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  1. I would be okay with no comments for scores of 7...

    I would be okay with no comments for scores of 7 and 8 ... or 9 ... or 10s, especially if the gait score was confirmation.

    That is, mostly scores of 7 with a gait score of 7 would indicate to me...
  2. Yes, I have. AND those are the judges who...

    Yes, I have. AND those are the judges who typically requested me as a scribe back in the day.

    But the exact same phrase, I haven't experienced. I mighta taken the liberty the third or fourth time...
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    I've recently been introduced to Success...

    I've recently been introduced to Success Equestrian (Successequestrian.com) saddle pads. I used to be a Christ pad afficionado until I got a horse in Florida who didn't like them. I don't know how I...
  4. Ask show management why your comments are bare....

    Ask show management why your comments are bare. Is it because a scribe couldn't keep up, or because a judge was "lazy"?

    USEF licensed judges have strict guidelines. When I last scribed 2 years...
  5. So ... did you try them? I just found this post...

    So ... did you try them? I just found this post by googling "adding gussets to tall boots" and I can't believe the idea hasn't gotten more traction!
  6. Bob Hubbard also helped evacuate a lot of western...

    Bob Hubbard also helped evacuate a lot of western horses. I would want to give them my business.

    However, if you haven't talked to your preferred provider and explained that their estimate is...
  7. arlosmine, I think it's possible that...

    arlosmine,

    I think it's possible that soloudinhere hasn't been in an environment such as yours where people with nice horses want them to have active lives that they can't provide and they trust...
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    In my book, you're a professional athlete with...

    In my book, you're a professional athlete with integrity!
  9. Just want to add that I was able to balance...

    Just want to add that I was able to balance myself much better in sitting trot than rising and got comments about "hanging on the horse" when rising until I started working with a trainer who paid...
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    It still depends on the definition of a "10" ......

    It still depends on the definition of a "10" ... I've been to judging workshops and know that very fair judges have variations in methodology.

    One said "if they make it from one letter to the...
  11. Try Starr Vaughn Equestrian, in Elk Grove, CA....

    Try Starr Vaughn Equestrian, in Elk Grove, CA. There is a 2-day show July 29-30 that might have what you need. The show manager, Connie Davenport, tries very hard to support judging education. Her...
  12. Thread: Scribes

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    Not in California, Sandy, but here in central...

    Not in California, Sandy, but here in central Florida, it seems to be the norm. It may be because the shows are longer and there are many more of them, managers want to be able to count on people...
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    One reason a talented horse might not progress is...

    One reason a talented horse might not progress is she's stuck with an inappropriate rider (too tense for her very sensitive temperament so they both have confidence issues in some situations) doing a...
  14. Thread: Scribes

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    Don't forget that eventing dressage needs...

    Don't forget that eventing dressage needs scribes, too! That might be a good place to start, since you'll be familiar with the tests and already have connections to show manager.

    The smaller size...
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    Poll: Does your budget of max $8K include travel to...

    Does your budget of max $8K include travel to try, vet, and transport the horse?

    And at what level are you currently showing/eventing?

    I think for your budget a horse through Novice is more...
  16. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies.

    Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies.
  17. Your Experiences Riding in College/IHSA Programs -- Please Share!

    I'd like to hear from folks who were members of riding clubs in college ... how many horses were provided by the college, what were the horses like to ride and deal with, what kind of environment did...
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    probably should have started a new thread for my...

    probably should have started a new thread for my musing, but didn't have the heart.
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    Just re-read this thread and hope to gain some...

    Just re-read this thread and hope to gain some confidence that my horse will find that perfect rider you all have found for yours ... That's what I'm agonizing over. I am resigned now that my horse...
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    Dressage has not yet "caught up" with the hunter...

    Dressage has not yet "caught up" with the hunter world where 1/3 the value of the horse per season seems to be the norm.

    If you're going to continue riding your horse, I'd offer a half-lease...
  21. super-cute video, 2tempe! I couldn't be more...

    super-cute video, 2tempe! I couldn't be more smitten :)
  22. Trainer "A" is not classically french. ...

    Trainer "A" is not classically french.

    Trainer B sounds exactly like the actual German trainer I thought was wonderful and I was a complete disaster and would never be worthy of my horse.
    ...
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    At the risk of his schedule getting busier, I...

    At the risk of his schedule getting busier, I also have to advocate for Todd Bryan; however, the horse who usually helps him teach has been taking a break to get back into shape for the job.
  24. oohhhh ... I just sent a PM!!

    oohhhh ... I just sent a PM!!
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    I don't mean to minimize the fitness required for...

    I don't mean to minimize the fitness required for self-carriage through transitions.

    I had a habit of adding "and" at the moment of transition. I thought it was just in my head, but I believe it...
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