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    Keep in mind that a lease-to-buy and a payment...

    Keep in mind that a lease-to-buy and a payment plan are different beasts. I don't know if it's from inflation, but I've had to spend more for roughly the same quality horse over the past 10-15 years...
  2. My warmblood mare has a huge canter such that she...

    My warmblood mare has a huge canter such that she has trouble holding a more collected stride in the indoor ring. What I learned from a George Morris clinic a few weeks ago is that the horse's canter...
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    @IrishHunter, thanks for the encouragement. My...

    @IrishHunter, thanks for the encouragement. My trainer has referred to my TB as a medium pony because her stride was so short. It's been getting better by thinking of sitting longer and posting...
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    Thank you everyone! I'm glad I'm not alone. I've...

    Thank you everyone! I'm glad I'm not alone. I've shortened my stirrups one hole, thanks to CHT for the recommendation, and the different visuals/imagery will help a la Canaqua and Ellbee. I...
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    Help me "sink" into the posting trot!

    I've recently changed from a smooth short-strided hot TB to a bouncy WB. However, the mare is apple-shaped and I'm short-legged, so the widest part of her back is under my mid-thigh to upper knee and...
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    The barns in central NJ were somewhat like that....

    The barns in central NJ were somewhat like that. Horses were expected to WORK 6 days a week - no trail rides or walks! If you didn't show up after a couple days, trainer or assistant would text/call...
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    GM asked over the microphone how she was doing....

    GM asked over the microphone how she was doing. Adrian (her trainer) answered that she broke it.
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    Another George Morris recap and tidbits

    This is a combined recap of the clinic this weekend and George-isms that have come up in the past. This was the clinic at Persimmon Tree Farm in MD. I ride with the Kromes, and GM has held clinics...
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    Check Jens Baackmann on germanhorsecenter.com....

    Check Jens Baackmann on germanhorsecenter.com. Someone in my barn bought a greenie hunter that has since been sold to a client of Louise Serio. Someone else vetted an older jumper, but decided to...
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    Schneider's has an array of different styles, and...

    Schneider's has an array of different styles, and the mid-weight turnout blanket I got from them was comparable to Smartpak's.
  11. Beowulf, I'm like you, that if there's something...

    Beowulf, I'm like you, that if there's something scary, I trot parallel past it, then get right to it. I have a typical chestnut TB mare, and I let her peek at a liverpool before the buzzer in a...
  12. I think the halt is to help keep horses from...

    I think the halt is to help keep horses from "taking over" and rushing at anything scary. GM can control every step. So the halt keeps the horse listening and organized. The light tap is to reinforce...
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    Thank you to everyone for the recs! Next step is...

    Thank you to everyone for the recs! Next step is to interview at job site...
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    Fredericksburg VA Jumper Trainers?

    Hello,
    I've searched the boards and all I found were recs for hunter trainers and lesson barns. I'm considering a move to Fredericksburg for work and would like to know my horsey options. I would...
  15. Bluberry-hill.net has Trust blankets that are...

    Bluberry-hill.net has Trust blankets that are built up to stay off the withers. I picked one up in Ocala after my Rambo started rubbing off my horse's mane. We called it his fighter blanket because...
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    Since I do jumpers, I've found sprints/high...

    Since I do jumpers, I've found sprints/high intensity intervals to be useful. I don't want to still be winded when that buzzer sounds for the jump-off!
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    Check your PMs

    Check your PMs
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    The Childeric I had was a very wide twist with a...

    The Childeric I had was a very wide twist with a semi-deep seat. The Butet tends to have a very narrow twist with a more flat seat.

    I have not sat in all models of the Childeric, but when I had...
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    Before I jump, I go through a mental checklist....

    Before I jump, I go through a mental checklist. One trainer described it as "staying BEHIND the pommel." Therefore, avoid the standing and moving the hips forward. I tell myself to keep my knees AND...
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    I will admit that I have taken out a loan for...

    I will admit that I have taken out a loan for about 1/3 of a horse's purchase price. Unfortunately, the horse didn't work out, and he was already re-sold by the time I paid off the loan. I will NOT...
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    IMO a hunt coat with the ratcatcher unbuttoned...

    IMO a hunt coat with the ratcatcher unbuttoned looks better than a polo shirt.
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    It's interesting to hear different viewpoints on...

    It's interesting to hear different viewpoints on this. I think when a pro rides a client's horse, they should let the call go to voicemail and return it later during a walk break. My trainer has...
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    Don't sell right now. Tell the buyers firmly that...

    Don't sell right now. Tell the buyers firmly that you need the horse for EAP, and then he will be available. Trust me, if they really want the horse, they will pick him up as soon as they can AFTER...
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    Ms. Jaffe, Thanks for the advice. I've been...

    Ms. Jaffe,
    Thanks for the advice. I've been thinking about my exit strategy and practicing the speech in my head. And, yes, I'm female. It's difficult partly because I don't want to burn too many...
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    Fantastic article, Ms. Jaffe. It really struck a...

    Fantastic article, Ms. Jaffe. It really struck a chord with me, because I'm recovering from a bad fall that required surgery to repair my shoulder. Were my horse and I overfaced? I believe so. My gut...
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