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    Well I'm way down here in TX, but I lived through...

    Well I'm way down here in TX, but I lived through several winters in upstate NY while in college at Cazenovia, and I have family near Rochester, so I KNOW what kind of cold ya'll are talking about!...
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    I have audited 9 GM clinics in my lifetime. These...

    I have audited 9 GM clinics in my lifetime. These spanning from my years at Virginia Intermont College, through my young professional years in both St. Louis and Texas, and now in my more mature...
  3. Recently had to do the very thing.... describe...

    Recently had to do the very thing.... describe him to a non-H/J person. That person offered up Bela Karoli, and I said "YES!". Pretty good comparison. Tough, somewhat controversial yet highly...
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    GEEZ!! I am SO happy :lol::D:yes: to hear...

    GEEZ!! I am SO happy :lol::D:yes: to hear everybody saying "It's the CANTER!!"
    I have clients (who have ridden with other trainers previously) who are so flippin' concerned about their "spot" that...
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    Well, since you used the word "Accordion"...

    Well, since you used the word "Accordion" yourself, I think you need to go back to that concept and make sure the horse is aware that she can, indeed, BE an accordion on demand.
    Don't just jump into...
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    I LOVE to attend clinics!! Within the past year...

    I LOVE to attend clinics!! Within the past year alone, waaaayyyy down here in lil' ol' Texas, we have been visited by Todd Minikus, Tommy Serio, McLain Ward, Anne Kursinski, George Morris, Greg Best...
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    Just wanted to chime in and say that back when I...

    Just wanted to chime in and say that back when I was in college (at a well-known school with an Equine program and some durned fine school horses...) one of the BEST Jumpers in the program, and only...
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    Success is the best revenge.:yes: The BO and her...

    Success is the best revenge.:yes:
    The BO and her daughter/trainer need to keep doing what they're doing, and do it better than the new, young chickadee who thinks she's all that. The clients who...
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    Danger! Danger! Stay far far away!!

    :winkgrin:I made the BIG mistake yesterday, despite being warned by a friend not to do the very thing, of trying on the Ariat Monaco boots.:yes:
    I take a slim calf..... and.... well...... I can only...
  10. Well, good for you. Sometimes talking to your...

    Well, good for you. Sometimes talking to your parents can be the hardest part of all!
    The one thing that nobody really brought up in all their wonderful posts is that ..... GGIIRRRRLLLLLLL!!!!...
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    "On The Rise" has meaning for you.... don't...

    "On The Rise" has meaning for you.... don't change it! It also has lots of "side" meanings and is perfect for the H/J scene. (growing business, someone to watch out for, rising at the trot, rising to...
  12. Oh Lordy.... you really DO NOT want to get me...

    Oh Lordy.... you really DO NOT want to get me started on this one!
    I completely agree that there are those Trainers out there who cannot explain their way out of a wet paper sack because they either...
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    what could be easier than a single bungee cord??

    Yeah, but the bungee cord has to be taken off the fan and then stored in a separate container of some kind and then untangled for use each time you go to another show.
    I wouldn't hang a net on a...
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    OMG best I idea EVER!

    Attended an "Open" Breed Show today with a client. I rode her Paint mare in two Hunter Under Saddle classes. This is NOT the regular form of showing that I do. Primarily a Hunter Princess through and...
  15. Ariat Quantum Performer Pro Paddock Boots

    OUCH! I am having the darndest time breaking these things in!! I cannot remember my last zillion pairs of paddock boots being this hard to get comfy. I've been wearing them when I know I am doing a...
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    You go girl!!!!:D:cool:

    You go girl!!!!:D:cool:
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    Individually wrapped Jolly Rancher hard candies...

    Individually wrapped Jolly Rancher hard candies make GREAT incentives to ride with fingers CLOSED on reins. If the candy is still there at the end of the lesson, they get to eat it! Or they can...
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    There are a lot of "no slip" pads available in...

    There are a lot of "no slip" pads available in tack catalogs, etc.... Those are usuallly made of one kind of rubber or another. One of the cheapest and easiest and most traditional form of non-slip...
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    :lol::lol::lol: Best quote EVER!!!:yes:

    :lol::lol::lol:
    Best quote EVER!!!:yes:
  20. Go to the THJA website and follow to the list of...

    Go to the THJA website and follow to the list of Trainers/Barns. Best starting place.
    I will contact my non-COTH (can you believe there ARE those?:eek::lol:) friend who lived in the area for a...
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    Yeah..... can I just say "OUCH" since your horse...

    Yeah..... can I just say "OUCH" since your horse can't?
    I'm glad the bit works for you... allowing you to be softer with your hands since the bit does most of the backing off for you... but that bit...
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    Lucassb has the right of it.... too much at one...

    Lucassb has the right of it.... too much at one time causes the new growth to push the rest of the mane straight into the air.
    Of course, the same will happen if you pull gently and regularly, just...
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    .... The fact is.... None of us can be there to...

    .... The fact is.... None of us can be there to SEE what is happening, so we are ALL tossing out ideas that may be completely off-base with the reality of the situation.
    The OP asked for some help...
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    Is it dry looking? Is it stiff? Oil it. I don't...

    Is it dry looking? Is it stiff? Oil it.
    I don't think you need anything fancy for it. Neatsfoot or Olive Oil ought to do the trick.
    Keep in mind that oil with darken it considerably.
    If you just...
  25. I have a "white plastic" dee ring with a center...

    I have a "white plastic" dee ring with a center "bean" that is also a roller. I would call it a French Link but it's not what I would traditionally consider as such. The horse I'm using it on LOVES...
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