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  1. I think a bunch of us should rent a 747 to bring...

    I think a bunch of us should rent a 747 to bring all our swag home in.
  2. I was also disappointed in the music but loved...

    I was also disappointed in the music but loved the ride.
  3. All you need now is a "Dressage" tab. :) Thanks...

    All you need now is a "Dressage" tab. :) Thanks for the link.
  4. Amen Lord Helpus to "irrelevant." :) I...

    Amen Lord Helpus to "irrelevant." :)

    I normally don't bother looking at Astrid's rants anymore, but it bothered me that she had called out Kasey, in particular. Although I don't know much about...
  5. I have to agree with Alibi. Astrid is a known pot...

    I have to agree with Alibi. Astrid is a known pot stirrer and seems determined to cry foul at any opportunity…or even non-opportunity. I stopped reading her stuff ages ago partly because her writing...
  6. Thread: The mental aspect

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    The above is exactly what you need to tell your...

    The above is exactly what you need to tell your instructor, although she IMO should know this without being told!
    You are only riding 2x/week, so your progress is going to be limited by that factor...
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    Larkspur, thanks for posting the link. Such...

    Larkspur, thanks for posting the link. Such beautiful elastic hands on both riders not to mention incredible seats. And, the horses...ahhhhhh!
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    Glad to hear this as I'm waiting excitedly for my...

    Glad to hear this as I'm waiting excitedly for my Soloshot3 to arrive later this summer.
  9. Here's a good article explaining WHY you...

    Here's a good article explaining WHY you shouldn't clip whiskers: http://practicalhorsemanmag.com/article/clipping-horse-whiskers-yes-or-no-11631
  10. Do transitions within the canter, allowing 4-5...

    Do transitions within the canter, allowing 4-5 strides to develop the lengthened canter and 4-5 strides to return to a working canter. Over time, decrease the number of steps it takes to...
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    My (dim) recollection is that Dorothee's family...

    My (dim) recollection is that Dorothee's family breeds Trakehners and that she was a sought-after rider at the top German auctions.
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    He was a very kind man and made showing fun when...

    He was a very kind man and made showing fun when I was first getting started. RIP Max.
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    Well said. And, temperament is higher on my list...

    Well said. And, temperament is higher on my list than conformation. I don't care how perfectly built a horse is if he isn't interested in partnering with me and being what Carol Lavell refers to as a...
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    We must have something very tasty in the area...

    We must have something very tasty in the area behind our barn as the same black bear has been there at least twice in the past week grazing. He's pretty big--comes up to about my waist (no, I wasn't...
  15. Josh Siegel at Siegel Saddlery is also very good....

    Josh Siegel at Siegel Saddlery is also very good. He's a Trilogy rep but will work on any brand, and his work is first rate.
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    Yes. Position the horse in SI, then ride HI on a...

    Yes. Position the horse in SI, then ride HI on a diagonal line.
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    If you watch videos of any of the top riders, you...

    If you watch videos of any of the top riders, you will notice that they put their horses in a shoulder-in position before starting the half pass. This not only establishes the correct bend but also...
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    There is not a “show version” of shoulder-in and...

    There is not a “show version” of shoulder-in and a “non-show version.” Others have already done an excellent job of describing a true shoulder-in, so I won’t belabor the point. However, if the...
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