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  1. The problem is that those who have money are the...

    The problem is that those who have money are the ones with the time and then are in leadership positions and control the money. One of our largest chapters runs an educational activity that is a 3...
  2. I totally get this. When they start raising the...

    I totally get this. When they start raising the fees so high that people will choose between GMO and PM, and not both, it can have an impact. It may also encourage those who aren't showing for...
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    I just paid my annual professional license fees...

    I just paid my annual professional license fees for the profession that earns me my living and pays the mortgage and supports the horse. It is $325, so only $80 more than what I have to pay to do my...
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    How much is too much?

    I just read the article about USDF raising annual membership fees to $90.00 in 2017. That will make mine, as a competitor (assuming the others stay the same):

    USDF: $90.00
    USEF: $55.00
    GMO: ...
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    I did not ride until 7.5 months post surgery, but...

    I did not ride until 7.5 months post surgery, but I also needed all the metal taken out and had a second surgery at 7 months. I was able to ride two weeks after the second surgery (the metal had...
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    Back on Track now makes one that is just a bum...

    Back on Track now makes one that is just a bum cover. It can attach under the flap, or as I do--attach it to the stirrup leather keepers on your saddle flap....

    I hate riding with a quarter...
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    Mine had a severe tie up episode and was...

    Mine had a severe tie up episode and was hospitalized for two days in 2012 to have her kidneys flushed. I went on, several months later, to show Intermediare 2, win my regionals and win a national...
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    If you are a member of USEF, you can use Member...

    If you are a member of USEF, you can use Member Perks to get a discount on the TQ Solo. :)
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    It helped remove the stiffness and pain from my...

    It helped remove the stiffness and pain from my healing ankle (broken tib/fib). I use the TQ Solo and it's home health cousin, the medical quant Handy Cure s. It will also help speed wound healing.
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    The NAJYRC rotates

    The NAJYRC rotates
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    I haven't waited as long as many of you, as I...

    I haven't waited as long as many of you, as I ordered in September 16, but I am frustrated nonetheless because I need it NOW. I agree that this is poor business. Word of mouth is everything. They...
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    I have the new brushing boots. They are nice. I...

    I have the new brushing boots. They are nice. I have used their original sport boots for years and no they do not create heat--my horse actually sweats less with them and her legs are cool when you...
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    I used Guido Klatte and JetPets the last time. ...

    I used Guido Klatte and JetPets the last time. Fabulous experience, with constant communication! Completely different that the prior time importing when I got no information and my horse developed...
  14. Once you have broken or dislocated your pinkie...

    Once you have broken or dislocated your pinkie because of a bolting/spinning/spooking horse, you will NEVER hold any rein around your pinkie again!

    Curb on top or curb on bottom--shouldn't matter...
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    Mine has that conformation plus a short smile. ...

    Mine has that conformation plus a short smile. She seems happiest in the NS Pacifier which has the port angle reversed so that it stays high in the mouth and doesn't ever engage the palate. I use...
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    Actually that is untrue. There are plenty of...

    Actually that is untrue. There are plenty of articles out there, and research, on how stressful a long haul is for horses. It is not recommended to haul long distances twice in the same week (15...
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    It is 16-18 hours from where I live and most get...

    It is 16-18 hours from where I live and most get a commercial hauler, because traveling that far in your average horse trailer is kind of hard on the horse. The commercial haul can easily run $3,000...
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    These are good ideas, but I have to ask again:...

    These are good ideas, but I have to ask again: WHY DO IT AT ALL? It just contributes to the whole elitist impression of dressage--to create a show that only a few people can participate in and that...
  19. Just a very small 2 cents: I have not known any...

    Just a very small 2 cents: I have not known any horses who were not born here (high altitude/dry weather/hard ground) who could go barefoot when in real training. I do have a friend who has a...
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    And to add to my own post, the only way to make...

    And to add to my own post, the only way to make this competition a true "best of the best" head to head competition is to SUBSIDIZE the expenses for those who are not wealthy. By wealthy, I mean say...
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    Omaha does not have a facility to run all those...

    Omaha does not have a facility to run all those rings they need for the Finals.

    Why is this show even an issue? The people who go from my state are only the wealthiest, not the best,...
  22. Just a note: please contact the NEW owner in...

    Just a note: please contact the NEW owner in Sweden...I am sure the army of vets she hired to vet her multi million dollar purchase could learn from your expertise :D
  23. OMG, I am feeling a head banging coming on! ...

    OMG, I am feeling a head banging coming on!

    This is the equivalent of 3rd/1 in the US!!!! The highest collected movement in the test are the walk pirouettes and she does them fantastic--huge...
  24. Fiontini's scores at Ermelo for near perfect...

    Fiontini's scores at Ermelo for near perfect performance: http://results.hippodata.de/2016/1213/docs/r_d6_6yo_final.pdf

    I am sorry that I cannot educate you. If you cannot see the collection and...
  25. To clear up a couple of inaccuracies: When CD...

    To clear up a couple of inaccuracies: When CD rode Fiontini at the Danish young horse championships, she was doing so as TEST RIDER. She rode all of the horses that qualified and gave her impression...
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