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  1. I have never seen a scribe write final comments...

    I have never seen a scribe write final comments either (but maybe it's done by some, that's why I was vague in my wording). My post wasn't directed at the incident that started this thread - since...
  2. Having worked for a trainer who was also a judge,...

    Having worked for a trainer who was also a judge, I think some people here are forgetting that there's another person who sits in the judge's booth: the scribe. They can certainly have an effect on...
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    I rode a young gelding who was like that. A+...

    I rode a young gelding who was like that. A+ personality - the sweetest horse you'd ever meet on the ground. He was purchased when he was two with the intention of moving up the levels for dressage,...
  4. Yes, except better gaits allow for better...

    Yes, except better gaits allow for better elasticity, freedom, and engagement. A purpose-bred Warmblood is (likely) going to be more athletic than the off-breed horse, and the movements will be...
  5. I was spectating at Region 2 Championships this...

    I was spectating at Region 2 Championships this year. While I did not see the ride in question, there were a LOT of discrepancies between scores. Just looked through a few of the Championship...
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    I have seen a very subtle but fun take on the...

    I have seen a very subtle but fun take on the white padded browband, where there is padding, but then there is also a white braid in the channel. I thought it was a nice variation without being...
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    Depends on the horse. My boy has a nicely shaped...

    Depends on the horse. My boy has a nicely shaped head and is a completely solid bay, so I got him a V shaped browband with a lovely beaded pattern in the channel, and then it's lined above and below...
  8. This seems similar to the Balios Equisense...

    This seems similar to the Balios Equisense kickstarter that happened last fall, and still hasn't been distributed. (Although I'm not sure what the timelines were, either).
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    This is what used to frustrate me so much about...

    This is what used to frustrate me so much about working at a barn. As others have said, measuring out a flat vs. rounded scoop is giving an arbitrary amount not based on the horse's weight or needs...
  10. For both ears and whiskers, I tidy them up with...

    For both ears and whiskers, I tidy them up with scissors, but would not completely clip them.
  11. Hi ChestunutChrome, I am looking in the Austin...

    Hi ChestunutChrome, I am looking in the Austin area as well, as I will likely be moving down there in the next year. The two trainers that I am interested in (and plan on calling), are Christine...
  12. I'm from Madison - it's a great town with lots of...

    I'm from Madison - it's a great town with lots of good food, beer, and recreational activities. Plus, keeping horses there is reasonably priced. I don't know the greater Madison horse scene that...
  13. It sounds crazy, but depending on the shade of...

    It sounds crazy, but depending on the shade of chestnut, a bright yellow can actually look striking - it makes their color look very rich. I have a blood bay who pulls it off fabulously.

    On a...
  14. Had a really fantastic clinic this past weekend,...

    Had a really fantastic clinic this past weekend, and we schooled all the parts of 2nd level tests (including the counter canter pattern in 2-2). It was a great reminder of how far we've come in a...
  15. For my horse, sticking out the tongue is a...

    For my horse, sticking out the tongue is a combination of tension/contact/lack of connection. If he's tense and not through, he can continue to stick out his tongue if there's no contact. He also...
  16. I've talked quite a bit about the tongue issues...

    I've talked quite a bit about the tongue issues on my horse, and had some very good suggestions in the past. But for my horse, it all comes back to connection. When I get tense and hold my hands,...
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    Absolutely agree. Valegro shows all the physical...

    Absolutely agree. Valegro shows all the physical signs of a well-trained dressage horse, which SendenHorse pointed out.

    I'm sure I'll get crucifed for this by the purists, but Warmbloods are...
  18. Update from last time: The tongue things have...

    Update from last time:
    The tongue things have mostly resolved themselves, with the help of the trainer I sent him to. When I ride, it occasionally still happens (0-3 times per ride), depending on my...
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    Personally, if I see a talented and purpose-bred...

    Personally, if I see a talented and purpose-bred dressage horse doing only 1st level at 10, it raises some questions about why that horse didn't progress more. When I see other, non-warmblood breeds...
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    This sounds like a horse who is better rehomed...

    This sounds like a horse who is better rehomed through word of mouth, because of the balance of asking price vs. attracting the clientele who will care for him properly. I would recommend that your...
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    Maybe some of my perspective is different because...

    Maybe some of my perspective is different because most of the shows in our area are not directly put on by a GMO, but they are run by the management associated with the showgrounds/facility. I see...
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    My beastling also needs to live in bell boots...

    My beastling also needs to live in bell boots 24/7. I just buy the rubber pull-ons. They're a pain, but I leave them on except for shows or clinics.
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    Oh please, with the "back in my day" stuff. There...

    Oh please, with the "back in my day" stuff. There were lazy people back then, there are hard-working people now. Nothing has changed.

    I always pitch in with chores, clinics, schooling shows, etc....
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    Great idea! I have a pair of breeches I really...

    Great idea! I have a pair of breeches I really want to dye, it will be a fun weekend project sometime. =)
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    I bought a pair of white polos from them. The...

    I bought a pair of white polos from them. The polos that arrived were dirty, and also stained blue from an expo or permanent marker. Because I would have to pay the price of shipping back, I didn't...
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