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    Contact the Jockey club. They have all kinds of...

    Contact the Jockey club. They have all kinds of statistics.
  2. Thread: stock ties

    by CFFarm
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    I have the best one. It's a pre-tied one...

    I have the best one. It's a pre-tied one connected to a dickie shirt front. Closes with velcro behind the neck. With this I can wear a tee shirt and just put this over it. Can't tell it's not...
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    All great suggestions. Two that should be...

    All great suggestions.
    Two that should be required reading for any dressage rider: Riding Logic-Wilhelm Museler and Reflections on Equestrian Art-Nuno Oliveira.
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    Michael Poulin in Deleon Springs FL used to...

    Michael Poulin in Deleon Springs FL used to always be looking for working students. Don't know if he still does?
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    Not usual for a young horse to have a problem...

    Not usual for a young horse to have a problem picking up the requested lead. Usually I find it's the left though. Does she respond to a set up half halt? Do you ask in a corner?

    I train my horses...
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    I can't believe these bozos are still doing this...

    I can't believe these bozos are still doing this or that anyone finds this exaggerated, labored, gait attractive in the first place. Are "Big Lick" classes really necessary?
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    Hosing not only cools 'em down it removes the...

    Hosing not only cools 'em down it removes the sweat. Why would you not scrape it off?
  8. There seems to be something about horses that...

    There seems to be something about horses that feeds the ego. Once people realize that horses know this and do everything they can to humble you training can begin. Some people have no sense of humor...
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    This.

    This.
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    I have always let my horses find me.....It has...

    I have always let my horses find me.....It has usually worked out pretty well. I'm sure you will have a ball.
  11. Thread: Bit Help

    by CFFarm
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    Go with the simplest, legal, bit that the horse...

    Go with the simplest, legal, bit that the horse is comfortable in and stop thinking about the head and bit so much. Teach him to work off your seat, weight and legs and the bit won't matter so much....
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    When I showed, not only was my saddle synthetic...

    When I showed, not only was my saddle synthetic and treeless, my bridle was synthetic also. Never a problem. Any judge who has a problem with synthetic or color of tack isn't worth showing in front...
  13. I just use a longer strap.

    I just use a longer strap.
  14. This. After your deep breath go back to a classic...

    This. After your deep breath go back to a classic leg yield.
  15. As rational a reason as any to buy a horse! From...

    As rational a reason as any to buy a horse! From the sounds of it she was talking to you and you were listening.....
  16. I would love to have an Orthoflex dressage or...

    I would love to have an Orthoflex dressage or endurance! See if you can get it on trial for a couple of weeks.
  17. I have a twh/tb cross. I've shown him with varied...

    I have a twh/tb cross. I've shown him with varied success. He's always been in the ribbons and has won a championship (although it was equitation) at a local, open show. Dressage shows, not so much....
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    Brian MacMahon teaches at Double Bridges just...

    Brian MacMahon teaches at Double Bridges just south of St Augustine occasionally. Contact Lynnette. Molly Tatham is in Hastings too and I think she might have school horses. Dean Graham out of...
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    I was always told it was because the horse was...

    I was always told it was because the horse was truly on the bit and the position of his head pressed on a gland that produced saliva. That may be the case but I also think it can be that the horse is...
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    http://www.bambooandbitexchange.com/documents/Swea...

    http://www.bambooandbitexchange.com/documents/Sweat%20Patterns.pdf

    This is what I've heard for years. I'm not sure I agree. Excitement, enthusiasm, fear , etc. can make a horse breakout in sweat...
  21. I know someone that paid this (and more). She's...

    I know someone that paid this (and more). She's not the greatest rider but managed to get her gold medal.
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    There is nothing more expensive than a free...

    There is nothing more expensive than a free horse.....
  23. I find myself looking at the back of my horse's...

    I find myself looking at the back of my horse's head (poll area) trying to see what the hell he's thinking....hee, hee
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    http://www.horsenation.com/2013/08/21/oh-crap-mome...

    http://www.horsenation.com/2013/08/21/oh-crap-moment-of-the-day-dressage-apocalypse/

    Not a train but living in the land of lightning strikes I think I would have excused myself regardless of what...
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    I didn't realize that PP's followers even needed...

    I didn't realize that PP's followers even needed a saddle...I guess they do ride once in a while......I've only see their western one which looked very well made....but my friend who wanted one...
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