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    unless you're a trainer who can ride anything, I...

    unless you're a trainer who can ride anything, I think temperament is #1.
    (talent or conformation are irrelevant if you can't ride the horse!)

    what's the right temperament?

    well, IMHO, that's...
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    Love Rotspon rideability

    However as someone else said, the size can be extremely variable. I've probably seen about 25 of his offspring under saddle and they range from 15,3h. To 17,3h.
  3. Your import numbers for a mare are low. It used...

    Your import numbers for a mare are low. It used to be that importing a mare was only a few thousand more than a gelding. I was shocked at the change in cost when I brought in a mare last Fall. I...
  4. better today. agree with ShannonLee that the...

    better today.

    agree with ShannonLee that the Tinne W/Bo Jenson section was super. Bo's long lining was magical to watch. Tinne started out on Benetton Dream and it would have been nice to know...
  5. NA Global Dressage Forum-all show and no substance?

    Anyone else feel like it was too much money for what it was?

    From the $10 for the parking and the $20 for lunch to $375 for 2 days....

    C. Boylen spent 30 minutes showing how HP was travers on...
  6. For me the issue is consistency. If dressage...

    For me the issue is consistency.

    If dressage is going to be a 'real' sport, the rules have got to be followed and they have to be the same for everyone.

    Discretion can be applied in things...
  7. 2014 FEI dressage rules Article 430 section...

    2014 FEI dressage rules

    Article 430 section 7.2:

    "Any resistance which prevents the continuation of the test longer than twenty (20) seconds is punished by Elimination."

    It goes on to say if...
  8. Can someone explain to me why Cesar Parra wasn't...

    Can someone explain to me why Cesar Parra wasn't eliminated?
    I thought there was a limit of 20 seconds of resistance allowed.
  9. There's no doubt that bloodlines matter, but they...

    There's no doubt that bloodlines matter, but they don't compel. Think about your own siblings-how much are you alike, or not?

    In my experience, I agree with Marydell, D lines are great for ride...
  10. great news!! love Axel's commentary.

    great news!! love Axel's commentary.
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    vet came out today and says he drops his right...

    vet came out today and says he drops his right hip bec. of hock issues. will address the hocks and see what happens.

    and talk about synchronicity: an equine massage therapist showed up yesterday...
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    thanks Equibrit and CrowneDragon-will have the...

    thanks Equibrit and CrowneDragon-will have the vet out. ouch.
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    more information that may trigger something: ...

    more information that may trigger something:

    half pass right is easy. left is a struggle (at both trot and canter)

    right lead canter is 3 beat and easily balanced. left lead canter can get 4...
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    agree that the hind limb lameness article is...

    agree that the hind limb lameness article is fascinating.

    I've been shimming the right shoulder w/o success. do you think I should try shimming the right rear nearer the cantle?

    as for ground...
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    3s: you're right, it happens with motion. saddle...

    3s: you're right, it happens with motion. saddle starts off in the middle and moves to the right with or without stirrups, with or without my riding him. I hadn't thought about the left shoulder...
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    CrowneDragon: I think that sounds like a great...

    CrowneDragon: I think that sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.
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    saddles slip to the right

    Both my Schleese Jane Savoie and my Trilogy Verago slide to the right on my horse significantly.

    The Trilogy was bought specifically for this horse and has been restuffed 4 times without success....
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    saddle seat?

    went to a saddle seat show recently:

    nary a helmet in sight.

    surgical tubing tied between front legs in the warm-up.

    and USEF literature on the tables.
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    depends on what constitutes 'minor arthritic...

    depends on what constitutes 'minor arthritic changes.'

    if you're serious about the horse, it may be worth having a second opinion from a vet. radiologist. not to mention that one vet's minor...
  20. would like to ask the herd: if you can look...

    would like to ask the herd:

    if you can look at the archive video of Steffen's ride, please look at the piaffe before the canter depart .

    what score do you think it should have gotten?
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    agree that the spook started at the end of the...

    agree that the spook started at the end of the diagonal for the ones. but imo she didn't go off course until she started to circle back around. My Lady did lose connection before then however. does...
  22. will be interested to know more about Mr. van der...

    will be interested to know more about Mr. van der Schaft.

    I'm afraid that while I like Robert, I worry that with him our team may be more about who's in what camp rather than looking objectively...
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    I didn't see the exact warm up incident but here...

    I didn't see the exact warm up incident but here are the facts I know to be true:

    1. Ken Braddick was at the show. I saw him leaving the FEI warm up on what I believe was the day of the 'incident'...
  24. Gold Coast Opener-was anyone else there?

    Wizard looked out behind and irregular to me. I think it was his back. was anyone else there and what did you think?

    I just don't get how Wizard got 75%+ in the freestyle today.

    I thought...
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    FEI abolishing associate membership?

    I'm hoping someone with more knowledge that I will speak up.

    It looks like the FEI has told several organizations (IRDC,IJRC, AIDE0) that they no longer have a seat at the table in decision...
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