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  1. I agree with HomelessPony. You can also really...

    I agree with HomelessPony.
    You can also really use your weight to essentially "force" them to change. If you step hard into the new outside stirrup as you're asking for the change, it will change...
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    Those that are in the know, already know what's...

    Those that are in the know, already know what's going on. There is information out there, but I don't imagine that anyone, especially someone so high profile, is going to run around shouting their...
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    I made a similar transition about 2 years ago,...

    I made a similar transition about 2 years ago, leaving the corporate world and becoming an assistant trainer/rider/manager for a top show barn in the Northeast. I have yet to regret it.
    I simply...
  4. As a profession rider/trainer who is at the ring...

    As a profession rider/trainer who is at the ring with the horses/ponies and clients all day long, I think very carefully about my outfits in the morning. I'm always in one of 2 outfits- a) breeches...
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    Pretty sure she does not own a single animal she...

    Pretty sure she does not own a single animal she shows.
  6. I don't believe they list them online. Send me a...

    I don't believe they list them online. Send me a PM with the division(s) you're looking for- I kept record of some of the division cutoffs from last year.
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    Working in gate is literally one of the hardest...

    Working in gate is literally one of the hardest jobs at the show. Think about how many moody, self centered exhibitors and trainers they have to deal with every day. 90% of people that walk up to an...
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    To declare for the FEI jog, you have to declare...

    To declare for the FEI jog, you have to declare first via the FEI online entry system (can be done through USEF.org), and then on a paper jog declaration in the horse show office by 9am on Tuesday of...
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    I'd try something with a port, like a broken...

    I'd try something with a port, like a broken segunda --> http://www.justforponies.com/brokensegundadee45.aspx

    You could use something like a 2 or 3 ring for schooling purposes, which can also be...
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    Question: In the past years, Bobby Murphy and...

    Question:

    In the past years, Bobby Murphy and Patrick Rodes did the course designs for derby finals. I know Patrick judged this year, but does anyone know why Bobby didn't do the courses/why Steve...
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    Short answer- no, it's not that common for a...

    Short answer- no, it's not that common for a rider/trainer to have copious horses for a single class.

    Some of it comes down to class specs, but a lot of has to do with the money. The price...
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    Ben Maher's horse (Tripple X) is the homebred....

    Ben Maher's horse (Tripple X) is the homebred. Scott's horse (Hello Sanctos) was purchased for him in December.
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    MAN you guys are awfully rough on the Dutch.

    MAN you guys are awfully rough on the Dutch.
  14. If it's apparent that a storm is moving in, most...

    If it's apparent that a storm is moving in, most show management will be paying attention to their phones/computers and watching the weather radar. When it looks like lighting/bad rain is going to...
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    ^This is so very true. It makes ALL the...

    ^This is so very true. It makes ALL the difference. Whether it be the awards coordinator, who calls sponsors and sees if they want to present awards for their division/class, or if there is an...
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    I haven't read this whole thread but while a...

    I haven't read this whole thread but while a separate area for winners photos is a good idea, it often requires an additional photographer to shoot that area. You can't pull the photographer away...
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    Sushi from a hut on the beach at a cheap resort...

    Sushi from a hut on the beach at a cheap resort in Mexico. Delish.

    My mother leaves butter out all the time as well. In a nice ceramic butter dish, so it stays "clean"
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    Not the magazine- but online Devon coverage

    Here's an unrelated question, regarding the online horse show reporting- why did the Amateurs get such little coverage at Devon? Nice articles about all the Juniors, Ponies, Professionals, and Open...
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    I moved from NY/NJ to SLC briefly - would...

    I moved from NY/NJ to SLC briefly - would absolutely recommend Rose Ranch (Allison and Barbara Wicks). They are originally from NJ and are definitely one of the best run programs in the area.
    TotT-...
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    http://www.equisearch.com/news/nancy_jaffer/final-...

    http://www.equisearch.com/news/nancy_jaffer/final-2012-olympic-show-jumping-trial_032512/ this article has some info on Mclain's return to the saddle, including an audio clip from him. Apparently...
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    Check her teeth and have her looked at by a...

    Check her teeth and have her looked at by a chiropractor. If she reared when your halted, and then did it again when you were pushing forward for the canter, she may be reacting to the added pressure...
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    "Wilton, you need a haircut." :lol:

    "Wilton, you need a haircut." :lol:
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    This sounds exactly like me, except that I...

    This sounds exactly like me, except that I finished graduate school in the spring. But I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that feels this way.

    It does seem to be getting easier after finishing...
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    I believe Katie's barn is in Wadsworth, about an...

    I believe Katie's barn is in Wadsworth, about an hour from the city. Unfortunately thats really the only info I can offer!
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    RIP Hickstead. Mara- I would guess his remains...

    RIP Hickstead.

    Mara- I would guess his remains may be cremated and returned to Canada.

    When Royal Kaliber died in Europe after the Athens Olympics his ashes were eventually returned to...
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