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  1. I will start with- I agree it is not always a...

    I will start with- I agree it is not always a sign of tension, and I have also heard that judges are trained not to assume- but everyone's human and does things differently.

    That said-...
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    Pondering as well, I think there could be many...

    Pondering as well, I think there could be many reasons. I was taught to rise with the movement of the horse and not over-exaggerate either for hunter or dressage.

    That said, we also can use the...
  3. Something you can do to improve his hind end is...

    Something you can do to improve his hind end is backing. It helps to strengthen and engage, and build the muscles you want. Start off his back, just a few steps, flat surface. On his way to...
  4. Wonder mare got her first blue! The judge must...

    Wonder mare got her first blue! The judge must have been impressed at how quickly we finished the hunter course, and mares obvious happiness displayed by the finishing bucks. We did much better...
  5. Point of clarification, I was not suggesting...

    Point of clarification, I was not suggesting replacing eventing with all three phases, but adding competitions with just the jumping phases. I wasn't aware we could do CT with just the jumping...
  6. So why not a cross country and stadium only option?

    Let me start with, I don't event, I do understand and agree with the importance of dressage, and I would like to see more interest and support for horse sports from the general public. Stephen...
  7. I'm not an expert, but have had a similar issue. ...

    I'm not an expert, but have had a similar issue. My mare gets a cough in the spring and fall- about the same time my allergies kick in. I had her checked by the vet the first year, no other...
  8. I still have my mothers brown field boots! I...

    I still have my mothers brown field boots! I remember rust breeches, when I was young my mom told me only the more experienced riders were allowed to wear them. I don't know if that was true, or if...
  9. How was the trail ride? I hope you had fun :-)

    How was the trail ride? I hope you had fun :-)
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    She looks nice and calm in these videos, and you...

    She looks nice and calm in these videos, and you are riding her nicely and quietly :-) She is adorable, its nice to see you having fun with her.
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    Agree with CBoylen too. Along with having kid...

    Agree with CBoylen too. Along with having kid improve on school horses, I'd still have the kid ride her own horse on the flat. Work on getting the horse in front of her leg, and once that is...
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    If you have local schooling shows, volunteer to...

    If you have local schooling shows, volunteer to scribe. You can learn a lot by listening to a judge all day. Sometimes you can ask questions during a break- depends on the judge.
  13. Back to the average person being able to find a...

    Back to the average person being able to find a good trainer through the sea of people claiming to be. Trainer certification is great, but $2K to $3K is a lot for many trainers especially adding in...
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    Some other tips that may help you some day- since...

    Some other tips that may help you some day- since I was very frustrated till I figured these two out:
    - screen got stuck very large- tapping with 3 fingers fixed that (I think it was a double tap?)...
  15. I have one and both my horse and I love it. I...

    I have one and both my horse and I love it. I would definitely recommend trying one.
  16. Congratulations! I take mine back to the dealer...

    Congratulations! I take mine back to the dealer once a year for maintenance and have everything checked and repaired if needed. As for supplies- not safety related - but I now carry old human...
  17. I find that the higher end breeches tend to make...

    I find that the higher end breeches tend to make my fluffy areas look less lumpy. I like tailored sportsman ts trophy hunter. I am vertically challenged and find low rises fit me like normal rise.
    ...
  18. Very typical behavior. You have annoyed her. :-)...

    Very typical behavior. You have annoyed her. :-)

    Agree with the comments above- you must ask not demand, be patient, ride quietly, wait her out, do not give in, wait for her to think what you...
  19. I've been there. You dont have to get used to it,...

    I've been there. You dont have to get used to it, definitely try other saddles. However, I will suggest if you can borrow a flatter dressage saddle and ride in it for a month or so (preferably with...
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    I'd go and talk with the hunter instructor, share...

    I'd go and talk with the hunter instructor, share your goals, and watch a few lessons. Not all hunters are the same, as not all dressage instructors are the same. That hunter instructor might even...
  21. Thanks everyone, she is my role model! I plan to...

    Thanks everyone, she is my role model! I plan to be riding at her age :-)

    Jaslyn, thanks for the memory, I'm laughing.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI

    My cat usually brings dead...
  22. Ok, we have a pic! I love her smile!! This is...

    Ok, we have a pic! I love her smile!! This is of her first time on. She hasnt ridden in about 2 years, so I'm very happy she is back in the saddle.

    btw, I've never attached a pic, and this is...
  23. That is awesome! Have a great time!

    That is awesome! Have a great time!
  24. Don't eat 3 or more fiber bars in one day ...

    Don't eat 3 or more fiber bars in one day

    Drivers with stop signs dont always stop

    Be proud of the job you do, but remember at the end of the day, your friends and family will remember what you...
  25. Painted Hunter- Oliver is adorable! He doesnt...

    Painted Hunter- Oliver is adorable! He doesnt sound stupid, he sounds playful!
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