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    A 4 beat lope should be penalized - and I have...

    A 4 beat lope should be penalized - and I have judged WD and have penalized such a gait abnormality. And have seen plenty of 3 beat well ridden lopes.

    WD105 The Lope
    1. The lope is a gait with...
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    I was riding in the early 90s and the rule had...

    I was riding in the early 90s and the rule had been on the books for a long time back then. I think there was a change in interpretation - "long or short sleeved shirt" meant NO sleeveless.
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    Well, according to many people on this board,...

    Well, according to many people on this board, neither are many dressage riders, officials, etc. The principals and directives set out in the USEF (not USDF) tests are set by a committee with input...
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    OMG guys, chill... My impression of Dot's posts...

    OMG guys, chill... My impression of Dot's posts are simply she (as a dressage rider) would prefer a few areas be improved - and I think many of us would agree. I'm totally supportive of WD - I...
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    Well, I just showed yesterday, 100 degrees and...

    Well, I just showed yesterday, 100 degrees and just awful. I was tempted to scratch... We survived - very short warm up (5 minutes for our 2nd test). I wore a lightweight vest to break up the...
  6. Oh, that is just SAD! I'd also contact show...

    Oh, that is just SAD! I'd also contact show management and express my disappointment that someone else was allowed to take the music.
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    Well, My Little Pony (Friesian cross mare, aka...

    Well, My Little Pony (Friesian cross mare, aka Friesian Heritage Horse) and I just showed yesterday on a bloody hot July 4th at First 1 and First 3. In spite of the holiday and the heat, it was a...
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    Another thing to remember - Western Dressage and...

    Another thing to remember - Western Dressage and Cowboy Dressage are two totally different things! Western Dressage does use some of the dressage training process, albeit customized to western...
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    Yeah, I had one that did it too - bagged up and...

    Yeah, I had one that did it too - bagged up and all. But she'd had a foal the prior year.
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    Oh, I envy you with RAIN! My weather issues are...

    Oh, I envy you with RAIN! My weather issues are heat - it has been over 100 for several days this week, several days last week - we are celebrating when it drops to 96:( Today is forecast for 108,...
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    What is an "off breed"? I ride non-Warmbloods,...

    What is an "off breed"? I ride non-Warmbloods, but they aren't off? I've shown dressage on two Morgans, a Friesian, and several Friesian crosses, and all of them have been competitive at rated...
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    I like them because of the padding. I don't...

    I like them because of the padding. I don't "crank" them - I can get my entire hand under the noseband when it is buckled. The buckle on the French style cavesons just hits at the wrong place to...
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    I'm one of the few dressage riders that is NOT a...

    I'm one of the few dressage riders that is NOT a fan. I prefer Euroseat (looks like a fullseat, but just the breeches fabric with stitching in the shape of fullseat, so I still "look the part"), so...
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    Poll: It does vary, but on average, we do 45 to an hour...

    It does vary, but on average, we do 45 to an hour including warm up and cool down. I voted 45 since I think it tends more towards 45/50. On really hot days, it may be less, on days when we are...
  15. I was always taught one MONTH for every week off....

    I was always taught one MONTH for every week off. It does depend on the horse - some horses just build fitness faster.

    As for Friesians - yes, they can be very fit. I had a stallion who could...
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    And in a hot climate, that makes it even hotter...

    And in a hot climate, that makes it even hotter...
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    You are correct, cold+hot does not = warm. The...

    You are correct, cold+hot does not = warm. The original use of the terms in the US was to describe horse types. Hot is Arab, Tbred, Barb. Cold is draft - Clydes, Shire, Perchie, etc. Warm (or I...
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    No rules on colors or patterns - I have seen...

    No rules on colors or patterns - I have seen stripes and spots on stock ties! I have a light lavender one, and have gotten a lot of positive feedback on it from other competitors, and no judge has...
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    Just a quick note - you can't wear ANY shirt. ...

    Just a quick note - you can't wear ANY shirt. The requirement is short or long sleeved (NOT sleeveless), and no t-shirts. So a polo shirt is fine, a show shirt is fine. Make sure it has sleeves...
  20. Warmbloods-For-Sale? And do a search for...

    Warmbloods-For-Sale? And do a search for breeders in your region - they often have youngsters for sale. Not always advertised - perhaps only on their websites. Also - if there are any inspections...
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    Not really correct... There is a difference...

    Not really correct...

    There is a difference between warmblood and Warmblood. Capitalized, it refers to the group of European purpose bred horses that did START with heavier types (many looked...
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    My friend's Flair saddle was always going...

    My friend's Flair saddle was always going partially flat - after repeated fixes, she gave up and had the Flair removed and regular wool put in. I tried ONE saddle with Flair and it bounced on my...
  23. Rhythm is the pattern of the beat - a trot should...

    Rhythm is the pattern of the beat - a trot should always be TWO BEAT. Rhythm first and foremost. If your horse is showing other then a two beat rhythm, you have a major problem. So I think you...
  24. No, but they aren't partial pirouettes either! ...

    No, but they aren't partial pirouettes either! People want to almost stop and neck rein their horse around that corner - it is a corner - all corners have a bit of bend and flow. Side note, but I...
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    I also do NOT ride deep into the corners on the...

    I also do NOT ride deep into the corners on the loop - make it a softer bend in the corner and it flows better.
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