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    Dressage Peasant. I love it!

    Dressage Peasant. I love it!
  2. Alfie comes to mind.

    Alfie comes to mind.
  3. Many horses can get heavy in it.

    Many horses can get heavy in it.
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    Much prefer Froissard and Karl.

    Much prefer Froissard and Karl.
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    This one is great and the one I'd recommend. ...

    This one is great and the one I'd recommend. Fast and easy to use. Really no tricks to it. http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_k_1
  6. Thread: Herbs!

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    You can preserve basil by layering it in between...

    You can preserve basil by layering it in between kosher salt in a glass jar. It will keep for a year this way. Just make sure that each leaf is separate from the others. Learned this from Giuliano...
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    On Netflix: House of Cards and Spiral. Also,...

    On Netflix: House of Cards and Spiral. Also, McLeod's Daughters, which I started watching on Lifetime years ago and then finished on Netflix. Eight seasons...
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    The Thin Blue Line, about a man sentenced to life...

    The Thin Blue Line, about a man sentenced to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Quite stylish for a documentary, as I recall, although it's been years since I've seen it.

    Triage: Dr....
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. One of my favorites...

    I'm so sorry to hear this. One of my favorites as well.
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    Yup. Those freak flags were flying in 1970 when...

    Yup. Those freak flags were flying in 1970 when CSNY came up with that bon mot.
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    Great and important point from ride3day about...

    Great and important point from ride3day about communication. I also agree that it's important for instructors to ask and be informed about any physical conditions the rider has, along with any...
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    I'm sure there are more, but among the reasonable...

    I'm sure there are more, but among the reasonable expectations a client should have for his or her trainer are: exclusive focus during lesson time (no chatting with others, cell phone use,...
  13. Great advice from Petstorejunkie. And connect...

    Great advice from Petstorejunkie. And connect your voice aid to your action.
  14. That's great that you're aware of your physical...

    That's great that you're aware of your physical limitations and how they affect your position and that you're trying to solve them.

    A couple of suggestions that might help:

    1. The straight arm...
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    The double bridle, through the actions of curb...

    The double bridle, through the actions of curb and bradoon on various parts of the horse's mouth and head, allow the rider to precisely position the horse's head by raising, lowering and bringing the...
  16. Everything is not wrong with your position. But...

    Everything is not wrong with your position. But at least you have a list. Looking at your list, what I see is "stiff" and "frozen" and uneven.

    You've gotten some excellent suggestions, and...
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    Just sent you a pm. Unlike a rose, a snaffle is...

    Just sent you a pm. Unlike a rose, a snaffle is not a snaffle is not a snaffle. There are so many kinds of snaffles -- mouthpiece, cheeks, metal.

    The first place to go to start to find the...
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    Didn't take this as at all combative. My logic...

    Didn't take this as at all combative. My logic (if you want to call it that), is that the daisy cutter movement doesn't have the verticality of what I chose to call the "hackney" movement, as...
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    Yes you should consider an OTTB. If you've...

    Yes you should consider an OTTB. If you've galloped them, you should have no problem with their reactivity or forward mentality.

    It's increasingly hard to find a TB with good bone, but they're...
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    That's great that you found a saddle that your...

    That's great that you found a saddle that your horse loves.

    I've been told that one Hennig is not the same as another Hennig. Every one is different. So you just have to find one that Petey...
  21. Thanks for the compliment, Lady Eboshi. I have a...

    Thanks for the compliment, Lady Eboshi. I have a feeling we're over the same hill.

    I, too, remember growing up in a time when if you couldn't jump 3'6", you were still learning to jump and so...
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    Looking at your horse, the thing I notice first...

    Looking at your horse, the thing I notice first is not the long back but the curve of the back.

    A lot of saddles these days are made for a flat and wide warmblood back. The trees in those...
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    Horses have bad days and good days, just like...

    Horses have bad days and good days, just like people, for mental and emotional and physical reasons. With horses, we often don't know the reason. But sometimes, you just have to abandon your agenda...
  24. The certification programs we have are not the...

    The certification programs we have are not the answer. I personally know at least one instructor certified by USDF and another by ARIA who are grossly underqualified -- who, in my estimation, can't...
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    Great story Sandy. Thanks for sharing it on this...

    Great story Sandy. Thanks for sharing it on this thread.
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