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    Jul. 1, 2016, 10:52 AM
    Velvet replied to a thread Definition of Dressage in Dressage
    But you, as the rider/trainer, have to know what you're doing, how you're supposed to do it, what it's supposed to feel like---all so you can help...
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    Jul. 1, 2016, 10:20 AM
    Velvet replied to a thread WOW saddles? in Dressage
    Yeah, well, I didn't. :lol: I had the idea, but no means to execute it. This is the first time I've seen WOW saddles.
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    Jul. 1, 2016, 10:13 AM
    Velvet started a thread Definition of Dressage in Dressage
    Just talking to someone about this. I really think the term "dressage" should be defined as the training of the rider. Not the training of the...
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    Jul. 1, 2016, 09:53 AM
    Did you check this one out? https://www.riding-instructor.com/ Not sure if it's still doing much, or if the program has improved.
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    Jul. 1, 2016, 09:31 AM
    Velvet replied to a thread WOW saddles? in Dressage
    I had this idea about, oh, eight years ago. But I had no means to create a saddle like this. Sheesh. Talk about a missed opportunity!!!!
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    Jun. 30, 2016, 07:51 AM
    It's not indirect reining. You use the inside leg to the outside rein as always, then that rein is the supporting one with the horse bent in the...
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    Jun. 29, 2016, 11:50 AM
    I would love to see a teaching theory course here in the US. I think it's one huge element that is lacking. I also think that they need to look at...
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    Jun. 29, 2016, 11:23 AM
    Um, no, the USDF one is awful. (Speaking from experience. It teaches people how to pass a test.
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    Jun. 23, 2016, 08:38 PM
    I should add, she's probably anticipating you just letting her go and not riding the circle as if you're setting up for a second one in the same...
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    Jun. 23, 2016, 08:36 PM
    I'm guessing pilot error. Horse's might continue with it, but the rider creates it. Not being mean, it is just a fact if something changes while the...
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    Jun. 23, 2016, 09:05 AM
    Velvet replied to a thread Ruffles shirts in Dressage
    Halt near x, I'm with you...on this shirt. My thoughts are a bit different. I don't like this particular one. I think that if someone makes one...
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    Jun. 23, 2016, 08:49 AM
    Velvet replied to a thread Back injuries and sitting in Dressage
    I'm avoiding the discussion on managing the pain and still focusing on how to improve your position in a way that works within your limitations. Not...
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    Jun. 22, 2016, 02:50 PM
    Velvet replied to a thread bridle decorations? in Dressage
    Meh. Depends how large or subtle they are. If they're not that big, who cares. Go for it, if it makes you happy! I have hung ribbons on my horses...
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    Jun. 22, 2016, 12:33 PM
    Velvet replied to a thread GB Olympic longlist; in Dressage
    Um, yeah, I think they could already make up most of the short list, we all know Charlotte is on it! And probably Carl.
    9 replies | 460 view(s)
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