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    I'm 5'2", 115 lbs so we're almost exactly the...

    I'm 5'2", 115 lbs so we're almost exactly the same size.

    I've had three saddles that fit me very well - Albion SLK Short Flap, Custom Icon Flight short flap, Dresch short flap. I'm currently...
  2. Every OTTB I have ridden has been hot. That's not...

    Every OTTB I have ridden has been hot. That's not to say they are all that way but that has been my experience. My barn owner starts race horses and we always have a few in whether they are getting...
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    It completely depends on your trainer and the...

    It completely depends on your trainer and the individual training agreement that you have in place.

    If trainer is a seasoned pro, I would expect you to be writing checks to both parties unless the...
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    I tend to have this happen from time to time,...

    I tend to have this happen from time to time, mostly when breaking in a new saddle or if one of the horses decides to rodeo a bit and I get a bit tight in the tack.

    Search for a product called...
  5. Post bigger, not quicker during the lengthening. ...

    Post bigger, not quicker during the lengthening.

    Don't just follow along the quicker tempo, you set the tempo with both the length of the post (don't stop short, post all the way forward to a...
  6. When I was a teenager I talked my parents into...

    When I was a teenager I talked my parents into buying me a horse. My mom had ridden as a kid, I had been to horse camp once or twice. Ridden a friend's horse a few times.

    No lessons. No helmets. ...
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    I'm one of those folks that thinks the gear does...

    I'm one of those folks that thinks the gear does matter. If you are going to spend the money to take lessons, make the small investment in a pair of breeches, paddock boots and half chaps. And a...
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    I would go with ariat paddock boots and half...

    I would go with ariat paddock boots and half chaps.

    If you are a reiner, I would not try riding in full seat breeches, I would recommend knee patch.

    The thing about breeches is that it's very...
  9. It's highly unlikely that you'll get beyond the...

    It's highly unlikely that you'll get beyond the local/state level without a fancy horse. I think I can address this issue fairly honestly, because I've had both.

    When I was competing my fancy,...
  10. I think joiedevie99 is pretty much spot on.

    I think joiedevie99 is pretty much spot on.
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    To the OP, it is also quite easy to take your...

    To the OP, it is also quite easy to take your average horse and make them lazy, that's a training issue. I seem to have done it with my young horse and now that we're moving up, I need to undo it....
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    Seems like it's just another approach to medals...

    Seems like it's just another approach to medals to me. I don't have an issue with it, more information is always better than less information.

    The reality is that if people haven't shown at all...
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    I like my irh elite, but the lining breaks down....

    I like my irh elite, but the lining breaks down. Thinking of upgrading to the samshield, anyone have any opinions?

    I am tiny and everything looks huge on me.
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    Interesting side note - I was up at Starr Vaughn...

    Interesting side note - I was up at Starr Vaughn last weekend. My mare is retired there, I went up to ride in a clinic with my young horse and the CDS jr clinic happened to be going on at the same...
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    I would have told the kids to knock it off and...

    I would have told the kids to knock it off and ask them to walk me over to their parents. Then had a word with the parents.

    Show mgmt should have done that instead of making repeated announcements.
  16. Start with a headshot and a couple of stills,...

    Start with a headshot and a couple of stills, then get right to the dressage.

    Clinic footage is good if it is with a good clinician, shows variety and the horse is being good away from home. What...
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    Well Lurking, I for one completely understand...

    Well Lurking, I for one completely understand where you are coming from.

    It's easy to get worked up when you feel slighted. Especially if you are already stressed, don't get to show much, had...
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    Honestly, I think you are wrong about the breed...

    Honestly, I think you are wrong about the breed issue.

    I compete a aqha in dressage and everyone loves him - my trainer, other competitors, judges. I have never, ever experienced breed bias.
    ...
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    Well I have more questions - did she warm you up...

    Well I have more questions - did she warm you up at all or only the other student? I can see her talking into the comtek with the long time student and having you ride near her so that she can also...
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    Poll: I have let them grow, but I must confess it...

    I have let them grow, but I must confess it looks rough around the edges to me. I much prefer the neatly trimmed look.

    Have noticed absolutely no difference in my horse - he seems to bang himself...
  21. Honestly I think it's just the braying that is an...

    Honestly I think it's just the braying that is an issue.

    When I've shown against Laura, one mule is very quiet and the horses could care less. One mule is very loud (in the stabling, not while...
  22. Just depends on what you want to get out of it...

    Just depends on what you want to get out of it and who the trainer is.

    If you want to get a young horse out and about, and it's a good trainer, sure.

    If you want to work on some details and...
  23. I have shown against Laura but for some reason we...

    I have shown against Laura but for some reason we have not actually met. Good rider and trainer. Her mules are very well behaved.

    But I must admit the braying is difficult to deal with. Moxie,...
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    I am one of those few dressage riders who has yet...

    I am one of those few dressage riders who has yet to find a pair of full seat breeches I can ride in. I hate them - rub me raw and I feel like I don't have freedom in the saddle.

    So I ride in low...
  25. It depends on your goals. I would vote for...

    It depends on your goals. I would vote for option c: take lessons on a schoolmaster, save up and buy my own horse a year or two from now. Re-adjust life so that you can own a horse and get one...
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