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  1. Thread: Soless Visors

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    WAY prefer it to the canvas ones. So much lighter...

    WAY prefer it to the canvas ones. So much lighter and doesn't get picked up by the wind. It's kind of nice to be able to see through it if you ride with a lot of traffic.

    It does not provide...
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    Love these problems and sensitive horses. :) ...

    Love these problems and sensitive horses. :)

    Start with getting her to give and follow her nose at the walk. Single opening rein asking for big circles and changes of direction. Take away all the...
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    USEF chat is very good if you have any rule...

    USEF chat is very good if you have any rule questions. :)
  4. Does he handle face pressure or no? If he can't...

    Does he handle face pressure or no? If he can't handle face pressure, pelham won't be a good idea.

    From your description (and not seeing the horse go) I would try:
    Waterford
    Two ring elevator...
  5. Your lower leg is good. I'm noticing a lot of...

    Your lower leg is good. I'm noticing a lot of fidgeting with the reins. The reins also look a tad long and low for the height of her neck. I think in your show round you would have found it a bit...
  6. Spend a lot of time going over the rules and...

    Spend a lot of time going over the rules and tables (aka class formats). Make sure you sign up for your order about an hour before the show starts in the morning (or be left to fill in whenever they...
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    Trailer Hauling Licensure Question

    I'm trying to figure out if it's worth hauling for my clients. I've been having a devil of a time trying to find the proper information. I've read through the DMV website and contacted CHP as well...
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    I've lived and had horses in SoCal and NorCal....

    I've lived and had horses in SoCal and NorCal. The dressage is better in SoCal - LA or San Diego. Would make a nicer vacation too (there are more things to do in SoCal and the weather is better).
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    Depends on how much you want to spend. Sounds...

    Depends on how much you want to spend. Sounds like she's footsore but that being said, I know of a ottb mare who was also "footsore" and turned out to have a whole laundry list of things wrong with...
  10. Thread: Hackamore Bits

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    I showed in a western hackamore once...it broke...

    I showed in a western hackamore once...it broke by the end of the course. hahaha

    I have an ex-GP jumper who has a horribly sensitive mouth in spite of being insanely strong. After going through...
  11. 1) Marketing. French saddles have spent A LOT on...

    1) Marketing. French saddles have spent A LOT on marketing and give trainers many perks (free saddles, jackets, etc) for having clients purchase their saddles.

    2) Convenience. It's much easier to...
  12. Thread: Hackamore Help!

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    I'm not sure. We started in a Hanoverian pelham...

    I'm not sure. We started in a Hanoverian pelham because he braced so badly on the left side. Better muscling, a couple chiro visits, and six months later we moved down into a Myler ported pelham...
  13. Thread: Hackamore Help!

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    Hackamore Help!

    I have a jumper who loves the hackamore. At home, the regular padded English one is fine but I found out at the show today that we need something a little stronger. I'm not familiar with legality of...
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    Jumper Trainers near Lake Oswego, OR

    I am so sad to say that one of my young teen students is moving to the Lake Oswego area of Oregon at the end of summer and we need to find a good place for her and her mare.

    She has a sweet and...
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    Sometimes they're just snots. :P Do your...

    Sometimes they're just snots. :P

    Do your flatwork with poles. Try not to pick a fight and over-reward when he goes forward.

    FWIW, I had a mare that came to me the same way. I tip-toed around...
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    Heels forward, butt back, back/core strong, arms...

    Heels forward, butt back, back/core strong, arms soft. You can practice your release on the ground in front of a mirror.
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    Thanks for the replies. Both responses are sort...

    Thanks for the replies. Both responses are sort of what I've been thinking. I'm not worried for the horse really - she's lovely and happy to do whatever is on the agenda. I just want the girl to be...
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    Training Help Ideas Needed

    I have a 15 year old student who came from a jumper barn burnt out on the show circuit. She has a very lovely, sane, kind 3'3"-3"6" horse who is 10 years old. The girl has sworn off showing which is...
  19. I think Krissan may be looking for a working...

    I think Krissan may be looking for a working student. Not a BNT barn, but she's a great person with a good program. http://www.blackjacklane.com/
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    Electronic Timer Suggestions for Jumpers?

    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking for automatic timer (start/end timers) suggestions for the jumpers. We're going to be running a few schooling jumper events and would rather not do it with stop watches!...
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    Just keep going. It'll get better. Be strict,...

    Just keep going. It'll get better. Be strict, fair, and consistent.

    Get him out of the arena though. Take him places, interest him. Sometimes when you put them in an unfamiliar place, they listen...
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    Check his teeth. But judging from the video it...

    Check his teeth. But judging from the video it looks like he hasn't really gotten the concept of stretching to the bit and being connected. I like to see a horse at this stage stretch down and...
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    Are you doing the PCHA clinic at Murieta? I'm...

    Are you doing the PCHA clinic at Murieta? I'm going...

    Clinicians also teach to an audience, so to speak. I imagine the focus of the EAP to be very equitation-based, so if you don't have a typey...
  24. One of mine was a nightmare in regular snaffles,...

    One of mine was a nightmare in regular snaffles, mullen mouth, french link, etc. I had a port in my box so I tried it on her, and she loves it, go figure. Never what I would have thought would work....
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    BTW, from what I've read/heard the french saddles...

    BTW, from what I've read/heard the french saddles use the same trees...CWD, Antares, Devoucoux, Voltaire...

    They cost as much as they do because they spend a lot of money on advertising and giving...
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