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  1. Thread: The Salute

    by alibi_18
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    I mainly do like you but change sides depending...

    I mainly do like you but change sides depending on which hand is holding the whip.
    I've "Salute" with the whip in hand once...:eek:
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    Is the horse sound now? If not, I would wait...

    Is the horse sound now?

    If not, I would wait to ''reveal'' anything before he is.

    Not wanting to be a Debbie Downer but you just never know what could happen.

    Bad shoeing jobs can take...
  3. Lesson horses, like Findeight said, aren't...

    Lesson horses, like Findeight said, aren't usually for people just to hop on and enjoy. They are lesson horses! :)

    The best solution would be to lease a horse from someone who doesn't mind if you...
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    The bits are obviously both too low. I would...

    The bits are obviously both too low.

    I would wait for your trainer to be there to help you adjust it before trying to ride with the double.
  5. The OP's business is training students to become...

    The OP's business is training students to become better riders and horsepeople.
    If the student isn't training seriously enough but still wants to compete, it is normal for the OP to feel that the...
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    Why would this be your farrier's fault? You...

    Why would this be your farrier's fault?
    You should ask your farrier what you should do to help your horse's feet.
    Better nutrition, better turn out, more exercice...
  7. Bareback and only halter/1 lead rope. A few...

    Bareback and only halter/1 lead rope.

    A few times per week when I go get the older gelding I'm taking care of from his field to the barn and when I bring him back. Why wasting my steps? LoL
    It...
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    Opera Opa! Hope

    Opera
    Opa!
    Hope
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    I would not discard the PSSM idea. I know you...

    I would not discard the PSSM idea.
    I know you wrote the horse's been fed a special diet for a year now but maybe something changed recently? More luxurious grass, new treats, apples/carrots, new...
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    I have both (with sunburst rowels and without...

    I have both (with sunburst rowels and without rowels) and use both on the same horse. I also have a pair of spurs with a "rolling ball" for shedding seasons.

    It really depends on the situation,...
  11. Also, be sure to ask (again and again) your...

    Also, be sure to ask (again and again) your trainer EXACTLY what s/he means. Ask for more explanations, a visual/technical from the ground, that s/he gets on the horse and show you the aid (in an...
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    Yes and no. It really depends on the horse and...

    Yes and no. It really depends on the horse and its training.

    Some of the big movements you'll see while free, despite being "beautiful and expressive" might not be suitable or correct for riding....
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    Have someone read the test for her. Practice...

    Have someone read the test for her.
    Practice reading before hand a few times to make sure everyone is ready (both rider and reader).
  14. The sad part is that I'm sure he'll find people...

    The sad part is that I'm sure he'll find people to buy them...
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    Why would you think he doesn't know what he's...

    Why would you think he doesn't know what he's doing?
    Apparently he did a good job in the UK...isn't this a good news for the USA?
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    If you post deliberately, it will be a major...

    If you post deliberately, it will be a major deduction.

    I think toning down would be better in your case. Just make sure it doesn't get uneven.


    By the end of the summer, you could ask for...
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    You'd get maybe a 3-4...if the judge see that you...

    You'd get maybe a 3-4...if the judge see that you are trying to sit! I really don't know what you could get if you are purposely posting the trot and make not effort to sit.

    If it were me, I...
  18. If you want the horse to take contact and stay...

    If you want the horse to take contact and stay there; you shouldn't be doing constant give/take/stirring pot-moving your wrist.

    Is your horse really bracing agains't your hand? Maybe the horse is...
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    Read the rules that your show follows. ...

    Read the rules that your show follows.

    Usually, a whip is allowed during your regular tests but check for the legal lenght of it. Whips are usuay not allowed at championship and I don't know about...
  20. Thread: Age question

    by alibi_18
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    Which country are you from?

    Which country are you from?
  21. What his your trimming schedule for this horse? ...

    What his your trimming schedule for this horse?

    If its feet are so awful with flares, being uneven and with bad underrun heels....your farriers aren't doing a good job at all.

    "pasture...
  22. Thread: Age question

    by alibi_18
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    At 3yrs old, you could do Intro (walk/trot) and...

    At 3yrs old, you could do Intro (walk/trot) and if the horse is able to canter properly, maybe Training.

    Some shows also may offer "group" classes; "equitation on the flat", "material" (more for...
  23. I doubt it's a fad...monoflap saddles have been...

    I doubt it's a fad...monoflap saddles have been there for ages. I remember riding in one like 10-15yrs ago and it was quite an used one at that time...A Kieffer I think.

    Lots of professionals in...
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    If your full training package doesn't include...

    If your full training package doesn't include lessons, yes.
    If you want an extra lesson, on top of what's included in your full training package, yes.
  25. I clipped the 19yrs old gelding I'm taking care...

    I clipped the 19yrs old gelding I'm taking care of because I thought he wasn't shedding fast enough and was getting way too hot/sweaty even while lightly ridden. It helped tremendously.

    He now...
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