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    Glad to hear all this as we just bought a brand...

    Glad to hear all this as we just bought a brand new 2+1. haven't used it yet but it is a good looking ride!
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    amongst my favorite prizes have been halters. One...

    amongst my favorite prizes have been halters. One was a leather grooming halter and another was a biothane halter with a nameplate saying champion. Both have been used a lot. a leather shank with...
  3. If a trainer has their own facility and program,...

    If a trainer has their own facility and program, travelling around to other barns to teach can be a losing proposition. Travel time and waiting for rider to get on can involve much more time than...
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    Awning is a nice feature with a patio mat...

    Awning is a nice feature with a patio mat underneath-extends your living space on nice days! I second using the horse box as an entrance and to hang extra stuff or to s[pread things out to dry. Sweep...
  5. Wow, this is intense! Our place is small and...

    Wow, this is intense! Our place is small and somewhat exclusive and for the reasons above! As BO/BM I will not tolerate this kind of behavior and offenders will be corrected once, asked to leave the...
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    One should have the skill to approach a jump form...

    One should have the skill to approach a jump form a deeper seat as well as the half seat. Not what we want for hunters but often a good place to be for some of the big fences in the jumpers. My rider...
  7. It is kind of sad that there are so many young...

    It is kind of sad that there are so many young people who do not know or appreciate what those old people accomplished when they were younger! You can love or hate George and his methods but the man...
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    I guess my next question would be why is this...

    I guess my next question would be why is this taught? Why be different than the norm? In my riders case, they are acutally asking her to lean forward over her hands. (To be fair there may be a...
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    boosma47, good thought but the mare is a bit...

    boosma47, good thought but the mare is a bit goofy and tends to do the spook with anyone that rides her!
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    Horses do not think like humans so expecting him...

    Horses do not think like humans so expecting him to accept the nasty taste is not going to happen. Using applesauce or molasses to make it a pleasant experience will be far more productive.
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    Lillie is riding in a half seat, jumping, not...

    Lillie is riding in a half seat, jumping, not just working on the flat so no, she is not sitting the canter in this clip. DNB has pretty much also nailed my question so I can talk to my rider and...
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    The Big Eq riders sit the canter, no half seat...

    The Big Eq riders sit the canter, no half seat hence my question on what this rider is being taught.
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    Sweet Mutt you answered my question very well,...

    Sweet Mutt you answered my question very well, thanks!
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    Position question

    One of my students is away at college and is taking some lessons for their inter collegiate team. This rider has always had the problem of being too loose in her thigh with the resulting tendency to...
  15. Spin off from International Velvet:what errors have you seen in horse related movies?

    We eagerly await horse movies and then so disappointed on the lack of accuracy and yes, sometimes stupid things that happen! Besides the obvious morphing of National Velvet's piebald Pie, into a...
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    I think as horse people, we tend to check out...

    I think as horse people, we tend to check out facts and what is feasible because we know too much! (I am sure car drivers, golfers, etc cringe at their movies!) If we look at these movies from a lay...
  17. OP, you probably learned a lot during your slave...

    OP, you probably learned a lot during your slave labor and as the others said, pretty typical work day for grooms from all disciplines. This rider depended on you for his every need so you did have...
  18. When you are looking at a field of youngsters you...

    When you are looking at a field of youngsters you look for the athlete amongst them. When they are out there cavorting and showing off you will be attracted to one that seems to have "it". Only time...
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    Born and raised near there and back in the day...

    Born and raised near there and back in the day there was a very active hunter scene and a nice circuit of WaPHA shows but alas, they have all pretty much died with Sewickley being a lone survivor. I...
  20. Had mine done on a Friday (two different...

    Had mine done on a Friday (two different occasions so I wasn't handless!) and the 2 stiches came out the following Tuesday and I rode when I got home. No lifting heavy things for a week or two....
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    When working with a new horse, I try to avoid...

    When working with a new horse, I try to avoid direct eye contact until I get to know them better since a direct stare at most animals is a threat or a dominant/belligerent behavior. I will use the...
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    AAA is very good but they do not look after...

    AAA is very good but they do not look after horses like US riders does. US riders does include roadside assistance to you even without a trailer behind you! I have used it a couple of times and all...
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    blingy browband a big NO for hunters, cheeks of...

    blingy browband a big NO for hunters, cheeks of the bit, no one will even notice what is in there! Have fun!
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    I took a jumping clinic from one of the riders a...

    I took a jumping clinic from one of the riders a few years ago and he was very good and my horse and I learned a lot from him! Armand
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    Tranquillity is top notch.

    Tranquillity is top notch.
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