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    Flip during schooling. Choose the side you need...

    Flip during schooling. Choose the side you need it on during the show and keep it there. Don't distract the judge.
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    Are you talking about the trot halt transitions? ...

    Are you talking about the trot halt transitions? The horse wasn't square at the halt. It looked like Rath was trying to fix that before he went in. And from the angle I saw, it looked like Totilas...
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    Grooms receive tips each month? Tips are based...

    Grooms receive tips each month? Tips are based on.....what?
  4. Thread: my pretty girl

    by DPIAm
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    The Mattes goes under the saddle and on top of...

    The Mattes goes under the saddle and on top of the pad.

    Also, I think greys look best with a black pad. However Google "grey dressage horse" and you'll see people showing with both black and...
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    http://www.foxvillage.com/fvdshowresults/%282tb5rz...

    http://www.foxvillage.com/fvdshowresults/%282tb5rz45swe21p45hwhcqoz5%29/RiderList.aspx?sh=1788
  6. Go back to the basics of teaching counter canter....

    Go back to the basics of teaching counter canter. Instead of doing the loop, counter down the diagonal and continue in counter canter on the other side. If she is strong enough counter canter...
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    I do rotate it over the horse. You have to move...

    I do rotate it over the horse. You have to move your hands when you rotate it. And when you move your hands you distract the judge. I've had "busy hands "comments for the smallest movement, that...
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    My trainer, who is also a judge, insists I choose...

    My trainer, who is also a judge, insists I choose a side and keep it there for the entire test. Changing the whip is distracting to the judge, and you'll most likely take your focus away from...
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    I’d like to see more contact at the walk. Your...

    I’d like to see more contact at the walk. Your reins are too slack at times. Your elbows should be closer to your sides. This will help keep her head from nodding. When you ask for the free walk,...
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    Poll: A LLC is NOT a corporation. It is a limited...

    A LLC is NOT a corporation. It is a limited liability company. It is a different type of entity with different rules.
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    The Dressage Chronicles! ...

    The Dressage Chronicles!
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Dressage-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B005AX8HX4/ref=tmm_kin_title_popover?ie=UTF8&qid=1357422527&sr=8-2

    This is a well-written story about a working...
  12. The USEF provides an automatic insurance policy...

    The USEF provides an automatic insurance policy to all of the horses that are registered with it. It covers damage and bodily injury to a third party for horse-related accidents.
  13. Here are the models of Albion: ...

    Here are the models of Albion: http://www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk/saddles/dressage-range.html
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    Different trainers have different perspectives. I...

    Different trainers have different perspectives. I train with three different trainers. One focuses on my position. One focuses on the horse's position. And one helps me put everything together and we...
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    "To calm her down and help her deal with the...

    "To calm her down and help her deal with the crowd noise, said Ebeling, he had talked to her and scratched her neck with his finger." <LOL> I can see how our world might seem a bit odd to an...
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    My horse could totally do that. :)

    My horse could totally do that. :)
  17. Thread: More advice

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    You are putting too much weight in your stirrups....

    You are putting too much weight in your stirrups. Try posting without stirrups to build up the muscles you need. Feel the burn. It helps!
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    Have your instructor work with you on the lunge...

    Have your instructor work with you on the lunge line without stirrups.
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    Two Riders, One Horse

    A friend of mine offered to let me ride her horse while mine recovers from a injury. We are both riding at first level. She rides 4 times a week and I would be riding 4 times a week, so there would...
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    First Show at GP?

    I read the article "Legolas 92 Leads The Way At The Del Mar CDI-W" and noticed this line "That he got a 75 percent here, his first time under the lights is just phenomenal. This is his fourth time...
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