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    Look for a saddle with less forward flaps. My...

    Look for a saddle with less forward flaps. My friend has a horse who isn't particularly wide, but whose short body makes finding a saddle that doesn't interfere with his shoulders a challenge. She...
  2. A trainer with a horse that will canter easily...

    A trainer with a horse that will canter easily and relatively smoothly would be a great start. Honestly, between the horse falling and refusing to canter (even for the more advanced students), my...
  3. I know several pros who have the normal bit they...

    I know several pros who have the normal bit they use on their horse for a given task (whatever it may be), who occasionally will work in a stronger bit for a "tune up". Basically, the bit becomes a...
  4. I have done many, many gymnastics on my horse....

    I have done many, many gymnastics on my horse. Many single fences to a halt. Many rollback turns off of fences. My horse can totally stay focused for an entire course. He can and has done all of...
  5. To be clear, I know exactly why I use the bit I...

    To be clear, I know exactly why I use the bit I use on my horse. It was chosen by my trainer (who knows her stuff backwards and forwards) and her trainer (who is a former GP rider and trains and...
  6. I'll take a shot at actually answering your...

    I'll take a shot at actually answering your question. I would say that you start playing around with bits at the point that something that was working is no longer working.

    For instance, when I...
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    I really like the idea of finding a good,...

    I really like the idea of finding a good, reputable, well-recommended cowboy to break and start her. The basics are the basics, no matter whether they are doing it in a dressage saddle or a western...
  8. No matter how good he is at home and how many...

    No matter how good he is at home and how many places you have taken him off campus, be mentally ready for a first show meltdown. By which, I mean be prepared to not step a foot in the ring and to...
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    Set your out of office notification for...

    Set your out of office notification for Sunday/Monday every week and indicate in it that they can call the ABM if they need assistance during that time. I assume that if she thinks it needs immediate...
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    Start with little cross rails, then raise to...

    Start with little cross rails, then raise to small verticals as you get more comfortable. A nice thing about walking smalls if r jumps iayou have a horse that is rushing the jumps is that ysort of...
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    As I posted previously, the only other deaths at...

    As I posted previously, the only other deaths at red hills occurred several years ago - 2008 to be exact. Both deaths were due to cardiac failures rather than falls. That year was also the year...
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    Tack Shack in Ocala - about a 5 minute drive from...

    Tack Shack in Ocala - about a 5 minute drive from the exit. Nice big parking lot that will accommodate a trailer.
    Pony Express in Tallahassee is not as big but isn't bad and is right by the exit....
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    The fall happened on the first jump of the combo,...

    The fall happened on the first jump of the combo, not on the jump out. So whatever problem occurred happened on the approach to the combo. Not in the middle of it where the sunken road was.

    As...
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    I didn't see the accident t but based on the...

    I didn't see the accident t but based on the fence it happened at 12 a or b, I know where it happened as my trainer and I walked over there to watch some of the 2* runs. The jumps are a little far...
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    I'll be working the hospitality tent at the butt...

    I'll be working the hospitality tent at the butt crack of dawn on Friday and out just for fun on XC day!
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    If you called a car dealership in the next town...

    If you called a car dealership in the next town over on Monday about a car they had available and made an appointment to come see the car on Saturday, would you expect them to hold the car until...
  17. Agree that he is barn sour. When you come back...

    Agree that he is barn sour. When you come back from a trail ride work him for 5-10 minutes then tie him in his stall or to a trailer or a tree and let him stand there for an hour. Once he learns that...
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    Yes,Napoleon Crossing the Alps. One of the first...

    Yes,Napoleon Crossing the Alps. One of the first pieces of modern propaganda. He actually was a terrible rider and crossed the Alps on a donkey. A white horse rearing was much more heroic though! :)
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    The ability to setup a monthly autopay for my...

    The ability to setup a monthly autopay for my membership instead of one lump sum. The barrage of membership fees I have to pay in December (when I have to do xmas shopping and renew my truck and...
  20. 30 minutes is short. Even where I do a clinic...

    30 minutes is short. Even where I do a clinic where I warm up ahead of time, you usually get at least 45 minutes. It is fine for an up/downer/just learning, but if you are doing a serious flat or...
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    If you want to wake him up a little, you need a...

    If you want to wake him up a little, you need a spur that isn't totally blunt on the end. I like the idea of a rowel, but think you need one that will send a littl emore of a message than the...
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    Bad weather is bad weather. I'd give a pass on...

    Bad weather is bad weather. I'd give a pass on that one, if it weren't for everything else. And the turnout situation, and unwillingness to discuss it with you, sounds very dodgy. I would be furious...
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    Yes. This is why the standing exercise is...

    Yes. This is why the standing exercise is fantastic. When you stand, your only balance point with the horse is your legs. You can't depend on your hands or the crest or your seat. It forces you to...
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    Lots of good advice above. I'd also ask what...

    Lots of good advice above. I'd also ask what situation is leading to the stop.

    Are you jumping ahead and the horse loses confidence so he stops? That will always get you in trouble because, when...
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    I think the trainer wants commission for the...

    I think the trainer wants commission for the original sale, which she did help facilitate. So, if she had requested commission at the time of the sale, it wouldn't have been unreasonable. However,...
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