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  1. Best wishes for you and our pony. Sounds like...

    Best wishes for you and our pony. Sounds like your vet has things under control.
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
  3. Every horse is different because of their...

    Every horse is different because of their conformation, so things look different form one horse to another, but generally horses stretch into the bit because it feels comfortable. It should feel good...
  4. Ok, I don't know the real background on this...

    Ok, I don't know the real background on this person, but on the surface it looks like a great idea.
  5. Love the photo .... Well, I guess it's a good...

    Love the photo ....

    Well, I guess it's a good start ... putting the bridle on backwards and a $62 million robotic mule ... I'm sure the enemy is shaking in it's boots :)
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    Starring Samuel L. Jackson? :lol:

    Starring Samuel L. Jackson? :lol:
  7. It's never the horse's fault.

    It's never the horse's fault.
  8. Until your horse is truly between your hands and...

    Until your horse is truly between your hands and legs, you do not realize that you really have no actual control of the horse. He is just being nice.
  9. Welsh Cob Section D or an Andulusian or Lusitano.

    Welsh Cob Section D or an Andulusian or Lusitano.
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    One of the other problems is probably that they...

    One of the other problems is probably that they haven't had proper vet care all along ... worms being the possibly most destructive aspect. Horses used to live to be 30 - 35 years, so putting a lot...
  11. This goes hand in hand with "We all love our...

    This goes hand in hand with "We all love our horses" .... while referring to (making excuses for) Andreas Helgsrand's approach to dressage.
  12. I think this is it ... ...

    I think this is it ...

    http://www.equinenow.com/store-item-28556
  13. What were Formula 1 drivers using?

    What were Formula 1 drivers using?
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    I didn't know it existed, but it sounds like a...

    I didn't know it existed, but it sounds like a fabulous idea.
  15. Another thing that often helps is to close your...

    Another thing that often helps is to close your eyes. Obviously you should not be in an arena with a lot of things going on! But if you will close your eyes you should go straight into a 'feel' zone....
  16. One of the problems nowadays seems to involve...

    One of the problems nowadays seems to involve riders that don't have enough experience for what they are doing. At all levels.

    There seems to be a loss of the hierarchy necessary to go up the...
  17. Well, there are a huge number of serious...

    Well, there are a huge number of serious accidents that happen without even including a fence at all.

    I can attest that many, if not most, of those could have been prevented if horses in general...
  18. :lol: ETA: just in case anyone misunderstood...

    :lol:

    ETA: just in case anyone misunderstood my post ... the laughing icon was at the Speed of Light situation, not the 'issues' with eventing ...
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    Without seeing a video ... it sounds like you...

    Without seeing a video ... it sounds like you aren't flexible through your shoulders .... and that reflects in your hands.

    My guess is that you need to develop your seat and become more flexible...
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    :lol: perhaps?

    :lol: perhaps?
  21. This. I use my outside hand to shorten my inside...

    This. I use my outside hand to shorten my inside rein and my inside hand to shorten the outside.

    I have let both reins slide through my fingers for the lengthening to the degree I want,...
  22. Do a regular trot and practice dropping your...

    Do a regular trot and practice dropping your reins and then picking them back up again without effecting your horse's head AT ALL. Practice. You should be able to drop and pick up a light contact...
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    I ride hot horses and I use my dressage whip to...

    I ride hot horses and I use my dressage whip to sweep flies off and I can smack the horse hard enough to kill a big fly with my eventing bat ... I've even knocked my horse off balance if I kill one...
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    I like the sound of a 'harmony score'.

    I like the sound of a 'harmony score'.
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    This is an old-ish (within the past few decades)...

    This is an old-ish (within the past few decades) argument. One can have a horse with outstanding natural gaits and the training really is not improving them, or in some cases, the training is...
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