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  1. I agree with others that rhythm is a big part of...

    I agree with others that rhythm is a big part of it, Your eye is trying to calculate distance + speed and that is much easier when you are consistently on a 12' or 13' (or any other consistent pace)...
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    This thread is cracking me up because DH is...

    This thread is cracking me up because DH is watching indoor volleyball and he commented that volleyball is his favorite sport to watch during the Oympics. I told him that I prefer to watch beach...
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    One thing that I have always wondered about is...

    One thing that I have always wondered about is why USEF doesn't make trainer show records available? Right now you can just get horse results from USEF right? Am I right about that?

    When you...
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    Probably not very safe for the rider to hold onto...

    Probably not very safe for the rider to hold onto the reins, probably not super comfortable for the horse's mouth...but I have seen many horses get loose, jump out of the arena, tear around the show...
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    1. Instead of focusing on lifting your inside...

    1. Instead of focusing on lifting your inside shoulder, drop your outside shoulder.

    2. Think about turning your hips to the inside around turns.

    3. Some already mentioned keeping your inside...
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    Its great that you found a trainer that you...

    Its great that you found a trainer that you respect and enjoy. I agree with others - that can be difficult to find, especially in certain areas. I know many successful trainers who no longer ride,...
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    And what if you already have big-bertha hips in...

    And what if you already have big-bertha hips in regular breeches?? :lol:
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    People getting ulcers over fashion? Or horses...

    People getting ulcers over fashion? Or horses getting ulcers because their people are only worried about fashion?

    Also she should fire her BNT trainer and change barns because I would *never* put...
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    Nothing to add except I heart supershorty

    Nothing to add except I heart supershorty
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    Thanks for the reply Fiction. That makes a little...

    Thanks for the reply Fiction. That makes a little more sense, although it still seems like you wouldn't be able to jog rather than get fined.
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    Not many horses "pass" a PPE. If a vet doesn't...

    Not many horses "pass" a PPE. If a vet doesn't find anything at all to talk about I wonder how thorough they are. That said, it is all about what you and your vet feel comfortable with. I would be...
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    I'm confused. Not that that's anything new:lol:....

    I'm confused. Not that that's anything new:lol:. Do you get the $75 back if you are properly entered? Am I the only one that wonders why someone is allowed a number to jog if their entry isn't filled...
  13. Not a BO, but I have been an assistant trainer...

    Not a BO, but I have been an assistant trainer and a BM. I think you have the following things to consider:

    1. Do I have the facility and the equipment or access to the equipment to host a clinic,...
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    Dear USEF I would like a rider*

    for a horse's show record??


    Something like:

    Fluffy placed 6th* out of 10 in the Adult Hunters *but if you had seen the way I chipped into the 4 to the 1 pulled on the reins and did 5 then...
  15. I'm simply shocked at anyone who would assume...

    I'm simply shocked at anyone who would assume that if anyone asks for help with a horse they must not be as good as trainers from "the good ol' days". I say that as someone who is older than Liza and...
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    For me, it was a lot cheaper to board than keep a...

    For me, it was a lot cheaper to board than keep a horse at home. If you have a large facility and multiple horses, that would be different. If you only have one or two by the time you factor in...
  17. "Work ethic gets you farther in this business...

    "Work ethic gets you farther in this business than a sense of entitlement. "

    I want to replace "this business" with life and steal this quote from you.

    I didn't read the whole thread, so I can...
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    Ha! When I read the title of this post, I, like,...

    Ha! When I read the title of this post, I, like, totally pictured some yuppie guy wearing his polo shirt with the collar up :)
  19. OP - Did your vet use different brands of...

    OP - Did your vet use different brands of vaccines? I had a horse that reacted very badly to her vaccines and someone told me to try another brand because they use different preservatives and it...
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    I wouldn't be discouraged just yet. It sounds...

    I wouldn't be discouraged just yet.

    It sounds like he may not have the strength yet to jump from a tighter distance. they really have to rock back and use their hind end and maybe he hasn't...
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    I have to agree that while GHM's standards have...

    I have to agree that while GHM's standards have not changed, I feel that he is a lot nicer to the majority than he used to be.

    I rode in a clinic recently with a greenish horse that I had jumped...
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    First, I'm with CBoylen. You should kiss your...

    First, I'm with CBoylen. You should kiss your BM/Trainer's feet for organizing! I've always worked in full service barns, so having 20+ people helping pack seems like a complete nightmare to me, but...
  23. Clearly, this is a result of using draw reins :no:

    Clearly, this is a result of using draw reins :no:
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    I've had a couple that were funny about schooling...

    I've had a couple that were funny about schooling areas. It seems to help if they are on the inside as opposed to being "pinned" by the rail.

    Other than that, I don't have a ton of advice if you...
  25. Thread: Swedish oxers...

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    You are not allowed to school over them in jumper...

    You are not allowed to school over them in jumper schooling areas, but you are for hunters.

    The reason they aren't allowed is because you can use a swedish as an offset by jumping one side of the...
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