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    Aren't they always. There probably would have...

    Aren't they always. There probably would have been more mistakes if he hadn't gotten Toto quicker off his leg before going in.
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    Dittoing Blume and adding that the time spent...

    Dittoing Blume and adding that the time spent going around the outside of the arena is your very last opportunity to warm up before going in the ring. You want to be sure your horse is in front of...
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    I'd talk to some of the neighbors not only for...

    I'd talk to some of the neighbors not only for their opinion on the house but also to see if you like the neighborhood. The murder doesn't bother me, but if it makes you feel better to have a priest...
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    Glad to see Toto and Rath back in action. I...

    Glad to see Toto and Rath back in action. I thought they put in a very respectable performance. Best wishes to them.
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    This advice is especially helpful with hot...

    This advice is especially helpful with hot horses. Make halting an easy game with a nice reward if you can.

    Can't recall which poster said their horse walks forward after halting. Anyway, this is...
  6. Hopashore, Since your horse is bracing through...

    Hopashore, Since your horse is bracing through his back, try lowering his neck a few strides before asking for the TOH. This will help relax him which will make it easier for you to keep him where he...
  7. Cliff Notes from the rulebook: Pirouettes...

    Cliff Notes from the rulebook:

    Pirouettes (half-pirouettes) are usually carried out at collected walk or canter but can also be executed at Piaffe.

    At the pirouette (half-pirouette) the...
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    This horse is about to go out at SECOND level,...

    This horse is about to go out at SECOND level, not training. The halt needs to be confirmed or this rider should perhaps think about returning to training level until the problem is solved. As others...
  9. Thread: Botched Execution

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    But what if you or someone you love is that 1 in...

    But what if you or someone you love is that 1 in 25?
  10. And, conversely half steps can be very helpful in...

    And, conversely half steps can be very helpful in teaching the TOH/WP. It's a great way of keeping the hind legs active and engaged.
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    A friend gave me a pair of these about 10 years...

    A friend gave me a pair of these about 10 years ago, and they are so beautiful that I still can't bring myself to wear them.
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    She is still behind the aids. I know this sounds...

    She is still behind the aids. I know this sounds counter intuitive, but you need to boot her forward into the halt. "Stepping all over the place" indicates an unwillingness on her part to step...
  13. I was also going to mention Iris at Valhalla. I...

    I was also going to mention Iris at Valhalla. I met her last April and was very impressed by her. As breeders of Trakehners, they have a ton of experience with young horses. Nice group of people...
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    First of all, hugs to you as I know what a...

    First of all, hugs to you as I know what a terrible feeling it is to lose a job--it's a real blow to the self confidence. Have a pity party, a big one, and then accept that this is just one of those...
  15. Just to add some clarity, the TOH at second level...

    Just to add some clarity, the TOH at second level doesn't have to be nearly as small as the half pirouette that comes later. This is an important distinction so that you don’t make a difficult...
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    I'm totally with Shannon and Millera on this one....

    I'm totally with Shannon and Millera on this one. Sometimes a smart boot in the side is the only thing that's going to get the horse's attention and get him in front of your leg. I mentioned in an...
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    Nice horse and sympathetic rider. This horse is...

    Nice horse and sympathetic rider. This horse is getting a solid foundation.
  18. A number of things come into play in the TOH...

    A number of things come into play in the TOH which is why it is tricky to do them well. Obviously, you have to prepare well for the movement by really collecting the horse and getting his hind legs...
  19. Agreed. And rider on this horse is lovely!

    Agreed. And rider on this horse is lovely!
  20. Thread: False tail?

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    Aha. Thanks! I was wondering how the tail stayed...

    Aha. Thanks! I was wondering how the tail stayed on if the horse really got swishing at flies, but that looks quite secure.
  21. I personally like a horse that canters up over...

    I personally like a horse that canters up over the ground rather than "close to the ground." But, if I was looking for a hunter prospect, I'd prefer a close to the ground mover. I would also put more...
  22. Thread: False tail?

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    I'm having a little difficulty picturing this....

    I'm having a little difficulty picturing this. Does this mean the horse's tail has to be braided? If not, how do you hide the area you braid? You should do a training video! :)
  23. You have good taste--hope you have a bank account...

    You have good taste--hope you have a bank account to match it. ;)
  24. True but moving well and big gaits are not...

    True but moving well and big gaits are not necessarily synonymous. I've had some very nice moving horses without big gaits and one extraordinarily good mover with big gaits. Then a few very good...
  25. Thread: False tail?

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    Twotrudoc, I'd like information on how to attach...

    Twotrudoc, I'd like information on how to attach a false tail! Thanks.
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