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    Ya really, perhaps draw reins were utilized in...

    Ya really, perhaps draw reins were utilized in the past and she thinks she can't go up when you have a hold of her face?

    Where does she want to go when she rears? Is it when you're heading towards...
  2. Do remember that horses often equate the...

    Do remember that horses often equate the gate/home end of the arena with rest. Out the gate and we're done. This could very well be the reason that he is willing to head towards home, even if he's in...
  3. I'm not sure where you got, that this was the...

    I'm not sure where you got, that this was the point of my post. I did say I wasn't talking about Devon, really at all. More the epidemic of low level riders thinking this is how they should look over...
  4. Hardly. Guess you've missed my point. It's...

    Hardly. Guess you've missed my point. It's discerning that some coaches don't say much about riding like that? I'm really not trying to be an ass by the way.. :no:
  5. Interesting. I would. I am not speaking...

    Interesting. I would.

    I am not speaking specifically about riders at Devon either, I'm more speaking to the amount of riders that are taught that this is okay at the low levels. It always ends up...
  6. I feel the same way OP. If I looked like that...

    I feel the same way OP. If I looked like that over fences I would go home and work on myself until I wasn't embarrassed about photos of me leaking, looking like I was taking a nap on my horses neck....
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    Flat Work? :D

    Flat Work? :D
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    Perfectly acceptable if the situation warrants. I...

    Perfectly acceptable if the situation warrants. I would not hesitate to use a lunge around the bum if we were under time constraints, wasn't my horse to train, etc. Have used it before effectively as...
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    How's your ground work? Does your horse fully...

    How's your ground work? Does your horse fully understand how to give to pressure?

    I don't like to use treats/food at all to coax in. Once in and ready to go, ok fine. But I don't want that to be...
  10. I have a number of Ogilvy products. Love them....

    I have a number of Ogilvy products. Love them. Never dealt with the company directly (as I'm up in the great white north), so I cant speak to that. I purchased through Blueberry Hill and Bahr...
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    At the same time, you don't seem to be listening...

    At the same time, you don't seem to be listening either, why do you feel progressing means jumping higher than four feet. That number does not, remotely, represent ability as a horseman.

    If you...
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    If you really loved it, you'd settle for what you...

    If you really loved it, you'd settle for what you could realistically have. "Jumping 4ft" doesn't mean jack.
  13. Ohh 100 percent true. I just don't see many...

    Ohh 100 percent true. I just don't see many english riders around here follow this train of thought. Its mostly attempting to micro manage what the horse does, instead of teaching them to be balanced...
  14. Might sound strange, but teaching your horse to...

    Might sound strange, but teaching your horse to control themselves is the best thing I've ever discovered. Because honestly, no amount of bit or fighting is actually going to let you control a horse....
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    :no: Same here. Went through two pairs of...

    :no: Same here. Went through two pairs of Blunnies within a year (broke down completely in 4 months). Same issue with both. I suppose I was very hard on them, but still. For the price I expected them...
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    I have one of each, and agree with the consensus...

    I have one of each, and agree with the consensus that the hunter half pad runs small. I have the 17-17.5 size and it just barely fits under my 17" Pessoa. I suppose it doesn't need to stick out at...
  17. THIS is the funniest comment on this thread....

    THIS is the funniest comment on this thread. Handddssss down... bahaha. Unintentionally amusing though, I am sure.
  18. I think the reason many people have directed you...

    I think the reason many people have directed you back to the basics is that you yourself started this thread with a "I've narrowed it down to.." and proceed to list quite the array of bits in regards...
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    To put it simply, if it's something that is going...

    To put it simply, if it's something that is going to endanger your horse in any way in the event you one day don't own him... fix it. And by endanger, I mean, he falls into the wrong hands that don't...
  20. Need to go back to the drawing board. This is...

    Need to go back to the drawing board. This is step one, get the ground work/manners back in place. Your pony's brain is elsewhere, get him back focused on you. Not necessarily Parelli, as I don't...
  21. To be honest she never told me a good reason,...

    To be honest she never told me a good reason, said that I couldn't put an extension cord across the lane way. Though I offered that it could be unplugged, and taken in during the day (I was the first...
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    This! This is exactly what I think of when people...

    This! This is exactly what I think of when people ask why boot your horse!

    Amazing documentary.
  23. Been there!

    I did this. Took the job as "Barn Manager". For $400 cash a week. 19 horses stalled, and my two that lived out. I worked 80+ hours a week, lived in a small bachelor apt attached to the barn "free...
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