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    There are no "off" breeds for dressage

    Dressage means the training of the horse. Thus there are no off breeds--unless you are not riding a horse!
  2. Seriously? That's being attacked? Whatevs. ...

    Seriously? That's being attacked? Whatevs. Dressage showing is about scores...if you want to win and if you want to know if you've improved. It's that simple. Playing with your instrument is not...
  3. And my comment was that points/scores matter when...

    And my comment was that points/scores matter when something is judged and that you were comparing apples to oranges--or maybe to fruitbats. It doesn't work. One allows you to not worry about being...
  4. So, you are agreeing with me?? My comment was to...

    So, you are agreeing with me?? My comment was to snicklefritz and the remarks around her recital and my comment was about competition.
  5. All true, but I do have a problem with the fact...

    All true, but I do have a problem with the fact that those scores are so similar. With the better riding and training, the scores should be a lot higher. Especially if we really are reaching what...
  6. But it was not judged. When anything is judged,...

    But it was not judged. When anything is judged, it is about the scores.
  7. If you can't see the ties between what you call...

    If you can't see the ties between what you call the "twists and turns" and the OP, then you're missing the problem and the reason why people accept it.
  8. And if we weren't currently looking for horses in...

    And if we weren't currently looking for horses in the ring that had uber flashy movement, rather than correct movement, they probably would have scored even higher. For crying out loud, we're...
  9. Great, I've been through it and judge, and I...

    Great, I've been through it and judge, and I still believe the scoring is typically off at the lower levels. Intro and Training level. First level and above? I usually see that the scores reflect...
  10. I never said this is unacceptable, I would just...

    I never said this is unacceptable, I would just keep that horse home and save my money. I would take lessons with really good coaches and keep learning, and would take my horse as far as I could,...
  11. Why do people settle here? Hmm...I have a couple...

    Why do people settle here? Hmm...I have a couple of thoughts on that subject. First, I think that judges at W/T are too stingy. Same with Training Level. People should be easily in the 80s if...
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    Looks like a small hitch in his "gitalong" in the...

    Looks like a small hitch in his "gitalong" in the back.
  13. I've been complaining (for about five years now)...

    I've been complaining (for about five years now) about the industry becoming a part of mainstream fashion trends and having only low rise and flow rise breeches. I think it's horrible. If we're...
  14. Just wait, judges will change what they like and...

    Just wait, judges will change what they like and want to see and then everyone on the other side can scream that judging is unfair. It used to be that you had to have a really good TB to win, now...
  15. Um, with horses we call it their coat, or their...

    Um, with horses we call it their coat, or their hair. We don't call it "fur." ;)
  16. Agreed. With monster movers it is so much harder...

    Agreed. With monster movers it is so much harder to ride the big gaits. I actually think it's like figure skating these days. It's about the tricks (monster gaits--just like throwing in more and...
  17. Inspiration for Throwback Thursday Article?

    Raise your hand if you think someone from COTH is skulking around and decided to use this topic as the inspiration for the Throwback Thursday article on the home page. :winkgrin:
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    I've got MDC Ultimate Intelligent stirrups and...

    I've got MDC Ultimate Intelligent stirrups and LOVE them. They really lay so much better than other stirrups and if you already have a well established leg that you can use easily with or without...
  19. I'm so sick of people thinking it's about a look,...

    I'm so sick of people thinking it's about a look, rather than effectiveness of the seat. I'm also tired of people thinking one size fits all with how a rider should ride. Um, every single person...
  20. Ineffective, yeah...right.... :lol:

    Ineffective, yeah...right.... :lol:
  21. Thread: Foam vs. wool

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    Depends on you and your horse. I had a foam...

    Depends on you and your horse. I had a foam filled saddle for my upper level horse, for years, and he adored it. I didn't love the little extra "bounce" I felt in it compared to wool, but since he...
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    COTH Writing Contest - Ageism?

    Maybe I couldn't find the topic out here, but I saw this and was wondering why they want to know someone's age when submitting for what appears to be an open contest without any age divisions. ...
  23. True, this is simply a Wikipedia entry, but...

    True, this is simply a Wikipedia entry, but here's what they say for treatment.

    Ideally, effective treatment aims to resolve the underlying cause and restores the nerve root to normal function....
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    I'm surprised there aren't more! (Even...

    I'm surprised there aren't more! (Even tongue-in-cheek ones. :) )
  25. BTW, thanks for letting me know about the book. ...

    BTW, thanks for letting me know about the book. I just went out and bought the e version. :)
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