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    I bought a Prestige Top Dressage saddle about 14...

    I bought a Prestige Top Dressage saddle about 14 months ago and I absolutely love it. It fits my horse really well (reason for a new saddle was that nothing I had tried fit him properly) and its...
  2. Well, here in Australia, you WILL get comments...

    Well, here in Australia, you WILL get comments about being on the wrong diagonal and it CAN affect your collective riding marks. You're only allowed to rise in prelim (training level) and some parts...
  3. In regards to diagonals, this is something that...

    In regards to diagonals, this is something that the rider needs to learn very early on and it can certainly lose you marks in the riding collective marks. IMO, if you can glance down with your eyes...
  4. IMO, it all depends on why the horse needs such...

    IMO, it all depends on why the horse needs such constant analgesic and inflammatory relief. If it is anything to do with joints, a course of pentosan may help. It is important to remember that long...
  5. Thread: Moody Mare

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    There is an injection called "equity" that you...

    There is an injection called "equity" that you can use to keep her from cycling. It works the same as the regumate but unlike regumate, you only need to give 2 injections per year. The downside is...
  6. If you ride 3 x a week and make them effective...

    If you ride 3 x a week and make them effective training sessions, with an instructor to push you and help you, then I think this can definitely be acheived. 3 good, quality sessions are far better...
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    I'm not currently teaching, but I am a qualified...

    I'm not currently teaching, but I am a qualified coach. In the past, I have always told parents if the child has fallen off. Infact I would always brief the parents on the lesson, the good and the...
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    I'm a vet nurse and I work 3 9-10hr days a week. ...

    I'm a vet nurse and I work 3 9-10hr days a week. More if I get called in for emergency surgery late at night or over the weekend.

    I'm lucky to have my horses at home on our property, but with...
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    For a combination that is transitioning to...

    For a combination that is transitioning to dressage, I think you both look really good.

    Your position looks lovely, the only thing I could pick on is that your hands a a little too low. It also...
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    Horses are capable of handling weather types more...

    Horses are capable of handling weather types more than we give them credit for.

    When does your winter start over there? As it gets colder, he will continue to grow a thicker coat.

    Do you plan...
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    My fave is definitely pikeur, but I can only...

    My fave is definitely pikeur, but I can only afford the one pair for comps. They just fit like a glove. I also love K Ritchie but again, a bit too expensive to train in.

    For training, I like...
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    This is a topic close to my heart. I have really...

    This is a topic close to my heart. I have really only ever had hot horses.

    Most horses that are very successful in dressage are HOT. Its all about being able to achieve submission and...
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    I used to feed suppliments for everything you can...

    I used to feed suppliments for everything you can think of. Vit/min, something for feet, joints, muscles etc. What I discovered was that I was doing very little other than contributing to all the...
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