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    I am with findeight... give him lots of down...

    I am with findeight... give him lots of down time, let him get fat, furry, and happy; remember what it means to be a horse again.

    I have always found that a nice long layoff is like a cleansing....
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    This is a very correct answer. Race horses...

    This is a very correct answer.

    Race horses are trained to balance themselves with the jockey. A jockey picking up the reins and taking hold means it is time to move forward. Remember jockeys,...
  3. So true. It would be nice if we learned a bit...

    So true.

    It would be nice if we learned a bit of lesson from the last 30 years and actually took a much greater interest in TB bloodlines all around.

    I do agree that we have to focus on our...
  4. Interesting.... I have never heard of a Broker in...

    Interesting.... I have never heard of a Broker in the hunter/jumper industry that works in this manner, the racing industry yes, but even in the racing industry I believe this would be stretching the...
  5. I have always looked at the whole horse as well...

    I have always looked at the whole horse as well as the specific conformation flaws.

    It has always seemed to me that those horses that overcome their conformation flaws are generally balanced...
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    You are completely right this is a huge issue,...

    You are completely right this is a huge issue, and another conversation altogether given the complex nature of it and the varying opinions associated with it.

    I think I am getting "old man...
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    I would second trying something like this, even a...

    I would second trying something like this, even a straight rubber D.

    Then again it may have nothing to do with the bit itself, but the set-up, and it may have nothing to do with the bit at all.
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    In my experience I have seen riders that grow...

    In my experience I have seen riders that grow "leg wings" and I have found a lot of the time it can be the result of trying too hard to keep leg position.

    Everyone always talks about heels down,...
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    On this forum I think the majority may find this...

    On this forum I think the majority may find this information interesting, but they certainly do not think about it in any larger context.

    The following quote pretty much sums it up.

    "As long...
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    You are totally entitled to your opinion, and as...

    You are totally entitled to your opinion, and as I stated, not trying to be overly negative, would not characterize my statements as "shredding", but this position is not what I would define as...
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    I guess I failed in not being negative, but just...

    I guess I failed in not being negative, but just pointing out that the position so desired by the poster could be improved upon and one should, perhaps, aspire to more.
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    It seems to me that when we talk about the AR...

    It seems to me that when we talk about the AR often it is often expressed as some strategic, planned release. That it can somehow be a bad thing or that there are better releases for certain...
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    Not trying to be a negative Nelly, but I would...

    Not trying to be a negative Nelly, but I would aspire for an even better position than the one pictured.

    In this picture the rider is, like so many riders today, in front of the horse.

    The...
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    This is pretty much the entire point behind...

    This is pretty much the entire point behind breeding and bloodlines.

    In the jumper discipline at national, international level horses are few and far between. There is a huge learning curve,10...
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    Sure the European programs were designed to...

    Sure the European programs were designed to produce big stick jumpers, the majority of characteristics that make big fence horses also make good hunters, and most of the slection pool is made up of...
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    Just to expand on a couple thoughts already...

    Just to expand on a couple thoughts already posted.

    It is like Donkerbruin stated, when you are walking down a street and you don't want to step on a crack or whatever you adjust your...
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    I must be a real a$$, I saw a younger rider who...

    I must be a real a$$, I saw a younger rider who did not have her new bridle adjusted properly causing the bit to sit under the horse tongue.

    Horse was acting up, of course.

    I asked to her to...
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    Perhaps a chicken/egg expression. My logic is...

    Perhaps a chicken/egg expression.

    My logic is that "proven" horses, today, especially in the hunter division, are generally the product of a bred-for program, which is based in large part on...
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    I always find it interesting when breeding and...

    I always find it interesting when breeding and bloodlines are considered minor concerns when choosing a horse, especially given that bred-for horses are so dominant in almost all disciplines today.
    ...
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    Amen GM!!!! Additionally we absolutely have to...

    Amen GM!!!!

    Additionally we absolutely have to support this countries breeders and developers, regardless of discipline.

    Remember back in the day when we used to beat the pants off everyone...
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    "back in the day" jumping bareback was part of...

    "back in the day" jumping bareback was part of your training(not 6' walls).

    It forces you to sit quiet, stay in the middle, and, of course, helps you feel the horse. All things that are much...
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    I would just like to point out that Via Vola is...

    I would just like to point out that Via Vola is not in any way inexperienced. The mare is 14 now and 4 years from mandatory retirement. As phenomenal as that little mare is, they had hoped it would...
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    Have to agree with most of the previous post. ...

    Have to agree with most of the previous post.

    I think she is one of those horses that throws you off with certain aspects. Her neck and shoulder seem so nice at first that you miss some of the...
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    Building a "backward" oxer is not the norm', I am...

    Building a "backward" oxer is not the norm', I am very careful not trick horses when developing. I personally think you open a whole new can of worms that takes a lot longer to fix if they do not...
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    Shorter stirrups allow for more riding positions,...

    Shorter stirrups allow for more riding positions, and more dynamic riding positions.

    Shorter stirrups decrease the angle in the knee and the ankle stopping these angles from becoming static.
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