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  1. Lucky you

    Lucky you
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    And there are bunch more exceptions. But yes,...

    And there are bunch more exceptions.

    But yes, some of the USEF breed rules have exceptions.
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    The EXCEPTION for the 3 ride rule was put into...

    The EXCEPTION for the 3 ride rule was put into place because for example AHA Regional Championships that have dressage are usually run on one day.

    This allows a horse to go in ATR AND Open...
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    Smooth rowels are not necessarily more severe. ...

    Smooth rowels are not necessarily more severe.

    Try rolling a smooth rowel across the back of your hand. Then POKE the back of your hand with a non rowel spur. Which is more irritating? ...
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    So YOU know that TOP trainers push horses to the...

    So YOU know that TOP trainers push horses to the point of rearing under saddle. How TOP are these trainers?

    I have audited several of his clinics. I RODE in one with my VERY sensitive young...
  6. Does your instructor also tell you to constantly...

    Does your instructor also tell you to constantly poke with your legs?

    Sounds like an 'instructor' that I know. Sheesh
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    And remember you have to have a qualifying score...

    And remember you have to have a qualifying score in a regular Third level test in order to compete in a freestyle
  8. When I bring out a greenie I get too a schooling...

    When I bring out a greenie I get too a schooling show. Equip myself with sugar cubes. Go to the judges stand -- hand them a handful of sugar (if they are willing0, let my horse stick his head...
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    Hard decision. I had a wonderful horse that...

    Hard decision. I had a wonderful horse that was upset by certain noises.

    Ear plugs reduced that effect. But also kept her from hearing my voice which also was an important tool for her. ...
  10. Really crappy scores at Training and First can be...

    Really crappy scores at Training and First can be attributed to greeness.

    Really crappy scores in the Young Horse classes are attributed to lack of gaits.

    Try a couple of both venues. See...
  11. You HAVE to look at the entire picture. ...

    You HAVE to look at the entire picture.

    This weekend I scribed for a judge that noted both BTV and above the bit. In each case he lowered the score. For some horses that went BTV...
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    A friend of mine has a mini. She has done a LOT...

    A friend of mine has a mini. She has done a LOT of research on how to maintain them. They tend to not shed out all the way.

    So every year I go over and body clip him in the spring. Its...
  13. I see the bitless folks did not provide this...

    I see the bitless folks did not provide this 'Minister' the facts on how some bitless bridles actually work...
  14. Flights in for horses -- there is the Omaha...

    Flights in for horses -- there is the Omaha airport. And there is a SAC Air Force base.
  15. It should be a good time. If nothing else,...

    It should be a good time.

    If nothing else, everyone could make appointments to be fitted for new Dehner boots AT the facility where they are made.
  16. Ok. Troll alert Doesn't matter what YOU...

    Ok. Troll alert

    Doesn't matter what YOU would do.
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    The barn I built 2 years ago is 40 feet from my...

    The barn I built 2 years ago is 40 feet from my back door. We had to do a bit of leveling to get it in. barn is 24 x 30 with a 6 foot over hand. 2 stalls 60 foot runs off each stall. I...
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    I use the saddle seat method if and when I switch...

    I use the saddle seat method if and when I switch sides. Don't usually switch during a test.
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    horseloverz.com has eurostar breeches on sale. ...

    horseloverz.com has eurostar breeches on sale.

    Generally the more pricey the less see through.

    Else where white tights under them
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    For the edification of the rest of us would you...

    For the edification of the rest of us would you please quote line and verse from the rule book where it STATES "you have to post OR sit,..."

    I cannot seem to find it.

    RE: OP You two are...
  21. I vote for leaving a flake of 'approved' hay...

    I vote for leaving a flake of 'approved' hay right outside the horse's stall. Speak kindly with neighbors so they KNOW they can give your horse that hay.

    I know my horse who is normally well...
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    Good luck with finding boots with zippers where...

    Good luck with finding boots with zippers where the zippers last a few years.

    I have fully lined Effingham tall boots that have been my daily boots for 10+ years. They don't look so great any...
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    I have NO problem walking up to such a person,...

    I have NO problem walking up to such a person, dismounting, handing them the reins and saying "Please show me how it is done"
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    You obviously cannot and will not read the...

    You obviously cannot and will not read the rulebook for USEF Dressage division.

    Since there is an issue with RTFM

    USEF RULE BOOK

    DRESSAGE RULES


    Classification Card or Presidential...
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    I haul hay in the empty stall all the time. If...

    I haul hay in the empty stall all the time. If you are concerned with shifting load use a couple bungies to limit movement.
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