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    The post and the photo are too troll-like to take...

    The post and the photo are too troll-like to take seriously. Just recently a different poster asked how to encourage a western-trained horse that goes behind the bit to instead reach for contact,...
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    Yes, absolutely change the bit -- that will solve...

    Yes, absolutely change the bit -- that will solve the problem. A really long-shanked gag will put the headset right where you want it, and the owner can ride him with really heavy hands when she...
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    Do you already know how to perform a turn on the...

    Do you already know how to perform a turn on the haunches? If not, start there.
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    Six months is not very long to undue what may...

    Six months is not very long to undue what may have been YEARS of unfortunate training. So be patient with him and yourself.

    First, take the poor horse out of the segunda bit. The high port and...
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    Are you using a voice command for the canter in...

    Are you using a voice command for the canter in the round pen? Make sure you are using the same voice command when you are on his back. If you believe that putting a bridle on him takes away his...
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    Your love for the barn owner is not rational. ...

    Your love for the barn owner is not rational. Her willingness to allow such dangerous conduct means she doesn't respect you or the other boarders, and indicates she may be as crazy as the Crazy...
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    You must be jumping enormous jumps, and your ears...

    You must be jumping enormous jumps, and your ears pop when you come down from that altitude.
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    Also, give the horse something to do immediately...

    Also, give the horse something to do immediately upon landing from the jump. Once all four feet have landed, turn immediately one way or the other, sometimes toward another jump, so that he has to...
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    Poll: Medal horses usually have automatic changes, so...

    Medal horses usually have automatic changes, so there's nothing particularly showy about a flying change. As ExJumper noted, the rider has already demonstrated flying changes throughout the course. ...
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    Don't practice on a steady-eddy horse that...

    Don't practice on a steady-eddy horse that forgives you when you jump ahead. Practice on a stopper that will toss you over his head if you don't wait until he jumps. Self-preservation is the best...
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    I too have wondered why the term "baby." Seems...

    I too have wondered why the term "baby." Seems like "under pads" is a better description. Maybe people are uncomfortable with a term that sounds a lot like "underpants."
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    Continue to teach her about bending. Getting her...

    Continue to teach her about bending. Getting her to understand and respond to lateral aids is the best way to encourage her to drop down into rounder contact. Spiral in to a tight (10 meterish)...
  13. Thread: what to do???

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    Does she see her OWN horses only once a month or...

    Does she see her OWN horses only once a month or every other week?
    Face it -- she's just not that into you and your horses.
  14. Thread: Bit Situation...

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    Yes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And OP,...

    Yes. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    And OP, you said he was going well in a happy mouth when you bought him, but "Not being a fan of happy mouths, I just stuck him in a regular loose ring,...
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    While washing your sweaty horse on a midsummer...

    While washing your sweaty horse on a midsummer day, soaking your sweaty self still sounds refreshing but would no longer be socially acceptable.
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    Ah, sounds like the fix is as simple as...

    Ah, sounds like the fix is as simple as re-schooling him to your leg. Pokey horses are indeed heavy horses -- especially the stout old-style hunters. Engage his rear end and his front end will...
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    Gymnastics. If he's not impressed by individual...

    Gymnastics. If he's not impressed by individual jumps, impress him with combinations. Set and ridden properly, gymnastics will improve his form.

    If you're asking what kind of jump to set that...
  18. What is your basis for calling him "very sound?" ...

    What is your basis for calling him "very sound?" Because he doesn't limp? His back could be hurting him, which can cause steering problems (like running you into a standard), which you keep trying...
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    Jumping a couple of five foot jumps with no rider...

    Jumping a couple of five foot jumps with no rider on its back doesn't make a GP horse. This nine-year old horse has never shown -- what has she been doing all this time? Do you realize it takes...
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    Do not pay more than the horse is worth NOW. The...

    Do not pay more than the horse is worth NOW. The owner is banking on your emotional attachment to the horse. But really, the owner should be willing to sell you the horse for a bit LESS because...
  21. Be honest with your prospective buyers about how...

    Be honest with your prospective buyers about how hot he is, and what kind of a ride he requires. You can't magically cover it up. If they don't know how hot he is when they try him out, they're in...
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    If you don't expect to find a used Ashland in the...

    If you don't expect to find a used Ashland in the size and dimensions you need, then it is worth it to break your budget on a new one. Definitely don't buy the Barnsby that you didn't like, simply...
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    How unfortunately true. Here's the nail you hit...

    How unfortunately true. Here's the nail you hit on the head:



    Many owners/riders crave the sense of belonging and acceptance from a trainer, so they don't question the trainer. And trainers...
  24. Mike, you frequently chime in to various threads...

    Mike, you frequently chime in to various threads with your "heels down is bad" opinion so that you can advertise your services in your signature line, but your opinion seem divorced from riding. ...
  25. Mandatory two-point at the beginning of every...

    Mandatory two-point at the beginning of every ride, and every time her heel comes up. Not fun, but good discipline and muscle-memory training. If she's going to ride properly and safely, it can't...
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