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    Most likely, he will be fine. My TB lost sight in...

    Most likely, he will be fine. My TB lost sight in his left eye from a coyote attack some 9 years ago. He's 20 now, and jumped 3'8" just the other day.
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    lower right

    lower right
  3. Gross. Blech. My skin crawls just thinking of...

    Gross. Blech. My skin crawls just thinking of that sticky icky mess! Many conditioners on the market contain petroleum (vaseline) and just like our skin, leather doesn't like to absorb vaseline...
  4. chances are your price is just off.

    chances are your price is just off.
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    no. nono. From the second your butt hits that...

    no. nono. From the second your butt hits that saddle its "to the connection" the whole time. One the buckle means there's no connection for her to get to. it's confusing for her. I by NO means imply...
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    I have a Passier Grand Gilbert. great saddle! I...

    I have a Passier Grand Gilbert. great saddle! I bought mine used for $600 in excellent condition (mid 90's model, gusseted panels)

    do you feel like you are being split in half like the saddle is...
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    Just my opinion, but I don't find her classically...

    Just my opinion, but I don't find her classically correct, and I dare to say she's not biomechanically correct. I know there's a small group of riders that do REALLY well following her methods (good...
  8. If you have to ask, it's you

    If you have to ask, it's you
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    "grazing posture" isn't good either on the...

    "grazing posture" isn't good either
    on the forehand is on the forehand is on the forehand.

    Pick up short reins from the beginning of your ride. Constantly think of pushing the pinkies out towards...
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    let go of your inside rein and point your seat...

    let go of your inside rein and point your seat bones down. right now both areas of your position are blocking the hind leg.
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    You feel bad because bludgeoning a horse is...

    You feel bad because bludgeoning a horse is wrong.
    Where a TB will take off running, leaping and twisting in the air if you disrespect them, a draft will go deaf to your aides.
    Just because they...
  12. The video is too backlit to really tell anything.

    The video is too backlit to really tell anything.
  13. I wouldn't call that seat flat and open. That...

    I wouldn't call that seat flat and open. That cantle slope with that short sweet spot would send my SI screaming.
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    You go forth with whatever was agreed upon in...

    You go forth with whatever was agreed upon in writing.
    If it isn't in writing, it doesn't exist.
  15. IFV is ideal but not above the bit (meaning...

    IFV is ideal but not above the bit (meaning dropped base of neck and evasion of contact)
    your horse is well conformed for dressage judging by the liberty photos. he is not one I'd warm up long and...
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    1. don't go cheap, really. even with good brands...

    1. don't go cheap, really. even with good brands the econo-line cheapies are crapola.
    2. don't buy online without handling in person. You need to feel how it behaves. Even hop on a model horse in a...
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    he looks so proud of himself!

    he looks so proud of himself!
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    I want to see your muddy mess!

    I'm launching a new tack conditioner, and part of our labeling involves you! We need photos of riders and horses at their messiest in really grody tack. Each batch will feature a different real...
  19. Some of the names mentioned above are not what...

    Some of the names mentioned above are not what I'd call classical given what I've seen while auditing.
    If you want truly classical teaching, contact Alfonso Doce. He's located over by the Hunt...
  20. Patrice Edwards is a world leader in correcting...

    Patrice Edwards is a world leader in correcting asymmetries. She is doing a clinic tour in the USA July! Her lessons are really affordable, and she is phenomenal to work with.
  21. It just has to be on the bridle. Maybe attach it...

    It just has to be on the bridle. Maybe attach it on the loosest hole, and positioned higher.
    French classicists everywhere applaud you
  22. I'd be happy to explain! The temporalis muscle...

    I'd be happy to explain!
    The temporalis muscle is located above the suborbital fossa (that dip above the eye) Here's a picture of a horse with large temporalis muscles

    The function of the...
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    http://www.dt-saddlery.de/en/products/saddles/butt...

    http://www.dt-saddlery.de/en/products/saddles/butterflyr-dressage-saddle-jumping-saddle-general-purpose-saddle/

    It looks like it would sit very odd for the rider. There isn't much of a sweet spot...
  24. OP, I recently did what you are about to do (2nd...

    OP, I recently did what you are about to do (2nd level horse out for a novice CT show)
    I literally warmed up 5 minutes and rode the test. The figures and such are so easy I treated it like my...
  25. A harsher bit will just make things worse. The...

    A harsher bit will just make things worse. The problem is bracing through the neck and jaw to protect the bars. You put a harsher bit in, he will just learn to brace harder or accept the pain. That's...
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