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  1. :( Bad luck. Really bad luck. I'm not sure...

    :( Bad luck. Really bad luck.

    I'm not sure that I would have entered. Some horses could take a while to get over a jet of water in the ear.
  2. Trail rides. Long slow work on hills and through...

    Trail rides. Long slow work on hills and through varied terrain keep the body fit and the brain engaged. I find that Morgans are usually better in the arena if they have been out hacking the day...
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    Sounds like someone is a really good salesperson....

    Sounds like someone is a really good salesperson. Nothing sells like hinting to someone that they are abusing their pet...
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    I would say that it is likely the quality and...

    I would say that it is likely the quality and similarity of the horses that makes the difference. Years ago I attended a conformation clinic given by Toine Hoefs. One of the things that I learned...
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    There is also much, much more variety of horses...

    There is also much, much more variety of horses competing in dressage in the US. I challenge anyone to find a single saddle that will fit WB, draft or draft cross, TB, Saddlebred, Morgan, Quarter...
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    There are many horses that have a plain vanilla,...

    There are many horses that have a plain vanilla, medium tree TB type back that are super easy to fit. But some horses are nearly impossible to fit, and others whose back changes a lot with condition...
  7. Aren't we sassy today? ;) The time share that...

    Aren't we sassy today? ;)

    The time share that I worked in actually pre-dated the Massachusetts time share condominium law, enacted in 1987. (I worked there in 1980, probably before you were...
  8. I worked for a time share the first summer of law...

    I worked for a time share the first summer of law school doing the closing documents. What an eye opener. Even though this was one of the first time shares in Mass. and the owners were meticulous...
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    You abdominal and back muscles are just like any...

    You abdominal and back muscles are just like any other muscle in your body. These muscles can be flexed and engaged. And that is exactly what you want to do in order to keep your torso aligned and...
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    Valegro was 6th with 76%. Germany for the win,...

    Valegro was 6th with 76%. Germany for the win, Netherlands second, Spain third.


    http://www.chioaachen.de/en/starterlisten?iEventId=11479&sListLabel=Results%20D4&bNonMobilePage=true
  11. Back when I took the exam, I smoked like a fiend....

    Back when I took the exam, I smoked like a fiend. I left the exam room every 45 minutes to have a cigarette. People thought that I was nuts, but it would have made me far more anxious to have to...
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    I finished "We Are All Completely Beside...

    I finished "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. It is a topical novel dealing with the issues of animal experimentation and animal rights as it has involved chimpanzees. It...
  13. If he likes "Jolene," then try "Justine" on him. ...

    If he likes "Jolene," then try "Justine" on him. Justine (pronounced Justeen) is a name that has been around forever, but is just not too common. I have only met one Justine, and I loved the name.
  14. Speaking of Gone With the Wind, the name Scarlett...

    Speaking of Gone With the Wind, the name Scarlett is not too common, despite Scarlett Johannson's celebrity.
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    If you are going to do western dressage, then...

    If you are going to do western dressage, then trimming and banding the mane, pleasure horse style would be appropriate.
  16. I like Penelope. Also Phoebe and Phillipa. ...

    I like Penelope. Also Phoebe and Phillipa.

    Phillipa is great because it means "friend of horses," and the traditional nickname is Pippa.

    Of you could just cut to the chase and go with Pippa....
  17. You got some very good advice here. Will the CA...

    You got some very good advice here. Will the CA exam have an essay portion? (I took the Mass bar exam before the multistate was invented.) If it does have an essay portion, then the best advice...
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    Check out the stickies that are pinned to the top...

    Check out the stickies that are pinned to the top of the threads on this forum. I think that the dressage tests or links to the dressage tests are there, along with lots of other helpful information.
  19. I'm not disagreeing with you, but it simply not...

    I'm not disagreeing with you, but it simply not something you see around my area. Beginner's lessons are mostly children's group lessons. Can't buy a longe lesson anywhere at any price.
  20. There are no "good quality programs" in my area. ...

    There are no "good quality programs" in my area. There are very, very few programs with school horses and those that have them are usually for children who are learning to post the trot. They do...
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    I'm in the middle of "One Hundred and Four...

    I'm in the middle of "One Hundred and Four Horses," and I am really enjoying it.
  22. Ah, you are riding a school horse. That makes a...

    Ah, you are riding a school horse. That makes a difference. School horses are frequently really dead in the mouth from riders balancing off them. This horse may be dead in the mouth and heavy on...
  23. I agree that those are not the best of examples...

    I agree that those are not the best of examples of "things not in your control." Those sound like excuses for poor performance--in short, expressions of anything but good sportsmanship.

    "Things...
  24. Totilas's Best Grand Prix Score ever.

    85% plus. With Matthias Rath.

    http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=27043

    and the video-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlTveZVzsDA
  25. Boundaries. ijs

    Boundaries. ijs
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