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    We have an upstairs tackroom and the majority of...

    We have an upstairs tackroom and the majority of the saddle racks are full (about 20) and there are pads from different horses at different "stages" all around and I don't ever notice a difference in...
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    I have been up for over 24 hours at this point so...

    I have been up for over 24 hours at this point so please forgive me if this isn't true... but are my eyes playing tricks on me? Do the riders carry all of their curb rein in their outside hand...
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    I would say it is for sure worth the money to go...

    I would say it is for sure worth the money to go audit and be sure to bring a notebook with you so that you can keep track of what is said so you can return to it later. Things can go quickly and he...
  4. I still haven't gotten my package yet but I did...

    I still haven't gotten my package yet but I did get a note saying it would be late... which is just fine with me. I think it's always good to keep in mind that it's the spirit of Christmas and giving...
  5. tear... yeaa!!! I feel special now too! ...

    tear... yeaa!!! I feel special now too! :winkgrin:

    The kittens names are Barrister and Rishta. Apparently I forgot to add them in the mix, sorry! Barrister is the boy and Rishta is the girl, if...
  6. Sniffles... I still have no elffie messages......

    Sniffles... I still have no elffie messages... ollie ollie oxen free??? I really need this this year...
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    you can ask the horse, effectively, with your...

    you can ask the horse, effectively, with your half halts and your seat, to come back and forth with extending and collecting the canter stride. This can make the quality of the canter better and make...
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    I agree with the above poster. Really, if you're...

    I agree with the above poster. Really, if you're willing to put in many years in the WS position, and find yourself with a trainer who has horses available that encompass all levels, and also has the...
  9. I just realized this is the place to come to see...

    I just realized this is the place to come to see if you have an elf or not. After 20-some pages of sifting... looks like I'm elf-less thus far. Maybe I just have a shy one.
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    Mind fart... I was typing and watching and I must...

    Mind fart... I was typing and watching and I must have missed the few steps of trot that happened. There was trot.
  11. Even with my upper level guy I never use to ice...

    Even with my upper level guy I never use to ice him after every ride.

    If we had a particular hard ride we might cold hose and MIGHT ice... like... when we did the Conrad Clinics we iced because...
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    I'm just going to make comments as I go through...

    I'm just going to make comments as I go through the video:

    1.- sit back. I can tell that you are timid, but so can your horse. Your seat can be more effective if you put your shoulders back and...
  13. I just went to a clinic where a girl rode a nice...

    I just went to a clinic where a girl rode a nice 24 year old horse at the I1 level that was 24 years old and he did very well. He did his changes and rode the whole 45 mins very well.

    I believe...
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    these are not my own words, but what came from...

    these are not my own words, but what came from Kathy Connelly when I was at her clinic:

    A horse is three things:

    1.- Forward, light to the leg. This means that you can touch the horse's side as...
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    learn how to long line your horse and work on...

    learn how to long line your horse and work on those skills. Following behind your horse while working on things in hand and on the long lines can get your heart pumping and build a different kind of...
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    We will ride bareback here and there and when we...

    We will ride bareback here and there and when we do it is an actual schooling ride where we do all WTC and work all of our dressage "moves".

    We don't do it too often though because I did read...
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    Fresh off the Runway...

    Fresh off the runway, from your paddock!!

    Can you believe these proposed fashions?! I'm glad I live in the US I guess and not in Paris! Either that or I'm going to have to start digging in my tack...
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    boy are we sensitive here. I know a few...

    boy are we sensitive here.

    I know a few things:

    1.- I'd be happy to see MORE ads like this
    2.- I wouldn't be able to apply in the current shape I'm in. I'm about 15lbs off of that mark.
    ...
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    My fiance is a big PS3 player and I usually...

    My fiance is a big PS3 player and I usually ignore what he's doing but have paid more attention to RDR. I've looked up the different breeds online to figure out which ones are the better ones and...
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    Hmm... maybe I'll start a blog... kinda like the...

    Hmm... maybe I'll start a blog... kinda like the "people of walmart"... but "the horses of CL"

    Just have people send in these GOD AWEFUL photos they find from DH and CL!!! Sheesh!
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    yea... sorry... I'm confused too... western...

    yea... sorry... I'm confused too... western dressage?
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    Never take yourself too seriously. It is a sport,...

    Never take yourself too seriously. It is a sport, but one can lose the harmony when they lose the fun.



    I just actually blogged about this exact topic!!!
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    Just know your horse as well. I believe that the...

    Just know your horse as well. I believe that the HKs do better for horses with a longer back or a more average back while the Wave works well for the short backed horse.

    I believe a good...
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    I've done a few myself... and I'm going to have...

    I've done a few myself... and I'm going to have to agree with Mike. I've done a few that were purely for exhibition value and for those I did silly stuff... like one that was during Halloween where I...
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    post the link to the 2006 thread! I'd love to see...

    post the link to the 2006 thread! I'd love to see all of the crazy choices!
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