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  1. Get him quieter before you show. You're assuming...

    Get him quieter before you show. You're assuming he's prepared because he doesn't show any other signs of freshness, but he's just expressing freshness differently.
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    Jump a 3'3" division. Decide if there is still...

    Jump a 3'3" division. Decide if there is still room for error.
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    It was super fun and the organizers did a...

    It was super fun and the organizers did a beautiful job!
  4. Thread: Stanozolol?

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    Winstrol can be used to pick up a weedy or...

    Winstrol can be used to pick up a weedy or debilitated horse, or one that has no appetite, etc. It's not used commonly or lightly though, given it generally makes the horse impossible. You also can't...
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    There's absolutely no reason for the horse to...

    There's absolutely no reason for the horse to change in that video. You're asking him to counter canter, not to change leads. It's not that he's not offering it, he has no idea you want it. Get up...
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    I think I own your horse. Mine has been sort of...

    I think I own your horse. Mine has been sort of out of work for a few years since I'm too busy to show my own. He's fine. I ride him completely irregularly, sometimes not more than once a month. But...
  7. Only in the handy when it's sometimes necessary....

    Only in the handy when it's sometimes necessary. I see plenty of lead changes winning. And the worst chew-out I've ever heard of a pro rider was for influencing the lead in the air. A decent lead...
  8. Except now no one cares if you land on the wrong...

    Except now no one cares if you land on the wrong lead as long as your horse has an adequate lead change. And landing cantering from the trot fence is imperative.
  9. No. By the time the rider is in full release the...

    No. By the time the rider is in full release the front end is at its apex. Holding that release down through the first stride enables the front to pose a hair at the top, then the back end to finish,...
  10. Horse probably is what it is. And there may be a...

    Horse probably is what it is. And there may be a reason they stuck to unrated shows. It's not green. You are paying to trot jumps, both in the lease fee and the show fees. On an 8 year old horse. If...
  11. Mine have used the eventers for years. More...

    Mine have used the eventers for years. More likely a farrier change (and trainer change maybe?) made the difference than a brand change.
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    I'm pretty sure none of my show horses would be...

    I'm pretty sure none of my show horses would be happy about jumping plastic shavings bales. Or barrels. Jump show ring jumps to prepare for shows. Once your horse and rider have a feel for each other...
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    As far as I remember that was my only school of...

    As far as I remember that was my only school of that animal, who came with the appellation of "Butthead". The day deteriorated when my trainer termed my trip a "9 instead of a 90", and I retorted...
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    I once schooled one in a pelham with draw reins,...

    I once schooled one in a pelham with draw reins, but had two reins on the pelham and the draw reins as a third rein. The effect was that I had a hell of time holding onto three reins, particularly...
  15. Almost never in the show ring. Maybe for an...

    Almost never in the show ring. Maybe for an inside turn in a handy on a particular horse, but only if you can do it very subtly. At home, if you are trying to train one that is one-sided, but even...
  16. There is no way around giving the morning bath....

    There is no way around giving the morning bath. Never met a grey one that can go without it. When both of my greys showed the same day my mornings started at 3am.
  17. Transitions are rarely as important as people...

    Transitions are rarely as important as people think they are. A couple trot steps into and out of the canter, no big deal. The main thing is to actually show your horse. Get by yourself, get on the...
  18. I'm using your post as an example, not trying to...

    I'm using your post as an example, not trying to be a jerk.
    I think this is the attitude we need to educate to combat.
    If we're not all scoring hundreds, we all have a lot to learn. 8 distances...
  19. Education. A lot of people leave or ignore the...

    Education. A lot of people leave or ignore the hunter ring because they don't understand it. A lot of the younger trainers didn't get a chance to do hunters on a high level or mentor with top...
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    Does your trainer think you are going too fast?...

    Does your trainer think you are going too fast? When you feel like you are galloping around is she telling you to slow down?
  21. Poll: I sat in with my trainer, who was considering...

    I sat in with my trainer, who was considering seeking a card, for one of the WPB clinics many years ago, and attended to watch the mock class mounted sessions several other years. I was taught how to...
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    Nikelodian explained it well. Change was not...

    Nikelodian explained it well. Change was not really the issue, loss of pace and staightness to get the change was the issue. There were other issues as well, although I've always thought Hoffy does a...
  23. -Try to stick to the plan. If we come up with a...

    -Try to stick to the plan. If we come up with a goal or solution and I tell you the steps we are going to take to get there, I don't really want to show up the following week to find you took your...
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    There is a difference between only lessoning 2...

    There is a difference between only lessoning 2 days a week and only riding 2 days a week. If you are mostly only riding on the days you lesson, I would find that very frustrating as a trainer.
  25. It depends on the horse. If it's a couple strides...

    It depends on the horse. If it's a couple strides sometimes you can salvage a ribbon out of it, but some horses get nervous as soon as they've missed it. Those kind if you sit very still sometimes...
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