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  1. Rhythm & relaxation, the first two steps of the...

    Rhythm & relaxation, the first two steps of the Training Scale. Without them nothing else matters.
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    Basically, it depends upon the horse. I knew a...

    Basically, it depends upon the horse. I knew a mare that every Spring would get very fussy in the mouth, we decided it was allergies and when she had the mullen-mouth bit she was much happier, by...
  3. 100% agree with DQ, the horse has to want to be...

    100% agree with DQ, the horse has to want to be the center of attention. You have to be careful with them as youngsters though, since they can be quite pushy. Their temperament needs to be handled...
  4. Mary is a wonderful teacher, both for dressage...

    Mary is a wonderful teacher, both for dressage and eventing:

    Schwentker, Mary (Level 2)
    Certified in 2003

    Address
    223 Buckhorn Road
    Dry Run Farm
    Middletown, VA 22645
    Phone
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    Depends upon what the rider is doing. If they are...

    Depends upon what the rider is doing. If they are tilted forward on the front of their seat (crotch), they need to tuck their tailbone under a bit to be more balanced on their seat bones.
    Also, we...
  6. It is SO important to not just judge an...

    It is SO important to not just judge an instructor on their "experience", we have an FEI instructor in my area who (many years ago) rode with some excellent trainers,BUT since then she has gone her...
  7. Me too

    Me too
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    Great book: the Carl Hester book. the German...

    Great book: the Carl Hester book. the German training manuals, Bengt Ljunquist book, Reiner Klimke cavalletti book,
  9. Lots of interesting stories. I too have a horse...

    Lots of interesting stories. I too have a horse that I started myself and have had some days when I was in tears wondering WTH? But as we have progressed up the levels he has gotten better, his...
  10. Mary Schwentker... lovely rider, lovely person,...

    Mary Schwentker... lovely rider, lovely person, USEA certified maybe willing to travel, not sure.
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    Also... he was probably very uncomfortable, (as...

    Also... he was probably very uncomfortable, (as per chiro) Lungeing would have allowed you to see him move and maybe realize he was not 100%
  12. BTW I wouldn't necessarily say the horse is a...

    BTW I wouldn't necessarily say the horse is a slow developer. Her lack of straightness is in part natural and in part due to never being taught how to supple on both sides. Some horses step under...
  13. There are exercises that can help with this basic...

    There are exercises that can help with this basic straightness issue, but I would strongly recommend getting the help of a qualified trainer, so they can show you what to do, how to do it and when to...
  14. Thread: Fair Hill!

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    All the horses I watched over the coffin, made it...

    All the horses I watched over the coffin, made it look easy! That 3rd element was at an angle that needed a very accurate ride. In the 2 star there was a similar brush fence angled sharply after...
  15. Thread: Respect

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    Lovely

    Lovely
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    I would strongly recommend you wear a helmet...

    I would strongly recommend you wear a helmet instead!
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    Horrifying how ignorant and (probably...

    Horrifying how ignorant and (probably unintentionally) cruel people can be.
  18. Congrats, are you certified by the USEA? ...

    Congrats, are you certified by the USEA? Certification will give you some excellent training on becoming a good instructor and will give you credibility and you'll be on the USEA website. I've had...
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    What I have to say may sound unpleasant but...

    What I have to say may sound unpleasant but everything you have written in this and previous posts says you are treating this horse very poorly. BACK OFF the poor creature, just because he can jump...
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    PVDA - Christoph Hess Symposium

    Any one going to the Christoph Hess dressage gymnastics symposium this weekend? It sounds like it should be very interesting
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    I have had one 10, and quite a few 9's scattered...

    I have had one 10, and quite a few 9's scattered about in my dressage life. I was completely and utterly thrilled to get those scores, nothing frustrating about getting 9 or 9.5 it gives you such a...
  22. See the other thread: Dressage at Devon - Rosmarin

    See the other thread: Dressage at Devon - Rosmarin
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    Steffen Peters said to Kim last year at Hassler...

    Steffen Peters said to Kim last year at Hassler Dressage, "I need teammates". He said it again this year, he loves this horse and rider. They are an example of good quality horse and excellent...
  24. Rozmarin...lovely. talented young horse

    Rozmarin...lovely. talented young horse
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    Core exercises, will help you the most, as netg...

    Core exercises, will help you the most, as netg said, followed by hip flexibility exercises. Your leg will be better able to drape (think wet towel) when your core is strong and supple and your hips...
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