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    Oh dear! I can just imagine our OP raking in our...

    Oh dear! I can just imagine our OP raking in our advice and -- overthinking!:sadsmile:
  2. Thread: bit for ottb

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    Tried eBay?

    Tried eBay?
  3. Thread: bit for ottb

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    His height has nothing to do with what bit size...

    His height has nothing to do with what bit size he should take. My mare (14.3 HH and my gelding (16.1 HH) wore the same size bits! (5.5 in.) She has a wide head, his is quite narrow.

    Feel the...
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    Both the above posts are excellent! I'm an...

    Both the above posts are excellent! I'm an over-thinker, too. The clinician I see each month has helped greatly to simplify my approach.

    In turns, bring back your inside shoulder. Changing...
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    A bradoon is a snaffle with a smaller diameter...

    A bradoon is a snaffle with a smaller diameter ring. As they are usually used with curbs in double bridles, they are slightly narrower. I use a Neuschule trans-angle bradoon on my gelding and he...
  6. Has she been seen/evaluated by a vet? I relied...

    Has she been seen/evaluated by a vet? I relied heavily on my vet's advice when rehabbing my gelding's injury. He was 7 YO at the time, but like your horse, weak in the hind end and underdeveloped due...
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    I think they're terrible. Poor balance, hard to...

    I think they're terrible. Poor balance, hard to handle. Try a more flexible whip or work on improving your technique instead.

    Personally, I prefer a stiff whip, as I can be more precise with...
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    You could, but we'd surely choose the very best...

    You could, but we'd surely choose the very best photos to "show off" our riding -- not backwards & crammed.

    So what would that prove?
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    Of all the photos that have been taken of ME...

    Of all the photos that have been taken of ME riding at shows, clinics, or whatnot, there's plenty of fodder for criticism, snark and entertainment.

    However, if choosing photos for a website...
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    Well. That was special.

    Well. That was special.
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    Then you should know, right? That first photo (on...

    Then you should know, right? That first photo (on the Pinto), sure looks like backwards riding to me. I get yelled at when I lift my hands even half that high, and rightly so.

    You state in another...
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    School simple changes through the walk. That's...

    School simple changes through the walk. That's where most dressage folks prepare horses for the flying change. Make the walks in between the canter changes shorter and shorter until you're...
  13. I love POH browbands and have a couple of them....

    I love POH browbands and have a couple of them. However, the V shape will accentuate any tilting or tipping of the head -- for that reason I would not consider the V shape.

    Mine are straight ones...
  14. When and if you have a chance to school in the...

    When and if you have a chance to school in the competition arena prior to the show, ALWAYS trot down the center line some time during your session. Have a friend or passer-by sit or stand in the box...
  15. Here's something. Did OP not say her current...

    Here's something. Did OP not say her current horse is a nice dressage horse?

    So ride dressage. The skills learned in dressage will be an asset when and if that A circuit horse shows up. As others...
  16. Ask for a second opinion?

    Ask for a second opinion?
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    Recently saw a photo of a Friesian in GB with...

    Recently saw a photo of a Friesian in GB with clean, clipped legs. Looked great -- but that's not the breed standard. Yes, you'd get drummed out of the Friesian corps for touching those dang...
  18. I'd say try Third 1 this year. If you goof, it...

    I'd say try Third 1 this year. If you goof, it won't hurt your Second Level scores and you'll get an idea where the weak spots are to focus on in the off-season.

    In retrospect, Third 1 was not all...
  19. I think BMI does not take into consideration the...

    I think BMI does not take into consideration the density of muscle, as others have stated. Yes, SEALS and pro athletes will weigh more for their height due to the muscle mass. People like that can...
  20. I think the BMI index is a fair guideline, though...

    I think the BMI index is a fair guideline, though IMO, the low end of the weights is extreme. I doubt I could get out of bed and function if I weighed 110 lbs! I'm 5'4" and over the last 18 months...
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    OK, now if they were offered in full seats for...

    OK, now if they were offered in full seats for dressage....

    I used to find beautiful old wool breeches in the second-hand stores of Minneapolis. I clung to the pegged styles as long as i could.
  22. Hoping his blood work comes back clean and this...

    Hoping his blood work comes back clean and this is not a pain or disease related problem.

    Have you tried cavalletti grids or light jumping? it's a nice change from dressage work and has helped...
  23. That's pretty cool!

    That's pretty cool!
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    OP, my current dressage horse started life as a...

    OP, my current dressage horse started life as a pretty expensive imported jumper. He'd done a few shows in Germany before selling a the Verden elite Hanoverian auction. Sadly, he arrived in this...
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    Wow, Sancudo, that TB looks like my WB in a bay...

    Wow, Sancudo, that TB looks like my WB in a bay coat! You've done a fabulous job of putting muscle on him!

    Love that TB/SB cross -- that's a new on on me. Also love that mule.

    I did a little...
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