-11-2013, 09:29 PM
      #29
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
    Still no response
    Darn. Well, like I said, it hasn't been that long... It can take anywhere from a few days to a week, in my experience.
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        06-11-2013, 09:30 PM
      #30
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
    Still no response
    Introduction to the world of a barn-owner/riding instructor:

    -Feed horses
    -Muck out stalls, move horses to appropriate paddocks, pastures, arenas, and stalls for the morning
    -drag the arena so it's nice and smooth for the lessons
    - set up the arena with trot-poles, cones, jumps, dressage-letters, etc
    - organize all the teenagers who volunteer to help towards lessons and push them in the right direction
    - grab a quick breakfast - brush hair and teeth if time permits.
    - be happy and perky while welcoming the first lesson group, assign their horses, help them find the right tack and put it on the horse correctly.
    -give the lesson, including blowing on boo-boos, dampening egos to realistic levels, and give a quick disciplinary tune-up to the lesson-horse that bolted mid-lesson.
    -Repeat the last point a few more times for the incoming other lessons.
    -eat lunch - never mind that it's now 4:00 and the adult lessons are arriving.
    -Hurry up and fix the hole in the fence.
    -quickly check the smartphone for e-mails. Oh goody, there are only 73 of them, and only 40 are from parents who wonder why their 8-year-old isn't in a higher level in the upcoming horse-show. Your e-mail is in there somewhere, but she doesn't get to it because the phone slipped into the water-trough bending over to check a horse's legs that had tumbled and fallen over a jump.
    -Gives a few evening lessons
    - Feeds the horses and arranges them all into the right places and tucks them in.
    -Goes in to say hello to her family. Asks to borrow daughter's smartphone to read the rest of the e-mails, but unfortunately a horse stepped on it yesterday.
    -That horse that behaved badly. Go back out and do an evaluation and training tune-up.
    -Crawl into bed. That shower can wait until tomorrow. Sigh.

    The horses come first, along with the safety and welfare of the students and boarders, then they try to do everything else as well. Depending on the size and budget of the place you contacted, getting back to e-mails might take a while.

    If I were you, I wouldn't wait for an e-mail response. I'd drive over to the place, introduce myself, and ask if it's OK to look around. If you like what you see, tell them you sent an e-mail and would like more information, please.
         

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