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  1. Good barn for beginner lessons near Columbia, MD

    Doing a search for a friend who has a 10 year old daughter who wants to try riding. Looking for a place to take safe and competent weekly lessons. Don't particularly care if barn is h/j, dressage,...
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    Too true. I found it obnoxious. I think part of...

    Too true. I found it obnoxious. I think part of what really irked me is the disconnect between "supremely wealthy elitist" (as evidenced to the superiority complex involved in the Wall Street and...
  3. Thanks guys. I should add: Alternatively,...

    Thanks guys.

    I should add:

    Alternatively, we might be interested in a half/part-lease of a quiet pony. I have taught for many years (although I'm not currently teaching), and I could teach him...
  4. riding lessons for 6 year old in Fairfax/Centreville/GreatFalls?

    My 6 year old has finally expressed an interest in giving riding a try. I am looking for a competent place for him to try a short camp, or even just a few riding lessons.

    Nothing fancy required,...
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    I think what everyone has said is true. Eventers...

    I think what everyone has said is true. Eventers (both horse and rider) are generalists. But I also think there is really a (necessary) mentality difference between the horses.

    A good eventer...
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    Oh trust me, I can see the flopping reins... but...

    Oh trust me, I can see the flopping reins... but I think you are kidding yourself if you think there is any kind of "connection" in the second video. That is not an instance where the horse is BTV...
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    Nomiomi - you and I may really disagree here, and...

    Nomiomi - you and I may really disagree here, and I find your "missing the forest for the trees" statement to be funny.-- because that is exactly what I would say you are doing.

    I am not normally...
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    Hmmmm... While I recognize that many confuse...

    Hmmmm... While I recognize that many confuse rushing with "forward", that doesn't seem to be this particular horse's problem. Again -- based on pictures I've seen of OTHER horses, I'm not going to...
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    I have to chime in. My initial reaction to this...

    I have to chime in. My initial reaction to this video (not knowing anything about Anne) was that I cannot comprehend anyone being a good/knowledgeable trainer who lets a horse poke around like this...
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    I think you guys are really being too harsh. I...

    I think you guys are really being too harsh. I don't know this guy, and I'm always skeptical of self titled "classical dressage masters" -- but I think this is a very good video that tries to...
  11. OP - Here is my take from having ridden a lot of...

    OP - Here is my take from having ridden a lot of youngsters (and especially sensitive TB types). I hate the terminology of "close your legs", yet I hear it all the time from dressage trainers...
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    I totally agree with MBM. But I also think the...

    I totally agree with MBM. But I also think the link posted in the 2nd post is a great video explanation.

    I don't think the horse has to totally understand a half-halt to work on long and low.
    ...
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    I agree with meupatdoes. Lovely horse, and you...

    I agree with meupatdoes. Lovely horse, and you did a great job! Looks to be headed in exactly the right direction for a 3 year old!

    I disagree that you need more forward. I think you have a...
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    It's impossible to say without watching you... ...

    It's impossible to say without watching you... but "neck wagging" and "pulling to the inside then letting go" are red flags for me. If she's having you saw back and forth with the reins (or...
  15. Thread: figure 8 bridle

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    They are legal, but not "traditional" (for...

    They are legal, but not "traditional" (for whatever that is worth).

    I had an OTTB who went in one. They are not "harsh".. but they are designed to correct a specific problem which is the horse...
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    Since the point of this thread is to ride...

    Since the point of this thread is to ride correctly -- and stop bouncing on the backs of our horses... why don't you show us how it is done? You don't need to compete to be an all knowing riding...
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    Folks - If you want to continue to have the...

    Folks - If you want to continue to have the discussion about what PC is, was, or should be... by all means continue.

    But it is plainly apparent to me that "SuperAlter" came to this discussion...
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    I was too harsh. But let me try again in...

    I was too harsh. But let me try again in slightly more constructive terms:

    If you have let this happen to you for 16 years, (and I'm assuming you were awake and not under the influence of...
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    Y'all are far too nice and helpful. I think...

    Y'all are far too nice and helpful.

    I think the OP is either:

    1) a troll. I mean, who spends 16 years doing long stirrup and then has a 1.4 m horse fall into her hands from a "friend's rich...
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    I totally agree with this. And I think the...

    I totally agree with this. And I think the important thing, is that they're all related to establishing the proper "contact". If you don't have the horse reaching into the bit, you can't ride him...
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    you asked for comments, so I'm going to tell you...

    you asked for comments, so I'm going to tell you what I see -- unfiltered.

    I see a nice horse, and a nice rider... but with a major flaw in training that is being encouraged and perpetuated by the...
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    How can one possibly be riding from the leg, into...

    How can one possibly be riding from the leg, into the hand, when one doesn't have any reins to establish a consistent/soft contact, and instead only has draw reins?

    Sorry, Grand Prix rider or not,...
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    Clients leave trainers for one reason, and one...

    Clients leave trainers for one reason, and one reason only. It's because they think they can get a better "deal" elsewhere. For some people, the better deal is that the barn is closer to their...
  24. The question as posed presumes (incorrectly in my...

    The question as posed presumes (incorrectly in my view) that "flatwork" is somehow inferior to "dressage". (When is it "just" flatwork?)

    The answer in my mind is this: Flatwork and Dressage are...
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    Fair 'nuff Lauriep. I think you and I (at...

    Fair 'nuff Lauriep.

    I think you and I (at least) have finally reached the point of mutual understanding... and disagreement.

    OK by me.
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