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  1. Love it.

    Love it.
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    Pretty much this. When I rode with him I was a 14...

    Pretty much this. When I rode with him I was a 14 year old freshman in high school, and even I was like, "Sweet Jesus. There is like no difference between the beginning of the first day and the end...
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    You didn't find Nonsmom's post to be bitchy? It...

    You didn't find Nonsmom's post to be bitchy? It was Forte who simply expressed a perfectly valid opinion. Personally, I have ridden with him, and he is not one of my favorite clinicians or...
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    Careful, Forte, one less than glowing remark...

    Careful, Forte, one less than glowing remark about Saint Peters and the COTH masses will be out for blood.
  5. Plus they simply seem to deduct fewer points for...

    Plus they simply seem to deduct fewer points for mistakes on some things. For example, one late change (or whatever) during the tempis used to eviscerate your score, now not so much. It just seems...
  6. Some horses, quite a few actually, don't really...

    Some horses, quite a few actually, don't really give a shit about what their rider has to say. They learn pretty quickly that they can ignore the nagging and basically do as they please.

    Your...
  7. I think a lot of lower level ammies work under...

    I think a lot of lower level ammies work under the assumption that every rider can show a Grand Prix test given a GP horse to ride and enough training. Of course that just isn't true. As you move...
  8. I know, right? I grew up showing dressage, then...

    I know, right? I grew up showing dressage, then stopped to go off to college, get a career started, blah blah blah. I was shocked when I started showing again as an adult. Rides that used to earn a...
  9. Must be you haven't been showing dressage long...

    Must be you haven't been showing dressage long enough to notice the score inflation over the past 15 years or so.

    60% used to be something to be proud of, especially beyond 1st level. It was a...
  10. I think you'll find that there's no such thing as...

    I think you'll find that there's no such thing as perfection.

    I've never had my own horse property so I can't speak to that, but I've run the horse boarding gauntlet otherwise. Everything from...
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    Then take Amtrak. I bet a round trip rail ticket...

    Then take Amtrak. I bet a round trip rail ticket from the west coast to Omaha would only run two or three hundred bucks. Having traveled across the country via rail several times, I can tell you...
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    I don't insure my horses, even the more expensive...

    I don't insure my horses, even the more expensive ones. However, I am okay with making the "hard decisions" and am not the type of owner to dump all my financial resources into a horse if something...
  13. I imagine that's exactly the sort of thing a...

    I imagine that's exactly the sort of thing a person on a tight budget would want to avoid.
  14. What does "on a budget" mean? For some people...

    What does "on a budget" mean? For some people it's 30k, for others it's 3k. Since you mentioned wanting to buy a schoolmaster I'm having a hard time understanding which end you're on. Remember that...
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    I think I like Farkle Jr better... despite his...

    I think I like Farkle Jr better... despite his age and dumb name.
  16. Yes, you are old fashioned. For 99% of...

    Yes, you are old fashioned.

    For 99% of people, showing is an expensive hobby, not a job. They aren't professionals. Nobody is talking about going into the ring in jeggings and a sports bra...
  17. Meh. Maybe I'd have a little more respect for...

    Meh. Maybe I'd have a little more respect for his opinion if he hadn't completely dumbed down jumping with the crest release.
  18. Long hair in ponytails!? Oh the humanity!!!!

    Long hair in ponytails!? Oh the humanity!!!!
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    Just tell them you ride English.

    Just tell them you ride English.
  20. If you're interested in that school of dressage,...

    If you're interested in that school of dressage, then why don't you just train with Catherine Haddad-Staller? She's based in FL in the winter, and spent years training with Bodo Hangen and Rudy...
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    How does his neck come out of his withers and...

    How does his neck come out of his withers and chest? Does he have a steep croup or straight hind end?

    If he is downhill through the body but otherwise has decent conformation and a natural...
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    I am not a breeder, and I don't buy unbroken...

    I am not a breeder, and I don't buy unbroken babies. If that's what the OP is talking about, then obviously bloodlines mean a lot. However, I can learn what I want to know about a horse from riding...
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    I wouldn't worry about bloodlines unless you are...

    I wouldn't worry about bloodlines unless you are either planning on breeding to a mare or buying an unbroken youngster.
  24. I love Morten Thomsen for piaffe and passage....

    I love Morten Thomsen for piaffe and passage. Don't get me wrong, my regular trainer is good too, but some people are great for teaching certain things.

    Professionals understand, and I've not had...
  25. Have fun, Ashleyw and Geno! God I wish I...

    Have fun, Ashleyw and Geno!

    God I wish I lived in a place that wasn't coated in snow right now.
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