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    I agree with the above poster. Don't waste your...

    I agree with the above poster. Don't waste your money or your time going to college for horses. Most barn owners want people with experience. Volunteer at local barns or try and get a working student...
  2. I think there is also a big difference between a...

    I think there is also a big difference between a "trainer" and an "instructor". I know we all tend to use them as one and the same, but I feel there is definitely a difference.
    The last barn I was...
  3. Read what you wrote. It really is nothing more...

    Read what you wrote. It really is nothing more than just bad business practices. If the horse is in training with you, that it is up to the owner to pay for the show fee and for you to ride it. I...
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    Love my Waterford bit. I use a 5" just like my...

    Love my Waterford bit. I use a 5" just like my other bits.
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    Keep working at your two point to build up your...

    Keep working at your two point to build up your legs and stretch into your heels. Do it in all gaits. Also, remember to bend at your waist when you close over your fences, don't just stand in the...
  6. I agree with a couple of the other posters....

    I agree with a couple of the other posters. Definitely opening outside rein and use that inside leg to hold him up. Also lifting up on your inside rein helps hold them up through the turn. I have the...
  7. I would say if they are still being manufactured,...

    I would say if they are still being manufactured, nothing is "out" :D
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    Acti-Flex 4000 awesome stuff.

    Acti-Flex 4000 awesome stuff.
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    I agree that I am totally confused now, but I am...

    I agree that I am totally confused now, but I am glad this all seems to be ending on a good note!!! :D
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    There does seem to be a lot of QH bashing on this...

    There does seem to be a lot of QH bashing on this forum and I too would like to understand why others dislike the breed for being a breed and not for some bad training faults. Besides, not all QH,...
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    I know people who hunt and prefer horses who also...

    I know people who hunt and prefer horses who also know how to neck rein. Now, if hunters is supposed to simulate a hunt than wouldn't that also be an acceptable tool?? just curious........... and...
  12. It sounds like your lesson had more flat work and...

    It sounds like your lesson had more flat work and you wanted more jumping. Remember flat work is the foundation for jumping. I am sure your instructor had good reason to do what they did in your...
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    I rode a horse that would do this and rush like...

    I rode a horse that would do this and rush like heck in between lines. We worked on halting before the second fence. This really helped to make him think and not just guess that we were always...
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    Get rubber buckets. Sounds like people are too...

    Get rubber buckets.
    Sounds like people are too lazy to do their work. Sorry, but I live in upstate NY and have to deal with the crappy weather too, but horses need water ESPECIALLY in the winter!!! ...
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    I did not witness this but my friend told me about it. She was judging an open horse show and there was a girl holding an Irish Draught for someone. Something scared him and he whipped around and...
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