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Gravie
Feb. 7, 2004, 05:55 PM
Is there a site somewhere that would list a lot of common bits & their picture/description? I feel so behind sometimes, because I don't know what the difference between a slow-twist-broken snaffle and an eggbutt or Myler or Waterman bit or anything! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif I know a lot of it just comes from experience, knowing things as you go along, but I still get confused. Rah.

Also--how do you tell if you're on the right lead? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I wasn't ever really taught how to tell the difference.

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CBoylen
Feb. 7, 2004, 06:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anne:
Don't you also have to qualify for some things at Capitol Challenge? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You have to be in the top four of your region in the WCHR standings to do the junior or a/o challenge classics, or be champion or reserve at the show (If I remember correctly). The professionals have to qualify for their challenge classes as well, through the WCHR standings.

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dior
Feb. 7, 2004, 06:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gravie:
Is there a site somewhere that would list a lot of common bits & their picture/description? I feel so behind sometimes, because I don't know what the difference between a slow-twist-broken snaffle and an eggbutt or Myler or Waterman bit or anything! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif I know a lot of it just comes from experience, knowing things as you go along, but I still get confused. Rah.

Also--how do you tell if you're on the right lead? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif I wasn't ever really taught how to tell the difference. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Go to runningfox.com for pictures of some bits.
Canter leads - the inside front leg should be leading. Most people tell by looking down at the horse's legs and/or shoulder. Eventually you should be able to feel it.

CBoylen
Feb. 7, 2004, 06:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JMac:
Since the junior hunters have to qualify for Devon, do they keep a running list of the riders points? If so, where would I find a copy of the current 2004 list? We have a junior at our barn trying to qualify and I would love to know how she is doing compared to others. Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, they do not keep a list, as they only determine who qualifies by who ENTERS, and then by using their points from their top fifteen shows. You can usually get an idea of where you stand by viewing the USEF standings, although keep in mind that last years points after April 1st count as well, and that not all the horses may enter. Generally it's very hard to qualify off of the winter season alone, so I hope she has some good shows from the summer.

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Dusty
Feb. 8, 2004, 05:56 AM
What exactly is a "chair seat"?

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Drakaina16
Feb. 8, 2004, 04:11 PM
When someone is said to have a "chair seat," they have their leg out in front of them, and their butt behind. Picture someone sitting in a chair, then picture them in the saddle. That should give you a good idea.

Danya

Drakaina16
Feb. 8, 2004, 04:12 PM
When someone is said to have a "chair seat," they have their leg out in front of them, and their butt behind. Picture someone sitting in a chair, then picture them in the saddle. That should give you a good idea.

Danya

HFbellefille
Feb. 8, 2004, 05:05 PM
ponychic3 (re: ch jumpers and jr hunters and vice versa)

You can ride in the ch jumpers and the junior hunters (same height), but I'm pretty sure you cannot ride in the ch hunters and the junior jumpers. I think there's a rule about not being able to show in a division or class with fences higher than 3'6'' if you're doing the ch hunters. (So, you could do both ch hunters and ch jumpers at the same show).

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dogchushu
Feb. 8, 2004, 05:53 PM
Finally, one I can answer!

Canter leads: As C Boleyn said, the inside leg should be leading and most people look when learning leads. The "leading" leg is the one out in front and also the last one to hit the ground in the stride.

They're actually easier to feel than diagonals. You sort of feel the ba-da-boom stride with your hips and you can feel when the leading leg hits. It feels a lot like skipping with whichever particular leg leading.

Then again, leads are easy for me because my mare will never counter canter (canter on the outside lead--usually incorrect but sometimes asked for in equitation) in any kind of balance. Riding the wrong lead on my horse feels like riding an unbalanced egg beater. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif



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dare2dream
Feb. 10, 2004, 06:55 PM
This thread has been extremely helpful to me since I began riding 6 months ago

Vandy
Feb. 10, 2004, 07:41 PM
No one has told me how to do the rolling-eye smiley yet!!! Someone please help...All I can do is wink! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

hoopoe
Feb. 10, 2004, 07:46 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

He is in the second row down and second from the left

His code is :r o l l e y e s : without the spaces

down there to the left of the "post now" button.

I want the little pound head against wall smiley

You either have to age a bit more, say ten years or regress to your teens to develop the fine skill of tone and voice that the rolling eye smiley represents. Right now you appear to still be fresh and sassy

Like whatever http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif



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Vandy
Feb. 10, 2004, 08:00 PM
Hoopoe - Thank you!! Now, someone give me something I can roll my eyes at!

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