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    In a message dated 6/30/2002 3:46:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
    tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
    << If it were me and the hill was steep enough that the crupper was going 
     to engage, I'd be off on the ground jogging down leading the horse. On a 
     hill that steep you can't go any faster on horseback than you can on 
     foot and sure saves a lot of wear and tear on the horse's legs. >>
    I agree with this.  I have used the crupper and my "girlfriend" has no 
    problem with it.  I am considering removing it from my ride tack, however, 
    since her HIGH withers don't allow the saddle forward and I am now jogging or 
    walking down the more extreme hills anyway.  Any comments on why I should or 
    should not delete the crupper from her tack?  Before I learned to get off her 
    down the steep hills, the crupper NEVER ONCE engaged - not on training rides, 
    and not on the Hog Wild or Malibu, both of which have some rather gnarly 
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