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post #11 of 20 Old 07-17-2009, 11:14 PM
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Honestly, until I knew I was guaranteed acceptance, I would not purchase anything from the list that I would not otherwise have a use for. I would, though, put money aside as though I were making those purchases so that, if/when I was accepted, I could make the purchases -- make sense?
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post #12 of 20 Old 07-17-2009, 11:46 PM
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If you ride, it is stuff that you will need any way right?! I would spend the majority of your cash on a good saddle that has a wide tree because you will be riding lots of different horses.. I would also buy a good half pad for some the thinner ponies. You will ride ALOT of different horses and you will want a good saddle that you won't be fighting against position wise because you'll be too tired pushing those lazy school ponies around the arena.

Buy like a used pessoa or something similar
Fuzzy girth (48) with girth extender..
A regular horse size bridle and hole punch
Regular grooming supplies with a good MUD scraper.. Most riding will be in winter and you will have MUDDY horses.

I would have both tall boots and chaps.. Going back and forth between regular class and riding and walmart.. Its nice to have chaps. Gotta love walking through walmart in breeches.

They will have polo wraps and what not so if you don't have money for boots don't worry. Friends will loan you show coats and what not.. Other students will have stuff for sale everywhere so you will be able to find good deals.

I went to Virginia Intermont as an equine science major.. I remember this stuff all to well.

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post #13 of 20 Old 07-17-2009, 11:48 PM
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That's a lot even for the college I rode at - What college? I rode at Mount Holyoke College, who are anal. We needed GPA helmets, Tailored Sportsmans breeches, etc. Ridiculous. I never rode on their collegiate team, but I rode there for 10 years and rode all the horses for practice and that's what we were required to wear. To have your own saddle is really surprising..

Let me know what college you are applying to.

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post #14 of 20 Old 07-17-2009, 11:52 PM
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Plus, they honestly should have that stuff for each of their school horses already. Maybe a saddle is appropriate to some extent, but a bit? That's crazy!
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post #15 of 20 Old 07-17-2009, 11:54 PM
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I just have a question.. is this is what is required for your own private horse or a school horse? Because you shouldn't bring your own horse blankets for a school horse.. honestly, I don't understand what's going on with this list.
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The blankets, coolers, halters and all that should already be there for that particular horse you are riding...

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post #17 of 20 Old 07-19-2009, 09:44 AM
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I agree it's kind of weird that they would have you buy stuff that can be so specific to an individual horse... but I think several horse focused colleges are like that! I agree with whoever told you to start off buying whatever you would normally use anyways and then get the rest once you've gotten your acceptance.
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post #18 of 20 Old 07-19-2009, 11:43 AM
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woahhh! I did not know that you would be riding one of the schools horses. I thought you were bringing your own horse? Well to me that list is crazy then!! Shouldnt they already have this stuff for the horses at the school?

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post #19 of 20 Old 07-20-2009, 07:55 PM
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this is off topic, but where did you find the pic you use as your avatar? It is too cute!
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post #20 of 20 Old 07-26-2009, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Geeze, I went on vacation and this topic got lost!

I'm planning on going to the University of Findlay, but I'm also thinking Virginia Intermont :)

This list was posted as the Hunter/Jumper Equipment List. I will probably email and ask if this is for everyone or just private horses, but I'm pretty sure it's for everyone. I will be riding a school horse.

I will send a message to the email that was given and ask if this is for everyone.
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