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  1. But to do that, there IS a " loss of rein" if you...

    But to do that, there IS a " loss of rein" if you want to get that nit picky about docking points.
  2. So, OP, do you have mileage in the Jumpers in...

    So, OP, do you have mileage in the Jumpers in high Ch/Ad or low Jr/AO? Or just Hunters and Eq? This one will need a very strong Jumpery ride and has a ways to go finish wise.

    Have you looked at...
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    Have been on both sides of leasing , full and...

    Have been on both sides of leasing , full and half.

    I always included language excluding surgery. Colic is not an injury but normally considered a routine expense, vet call and Banamine, maybe...
  4. Killing time here so watched all 3. Twice....

    Killing time here so watched all 3. Twice. Because I wanted to be sure.

    Saw one single lead change in all three, a sort of lazy simple on the flat , not crisp or out of any kind of pace. Changing...
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    Leather texture at the back if the seat on an old...

    Leather texture at the back if the seat on an old saddle? That's wear, the surface texture is well worn and may be thinning.
  6. She looks pretty Green. Do you have the time and...

    She looks pretty Green. Do you have the time and trainer lined up to developed her? They do it a bit differently over there prepping young sales horses, they pretty much go right to the fences. They...
  7. Depends, most get treated like everybody else and...

    Depends, most get treated like everybody else and any reference to who they, their parents or their kids sometimes-as with rock or kid star parents-are is considered tacky to completely...
  8. Start with the one in better condition. But it...

    Start with the one in better condition. But it really doesn't matter, either it's going to fit the horse or you send it back and try the other one. They are both good saddles IF they fit the...
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    Left to left does not always work, somebody...

    Left to left does not always work, somebody landing a jump tracking left can't thread through horses flatting on the rail tracking right just to get left to left then thread back through to get the...
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    Don't buy trouble, you have enough of that when...

    Don't buy trouble, you have enough of that when you start with a sound one.

    If you want to make up a prospect as a 3'6" show horse? That's a crap shoot even with a sound one, the iffy x rays and...
  11. BINGO, we have a winner. What a nice rider, that...

    BINGO, we have a winner. What a nice rider, that should be an instructional video for any rider,a Hunter or Jumper, LOVED the umbrellas. Hunter could use those course elements too even the umbrellas...
  12. Far as I know, show management leases state,...

    Far as I know, show management leases state, county, city or privately owned facilities for shows. They, the facility operators, may own and operate a horse park/equestrian center year round but...
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    I jumped a wide, square 3' 3" ish oxer set on the...

    I jumped a wide, square 3' 3" ish oxer set on the quarter line in a schooling ring, long approach, carrying some pace and tracking left. Only ONE other horse in the ring on the rail going the other...
  14. Well, it came off as seeking three specific...

    Well, it came off as seeking three specific household name type celebrities as clients not as growing a business targeted to the elite. That's what cranked it south.

    Many at this level via media...
  15. I should think this one needs more then a few...

    I should think this one needs more then a few weeks away from shows as well as just do flat classes when it goes back for awhile. Preferably with a different rider as there is no way the kid is not...
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    IME experience lateral mover has referred to a...

    IME experience lateral mover has referred to a pacer, lateral pairs in unision instead of diagonal pairs in a trot. Also variations on "Gaited horses" where the trot is broken to 4 beats, called...
  17. Unfortunately, this was quite an unfortunate...

    Unfortunately, this was quite an unfortunate scene. Somebody actually filed a protest that some barns rented turn out paddocks but there were not enough for all of them. USEF upheld the protest, and...
  18. They do reset the distances though. And its over...

    They do reset the distances though. And its over 2 days, you won't Model, Hack and Jump the same day. With all height splits jumping the same course in Greens and all the Regulars jumping the same...
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    I don't Event but I expect my coach to be dressed...

    I don't Event but I expect my coach to be dressed professionally at an H/J show. Mostly clean and neat but most of the ones still riding themselves wore the breeches and boots all day. Same thing...
  20. IIRC rules say you cannot touch the horse forward...

    IIRC rules say you cannot touch the horse forward of the shoulder, theory being it could create an additional aid or reinforce a rein aid.

    I think they overthink that when it's an obvious reward....
  21. Reading the article, looks like it's anecdotal...

    Reading the article, looks like it's anecdotal but there is a tradition that says it should be avoided lest somebody keep pushing the limits of "patting" after completion to poking or pinching a...
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    Now, now, that belongs on the Pony Finals thread...

    Now, now, that belongs on the Pony Finals thread as an example of a Pony Mom turn out. This one is doing a fine job of holding the lead rope until the groom gets there.
  23. It, Depo, helps some of them, particularly...

    It, Depo, helps some of them, particularly imports sold intact at age 4 or 5 and cut before importing. Tones down the pushy macho edges.

    Mares or geldings, don't have a problem with it. But I...
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    Keep in mind not everybody has the barn in the...

    Keep in mind not everybody has the barn in the back yard and some barns are fancier and more social then others, some even suggest proper dress for clients (speaking of which we have not seen the...
  25. Perhaps you need to investigate another barn more...

    Perhaps you need to investigate another barn more oriented towards more affordable shows? The best trainer in the world won't help if they are at the show and you are home or you can't get the horse...
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