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  1. I would just be spontaneous and see what happens...

    I would just be spontaneous and see what happens in the moment. That will lead to a more natural conversation.

    My parents were at a dinner party years ago, and John Lennon was at their table. They...
  2. My first show this season was an A show at a big...

    My first show this season was an A show at a big facility in my area. First jump was an oxer built to spec, ~3' in this case. It forced me to ride with more pace. A good way to start esp. for someone...
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    My right ankle is the weaker one. It used to be...

    My right ankle is the weaker one. It used to be stronger, but then I sprained the left one last summer and did a lot of PT. Now the right one is the weaker one.
    Anyway, I don't know for sure, but...
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    I have a similar thing except with the right...

    I have a similar thing except with the right stirrup. I find it easier to drop the right stirrup and use only the left one.

    For me it is a double whammy because my right leg is weaker and my...
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    Update: I put together a couple of things: 1)...

    Update: I put together a couple of things:
    1) Video of me riding through a low grid with one hand on my hip and the reins in the other hand
    2) Pics from the recent show where my leg was sliding...
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    There is a TON of stuff in NJ. The following...

    There is a TON of stuff in NJ.

    The following farms have nice shows:
    Palermo
    The Ridge (Nona Garson's place)
    Black River
    Princeton Show Jumping (Andrew Philbrick)
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    My new favorite exercise: Ride with one...

    My new favorite exercise:

    Ride with one stirrup and put the reins in the opposite hand. Mix posting and sitting and two point. Do lots of transitions within and between gaits. Mix up which stirrup...
  8. There is a local circuit in my area that has a...

    There is a local circuit in my area that has a level where the trainer can be in the ring to help the rider if necessary. That can be a good way to get beginners through their first show.
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    I have video and pic of me going through a grid...

    I have video and pic of me going through a grid with one hand on my hip and the reins in the other hand.

    I'll have to figure out where to post them since I don't have a premium account
  10. I've known more than a few mares that will act up...

    I've known more than a few mares that will act up or shut down when they are hurting somewhere.
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    Giving this thread a bump. Any ideas?

    Giving this thread a bump. Any ideas?
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    My advice would be to try on everything and buy...

    My advice would be to try on everything and buy what fits your body and feels comfortable to you. If those two things are in place you are more likely to wear it.

    One thing to keep in mind is...
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    This is my setup for the jumpers: My horse:...

    This is my setup for the jumpers:

    My horse: 5-point breastplate, figure 8 noseband, wonder bit.

    My: Goode Rider blue coat, light blue essex show shirt, gold stock pin, beige breeches
  14. I've never been in this situation, but I would...

    I've never been in this situation, but I would definitely make sure your tack is stored in an area with low moisture. That will help prevent it from getting moldy.

    I used to board at a barn where...
  15. I find it easier to sit the trot with stirrups...

    I find it easier to sit the trot with stirrups when I try to feel the motion through my hips. If I keep my back relaxed and let the horse naturally move me just very slightly side to side that seems...
  16. ^^That's a good point. However, if they can't get...

    ^^That's a good point. However, if they can't get over after three tries, something is wrong. At that point, I can see the show allowing the trainer to come in to help them.
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    A question about position

    In looking at photos from a show i went to recently, I noticed that when I ride with a good pace and finish the distances, I'm able to get a really nice auto release. In fact, on the show...
  18. I think three is a good number. Anymore than that...

    I think three is a good number. Anymore than that and the horse or rider has some issues they need to work out at home.

    I don't think that offering unlimited refusals is a good thing. At some...
  19. What area of northern Virginia? If you aren't...

    What area of northern Virginia?

    If you aren't too far from Aldie, Peter Foley is great. If you do a search on COTH you'll find a couple of threads about him. Although I haven't ridden with him...
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    Yes, you definitely need a custom saddle and $300...

    Yes, you definitely need a custom saddle and $300 breeches.
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    I just tuned in. The livestream says there is 7...

    I just tuned in. The livestream says there is 7 hours if video. If I want to tune into just the jump off, where would I need to fast forward to? Anyone know?
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    David Copperfield didn't do it. The op...

    David Copperfield didn't do it.

    The op disappeared after forgetting to wear a hairnet at a George Morris clinic.
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    Do people get dinged in customs for this?

    Do people get dinged in customs for this?
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    I might use it for dressage, where I could ride a...

    I might use it for dressage, where I could ride a test and presumably have it scored just like at a real show. That would be of great value to me and would be helpful prep for the real thing.

    ...
  25. There were plenty of very educational responses...

    There were plenty of very educational responses in the beginning and then a couple of people decided to start slinging mud. Therein lies the problem.
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