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  1. Thread: bits

    by Pony Fixer
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    While I realize that many people blame the...

    While I realize that many people blame the performance on their horse on wrong bit, wrong saddle, etc. (and I'm not saying Blume is doing this) it is also true that sometimes horses DO have a strong...
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    I misinterpreted the saddle pad rule for years....

    I misinterpreted the saddle pad rule for years. And yes it is not only more stringent than I thought, I've definitely been in violation a time or two.

    I now have a lot of pads I've kept for nice...
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    I used to ride in these (joint and swivel) and...

    I used to ride in these (joint and swivel) and found they really did help a lot with knee and ankle issues.

    Then I switched to the lightweight composite kind (no joints, no swivel), and found it...
  4. Thread: hill work!

    by Pony Fixer
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    I credit hill/field work with being the single...

    I credit hill/field work with being the single biggest positive change in my training success in the past year. I moved to a farm with no ring (one has since been put in, however, it sucks and I...
  5. A couple things since I was apparently not clear...

    A couple things since I was apparently not clear (problem when I post from work and hurry). My post was not intended as inflammatory. (I went back and added some stuff within the quote, so there may...
  6. I know that this thread has taken some twists and...

    I know that this thread has taken some twists and turns, but I'll answer the initial issue for myself: "A discussion on why we are OK with 60%"

    I'm not OK with 60%. I'm not even OK with 65%. It's...
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    A friend considered leasing out her upper level...

    A friend considered leasing out her upper level horse (scores through I1, had all GP moves but not shown, very ammy friendly personality) to the right home when he was also for sale. However, she had...
  8. [QUOTE=nccatnip;8118792]The only difference is...

    [QUOTE=nccatnip;8118792]The only difference is the offending person is quite vested on this board, posting fanciful stories under several screen names which are all fabricated. While there is no...
  9. Nah, Anne and I have talked about this. It's the...

    Nah, Anne and I have talked about this. It's the real us, and we're the real deal, lol. And yes, I have no idea who you are NAN, but I've never met a more (brutally) truthful person than Anne. And I...
  10. Nope neither Anne nor I were the OP. I recognized...

    Nope neither Anne nor I were the OP. I recognized the scenario, since I'd been affected and thought I would chime in. I alerted Anne to the thread and she joined to chime in. Since this is obviously...
  11. I could not agree more. This is on point....

    I could not agree more. This is on point. Especially the part about relationships and people. Communication. Grown ups using their words.

    The barn owner/trainer could have had a frank discussion...
  12. I was going to do a long reply, but ultimately...

    I was going to do a long reply, but ultimately lost my motivation. It could be summed up as "whatever". :D
  13. For my part, I don't get it, Coanteen. The "house...

    For my part, I don't get it, Coanteen. The "house guest" used her real name. She was "tipped off" to the thread by me because I am one of her students. Most people in the Triangle area know who I am,...
  14. I have PM confirmation from the OP that I know...

    I have PM confirmation from the OP that I know who this is.

    I personally witnessed more than one dressage whip broken over the ass of a horse that was "behind the leg".

    I was lied to--to my...
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    Stacey's maroon coat and boots are awesome. Much...

    Stacey's maroon coat and boots are awesome. Much better in person.
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    Three words: Blood Orange Margarita. You're...

    Three words:

    Blood Orange Margarita.

    You're welcome.
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    OP, I'm glad you've made an appointment. I had...

    OP,
    I'm glad you've made an appointment. I had similar symptoms and thought it was GERD or maybe even tonsils.

    Turns out it was my thyroid--and it had enlarged enough that it was compressing my...
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    Laurie, I just bought a HUGE fishbowl at...

    Laurie,
    I just bought a HUGE fishbowl at Michaels and put the special (disembodied) rosettes and neck sashes that I have accumulated the last couple years in that. It really looks good and takes up...
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    So in today's ride I thought about this even...

    So in today's ride I thought about this even more.

    It's not just short riders--I'm 5'6" but convinced I have really odd conformation. I have long thighs/short calves. I have short arms for my...
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    I have noticed this as well (the hand...

    I have noticed this as well (the hand movement/excursion). There is a local trainer (but he's international) who I always thought looked like he was "pushing" his hands/the reins away from him with...
  21. I agree with above. You should only worry about...

    I agree with above. You should only worry about basics now, string them together a few at a time over the winter, and then practice the test as needed this spring.

    I have no ring (actually there...
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    I love Charlotte because she rides like me (I'm...

    I love Charlotte because she rides like me (I'm older, so I did it first! ??).

    I have "T-Rex" arms. My coach and I laugh because she'll say: "Bend your elbows. Shorten your reins." I'll yell back:...
  23. I have a L'Apogee. Love it to pieces!

    I have a L'Apogee. Love it to pieces!
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    My horse does the almost 24/7 thing. Out all day...

    My horse does the almost 24/7 thing. Out all day in large field, small paddock with stall access at night (although usually very little poop in stall, so he doesn't spend much time there).

    Like...
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    Try talking to Kitty at L'Apogee. She has...

    Try talking to Kitty at L'Apogee. She has different seats for different fits. And what I mean by that is, the strapping/webbing (unsure of term) in the seat can be adjusted in each seat size.

    I...
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