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    You can think of "seeing a distance" as made of...

    You can think of "seeing a distance" as made of two parts: knowing how far away you are and being able to do something about it. Doing something about it comes from a good adjustable canter and there...
  2. Fitness Metrics

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    The only way to truly monitor fitness is to record changes in vital signs, the easiest being temperature, pulse and respiration. There are 3 sets of values that you need to record:...
  3. Conditioning Schedules

    I help the upper level pony club kids in my region put together conditioning schedules several times a year, so perhaps I can shed some light on this.

    Fitness is the ability of your horse to...
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    Resources

    I am not a player myself so I can't help you with any equipment recommendations, but I have a little experience with setting up clinics and lessons.

    You may have already discovered these...
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    It's true - the cards are used in the rating, but...

    It's true - the cards are used in the rating, but the standard is your study guide! All of the topics that will be covered in the rating are written in the standard.

    I like the HB rating because...
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    Several of the candidates at our rating had...

    Several of the candidates at our rating had hypothetical conditioning schedules - they are H/J riders who consistently ride 5-6 days a week and show year round. Their horses had not been injured, so...
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    I can help with that as my region has already...

    I can help with that as my region has already done an HB this year and I've been prepping candidates for another HB this summer.

    Level of detail: you should be able to leave your horse and go on...
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    I think he looks happy to be out and about! You...

    I think he looks happy to be out and about! You should be a very proud new horse mom!

    The trot work will come, keep bending him through the rib cage - he's got a head tilt instead of bending...
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    I edited the music for a lot of pony club kids...

    I edited the music for a lot of pony club kids this spring, and while I can't say that I was in love with all of their music choices the kids really enjoyed being part of the process. We helped them...
  10. Sticky: Horseless Rider - Coventry CT

    Experienced adult rider re-located for school and looking for more saddle time - 20 years of eventing and dressage, have recently worked more with H/J/Eq horses. Pony Club background.

    I have...
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    Horseless Rider - Coventry CT

    Experienced adult rider re-located for school and looking for more saddle time - 20 years of eventing and dressage, have recently worked more with H/J/Eq horses. Pony Club background.

    I have...
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    Don't forget about name changes

    And sometimes the record doesn't tell the whole story, especially if a horse has changed hands a few times - here's a perfect example:

    Young horse is competed for a year under one name, isn't...
  13. Thread: Bandages

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    You're welcome! It's less complicated than it...

    You're welcome! It's less complicated than it sounds, I promise.

    I agree that 18" is a couple of inches short for most hind cannons, especially if you're a fetlock cupper.
  14. Thread: Bandages

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    Washable Stable Wraps

    The upper level kids usually wrap with sheet cotton and cheesecloth so that they can fit their wraps to the unknown horses they'll have at their ratings. Since you're making specific wraps for a...
  15. Thread: Bandages

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    I've done it!

    Pony Clubbers do this all the time for upper level ratings and I have instructions if you want them. There are a couple of considerations, especially if you want machine washable wraps. Is that...
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    Horseless Rider Fairfield Co. CT

    Experienced rider looking for more saddle time - 20 years of eventing and dressage, have recently worked more with H/J/Eq horses. I'm comfortable working with young horses, green horses, maintaining...
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    Not the washing machine, but the dishwasher

    Adventures in tack cleaning - with dressage rally approaching my friend cracked open the old club rally trunks that had not been opened for three years. Thick green fuzz covered all the leather and...
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    Horseless Pony Clubbers in Fairfield Co. CT

    I am working with two Pony Clubbers aiming for their B ratings this summer, both of whom need to find horses to rate on due to unfortunate circumstances. The situation can be very flexible depending...
  19. Since no one else has said it, the simplest way...

    Since no one else has said it, the simplest way to improve dressage scores without needing a fancy mover is with accuracy. Make sure all your figures are scrupulously correct and your horse makes...
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    I believe the pony club rule is approx-- ...

    I believe the pony club rule is approx--
    Smalls rider wt max 115
    Mediums rider wt max 140
    larges rider wt max 180

    These weight rules only apply to USPC mounted games,...
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    Luise - check your PMs

    Luise - check your PMs
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