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  1. If your horse is turned out before you ride then...

    If your horse is turned out before you ride then stretches are fine, if they have been inside overnight then walk them for a while, or if you have access to an electro-magnetic blanket, then stretch...
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    I agree with most of what the previous posters...

    I agree with most of what the previous posters have said.
    Look at the Training Scales. (1) Relaxation: mental & physical. It does NOT mean floppy, & unbalanced gaits. (2) Rhythm which means the...
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    Used Passier GG

    Used Passier GG
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    As several previous posters have said, try...

    As several previous posters have said, try different stirrups, the jointed stirrups kill my knees & ankles. work with out stirrups will help you sit on your seat bones, once that is accomplished you...
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    Good luck with your position work. Lunge lessons...

    Good luck with your position work. Lunge lessons with an experienced trainer would probably help, that way you get immediate feedback, but first fix the saddle issue, until that is correct you will...
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    Southwind Farm, in Damascus, owned & operated by...

    Southwind Farm, in Damascus, owned & operated by an upper level eventer. Close to everything, and (a BIG plus) you can use who ever you like as a trainer.
  7. First have you had him checked by the vet for...

    First have you had him checked by the vet for metabolic issues that may be affecting his muscle development (PSSM etc)?
    Exercises, it sounds like from your post you have found the correct exercise:...
  8. Why don't people take advantage of auditing clinics?

    Why don't people take advantage of auditing clinics by world class trainers? The last few clinics I have ridden &/or audited I have noticed that there are very few auditors, and those watching often...
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    I love my Eartec and none of my students have...

    I love my Eartec and none of my students have ever complained.
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    You've only ridden her a couple of times in the...

    You've only ridden her a couple of times in the bridle and are doing serious work in it? My very sensitive horse has had no trouble with the double, but I took several weeks of light hacking in it...
  11. Matthias & Charlotte are both so young, we may...

    Matthias & Charlotte are both so young, we may see the pressure take it's toll. But they are also both incredibly talented and ambitious and I wish them both success.
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    Our team must compete against the best on their...

    Our team must compete against the best on their home turf in order to get the experience and exposure in order to become more competitive. I hope that sponsors continue to support the team.

    As to...
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    Unfortunately quite a few OTTBs put their tongue...

    Unfortunately quite a few OTTBs put their tongue out, for a variety of reasons. When you watch racing you'll see many racehorses who have their tongues tied down. That said, it is possible to...
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    i agree with 2tempe: lunge lessons, then you can...

    i agree with 2tempe: lunge lessons, then you can work on all your basic position issues, once your legs are independent then you can realize independent hands too. Great for you that you can feel...
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    I hate to agree with windbags calling other...

    I hate to agree with windbags calling other people windbags, but I must admit (I'm a scientist too) I couldn't stand Mary Wanless' books.
  16. Rhythm & relaxation, the first two steps of the...

    Rhythm & relaxation, the first two steps of the Training Scale. Without them nothing else matters.
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    Basically, it depends upon the horse. I knew a...

    Basically, it depends upon the horse. I knew a mare that every Spring would get very fussy in the mouth, we decided it was allergies and when she had the mullen-mouth bit she was much happier, by...
  18. 100% agree with DQ, the horse has to want to be...

    100% agree with DQ, the horse has to want to be the center of attention. You have to be careful with them as youngsters though, since they can be quite pushy. Their temperament needs to be handled...
  19. Mary is a wonderful teacher, both for dressage...

    Mary is a wonderful teacher, both for dressage and eventing:

    Schwentker, Mary (Level 2)
    Certified in 2003

    Address
    223 Buckhorn Road
    Dry Run Farm
    Middletown, VA 22645
    Phone
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    Depends upon what the rider is doing. If they are...

    Depends upon what the rider is doing. If they are tilted forward on the front of their seat (crotch), they need to tuck their tailbone under a bit to be more balanced on their seat bones.
    Also, we...
  21. It is SO important to not just judge an...

    It is SO important to not just judge an instructor on their "experience", we have an FEI instructor in my area who (many years ago) rode with some excellent trainers,BUT since then she has gone her...
  22. Me too

    Me too
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    Great book: the Carl Hester book. the German...

    Great book: the Carl Hester book. the German training manuals, Bengt Ljunquist book, Reiner Klimke cavalletti book,
  24. Lots of interesting stories. I too have a horse...

    Lots of interesting stories. I too have a horse that I started myself and have had some days when I was in tears wondering WTH? But as we have progressed up the levels he has gotten better, his...
  25. Mary Schwentker... lovely rider, lovely person,...

    Mary Schwentker... lovely rider, lovely person, USEA certified maybe willing to travel, not sure.
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