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    Hi there-- MHSA doesn't track Baby Green points,...

    Hi there-- MHSA doesn't track Baby Green points, so no specs from them. I wish they did! Most of the Maryland shows just have it listed as a 2'6" division for horses in the first two years of...
  2. Sounds like your horse has a great mind-- such a...

    Sounds like your horse has a great mind-- such a blessing!!
  3. Me three! It just recently started to get cold...

    Me three! It just recently started to get cold here. I rode after work one evening and it was completely dark for the first time outside- side doors are still open on the indoor because it isn't...
  4. Point taken and I don't disagree. Unfortunately...

    Point taken and I don't disagree. Unfortunately the reality in my area is ready for pre greens as a four year old sometimes means over prepped. Ribbon colors matter when you're trying to sell a horse...
  5. Thanks all for the sanitary check, very helpful....

    Thanks all for the sanitary check, very helpful. On another note, I saw an ad for a four coming five year old horse that was being advertised as ready to pre green in December. Kind of makes you...
  6. Hi everyone- I just joined the four year old club...

    Hi everyone- I just joined the four year old club and enjoyed reading through this thread. Bringing a baby along is a bit of a roller coaster ride, but ultimately so rewarding. Luckily for me my...
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    This was my post and the quote you used was not...

    This was my post and the quote you used was not complete. The next sentence of the statement said that I felt I SHOULD give her something. The quick version of this is I was told she wanted riding...
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    My trainer was going out of town for several...

    My trainer was going out of town for several weeks and this person was lined up to ride when I couldn't come out- two days before trainer leaves I was told she now wanted to be paid. I've got a...
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    We did. You're not missing anything- I just...

    We did. You're not missing anything- I just asked the question here, since I don't run in dressage circles, just wondering if there was some sort of cultural difference between disciplines. From...
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    That is not at all what this post is about. ...

    That is not at all what this post is about. Question was ammie/pro related.
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    You know, I'm not exactly sure. She talked to my...

    You know, I'm not exactly sure. She talked to my trainer (not me) and from what I understood at first, she was looking for extra riding time. Then a few weeks later my instructor was going out of...
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    I very much appreciate her time and feel that she...

    I very much appreciate her time and feel that she has helped my horse. Do I feel that she has helped so much that she should charge me what a professional does? No, I do not. Do I feel I should...
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    My horse is young and big and has benefited from...

    My horse is young and big and has benefited from the dressage schooling. I'd actually love to take some dressage lessons and learn myself- right now we're trying to get a friend's dressage...
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    Thanks- I had the same thought, but didn't want...

    Thanks- I had the same thought, but didn't want to jump to conclusions either. This person is nice, but most likely took offense when I started asking questions. No ill will was intended, I'm just...
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    Paying an ammie to school your horse

    Wondering if this is typical in the dressage community. An ammie dressage rider schooled my hunter a few times, then started to ask to be paid the same amount that my trainer makes when he rides my...
  16. Thank you all for the suggestions! I appreciate...

    Thank you all for the suggestions! I appreciate the guidance.
  17. Thank you, Charis, See U, and Lori for the ideas....

    Thank you, Charis, See U, and Lori for the ideas. Horse is currently at an A-rated hunter barn near Brookeville.... hence the whole fish out of water thing.

    Having someone come to us for an...
  18. Good point! :) Horse is currently located in...

    Good point! :)

    Horse is currently located in the Gaithersburg area.
  19. Calling all Maryland riders- need your help!

    Several years ago I took a chance on importing a really nice young gelding from Germany for the hunters. Fast forward now three years, and I hit the jackpot on his ammie friendliness, looks, and...
  20. Thanks, BAC and lando. It's good to know...

    Thanks, BAC and lando. It's good to know anecdotes of success. While I'd have no problem using the bridle to school at home, my horse is a hunter and I'm afraid that the unconventional look of it...
  21. Thanks, Copilot!

    Thanks, Copilot!
  22. Dy'on Difference Bridle for Sensitive Poll?

    I am guessing this is a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone here has had success using the Dy'on Difference bridle--or something like it--for a horse with poll sensitivity. My vet swears up and...
  23. This is a great list. I'd also add Allie Panetta...

    This is a great list. I'd also add Allie Panetta Show Stables/ Walnut Pond Farm to the list. Located next to ESP in Brookeville with excellent care and an indoor.
  24. I think a lot of people go through exactly what...

    I think a lot of people go through exactly what you are experiencing now. It's hard, but you aren't alone. Last summer I switched trainers and arrived at my new barn with a lot of mental baggage....
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    I won't talk you out of it either, as I just...

    I won't talk you out of it either, as I just talked myself into getting one! I had a used one on trial and adored the fit for my horse and the balance for me. I would have snapped the saddle up if it...
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