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  1. Agree with this. Nagging with the leg and aides...

    Agree with this. Nagging with the leg and aides makes lathargic horses.
  2. I get him up. I love how people think...

    I get him up.

    I love how people think horses's have it so rough in life. My horses work maybe 1 hour a day. Thats 23 hours of sleep, eat, roll and poop. To me, that IS a day off! LOL
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    THIS ^^^ I see this ALL the time and I'm not...

    THIS ^^^

    I see this ALL the time and I'm not even an upper level coach! I was nodding my head the whole time reading this because I can't count how many horses and riders that come to me with...
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    I agree with the 'go softer first' crowd. ...

    I agree with the 'go softer first' crowd.

    Slow the canter, sit back, deep into the saddle, half halt and then GIVE and walk with your body and shoulders. It does take time, but if she's still...
  5. I'm quoting this because you never answered these...

    I'm quoting this because you never answered these and a lot of the answers would give us a clue as to what is really going on....

    Interested to get more info...it would be far easier to help...
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    I just want to mention that there is never 1...

    I just want to mention that there is never 1 brand of saddle that will fit every type of horse, and rider conformation is equally important to take into account when saddle shopping.

    While I do...
  7. THIS ^^^ And to whomever said "Young horses...

    THIS ^^^

    And to whomever said "Young horses don't 'do' dressage"...I think you've missed the whole point of Dressage or are looking at it only in a competitive sense, and not what it is Intended...
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    First, you need to make sure that you have...

    First, you need to make sure that you have established yourself in the equine community. A positive reputation is your best asset.

    Having a well known FEI trainer will do a lot to draw clients,...
  9. This is true. De-worming is changing...

    This is true.

    De-worming is changing drastically. Talk to your vet. Many of them are now recommending that horses have fecal tests done bi-annually and then de-worming based on what those tests...
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    Well obviously, but the reality is there are a...

    Well obviously, but the reality is there are a LOT of people who do anyway.... ;)
  11. Could be worse. You could have to tell them you...

    Could be worse. You could have to tell them you teach Dressage!

    That is REALLY hard to explain! LOL I teach jumpers and Dressage, but I never try to explain Dressage. HAHAH

    People always...
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    Better Education for the Lower Levels

    I would love to have a discussion about education, specifically at the lower levels and it's availablity to up and coming professionals.

    At the 2009 USDF Convention in the Region II meeting,...
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    Just a warning about Show Sheen, it will cause...

    Just a warning about Show Sheen, it will cause breakage and actually damage the hair if you use it too much. It contains silicon, which drys the hair coat.

    Find a product that has natural...
  14. Body Clipping a Cushing Horse - What blades??

    I have a client with old gelding with Cushings. To keep him from getting over heated, I suggested we body clip him this summer. We are having a hard time getting through what seems to be an...
  15. Poll: I'm am a trainer, and this is kinda the path I...

    I'm am a trainer, and this is kinda the path I would like to take - combining training and knowledge of bio-mechanics and pair it with massage. :)

    Thanks for all the input everyone!
  16. Poll: Thanks for the responses.... keep them coming! :)

    Thanks for the responses.... keep them coming! :)
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    I don't have time to write a whole big reply, but...

    I don't have time to write a whole big reply, but I've taught kids for over 10 years and I can count on one hand how many have fallen and have fingers left over. Many of them also go on to have...
  18. Poll: Research POLL - Please Participate. (SHORT!)

    How many of you utilize the services of a Certified Equine Massage Therapist?

    How often do you use these services?


    What do you pay for these services?

    POLL BELOW.

    Thank you VERY much...
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    I can never figure out HOW to post pictures. I...

    I can never figure out HOW to post pictures. I have a youtube video, but it say' "For sale"on it, and I know we aren't supposed to advertise on here....
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    I have an adult student who may be interested. ...

    I have an adult student who may be interested. Can I ask why he is a giveaway if he's sound to work? My student wants something quiet that has the potential to do some 2nd Level work at local GMO...
  21. I don't teach toddlers, but I do think just...

    I don't teach toddlers, but I do think just getting up there at an early age is beneficial because their bodies get comfortable. You can teach basics, like sit quietly and gently pull the reins to...
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    Terrible at bragging, BUT, my boy!!!

    I have a 7 year old TB gelding. I ADORE this horse. I've worked with 100's of TB's over the years, but he is probably the nicest one I've had the pleasure of knowing. Here is a little back...
  23. Honey. I know it will SUCK to give her the boot,...

    Honey. I know it will SUCK to give her the boot, but it will suck WAYYY worse I fear if you let her move in. Don't let it cause you stress in your own home...and God forbid, your marriage.....cause...
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    Congrats. And that picture is CUTE!

    Congrats.

    And that picture is CUTE!
  25. I don't doubt at all its true....it's not that...

    I don't doubt at all its true....it's not that uncommon of a scenario.
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