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    We are going to try a lunge line lesson but first...

    We are going to try a lunge line lesson but first we have to see how he lunges with a rider. I do not believe he has ever done that before. He was ridden by a pro for the first several years and then...
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    Finzean- Thank you so much for your words and...

    Finzean- Thank you so much for your words and ideas. I will try them. I have a lot of stress at work also which translates to me not relaxing. I am okay at the trot but the canter scares the...
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    Okay guys I am going no where. You are awesome....

    Okay guys I am going no where. You are awesome. :-) I just wish I were not so scared. I do not know why I am like this now. I am just so afraid I will get runaway with and I will get hurt yet I put...
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    okay how do you know? Now I am curious

    okay how do you know? Now I am curious
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    stirrup leather length

    I am going to order new stirrup leathers. What is the standard length?
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    Hey Guys I bought a saddle! I have decided to...

    Hey Guys
    I bought a saddle! I have decided to make the switch from H/J land to dressage ( I hope I am still welcome here). I have no intention on jumping so why not do the real thing. A friend of...
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    That is the plan, just let her get used to him....

    That is the plan, just let her get used to him. She has not cantered him yet. This winter was so rough we wanted to wait until the weather was better and he could get his bucks out in the field not...
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    Would a neck strap be better then a grab strap on...

    Would a neck strap be better then a grab strap on the saddle? He actually likes this bit. He was originally in a full check French link when we got him and our trainer wanted something a little...
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    He is not green at all just sensitive. He is a...

    He is not green at all just sensitive. He is a training level packer that had evented up to intermediate in his youth but now he is almost 19 and doing well. I am just concerned that if he gets going...
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    This is a great thread. I am not an eventer rider...

    This is a great thread. I am not an eventer rider but a spectator. Over the years at Rolex I have watched horses end more tired then before. I loved the LF, showed that the horse and rider were fit...
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    We had him in a french link loose ring and he was...

    We had him in a french link loose ring and he was okay but better in the Mullen mouth. He is fairly well balanced. He is more of a finesse ride. HE is very sensitive in the mouth and the back... We...
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    Bits with brakes?

    We have a horse with a very sensitive mouth. We are using a very soft mullen mouth bit. we are having trouble learning to canter him becuase the slightest pressure he gets hollow and quick. He does...
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    Faye Try bananas.. Supposed to be the number one...

    Faye
    Try bananas.. Supposed to be the number one flavor horses like. It is also an awesome prebiotic!
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    Well guys I was supposed to have a lesson today...

    Well guys I was supposed to have a lesson today but we decided to try a new saddle instead. He was so wound up. I had a little of relaxation but not much. I did get the feeling that the saddle would...
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    Boy everyone has had so much going on! I have...

    Boy everyone has had so much going on! I have been so busy with everything else but my riding! We did have a nice ride or two last week, our trainers are away, and this week I hope to get a good...
  16. I had a horse that had the highest withers and...

    I had a horse that had the highest withers and very well sprung through the rib cage. Much to my surprise my jump saddle from a previous horse fit very with a correction pad.. It is a L'Apogee LXI......
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    You guys are amazing! I only wish I could relax...

    You guys are amazing! I only wish I could relax and enjoy my horse. He is sweet heart... I will get there it will just take time...
    I hope the spring is good and we ALL get some good saddle time...
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    Thanks for the article... It is refreshing to see...

    Thanks for the article... It is refreshing to see someone who believes in the sport for the horse not just a paycheck
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    Paradox farm- thanks for the words of reasoning...

    Paradox farm- thanks for the words of reasoning and encouragement. I did however have a lovely ride today. No cantering but that was because my daughter was going to ride him again this evening and...
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    WOW this group is busy. I have not written in a...

    WOW this group is busy. I have not written in a long time but the winter has certainly been a big UGH here. We thought spring had come and then it went away again. The wind has been so bad that...
  21. Thread: Derby Prep.....

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    Does not seem like there is a clear favorite out...

    Does not seem like there is a clear favorite out there..
    As with the new system... grass horses should be allowed so many youngsters start there and then move to the dirt...Would Barbaro have...
  22. Thanks for not giving up on him. TBs are amazing...

    Thanks for not giving up on him. TBs are amazing and they have so much heart. Love the stories.... wishing you and Cotton continued success
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    Thanks, I have been in touch with Patty already...

    Thanks, I have been in touch with Patty already and we are trying to make a date when my trainer is around also.... Will let you know how it goes
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    That would be great! She has to be willing to go...

    That would be great! She has to be willing to go back to basics... They are European and the foundation for horse and rider is a must. No rushing here.. Happy horses and happy people....
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    I am thinking about the price of shipping back...

    I am thinking about the price of shipping back and forth. The rep will come for $150 and have the saddles in her truck, I think that just might be easier.... I wish companies would do trade-ins would...
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