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  1. Also be aware that when she is in strung out...

    Also be aware that when she is in strung out frenzy mode, you may be a little strung out and frenzied yourself. Don't feel bad - that ugly trot is certainly not a comfortable place to sit softly...
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    Because when we are learning things - especially...

    Because when we are learning things - especially about things as elusive as a "feeling" - it doesn't always happen in a logical, symmetrical, or linear fashion. [Also, there is an actual difference...
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    Makes perfect sense, because it's what I just hit...

    Makes perfect sense, because it's what I just hit on the last couple of days of riding, and playing around with all the other suggestions. I think I had become so fixated (ie. frustrated) about the...
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas. Some are new to...

    Thanks everyone for the ideas. Some are new to me, some are reminders, and hopefully a few will get my butt into action!



    That app sounds neat...wonder if Droid will have a version. I...
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    Help Me Even My Seatbones

    I will start off this thread with the caveat that I am more of a hunter/jumper rider, but I'm posting this question in the Dressage section because
    (A) You guys are really good at this stuff, and ...
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    There's an app for that :P. Actually, there are...

    There's an app for that :P. Actually, there are some great free yoga apps and online resources, where if you have experience doing yoga already and know the basic principles of how not to overstress...
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    When I worked at a place with one of those we...

    When I worked at a place with one of those we always left a gap between horses, just in case of that. We only had one lazy turd who would do that.
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    Don't feel guilty if you don't like a horse, even...

    Don't feel guilty if you don't like a horse, even if you thought it should, on paper (or video), be the one. They are called "trials" for a reason.
  9. Thread: Tail Pull Test

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    My old horse, who was young and weak behind, plus...

    My old horse, who was young and weak behind, plus very nonchalant, would do as you describe. With no other neurological signs the vet performing and I didn't worry too much about it, though I think...
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    I too have the same kind but with the leather...

    I too have the same kind but with the leather patches and totally agree with all the other posters.
    - I am curvy (but not like capital C curvy) and these are great....no waistband gap or suffocated...
  11. Just want to add to that checklist, make sure...

    Just want to add to that checklist, make sure your reins are short enough! If you are habitually riding with them just a little long (OTTBs and greenies, lol), then short enough is probably a place...
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    It sounds like you are doing a pretty good job of...

    It sounds like you are doing a pretty good job of keeping some variety there (small indoor limitations notwithstanding...I do feel ya there), so now I'm more inclined to jump into the "he's being a...
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    Just a totally different angle to consider, but...

    Just a totally different angle to consider, but do your courses and/or the look of your jumps change up much at home? I know some barns who leave pretty much the same course up all the time. Now,...
  14. I was also going to say Biotic 8.

    I was also going to say Biotic 8.
  15. I hate to add myself to the club that suspects...

    I hate to add myself to the club that suspects collateral ligament, but.....yeah. Besides what others have said, "jogs sound on driveway....in the sand, grade 2" really screams soft tissue to me. I...
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    Centurion sells a separate neck price with its...

    Centurion sells a separate neck price with its own battery pack. Another brand I've seen has an integrated neck (Google image and my memory are saying that is probably the Activo-Med) but I don't...
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    The other posters (and yourself!) have done a...

    The other posters (and yourself!) have done a fine job pointing out some of the reasons this could be happening. I'm going to throw out a few exercises.

    On the flat, practice lots of shortening...
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    Are you 1000% sure that you aren't pulling in the...

    Are you 1000% sure that you aren't pulling in the final strides to the fence?

    I had a trainer that kept telling me to soften, let go, etc, etc the last three strides before the jump. I tried to...
  19. A little more info would help people give you...

    A little more info would help people give you some direction - there are a gazillion odd barns "surrounding" Toronto. Does your location make traveling a certain direction easier? Do you own a...
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    Not a professional, but to my untrained eye...

    Not a professional, but to my untrained eye something looks like it might be crooked up there. Can't tell if it's the horse or saddle, but if it's leaving a spot only on the one side, it seems...
  21. Yeah luckily I was not drinking...

    Yeah luckily I was not drinking anything....because, did you also notice that the granddam is named Celine Dion :lol: :lol:


    But back to topic, best of luck to the new pair :)
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    All of the stifle blisters I have seen performed...

    All of the stifle blisters I have seen performed were an internal blister. And ALL recommended work as opposed to rest (light and frequent a couple of days, thenn normal) following them. I have...
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    I get a sense that you are thinking about this a...

    I get a sense that you are thinking about this a lot. Like not just when you come home looking for answers and come to the source of all answers ;). But when you are on him. This is...
  24. M. O'Connor maybe I will make that video. I am...

    M. O'Connor maybe I will make that video. I am pro at that technique....the first place I worked had some large footed horses. That said, cheap quality or too small ones always make it harder. ...
  25. Also consider part-boarding him out. It can be...

    Also consider part-boarding him out. It can be just as hard to find the right person as a full lease, but the advantage is he stays in your current barn so you (and others you trust on property) can...
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