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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I don't think "most people" view " Novice Rider" (or "Training Rider") as "a division for greener riders and horses. "
    I think...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sandy M:
    A friend with a very impressive big TB (looked like a WB) received a lot of 9s and 10s on her...
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    true, I said that..but I would hope to see the...

    true, I said that..but I would hope to see the young horse divisions serve us better. He needs to be going in divisions with other 4 yos...regardless of rider creds. He has gotten mid60s at training...
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    That's such a shame they got rid of the "horse"...

    That's such a shame they got rid of the "horse" division..this guy won't be competitive in the open division to start.
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    Now I'm getting all confused as how to enter...

    Now I'm getting all confused as how to enter anymore...maybe I should ask popular opinion before entering next year. I hope to be doing Novice next fall on a 4yo irish draught stallion, I've only...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>So experience-wise (if that's how your determining the divisions) I think they are on a par more so with the pros, than with the...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Robby Johnson:
    (So if you've ridden Training in the past five years, you could not qualify for Novice Rider...
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    I don't see how anyone can argue that someone who...

    I don't see how anyone can argue that someone who only ridden novice in their life, but has ridden it for 20 years is NOT a "novice rider"? Just because you've ridden this level 20 years does NOT...
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    After some recent bad outings, I pulled out of my...

    After some recent bad outings, I pulled out of my normal competition schedule to train, gasp..that thing we're supposed to do for YEARS before we ever compete. But now adays at the lowe levels,...
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    I have to agree that open novice is not as tough...

    I have to agree that open novice is not as tough as the restricted divisions, from my experience.

    Robby..scoring below 30 is a challenge, finishing on that score is another challenge for sure, one...
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    No, you're right..nobody ever wishes that rail...

    No, you're right..nobody ever wishes that rail will fall or that you will have time penalties or just something, maybe missing a fence. No, that never happens. :roll: of course nobody wishes ill will...
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    No I don't think its score deflation..I think its...

    No I don't think its score deflation..I think its called BETTER dressage being done in the sport. Its also the influence of bringing in better bred "sporthorses" into eventing, not to knock a TB just...
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    uhh..I scored a 21.5 at training in the spring...

    uhh..I scored a 21.5 at training in the spring and I didn't see anyone telling me to move up to prelim because of that? I tied for 1st out of 93 riders in dressage at the AEC and got eliminated on...
  14. This may actually come down to an issue of...

    This may actually come down to an issue of culture. Europe has a different cultural perspective when dealing with the horse "industry". First off, it is an actual industry with much more regulations...
  15. Well you're defining the story of my life as a...

    Well you're defining the story of my life as a trainer..client says "this horse has been backed and well started" matching up with your definition, and I find nothing but holes in its education,...
  16. don't forget to include addressing the gap...

    don't forget to include addressing the gap between the market and the real costs of breeding and training (two separate industries) a horse to that point. how to do all that you desire and working...
  17. So at this point..what is the summary of the...

    So at this point..what is the summary of the problem you wish to have addressed?

    It seems the solution will in part depend on more regulation and licensing, so it will in turn require a firming up...
  18. I can't imagine starting a youngster with out...

    I can't imagine starting a youngster with out long-lining. A lot of my methods are based on colt breaking, but the english influence in me has me also long-lining them and driving them around the...
  19. I am only a bNT working under a BNT myself. I am...

    I am only a bNT working under a BNT myself. I am not in a position to mentor someone working with their own young horse. My experience is in doing the starting and riding through first level and...
  20. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>FrugalAnnie and Boss Hoss - Do you think the USEA has any interest in this? Esp. now that they want to breed eventers? I often...
  21. Honestly, it still comes down to an owners...

    Honestly, it still comes down to an owners "budget" whether its the breeder or the amateur owner who now needs the same service. if you call me up and say i only have enough $ for 60 days, I'll tell...
  22. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>We had a system that you used on every horse down to the lunging, in hand work, etc. BEFORE the horse was even backed. The owner...
  23. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>This is precisely why I made the point a while back that we have no standards of training. We can't even hold a reasonable...
  24. right...and who would be grading George Morriss'...

    right...and who would be grading George Morriss' test but those with whom he have to compete as a BNT for the services right?

    now imagine having a pro/amateur status determined by whether you past...
  25. In the US, there is this perception that only...

    In the US, there is this perception that only "natural horseman" can start horses. Now it seems we have to go to Germany to find "english" cowboys?

    I do think there is a decline in the abilities...
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