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    I had that saddle for years and I actually never...

    I had that saddle for years and I actually never moved the blocks once, either intentionally or unintentionally. Was a complete non-issue.
  2. Silverbridge you are right :) Sorry I am a woman,...

    Silverbridge you are right :) Sorry I am a woman, so ties are not on my radar!

    I just checked the rule and it says "tie, choker or stock tie". So I don't think it is legal to wear those shirts,...
  3. So I had an extensive conversation about that...

    So I had an extensive conversation about that frilly collared shirt without the stock tie option at the last show I was at.

    The rules say you have to wear a stock tie or choker, right? That shirt...
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    I don't think it is specifically against the...

    I don't think it is specifically against the rules to compete with your shirt untucked, but I would't do it. Seems very sloppy, you know?

    But I'm kind of a stick in the mud about that stuff, I...
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    I had a friend with Kottas and I went with her as...

    I had a friend with Kottas and I went with her as a groom. I thought they were great lessons. He was especially gifted starting a young horse on he lunge line for the first time. He was impatient...
  6. Most judges don't judge locally because their...

    Most judges don't judge locally because their students can't compete under them!

    I have to say though, I can't imagine signing up for a horse show and not checking the judge. I think most riders...
  7. OP I think that the reason people fly off the...

    OP I think that the reason people fly off the handle a bit is that you are asking a question about the difference between two gaits, so it's important to be accurate in the terminology. Otherwise...
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    I see both sides on this one. I don't think a...

    I see both sides on this one. I don't think a clinic is a fashion show, but I do think it is a sign of respect to show up in breeches; paddock boots/half chaps or boots.

    I don't really care...
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    A few additional things: - as another poster...

    A few additional things:
    - as another poster noted, tests do not necessarily run in consecutive levels, I fact often they do not.
    - braiding is not required but most people braid.
    - check the...
  10. I think all horses are different. Some like...

    I think all horses are different. Some like hacking out, some do not.

    The Exploding Pony was a disaster as a trail horse (as one might imagine). I tried and tried, because I firmly believe that...
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    I am trying to imagine wearing spanx let alone...

    I am trying to imagine wearing spanx let alone riding a horse - that just sounds awful!

    For what it is worth I bought a pair of smartpak Breedhes at the WC and they gap really badly at the waist. ...
  12. You would have to get him a bit more trained and...

    You would have to get him a bit more trained and showing to get him sold for a good value in the dressage market. As others have noted - hunters are worth much more as hunters!

    If you really want...
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    I think with most brands of saddles it really...

    I think with most brands of saddles it really comes down to the fitter. Your best bet is to buy a saddle brand that 1. your trainer rides in and hopefully is sponsored by and 2. that several other...
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    I had a Custom Icon Flight monoflap, had it made...

    I had a Custom Icon Flight monoflap, had it made for my mare. Loved the saddle. It was one of the older ones.

    I could not get it right for my gelding. It rocked on him. Could not get the fitter...
  15. I agree with purpinurpl. If you haven't...

    I agree with purpinurpl.

    If you haven't spent time around WP horses, you can't even imagine how they carry themselves. The horse probably does not even canter - they often do a four beat...
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    I have competed a pinto/Arab cross, a KWPN, a...

    I have competed a pinto/Arab cross, a KWPN, a Hann cross and now a QH.

    Without a doubt the warmbloods were the easiest and built for the job. You can make any horse a dressage horse (I am doing...
  17. I always walk towards the judge and thank them...

    I always walk towards the judge and thank them before leaving the arena.

    At a rated show you would not want to approach the judge and start having a conversation.
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    I do it all the time, but I have been at this for...

    I do it all the time, but I have been at this for about s million years :)

    But you need to clinic with clinicians who are on the same page as your regular trainer.
  19. Honestly I would just save up and get the saddle...

    Honestly I would just save up and get the saddle that works.
  20. So we have WP shows at my barn and I have seen a...

    So we have WP shows at my barn and I have seen a fair amount of the training. Pretty much the polar opposite of all things dressage.

    But nothing is impossible, you just have to find the right...
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    Saddle pad colors "conservative" is a dicey...

    Saddle pad colors "conservative" is a dicey description.

    Generally you see white, navy, black, dark brown, cream, grey. I wouldn't stray much from that honestly - my general theory is not to...
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    Well, my Exploding Pony never got over that sort...

    Well, my Exploding Pony never got over that sort of thing. Exposing him actually made it worse. He just had to work, on the bit and forward, keeping his little pea brain focused.

    All the lunging...
  23. It's a total non-issue. Most of us know most of...

    It's a total non-issue. Most of us know most of the judges in one capacity or another.

    But what you do need to do is follow the rulebook in regards to your trainer if she is a judge. Check the...
  24. My trainer says that I meet resistance and then...

    My trainer says that I meet resistance and then back off instead of working through it. Pretty much sounds like you are in the same place.

    If you are getting advice from Schumacher - I woukd take...
  25. Last I checked the rules, training and first...

    Last I checked the rules, training and first could be legally ridden in a short court at a rated show. That may have changed though - it pretty much almost never happens.
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