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    Thanks, my horse is teaching me ride soft but...

    Thanks, my horse is teaching me ride soft but connected. I get really nice results with gentle work. My DD is also learning on him and when she rides other horses they respond just as well and they...
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    well, my friend does not have a dressage trainer...

    well, my friend does not have a dressage trainer and is kinda learning on her own. Okay, so she never took a lesson but neither has anyone that audited a clinic but they take something home...
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    I may not be expressing myself correctly as the...

    I may not be expressing myself correctly as the novice dressage rider. I agree while CDJ is an incredible rider that the novice probably cannot ride the way she does...My horse is a sensitive Trak...
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    Hi Guys, Well, I know it has been a while since...

    Hi Guys,
    Well, I know it has been a while since I have posted or even read! With my daughters Bat Mitzvah and company I have not even been to the barn! Also, the last time i rode Meri he was very...
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    Maybe I was unclear. We were talking about...

    Maybe I was unclear. We were talking about effectively using your seat bones. Is this not important? I also thought that CDJ is a grand Prix rider and much more effective then we are.
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    dressage for novices...

    I was talking to a friend of mine who also made the switch from h/j to dressage, although she is eventing, a question came up about being super light in the seat. She said she read an article with...
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    I have not read every post so if this has been...

    I have not read every post so if this has been said I apologize for the repeat. Before you look at disciplines I would suggest starting all over again on the ground. Long lining ground driving and...
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    Wow everyone has been so busy! :-) I do have a...

    Wow everyone has been so busy! :-)
    I do have a really good lesson this week. I am slowly being able to really put him together at the trot. I have been seriously thinking about the canter. I almost...
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    I went to the barn for the first time in months...

    I went to the barn for the first time in months to just ride on my own, no lesson. I got to practice in front of the mirrors and it was good! I was able to get him in my hand and up into the bridle....
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    Okay I am back. Fortunately, we have not had any...

    Okay I am back. Fortunately, we have not had any real mishaps at this point. I did how ever have a really good lesson on Thursday. I was able to get him round and in the bridle for most of my lesson...
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    I have not read the entire thread so I apologize...

    I have not read the entire thread so I apologize a head of time if this has been suggested.. If you are willing to go to the dark side then Denny Emerson runs summer camps for adults in Vermont. It...
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    I have been absent

    Well guys you have been a busy bunch. I have been so busy with planning my daughter's bat mitzvah, all county orchestra concert and she has had a judging solo for her violin then I went to ROLEX! oy...
  13. Thread: Busse bridles

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    Busse bridles

    Has anyone ever heard of them? Are they nice quality? I found one pretty cheap and may just take a chance... Anyone? Thanks or Dobert bridles?
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    Well, with a few days off with the kids and...

    Well, with a few days off with the kids and husband home you guys have been busy! I rode on Monday and it was a good ride, It had been a long time since I just hacked around and practiced myself. I...
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    Sunflower... How long have you had him?...

    Sunflower... How long have you had him? Racehorses are taught to lean on the bit. It is the opposite of what we do... did you ever do ground work with him? Long line or ground drive? Also, some Tbs...
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    WOW , you guys have been busy. I do not know...

    WOW , you guys have been busy. I do not know where to start!
    For anyone thinking about a switch to dressage, if you jump dressage is key to being able to rebalance and collect your horse. So it...
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    Well, it seems that old man winter has come back...

    Well, it seems that old man winter has come back again! 40 mph winds and 30 degrees and SNOW for tomorrow! Did anyone tell the calendar that it is almost spring!
    Anyway, I did ride one day this...
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    Sammi take a deep breath even when you ride!...

    Sammi take a deep breath even when you ride! Relax and enjoy it. That is what this is all about. Non of us are professionals and need to remember why we do this. My only concern is that a thin Tb...
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    Well, I think I own the most accident prone horse...

    Well, I think I own the most accident prone horse in the world. Hurdle has had stitches everywhere (even in his eyelid!) and has been a pasture puff for over 5 years due to his antics causing an...
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    Well, once again no riding this week for us. This...

    Well, once again no riding this week for us. This weather has got to go before I kill someone! Does anyone want a ton of snow? It is in my driveway..and on the roads and on the roof of our indoor!...
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    Sammicat sounds just like Meri except he is...

    Sammicat sounds just like Meri except he is older. He does everything and loves to trail ride too! I will say it again.. Look for a more advanced eventer or an older training level packer and it...
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    I have a L'Apogee that I adore. I have had it for...

    I have a L'Apogee that I adore. I have had it for about 9 years and it holds up great. Comfy and great service. Fit 3 out of 4 horses. Some with shark fin withers too. The only one it did not fit is...
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    I love our barn but they only do FEI sports.....

    I love our barn but they only do FEI sports.. Jumpers, dressage and now some eventing. If jumpers are your goal they are awesome. They are a little different as they are both from Europe so the...
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    The idea having to please someone else or...

    The idea having to please someone else or worrying about what someone else will think about what discipline you ride is crazy. It is an expensive sport and you have to have FUN! For me, it is my...
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    Sammi and Bergen . may I make a suggestion......

    Sammi and Bergen . may I make a suggestion... Both of my last two horses, Meri and Tyler, were eventers who were stepping down. As we all know I have serious confidence issues. Both had competed...
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