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post #21 of 29 Old 10-18-2012, 06:15 PM
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my cross country(and showjump I guess) colors are royal blue and black(: Im still a junior and I only compete in low level events. I find them a good medium between fun and classy.

For dressage I always wear white pants, white show shirt, black coat, black belt, black helmet and black tall boots. The pony has a white saddle pad(and we are lucky enough to have seperate dressage tack, but that's not nessacary at low levels)

im my pony club we are REQUIRED to show in white/black with the exception of the navy polo shirt.
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post #22 of 29 Old 10-19-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! :)
Would I have to braid for dressage? My arab has a regualr arab mane and I wouldn't be able to pull it.
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post #23 of 29 Old 10-19-2012, 11:43 PM
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I would say you would be fine at BN and novice to not braid. You could always do a running braid though.

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post #24 of 29 Old 10-20-2012, 08:31 AM
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I would braid at a reconized event but not at a schooling event/starter event
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post #25 of 29 Old 10-20-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Okay. We are hoping to compete at Novice/Training with our club next year, so I will attempt a running braid. :)
I'm so sorry for all the questions haha, but what kind of breastplate would you guys recommend?
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post #26 of 29 Old 10-20-2012, 08:35 PM
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I have a simple full leather one, that attaches to the saddle and girth, but a lot of people I know like the 5-point
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Okay, I found a really cheap 5 point on ebay, so I might just get that one. :)
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post #28 of 29 Old 11-15-2012, 03:06 PM
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I prefer conservative colors like white, black, and navy even for cross country. I see no problem with going crazy colored for cross country but I would stay conservative for Dressage and Show Jumping.
When you do your running braid make sure to take small pieces at a time or your braid will turn out shorter than the length of your horses neck! Also try to keep it as close and tight to the neck as possible. I like to braid the morning of so that they can't pull out the braid overnight. Practice a lot before the event :)
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post #29 of 29 Old 11-15-2012, 03:08 PM
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whoops I didn't even notice the date, sorry
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