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    Adjustable Saddle Recommendations

    I just got a 3 year old and my saddle sadly does not fit.:no: Can any of you tell me about your experience with adjustable saddles and if they are worth the cost when you have a youngster that will...
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    Surprised no one has mentioned anything about...

    Surprised no one has mentioned anything about getting on the lunge and dropping stirrups. Nothing strengthens a riders legs and core more than work without stirrups particularly when you are posting...
  3. I have a 2 year old and won't ride my gelding...

    I have a 2 year old and won't ride my gelding until he is at least 3, when his knees have closed. So far, he has been in several in hand classes, wears a bridle, has had bareback pads, circingles,...
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    whatever you decide to do, just make sure you get...

    whatever you decide to do, just make sure you get everything in writing. Horse people for some reason don't do this a lot, outside of releases when riding at a barn. if you have things in writing,...
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    Poll: I didn't vote - none of them fit. I like to...

    I didn't vote - none of them fit. I like to watch the instructor teach a few times to see if their style matches what I'm used to, and that they teach classical dressage. If they have trained with...
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    I've always found that posting without stirrups...

    I've always found that posting without stirrups was helpful in getting your leg to properly hang down with your toes pointing forward. it engages your legs and strengthens the muscles where as with...
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    I just got a Kieffer and love it. It has little...

    I just got a Kieffer and love it. It has little rhinestones in the brow and the buckles are smaller so it's very flattering on your horse. the leather is soft. Can't remember the model, but got it...
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    Find a GOOD trainer - one that has a history of...

    Find a GOOD trainer - one that has a history of riding and training in dressage. Not a hunter rider that claims to ride dressage (nothing against hunter riders!). I always try to find a trainer...
  9. I love your horse! She looks so sweet. It's...

    I love your horse! She looks so sweet. It's just so nice to see pictures of people riding different horses other than warmbloods.

    I think your upper "half" looks super, your shoulders are back,...
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    I've only ridden dressage, so i only know...

    I've only ridden dressage, so i only know dressage trainers. I've been riding for over 20 years, so it's not a matter of being a greenie or not being used to having someone yell at me. But I...
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    Why all the yelling trainers?

    Another post got me wondering - why do trainers feel they need to yell at their clients? I mean, honestly, is it really necessary? You may get frustrated because a student isn't doing what you...
  12. Vogt Riding Academy is inside the perimeter. ...

    Vogt Riding Academy is inside the perimeter. They have been there for years. Anneliese Vogt Harber is the owner and head trainer - she is TOUGH, but one hell of a teacher. You will learn a lot...
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    For those that have backed horses, at what age do...

    For those that have backed horses, at what age do you tend to do this? I've heard at 2 but have also been told to wait until 3 when their knees close. Any thoughts on why you do it at certain ages?
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    Hi sorry, been a while since i've been logged in....

    Hi sorry, been a while since i've been logged in. It truly depends on time of day, season (we are in construction season right now which sucks!), weather, etc. If EARLY on a Saturday morning, when...
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    what did your vet say?

    what did your vet say?
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    For those of you that use the Kensington and...

    For those of you that use the Kensington and Amigo, do you have to order a size or two larger? I've read that they both run small. Thanks everyone for your help!
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    Fly Sheets - Which one do you use?

    Was wondering which fly sheet you use? Which ones have you had bad luck with? :)
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    It depends on what you want. If you want...

    It depends on what you want. If you want turnout, and a good dressage facility, you can't beat Silverwood. A few other good places are Fireside, Sunflower, Temple, Kelly's but they are all north of...
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    I used Tempi breeches from Dressage Extensions -...

    I used Tempi breeches from Dressage Extensions - they were great, but then i started riding in Pikeurs and never went back. Don't know if they sell them anymore or not. I actually have about 7 pairs...
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    I have 2 herniated discs. Tried chiro, physical...

    I have 2 herniated discs. Tried chiro, physical therapy, drugs, injections, etc., and haven't had a lot of success - I'm very active and do a lot of core exercises. I NEVER know what I'm going to...
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    Possibly his back isn't up and maybe he's not...

    Possibly his back isn't up and maybe he's not truly in front of your leg before you ask for the transition? Or maybe you are so determined to get the transition the first time, that you run the...
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    I've always been told when making a transition to...

    I've always been told when making a transition to just think the transition and for some reason, it always works. In other words, before doing your transition, think "Canter" and give subtle aids. ...
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    Make sure you are not gripping too much on the...

    Make sure you are not gripping too much on the left (outside) rein when going right. I had this exact problem, and it was because of two things - i was holding too much on my left rein out of habit,...
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    Wine always helps! Sometimes I think scribing...

    Wine always helps!

    Sometimes I think scribing a few times with a judge early in the season helps too. Judges want you to have a good ride based on my discussions and observations. Made me realize...
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    Dressage was the only style of riding that was...

    Dressage was the only style of riding that was taught where I went for lessons 30 years ago. The family was from Germany and all rode/taught. The father had been an officer in the German calvalry. ...
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