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    Make it made?

    I have a friend who's horse tends to be naughty from time-to-time. Her way of fixing this problem? She proclaims; "he's not MADE, I can't help it if I can't afford a made horse!!". I've always...
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    Thanks! :) I think we'll stick to two next time....

    Thanks! :) I think we'll stick to two next time. He was fine with the work though, we pretty much used training 1 as a warm up. He's in really great shape, but three tests was definitely a lot of...
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    Thanks everyone! I was a little worried that...

    Thanks everyone!

    I was a little worried that I'd feel out of place on my ponies, like I do everywhere else, but everyone loved them! One lady actually told me it was nice to see someone short...
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    Thanks! Dressage is definitely a blast!

    Thanks! Dressage is definitely a blast!
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    Dressage newbie shows! (Pictures!)

    Today, I went to my first ever dressage show. I loved every minute of it! It's a huge change from hunters! Everyone was so nice, mostly older, but I made so many friends! People actually went out of...
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    Thanks so much! I used to be a hardcore hunter...

    Thanks so much! I used to be a hardcore hunter tipper. I rode very far forward, it's such a hard habit to break now. I'm trying to improve my posture all the time and it seems to be helping with...
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    First Dressage Critique

    A few days ago I finally managed to get someone to take photos of me and my pony hacking around. We starting doing dressage exclusively, I think sometime around March. I've posted a few topics...
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    Horses being unpredictable as they are, my pony...

    Horses being unpredictable as they are, my pony went lame at the beginning of the week. He's out of work until next week, after that who knows. If his shoulder is better on the planned schedule...
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    First Dressage Show!

    My pony and I are going to our first Dressage show ever, in 5 days. I feel completely unprepared, but it's OK. It's a one day, schooling show that doesn't count for anything but experience. On that...
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    I'm so excited to read this! My pony and I are...

    I'm so excited to read this! My pony and I are making our dressage debut at this show (and possibly the other events...) and it's awesome to hear that's its a great show! Can't wait!
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    Thanks everyone for the input! :)

    Thanks everyone for the input! :)
  12. "What would you do if your horse rolled in a...

    "What would you do if your horse rolled in a line-up" to; the discussion of whether or not IHSA is good for our sport.

    Way to stay on topic COTHers. :yes: (Not being sarcastic or mean, I truly...
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    Collegiate Saddles?

    Comments? Experience?
  14. I didn't have one until last summer. I HATE it...

    I didn't have one until last summer. I HATE it with a passion. I leave it home purposely just so I don't have to deal with it. No one even calls me on it. They just send stupid text messages. If it...
  15. I just don't understand. If every rider on COTH...

    I just don't understand. If every rider on COTH that complains about the way things are changing in the horse world (eq, etc) does things the old fashioned way, it wouldn't take any time at all for...
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    My phone vibrates. I have a better chance at...

    My phone vibrates. I have a better chance at feeling it go off in my pocket than hearing it. I'm also paranoid that it's going to spook someones horse if I have it on ringtone, I've never seen that...
  17. Not all hunter riders in the world arch their...

    Not all hunter riders in the world arch their backs, some of us ride around like a hunch backs. :D

    Who cares?
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    spmoonie, unfortunately my little guy has been...

    spmoonie, unfortunately my little guy has been retired from jumping due to an injury. I know that dressage can be just as stressful on a horse as jumping, but he's definitely fine for the lower...
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    Thanks everyone! :) We're both pretty ecstatic...

    Thanks everyone! :) We're both pretty ecstatic about our first real dressage lesson this week!!



    Not really reluctant, it's just a bittersweet decision. I'll miss doing the hunters, but I...
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    Last Critique as a Hunter

    Hi guys, recently I came to the decision to start doing Dressage, and forever give up riding hunters competitively. It was a really big decision, and I'm a little sad about it, but VERY excited about...
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    Schooling Bridles for under $100

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a good quality cob schooling bridle for under $100. Doesn't have to be show quality, just durable for everyday use. Whats your favorite bridle for under $100?
  22. I'm pretty sure my pony was related to Hidalgo....

    I'm pretty sure my pony was related to Hidalgo. :lol:
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    He doesn't go well in the rubber d-ring, we had...

    He doesn't go well in the rubber d-ring, we had even planned to change it for the hunters. He needs something stronger. When we were jumping he simply pulled right through it, on the flat he just...
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    John Patterson bits?

    Hi everyone! My pony and I are just starting dressage full time and are hoping to compete sometime this summer. I'm trying to come up with some ideas for bits to try with him. Currently he goes in a...
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    Whatever I can get a deal on/whatever color what...

    Whatever I can get a deal on/whatever color what I need comes in. Organized people scare me.
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