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    When I grew up (like many others have already...

    When I grew up (like many others have already said), you did the hunters first. When you were proficient, you were allowed (by the trainer, I mean) into the Eq./Medal ring. When you were...
  2. No. Ruxton was the beginning of the end of the...

    No. Ruxton was the beginning of the end of the TB in the hunter ring.
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    Wonders12's trainer is right. I do the same...

    Wonders12's trainer is right. I do the same thing. People need concrete goals. It helps them focus and gives them something they can actually measure themselves against. If she really wants to...
  4. Haven't seen one of those in years. They were...

    Haven't seen one of those in years. They were nice and not crazy expensive either. However, they are definitely not like the saddles that are popular today. If you like a flat saddle (which I do),...
  5. I have two comments. First, to address the...

    I have two comments. First, to address the original question, I have "office hours" and I encourage my students and/or parents to visit or call me during those times. I actually learned this as a...
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    Laced boots, you say? The laces aren't even real...

    Laced boots, you say? The laces aren't even real anymore!

    My dress boots contour to my legs . . . So I need silicone spray, boot pulls (do the juniors out there know what those are?) and 2...
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    I'm simply saying that I understand the reasoning...

    I'm simply saying that I understand the reasoning behind the rule. My real gripe is that they haven't banned magnetic stirrups.
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    It isn't a stupid rule. Think about it . . ....

    It isn't a stupid rule. Think about it . . . black boots, black irons, dark bay horse. How can a judge see that from across the arena? The stupid part is that nobody thought to insert the words...
  9. I started riding when I was 3. I don't mean pony...

    I started riding when I was 3. I don't mean pony rides on a hot walker. I mean lessons. Every week. The horses I rode were draft/TB mixes. They were big and sturdy but they were great. ...
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    Your problem isn't that unusual. You need to...

    Your problem isn't that unusual. You need to think about your hands and arms as being part of the horse instead of part of your body. Let your hands follow the horse's mouth and allow your arms to...
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    Assuming you already know how to feel the...

    Assuming you already know how to feel the diagonal and are just trying to get it faster, think about what the legs are doing before you ask for the trot. When I leg the horse into the trot, I...
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    Some ideas: Let your horse stretch and walk...

    Some ideas:

    Let your horse stretch and walk forward. While doing so, relax your body (especially your hips) and see if you can feel the motion. Imagine what the horse looks like when walking and...
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    Just a few observations, in no particular order....

    Just a few observations, in no particular order.

    If you decide to lease this horse, you should consider how the soundness issue will affect your vet bill and possibly your farrier bill since you...
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    I agree with much of what's already been said...

    I agree with much of what's already been said about disclosure, especially the maintenance that has actually been working, etc. I think the real answer to your question is yes, of course you can...
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    Dare I suggest some of the hunter classes go in...

    Dare I suggest some of the hunter classes go in the outside course/field like they used to?
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    @hntrjmprpro45 - You said "When people are...

    @hntrjmprpro45 - You said "When people are complaining about hunters looking like "automatons" they are really complaining about the fact that these horses are SO adjustable and make such subtle...
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    With respect to #1, do you feel as though you are...

    With respect to #1, do you feel as though you are anchored in the saddle by your legs or are you sitting in the saddle as if it was a chair? Try standing at the canter but without pressing on your...
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    OK, so I haven't read each of the 15 pages of...

    OK, so I haven't read each of the 15 pages of posts here but I *fully* agree with GM's position. Watching the hunters go is like watching bowling. We have horses that look like they were just...
  19. OP - Look at the cover of Hunter Seat Equitation...

    OP - Look at the cover of Hunter Seat Equitation or simply find a pic of George Morris. There is an 80% chance you will see both rust breeches and brown boots in the same photo. More importantly,...
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    It isn't so much the denim, it's the seams. In...

    It isn't so much the denim, it's the seams. In regular jeans, the seams run up the inside of the legs and across the crotch. I don't have denim breeches but I assume that since they're breeches,...
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    I see this mostly with school horses and...

    I see this mostly with school horses and unfortunately, it can be several things. Since you've ruled out most medical problems (ulcers can still be a source it seems), it seems to me that he is...
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    Are you having problems on the flat, OF or both? ...

    Are you having problems on the flat, OF or both? Do your legs swing or are they in the wrong place but steady? I've seen people tie their irons and it obviously works as long as they are tied but...
  23. eBay, though it requires patience sometimes.

    eBay, though it requires patience sometimes.
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    As others have said, the distances change...

    As others have said, the distances change somewhat based on trot/canter in, inside/outside, etc. but you should absolutely learn how to take a 3 foot pace so you can count the stride and distance on...
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    First off, mazel tov! I don't have an opinion on...

    First off, mazel tov! I don't have an opinion on tights (sorry) but as far as breaking in, I guess it depends. If they are custom, they should already fit properly so just wear them . . . a lot! ...
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