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  1. My trainer will probably only have one FEI horse...

    My trainer will probably only have one FEI horse on his record. He has a stallion he's owned since foal who was supposed to be lame by 5 but instead through work is VERY sound and happy working. ...
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    My horse gets various kinds of large bumps every...

    My horse gets various kinds of large bumps every summer. Most often they are on his belly/barrel where no tack goes and don't affect him. This week, unfortunately, he had one which spanned both...
  3. Thread: Proud bragging

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    Congratulations! I love his canter - and feel...

    Congratulations! I love his canter - and feel that there is ALWAYS a place for canter improvement in bloodlines. :)
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    Except that the nose is SUPPOSED TO BE in front...

    Except that the nose is SUPPOSED TO BE in front of the vertical. It's not what you typically see these days, and somehow people think if it goes in front of the vertical it means the horse is above...
  5. Funny, because that's not what.... anyone I know...

    Funny, because that's not what.... anyone I know in real life thinks about Friesian trots. On the other hand, plenty of people I "know" online think it's hard. Maybe we get the freakish Friesians...
  6. I have a Friesian cross. She was NOT bred...

    I have a Friesian cross. She was NOT bred intelligently to try to get a good cross. Her previous owner had a 1/2 Friesian/Quarter Horse by the same stallion, loved it, and when it died decided she...
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    I think Mary Wanless is one of those people who...

    I think Mary Wanless is one of those people who is either exceedingly helpful or nearly useless for someone. What you've read so far should give you an idea of how you feel about her style, and if...
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    Not the founder of that organization, but if...

    Not the founder of that organization, but if you're interested in being put in touch with one of the founders of Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) send me a PM. She now does emotional therapy work,...
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    This is actually the Special, qualifying for the...

    This is actually the Special, qualifying for the Kur, isn't it?

    If someone has a better internet connection than I do, I'm sure they can answer by clicking the magnifying glass alicen mentioned. ...
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    The problem is you're talking about her reaching...

    The problem is you're talking about her reaching DOWN, not reaching OUT. There's a difference. Seeking contact involves opening the throatlatch to reach toward the contact, and most people who talk...
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    Oh, I am so sorry! That is a toughie. The right...

    Oh, I am so sorry! That is a toughie. The right trainer can be hard to find even if you're surrounded by excellent ones.
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    This is what the gymnastic development of a horse...

    This is what the gymnastic development of a horse is about. :)
  13. Thread: Temporary shoes?

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    I will probably put EasyShoes on my guy prior to...

    I will probably put EasyShoes on my guy prior to going to an out of town show where the footing is rocky and there is typically a lot of rain. He's been barefoot about a year and a half now, but...
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    That's wonderful! It doesn't even matter what...

    That's wonderful! It doesn't even matter what the gift is, when a SO gives a gift which truly reflects what YOU want, it is priceless.

    I hope you enjoy your OneK as much as I enjoy mine! The...
  15. Thread: Using the leg

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    This is well said. Your horse will give you a...

    This is well said.

    Your horse will give you a better answer than any of us can. I have hot and high energy horses. On days they are hotter, my legs are on and more supportive if needed, but the...
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    My horse is... um.... challenging in new...

    My horse is... um.... challenging in new locations. He always had the chance to gallop first when he got anywhere, so being asked to do dressage straight away confuses him and makes him explosive.
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    You felt too green for him when he was tired -...

    You felt too green for him when he was tired - think how mismatched you may be when he is rested up. To me, there are all kinds of alarm bells as far as your preparation to deal with a young green...
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    I think at some point you have to pick a horse to...

    I think at some point you have to pick a horse to stick with, and commit to trying to get that specific horse up the levels. You'll discover all kinds of weaknesses in your riding you have to fix,...
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    Yep. I just hauled my 2 horse GN full of...

    Yep.

    I just hauled my 2 horse GN full of equipment for a 10 person big band, 4 band members and myself to LA for a concert. I had mountains to drive through which you won't have to deal with, but...
  20. Thread: how to fall

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    As an adult I have, sadly, come off 5 times in...

    As an adult I have, sadly, come off 5 times in the 5 years I've been a re-rider.

    1st, I was demonstrating how a horse pushes my leg forward, so leg was out of stirrup and on horse's shoulder as BO...
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    Yep. It varies, as noted. My trainer has full...

    Yep.

    It varies, as noted. My trainer has full training defined as the rides during the week that the horse needs because then he doesn't have to make up for horse shows. So if you take a lesson...
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    Make sure you look at the specific version of the...

    Make sure you look at the specific version of the test you will be reading. Some are clearer about when you are at an unread transition score than others, and it gets confusing if you try to start...
  23. Thread: Verdades

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    Very interesting given the claims some folks make...

    Very interesting given the claims some folks make about types of horses not in warmblood backgrounds!


    Nice horse who I think is made nicer by wonderful riding. :)
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    Yep. At a show my gelding will give everything...

    Yep.

    At a show my gelding will give everything his body will allow if I let him go full out in mediums. This means most of the time he will get uneven if I don't hold him back a bit. His left...
  25. I think we have around 15 in our group getting...

    I think we have around 15 in our group getting tickets together, and I'm the only one from Tucson in the group. I am probably traveling and staying in a hotel w/ a bus from Tucson, too. Fun times!
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