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  1. SillyHorse--what is canter on the diamond? Could...

    SillyHorse--what is canter on the diamond? Could you please describe the exercise?
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    Thank you all so much for sharing your stories. ...

    Thank you all so much for sharing your stories. Outside of the cost, which I am still evaluating, my biggest concern is the division of my time and focus. It's hard to look at my current horse who...
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    Wow ladyj79, I'm worrying over adding a second...

    Wow ladyj79, I'm worrying over adding a second horse so I cannot imagine what five would be like. You are a committed kind of crazy and I respect that! :)

    I think my biggest concern after reading...
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    This is such good advice for me to consider. ...

    This is such good advice for me to consider. Beyond the monetary cost I am trying to work out how I would manage two to ride. My older horse is still very fit and active and I hope to keep him that...
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    Second Horse Advice/Cautions

    I am possibly in a position to own a second horse and I am looking for advice, words of encouragment or words of caution from those in similar situations. I have owned my current horse for five...
  6. She is adorable (and very determined)!

    She is adorable (and very determined)!
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    If you watch the video of the rough-sweeping that...

    If you watch the video of the rough-sweeping that is linked above you can see how big those brooms are (or she is a very short woman). I get the left-right motion for ab strength and mental focus...
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    And what, may I ask, is the purpose of that...

    And what, may I ask, is the purpose of that torture device? :eek:
  9. Ambitious Kate --I like the stifle strengthening...

    Ambitious Kate --I like the stifle strengthening excercise and will begin adding that to my routine. Thank you.
  10. I should have mentioned in my first post that we...

    I should have mentioned in my first post that we have been cleared by the vet, chiropractor, saddlefitter and farrier. He is an older horse so I'm not expecting miracles but I can tell when he's...
  11. Gymnastics for the Dressage Horse (who drags his toes)

    Can anyone offer suggestions for simple gymnastic/pole excercises that will encourage him to step underneath his body and articulate his hips a bit more? Like many we are trying to transfer weight...
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    Wow, thanks to all who replied. Coming from the...

    Wow, thanks to all who replied. Coming from the eventing world where you either tie to the trailer or do it all in the stall this is a new concept for me.

    MVP gave a great scenerio for the longer...
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    Ok, so it's essentially and extra empty stall to...

    Ok, so it's essentially and extra empty stall to tack up and groom without the hassle of bedding and without clogging up the barn aisles. Got it, thanks.
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    Setting Up a Grooming Stall at Shows

    I have been asked to help out at a big dressage show in a few weeks. Someone mentioned setting up a grooming stall at the show and I'm curious to know how common this is. In the eventing world we...
  15. The good news is that upon closer inspection and...

    The good news is that upon closer inspection and comparison the man's tweed in question is actually a pretty good fit without any major alteration. The shoulders are a tad wide but that works well...
  16. Great Suggestions!

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I do have a tweed that fits me well that I can take along for comparison purposes and I will take the time to lay them out side by side to see how different they...
  17. Need Tips for Cutting Down a Man's Tweed Jacket

    I have a beautiful tweed jacket that I inherited from my father. It is in excellent condition but is too large for me by at least two to three sizes. What are the pitfalls of trying to have it cut...
  18. Such wonderful suggestions!

    Thank you to everyone who has offered advice! In some ways every reply has a bit a truth...

    he is stiff in his right side (always has been),
    he does tend to "stand" on his RF leg,
    he is less...
  19. Hi NOMIOMI1, your suggestion was my very first...

    Hi NOMIOMI1, your suggestion was my very first reaction to the problem!

    I have been working on this at the walk and with wise eyes on the ground. I can feel (and see in the shadows when I...
  20. Half Pass Question - need more reach with the right front leg

    I have searched the forum but not been able to uncover a thread that addresses my half pass questions. If such a thread exists please point me in the right direction.

    I have a mature horse who is...
  21. Thank you for the quick replies. I hadn't...

    Thank you for the quick replies. I hadn't thought about the lack of stabling at the event and need to check into that before I send in the entries. While three hours isn't super close it would be a...
  22. Recognized One Day Events - What Should I Know?

    Area III is holding another one day event in February about 3 hours from where I'm based. I've only ever compteted in the standard overnight horse trial events. What should I expect from a mid-week...
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    Thanks for the input. We are at the very...

    Thanks for the input.

    We are at the very beginning and our work right now is focused on a.) me being able to keep constant light contact with two reins (vs. one) and b.) horse accepting the...
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    Long Line/Ground Driving Rein Position

    I'm new to long line/ground driving work and have a couple of questions about rein position/attachement. As and FYI, I am currently working with a qualified instructor be begin learning the basics...
  25. RAyers--you ask a good question. I think for the...

    RAyers--you ask a good question. I think for the purposes of this post I was defining success as as a rider who is able to travel frequently and be competitive (maybe winning, maybe not) on a...
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