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    Thanks. It is not in the joint. But I am...

    Thanks. It is not in the joint. But I am waiting to get the X-rays. My vet said she just doesn't know what to say without looking at them. They could be calling something arthritic changes that...
  2. If you tend to finish on your dressage score then...

    If you tend to finish on your dressage score then you need to focus on the dressage. Invest in more lessons. Go to clinics and local dressage shows.

    When I warm up a hot horse, lateral work and...
  3. I have worked with two high level trainers...

    I have worked with two high level trainers lately. One is well liked but I find her really sarcastic. And too much sarcasm wears on me . She comes off negative and the other one is very upbeat. ...
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    Arthritic changes

    I am looking at a nice light three year old that has slight arthritic changes in a hind ankle. He moves great. It came up with an X-ray due to a bone chip removal. So he was not lame . They just...
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    Top dressage masters who once had evented will...

    Top dressage masters who once had evented will say and have said that there is a big difference mentally particularly above 2-3rd level. There is a good quote by the late Klemke somewhere.

    I like...
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    I cannot remember if it was at a clinic with jan...

    I cannot remember if it was at a clinic with jan ebeling or Steffen peters but a three year old was in there for the clinic and he told her to bring him back a year later and not do things like...
  7. I need a narrow or I feel pain. I can manage a...

    I need a narrow or I feel pain. I can manage a regular twist to a degree but no way a wide. I live in my narrow twist dressage saddle.
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    My experience is that judges really want to...

    My experience is that judges really want to encourage the intro people so she should not be ripped for anything unless she is cruel to her horse or clearly in danger (like the trainer sends child out...
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    Leg question

    A horse I am looking at has a slight fracture in a hind ankle. I am told by the vet it needs 3 months. I am thinking it must be very slight to just need 3 months layup in a small field. This is...
  10. No matter what - go for riding and performing...

    No matter what - go for riding and performing better. However, I would go to a lot of schooling shows. Then you have to decide if you want to risk a 38 when you could get a 32.... when paying the...
  11. All great advice - I read tests all the time for...

    All great advice - I read tests all the time for people. I think I do Intro tests and training level tests almost from memory now. That said I usually do it the midway point as someone said. I try...
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    Simple Buyer/Seller question

    Those of you selling a horse - when you do trials, how long do you do them for generally? a week, two weeks or a month?

    This situation is a solid training and first level horse going out to be...
  13. We just do not know what is going on with people...

    We just do not know what is going on with people so we can never judge. I mean, I have several students who know their tests well forward and backward but still like the comfort of my reading it too...
  14. I have a 12 year old WB that has been like this...

    I have a 12 year old WB that has been like this every year since he was 3. When the temperature changes, he needs to get used to it. His nature as a warmblood - as a biology major grad - he is not...
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    Dressage = training of the horse - so whether you...

    Dressage = training of the horse - so whether you are going to show rec or not, its always good to have the comments if they are given in light of a training experience and constructive.

    Some...
  16. I will say that - sometimes I laugh because as a...

    I will say that - sometimes I laugh because as a 'pro' I have a small fleet of kiddos and fixer upper horses and will compete Open against GP riders on lower level horses and know that in dressage I...
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    I have gone on the Wofford course walk - that was...

    I have gone on the Wofford course walk - that was a hoot and a lot of fun - definitely informative. However, I walked with Michael Pollard back when he still had Icarus. And I really felt I got an...
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    I really loved what Will Coleman said about how...

    I really loved what Will Coleman said about how much he cares about the horses - their care, their happiness - that they are looked after like the special creatures they are. We all need to remember...
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    I go to Rolex every year and I will tell you -...

    I go to Rolex every year and I will tell you - there are SO many dogs there - sometimes I wonder if it IS a dog show too! Seriously - if you are the type of person who likes to take your dog places...
  20. I worked with one rolex rider at a clinic - my...

    I worked with one rolex rider at a clinic - my horse was at his worse that weekend I will say though - he was too out of shape to be there and he gave me attitude to tell me. But she said she did...
  21. This discussion is why I love dressage and if I...

    This discussion is why I love dressage and if I explain this to some people, they call me a dressage queen. lol

    So many people are taught what the 'correct' diagonal is but not why we tend to ...
  22. All my horses are barefoot and I have been...

    All my horses are barefoot and I have been showing and transitioning horses to barefoot for many years now. I also was a barefoot trimmer at one point. I know enough not to say I know everything! ...
  23. I apologize if I am repeating anything - I...

    I apologize if I am repeating anything - I scanned through most of the posts to see if my thoughts were expressed and I did not really see if it was. Mine are contributory to all the others to give...
  24. Sounds like you have quality answers on here...

    Sounds like you have quality answers on here already. SOUNDS TO ME that she is almost back to being 100% when you say its one out of 20 jumps.

    I do want to stand up for your horse though -...
  25. It is sobering when someone gets hurt because we...

    It is sobering when someone gets hurt because we know that we CAN prepare and ride well and have all 'our butterflies aligned" per Wofford - and STILL be toeing the line of risk. It could be any of...
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