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  1. It is not as much the saddle (since a rider can...

    It is not as much the saddle (since a rider can be very secure in both saddle) but rather the too open joints (too long a stirrup and too long a leg w/o all the joints being elastically stretched...
  2. The bits are likely hung too low.

    The bits are likely hung too low.
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    I dont understand the initial explanation of what...

    I dont understand the initial explanation of what you are asking. If you are on the wall you would have to be on the outside/near the wall. But I have never seen a horse back up when asked to do...
  4. The noseband is too low, when you take up contact...

    The noseband is too low, when you take up contact it can easily pinch the corners of the lips. And imho the horse is too low/closed, which has somewhat the same action as well.
  5. Try either a micklem bridle (with the snaps to...

    Try either a micklem bridle (with the snaps to keep the effect of the bit off the bars), or tie the bit to the flash loop (difficult to explain). Ride the horse straight on, a few circles, no...
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    Peanut rolling horses have a long, flat neck...

    Peanut rolling horses have a long, flat neck (often lower than horizontal even though their rules say it should not be) and often with the neck downhill, and are on loose reins. They are also not...
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    When a there is a degree of flexion the mastrix...

    When a there is a degree of flexion the mastrix (chewing) muscles pulse on the parotid (saliva) glands and a wet mouth is created. If the horse is not mobile in the jaw many times there are lines of...
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    Traditionally draw reins were used on a caveson,...

    Traditionally draw reins were used on a caveson, for lateral flexibility (but not as a pulley). They were never mean to be used for longitudinal flexion nor as a pulley rein onto the bars. For...
  9. Eartech is less expensive. Get the simultalk...

    Eartech is less expensive. Get the simultalk http://www.eartec.com/ridinginstructor.html#g substitute a loop for the student (not an earbud) rather than two cybertalks head set. Set the teacher...
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    Have shown in arenas where a deer jumped through...

    Have shown in arenas where a deer jumped through then end of the arena (and judge put horse above bit...not kidding it was about 20' from him), when the concorde took off (they finally figured out no...
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    There is an fei movement to change the word, to...

    There is an fei movement to change the word, to what??? The question is whether riders have actually read the definition in the rule book, if they see what it means in the general impressions). Are...
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    A couple of thoughts: What controls the tempo...

    A couple of thoughts: What controls the tempo and/or gait? The outside rein.
    The horse must stay in balance not to break to canter, so repeated half halts, maybe the horse even a little higher...
  13. Think slow/down or re/balance (half halt/hh),...

    Think slow/down or re/balance (half halt/hh), change the balance and then ask.
  14. Piaffe magazine puts out pdfs of their articles...

    Piaffe magazine puts out pdfs of their articles (but w/o pix).
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    Put a line of poles on a diagonal, and play with...

    Put a line of poles on a diagonal, and play with it as travers. If you already have that well developed on the long side, it will allow you pulse the aids and remain more relaxed. Remember, first...
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    Work in hand is very helpful to teach the horse...

    Work in hand is very helpful to teach the horse the effects of the different bits/responses as well.

    Remember that the effect of the snaffle should be to change balance, to keep the horse more...
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    There was a time where USET provided free...

    There was a time where USET provided free education for those who were gifted riders (they also provided the horses to ride). Sadly that time has past, its about the income.
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    What rein hold are you using? 2:2 (with what...

    What rein hold are you using? 2:2 (with what rein on the outside?) or 3:1 (which much more passive as an introduction)
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    (Contact Westfield Whip Company in...

    (Contact Westfield Whip Company in Massachusetts...they will make anything custom.)
  20. Squeeze? No. Touch, yes. Not more aid, but...

    Squeeze? No. Touch, yes. Not more aid, but clearer ones (supported with a touch of a whip, if needed).

    Forward is more a state of balance than anything else.
  21. Going forward in a steady tempo into both reins...

    Going forward in a steady tempo into both reins evenly IS the first order of business. Then the question is: does the horse really know the rein effects?
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    Line bred distance type horse. But rather a long...

    Line bred distance type horse. But rather a long type body in general.
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    There is nothing very exciting:...

    There is nothing very exciting:...
  24. Here are the US rules/directives, they are the...

    Here are the US rules/directives, they are the basis for training which sustains and develops the quality/purity of the gaits: https://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2014/08-DR.pdf
  25. Lateral work controls the shoulders/straightness/...

    Lateral work controls the shoulders/straightness/ and connection to the outside rein. Because of this the horse gets a better connection to the rein, and hence will follow the reins forward/down/out.
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