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    As far as I remember that was my only school of...

    As far as I remember that was my only school of that animal, who came with the appellation of "Butthead". The day deteriorated when my trainer termed my trip a "9 instead of a 90", and I retorted...
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    I once schooled one in a pelham with draw reins,...

    I once schooled one in a pelham with draw reins, but had two reins on the pelham and the draw reins as a third rein. The effect was that I had a hell of time holding onto three reins, particularly...
  3. Almost never in the show ring. Maybe for an...

    Almost never in the show ring. Maybe for an inside turn in a handy on a particular horse, but only if you can do it very subtly. At home, if you are trying to train one that is one-sided, but even...
  4. There is no way around giving the morning bath....

    There is no way around giving the morning bath. Never met a grey one that can go without it. When both of my greys showed the same day my mornings started at 3am.
  5. Transitions are rarely as important as people...

    Transitions are rarely as important as people think they are. A couple trot steps into and out of the canter, no big deal. The main thing is to actually show your horse. Get by yourself, get on the...
  6. I'm using your post as an example, not trying to...

    I'm using your post as an example, not trying to be a jerk.
    I think this is the attitude we need to educate to combat.
    If we're not all scoring hundreds, we all have a lot to learn. 8 distances...
  7. Education. A lot of people leave or ignore the...

    Education. A lot of people leave or ignore the hunter ring because they don't understand it. A lot of the younger trainers didn't get a chance to do hunters on a high level or mentor with top...
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    Does your trainer think you are going too fast?...

    Does your trainer think you are going too fast? When you feel like you are galloping around is she telling you to slow down?
  9. Poll: I sat in with my trainer, who was considering...

    I sat in with my trainer, who was considering seeking a card, for one of the WPB clinics many years ago, and attended to watch the mock class mounted sessions several other years. I was taught how to...
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    Nikelodian explained it well. Change was not...

    Nikelodian explained it well. Change was not really the issue, loss of pace and staightness to get the change was the issue. There were other issues as well, although I've always thought Hoffy does a...
  11. -Try to stick to the plan. If we come up with a...

    -Try to stick to the plan. If we come up with a goal or solution and I tell you the steps we are going to take to get there, I don't really want to show up the following week to find you took your...
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    There is a difference between only lessoning 2...

    There is a difference between only lessoning 2 days a week and only riding 2 days a week. If you are mostly only riding on the days you lesson, I would find that very frustrating as a trainer.
  13. It depends on the horse. If it's a couple strides...

    It depends on the horse. If it's a couple strides sometimes you can salvage a ribbon out of it, but some horses get nervous as soon as they've missed it. Those kind if you sit very still sometimes...
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    An amateur cannot accept a commission.

    An amateur cannot accept a commission.
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    They should start trotting jumps as soon as you...

    They should start trotting jumps as soon as you can aim between two standards and stop afterward. It's an important part of developing the mind, conditioning, and adding skills and obedience.
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    Put your hands down. Your horse's mouth is open...

    Put your hands down. Your horse's mouth is open everywhere, and he hops through the change because you're hitting him in the mouth mid-swap.
  17. Start your bend from your belly button, not your...

    Start your bend from your belly button, not your shoulder. The motion needs to be down with heels and belly and hands forward, never starting with an upward motion. If you reach up with your shoulder...
  18. A lot of the Mexican guys know how to make a...

    A lot of the Mexican guys know how to make a baling twine bib. The horse ends up looking like the cowardly lion, but it works. The regular plastic bibs work too, but get in the way more of grazing...
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    He was champion a lot of places, including that...

    He was champion a lot of places, including that KY, in the pregreens, and he's the winner in the 3'3" a/o and a top three hacker anywhere. At 3'6" he has to be very comfortable with the venue and in...
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    This is mine, winning in KY, just not in the way...

    This is mine, winning in KY, just not in the way his breeder had hoped:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQBlSbh48U&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    I debate this a lot with people, but I honestly...

    I debate this a lot with people, but I honestly think the answer is more than you'd think. A vast majority of the problem is recognizing and matching good horses with good hunter training. There...
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    The TB classes being promoted at the rated shows...

    The TB classes being promoted at the rated shows aren't great for this purpose either. Trainers are using them if necessary, but not actively seeking horses for the class or watching with interest....
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    You need to do wall swapping yourself. If your...

    You need to do wall swapping yourself. If your barn doesn't remove fronts from the grooming stalls or tackroom you can look around for one nearby that does and snag one of theirs. It's a two person...
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    I don't think there is any method that I'd trust...

    I don't think there is any method that I'd trust for unsupervised overnight. You can use vinyl or web guards during the day. If you don't have the whole aisle though it's not going to make you very...
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    Wish they'd let the kid jump it instead of the...

    Wish they'd let the kid jump it instead of the adult. It needs retraining from what it looks like they've been trying to teach it to do, but there are enough interesting parts to go see it. So much...
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