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    working with an 'alert' horse...

    The horse i rode prior was laid back and could mentally focus on our job when riding... (submissive and relaxed). The horse im riding now is exactly the opposite, she is attentive and alert to...
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    im late to the party :) ... but

    As i learn :) I longe younger horses alot and voice is a HUGE part of that. walk/trat/canter/halt... all voice commands. (amongst many other words too)... it carries over into under saddle work. Im...
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    good!!

    hi :) i purchased a fairly expensive bridle from them ($200 black padded extra comfy crank bridle (LOVE IT!!) and expensive for me!!) it was definantely worth it tho :yes: ... along with a crystal...
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    if you can, keep it plowed (so you have maybe...

    if you can, keep it plowed (so you have maybe 4-5" of snow on it)... then keep it harrowed between temperature changes for good footing :yes:

    its a little redneck, but allows for a little more...
  5. my 5yo did her first clinic :yes: behaved like a...

    my 5yo did her first clinic :yes: behaved like a fairly upstanding citizen the whole time too lol she took to it like a fish to water... lucked out!!

    and behaving like a lady more and more in...
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    100% this is my opinion as well... doesnt matter...

    100% this is my opinion as well... doesnt matter how 'bored' you are, maybe a horse can make it over a prelim jump once, under good circumstances, on a sunny day, with birds chirping.

    BUT... if...
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    i agree eclipse, if you actually did put your...

    i agree eclipse, if you actually did put your buckle on the pommel, it'd be too much.

    Maybe if we use it as a visual it would work tho... someone who has an open hip angle, if you visualize...
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    hi :) depends if you're just stiff, or if you're...

    hi :) depends if you're just stiff, or if you're pivoting on your knee, or, etc, etc

    my tendency is to pivot my knee and not change my position (basically you could rotate just me on my horse...
  9. i use the same logic as when i would take horsey...

    i use the same logic as when i would take horsey to the vet :yes:

    are you lame for more than a couple days without getting at least a bit better with some sort of amateur care?

    are you having...
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    another thought on wanting to let go of your...

    another thought on wanting to let go of your outside rein (or 'soften' you said... ) if you 'soften' that outside rein (allowing the neck to bend) my experience - cuz i catch myself doing this :yes:...
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    i dont know anyone here from the next hole in the...

    i dont know anyone here from the next hole in the ground... you have your crock opinion and i have mine :yes:

    there's a whole grey area in the matter... calm youself lol
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    hi :) just gonna re-inforce the shoulder-in...

    hi :)

    just gonna re-inforce the shoulder-in answer :yes:

    hmmm, re-instill the spiralling in/out exercise in trot to be sure horse is on the outside rein. Then, shoulder-in on the same...
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    this made me laugh... :lol: "good job sitting up...

    this made me laugh... :lol: "good job sitting up there on ur horse/pony, groomed by someone else, schooled by someone else, trained by someone else, braided by someone else, tacked up by someone...
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    I'm gonna post generally here ;) ... As a...

    I'm gonna post generally here ;) ... As a teenager, i had one horse. I started going to shows (happy fat kid on her backyard horse lol ) ... the kids with grooms teased and taunted me the minute i...
  15. hey penny :) you might need to change your fb...

    hey penny :) you might need to change your fb settings... i cant see ur pic :(
  16. i stole the pinto warhorse... aka, halloween at the barn

    pictures?? anybody else have a halloween barn party :lol: here's a few from ours...

    me and my pinto (i stole her from outside the saloon lol ... yes i'm 28, but its still fun ;) ) next step is...
  17. no icing here :lol: if we've been out for a day...

    no icing here :lol: if we've been out for a day in boots/wraps i'll put some icy-gel on lets quick but otherwise no.

    its a horse... unless there's real strain... gimme a break. :yes:
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  18. yay!! another helmet thread :yes:

    yay!! another helmet thread :yes:
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    thats ur issue... dont assume someone makes fun...

    thats ur issue... dont assume someone makes fun of you cuz they're insecure or jealous :lol:

    lighten up
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    I agree for sure... still a pound is a pound i...

    I agree for sure... still a pound is a pound i guess. All the power to barns who want a certain look, no harm no foul.

    We're as over sensitive about weight and looks as some people are over...
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    i wonder if we'd have the same issues if the ad...

    i wonder if we'd have the same issues if the ad had said... brunettes need only appy. cuz you know only brunettes can ride a horse properly.

    so fat people look like a water balloon sloshing...
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    awesome story zak! What a neat old lady to...

    awesome story zak!

    What a neat old lady to meet :yes: that would be fun to sit and talk with her. Seems she's quite intuitive and a people watcher. i love it !
  23. just reading thru this thread... started off as...

    just reading thru this thread... started off as the regular, oh how horrid it is to see animals not taken care of...

    and in a heartbeat, since people know pintopiaffe on this board... its...
  24. I'd like to see a smile on the riders faces...

    I'd like to see a smile on the riders faces DURING a test lol not just at the end.

    and completely agreed, more emphasis on getting music to match the horses gait/beat and ride accordingly :yes:...
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    a dressage test with no legs :eek: wow! That is...

    a dressage test with no legs :eek: wow! That is one of the coolest things i've seen... props to the rider :yes:

    I'm curious to the aids that the pony is trained for! Pretty amazing imo
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