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    virtual derby

    Mike Matson posted this on another forum. Just for the thought process who would you pick to be the winner?

    http://www.barnmice.com/video/barbaro-races-again
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    "The outside hand releases should not move...

    "The outside hand releases should not move forward (which would take the upper arm away from the trunk, or the horse will not work into the outside rein and have its shoulder 'contained."

    This is...
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    Outside hand releases forward the same amount...

    Outside hand releases forward the same amount that the inside hand retracts.................Dumb down time..........
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    for the sake of the horse, maintain equal contact...

    for the sake of the horse, maintain equal contact using the bicycle method
  5. Egads... Been riding bitless for twenty-two...

    Egads...
    Been riding bitless for twenty-two years and seen horses nip their tongues.
    Bits do not cause a nip of the tongue.
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    Simply put, the worst moments with a horse are...

    Simply put, the worst moments with a horse are still the sweetest moments in life.
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    file a complaint with the Florida Attorney...

    file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General and provide the new biz name................
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    I have far more knowledge of the working anatomy...

    I have far more knowledge of the working anatomy of the horse and of the rider than you could ever imagine.:eek:
    I do not need any judge to tell me what is correct and in compliance with the...
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    If judges scored on the stipulated descriptions...

    If judges scored on the stipulated descriptions and not their personal preferences, then any horse can compete with anyhorse. WB's are not dressage machines....
    Example; Extension for instance...
  10. mickeydoodle/alibi_18: Tsk Tsk Tsk.......

    mickeydoodle/alibi_18:

    Tsk Tsk Tsk.......
  11. Pompous and arrogance attitudes of the elitists...

    Pompous and arrogance attitudes of the elitists in dressage is "hubris".:eek:
  12. I interject my humble opinions inbetween your...

    I interject my humble opinions inbetween your lines.
  13. J-Lu; No offense, but it is "simple" and is...

    J-Lu;
    No offense, but it is "simple" and is about "correctness".:yes:
    Correctness means that the horse shall appear as the rules describe. :eek:

    The primary failure of the judges here is that...
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    The heavy handed use of bits, no matter what...

    The heavy handed use of bits, no matter what venue, inflicts pain and discomfort to the horse.

    I was taught to never take hold of the bit and never let the horse take hold of the bit. Simple!
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    EXACTLY That is the problem in all equine...

    EXACTLY
    That is the problem in all equine competitve venues.......
    The rules are not enforced, rather the judging is predicated upon personal likes and lack of actual knowledge of how the horse...
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    The video of LP with Barney is a good example of...

    The video of LP with Barney is a good example of abuse!

    All equine venues are capable of having some form of equne abuse.:eek:

    My fundamental requirement is simply: ask and allow, do not...
  17. MysticOakRanch, Reiter, J-Lu; Please read this...

    MysticOakRanch, Reiter, J-Lu;
    Please read this as was previously posted.
    Yes I am full of myself, my volumes of knowledge....:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    7HK; Wow, put me between a rock and the mountain...

    7HK;
    Wow, put me between a rock and the mountain :lol:

    Let me being by saying I was schooled on barefoot trimming and shoeing by an ex-cavalry farrier. This man believed shoes should only be...
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    7HL; Fair question.:) Across the board the bit...

    7HL;
    Fair question.:)
    Across the board the bit itself does not inflict physical injury to the teeth or jaws, nor inflict muscle problems in the neck.
    It is the improper dependence upon the bit by...
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    Skallywag; :eek: You are so wrong. It is the...

    Skallywag;
    :eek: You are so wrong.
    It is the responsibility of every horse owner and lover to protect the health and welfare of the horse. That includes physical and pschological protections....
  21. J-Lu: I do not need to sit with any judge at any...

    J-Lu:
    I do not need to sit with any judge at any position. I have a very accurate eye that has been tested using engineering principals.

    As for the judges, "correctness" is something that is...
  22. there's a big problem within the judging...

    there's a big problem within the judging community.

    That is the crux of the problem. Judging has become personal opinion rather than stipulated descriptions.
    And it does not matter where you...
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    DOMA VAQUERA is not the western ranch way of...

    DOMA VAQUERA is not the western ranch way of riding....similar yes, but not the same.
    If, I as one with ranch horse background, put the two venues of ranch and dressage together I would retain the...
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    7HL

    7Hl;
    Barney was abused under the FEI and USEF definitions of anything that causes pain and discomfort to the horse.
    Scaring a horse is inflicting pain and discomfort, and had I seen that video when...
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    CFFarm; Actually, big "D" GP riders should be...

    CFFarm;
    Actually, big "D" GP riders should be able to ride one handed in a simple snaffle and with extremely light contact.

    However, big "D" GP riders have become dependent upon heavy contact...
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