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    06-08-2009, 08:25 AM
Green Broke
Thanks MIEventer, very helpful! It's a little hard for me to sit in the "full seat" in the canter (and even trotting) due to my vest. I got the recommended size (XS for me) but it is STILL very long in the back, which causes me to tilt forward since it's hitting the saddle. Any pointers on how to adjust?? I don't believe they come in length "short" haha! I wish they did, my torso is so darn SHORT nothing fits me correctly I swear!
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    06-08-2009, 09:08 AM
I don't know that much about Tipperary's where that is involved. My Felx Rider can be adjusted at the shoulders to raise the bottom up to make it shorter.

Is there anything like that around the shoulder area on your Tip?
    06-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Green Broke
No Unfortunately not...I may just have to ride the course in a 2-pt the entire time haha!
    06-08-2009, 12:26 PM
Green Broke
I disagree stronly, you should be able to support your horse even if you are in Two point and half seat. I ride my jumping courses in half seat and full seat, just to give Blue a break, I ajust to what we both need. Sandie, I would talk to your trainer about 1/2 seat, it is very useful when riding courses! As for your vest, Mine is way to tight in the chest area LOL! I feel the pain of an ill fitting vest!
    06-08-2009, 02:06 PM
You might want to sell your Tipperary and invest in a Flex Rider - they are Certified and Approved Vests that meet Beta Level 3 standards, and are adjustable all around. Sides, front and shoulders.
    06-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Green Broke
I just got my Tipperary though is the only problem I've literally used it once!

And it's not like those things are cheap either! Geesh you can't touch one for less than $230! Ouchies for my poor wallet haha!
    06-08-2009, 04:21 PM
I know it!! I totally understand, but you want your vest to be comfortable and functional.

Your gear should never compromise your position in your tack, especially out on that CC course.

What does your coach say about the fit? Did he have a good look at it? Maybe you can take it into a tailor?
    06-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Green Broke
He wasn't with me that day so he hasn't had a chance to check it out...but I have a lesson tomorrow and we may do some jumping, so maybe I'll wear it then and ask him about it. Thanks for the tip about a tailor too, that may be an option, who knows!
    06-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Green Broke
I feel you, HITS!

I'm saving up some big bucks for a Rodney Powell. My Tipp will just have to do for now! I'm going to be sad to see my custom colors go though....
    06-09-2009, 01:40 AM
Hey! Here is the clinitian I ride under every time she comes to my neck of the woods.

Dorothy Crowell - she is a Rolex Eventer and competes regularily at CIC and CCI. She trains directly under Jim Wofford.

I found some vids of her - and I wanted to share her with ya Hoofprints. I love her! Watch her seat on approach to each fence.

And I was just browsing around - check out this absolutely beautiful pair doing Beginner Novice. I guess they represented at the American Eventing Championships. This team would definitely be hard to beat!

LOVE her seat!! All 3 of her rides are beautifully well done - love her cc and stadium ride the most though.


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